As corporate average fuel economy standards continue to tighten each year, car companies have so far kept pace with the rising gas-mileage rules. But automakers are seeking credit for every possible advancement in new vehicles as they look toward an average goal of 54.5 mpg in 2025 (roughly equivalent to 42 mpg on a new-car window sticker). DON'T MISS: U.S. Will Meet Fuel-Economy Goals Despite Higher Truck, SUV Sales, EPA Says Which is why, according to a report last week in The Wall Street Journal, an automaker trade group suggests that they should receive extra fuel-economy credits for...
Tesla Model S Adds 'Speed Assist,' Lane-Departure Warning
Tesla adds two safety systems to the Model S electric car.Stephen Edelstein
2014 BMW i3 Moves Us Closer To Autonomous Driving In Cities
Driving is often a pain, particularly in dense, congested urban cores. Start and stop, brake suddenly, stay carefully in your lane, drive defensively, then park in tight spaces. What if the car could do all that for you? Last week, BMW showed off its new BMW i3 Concept, which points the way toward...John Voelcker
Aptera Grits Its Teeth, Glosses Over Auto X-Prize 2e Handling Issue
Optimism is a useful thing for a startup company, maybe even a requirement. But the April newsletter from Aptera Motors, which is struggling to launch its ultra-aerodynamic three-wheeled electric vehicle in the face of delays and funding constraints, smooths over some crucial handling issues with...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield