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Ferrari, Infiniti: Even laggards, skeptics come round to electric cars

Ferrari, Infiniti: Even laggards, skeptics come round to electric cars

Back in 2013, Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo proclaimed, "I don’t believe in the electric cars"—all but solidifying the automaker's position for the future. Even as recently as 2016, current Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne called the possibility of an electric Ferrari "an... read more

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado, 2018 Detroit auto show

New 2019 Chevy Silverado pickup: planned for all powertrain types

Vehicle launches at auto shows include a dance between automakers, which only want certain information revealed, and journalists, who want to put specific news items into a... read more 22 hours ago by


 
McLaren Monocage II carbon fiber monocoque structure

Carbon fiber from plants close to carbon-neutral? Scientists hopeful

When it comes to materials with the most promise in automotive applications, carbon fiber and graphene each rank high on the list. Unlike graphene, however, real-world carbon... read more 23 hours ago by


 
Mike Jackson standing in front of Ford F-150 Raptor at NAIAS 2015, Credit: AutoNation

Electric cars are 'historic opportunity' for US carmakers: Autonation CEO

Unlike many auto dealers and dealership groups that see selling electric vehicles as a necessary burden, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson believes electric vehicles offer a... read more January 17, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

What will your next new car be? Twitter poll results

Experienced survey companies know that what people say they will do and what they actually end up doing are sometimes two different things. They also know that picking the... read more January 17, 2018 by


 
Honda Insight Prototype, 2018 Detroit auto show

2019 Honda Insight video preview from Detroit auto show

Pickup trucks took the limelight this year, but a significant green car made a quiet debut. It's an interesting and handsome model that revives a familiar name for Honda. The... read more January 17, 2018 by


 
2019 Ram 1500, 2018 Detroit auto show

2019 Ram 1500 pickup has 48-volt 'mild hybrid' system for fuel economy

The dominant news at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit was about pickup trucks. Ironically, the Detroit automaker with the fewest electrified models... read more January 16, 2018 by


 
BMW Vision Next 100 Concept

Fisker EMotion, electric-car tax credit, plug-in cars for Costa Rica: Today's Car News

Today, we've got some wrapup articles from both last week's Consumer Electronics Show and this week's Detroit auto show, thoughts on the electric-car tax credit, and greener... read more January 16, 2018 by


 
Arenal volcano, Costa Rica, by Flickr user Adam Baker (Used under CC License)

Costa Rica to become Latin American electric-car pioneer?

Costa Rica isn't what you'd call a bastion of automotive sales. The Central American country ,wedged between Nicaragua and Panama, is home to 4.8 million people who buy just... read more January 16, 2018 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Could improving electric-car tax credit be possible even with today's politics?

Rather to the surprise of electric-car advocates, the massive tax bill passed by the U.S. Congress in December did not eliminate the federal tax credit for purchase of a... read more January 16, 2018 by


 
2019 Ram 1500, 2018 Detroit auto show

What green tech best suits pickup trucks in 2030? Take our Twitter poll

The three most significant debuts at the 2018 Detroit auto show were pickup trucks, one from each of the Detroit Three automakers. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado full-size... read more January 16, 2018 by


 
2019 Mercedes-AMG CLS53

Detroit auto show, Ford Mach 1, profitable Chevy EVs, cheaper renewables: Today's Car News

Today, we've got news from the Detroit auto show, promised profits on electric cars, yet another teaser from Ford, and some great news on renewable energy. All this and more... read more January 15, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

GM promises it can make money on all-electric cars by 2021

Radically new powertrains are widely assumed to lose money for the companies that launch them. Toyota's hybrid-electric system, launched in Japan in 1997, likely didn't break... read more January 15, 2018 by


 
Honda Insight Prototype, 2018 Detroit auto show

2019 Honda Insight prototype debuts in Detroit; 50 mpg or better projected

At the 2018 Detroit auto show, the Honda Insight Prototype was unveiled Monday to preview a production sedan due later this year. Any new hybrid car from one of the pioneers... read more January 15, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Silverado, 2018 Detroit auto show

2019 Chevy Silverado: how a big, thirsty pickup gets more fuel-efficient

The highest-volume vehicle GM sells in North America is a full-size pickup truck—one that likely also contributes outsize profits from each of its hundreds of thousands... read more January 15, 2018 by


 
Teaser for Ford Mach 1 electric SUV due in 2020

Ford 300-mile all-electric SUV may be named Mach 1; due 2020

The big new debuts at the 2018 Detroit auto show are largely pickup trucks, one of them being the new mid-size 2019 Ford Ranger. Ford also introduced a new Bullitt Mustang... read more January 15, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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