Electric Cars

 
Toyota Prius AWD-e drive, Hyundai fuel cells, CO2 fines, Audi cameras: Today's Car News

Toyota Prius AWD-e drive, Hyundai fuel cells, CO2 fines, Audi cameras: Today's Car News

We have a first chance to drive the new all-wheel-drive Prius AWD-e. Hyundai plans to build more fuel cells, but not necessarily for cars. Automakers face big fines for missing tight emissions targets for carbon dioxide in Europe. And our first experience driving with side-camera "mirrors" on real... read more

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2019 Chevrolet Volt

What will happen now that the Chevy Volt has been discontinued? Twitter poll results

When General Motors announced in November that it would stop production of the Chevrolet Volt, it was a shock to many green car fans' systems. The Volt was one of the first... read more December 12, 2018 by


 
VW ID

Compact Audi, flagship VW crossover could show upscale side of VW electric platform

Audi has recently released several hints that we’ll soon see a first concept tease of its smaller, more affordable electric vehicle, to be built on Volkswagen’s... read more December 12, 2018 by


 
2019 Hyundai Nexo, Topanga Canyon, CA, Oct 2018

Tesla Autopilot, Hyundai Nexo pricing, Rivian No. 3: Today's Car News

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company's Autopilot system will allow Tesla owners to commute with no driver input "soon." Speaking of Autopilot, our Twitter poll asks... read more December 11, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S testing at Consumer Reports

How often do you use Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot? Take our Twitter poll

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent out a tweet over the weekend imploring Tesla drivers to try the company's new Navigate on Autopilot system. "If you have a Tesla built in past 2... read more December 11, 2018 by


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

Tesla owners will commute "with no driver input" soon, Musk says

Over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla is testing new features on its Autopilot "self-driving" system, that will allow its cars to recognize stoplights and... read more December 11, 2018 by


 
Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Rivian off-road rally performance car could follow electric pickup, SUV

Rivian announced a new electric pickup and SUV at the LA Auto Show—but apparently the startup electric automaker is so full of ideas it couldn't resist teasing yet... read more December 11, 2018 by


 
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Japanese prosecutors charge former Nissan chairman Ghosn, automaker itself

Japanese prosecutors charged former Nissan chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn on Monday with underreporting his income for eight years. He was arrested Nov. 19 and has been held... read more December 10, 2018 by


 
Electrify America DC fast chargers at San Francisco Premium Outlets, Livermore, California

Electrify America turns on first 350-kw fast charger in California

Electrify America installed its first 350-kilowatt fast chargers next to a Tesla Supercharging station at an outlet mall outside San Francisco last week. The two new 350-kw... read more December 10, 2018 by


 
Coal power plant in China

EPA rolls back emissions standards on coal plants

On Thursday, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a new rule that will allow coal-fired power plants to emit more than 35 percent more global warming pollution... read more December 10, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen ID Crozz concept

Electric cars could spell end of front-wheel drive, VW exec says

First it was Tesla, now Volkswagen. Ever since British designer and engineer Alec Issigonis developed the original Mini Cooper for 1959, front-wheel-drive vehicles have been... read more December 10, 2018 by


 
1970 Aston Martin DB6 MkII Volante with electric powertrain

Classic Aston Martin features plug-and-play electric power

Wealthy buyers looking for an electric Aston Martin may not have to wait until the brand's new Rapide E performance car—at least not previous owners who may already... read more December 9, 2018 by


 
Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Electric-car and climate-change tipping points, Prius details, Audi e-tron drive: The Week in Reverse

Which automaker made a commitment to end gas engine production (eventually)? What electric car may finally have gotten a name? This is our look back at the Week In... read more December 8, 2018 by


 
2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018

2019 Audi e-tron first drive: Redrawing the electric-vehicle boundaries

Road-tripping along in the 2019 Audi e-tron, your passenger might not even know (or care) that you’re in an all-electric utility vehicle—rather than just an... read more December 7, 2018 by


 
Rivian S1T, 2018 LA Auto Show

Audi e-tron first drive, how to buy a Rivian, Toyota Prius AWD-e tech: Today's Car News

We had the first chance to drive the new electric Audi e-tron quattro SUV. Startup electric truck-maker Rivian says it plans to follow Tesla's lead in selling cars directly... read more December 7, 2018 by


 
Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Electric upstart Rivian plans for dealers, but not to sell trucks

Electric cars worry traditional car dealerships. Tesla sells cars nationwide without dealers—even if buyers have to drive over state lines to get them in some cases... read more December 7, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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