2019 Chevy Cruze's upcoming CVT rated at 33 mpg combined (Updated)

2019 Chevy Cruze's upcoming CVT rated at 33 mpg combined (Updated)

Fuel economy estimates posted to the EPA's website for the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Cruze show some changes—plus a big surprise. The latest ratings reveal that the EPA has certified a gas-fueled Cruze with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that boosts city fuel economy...

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Chinese market Nissan Slyphy

Nissan Leaf sedan: Company builds Sylphy, first electric car for China

Nissan on Monday announced it had started production in China of a Nissan Leaf-based sedan called the Sylphy. The company first introduced the car at the Beijing auto show in... read more August 29, 2018 by

Faraday Future FF 91 first pre-production prototype in Hanford, California factory

Faraday Future factory completes its first full car (Updated)

The Faraday Future factory is up and running. It produced its first complete pre-production electric car on Tuesday, after building its first production body late last month... read more August 28, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018

Tesla lawsuit dismissed, faster-charging batteries, and classics turned electric cars: Today's Car News

A judge dismisses a lawsuit against Tesla over Model 3 production delays. Researchers from Penn State develop faster-charging lithium-ion batteries. We ask if classic cars... read more August 28, 2018 by

Teaser for Aston Martin Rapide E due in 2019

Aston Martin may be first with 800-volt charging

Automakers look ahead to the day when fast-charging changes the electric-car landscape. Many have debated and some have announced 800-volt electric cars, especially Porsche... read more August 28, 2018 by

Penn State nickel foil fast charging battery diagram [Credit: Penn State]

Penn State researchers develop faster-charging lithium battery cell

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University claim they may have found the "Goldilocks" battery for electric cars, according to a report in ChargedEVs. One of the biggest... read more August 28, 2018 by

Elon Musk at Tesla Model 3 reveal

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Tesla over Model 3 production delays

Amid a topsy-turvy month of mostly bad news for Tesla, the company got one major reprieve on Monday. According to a Reuters report, a federal court in San Francisco has... read more August 28, 2018 by

Jaguar E-Type Zero

Should classic cars be converted to electric power? Twitter poll

The latest trend in classic cars is converting them to electric power. Jaguar announced last Thursday that it will convert its ultimate classic, the 1960s E-type, to electric... read more August 28, 2018 by

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla had VW funding lined up to go private, report says

After Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced earlier this month that he planned to take the company private, investment advisors hooked a big fish to provide the funding, according to... read more August 27, 2018 by

2019 Chevrolet Volt

Mercedes EQC, 2019 Chevy Volt price increase, and Russian electric car: Today's Car News

Mercedes-Benz gives us a better look at its upcoming EQC electric crossover SUV. The 2019 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid sees a price increase. Russian armsmaker Kalashnikov... read more August 27, 2018 by

Kalashnikov CV-1 electric car

Swords into plowshares: Kalashnikov builds Russian electric car

Retro is apparently the new future. After Jaguar announced it would begin producing electric conversions of its classic E-type this weekend, and Electra Meccanica announced... read more August 27, 2018 by

Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes EQC electric crossover SUV teased in new videos

A production prototype of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover SUV has taken a peek from under its veil ahead of its official reveal Sept. 4. Mercedes released... read more August 27, 2018 by

2019 Chevrolet Volt

2019 Chevy Volt gets higher prices with more equipment

In June, we heard that the 2019 Chevrolet Volt will come with a faster charger and more luxury features. Now, CarsDirect has learned how much those features will add to the... read more August 27, 2018 by

Audi PB18 e-tron concept

Audi reveals PB18 e-tron concept in Monterey–with moveable cockpit and solid-state batteries

With the annual classic car weekend going on in California, automakers are all working to outdo each other—and this year that means with electric cars. On Friday, Audi... read more August 26, 2018 by

Jaguar E-Type Zero

Electric Jaguar E-Type, EPA blowback, Tesla pileups, and giant hybrid drones: The Week in Reverse

Who objected to the Trump administration's plans to freeze emissions and fuel-economy standards? What was recalled going back to the beginning of modern electric cars? This... read more August 25, 2018 by

Elon Musk at Tesla Model 3 reveal

Tesla's CEO Elon Musk announces company will stay public, abandons private push

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced late Friday via a statement on Tesla's website the automaker would give up plans to take the company private, just 17 days after the embattled... read more August 25, 2018 by

2018 Kia Soul EV

2020 Kia Soul EV captured in spy photos

Kia has announced it will build an all-electric version of its Niro hatchback for 2019, but that apparently isn't stopping the company from planning an update for the Soul EV... read more August 24, 2018 by

Jaguar E-Type Zero

Jaguar E-Type Zero production, fuel-economy standards, and 2020 Kia Soul EV: Today's Car News

Jaguar plans to put the electric E-Type Zero into production. A study shows little support for reduced fuel economy standards in the United States. The 2020 Kia Soul EV steps... read more August 24, 2018 by

Mazda6 undergoing real-world emissions testing in Europe [Credit: LSDSL - Wikipedia]

Explainer: What is WLTP and why should you care?

Starting next month, Europe will implement the first phase of new fuel economy and emissions standards that were intended to take effect worldwide. Automakers are required to... read more August 24, 2018 by

Jaguar E-Type Zero

Royal couple's electric Jaguar E-type Zero coupe will go into production

You won't have to be a prince to drive an electric Jaguar E-type (though financially it may help). Jaguar announced Thursday that it plans to produce and sell classic E-type... read more August 23, 2018 by

Smog over Los Angeles, courtesy Flickr user steven-buss

Fewer than 1 in 3 new car shoppers agree with proposed EPA rollback, according to poll

Only 29 percent of new-car shoppers say they agree with rollbacks to federal fuel-economy standards proposed by the Trump administration, Autolist reported Tuesday. The... read more August 23, 2018 by


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