Electric Cars

 
Tesla Navigate on Autopilot drives itself poorly, Consumer Reports finds

Tesla Navigate on Autopilot drives itself poorly, Consumer Reports finds

Tesla says it has improved its self-driving Navigate on Autopilot system with its latest software update. Consumer Reports begs to differ. Last month, Tesla updated its Navigate on Autopilot software to allow its cars to change lanes automatically, without prompting or warning the driver. This... read more

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2019 Audi E-tron  -  first drive report  -  Calirornia, May 2019

2019 Audi E-tron road-trip review: Wait, range ratings aren’t everything?

Not every electric-car first-drive event urges us to climb a mountain to get a good idea of driving range. Actually make that no other automaker, ever. But that’s what... read more May 23, 2019 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV charging at EVgo fast chargers at Chevron station, Menlo Park, California

Want to charge up? EVgo builds chargers at Chevron gas stations

If electric cars need more public places to charge, maybe they could just go to gas stations. That seems to be the approach behind the latest installations of EVgo stations... read more May 23, 2019 by


 
Piech Mark Zero concept

Electric-car startup Piëch sketches out future models, including SUV

Swiss startup Piëch wants to be more than a pretty face. The company showed a sleek new electric concept coupe at the Geneva auto show in March called the Mark Zero... read more May 23, 2019 by


 
Rivian R1T Overlanding concept

Rivian builds R1T Overland as cookout camping special

Rivian hasn't even launched any vehicles, and it's already building special editions and devising expensive accessories for its R1T electric pickup. The latest is a camping... read more May 23, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]

Report: Apple once attempted to buy Tesla

Tesla has long been called the Apple of automakers for its alternative approach, its rampant fan base, and its Silicon Valley roots. But the interest could go deeper... read more May 22, 2019 by


 
Canadian reader K's new Tesla Model 3

"How should EV owners pay for road maintenance?" Twitter poll results

Last week, after several states proposed new registration fees on electric cars, ostensibly to pay for road maintenance, we wondered what our readers thought would work best... read more May 22, 2019 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S

2019 Tesla Model S Long Range vs. 2013 Model S 85: How do they compare in value?

When I bought my first Tesla Model S back in 2013, it had already been named that year’s Green Car Reports’ Best Car to Buy, and Consumer Reports had just... read more May 22, 2019 by


 
Smog over Los Angeles, courtesy Flickr user steven-buss

Report: EPA model will count fewer deaths to help favor coal plants

The EPA is following through on plans to reduce the number of deaths it counts as attributable to air pollution, reportedly in an effort to support the Trump Administration's... read more May 21, 2019 by


 
Carpool lanes I-5, Seattle, Washington [Credit: SounderBruce-Wikimedia Commons]

"What kinds of EV incentives are most effective?" Take our Twitter poll

On Monday, we took a look at how electric cars have become the new norm in Norway. There, they've moved beyond early adopters and die-hards to the early mass market. In... read more May 21, 2019 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Seawater could bring breakthrough for hydrogen cars

The biggest problem for hydrogen fuel-cell cars has been where to get a plentiful, affordable supply of hydrogen that doesn't contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Now... read more May 21, 2019 by


 
General Motors next-generation electrical platform

GM builds new electric architecture for EVs, self-driving cars

As future cars go electric, self-driving, and more connected with the outside world, they're going to faster connectivity inside the vehicle. To that end, General Motors just... read more May 21, 2019 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Big investment not enough for long term at Tesla, Musk says: report

Tesla may have only enough money to survive another 10 months, CEO Elon Musk told employees in an email on Thursday. The email was first reported by Reuters, which was shown... read more May 20, 2019 by


 
Cars queuing for DC fast charging  -  Ståle Frydelund/Norwegian EV Association

Why Norway leads the world in electric vehicle adoption

Norway has only 5.26 million people—about half the size of Los Angeles County in population, and with only about 35 percent of LA's vehicles on its roads. But there's... read more May 20, 2019 by


 
2018 BMW i3

2018 BMW i3 recalled for circuit-board issue causing sudden shutdowns

Some BMW i3 models from the 2018 model year are being recalled for an issue that could cause sudden power loss and shutdown. At root of the issue is a printed circuit board... read more May 17, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model 3 dashboard in Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]

Report: Autopilot was engaged when Tesla Model 3 crashed into semi

A preliminary report released on Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed an important piece of information in the fatal crash involving a 2018... read more May 16, 2019 by


 

 
 

 
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