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

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 and remarks from Mazda executives have suggested that while the rotary will make a comeback, it will be relegated to...

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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

2018 Tesla Model S and 2018 Tesla Model X

Tesla will raise prices on all but $35k Model 3, keep more stores open

Tesla's announcement late February that it will close stores and move entirely to online sales has already been cause for a minor uproar, as news emerged about mammoth lease... read more March 11, 2019 by

2019 Jeep Renegade

Jeep announces two more plug-in hybrids, for Europe

Last week, Fiat Chrysler announced plans, along with a $4.5 billion investment, to expand its lineup of plug-in hybrids, including plans to build two new plug-in hybrid Jeeps... read more March 11, 2019 by

eMotorWerks JuiceBox wall mount charging Tesla Model X

Colorado to launch smart-charging pilot program as it prepares for EVs

As it prepares to launch an electric-car mandate in coming years, Colorado is working to learn how electric cars can help it move to a more renewable energy grid. The... read more March 11, 2019 by

2019 Honda Insight

EPA says fuel economy rose in 2017, but it may be falling again

An EPA report released Wednesday shows that cars are getting better gas mileage in response to rising fuel economy standards. Yet a roaring economy and low gas prices have... read more March 11, 2019 by

Bell Nexus VTOL hybrid air taxi

Electrified Bell Nexus concept shows how Uber Air could take off

Although flying cars aren’t looking that much closer to reality, your Uber could take to the air in just a few years and be electric. Well, mostly electric, eventually... read more March 10, 2019 by

Imagine by Kia concept

Plug-in cars and concepts at Geneva, Tesla Model Y and Superchargers: The Week in Reverse

Which new electric car may be able to recharge 240 miles in less than five minutes? What is the bestselling electric car in the world, and what milestone did it pass this... read more March 9, 2019 by

Porsche Taycan prototype

BMW X3 plug-in, 400,000 Leafs, Audi e-tron Sportback, Fiat EV: Today's Car News

BMW and Audi are rounding out their lineups with new plug-in and electric SUVs. Customizable Fiat Centoventi concept could show a replacement for the 500e. And the Nissan... read more March 8, 2019 by

2020 Audi e-tron Sportback prototype

Audi e-tron Sportback electric SUV edges closer to production form

We've seen and driven the upcoming Audi e-tron quattro electric SUV, and this week got a look at the more affordable Q4 e-tron as well as four new plug-in hybrids coming from... read more March 8, 2019 by

2019 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf crosses 400,000 cumulative global sales

With Tesla looming in its rearview mirrors, the little Nissan Leaf is chuffing ahead in the global electric-car sales race. The company that built the original modern... read more March 8, 2019 by

Fiat Concept Centoventi concept

Fiat Concept Centoventi electric car opens Mopar toolbox, looks beyond 500e

Fiat is 120 years old, and for the Geneva Motor Show the Italian automaker is presenting an electric concept car that celebrates the brand’s “democratic... read more March 8, 2019 by


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