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Colorado bill aims to fine ICEholes who block charging spots

Colorado bill aims to fine ICEholes who block charging spots

As one of the top states in the nation for electric-car sales, Colorado hopes to do something about charging problems. In the state's General Assembly, the House passed a bill on Friday to fine drivers who park non-electric cars in any electric-car charging space $150, statewide. The bill is now...

April 24, 2019 by -
 
Tesla Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada

Tesla self-driving, battery production challenges, Qiantu K50: Today's Car News

Tesla announced plans to launch its self-driving network, and a report showed problems with battery production at Panasonic's battery-supply operations in Nevada. We took a... read more April 23, 2019 by


 
Volkswagen ID Roomzz concept

Which EVs were you most interested in seeing at last week's auto shows? Twitter poll results

Last week at the Shanghai auto show, Infiniti rolled out its new Qs Inspiration electric sports sedan. Chinese startup EV-maker Nio, so far known for its SUVs, its supercar... read more April 23, 2019 by


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

Report: Tesla-Panasonic battery waste could lead to battery flaws

Tesla's manufacturing struggles to build the Model 3 at its Fremont, California, factory have been well documented. The same can't be said for its partner Panasonic, as it... read more April 23, 2019 by


 
Qiantu K50 by Mullen, 2019 New York auto show

Qiantu K50: Quirky, curvaceous electric two-seater coming to the U.S. next year?

Frank McMahon, the chief technology officer of California’s Mullen Technologies, didn’t know anything about the exotic-looking, fully electric Qiantu K50 until he... read more April 23, 2019 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S testing at Consumer Reports

Musk aims to transform Tesla into self-driving robo-taxi company

At an investor presentation on Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk laid out plans essentially to transition the company from a traditional car manufacturer to an operator of... read more April 22, 2019 by


 
EVgo 350-kw DC fast-charge station, Baker, Calif.

Charging network EVgo goes tagless, tests battery buffers at stations

Updated: This article has been updated to include the specific location of the first charger and detail from the event. At an event in Los Angeles on Monday, EVgo turned on... read more April 22, 2019 by


 
Car2Go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive in San Diego

Audi E-tron delays, EVgo Autocharge, Hyundai-Kia EV app: Today's Car News

Rivian reveals the company plans six new models. Hyundai and Kia release an app to customize settings and performance for plug-in cars. Audi faces more battery delays for its... read more April 22, 2019 by


 
2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018

Report: Battery shortages lead to Audi E-tron production delays

Building electric cars is harder than it looks. According to a report last week in the Brussels Times, Audi is delaying the production of its planned E-tron Sportback and... read more April 22, 2019 by


 
Hyundai-Kia smartphone-based EV performance settings

Smartphone-based customization coming to Hyundai and Kia electric cars

Fully electric cars have a great potential to be customized and personalized, to a level that’s not entirely possible with gasoline models. Unlike anything with a... read more April 22, 2019 by


 
Rivian R1T

Report: Rivian plans six new models by 2025

Updated to correct debut timing of the Rivian R1T pickup. Rivian has been taking, not just the electric-car world, but the car world in general by storm with its planned... read more April 22, 2019 by


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

An Earth Day Twitter poll: When will it be socially unacceptable to drive a car with a tailpipe?

Every year, as Earth Day rolls around, we survey the automotive landscape looking for progress in the industry's efforts to reduce emissions and limit global warming. We've... read more April 21, 2019 by


 
Polar Bear on Arctic sea ice [Credit: AWeith - Wikimedia Commons]

Earth Day affirmation: New satellite data confirms Earth is warming and possibly at a faster pace

Just in time for Earth Day, new satellite data corroborates scientists' findings that the Earth is warming at an alarming pace. The new data, from the Atmospheric Infrared... read more April 21, 2019 by


 
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886

From New York to Shanghai, all the latest electric cars: The Week in Reverse

What company announced plans to finally bring new diesels to the U.S.? Where are new incentives being offered on used EVs? This is our look back at the Week In... read more April 20, 2019 by


 
Qiantu K50 by Mullen, 2019 New York auto show

Chevy Bolt EV vs Nissan Leaf Plus; Honda, Kia EVs for China; used EV incentives: Today's Car News

We recently drove both the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus and 2019 Chevy Bolt EV, then compared them. Honda and Kia rolled out new electric cars for the Chinese market. GM trademarked... read more April 19, 2019 by


 
Chevy Bolt EV vs. Nissan Leaf Plus

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs. 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Which electric car is best?

We’re a long way from peak electric car, but we’ve finally left base camp. Big strides in battery capacity mean that picking between the 238-mile 2019 Chevy Bolt... read more April 19, 2019 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production

Future Chevrolet Bolt EV sibling could be called EUV

Last month, when General Motors announced a $300 million investment in the factory that builds the Chevy Bolt EV, it also left a mystery about what else it might build at the... read more April 19, 2019 by


 
Plug-n Drive Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre, North London, Ontario, Canada

Canadian non-profit offers purchase incentive for used EVs

Perhaps the quickest way to get more buyers into electric cars would be to make them cheaper. And now a Canadian non-profit aims to do that, by applying an incentive to the... read more April 19, 2019 by


 
Kia K3 at 2019 Shanghai auto show

Electric Honda HR-V and plug-in hybrid Kia Forte debut in Shanghai

The Shanghai auto show was full of new plug-in vehicles to meet that country's coming demand for electric cars. Two new plug-in models from mainstream automakers included the... read more April 19, 2019 by


 
Kia Habaniro Concept, 2019 New York International Auto Show

2019 Mazda CX-5 diesel, Mercedes-Benz EQC, more Karmas, more Nikolas: Today's Car News

After other automakers have walked away from diesels in the U.S., Mazda says it will add a long-awaited diesel to its CX-5 lineup. Mercedes-Benz showed off a new launch... read more April 18, 2019 by


 
Karma SC1 Vision Concept  -  2019 Shanghai auto show

Karma presents its electric-car vision to China and vies for partners

Karma Automotive doesn't have just one vision for its future. It has three. The Southern California automaker unveiled a trio of new vehicles at the Shanghai auto show this... read more April 18, 2019 by


 
 

 
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