Electric Cars

VW has no fun trademarking I.D. name series

VW has no fun trademarking I.D. name series

Volkswagen has generated a lot of buzz with the names for its upcoming series of electric cars: I.D., I.D. Crozz, I.D. Lounge, I.D. Vizzion, and I.D. Buzz, for its recreation of the iconic Microbus. Keep in mind that these are all the names of the concept vehicles, not necessarily the production... read more

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Rivian R1T electric pickup concept teaser

Rivian teases electric pickup and SUV planned for LA auto show

A new startup automaker, Rivian, plans to beat Tesla to the punch with an electric pickup truck. After years of stealth, the company is finally poised to reveal its new... read more November 16, 2018 by

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz delivers first F-Cell plug-in hybrid fuel-cell SUV in Germany

Mercedes delivered its first plug-in hybrid F-Cell fuel cell SUV in Berlin earlier this week. Like earlier projects from Toyota, Honda, and GM in the U.S., Mercedes is only... read more November 16, 2018 by

Tesla Autopilot

Tesla fatal crash rate with Autopilot could still be no better than with human drivers

Since Tesla’s Autopilot was introduced back in October 2014, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made extravagant claims about its superior safety. Last month, reacting to what... read more November 16, 2018 by

2017 Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid, New York City and Westchester County, NY, May 2017

Tesla Model 3s in Europe, Cadillac plug-in exit, solid-state holdup: Today's Car News

Tesla Model 3s will get Combo charge ports in Europe. California electric-car drivers should look for new purple carpool stickers in January. Panasonic isn't buying... read more November 15, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

Commentary: Tesla's carrot sells more electric cars than California's stick

If you build them, they will come—as long as what you build is attractive. That's the message of Tesla's dominant sales reports and awards this month. Buyers seem to be... read more November 15, 2018 by

VW Battery Packs

Panasonic says solid-state batteries are still 10 years off

While scientists and automakers around the world are racing to develop solid-state batteries for electric cars, Panasonic says don't hold your breath. In an interview... read more November 15, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla will soon be compatible with all DC fast charging—in Europe

When the Tesla Model 3 arrives in Europe in early 2019, it will carry a special toolkit: the ability to charge—quickly—in more places than any other electric... read more November 15, 2018 by

Carpool lanes I-5, Seattle, Washington [Credit: SounderBruce-Wikimedia Commons]

Look for new gridlock-busting purple California Clean Air stickers (Updated)

California electric-car drivers have a new color to keep track of. Starting New Year's Day 2019, the state will issue updated Clean Air stickers that allow electric cars... read more November 15, 2018 by

2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, cheap renewables, tax credits: Today's Car News

California regulatory documents show range estimates for the new Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. A new report shows that building new renewable power can be cheaper than running old... read more November 14, 2018 by

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car in Maven car-sharing fleet, Los Angeles [photo: Dan MacMedan fo

California to pass half-million electric-car mark

By the end of November, California will have more than 500,000 electric cars registered in the state, according to the latest report from Veloz, a consortium of state... read more November 14, 2018 by

Image from 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric-car ad by Ourisman Chevrolet, Rockville, Maryland

Tesla, GM, Nissan band together to extend electric-car tax credits

As tax credits for buyers of America's two most popular electric-car brands begin to sunset, automakers and advocates are banding together to restructure the tax-credit... read more November 14, 2018 by

wind farm

Wind and solar cost less than coal for power

Producing renewable electricity is cheaper than running old coal plants, a new report from investment firm Lazard shows. Lazard reports that new wind farms in the U.S. can... read more November 14, 2018 by

Waymo self-driving car

50 million VWs, Faraday Future exodus Tesla Track Mode: Today's Car News

VW announced plans to build almost as many electric cars as it did diesels. Faraday Future's last founding executive steps away. Tesla introduces Track Mode on Model 3... read more November 13, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

Track Mode released to make more of Tesla Model 3 Performance

Tesla confirmed last Thursday that Track Mode has started rolling out for the Model 3 Performance, in an update for vehicles that have already received Version 9 of the... read more November 13, 2018 by

Artist’s impression of Faraday Future’s proposed plant in Hanford, California

Faraday Future loses final founding executive (Updated)

Faraday Future is a startup electric carmaker founded by a Chinese investor and five executives with experience in building cars and electric cars. Now that the company seems... read more November 13, 2018 by



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