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Tesla sues saboteur who claims he is a whistleblower

Tesla sues saboteur who claims he is a whistleblower

On Thursday, Tesla sued former employee Martin Tripp for stealing trade secrets and transferring several gigabytes of data to third parties, including pictures of the company's battery assembly line at the Gigafactory in Nevada, where he worked. The details of the suit point to a testy... read more

June 24, 2018 by -
 
Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

Conservative poll says Americans resent electric-car tax credits

Results of a study released Tuesday by the American Energy Alliance found that most voters object to tax credits for electric cars. Tellingly, the poll also shows that the... read more June 22, 2018 by


 
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]

EPA loses 10 percent of enforcement staff under Trump

If the EPA wants to reduce federal involvement in environmental protection, it may not need to roll back emissions requirements or cancel California's environmental waiver... read more June 22, 2018 by


 
Elaphe in-wheel electric powertrain

Slovenian company makes drop-in in-wheel electric motors

Slovenian company Elaphe has created in-wheel electric motors that have been tested in the worst conditions winter could throw at them. One of the main reasons we don't see... read more June 21, 2018 by


 
Hyundai Nexo

Audi and Hyundai fuel cells, Uber pays to buy electric cars, and in-wheel electric motors: Today's Car News

Audi and Hyundai have joined forces to share fuel cell technology and combine R&D forces. Uber now pays drivers to purchase electric cars. A Slovenian company has rolled... read more June 21, 2018 by


 
First hydrogen filling station opens in Canada, in Vancouver, British Columbia

British Columbia opens first hydrogen filling station in Canada

Canada’s first retail hydrogen fueling station opened on Friday June 15 in Vancouver, part of a network of eight hydrogen stations expected in British Columbia in the... read more June 21, 2018 by


 
Uber driver (photo by Uber)

Uber starts paying drivers to buy electric

Electric cars and fleets go hand-in-hand. That's the message Uber is trying to send to its drivers with a new program it calls EV Champions, which will pay some drivers... read more June 21, 2018 by


 
Hyundai Nexo

Audi teams up with Hyundai to build fuel-cell vehicles

Automakers are teaming up all over the world to prepare for the next big game in clean transportation, fuel cells. The latest partnership is between Audi and Hyundai, which... read more June 21, 2018 by


 
Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

Colorado moves to follow California's low-emissions air-quality rules

Chalk up one more state in California's column. Colorado has added its name to the list of 12 states that follow California's tighter emissions standards. Governor John... read more June 20, 2018 by


 
2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight first drive mpg review: 55 mpg from hybrid sedan

Last week, we drove the new 2019 Honda Insight sedan and found Honda's newest compact hybrid roomy and comfortable. During our drive around Minneapolis, its exurbs, and into... read more June 20, 2018 by


 
2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight video review

You could be forgiven for not remembering the two Honda vehicles that have worn an Insight badge before. The first was a quirky hatchback two-seater that struggled for... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

NHTSA orders Autopilot Buddy off market, calling it a danger to road users

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday ordered the Autopilot Buddy's maker to pull it off the market in the U.S. Green Car Reports reported last week... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

Kia Niro crash test, first Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD, and falling battery prices: Today's Car News

The Kia Niro (mostly) aced the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash tests. Tesla has built the first Model 3 Performance AWD variant. Falling battery prices could... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Renewables to generate half of worldwide electricity by 2050: report

Falling prices for lithium-ion batteries will enable half the world's electricity to come from renewable solar and wind by 2050. That still won't be enough to meet global... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

2018 Kia Niro hybrid nets top Safety Pick+ award, when properly equipped

Tick all the right boxes and the 2018 Kia Niro earns a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, the crash-testing agency said last week. To get to the highest-rated Niro, buyers... read more June 19, 2018 by


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

First Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD built; Musk claims company was "sabotaged"

After laying off 9 percent of its workforce last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent a company-wide email in which he claimed an employee had committed "extensive and damaging... read more June 19, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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