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German automakers commit to massive battery purchases, sidestep some hard realities

German automakers commit to massive battery purchases, sidestep some hard realities

Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, last week revealed that it will be buying $23 billion in battery cells by 2030. What it didn’t fully reveal—its sources for those cells—says as much, if not more about a point of unease among German automakers. Battery packs—and... read more

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

Faster fast chargers, Hyundai fuel cells, Prius and e-tron drives: The Week in Reverse

Which company's promised new diesel SUV won't be coming to America after all? What technology did Green Car Reports find we were happy won't make it to America in an electric... read more December 15, 2018 by


 
Waymo self-driving car

Super-fast Porsche charging, no Hyundai diesel, best deals: Today's Car News

Hyundai decides to bin its plans for a diesel-powered version of the new Santa Fe. Porsche ups the ante on fast charging speeds. A report reveals who's really funding the... read more December 14, 2018 by


 
Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

Oil industry funding supports campaign to roll back fuel-economy rules

A new investigative report by the New York Times has revealed the puppeteer pulling the strings in the Trump administration's efforts to undo fuel-economy and emissions... read more December 14, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Best deals on hybrid, electric, and plug-in cars for December 2018

The end of the year is almost always the best time to get a great deal on a car. This December, our partners at CarsDirect have found some great deals on electric cars for as... read more December 14, 2018 by


 
FastCharge 450-kilowatt charging station prototype

Porsche already has a prototype that will charge faster than its 350-kw Taycan

The Porsche Taycan, when it arrives toward the end of 2019, will likely have the quickest, highest-power DC fast charging of any production vehicle. But Porsche apparently is... read more December 14, 2018 by


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

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... read more December 13, 2018 by


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

2019 Audi e-tron side-camera system: Is the U.S. missing out?

Side-camera systems, replacing side mirrors, have been one of the de rigueur symbols of the future on auto-show concept cars for, well, pretty much this entire century so... read more December 13, 2018 by


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

Automakers face big fines in Europe for missing CO2 targets

As global leaders meet in Poland to hammer out details about how to meet Paris Climate Accord targets, a new study shows that European automakers aren't introducing electric... read more December 13, 2018 by


 
2019 Ford Ranger

Affordable Audi electric, Ford police hybrids, Tesla refunds: Today's Car News

Audi will build an upscale car on VW's affordable electric-car platform. Ford is taking orders from police departments for its more efficient hybrid police cruisers. Tesla... read more December 12, 2018 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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