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More Chevy Bolt EV production, Tesla price hike in China, more chargers in Britain: Today's Car News

More Chevy Bolt EV production, Tesla price hike in China, more chargers in Britain: Today's Car News

Britain will require all cars to plug in and new homes to have chargers by 2040. Chevrolet boosts Bolt EV production to ease long waiting lists. Tesla is the first company to respond to President Trump's new trade war with China. And we have a full report on plug-in car sales in Canada for June...

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel, first drive, Teaneck, NJ, Aug 2017

July 4th green car deals you can still find

June wasn't a great month for green-car sales, and automakers are offering some bargains to keep them moving out the door. Green Car Reports partner site CarsDirect has... read more July 8, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs

Tesla Model 3 production, VW diesel deadline, EPA administrator, lithium troubles: The Week in Reverse

Whose resignation changed the political landscape this week? What is holding up production of more lithium for electric car batteries? This is our look back at the Week In... read more July 7, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Tesla production tricks, EPA's Pruitt resigns, and VW settlement deadline: Today's Car News

The production tricks Tesla used to build 5,000 Model 3s may not be sustainable, at least not yet. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigned. A settlement deadline looms for... read more July 6, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs

VW TDI owners face deadline to finalize claims (Updated)

The VW diesel settlement is winding down. Owners of 2.0-liter 4-cylinder cars have to complete filing their settlement paperwork by Sept. 1 to be eligible for at least $5,100... read more July 6, 2018 by


 
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Catalina Island, CA, Sep 2017

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Tesla Model 3 set June sales records for plug-in cars

With low gas prices and consumers thinking about summer road trips, June was not a banner month for plug-in car sales. Two models stood out with dramatic increases from... read more July 6, 2018 by


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

Tesla Model 3 production target reached but did automaker cut corners?

Tesla pulled out all the stops to get 5,000 Model 3s built by July 1 including pulling workers from other assembly lines, halting Model S and X production to paint nothing... read more July 6, 2018 by


 
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]

Wheeler replaces Pruitt as EPA chief, climate denial, fossil fuel support continue apace

Following an 18-month tenure filled with a cascade of scandals, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday. President Donald Trump acknowledged Pruitt's resignation in... read more July 5, 2018 by


 
Charging station and gas pump

Tesla engineer leaves, Electra Meccanica e-Roadster, and oil vs electric-car charging: Today's Car News

Tesla vehicle engineer Doug Field will not return to the automaker. Electra Meccanica plans a new e-Roadster. Oil companies begin fighting for a share of electric-car... read more July 5, 2018 by


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

Supplies may be less of a problem for lithium than financing, report

As if to confirm one of the biggest concerns of electric-car doubters, lithium prices have tripled since 2015. Not to worry, say those who sell electric cars, the world has... read more July 5, 2018 by


 
Shell charging station in Britain (higher res)

Oil companies fight back for charging dollars

As electric cars begin eating into profit growth at oil companies, the war for electric-car drivers' pocketbooks has begun. Electric utilities are counting on supplying... read more July 5, 2018 by


 
Electra Meccanica eRoadster, an electric Intermeccanica Speedster replica

Electra Meccanica teases new-old e-Roadster

Building a new car, especially one with four wheels intended to be sold in developed markets, is show-stoppingly expensive. A simpler approach is to build a kit car. Kit cars... read more July 5, 2018 by


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

Tesla chief engineer Doug Field won't be back

Tesla's chief engineer for vehicle production won't return from a leave of absence, the company announced on Monday. Doug Field started his leave of absence in early May... read more July 5, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Electric SUVs, Tesla Model 3 in Canada, and electric Mercedes-Benz vans: Today's Car News

The year 2019 is shaping up to become the year of the electric SUV. Canadian sales figures for the Tesla Model 3 are in following its May debut. Mercedes-Benz introduces... read more July 3, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz eVito (Metris) electric delivery van in Germany

Mercedes-Benz introduces electric delivery vans, with an app, in Germany

Vehicle fleet managers may be the first to convert wholesale to electric vehicles, because their decisions start and end with cost, and electric miles are cheaper than gas... read more July 3, 2018 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

Congressional Democrats file bills to extend federal electric-car tax credits

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch has filed a bill to extend federal electric-car tax credits for 10 more years, just as the credits begin to run out on the two largest... read more July 3, 2018 by


 
2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric car (crossover SUV)

2019 is the year of the electric SUV

In car terms, we're already getting rolling on model year 2019, and it's shaping up to be the year of the electric SUV. Until now, pure electric cars have consisted mostly of... read more July 3, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]

Tesla Model 3: 456 sales in May Canadian debut

Tesla started off Model 3 sales in Canada in May with a bang and sold 456 cars after a flurry of deliveries at the end of the month, according to vehicle registration data... read more July 3, 2018 by


 
Navya autonomous bus in Sion, Switzerland

How autonomous vehicles will compound electric-car benefits

A lot of ink has been spilled over self-driving cars lately—whether they'll work, how they work, and the potential for accidents. What hasn't been discussed as much is... read more July 2, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 production, self-driving car pros for electric cars, and battery power grid backups: Today's Car News

Tesla Model 3 production reaches a milestone. Self-driving cars will provide numerous benefits to electric cars. PG&E partners with Tesla to provide power grid backups... read more July 2, 2018 by


 
Electrify America 350 kw chargers at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.

What kind of public electric car charger do you rely on most often? Twitter poll results

Electric car drivers have many more options for public charging than they did even a year ago. Charging networks from Tesla's Superchargers to EVGo and VW's Electrify America... read more July 2, 2018 by


 
 

 
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