Plug-in electric car sales for April: Leaf sales lag, spendy Porsches take off

Plug-in electric car sales for April: Leaf sales lag, spendy Porsches take off

A month after General Motors announced it would only release quarterly sales results, the landscape for plug-in electric and hybrid cars appears to be little changed. While we may not see a big swing in Chevrolet Bolt EV and Volt sales, the green carmakers—like much of the...

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Kia Niro EV in Korea

Kia Niro electric car debuts in Korea

Kia displayed a new Niro EV electric car concept at the Consumer Electronics Show last January, and the production car just made an appearance in South Korea at the Fifth... read more May 4, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model X

Report: Tesla kicked out from official investigation over fatal Model X crash

The public dust-up between federal safety officials and Tesla escalated this week when the automaker left a fatal crash investigation—or was forced out. Bloomberg... read more May 4, 2018 by

Martin Winterkorn

Report: Former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn criminally charged over dieselgate

Former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn was charged with defrauding the U.S. in a Michigan federal court Thursday for his role in the widespread VW diesel emissions scandal... read more May 3, 2018 by

Tesla factory screencap from SF Bay Area CBS video

Tesla sales, really fast charging turns on, Canadian sales, beer semis, and used chargers: Today's Car News

Last night, we heard a critical call from Tesla; investors had said it was a make or break moment for judging whether the company would survive to keep building the Model... read more May 3, 2018 by

Anheuser-Busch Nikola Two fuel cell semi

Budweiser-maker taps Nikola for up to 800 hydrogen-powered semi trucks

Anheuser-Busch bet big on hydrogen fuel for its semitrailer trucks Thursday. The Budweiser beermaker announced it would buy up to 800 big rigs from Nikola Motor Company by... read more May 3, 2018 by

Certified pre-owned ClipperCreek charging station in use

Clipper Creek offers certified pre-owned charging stations

You've heard of certified pre-owned cars, maybe even certified pre-owned electric cars. Now you can buy a certified pre-owned home charging station to go with your certified... read more May 3, 2018 by

Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Tesla earnings, cash-burn up; Model 3 production, barely

Tesla told investors Wednesday that it burned through a record amount of cash last quarter, posting a $785 million loss for the quarter. The company's stock initially rose... read more May 3, 2018 by

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

Outlanders Inbound: Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, March 2018

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV set a new single-month Canadian sales record for plug-in electric vehicles in April, selling 589 units -- more than double the 237 it managed in... read more May 3, 2018 by

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

Electrify America switches on the first 350 KW Fast Charging station in Chicopee, Mass.

Though it lacked the crowds and fanfare of a Tesla launch, an unveiling yesterday in Chicopee, Mass., may have at least as much impact on electric-car drivers going forward... read more May 3, 2018 by

UPS Modec electric truck in London

California EPA lawsuit, Porsche Cayenne e-Hybrid, Toyota Avalon Hybrid, and electric delivery trucks: Today's Car News

California filed suit against the EPA over its proposal to roll back emissions and fuel economy standards. Tis the season—or at least the latest of them—for new... read more May 2, 2018 by

FedEx Workhorse Plug Power fuel-cell delivery truck

FedEx and UPS burn less gas to deliver boxes

With so many American consumers shopping online, cleaning up delivery vans has become a big business. FedEx and UPS have both recently announced that they are expanding their... read more May 2, 2018 by

2019 Toyota Avalon

2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid first drive review: understated efficiency

When it comes to hybrids and Toyota, one shape typically comes to mind. Hint: It doesn’t have a trunk. The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid—like the Camry Hybrid that... read more May 2, 2018 by

Obama CAFE standards benefits for 2025

What level is appropriate for fuel economy standards: Twitter poll results

We didn't know last week when California and 16 other states might file a lawsuit against the EPA over President Trump's decision to roll back emissions rules, but it seemed... read more May 2, 2018 by

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid: the subtly earthy type

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid doesn't boast about its plug-in hybrid, eco-friendly credentials. Instead of a big charge port conspicuously placed on one front fender, the... read more May 1, 2018 by

Smog over Los Angeles, courtesy Flickr user steven-buss

California and 16 states sue EPA over emissions rules

California, along with 16 other states and the District of Columbia, have formally launched a long-anticipated lawsuit against EPA over its proposed rollback of emissions... read more May 1, 2018 by

2000 Toyota Prius

Tax exemptions expiring, Subaru compliance, a collectible Prius, and new Twitter poll: Today's Car News

The sales-tax exemptions that have helped encourage drivers to buy plug-in cars in Washington State are about to expire. So far, legislation to extend them is going nowhere... read more May 1, 2018 by

2001 Toyota Prius Sedan

Jay Leno says Toyota Prius will someday be collectible

Sometimes, people collect the strangest things. Not to rain on anybody's parade, but Cabbage Patch kids, and old cell phones, really? Jay Leno, famous car collector as well... read more May 1, 2018 by

Subaru BR-Z production in Japan

Subaru admits cheating on fuel-economy and emissions tests

Subaru released a statement confirming that workers in two of its Japanese factories falsified numbers on fuel economy and emissions tests. The factories build the Impreza... read more May 1, 2018 by

1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."

Should California be able to set its own emissions standards? Take our Twitter poll

California has set its own emissions standards since before the EPA was founded. Ever since the EPA started regulating emissions, the state has continued on its own. Now... read more May 1, 2018 by

DC Fast-Charging Stations in Oregon and Washington states, January 2015 [map:]

Washington State clean vehicle tax exemption to expire May 31

The hotbed of electric cars so far has been the U.S. West Coast. California, of course, is the leader, with its zero-emissions vehicle mandates. Going up the coast, the... read more May 1, 2018 by


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