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"Honda e" becomes official name of Urban EV, more hybrids to come

"Honda e" becomes official name of Urban EV, more hybrids to come

Honda last week confirmed a new name for the Urban EV concept that it has showed twice at European auto shows recently. The car will be dubbed the Honda e when it goes on sale in Europe, though the company did not specify any time frame. The company said it has already received 6,500 "expressions... read more

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Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y batteries, Aston Martin Rapide E, $1,000 EV fees: Today's Car News

Panasonic says it won't have enough batteries to supply the Tesla Model Y. The Aston Martin Rapide E shows up for hot laps in Monaco. States consider new fees on EVs. And... read more May 14, 2019 by


 
Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada [CREDIT - YouTube user California Phantom]

Tesla Model Y production will strain battery supplies: Panasonic

Tesla's main battery supplier, Panasonic, says the two companies won't have enough battery-building capacity to support production of the Model Y. In a conference announcing... read more May 14, 2019 by


 
National Drive Electric Week 2018, Boulder, Colorado [CREDIT: NDEW, Diego Lopez]

$1,000 Illinois fee? State fees, credits can make or break EV sales

Among states, incentives for electric cars vary wildly—from Colorado, which offers a $5,000 tax credit for EV buyers, to Illinois, where the legislature just proposed a... read more May 14, 2019 by


 
GM EV1 NiMH

Which classic electric car (or truck) would you like to restore? Twitter poll results

Oddball classic electric cars turn up on internet classifieds from time to time. Last week, we may have pointed to the ultimate example—the first of 43 1960 Henney... read more May 14, 2019 by


 
Teaser for Maserati Alfieri sports car

Maserati joins ranks of EV holdouts among exotic automakers

Although it announced the end of using Ferrari engines in its cars last week, Italian luxury-carmaker Maserati won't be going all-electric any time soon. "This is a brand... read more May 13, 2019 by


 
Patent drawing for Dyson electric car due in 2021

Dyson patents show possible Tesla Model X competitor

Dyson, the maker of snazzy, high-tech vacuum cleaners, has said for two years that it will build electric cars starting in 2020. Now the company has released patent drawings... read more May 13, 2019 by


 
2019 Honda Clarity Electric

VW ID 3 Deposits; Porsche diesel fines; best deals; Colorado EV pushback: Today's Car News

Volkswagen gathered 10,000 deposits for its new ID 3 electric car. Germany fined Porsche $600 million over diesel-emissions cheating. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers... read more May 10, 2019 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016

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

With rising interest rates and falling federal plug-in vehicle tax credits on some models, the best deals on electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and conventional hybrids are a... read more May 10, 2019 by


 
2020 Volkswagen ID Neo spy shots

VW ID 3 racks up 10,000 deposits in first day

Three years after Tesla started taking $1,000 reservations for its Model 3, Volkswagen is racking up similar orders for its upcoming ID 3 hatchback in Europe. Perhaps not to... read more May 10, 2019 by


 
Colorado license plates

Automakers try to wave Colorado off a California-style EV mandate

After Colorado jumped on board California's Zero Emissions ship in January, automakers apparently weren't happy. According to a Reuters report, the Alliance of Automobile... read more May 10, 2019 by


 
Workhorse W-15 extended-range electric pickup truck

VW electric efforts, GM Workhorse deal, Chevy Volt deals: Today's Car News

President Trump announced a deal—or at least a dealmaking effort—to build Workhorse electric trucks at GM's Lordstown, Ohio, factory. Volkswagen is preparing to... read more May 9, 2019 by


 
Volkswagen 8-car MEB electric-car lineup

Report: VW might offload niche brands, nix electric sports car platform

Volkswagen's transformation from the world's leading maker of diesel cars to focusing on electrics isn't coming cheap. The company has reportedly paid as much as $30 billion... read more May 9, 2019 by


 
GM Lordstown, Ohio, factory

Trump tweets that Workhorse electric truckmaker may take over Ohio GM plant (Updated)

Update: Adds responses from GM and Workhorse. President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that Cincinnati-based startup electric truckmaker Workhorse may buy GM's Lordstown... read more May 8, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model Y  -  introduction, Hawthorne CA, March 2019

Mercedes-Benz EQC, VW ID 3, FCA emissions boost Tesla: Today's Car News

Electric cars are starting to roll out from German automakers. Volkswagen gave a name to its new electric hatchback, and started taking orders. And Mercedes-Benz rolled the... read more May 8, 2019 by


 
Teaser for 2020 Volkswagen ID 3 debuting at 2019 Frankfurt auto show

VW names fully electric hatchback ID 3, starts taking deposits in Europe

The Volkswagen ID hatchback due to go on sale in Europe this year, at last, has a name: ID 3. And in Europe, as of today, it’s available for order. The hatchback, which... read more May 8, 2019 by


 

 
 

 
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