EVgo simplifies, cuts electric-car fast charging prices nationwide

EVgo simplifies, cuts electric-car fast charging prices nationwide

Over the next three years, numerous long-range electric cars will come to market at prices below $40,000. That will expand the pool of potential buyers to those interested in plug-in vehicles but unwilling to consider one rated at less than 200 miles. Those new owners will learn the DC fast...

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2019 Lexus UX

Lexus UX smaller crossover peeks out before Geneva auto show

The global new-vehicle market is moving toward crossover utility vehicles and SUVs, along with vehicles that look like them. Now the production version of another crossover... read more February 28, 2018 by

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric police car, operated by Hyattsville City Police Department, Maryland

Is this the country's first Chevrolet Bolt EV police car? (updated with video)

Using electric cars as police vehicles has some distinct advantages. Among them are near-silent operation, maximum acceleration from 0 rpm, and a novelty factor that can lead... read more February 28, 2018 by

Donald Trump

How much does it matter that Trump officials deny climate science? Twitter poll results

It is now abundantly clear that the Trump administration in the U.S. is staffed with climate-science denialists and committed promoters for the greater extraction, sale, and... read more February 28, 2018 by

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona Electric debuts before Geneva show; 292-mile range from top model

The lack of plug-in electric crossover utility vehicles with all-wheel drive is a growing and obvious gap in the market. And where there's a gap, aggressive South Korean... read more February 28, 2018 by

Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Ford F-Series hybrid pickups, fake science, electric-car charging, German diesel ban: Today's Car News

Today, we ended up with a slew of diesel stories, from fake science at a university to a court decision letting German cities ban the oldest and dirtiest diesel vehicles... read more February 27, 2018 by

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

German court rules cities may ban older diesel vehicles to cut air pollution

That huge intake of breath you may have heard from across the Atlantic Ocean was the sound of German carmakers gasping at a court decision handed down on Tuesday. After a... read more February 27, 2018 by

Western Star semi tractor used to promote Fitzgerald Glider Kits

Fake science: University disavows study EPA cited to approve old dirty diesels in "glider" trucks

Last November, the Environmental Protection Agency said it would rescind a rule that banned companies from fitting outdated, older, and dirtier diesel engines into brand-new... read more February 27, 2018 by

Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup truck fitted with XL Hybrids upfitted hybrid-electric powertrain

XL Hybrids adds Ford F-250 hybrid to F-150 plug-in hybrid pickups; production to start in March

The idea of a Ford F-Series hybrid pickup truck has now been around since August 2011, but its maker now expects to launch such a truck sometime during 2020. Meanwhile, on... read more February 27, 2018 by

Photovoltaic solar panel installation on house, Fremont, California   [image: Shiva Singh]

If you own an electric car, what's your at-home charging source? Take our Twitter poll

Drivers who buy an electric car that plugs into the power grid to recharge the battery often start to consider the source of their energy. A 2012 analysis from California, in... read more February 27, 2018 by

2016 Scion iM drive event, Philadelphia area, Sept 2015

Cheaper Lexus hybrids, 2018 Leaf review, Prius lawsuit, FCA diesels, 200K Teslas: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a road-trip drive report on the new 2018 Nissan Leaf, Tesla's statement on the impending end of tax credits for its buyers, a Toyota Prius lawsuit, and... read more February 26, 2018 by

Two 2018 Nissan Leafs with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Joyce Kilmer travel plaza, Feb 2018

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car: four-day winter road-trip review

The first generation of mass-priced electric cars with ranges of 60 to 90 miles simply didn't have enough range to be used outside predictable daily commute duties and local... read more February 26, 2018 by

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Fiat Chrysler to end diesel engines in cars by 2022 (but not trucks): report

Fiat Chrysler will abandon the use of diesel engines in all its passenger vehicles by 2022, according to a report Sunday. Demand for diesel versions of passenger cars in... read more February 26, 2018 by

2018 Lexus RX L, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

Lexus lowers hybrid prices to reduce premium over gasoline substantially

Gas is cheap in the U.S. and has been for years. Hybrids are no longer a cutting-edge or cool technology; they're just another powertrain. The result is that hybrids have... read more February 26, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla expects 200,000th U.S. sale this year, electric-car tax credits to start phaseout

It's been a topic of discussion for years: What will happen when a carmaker reaches the cap on U.S. sales of electric cars that qualify for the full federal tax credit of... read more February 26, 2018 by

2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius recall in 2014 failed to fix problem, lawsuit says, may have cut mileage

Early in 2014, Toyota filed a voluntary recall notice with the NHTSA to fix a defect in roughly 800,000 third-generation Prius Liftback hybrids sold in the U.S. from 2010... read more February 25, 2018 by

Two 2018 Nissan Leafs with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Molly Pitcher travel plaza, Feb 2018

Tesla and Nissan EV totals, start-stop surges, RIP Opel Ampera-e, diesel decline: The Week in Reverse

Which German luxury make has killed off its diesel vehicles far ahead of schedule? What two electric-car makers have each now built and sold more than 300,000 vehicles? This... read more February 24, 2018 by

Nissan and Dena Easy Ride self-driving taxi service

Tesla charging, grim climate studies, Mercedes diesels, Outlander PHEV updates: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla expands its destination charging to workplaces, some grim climate studies appear, the Outlander PHEV gets a more sophisticated powertrain next year, and Mercedes... read more February 23, 2018 by

Mercedes-Benz GLS350d spotted testing near Denver

Mercedes-Benz gets its own diesel emission cheating questions now

Investigators probing U.S. models of Mercedes-Benz sold with diesel engines have found software, possibly illegal under EPA rules, that helped them pass emission tests. Such... read more February 23, 2018 by

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (European model), to debut at 2018 Geneva auto show

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV updates for Europe to debut in Geneva

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been a huge success in Europe, selling more than 100,000 copies there over several years. As the first and least expensive plug-in hybrid... read more February 23, 2018 by

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class stalls in Maryland flash flood

Planet at "very high risk" for extreme warming, per leaked UN report; every 5-year delay matters

The processes of climate change don't care about politics. Or economics. Or public sentiment about science. Last December, an analysis showed the most accurate... read more February 23, 2018 by


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