No more Smarts, Faraday Future revived, EPA plans around climate change: Today's Car News

No more Smarts, Faraday Future revived, EPA plans around climate change: Today's Car News

Smart will no longer sell cars in the U.S. Faraday Future announced two new investments that could keep it afloat long enough to build its long-awaited FF91. And the EPA is warning others to prepare for climate change—as it maintains it's not really an issue yet. All this and more on Green...

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2018 Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio

Smart no more: Why the end of the Fortwo has been a long time coming

Daimler’s Smart brand has announced that it’s pulled the plug on the U.S. sales of its only model, the Fortwo, which went all-electric just one model year ago... read more April 30, 2019 by

2020 Toyota Highlander teaser

Elon Musk tweets, 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, NYC solar: Today's Car News

Tesla CEO Elon Musk reaches a new settlement with the SEC to avoid contempt charges. We sat down with the chief engineer of the new 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid to learn how... read more April 29, 2019 by

2020 Toyota Highlander

How the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3-row crossover gets compact-car economy

When the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid goes on sale next year, its EPA fuel-economy estimates may match most versions of the Corolla compact sedan. And it has room for eight... read more April 29, 2019 by

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on "60 Minutes"

Musk reaches second settlement with SEC

Elon Musk's Twitter followers may face a new reality next week. The Tesla CEO reached a new agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, announced Friday, that he... read more April 29, 2019 by

Wind farm outside Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Canada   [photographer: Joel Bennett]

Powerline approval could bring EV drivers more wind power

In the efforts of Green New Deal and electric car advocates, a new permit for power transmission lines may knock down one of the biggest hurdles to bringing more renewable... read more April 29, 2019 by

MTA 207TH Street rail yard [CREDIT - Fan Railer - Wikimedia Commons]

New York to add solar to transportation hubs

Updated to correct the total power output expected from the MTA rooftop project. Electric cars and public transportation go together in more ways than one. In the latest... read more April 29, 2019 by

2013 Ford Focus Electric

Ford electric vehicles and hybrids: Here are some of the many models arriving soon

With last week’s announcement of a strategic partnership with electric truckmaker hopeful Rivian, cemented by a pending $500 million equity investment, Ford Motor... read more April 28, 2019 by

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

Jaguar I-Pace sales, Qiantu K50 details, Tesla range boost: The Week in Reverse

Which automaker teased the possibility of getting in the insurance business starting as soon as next month? Which startup automaker does Ford intend to invest $500 million... read more April 27, 2019 by

Tesla Semi

Tesla Roadster, Ford emissions, Bentley's electric future: Today's Car News

A plan for more plug-in vehicles is changing form at Bentley—to what, we're not sure yet. A West Coast network could keep semis charged up. Analysts peer into the Tesla... read more April 26, 2019 by

2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by John Cena - Image via Mecum Auctions

Justice Department investigating Ford emissions certifications

Some 2017 and newer Ford vehicles may have illegally polluted more than the company claimed during emissions certifications, and the company admitted Friday that criminal... read more April 26, 2019 by

Tesla Semi

West Coast charging corridor may expand to trucks

Even as installations of fast and public chargers for electric cars have taken off, they have not kept pace with the number of new electric cars automakers have sold. Now... read more April 26, 2019 by

Bentley Continental GT V8

Bentley not sold on electric, planning plug-in hybrids for full lineup

The ultra-luxury carmaker Bentley is at work on a new model strategy, and fully electric vehicles might not play as much of a part in it as the company had previously hinted... read more April 26, 2019 by

2020 Tesla Roadster

Tesla investor provides a look inside new Roadster

At Tesla's self-driving event for investors on Monday afternoon, the company revealed another tidbit: a glimpse of its upcoming second-generation Roadster. The company parked... read more April 26, 2019 by

VW ID R in the wind tunnel

Jaguar I-Pace sales, Tesla insurance and Model Y production: Today's Car News

Tesla could be entering the insurance business soon, and its Model Y crossover may not be Nevada-built after all. Jaguar may already be looking to reboot marketing for the... read more April 25, 2019 by

Qiantu K50 by Mullen, 2019 New York auto show

Pending homologation, Qiantu K50 electric sports car will be assembled in Washington state

The glamorous, supercar-shaped, Chinese-built Qiantu K50 that was shown last week at the New York auto show garnered much attention and likely changed some attendees’... read more April 25, 2019 by

2019 Karma Revero Aliso Edition

2018 Karma Reveros recalled for side curtain airbag issue

Karma issued a stop sale on 2018 Karma Revero models following a recall for an airbag issue. The side curtain airbags have a defective rollover sensor, the company said, and... read more April 25, 2019 by

2019 Jaguar I-Pace First Edition

The Jaguar I-Pace isn't selling well in the U.S.

The Jaguar I-Pace made headlines at the New York International Auto Show by winning the World Car of the Year Award, as well as the organization's awards for Design of the... read more April 25, 2019 by

2018 Tesla Model S and 2018 Tesla Model X

Musk: Tesla will introduce Autopilot-informed insurance product next month

Over the first quarter of the year, Tesla reported a much higher-than-anticipated loss and revenue below what analysts expected—tangled up in logistical delivery issues... read more April 24, 2019 by

Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y might be made in California after all

Tesla hasn’t yet decided on a production location for its Model Y crossover that it plans to deliver in fall 2020. In Wednesday’s quarterly financial call, CEO... read more April 24, 2019 by

2019 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman T

Teslas go farther, Ford and Rivian, Sono production, Colorado fines: Today's Car News

Two of the most popular electric-car companies had big news moments today. Startup electric truck-maker Rivian announced a $500 million tie-up with Ford. Tesla revamped its... read more April 24, 2019 by


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