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Tesla Semi, new Roadster distract from Model 3 production problems

Tesla Semi, new Roadster distract from Model 3 production problems

Never let it be said that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his event producers are not masters of showmanship. Last night's launch of the Tesla Semi heavy-duty commercial truck tractor came with a surprise: a new Tesla Roadster emerged from the back of the trailer. The wow factor was ... high. DON'T MISS... read more

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2018 Hyundai Kona

Electric Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro production to rise again: report

Both Hyundai and Kia planned to approach the electric and plug-in car market aggressively, but now the Korean siblings plan to boost production even over totals announced... read more November 8, 2017 by


 
Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Which maker will sell the first affordable AWD electric SUV? Take our Twitter poll

Utility vehicles are hot. There's no denying it. The best-selling passenger cars in the U.S. have been mid-size sedans like the Toyota Camry for a couple of decades, but now... read more November 7, 2017 by


 
Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept electric SUV for Tokyo Motor Show

The Tokyo Motor Show is a chance for Japanese automakers to show off what they've been working on in secret labs and design studios. At the Mitsubishi booth this year sits an... read more October 27, 2017 by


 
Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride fuel-cell concept targets 600 miles of range

Toyota continues to experiment with and develop various types of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles despite not yet offering a single production battery-electric car. The Japanese... read more October 25, 2017 by


 
Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan IMx Concept electric SUV debuts at Tokyo Motor Show

The long-awaited all-electric crossover utility concept from Nissan finally made its public debut Wednesday morning on the first press day at the Tokyo auto show. Dubbed the... read more October 24, 2017 by


 
Clunkers

"Death of the internal combustion engine" is now a thing

The very first working four-cycle internal-combustion engine was invented by Niklaus Otto in 1876, and in due course it changed the world. A quarter of a century later... read more October 24, 2017 by


 
2019 Toyota Prius V spy shot excerpt - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Toyota Prius V to shift from wagon to SUV design, but will it have AWD?

With gas prices remaining cheap and all vehicles getting better fuel economy these days, utility vehicles are all the rage among U.S. buyers. Whether smaller crossovers or... read more October 23, 2017 by


 
Rotary engine

Mazda all but confirms rotary range extender engine for electric car

How Mazda plans to integrate plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles into its range of increasingly efficient gasoline and diesel models is a topic that interests parts... read more October 20, 2017 by


 
2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Tail Light

If Toyota and Mazda make electric cars together, where's Subaru?

At the end of September, Toyota and Mazda announced they would form a joint venture with parts maker Denso to design, test, and build components for a shared electric-car... read more October 6, 2017 by


 
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show    [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Which (non-Tesla) maker will sell most electric luxury cars by 2020? Poll results

Yes, yes, yes, we know: our readers and Twitter followers are largely very strong supporters of, and believers in, Tesla and its electric cars. Our challenge for last week's... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
Jim Hackett

Ford to cut engine funding by one third, invest in electrics, autonomy

When Ford fired Mark Fields in May, it was widely seen as a rebuke to the CEO's inability to offer a convincing argument about how Ford would handle the future. Every car... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
Bollinger B1

Bollinger B1 all-electric utility truck: 10,000 signups since launch

The Bollinger B1 electric utility truck, designed by a small startup company in upstate New York and unveiled in late July, appears to have hit something of a chord. The... read more October 3, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car with future GM electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, Oct 2017

GM to launch two new electric vehicles within 18 months, 20 by 2023

General Motors said on Monday it will unveil two new battery-electric vehicles within the next 18 months, and will offer 20 electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles globally... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Prototype

Toyota electric-car tech to come from venture with Mazda, Denso

Very little is known for sure about the long-range electric car Toyota will launch around 2020. Over the last two years, the company—by far the industry's strongest... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
2006 Volkswagen Phaeton

Volkswagen to show flagship all-electric ID sedan in Geneva: Phaeton successor?

The long, strange, sad saga of the now-defunct Volkswagen Phaeton will likely go down as an asterisk in VW's long history. The pet project of now-departed VW Group chairman... read more September 26, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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