Electric Cars

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

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 two modern electrically powered cars to go on sale in 2010, and is still the longest-range plug-in hybrid on the market. Its... read more

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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


 
Left to right: Volkswagen ID, ID Buzz and ID Crozz concepts

VW's last engines, Toyota batteries, Ford names: Today's Car News

VW announced that it is now designing the last combustion engines it will sell. Ford trademarks two possible names that could go on its upcoming electric SUV. Toyota explains... read more December 6, 2018 by


 
2020 Ford electric SUV teaser

Trademark filings show Ford may call electric SUV the "Mach E"

Fans of the Ford Mustang didn't take it well earlier this year when Ford suggested it might call its upcoming 300-mile electric SUV the Mach 1. Now new trademark filings... read more December 6, 2018 by


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

Electric cars cheaper than gas ones by 2020, says Chinese battery supplier

Envision Energy, a Chinese company that bought Nissan's former AESC battery business, says it will be able to make battery packs for less than $100 per kilowatt-hour in the... read more December 6, 2018 by


 
VW MEB platform

VW says it is now developing its last generation of gas, diesel engines

Our readers speculate a lot on this site about how long it will be until gas and diesel engines fade out, and the transition to electric cars is complete. Volkswagen may just... read more December 6, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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