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

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 didn’t play out that way, it’s an odd twist that Henrik Fisker’s new venture, Fisker Inc., has dropped a teaser for...

March 18, 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


 
Mazda RX-Vision Fast and Furious livery

Mazda range-extended electric car may help the rotary live on

The Wankel rotary, the peculiar pistonless internal combustion engine design that Mazda built so much of its heritage around, may see a resurgence after all. Earlier reports... read more March 14, 2019 by


 
XL Hybrids Ford F-250 plug-in

Forget the F-150, XL offers a plug-in F-250 to do real work

As both established and startup automakers rush to build electric pickups, many seem to have forgotten a fundamental principle of pickup design: Trucks were meant to work... read more March 14, 2019 by


 
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

EPA proposes more smog-contributing ethanol in summer gasoline

Ethanol is known as an alternative fuel, and is even renewable. But that doesn't always make it clean. The Environmental Protection Agency, after proposing watered down... read more March 14, 2019 by


 
Teaser for Karma Pininfarina concept debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show

VW widens electric net, Karma Vision, FCA emissions recall: Today's Car News

Volkswagen dramatically expanded its already big plans for electric cars. Karma released its vision for the next 10 years with three new or updated models. FCA will recall... read more March 13, 2019 by


 
2014 Dodge Avenger

Not just diesel: FCA recalling 860K cars for emissions failure

Fiat Chrysler has recalled 862,520 gas-powered vehicles after on-road testing showed they might not meet emissions standards. The vehicles to be recalled, including the Dodge... read more March 13, 2019 by


 
2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance

Which Tesla Model 3 would you buy? Twitter poll results

Now that Tesla has finally released the $35,000 Model 3 that got hundreds of thousands of buyers interested in the brand, we wondered how many people might follow through and... read more March 13, 2019 by


 
Redesigned Karma Revero teaser

Karma plans to relaunch with three new models at Shanghai auto show

Karma, the company that started as the new maker of the Fisker plug-in hybrid (and once Tesla-fighter) of the same name—now called Revero—plans a new birth, four... read more March 13, 2019 by


 
Left to right: Volkswagen ID, ID Buzz and ID Crozz concepts

VW boosts electric car plans with more models, 22 million EVs in 10 years

VW has been busy putting logistics in place to build as many as 15 million examples of 50 new electric models (across its portfolio of brands) by 2028. At its annual... read more March 13, 2019 by


 
Mother-daughter team installs battery packs in Chevrolet Volt electric cars

2020 Trump budget would pull plug on electric vehicle tax credit

In his budget aimed at cutting $126 billion or 5 percent from non-defense federal spending, President Trump proposes to eliminate the plug-in vehicle tax credit that gives... read more March 12, 2019 by


 
Image from 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric-car ad by Ourisman Chevrolet, Rockville, Maryland

Future Fiat 500e, Sono Sion solar, Twitter poll: Today's Car News

Tesla opened its reservation bank for the quick and giant Semi. Sono revealed the production version of its Sion solar-assisted electric cars. A Fiat Chrysler executive... read more March 12, 2019 by


 
2017 Tesla Model X

Do Tesla stores still matter? Take our Twitter poll

Last week, Tesla announced it would close all its stores. This week, it said it would keep most of them open. Lots of people have speculated about the causes and effects of... read more March 12, 2019 by


 
2013 Fiat 500e electric car, Los Angeles drive event, April 2013

Next Fiat 500 to arrive in 2020 only as electric car, executive confirms

Are you ready for a new generation of the Fiat 500e electric car? At the pace of the auto industry, and its five or six year cycles, it’s overdue. And from a report... read more March 12, 2019 by


 
Sono Sion solar assisted electric car

Production Sono Sion solar-assisted car makes appearance

Concept cars are relatively easy to build—particularly concepts of cars that may exist only on paper or as clay and foil design studies. That has given rise to a host... read more March 12, 2019 by


 
Waymo Jaguar I-Pace

Tesla stores, plug-in Jeeps, EPA fuel-economy, Colorado charging: Today's Car News

Tesla reversed its decision to go online only, and is keeping many stores open. Fiat Chrysler announced two new plug-in Jeeps for Europe. An annual EPA report shows rising... read more March 11, 2019 by


 
 

 
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