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Record-high emissions, battery-life predictions, EV racing: Today's Car News

Record-high emissions, battery-life predictions, EV racing: Today's Car News

The promoter of racing's wackiest series wants to include EVs. A new report from the International Energy Agency shows greenhouse gas emissions set new records in 2018. And our latest Twitter poll shows which upcoming electric SUV our readers most want to buy. All this and more on Green Car...

March 27, 2019 by -
 
Tesla LeMons

Could grassroots racing bridge the electric-car culture clash?

The daily news cycle already provides plenty of fodder for taking sides for or against electric cars. In the real world it’s just not that polarizing. Most people who... read more March 27, 2019 by


 
Electra Meccanica eRoadster, an electric Intermeccanica Speedster replica

Tesla upgrades, Nissan Leaf Plus drive, more Volvo plug-ins: Today's Car News

The first features of Tesla's Full Self-Driving Capability are starting to show up in customers cars. The Nissan Leaf Plus goes long on range, light on charging worries... read more March 26, 2019 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buggy concept

Which classic VW kit would you like to see revived as an EV? Take our Twitter poll

When Volkswagen introduced the ID Buggy concept at the Geneva auto show earlier this month, it also presented an interesting proposition: The company suggested that it would... read more March 26, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model 3 Enhanced Summon video still [by YouTuber  Nagaraj Kelageri]

Tesla starts Hardware 3 rollout: Enhanced Summon, red-light warnings

Like Teslas rolling through parking lots on their own, the self-driving future is inching closer. This week, Tesla owners began to experience new features of the company's... read more March 26, 2019 by


 
2020 Volvo XC90

Volvo to boost plug-in hybrid production to 25 percent of fleet

While other automakers are moving away from plug-in hybrids to electric powertrains, Volvo is finding unexpected success with its lineup of plug-in hybrids. At a recent... read more March 26, 2019 by


 
2019 Nissan Leaf Plus  -  Driven, March 2019

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus: Drive review of long-range electric car

If more power, a 226-mile range, and a $39,405 base price—before considering the full $7,500 federal EV tax credit you can still get—collectively seems like the... read more March 26, 2019 by


 
Teaser for Canoo concepts

Tesla service, Faraday Future lifeline, EV sales, Canoo: Today's Car News

In an effort to speed up wait times at its service centers, Tesla is eliminating regular annual service visits for its cars. Canada is planning on launching its first... read more March 25, 2019 by


 
Faraday Future FF91 prototype

Faraday Future gets new money from gaming company to build in China, and the US

The shame of Faraday Future's financial struggles is that it has what looks to be a viable new electric car, not just on paper, but ready to roll on the road—in... read more March 25, 2019 by


 
2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018

Forecast: In 2030, gasoline will still power 7 out of 10 new U.S. vehicles

Given the daily churn of electric-car announcements, major manufacturing investments, and battery supply-chain news, it could be a little hard to understand one reality-check... read more March 25, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]

Canada plans its first nationwide EV tax credit

Just as President Trump is threatening to eliminate the plug-in vehicle tax credit in the U.S. through his latest budget proposal, Canada is planning to implement its first... read more March 25, 2019 by


 
2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance

Tesla eliminates annual service, keeps some periodic maintenance

Electric cars are supposed to be more reliable than internal combustion models. Certainly, they have a lot fewer moving parts and need a lot less lubrication. Yet Tesla, like... read more March 25, 2019 by


 
Bugatti Baby II

Bugatti Baby, meet the baby Bugatti electric

Like other marquee luxury brands, Bugatti is dipping its toes into the electric waters, reviving one of its classic models, but with a twist. To celebrate the storied brand's... read more March 24, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model Y  -  introduction, Hawthorne CA, March 2019

Tesla comparisons, Jaguar I-Pace and Chevy Bolt EV drives: The Week in Reverse

Which self-driving system didn't rank well in the latest study? What car has given us range anxiety at least once? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right... read more March 23, 2019 by


 
2020 Volkswagen ID Neo spy shots

Tesla Autopilot ranking, GM EV investment, VW battery pact, Faraday fire sale: Today's Car News

A new study is not kind to Tesla's Autopilot. GM announces a new electric Chevrolet to sell alongside the Bolt EV—but it wouldn't say what. Volkswagen forms an alliance... read more March 22, 2019 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production

Chevrolet Bolt EV to get electric sibling, with Michigan plant investment

General Motors announced on Friday that it will build a second electric car for Chevrolet, alongside the Chevy Bolt EV. The new model is widely expected to be a somewhat... read more March 22, 2019 by


 
VW Battery Packs

Electric car battery research pact seeks to keep German auto prowess

For the past 50 years, the German auto industry has enjoyed quite the roll of growth and success in the U.S., built largely on its expertise with one specific technology: the... read more March 22, 2019 by


 
Faraday Future FF91 prototype

Faraday Future posts "For Sale" signs, as Evergrande backer announces first EV

Faraday Future has been selling like crazy lately. Only, not its cars. The company announced last week that it is seeking a buyer for its original factory site in Las Vegas... read more March 22, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model 3 dashboard in Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]

Tesla Autopilot ranks next-to-last in study of self-driving systems

Tesla, its owners and fans, and its CEO Elon Musk crow a lot about the capabilities of its Autopilot self-driving system. In independent comparisons, though, other autonomous... read more March 22, 2019 by


 
Volvo in-car camera system

Jaguar I-Pace range, electric BMWs, Ford factories, Fisker batteries: Today's Car News

BMW plans to have 10 plug-in models by next year. Ford announces where it plans to build a wider array of upcoming electric cars. Fisker postpones plans for solid-state... read more March 21, 2019 by


 
2019 Jaguar I-Pace  -  Portland, November 2018

2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric car range: Why the short circuit?

It’s not unusual for fuel gauges on gasoline cars to be inaccurate. Often they can hug "Full" so long you might suspect it’s malfunctioning—only to then... read more March 21, 2019 by


 
 

 
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