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

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 proponent of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles—has concluded it must field a battery-electric vehicle to stay competitive... read more

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National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

California mulls ban on new cars with engines, joining China in climate action

With China mulling an eventual ban on sales of cars with gasoline or diesel engines, the world's largest car market made it clear earlier this month that it intends to force... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3

Which electric car will sell best in 2018, globally? Poll results

Next year is shaping up to be a banner year for electric cars globally. The new, longer-range second-generation Nissan Leaf will be in production at three factories around... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
Johnson Controls 48-volt lithium-ion micro-hybrid battery

48-volt mild hybrids heading toward ubiquity in Europe as diesel declines

Public concerns over diesel cars, and their ebbing sales, have become a well-documented phenomenon in Europe after decades of popularity. When the VW diesel scandal exposed... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
Mahindra e2o Plus

Electric cars about to be profitable, says India's Mahindra

The market for electric cars continues to grow, but vehicles powered by fossil fuels remain dominant across the globe. Many analysts believe electric cars will reach price... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo

Lots of luxury electric cars, Volvo XC40 subscription, Drive Electric Week roundup: Today's Car News

Today, we've got news on luxury electric cars from Volkswagen and from Jaguar, and a poll asking your opinion on them, as well as a prediction about car-subscription services... read more September 26, 2017 by


 
Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV has already accumulated 25,000 orders: CEO

In the rarified but still high-volume world of global luxury auto brands, Jaguar is still a tiny player. The British brand sold fewer than 150,000 cars globally last year... read more September 26, 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


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

Which maker will sell most electric luxury cars by 2020? Take our Twitter poll

It has taken several years for European luxury makers to sort out what to do about the unexpected arrival of Tesla and its electric cars into a market they've dominated for... read more September 26, 2017 by


 
2019 Volvo XC40

Car subscription services to take 1 of 5 sales by 2023, Volvo CEO says

The 2019 Volvo XC40 not only represents the Swedish brand's first compact crossover to be sold in the U.S. but its first shot at a new model for drivers to obtain cars: a... read more September 26, 2017 by


 
National Drive Electric Week 2014: Gathering in New Britain, CT. Photo by Gian Metzger.

National Drive Electric Week was bigger, broader, better than ever this year

This year's National Drive Electric Week was expected to be the biggest to date after organizers announced 175 events had been planned as of July. The seventh annual event to... read more September 26, 2017 by


 
2019 Volvo XC40

Electric-car cash, Tesla Model 3 videos, future MPG rules, why battery startups fail: Today's Car News

Today, we've got more info on two Teslas, a look at China's electric-car battery plans plus a study on why battery startups fail, and survey results on what may happen to... read more September 25, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf vs Chevrolet Bolt EV: new electric cars compared

The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV went on sale last December, but only became available nationwide in August. Meanwhile, electric-car shoppers waited eagerly for details of the 2018... read more September 25, 2017 by


 
Tesla Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada

China to build many gigafactories' worth of electric-car battery plants

While the United States federal government threatens to backslide on renewable energy, California and China continue to move at an aggressive pace to lead the world in... read more September 25, 2017 by


 
First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car    [photo: Patrick Reid]

CT dealer incentive for electric-car sales works, could be improved: report

Connecticut ushered in a unique electric-car incentive in 2014, and the first points of data on its effectiveness have now been published. The Connecitcut Hydrogen and... read more September 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

What will happen to U.S. fuel-economy rules through 2025? Poll results

With the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president last November, it became clear that the regulatory environment for businesses would change once he took office. Indeed... read more September 25, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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