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2019 Chevy Volt gets higher prices with more equipment

2019 Chevy Volt gets higher prices with more equipment

In June, we heard that the 2019 Chevrolet Volt will come with a faster charger and more luxury features. Now, CarsDirect has learned how much those features will add to the price. The price of the base Volt LT model will go up $300 to $34,395, including destination and before any applicable federal... read more

August 27, 2018 by -
 
2018 Kia Soul EV

2020 Kia Soul EV captured in spy photos

Kia has announced it will build an all-electric version of its Niro hatchback for 2019, but that apparently isn't stopping the company from planning an update for the Soul EV... read more August 24, 2018 by


 
Jaguar E-Type Zero

Jaguar E-Type Zero production, fuel-economy standards, and 2020 Kia Soul EV: Today's Car News

Jaguar plans to put the electric E-Type Zero into production. A study shows little support for reduced fuel economy standards in the United States. The 2020 Kia Soul EV steps... read more August 24, 2018 by


 
Mazda6 undergoing real-world emissions testing in Europe [Credit: LSDSL - Wikipedia]

Explainer: What is WLTP and why should you care?

Starting next month, Europe will implement the first phase of new fuel economy and emissions standards that were intended to take effect worldwide. Automakers are required to... read more August 24, 2018 by


 
Jaguar E-Type Zero

Royal couple's electric Jaguar E-type Zero coupe will go into production

You won't have to be a prince to drive an electric Jaguar E-type (though financially it may help). Jaguar announced Thursday that it plans to produce and sell classic E-type... read more August 23, 2018 by


 
Smog over Los Angeles, courtesy Flickr user steven-buss

Fewer than 1 in 3 new car shoppers agree with proposed EPA rollback, according to poll

Only 29 percent of new-car shoppers say they agree with rollbacks to federal fuel-economy standards proposed by the Trump administration, Autolist reported Tuesday. The... read more August 23, 2018 by


 
2019 Honda Insight

2019 Chevrolet Cruze mpg, rushed Tesla production, and Honda Insight safety: Today's Car News

The EPA outs a potential 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Eco model with better fuel economy. Tesla rushes to build 5,000 cars per week and the hurried pace may have come at a cost. The... read more August 23, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structure

Tesla push for 5,000 Model 3s per week left many unfinished

At the end of June, Tesla pushed hard to finish 5,000 Model 3s a week. It may have pushed too hard. New internal documents acquired and reported by Business Insider show that... read more August 23, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

Volkswagen fires six managers over diesel emissions cheating

Volkswagen plans to fire six engineers and managers implicated in the diesel emissions scandal, German media reports noted Wednesday. The dismissals are because prosecutors... read more August 23, 2018 by


 
2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight hybrid earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

In its latest round of safety tests, the IIHS has awarded the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid its Top Safety Pick+ award. The Top Safety Pick+ is the Institute's highest award... read more August 23, 2018 by


 
2018 Ford Focus Electric

Lots of Teslas, Trump admin OKs gas-guzzling, and Ford recalls charging cords: Today's Car News

Tesla production has apparently outstripped its delivery system and lots of Teslas flood Northern California. The Trump administration gives a thumbs up to gas-guzzling. Ford... read more August 22, 2018 by


 
Charging cord for 2012 Ford Focus Electric

Ford recalls Focus Electric, Fusion Energi, and C-Max Energi charge cords

Ford announced a recall on Wednesday of the 120-volt charge cords supplied with nearly all of the plug-in hybrid and electric cars it built through 2015. The cars affected... read more August 22, 2018 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Gas guzzling now A-OK, Trump administration says

Following news that the EPA dropped plans to keep boosting fuel-economy standards, it quietly dropped another bombshell: It's now fine to guzzle gas. Burn as much as you... read more August 22, 2018 by


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Lots of Teslas spill all over Northern California

Watching Tesla—and Teslas—has become practically a spectator sport, especially for those who live near the factory. As production of the company's most popular... read more August 22, 2018 by


 
Workhorse Surefly helicopter

Van builder Workhorse unveils hybrid helicopter

Sometimes building electric cars may be about more than building electric cars. At an event in New York City last weekend, Workhorse, which is known for converting delivery... read more August 21, 2018 by


 
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric, 2018 New York auto show

Hyundai Kona Electric range, EPA power plant rollback, and Ford F-250 Hybrid: Today's Car News

The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric nets an official EPA-estimated 258-mile range. The EPA plans to roll back emissions standards on power plants. California approves XL Trucks'... read more August 21, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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