Commentary: Want faster electric-car charging? Pony up!

Commentary: Want faster electric-car charging? Pony up!

The future may be coming for electric cars, but it's not yet clear what it will look like. When modern electric cars first launched between 2011 and 2014, many shared similar specs: about 80 miles of range, overnight charging, a five-passenger hatchback body, and a price starting around $28,000...

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace, 3-day test drive

One of these 3 cars will be Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2019

Despite a long list of green-car debuts anticipated over the next couple of years, this year hasn't exactly brought a bevy of new electric models. As we wait for the market... read more November 5, 2018 by


Study draws link between climate and weather—via jet stream

For some, the evidence of global warming is hard to accept, especially when it has been difficult to draw the link between individual storms and an increase in atmospheric... read more November 5, 2018 by

2017 Tesla Model S testing at Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports tests Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot

GPS navigation and Autopilot—two great driving aids that go great together. Tesla has offered both features for a long time, and is now rolling out software that... read more November 5, 2018 by

GM compact e-bike

GM creates a global e-bike, looks for branding help with contest

General Motors is already shaping up to be second only to Tesla in blasting past the 200,000-vehicle ceiling for the federal EV tax credit; and it has plans to produce 20 new... read more November 4, 2018 by

Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro concept

California stands firm, Honda joins GM, SEC investigates Tesla: The Week in Reverse

Which automakers are now openly opposing the EPA’s proposed fuel-economy rollback? And which automaker teased an 800-volt electric car good for the drag races? This is... read more November 3, 2018 by

Faraday Future completes first pre-production FF91 on August 28, 2018

GM EV1 exec leaves Faraday Future (Updated)

In the midst of the latest round of financial turmoil at the company, Faraday Future has lost a key executive, according to a report in the Verge. Peter Savagian was senior... read more November 2, 2018 by

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

Tesla receives SEC subpoena about Model 3 production numbers

Tesla acknowledged in a quarterly regulatory filing on Thursday that it has received a subpoena from the SEC asking about the company's forecasts the company made in 2017 for... read more November 2, 2018 by

BMW iX3 Concept front 3/4

Faster electric cars, California strikes back, BMW batteries, Hyundai recall: Today's Car News

California begins fighting back against the EPA's fuel economy freeze. Austria proposes letting electric cars drive faster. Hyundai recalls Ioniqs. And BMW builds a new... read more November 2, 2018 by

Mini Electric concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

BMW readies battery factory for wave of coming electric vehicles

BMW announced last month it will significantly expand and overhaul a facility to produce batteries for electric cars at its factory in Dingolfing, Germany. The factory... read more November 2, 2018 by

2019 Jaguar I-Pace S

Austria to let drivers of electric cars go faster

Austria is offering would-be electric-car owners (and current ones) a tempting incentive to go tailpipe-emissions-free: permission to drive faster than those with gasoline... read more November 2, 2018 by

Traffic at the I-10 & I-405 interchange in Los Angeles, California (by Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz)

California girds for battle with EPA over fuel economy

Last Friday, California released a 400-page repudiation of the Trump administration's plan to freeze fuel economy standards and revoke California's statutory right to set its... read more November 2, 2018 by

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Recall alert: Hyundai Ioniq in the hot seat

Hyundai is recalling 10,575 Ioniq Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models from 2017 and 2018 to replace a wiring relay in the drive system. The recall mirrors a similar problem... read more November 2, 2018 by

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Solar from Hyundai, Kia; GM plan trouble, VW-Ford electrics, getting warmer: Today's Car News

Hyundai and Kia plan to put solar panels on cars. VW won't rule out sharing electric cars with Ford. A prominent electric-car advocate takes issue with GM's plan for a... read more November 1, 2018 by

Ford's future hybrid and PHEV lineup

VW may share electric-car platform with Ford

Volkswagen is investing $40 billion in new electric cars and plans to have 27 new models on the market by 2022. Ford announced last March that it will invest $11 billion in... read more November 1, 2018 by

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

GM's national electric car plan may not be all that, scientist argues

Just as General Motors prepared to release record profits on Wednesday, the respected Union of Concerned Scientists took issue with the company's plan last week to develop a... read more November 1, 2018 by

Hyundai Motor Group solar charging system

Hyundai and Kia reveal solar roof tech for electric cars—or gasoline ones

As solar cells get more efficient, powerful panels can fit on smaller areas. For those looking to use renewable energy for transportation, that means solar panels can now... read more November 1, 2018 by

Tesla Roadster 1:64 Hot Wheels car

Tesla owners sue, Hot Wheels 'Starman,' plastic roads: Today's Car News

A second Tesla owner is suing the company over an Autopilot crash. Recycled bottles could make good roads. Hot Wheels launches its own Tesla 'Starman' Roadster. Our Twitter... read more October 31, 2018 by

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

Another owner sues Tesla over Autopilot rear-end crash

Another Tesla owner whose car crashed while Autopilot was engaged has sued the automaker claiming false advertising In September, a woman whose Tesla crashed into the back of... read more October 31, 2018 by

Dutch coalition PlasticRoad bike path

Broken bottles may be good for roads and the environment

Cars could soon provide a solution to one of the world's biggest environmental problems, not just contribute to them. Cars, or at least the roads they drive on, could provide... read more October 31, 2018 by

Hot Wheels Tesla 'Starman' car (2018)

Tesla ‘Starman’ stunt commemorated by Hot Wheels

Tesla’s chief executive officer Elon Musk has pulled off some elaborate visions—and madcap stunts—for future mobility, often with multiple levels of nerdy... read more October 31, 2018 by


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