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Tesla Model 3 vs. Nissan Leaf, VW diesels, electric off-roaders: Today's Car News

Tesla Model 3 vs. Nissan Leaf, VW diesels, electric off-roaders: Today's Car News

Tesla is starting to have some competition. We lay out the pluses and minuses of the new base Tesla Model 3 against the new longer-range Nissan Leaf Plus. One of the biggest makers of recreational vehicles looks poised for more electric ones thanks to a new deal. And despite Volkswagen's big plans...

March 20, 2019 by -
 
2019 Tesla Model 3 and 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range vs. Nissan Leaf Plus: What you get for your money

Until recently, there have been electric cars, and then there have been Teslas. Quite a few automakers were scrambling to build electric cars to meet increasing demand from... read more March 20, 2019 by


 
Teaser for Porsche Taycan debuting in September 2019

Amazon charges Kias, Chevy Bolt mountain range, UN climate report: Today's Car News

A second automaker has signed on to Amazon's Home Services charger installation program. We took a Chevrolet Bolt EV to the top of the Continental Divide to see how its range... read more March 19, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model Y

Which electric SUV would you buy? Take our Twitter poll

The Tesla Model Y will be the first model from the company to launch into a sea of electric competitors. Mainstream automakers, from Audi, BMW and Jaguar to Hyundai and Kia... read more March 19, 2019 by


 
Smokestacks [CREDIT: Global Climate Budget 2018]

UN global climate report restores hope, lays out roadmap

A new UN report on global climate change isn't quite as dire as one it issued last October. That special report on warming of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius)... read more March 19, 2019 by


 
2019 Kia Niro EV

Amazon hooks Kia owners up with easier home-charger installation

Those just transitioning to an electric car, like the 2019 Kia Niro EV, face some potentially daunting decisions well beyond the vehicle itself—not just how... read more March 19, 2019 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV on I-70 in Colorado

Mountain hardware: Testing the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV on a high-country day trip

Colorado, which is taking steps to adopt California’s EV mandate, has always had a different wildcard factor affecting road trips: altitude. The state has the highest... read more March 19, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model Y

2020 Tesla Model Y: Latest price, range, specs for new crossover SUV

The 2020 Tesla Model Y borrows some of the same underpinnings of the Model 3 sedan, and marries it to what so many American families today want: a crossover utility vehicle... read more March 18, 2019 by


 
Tesla pickup truck teased by Elon Musk on Twitter

2020 Tesla Model Y competitors, no more Mid Range Model 3, new Fisker SUV: Today's Car News

Today, we run down all the current and near-term competitors to the upcoming Tesla Model Y, and look at everything we know about the car to this point. In the meantime, Tesla... read more March 18, 2019 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 Mid Range disappears from automaker's lineup

The Tesla Model 3 Mid Range didn't last long. Tesla quietly dropped the middle trim level over the weekend, which had offered buyers 264 miles of range. The company... read more March 18, 2019 by


 
2019 Jaguar I-Pace, photographed outside Tesla Store, Mount Kisco, NY

Electric crossover charge: These are the rivals to the Tesla Model Y

As Tesla finds its sea legs as a larger-scale global automaker, the launch of the Model Y small crossover is its most critical test since the California company started in... read more March 18, 2019 by


 
Teaser for Fisker electric SUV

Fisker slots $40k electric SUV ahead of delayed EMotion flagship

A decade ago, Fisker and Tesla were two electric-vehicle hopefuls, and it was looking like Fisker might have the better chances of success. While history certainly... read more March 18, 2019 by


 
Aston Martin Rapide E prototype from video posted by Andy Palmer

Will Aston Martin RapideE be James Bond's new electric ride?

To chase down criminals in a new carbon-constrained era, Agent 007 will need a new kind of Q Ship. But he won't stray far from the royal stable. Introducing the latest... read more March 17, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model Y

2020 Tesla Model Y, Mazda rotary, wider VW electric plans: The Week in Reverse

Which two companies announced expanded lines of plug-in hybrids this week? What big decision did Tesla take back? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right... read more March 16, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model Y  -  introduction, Hawthorne CA, March 2019

2020 Tesla Model Y reveal, more VW diesel charges, Audi reuses batteries: Today's Car News

The 2020 Tesla Model Y officially broke cover Thursday night in LA. The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed new charges against Volkswagen, related to its diesels... read more March 15, 2019 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

Dieselgate continued: SEC charges VW and its ex-boss with fraud

Amazingly, the diesel emissions case against Volkswagen in the U.S. is still gaining steam. The Securities and Exchange Commission charged VW and its former CEO Martin... read more March 15, 2019 by


 
Audi factory tug uses recycled e-tron batteries

Audi plans to put old EV batteries to work in factory tugs

Factory tugs in Audi's Ingolstadt factory now sport the latest in second-hand lithium-ion batteries. With automakers on the hook in jurisdictions around the world to take... read more March 15, 2019 by


 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk introducing Model Y

Tesla Model Y: Comparing some of the details vs. Model 3

Tesla CEO Elon Musk prefaced his introduction of the company’s more affordable upcoming electric SUV, the Model Y, Thursday night, by noting how hard achieving at-scale... read more March 15, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model Y

2020 Tesla Model Y first details: 300-mile electric SUV, starting around $48k

Tesla’s Thursday night reveal event for the 2020 Tesla Model Y electric crossover SUV, just as previous events from the automaker, was raucous and packed with... read more March 14, 2019 by


 
Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due for reveal in 2019

Mazda rotary hybrids, plug-in hybrid Ford F-250, EPA ethanol push: Today's Report

The EPA releases a proposal to increase ethanol blends, even in the summer when it can increase smog. Mazda may have more plans for its rotary engine technology than a single... read more March 14, 2019 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Best deals on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars for March 2019

As more and more long-range electric cars such as the Audi e-tron quattro, the long-range Nissan Leaf Plus, and the Kia Niro and Soul EVs make their way onto the market, some... read more March 14, 2019 by


 
 

 
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