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Audi e-tron, Lucid investment, and electric-car sharing programs: Today's Car News

Audi e-tron, Lucid investment, and electric-car sharing programs: Today's Car News

The Audi e-tron makes its formal debut as the brand's first mass-market electric car. Lucid Motors secures funding to build a factory for its car. Electric-car car-sharing programs are poised to expand in the U.S. And we ask if readers would sign up for VW's electric-car subscription plan in a new...

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2019 Audi e-tron quattro, in European trim, at San Francisco launch event

Audi e-tron electric crossover debuts to battle Tesla

And finally, there is Audi. Late Monday night, the German luxury maker debuted took to the stage in San Francisco with its long-awaited, first volume battery-electric... read more September 17, 2018 by


 
BMW Vision iNext concept

2019 Nissan Leaf pricing, BMW iNext, Tesla body shops, and lightweight production: Today's Car News

The BMW Vision iNext previews a future self-driving luxury electric crossover SUV. Tesla opens its first in-house body shops. A British engineering firm wants to bring... read more September 17, 2018 by


 
Gordon Murray Design iStream construction

British engineering firm brings lightweight race car design to production cars

British race car design company Gordon Murray Design showed off its new lightweight race car body last week at the Low Carbon Vehicle Show in England. The company calls its... read more September 17, 2018 by


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

Tesla opens its first in-house body shops to reduce repair times

Facing reports of long wait times at Tesla-authorized collision repair centers, Tesla is bringing collision repairs in-house. The company has been opening in-house body shops... read more September 17, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf SL

2019 Nissan Leaf to cost $30,885, long-range battery still to come

The 2019 Nissan Leaf doesn't cost any more than it did last year, but it also won't deliver any additional electric range—yet. The Leaf S, Leaf SV, and Leaf SL will... read more September 17, 2018 by


 
BMW Vision iNext concept

BMW Vision iNext electric concept redefines German luxury flagship

For decades, the flagship of every German luxury maker’s line has been its largest sedan: the Audi A8, BMW 7-Series, and at the pinnacle, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. But... read more September 15, 2018 by


 
Hurricane Florence approaches U.S. East Coast Sept. 12, 2018

Tesla updates, Hurricane Florence, and climate commitments: The Week in Reverse

Which car companies may have colluded to commit crimes? What car company stepped up to help Hurricane Florence victims? This is our look back at the Week In... read more September 15, 2018 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla Autopilot update woes, electric buses, and best electric-car deals: Today's Car News

Some drivers say Tesla's latest software update disabled Autopilot. Cities and elected officials throw their support behind electric buses and trucks. We round up the best... read more September 14, 2018 by


 
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for September 2018

This month's best deals list includes a newcomer among plug-in hybrids. That could be a great thing for buyers who want the best deal along with the latest technologies. Our... read more September 14, 2018 by


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

Tesla drivers say latest software update disabled Autopilot

Since Tesla began rolling out the latest version of Autopilot, many drivers have said the new software hasn't been so much an upgrade as a defeat of the system. A report in... read more September 14, 2018 by


 
Nio Formula E race car, EP9, ES8 and Eve concept car

Electric carmaker Nio begins trading on NYSE, aims to sell cars in US

Chinese electric carmaker Nio raised roughly $1 billion in its initial public offering Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. In August, Nio [NYSE: NIO] announced that it... read more September 14, 2018 by


 
Proterra Catalyst electric bus

City leaders pledge to fast-track electric bus fleets

Densely populated cities should consider switching to all-electric truck and bus fleets, elected officials and business leaders agreed this week at the Global Climate Action... read more September 14, 2018 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx fast-charging at Chargepoint site, June 2016  [photo: Tom Moloughney]

ChargePoint commits to build charging stations for 2.5 million cars by 2025

At the Global Climate Action Summit this week in San Francisco, several companies made commitments to reducing climate change. ChargePoint, one of the oldest electric-car... read more September 13, 2018 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Tesla expands Supercharging access and range for those fleeing Hurricane Florence

As it did in Hurricane Irma in Florida last year, Tesla has remotely extended the range of some cars for those who need to escape from the path of Hurricane Florence and may... read more September 13, 2018 by


 
BMW i3 electric car and ChargePoint DC fast-charging station at Washington, DC, Auto Show, Jan 2015

Tesla helps hurricane evacuees, diesel emissions collusion, self-driving semi: Today's Car News

Tesla and the electric car community band together to help owners evacuate as Hurricane Florence barrels toward the East Coast. German authorities uncover collusion among... read more September 13, 2018 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec 4Matic

German authorities uncover emissions-cheating collusion among diesel automakers

New documents revealed in a German investigation into diesel emissions cheating show that German automakers, including Volkswagen, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz may have colluded to... read more September 13, 2018 by


 
BMW ActiveE electric car at closed NJ gas station after Hurricane Sandy [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Web site helps electric car drivers evacuate Florence, Tesla extends range

Efforts have begun to help North and South Carolina and Virginia residents who drive electric cars to evacuate Hurricane Florence. Mass evacuations, as well as hurricanes... read more September 13, 2018 by


 
Teaser for Aston Martin Rapide E due in 2019

Aston Martin Rapide E, LA electric cars for Olympics, and Tesla drops colors: Today's Car News

Aston Martin reveals detailed specifications on its first electric car, the Rapide E. Los Angeles sets targets for electric cars as it prepares to host the 2028 Olympic... read more September 12, 2018 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy recalls some Bolt EVs, Volts over supplier brake issues

Chevrolet this week recalled three to four months worth of production Bolt EVs and Volt plug-in hybrids over a potential brake issue that could increase stopping distances of... read more September 12, 2018 by


 
Teaser for Aston Martin Rapide E due in 2019

Aston Martin Rapide E details revealed beyond battery tech

Led by former Nissan Leaf product planner Andy Palmer, Aston Martin plans to launch a new lineup of electric cars under its Lagonda brand. As a trial balloon, it will launch... read more September 12, 2018 by


 
 

 
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