Electric Cars

Tesla Model S catches fire—twice—after flat tire in California

Tesla Model S catches fire—twice—after flat tire in California

A week after reports surfaced that a 2014 fire in a Tesla Model S was caused by a bullet fired from inside the car, in the battery of another brand new Tesla Model S caught fire in California. The owner told local news crews that he was driving on Highway 17, which runs from San Jose to Santa Cruz... read more

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2019 Chevrolet Volt

GM battery facility discharge suggests no immediate successor for Chevy Volt

Will the Chevrolet Volt get an immediate successor, or will any other model soon carry on with the potential of its brilliant Voltec plug-in hybrid system? Considering what... read more December 19, 2018 by

Smokestacks pollution air quality

Will climate talks bring real progress? Take our Twitter poll

Last weekend, climate talks in Poland wrapped up by scraping a length of thorns off the Paris-agreement rose stem. Global leaders de-thorned issues as sharp as how nations... read more December 18, 2018 by

2019 Chevrolet Volt

Trump on electric cars, tailpipe tests, tech to clean up engines: Today's Car News

EVgo launches its first ultra-fast charger in the desert. Microwave ignition claims to clean up internal combustion. And a group proposes publishing its own independent... read more December 18, 2018 by

Donald Trump

Electric cars "not going to work," Trump says of GM's plan

In an interview with Fox News last week, President Trump revealed his inner thoughts about electric cars—not that many had any doubts. "All-electric is not going to... read more December 18, 2018 by

EVgo 350-kw DC fast-charge station, Baker, Calif.

EVgo launches first public 350-kw fast charger

The desert is full of apparitions. The latest is a high-powered DC fast charger for electric cars that don't yet exist. This apparition is an EVgo charging station in Baker... read more December 18, 2018 by

2020 Volkswagen ID Neo spy shots - Image via Theo Calitz

Electric Infiniti, Hyundai Kona Electric price, Nio ES6, German batteries: Today's Car News

Infiniti plans to introduce a concept version of its first production electric car at the Detroit auto show next month. Hyundai announces pricing for its upcoming Kona... read more December 17, 2018 by

2019 Nio ES6

Nio ES6 makes appearance in China, on sale June

Chinese electric automaker Nio introduced its second, most mainstream, model at an event in China on Saturday. The Nio ES6 is a small-to-midsize crossover vehicle, which... read more December 17, 2018 by

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

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... read more December 17, 2018 by

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric price tag meets Chevy Bolt EV, beats it come April

If you happen to be in California, rejoice; the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric will arrive at dealerships in January, at just $37,495. That brings the effective total to $29,995... read more December 17, 2018 by

Teaser for Infiniti electric crossover SUV concept debuting at 2019 Detroit auto show

Infiniti readies electric SUV concept for Detroit auto show

Tesla has rocked the luxury car market in the U.S. to its core with the Model S and Model X, and is now doing the same to the aspirational lower end of the car market and... read more December 17, 2018 by

2018 VW Beach Buggy Christmas card concept

Fun revival: Electric dune buggy could join VW I.D. line

Update: As if to confirm rumors that it is considering building a new electric beach buggy, Volkswagen included the sketch in this lead photo on its corporate Christmas card... read more December 16, 2018 by

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



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