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Do Tesla stores still matter? Twitter poll results

Do Tesla stores still matter? Twitter poll results

Two weeks ago, Tesla announced it was closing all its stores and move all sales online, where the company does most of its business anyway. Last week, it said it would reopen most of them. That led us to wonder whether Tesla stores are still relevant. To gauge the answer among our own readers, our... read more

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Teaser for Porsche Taycan debuting in September 2019

Amazon charges Kias, Chevy Bolt mountain range, UN climate report: Today's Car News

A second automaker has signed on to Amazon's Home Services charger installation program. We took a Chevrolet Bolt EV to the top of the Continental Divide to see how its range... read more 24 hours ago by


 
Tesla Model Y

Which electric SUV would you buy? Take our Twitter poll

The Tesla Model Y will be the first model from the company to launch into a sea of electric competitors. Mainstream automakers, from Audi, BMW and Jaguar to Hyundai and Kia... read more March 19, 2019 by


 
Smokestacks [CREDIT: Global Climate Budget 2018]

UN global climate report restores hope, lays out roadmap

A new UN report on global climate change isn't quite as dire as one it issued last October. That special report on warming of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius)... read more March 19, 2019 by


 
Tesla pickup truck teased by Elon Musk on Twitter

2020 Tesla Model Y competitors, no more Mid Range Model 3, new Fisker SUV: Today's Car News

Today, we run down all the current and near-term competitors to the upcoming Tesla Model Y, and look at everything we know about the car to this point. In the meantime, Tesla... read more March 18, 2019 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 Mid Range disappears from automaker's lineup

The Tesla Model 3 Mid Range didn't last long. Tesla quietly dropped the middle trim level over the weekend, which had offered buyers 264 miles of range. The company... read more March 18, 2019 by


 
Aston Martin Rapide E prototype from video posted by Andy Palmer

Will Aston Martin RapideE be James Bond's new electric ride?

To chase down criminals in a new carbon-constrained era, Agent 007 will need a new kind of Q Ship. But he won't stray far from the royal stable. Introducing the latest... read more March 17, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model Y

2020 Tesla Model Y, Mazda rotary, wider VW electric plans: The Week in Reverse

Which two companies announced expanded lines of plug-in hybrids this week? What big decision did Tesla take back? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right... read more March 16, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model Y  -  introduction, Hawthorne CA, March 2019

2020 Tesla Model Y reveal, more VW diesel charges, Audi reuses batteries: Today's Car News

The 2020 Tesla Model Y officially broke cover Thursday night in LA. The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed new charges against Volkswagen, related to its diesels... read more March 15, 2019 by


 
Audi factory tug uses recycled e-tron batteries

Audi plans to put old EV batteries to work in factory tugs

Factory tugs in Audi's Ingolstadt factory now sport the latest in second-hand lithium-ion batteries. With automakers on the hook in jurisdictions around the world to take... read more March 15, 2019 by


 
Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due for reveal in 2019

Mazda rotary hybrids, plug-in hybrid Ford F-250, EPA ethanol push: Today's Report

The EPA releases a proposal to increase ethanol blends, even in the summer when it can increase smog. Mazda may have more plans for its rotary engine technology than a single... read more March 14, 2019 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

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

As more and more long-range electric cars such as the Audi e-tron quattro, the long-range Nissan Leaf Plus, and the Kia Niro and Soul EVs make their way onto the market, some... read more March 14, 2019 by


 
Mazda RX-Vision Fast and Furious livery

Mazda range-extended electric car may help the rotary live on

The Wankel rotary, the peculiar pistonless internal combustion engine design that Mazda built so much of its heritage around, may see a resurgence after all. Earlier reports... read more March 14, 2019 by


 
XL Hybrids Ford F-250 plug-in

Forget the F-150, XL offers a plug-in F-250 to do real work

As both established and startup automakers rush to build electric pickups, many seem to have forgotten a fundamental principle of pickup design: Trucks were meant to work... read more March 14, 2019 by


 
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

EPA proposes more smog-contributing ethanol in summer gasoline

Ethanol is known as an alternative fuel, and is even renewable. But that doesn't always make it clean. The Environmental Protection Agency, after proposing watered down... read more March 14, 2019 by


 
Teaser for Karma Pininfarina concept debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show

VW widens electric net, Karma Vision, FCA emissions recall: Today's Car News

Volkswagen dramatically expanded its already big plans for electric cars. Karma released its vision for the next 10 years with three new or updated models. FCA will recall... read more March 13, 2019 by


 

 
 

 
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