Audi e-tron electric SUV debut delayed in latest diesel backlash

Audi e-tron electric SUV debut delayed in latest diesel backlash

In the wake of its massive diesel emissions scandal, VW and its luxury brand Audi apologized by promising to deliver electric cars. Now that effort has been delayed by the arrest of Audi's CEO, Rupert Stadler, who was scheduled to introduce the brand's first electric car, the 2019 Audi e-tron SUV...

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Consumer Reports tests Tesla Model 3 braking [CREDIT: Consumer Reports]

Volvo electrification, Tesla Model 3 updates, and electric-car charger poll: Today's Car News

Volvo's electrification push is expanding to every vehicle segment. The Tesla Model 3 received new features via an over-the-air update. We ask what kind of electric-car... read more June 25, 2018 by

2017 Toyota Prius Prime and 2015 Nissan Leaf belonging to reader John. C. Briggs

Battery-electric vehicle versus plug-in hybrid: why having both makes sense

Not long ago, green car fans had only one choice: a hybrid vehicle like the Prius that gets all its energy from gasoline. Now there is a choice of several pure... read more June 25, 2018 by

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

What type of public electric-car charger do you use most often? Take our Twitter poll

Public chargers for electric cars are expanding beyond Tesla's Supercharger network. Electrify America is rolling out a network of fast chargers to compete with Superchargers... read more June 25, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 gets new features via OTA update

Buyers of the Tesla Model 3 never thought they were getting all the luxury features of the Model S or Model X. Now, with the latest over the air update, Model 3 owners will... read more June 25, 2018 by

2019 Volvo S60

Volvo's electrification push expanding to every corner of the market

When it launches its 2019 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered next year, the Swedish automaker will nearly complete a startling turn toward electrification in less than a decade... read more June 25, 2018 by

Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada [CREDIT - YouTube user California Phantom]

Tesla sues saboteur who claims he is a whistleblower

On Thursday, Tesla sued former employee Martin Tripp for stealing trade secrets and transferring several gigabytes of data to third parties, including pictures of the... read more June 24, 2018 by

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

Tesla Model 3 Performance awd built, 2019 Honda Insight, 2018 Kia Niro hybrid, another state joins California: The Week in Reverse

Which state added its name to the list of those following California's tighter emissions regulations? What hybrid car aced the battery of crash tests inflicted by the IIHS?... read more June 23, 2018 by

2013 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2012

GM recalls 2013 Chevrolet Volts for battery software (Updated)

GM said Friday that it will recall 3,233 2013 model year Chevrolet Volts to remedy a problem with battery cell balancing that could cause the car to shut down in traffic. The... read more June 22, 2018 by

2013 Chevrolet Volt

Tesla Solar City layoffs, Chevrolet Volt recall, and EPA staff levels: Today's Car News

Tesla's recent layoffs have hit Solar City installers. Chevrolet issues a recall for the 2013 Volt. EPA staff levels are below legal levels. And an energy industry poll says... read more June 22, 2018 by

Tesla Solar Roof

Tesla layoffs hit 20 percent of Solar City installation locations

Last week, Tesla announced it would lay off 9 percent of its workforce in an effort to keep its doors open as it tries to ramp up production of its critical Model 3 electric... read more June 22, 2018 by

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

Conservative poll says Americans resent electric-car tax credits

Results of a study released Tuesday by the American Energy Alliance found that most voters object to tax credits for electric cars. Tellingly, the poll also shows that the... read more June 22, 2018 by

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]

EPA loses 10 percent of enforcement staff under Trump

If the EPA wants to reduce federal involvement in environmental protection, it may not need to roll back emissions requirements or cancel California's environmental waiver... read more June 22, 2018 by

Elaphe in-wheel electric powertrain

Slovenian company makes drop-in in-wheel electric motors

Slovenian company Elaphe has created in-wheel electric motors that have been tested in the worst conditions winter could throw at them. One of the main reasons we don't see... read more June 21, 2018 by

Hyundai Nexo

Audi and Hyundai fuel cells, Uber pays to buy electric cars, and in-wheel electric motors: Today's Car News

Audi and Hyundai have joined forces to share fuel cell technology and combine R&D forces. Uber now pays drivers to purchase electric cars. A Slovenian company has rolled... read more June 21, 2018 by

First hydrogen filling station opens in Canada, in Vancouver, British Columbia

British Columbia opens first hydrogen filling station in Canada

Canada’s first retail hydrogen fueling station opened on Friday June 15 in Vancouver, part of a network of eight hydrogen stations expected in British Columbia in the... read more June 21, 2018 by

Uber driver (photo by Uber)

Uber starts paying drivers to buy electric

Electric cars and fleets go hand-in-hand. That's the message Uber is trying to send to its drivers with a new program it calls EV Champions, which will pay some drivers... read more June 21, 2018 by

Hyundai Nexo

Audi teams up with Hyundai to build fuel-cell vehicles

Automakers are teaming up all over the world to prepare for the next big game in clean transportation, fuel cells. The latest partnership is between Audi and Hyundai, which... read more June 21, 2018 by

2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight review, Tesla Autopilot Buddy ban, and Colorado joins CA emissions states: Today's Car News

We review the 2019 Honda Insight and put the manufacturer's fuel-economy claims to the test. The NHTSA has banned Autopilot Buddy. Colorado plans to join the 13 California... read more June 20, 2018 by

Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

Colorado moves to follow California's low-emissions air-quality rules

Chalk up one more state in California's column. Colorado has added its name to the list of 12 states that follow California's tighter emissions standards. Governor John... read more June 20, 2018 by

2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight first drive mpg review: 55 mpg from hybrid sedan

Last week, we drove the new 2019 Honda Insight sedan and found Honda's newest compact hybrid roomy and comfortable. During our drive around Minneapolis, its exurbs, and into... read more June 20, 2018 by


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