Honda e Prototype is a production-bound Urban EV for Europe

Honda e Prototype is a production-bound Urban EV for Europe

One of Honda’s best-received concepts of recent memory was the car that it brought to the Frankfurt auto show in 2017—the Urban EV Concept, a model that reincarnated the automaker’s old City hatchback, with elements of retro Civic thrown in, all built as a modern electric car...

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Ford crossover EV teaser photo

What name should Ford revive for a future electric vehicle? Take our Twitter Poll

Ford has teased its planned 300-mile-electric performance SUV, but so far it's thin on details—other than the fact that it's supposed to be inspired by the performance... read more February 26, 2019 by

Polestar 2 teaser

Poll suggests more Americans might buy an EV—if only they had a place to charge

Almost three-quarters of Americans see electric cars as the future of transportation, according to a new Volvo/Harris poll released Tuesday. In the poll conducted last... read more February 26, 2019 by

2019 Porsche Macan

Fully electric Porsche Macan due by 2022 will replace gasoline model entirely

Porsche has somewhat publicly, for months if not years, been examining the possibility of producing an electric version of its top-selling model, the Macan. It turns out that... read more February 26, 2019 by

Kandi EX3

Chinese Kandi cars, longer-range Volvos, Nissan Leaf Plus review: Today's Car News

A new car company from China gets approval to sell electric cars in the U.S. We have a first chance to drive the longer-range Nissan Leaf Plus. Volvo gives is plug-in hybrids... read more February 25, 2019 by

2019 Chevrolet Volt

GM rolls last Chevy Volt off Detroit assembly line

With the end of Chevrolet Volt production last week, it looks more like pure electric cars are winning the race to transform driving over more complicated, if versatile... read more February 25, 2019 by

2020 Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90, XC60 T8 plug-in hybrids add electric miles for 2020

Volvo announced on Friday that it is updating its lineup with two new "mild-hybrids" and more electric range for its existing T8 plug-in hybrid models. The XC60 and XC90 T8... read more February 25, 2019 by

Kandi K22

Chinese Kandi electric cars a step closer to U.S. arrival (Upated)

The federal government has given initial approval for the Chinese electric car manufacturer Kandi to import two electric cars to the U.S. in coming years, the company... read more February 25, 2019 by

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, San Diego area, Feb 2019

First drive review: The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus delivers more power, 226-mile range at last

At the moment, there are more Nissan Leafs on the world’s roads than any other electric car in history—closing in on 400,000. As of Jan 1, Nissan had delivered... read more February 25, 2019 by

Nissan x Opus camper with reused Leaf batteries in Britain with Nissan Qashqai

Reused Nissan Leaf batteries make happy campers with powered pop-up trailer

Electric-car batteries need to get recycled or reused at the end of their road. And campers are always in need of more batteries to stay out longer and run more things... read more February 24, 2019 by

2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance

Tesla Model 3 reliability, Bill Gates, California fast lanes: The Week in Reverse

Which electric car gets great satisfaction but subpar reliability ratings? What did a bill in California propose instead of the high-speed rail project from San Francisco to... read more February 23, 2019 by

Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer concept teaser

Ford fuel economy, EPA ends talks, better hybrids, Audi ad: Today's Car News

Ford opened an investigation into the way it conducts fuel economy tests. The EPA quit speaking to California in their dispute over emissions rules. Half of Consumer Reports... read more February 22, 2019 by

Audi e-tron ski slope ad

E-tron follows original Quattro to the ski slopes in Audi's latest ad

You asked, now you've received. In our Twitter poll last week, readers told us that they think automakers should quit focusing on electric cars' green credentials in ads and... read more February 22, 2019 by

2019 Toyota Avalon

Consumer Reports Top Picks show hybrids have come a long way

Carbuyers no longer have to give up space, comfort, features, or reliability to make a difference in saving gas. That's the message of Consumer Reports' latest list of 10 top... read more February 22, 2019 by

Freeway, Los Angeles, 2009 (photo by Myriam Thyes via Wikimedia)

EPA cuts off fuel-economy talks with California

The Trump administration has ended talks with California aimed at settling their differences over increasing fuel economy and tightening emissions regulations, Reuters... read more February 22, 2019 by

2019 Ford Ranger

Ford investigates its own fuel-economy testing methods

Ford announced on Thursday that it opened an investigation into the fuel economy testing it does to receive official EPA ratings and federal certification to sell its... read more February 22, 2019 by

2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance

Satisfying, but not so reliable: Tesla Model 3 joins ranks of enthusiast cars

This article has been updated to include a response from Tesla. Consumer Reports pulled its recommendation for the Tesla Model 3 again, after new survey data from its... read more February 21, 2019 by

Piech Mark Zero concept

Volvo batteries, California superhighways, more efficient motors: Today's Car News

Falling reliability costs the Tesla Model 3 its Consumer Reports recommendation. Could high-speed rail be replaced with high-speed highways? Volvo is pulling depleted... read more February 21, 2019 by

Riksbyggen Viva co-op housing complex, Gothenberg Sweden [Credit: Riksbyggen, Creative Commons]

Volvo reuses bus batteries for solar storage

As solar installations ramp up and electric vehicles have been on the market for a few years, automakers are starting to look for ways to get more life out of old... read more February 21, 2019 by

Freeway, Los Angeles, 2009 (photo by Myriam Thyes via Wikimedia)

California Autobahn: Bill proposes to cut emissions by adding fast lanes

In the wake of the debate over California’s complicated, delayed, and over-budget Los Angeles-to-San Francisco high-speed rail project, a bill introduced to the... read more February 21, 2019 by

Wind farm outside Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Canada   [photographer: Joel Bennett]

Argonne develops lighter, cheaper, more efficient motor for EVs, charging

Saving weight and increasing efficiency and power are among the most common goals for electric-car engineers. The biggest breakthroughs in those specs generally come in... read more February 21, 2019 by


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