Maserati joins ranks of EV holdouts among exotic automakers

Maserati joins ranks of EV holdouts among exotic automakers

Although it announced the end of using Ferrari engines in its cars last week, Italian luxury-carmaker Maserati won't be going all-electric any time soon. "This is a brand that needs combustion engines,” Maserati's North American chief, Al Gardner, told Motor Trend in an interview earlier this...

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Volkswagen ID concept, 2017 Los Angeles auto show

VW ID 3, 2020 Hyundai Ioniq, Lincoln plug-ins, battery supplies: The Week in Reverse

What may cause delays in some electric cars? Which new electric SUV went into production this past week? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at... read more May 11, 2019 by

2019 Honda Clarity Electric

VW ID 3 Deposits; Porsche diesel fines; best deals; Colorado EV pushback: Today's Car News

Volkswagen gathered 10,000 deposits for its new ID 3 electric car. Germany fined Porsche $600 million over diesel-emissions cheating. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers... read more May 10, 2019 by

2017 Toyota Prius Prime test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016

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

With rising interest rates and falling federal plug-in vehicle tax credits on some models, the best deals on electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and conventional hybrids are a... read more May 10, 2019 by

2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

Porsche fined $600 million in Germany over dirty diesels

German regulators Tuesday hit Porsche with a $600 million (535 million euro) fine, for its role in selling cars powered by diesel engines designed by Audi that failed to... read more May 10, 2019 by

2020 Volkswagen ID Neo spy shots

VW ID 3 racks up 10,000 deposits in first day

Three years after Tesla started taking $1,000 reservations for its Model 3, Volkswagen is racking up similar orders for its upcoming ID 3 hatchback in Europe. Perhaps not to... read more May 10, 2019 by

Colorado license plates

Automakers try to wave Colorado off a California-style EV mandate

After Colorado jumped on board California's Zero Emissions ship in January, automakers apparently weren't happy. According to a Reuters report, the Alliance of Automobile... read more May 10, 2019 by

Workhorse W-15 extended-range electric pickup truck

VW electric efforts, GM Workhorse deal, Chevy Volt deals: Today's Car News

President Trump announced a deal—or at least a dealmaking effort—to build Workhorse electric trucks at GM's Lordstown, Ohio, factory. Volkswagen is preparing to... read more May 9, 2019 by

Volkswagen ID R Nürburgring

VW looking for battery lessons, ‘Ring record with ID R racecar

The clouds parted just long enough to let sunlight timidly lick the surface of the Nürburgring race track in Germany. The previous night, I watched in amusement as an... read more May 9, 2019 by

2019 Chevrolet Volt

Big deals arrive on 2019 Chevy Volt: Get one while you can

In an effort to clear out the last of its inventory, General Motors has added the Chevrolet Volt to its list of models eligible for an 18 percent discount off sticker price... read more May 9, 2019 by

Volkswagen 8-car MEB electric-car lineup

Report: VW might offload niche brands, nix electric sports car platform

Volkswagen's transformation from the world's leading maker of diesel cars to focusing on electrics isn't coming cheap. The company has reportedly paid as much as $30 billion... read more May 9, 2019 by

GM Lordstown, Ohio, factory

Trump tweets that Workhorse electric truckmaker may take over Ohio GM plant (Updated)

Update: Adds responses from GM and Workhorse. President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that Cincinnati-based startup electric truckmaker Workhorse may buy GM's Lordstown... read more May 8, 2019 by

Tesla Model Y  -  introduction, Hawthorne CA, March 2019

Mercedes-Benz EQC, VW ID 3, FCA emissions boost Tesla: Today's Car News

Electric cars are starting to roll out from German automakers. Volkswagen gave a name to its new electric hatchback, and started taking orders. And Mercedes-Benz rolled the... read more May 8, 2019 by

Teaser for 2020 Volkswagen ID 3 debuting at 2019 Frankfurt auto show

VW names fully electric hatchback ID 3, starts taking deposits in Europe

The Volkswagen ID hatchback due to go on sale in Europe this year, at last, has a name: ID 3. And in Europe, as of today, it’s available for order. The hatchback, which... read more May 8, 2019 by

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

How did that EV purchase affect your tax bill? Twitter poll results

Electric-car sales skyrocketed in the U.S. last year as Tesla Model 3 production ramped up. The growth came not only as Tesla's production blew through its allotment of... read more May 8, 2019 by

Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit in Europe

Report says Fiat Chrysler emissions deal worth $2 billion to Tesla

Analysts should no longer be worried about whether Tesla has enough cash to meet its immediate needs. In addition to $2 billion it raised in stocks and convertible bonds last... read more May 8, 2019 by

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886

First Mercedes-Benz EQC rolls off assembly line in Germany

German automakers have all said they will go all-in on electric cars, yet so far, few have actually arrived, with the Audi E-tron trickling into a few U.S. dealerships last... read more May 8, 2019 by

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel, New York City, Jan 2014

Lincoln plugs in, EcoDiesel settlements, Electrify America rates: Today's Car News

Lincoln hopes plugging in will bring younger customers to its showrooms. A federal judge approves payouts to customers who bought Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 pickups... read more May 7, 2019 by

1996 General Motors EV1

Which classic electric car (or truck) would you like to restore? Take our Twitter poll

Electric cars are making history—and not for the first time. Last weekend, we featured an electric car from a forgotten era, the (very early) 1960s. Electric cars from... read more May 7, 2019 by

Electrify America DC fast chargers in Gulfport, Mississippi

Electrify America releases new pricing plans and mobile app

A new debate is raging in the electric-car and charging communities: Whether electric-car drivers should pay for charging like gas, by the kilowatt-hour; or like parking, by... read more May 7, 2019 by

2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

Settlement pays Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500 diesel owners up to $3,075

Owners of Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and Ram pickup trucks with a 3.0 turbodiesel V-6 may be eligible for up to $3,075 after the automaker settled with a group of owners last... read more May 7, 2019 by


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