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Nissan, Infiniti, and Cadillac electrics at Detroit auto show: Today's Car News

Nissan, Infiniti, and Cadillac electrics at Detroit auto show: Today's Car News

At the Detroit auto show on Monday morning, Cadillac previewed GM's new platform for electric cars, Infiniti previewed a new look for its upcoming electric lineup with a new SUV concept. Nissan reinvented the sedan with its new electric concept. And Ford previewed a new hybrid version of its...

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2019 Buick Velite 6 Electric

GM president dashes hopes of future Volt, says no more hybrids

Following news in late November that General Motors would kill off the Chevrolet Volt, one of the pioneers of modern plug-in cars, a senior GM executive has... read more January 14, 2019 by


 
Future Cadillac long-range electric large luxury utility vehicle (rendering), 2019 Detroit auto sho

Long-range Cadillac SUV to lead GM's next electric-car push, in 3 years

On Sunday night, General Motors showed renderings of a future long-range, all-electric SUV to be offered roughly three years hence by its Cadillac luxury brand. The look at... read more January 14, 2019 by


 
2019 Nissan Leaf Plus

2019 CES: Quiet year for green-car and self-driving news

As always, the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show held this week in Las Vegas was massive. Hundreds of thousands of attendees, workers, and support staff converged at multiple... read more January 13, 2019 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3

Peak gas-engine, Nissan Leaf, Tesla sales, electric Cadillacs and Harleys: The Week in Reverse

What company will sell and manage installation of home chargers for new Audi e-tron electric models? Which engines were involved in the latest diesel emissions settlement?... read more January 12, 2019 by


 
Sketch for proposed Volkswagen electric off-road SUV

Jeep and Ram diesels, Cadillac electrics, MyChevy updates, Audi chargers: Today's Car News

GM announced a major restructuring that will result in more electric cars, with Cadillac as its focus. Fiat Chrysler will fix its dirty Ram pickup and Jeep Grand Cherokee... read more January 11, 2019 by


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

Audi e-tron electric SUV buyers can leave the charger installation to Amazon

Given how often automakers expect electric-car drivers to charge at home—80 to 90 percent of the time, by most estimates—it’s surprising that more attention... read more January 11, 2019 by


 
2014 Cadillac ELR

Cadillac to become “lead electric vehicle brand” for GM to rival Tesla (Updated)

General Motors’ Cadillac brand has fought to restore its luster as a brand for technology and innovation, with repeated attempts that fell short of a resounding... read more January 11, 2019 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV charging at EVgo station

Socket to me: MyChevy app tells Bolt EV drivers where to charge

Too many apps! That's one of the complaints electric car drivers have about charging electric cars. With the time it takes to charge one of the biggest complaints is mapping... read more January 11, 2019 by


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

No buybacks: FCA settlement for Ram pickup, Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will settle with federal regulators and pay owners of diesel-powered truck and SUVs for noncompliant emissions software, the company announced... read more January 11, 2019 by


 
Audi PB18 e-tron concept

Tesla drops 75Ds, Nissan Leaf Plus, EPA head, peak internal-combustion: Today's Car News

We look at what sets the Nissan Leaf Plus apart. President Trump nominates Andrew Wheeler as EPA chief. And analysts report that the world may already have reached peak sales... read more January 10, 2019 by


 
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

Trump nominates coal-lobbyist Wheeler to head EPA

In the midst of a government shutdown, President Donald Trump formally nominated Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to head the agency on Wednesday. Wheeler is a former... read more January 10, 2019 by


 
2018 Tesla Model S and 2018 Tesla Model X

Musk axes affordable Tesla Model S, X 75D

In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will quit selling low-end, short-range versions of its Model S sedan and Model X SUV. The move... read more January 10, 2019 by


 
2019 Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs Leaf: A first look at the differences

Earlier this week, at an event coordinated with the Consumer Electronics Show, Nissan introduced the Leaf Plus, a new longer-range of Nissan’s compact electric car. The... read more January 10, 2019 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long-Range RWD

Was 2018 the peak for internal-combustion car sales?

Electric-car sales are growing. Total car sales around the world are shrinking. Put the two together, and the conclusion from many analysts is that sales of cars powered by... read more January 10, 2019 by


 
2019 Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, 2020 Mini Cooper S E, more fuel-cell semis: Today's Car News

Mini plans to revive its electric hatchback as a sporty electric model for the 60th anniversary of the original. New charging agreements aim to make charging easier and... read more January 9, 2019 by


 
Kenworth T680 with Toyota hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain, at 2019 CES

Toyota and Kenworth to build 10 fuel-cell semis for LA port duty

The word "drayage" isn't commonly used, even among green-car fans, but it's used by the shipping and logistics industries to refer to the transport of goods over short... read more January 9, 2019 by


 
eMotorWerks JuiceBox wall mount charging Tesla Model X

eMotorWerks lays groundwork for vehicle-to-grid charging

At first glance, a new business agreement between home charger manufacturer eMotorWerks and utility software provider LO3 Energy sounds strictly like the stuff of dull... read more January 9, 2019 by


 
Mini Electric concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

2020 Mini Cooper S E: Speedy electric hatchback due for Mini's 60th birthday

As one of the pioneers of electric cars, Mini isn't content to build a more efficient, emissions-free version of its basic hatchback when it develops its first production... read more January 9, 2019 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt charging at Electrify America 350 kw charger at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.

One-step Plug&Charge coming to (Electrify) America

It's easy to plug in an electric car. What trips up many new electric-car drivers is paying to charge. At some charging stations, drivers pay by the kilowatt-hour. At others... read more January 9, 2019 by


 
2019 Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus revealed: 226-mile range, quicker acceleration

Nissan unveiled Tuesday a new version of the 2019 Leaf electric car, called the Leaf Plus or Leaf e+, that can go well over 200 miles on a charge. Although such a model has... read more January 8, 2019 by


 
 

 
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