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Lifting the hammer: Germany considers limits on Autobahn speeds

Lifting the hammer: Germany considers limits on Autobahn speeds

Efforts to curb global warming have led Germany to propose limiting speeds on its famous Autobahns. Facing heavy fines from the European Union if it fails to meet greenhouse-gas reduction targets, the country's committee on the future of transport put forward a series of draft proposals that... read more

January 22, 2019 by -
 
Byton M-Byte concept

More about Byton, tamer BMW electrics, Toyota batteries, more chargers: Today's Car News

BMW says it plans to make its electric cars look more mainstream to move beyond sales to early adopters. Toyota and Panasonic could be teaming up to produce electric-car... read more January 21, 2019 by


 
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW plans to tone down styling of its electric cars

To stand out, or not to stand out. That is the question many electric automakers are asking as electric cars transition from being something new and different to being just... read more January 21, 2019 by


 
Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging at EVgo station before trip across Maryland    [image: Brian Ro]

If you can charge them, they will come; Maryland plans 5,000 EV chargers

Maryland plans to deploy a new tool in the race to get automakers to sell more electric cars in states outside California: The state plans to install 5,000 electric-car... read more January 21, 2019 by


 
Canadian reader K's new Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 owns the EV market, outsells all other plug-ins combined in the fourth quarter race

Last year, Tesla changed the game for plug-in and electric-car sales as it ramped up production of its relatively affordable Model 3 to almost 5,000 cars a week. As we noted... read more January 20, 2019 by


 
Cadillac electric crossover SUV based on GM BEV3 modular platform

Tesla layoffs, US-built VW electric car, an electrified Detroit: The Week in Reverse

Which Chinese automaker showed an electric minivan in Detroit? What upcoming SUV will underpin a new "elegant" electric from Lincoln? This is our look back at the Week In... read more January 19, 2019 by


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

Tesla layoffs, Hyundai Ioniq updates, Mercedes-Audi SUVs: Today's Car News

The Hyundai Ioniq hybrid and plug-in hybrid Prius-fighters are already set for a refresh. Mercedes-Benz and Audi are working on smaller electric SUVs. And Colorado took the... read more January 18, 2019 by


 
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

Smaller electric SUVs coming from Audi, Mercedes-Benz

German luxury automakers Audi and Mercedes-Benz plan to be in the vanguard in launching new electric SUVs in 2019. For the U.S, the long-awaited Audi e-tron quattro is slated... read more January 18, 2019 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

More cars, fewer workers in Tesla's latest layoffs

Tesla, it seems, is not out of the woods yet, despite selling almost 250,000 electric cars last year. Even as the company continues to try to ramp up production of its most... read more January 18, 2019 by


 
Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs

Colorado takes first step toward California electric-vehicle mandate

Electric cars aren't just for the coasts anymore. Colorado took its first step Thursday toward becoming the 10th state to follow California's zero-emissions vehicle mandate... read more January 18, 2019 by


 
2018 Ford F-150

Electric Ford F-Series, Lincoln crossover, Tesla charger, Chinese minivan: Today's Car News

Ford plans to build an all-electric F-series truck. Lincoln's making electric "elegant." Tesla has released a new portable Level 2 home charger. And Chinese automaker GAC... read more January 17, 2019 by


 
Tesla plug-in Wall Connector with NEMA 14-50 plug

Tesla unplugs its latest home wall charger

Tesla owners can now take their chargers with them. After six years of selling High-Power Wall Connectors that buyers had to have hard-wired into their homes, Tesla is... read more January 17, 2019 by


 
2019 Ford F-150

Ford confirms future all-electric F-Series truck, holds details close

All-electric isn't just for cars anymore. Ford Group Vice President for Marketing and Sales Jim Farley confirmed that the company will build an all-electric version of its... read more January 17, 2019 by


 
Infiniti Q Inspiration, 2018 Detroit auto show

Faraday's Saab future, Nissan-Infiniti hybrids, global Geely: Today's Car News

Nissan is working on a more powerful hybrid system for U.S. models. Geely gives a peak at its first electric model planned to go on sale worldwide. And our Twitter poll last... read more January 16, 2019 by


 
Geely GE11 concept sneak peak

Geely announces first electric car aimed at global markets

In time with the Detroit auto show, Chinese automaker Geely announced its first electric car planned to go on sale worldwide. Called the GE11, Geely's first global electric... read more January 16, 2019 by


 
Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Which company will sell the first personal-use electric pickup? Twitter poll results

The race is on to sell an electric car that doesn't look like an economy hatchback or a luxury sedan. With light trucks—pickups and SUVs—making up almost 70... read more January 16, 2019 by


 

 
 

 
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