Electric Cars

EV batteries give new jolt to old lithium mining in North Carolina

EV batteries give new jolt to old lithium mining in North Carolina

One of the biggest challenges for building electric-car batteries has been sourcing enough lithium, which is mostly mined overseas. Though the world has no shortage of lithium, mining and processing operations haven't yet met growing demand for lithium batteries for cars and electronics. Now, a new... read more

April 11, 2019 by -
Duff Beer 1981 Jet Electrica 007 (Plymouth TC3)  -  Murilee Martin/24 Hours of Lemons

What kind of racing can best stoke interest in electric vehicles? Twitter poll results

Our readers may be having a change of heart when it comes to electric-car racing based on the results of our latest Twitter poll. In previous comments and surveys, readers... read more April 10, 2019 by

2020 Kia Soul EV first drive  -  South Korea  -  April 2019

Polluters pay, 2020 Kia Soul EV, hydrogen internal combustion: Today's Car News

We had a first chance to drive the new 2020 Kia Soul EV. London's new pollution charge on older vehicles makes it really expensive to drive older cars into the city. And our... read more April 9, 2019 by

2019 Chevrolet Volt

With the Volt discontinued, how should Chevy use the name now? Take our Twitter poll

The Chevrolet Volt has one of the all-time great names for a plug-in car—even better than its former European sibling the Opel Ampera, based on sales at least.The... read more April 9, 2019 by

2020 Kia Soul EV first drive  -  South Korea  -  April 2019

2020 Kia Soul EV first drive review: 243 electric miles in the box

I’m snaking the 2020 Kia Soul EV around a bend in the Korean countryside, happy to push faster after weathering Seoul’s famous morning traffic earlier, but I... read more April 9, 2019 by

Teaser for 2020 Karma Revero debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show

Ford Explorer plug-in, Karma Revero, German emissions collusion: Today's Car News

European prosecutors charged German automakers Volkswagen, Daimler, and BMW with collusion over emissions shortfalls. Fiat Chrysler will pay Tesla hundreds of millions of... read more April 8, 2019 by

2019 Ford Explorer Plug-In Hybrid

Ford Explorer Plug-In Hybrid released for Europe

Ford made big news with its new Escape Hybrid and plug-in hybrid last Tuesday, but they weren't the only new plug-in SUVs the company announced. In the same announcement in... read more April 8, 2019 by

Fred and Jenny Hooper's 2018 Tesla Model X camping with R-Pod trailer in Sanford, Florida

Towing a camper with a Tesla Model X: Thank Elon for Superchargers!

Towing a camper with an electric SUV may be the ultimate test of any fast-charger network. And, for one couple at least, Tesla has passed. “We were like pioneers in a... read more April 7, 2019 by

Lucid Air prototype during high-speed test at Transportation Research Center, Ohio

Tesla sales, Audi e-tron range, Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota hybrid patents: The Week in Reverse

Which startup automaker got a big boost toward production this week? What automakers opened some of its patent library for free until 2030? This is our look back at the Week... read more April 6, 2019 by

Volkswagen self-driving car prototype testing in Hamburg, Germany - April 3, 2019

Tesla Autopilot updates, Lucid gets clearer, Faraday's Future: Today's Car News

Lucid Motors gets funding to build its Air. Faraday Future releases details on the future product it plans to build for China. Tesla has updated its Navigate on Autopilot... read more April 5, 2019 by

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Commentary: Overdue for reform, EV tax credit needs reasonable limits

Now that the federal plug-in tax credit has begun to wind down on the U.S.-made Chevrolet Bolt EV, members of Congress propose to do something about it. Democrats have... read more April 5, 2019 by

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

No more turn-signal affirmation for Tesla Navigate on Autopilot

In a blog post on Thursday, Tesla announced that drivers will no longer have to approve lane changes when the car's Navigate on Autopilot system is engaged. It's a small... read more April 5, 2019 by

MPV designed by Faraday Future, for joint venture with The9

Faraday Future joint venture to create electric MPV based on FF91

Last month the troubled electric car hopeful Faraday Future was given (another) new lease on life, via a new joint venture with The9, a Chinese online game company, that will... read more April 5, 2019 by

Lucid AIr

Lucid Motors gets real as Saudi funding comes through

Things just got real for Tesla competitor Lucid Motors. The company, which announced a $1 billion deal with the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund last September, confirmed... read more April 5, 2019 by

Nio Power

Tesla sales; Audi e-tron, Ford SUV range; pickup mpg; sporty Nio: Today's Car News

Tesla announced its production and delivery numbers so far for 2019—and they aren't very promising. Audi released long-awaited final range ratings for its upcoming... read more April 4, 2019 by

2019 Audi e-tron

2019 Audi e-tron EPA range revealed: Nothing to brag about, but aiming for the real world?

The official EPA-rated range results are in for the 2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV—at least according to Audi, as they’re not yet posted by the federal... read more April 4, 2019 by



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