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Iconic Italian name revived for Pininfarina Battista show car in Geneva

Iconic Italian name revived for Pininfarina Battista show car in Geneva

With an infusion of cash from Indian auto giant Mahindra, storied Italian automaker Pininfarina is branching out on its own with a new all-electric hypercar. The company has shared some of its motivation for the relaunch, and teased sketches and photos of the car repeatedly, but finally revealed...

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Ford Fusion Energi charging.

Ford C-Max Energi, Fusion Energi owners still waiting for cooler charge cords

Six months after Ford issued a recall over a fire risk and its charge cords, some drivers of Ford plug-in vehicles still don’t have the peace of mind of a new charge... read more March 4, 2019 by


 
2018 Tesla Model S and 2018 Tesla Model X

Tesla cuts more than $10,000 off price of Model S and X

Along with its announcement of a new base Model 3 Standard Range last week, Tesla also announced that it would cut prices across the board, including on its more expensive... read more March 4, 2019 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 concept

Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow Formula E electric racing car debuts in special livery

Mercedes-Benz is formally entering Formula E electric-car racing for the upcoming 2019-2020 season, and for the upcoming Geneva Motor Show it has revealed what it terms a... read more March 4, 2019 by


 
BMW i.FE18 Formula E racer, Ad Diriyah 2018

Formula E signs on to complete battery recycling

They say racing improves the breed. Usually that means learning to make cars go faster or handle or stop better. Electric-car racing series Formula E aims not just to improve... read more March 3, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model 3 vs. Polestar 2

Base Tesla Model 3, Polestar 2, Kandi cars, Volvo and Audi plug-in hybrids: The Week in Reverse

Which two startup companies showed new ways to get more miles out of an electric vehicle? What Chinese automaker received approval to import new models to the U.S. this week?... read more March 2, 2019 by


 
2019 Nissan Leaf

226-mile 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus costs $37,445 to start

When it arrives in dealers this month, the longer-range 2019 Nissan Leaf S Plus will cost $37,445, including destination, the automaker said Friday. That's in line with what... read more March 1, 2019 by


 
Smart Forease+ concept

$35,000 Tesla Model 3, "Full Self-Driving" returns, BMW-Mercedes car sharing: Today's Car News

Tesla announced it will sell the base $35,000 Model 3 this month, and will only sell cars online going forward. At the same time, CEO Elon Musk announced plans for the... read more March 1, 2019 by


 
Nio Eve concept, 2017 SXSW

NIO aiming to innovate with battery cooling, patents suggest

As it works toward an entry in the U.S. and works on a next generation of vehicles that may be sold here, China's NIO is thinking a lot about batteries getting hot—more... read more March 1, 2019 by


 
Mini from BMW and Smart from Mercedes join in Reach Now car sharing program

Mercedes joins forces with BMW to build an electric ecosystem

Making electric cars accessible to more people requires developing an ecosystem that would help drivers charge, and occasionally get to destinations that might not yet be... read more March 1, 2019 by


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

Tesla Full Self-Driving will still require drivers when it arrives later this year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that he expects Tesla vehicles to have "Full Self-Driving" capability by the end of 2019. In a media call Thursday night to announce the base... read more March 1, 2019 by


 
2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range arrives soon at $35,000 and 220 miles. Really.

In 2016, Tesla created a fever pitch over its Model 3 promise: $35,000 with a range of 220 miles. The company claimed more than 450,000 reservations were made for the Model... read more February 28, 2019 by


 
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

Senate confirms coal lobbyist Wheeler as EPA head

The Senate on Thursday confirmed acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler to head the agency. Since Wheeler became the acting administrator last July, he has released plans to... read more February 28, 2019 by


 
BMW and Mercedes-Benz self-driving car concepts

Nissan Leaf progress, fast electric motorcycle charging, Audi plug-ins: Today's Car News

Audi plans to introduce four new plug-in hybrids at next week's Geneva auto show. A drive in the Nissan Leaf Plus reveals how far electric cars have come in nine years... read more February 28, 2019 by


 
2011 Nissan Leaf, Nashville, October 2010

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs. 2011 Nissan Leaf: 5 takeaways over 8 years

When a completely new vehicle is introduced, it's generally around for five to seven years before an entirely redesigned generation of that vehicle is launched. By that... read more February 28, 2019 by


 
Zero SR/F electric motorcycle

Zero SR/F electric motorcycle charges in an hour—without the hunt for DC fast chargers

If you already appreciate some of the remote connectivity features and quick charging of a modern electric car, the Zero SR/F electric motorcycle that was revealed earlier... read more February 28, 2019 by


 
Audi A8, A7, A6 and Q5 plug-in hybrids

Audi plans new plug-in hybrid Q5, A6, A7, and A8 for Geneva reveal

Audi's future plans for plug-in vehicles involve more than the all-electric e-tron quattro scheduled to roll out later this year. Now, with the previous plug-in hybrid, the... read more February 28, 2019 by


 
2009 BMW X5 xDrive 35d

Germany fines BMW over diesel emissions

German automakers have been under a microscope when it comes to emissions from their diesel cars, which were formerly bestsellers in Europe. After Daimler, Volkswagen, and... read more February 28, 2019 by


 
Ford crossover EV teaser photo

Volvo's Polestar 2 electric car, plug-in Jeeps, Honda e Prototype: Today's Car News

Honda showed off its e Prototype concept for the upcoming Geneva auto show. Volvo unveiled its first all-electric car, the Polestar 2, and we compared it with the Tesla Model... read more February 27, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model 3 vs. Polestar 2

Tesla Model 3 vs. Polestar 2: How the two electric cars compare

Among electric car rivalries, traditional roles can sometimes be upended. That's the case for the firebrand Tesla Model 3, which plays an unfamiliar role as established rival... read more February 27, 2019 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging

Do you look forward to home wireless charging? Twitter poll results

In a study released on Tuesday, Volvo and its Harris polling partners found that 29 percent of electric-car drivers wished for more wireless charging. That may or may not be... read more February 27, 2019 by


 
 

 
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