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Electric car drag racers, VW diesel progress, and Supreme Court retirement: Today's Car News

Electric car drag racers, VW diesel progress, and Supreme Court retirement: Today's Car News

The NHRA is ready to welcome electric drag racers. How has Volkswagen performed as we reach the two-year anniversary of the dieselgate settlement? The latest Supreme Court retirement could affect environmental protection. And ChargePoint buys into commercial charging. All of this and more on Green... read more

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2017 Fiat 500e

New government in Italy plans 1 million electric cars by 2022, could cost $10B

Italy has been an electric-car backwater in Europe, but a new populist government has dramatic plans to change that. According to a Bloomberg report, the new Five Star... read more June 27, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Honda Pilot plug-in, Tesla battery fire report, and 1 million electric cars in Italy: Today's Car News

Spy photographers caught the Honda Pilot plug-in hybrid testing. An NTSB report shows a Tesla battery reignited twice following a fatal Florida crash. Italy plans to deploy 1... read more June 27, 2018 by


 
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]

EPA Administrator Pruitt recruited top oil industry executives, emails show

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt left little to chance in trying to make the agency more friendly to the oil industry after he took office last year, according to new emails... read more June 27, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model S crashed in Ft. Lauderdale, at storage yard

Tesla battery reignites twice after fatal Florida crash: NTSB report

Following a crash in early May that killed two teenagers, the battery in the Tesla Model S the teens were driving reignited twice after firefighters had initially... read more June 27, 2018 by


 
2017 Honda Pilot

Spy photographer captures Honda Pilot Plug-in Hybrid

Honda has been something of a laggard in the race for electric cars. It looks like that's about to change, if recent spy photos are anything to go by. A shot by spy... read more June 27, 2018 by


 
2019 Jaguar I-Pace S

JLR to pump money into electric cars instead of diesel

Jaguar-Land Rover said in a presentation to investors Monday that weak demand for diesel-fueled cars has prompted it to increase its investment in electric cars by 25... read more June 26, 2018 by


 
2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV

Volvo electric car, Audi e-tron delay, VW ID R electric racer record: Today's Car News

Volvo's first electric car will be the XC40 crossover SUV. Audi delays the e-tron debut following its CEO's arrest. Volkswagen smashes the electric-car record at Pikes Peak... read more June 26, 2018 by


 
2019 Audi e-tron prototype

Audi e-tron electric SUV debut delayed in latest diesel backlash

In the wake of its massive diesel emissions scandal, VW and its luxury brand Audi apologized by promising to deliver electric cars. Now that effort has been delayed by the... read more June 26, 2018 by


 
2019 Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40 crossover SUV to be company's first all-electric car

The Volvo XC40 is the automaker's first all-electric car hiding in plain sight, according to the automaker. Volvo's chief designer and Polestar head, Thomas Ingenlath... read more June 26, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, June 2017 road trip from VA to KY and back  [Jay Lucas]

What's the longest trip you've taken in your electric car? Twitter poll results

With summertime road trips in full swing across the U.S., we're sure our readers are joining in. On those trips, many of our readers are driving electric. Americans are known... read more June 26, 2018 by


 
Consumer Reports tests Tesla Model 3 braking [CREDIT: Consumer Reports]

Volvo electrification, Tesla Model 3 updates, and electric-car charger poll: Today's Car News

Volvo's electrification push is expanding to every vehicle segment. The Tesla Model 3 received new features via an over-the-air update. We ask what kind of electric-car... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime and 2015 Nissan Leaf belonging to reader John. C. Briggs

Battery-electric vehicle versus plug-in hybrid: why having both makes sense

Not long ago, green car fans had only one choice: a hybrid vehicle like the Prius that gets all its energy from gasoline. Now there is a choice of several pure... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
Electrify America 350 kw chargers at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.

What type of public electric-car charger do you use most often? Take our Twitter poll

Public chargers for electric cars are expanding beyond Tesla's Supercharger network. Electrify America is rolling out a network of fast chargers to compete with Superchargers... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 gets new features via OTA update

Buyers of the Tesla Model 3 never thought they were getting all the luxury features of the Model S or Model X. Now, with the latest over the air update, Model 3 owners will... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
2019 Volvo S60

Volvo's electrification push expanding to every corner of the market

When it launches its 2019 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered next year, the Swedish automaker will nearly complete a startling turn toward electrification in less than a decade... read more June 25, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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