Electric Cars

 
Ford Mustang Hybrid, wind power, EPA holdups, American electrics: Today's Car News

Ford Mustang Hybrid, wind power, EPA holdups, American electrics: Today's Car News

Wind power is expected become America's top renewable energy source in 2019. The recent government shutdown may have held up the sale of some new fuel-efficient cars—and another one may hold up even more. Our latest Twitter poll asks how important it is to our readers for electric cars to be... read more

January 28, 2019 by -
 
Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Electric pickups, Byton tech, battery business, EV affordability: The Week in Reverse

Which company is looking for new battery suppliers outside the U.S.? What upcoming electric car is not designed to drive but to ride in? This is our look back at the Week In... read more January 26, 2019 by


 
Porsche Taycan prototype

GMC electric pickup, Silverado mileage, best deals, EPA enforcement: Today's Car News

What our corner of the world seems to be waiting for is electric pickups. We check out the best deals on hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars for this month. And a new report... read more January 25, 2019 by


 
2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Best deals on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars for January 2019

The new year brings new deals, and our partners at CarsDirect.com have found deals on some new models that have never made our list before for the beginning of 2019. While... read more January 25, 2019 by


 
2019 GMC Sierra

GMC could join electric-pickup tailgate party

General Motors has remained mum on its plans for making its pickups all-electric—until now. It's something of a fait accompli, really, since GM's CEO Marry Barra has... read more January 25, 2019 by


 
Path projection system for self-driving cars

Dyson gets serious, charging with AI, Ghosn resigns: Today's Car News

Americans are taking climate change more seriously, and a majority think the government should do something about it, two new studies show. A startup company thinks it has a... read more January 24, 2019 by


 
Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn, electric-car proponent and embattled executive, quit as Renault boss

The past two months haven't been kind to Carlos Ghosn. The former auto executive was arrested late last year in Japan on charges that he bilked Nissan for millions in... read more January 24, 2019 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf with CHAdeMO fast-charging cable plugged in  [photo John Briggs]

Company claims to harness AI for quicker electric-car DC fast charging

At CES earlier this month, GBatteries demonstrated that it could charge a 60-kwh battery pack, made up of off-the-shelf lithium-ion automotive cells, to half capacity in just... read more January 24, 2019 by


 
Roland Krueger

Vacuum-maker Dyson hires Infiniti exec to get serious about making cars

Dyson, famous for reinventing vacuum cleaners, looks to be getting serious about building electric cars. The company announced on Tuesday it has hired former Infiniti... read more January 24, 2019 by


 
Honda Urban EV Concept

Tesla and Mercedes batteries, less-affordable electrics, Twitter poll results: Today's Car News

Mercedes-Benz is investing in battery production in Poland. Volkswagen's chairman says small electric cars won't be as affordable for low-income consumers as internal... read more January 23, 2019 by


 
Volkswagen ID Crozz concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show

From a global view, going electric could hike up small-car prices

As soon as 2024, electric cars are expected to reach price parity with gas-powered cars, largely due to the falling costs of battery packs. Volkswagen’s chairman Hans... read more January 23, 2019 by


 
Future Cadillac long-range electric large luxury utility vehicle (rendering), 2019 Detroit auto sho

Would you buy an electric car from Cadillac? Twitter poll results

Last week, ahead of the Detroit auto show, General Motors announced that it would shift its electric-car focus from building relatively affordable Chevrolets to expensive... read more January 23, 2019 by


 
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

Mercedes-Benz moves to build battery supply chain in Europe

A key obstacle to getting more electric cars on the road at the moment may be building up a big enough supply of batteries to power them. So far, the only automaker with a... read more January 23, 2019 by


 
Tour of Tesla battery gigafactory for invited owners, Reno, Nevada, July 2016

Tesla may use new battery supplier for cars made in China factory

Tesla is reportedly exploring the idea of buying local batteries for its factory in China, from a supplier other than Panasonic. Panasonic has been Tesla's partner in... read more January 23, 2019 by


 
Uber-owned Jump electric bike-share

Dodge Challenger electric boost, Karma styling, limited autobahns: Today's Car News

Plug-in luxury-car maker Karma brought in a new design house to carry it into the future. Germany revealed a plan to impose a national speed limit on its famously unlimited... read more January 22, 2019 by


 
2019 Ford F-150

How soon do you expect an electric Ford F-150 to arrive? Take our Twitter Poll

Last week, at a conference following the Detroit auto show, a Ford executive confirmed that the company is working on building an all-electric Ford F-Series truck. "We're... read more January 22, 2019 by


 

 
 

 
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