Wireless charging, Model S reliability, Tesla leadership: Today’s Car News

Wireless charging, Model S reliability, Tesla leadership: Today’s Car News

Wireless charging shows its efficiency potential. The Tesla Model S loses its spot on a respected consumer publication’s top list. And who should succeed Musk? All this and more on Green Car Reports. A U.S. Department of Energy lab may have reached a new power-and-efficiency threshold for...

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2018 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S loses spot on Consumer Reports’ recommended list

The Tesla Model S has slipped back off Consumer Reports recommended list, due to a dip in reliability, as the consumer organization assesses it. Suspension problems are to... read more October 26, 2018 by

Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due for reveal in 2019

Tesla’s profit, Volvo’s mobile charging investment, researchers’ "mass-less" batteries: Today’s Car News

Volvo invests in mobile charging. Vehicle bodies might double as batteries in the future. And yes, the day has finally come for Tesla. All this and more on Green Car Reports... read more October 25, 2018 by

Volvo invests in Freewire

Volvo goes off the grid, invests in mobile-charging experts Freewire

Volvo Cars has announced an investment in Freewire Technologies, a company that emphasizes mobile charging solutions. Freewire earlier this year attracted a $5 million... read more October 25, 2018 by

Carbon fiber structural battery

Could carbon-fiber electric-vehicle bodies double as ‘mass-less’ batteries?

Automakers seem to be in agreement that the ‘skateboard’ location for heavy battery packs—low and wide beneath the passenger floor—is the ideal layout... read more October 25, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 range-efficiency edge is a serious market strength

Although Tesla may still sometimes be finding its way in terms of how to build cars themselves, it retains a distinct advantage over pretty much every other automaker in one... read more October 25, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla reports profit, explains $46k Model 3 Mid Range model, hints about leasing

Tesla’s quarterly earnings call today was shaping up to be, at long last, an earnings call. Tesla reported a net income of $312 million for the third quarter of 2018... read more October 24, 2018 by

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Tesla price hike, Dyson factory plan, GM tax-credit sunset: Today's Car News

GM is next, after Tesla, in hitting the 200,000 ceiling for the EV tax credit. The EPA dismisses some more groups of scientists. And electric-vehicle hopeful Dyson is soon... read more October 24, 2018 by

Uber electric car

Uber to bank London surcharge toward electric vehicles for its drivers

Uber announced Tuesday that it will levy a surcharge for its ride-hailing passengers in London. The goal: to get 20,000 drivers to go all-electric by the end of 2021, on the... read more October 24, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

Lower-cost Tesla Model 3: Does 260 miles, $46K before incentives split the difference? [Updated]

UPDATE: Tesla originally rolled out the Model 3 Mid Range at a base price of $45,000 on 10/18. Less than six days later it's raised the price $1,000, and we've adjusted the... read more October 24, 2018 by

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM confirms it will reach EV tax credit ceiling this year—then phaseout begins

Beginning next April, buyers of General Motors’ electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids won’t be getting the same break on their purchase as those who buy those... read more October 24, 2018 by

Smokestacks pollution air quality

EPA dissolves boards of pollution scientists

The EPA has dismissed two panels of outside scientists that advised the agency on particulate matter and ground-level ozone, which have been linked to smog and respiratory... read more October 24, 2018 by

Dyson Automotive Manufacturing facility  -  Singapore  -  rendering

Dyson plans to build its electric car in Singapore

Dyson, the British maker of premium vacuum cleaners, aims to enter the electric-car arena—and it’s chosen Singapore as the global assembly site. The company... read more October 24, 2018 by

Munro & Associates teardown of Tesla Model 3 [Autoline]

Tesla teardown redux, smaller fast chargers, dirty battery manufacturing: Today's Car News

A much-publicized Tesla teardown from earlier in the year reveals some lessons and missed opportunities. Battery manufacturing happens to be in places with dirty power... read more October 23, 2018 by

Tesla Motors production line for Tesla Model S, Fremont, California

Tesla Model 3 teardown underscores missed opportunities

Last year employee parking lots overflowed at Tesla’s Fremont, California, plant. By comparing the headcount of Tesla's factory at present versus historically... read more October 23, 2018 by

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Mercedes invests in pilot program to keep fuel cells alive

Mercedes-Benz is launching a new trial for fuel-cell cars in Germany, with aims to study real-world use patterns. Mercedes will begin leasing its GLC F-Cell fuel-cell SUVs to... read more October 23, 2018 by

North Carolina State University fast charger is much smaller, half the cost

New fast charger is more efficient, smaller, and half the cost

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a 50-kw fast charger that they say costs half as much as conventional DC fast chargers, is more efficient, and... read more October 23, 2018 by

Nissan prototype 60-kWh battery pack  -  Nissan Technical Center, October 2015

Report: Battery production could offset emissions gains from electric cars

A new report shows that emissions from producing large battery packs for electric cars could cancel out improvements from their low emissions for years. The report comes from... read more October 23, 2018 by

Mystery Ford Mustang teaser

EPA deadline, BMW electric reality check, Mustang hybrid tease: Today's Car News

If you have a strong position regarding the EPA's proposal to freeze fuel economy standards at 2020 levels through 2026, speak out. Tomorrow is the deadline for making public... read more October 22, 2018 by

BMW and Nissan electric car fast-charging station

How soon can all new-car sales realistically be electric? Take our Twitter poll

Israel and Britain recently joined a growing list of countries that plan to phase out sales of gas and diesel cars and trucks. Most of the countries have set a target date... read more October 22, 2018 by

BMW iX3 Concept front 3/4

BMW says 85 percent of cars will still have engines in 2030

Once a leader in electric cars, BMW now says it expects 85 percent of its cars still to have internal combustion engines by 2030. Speaking to Australian reporters for GoAuto... read more October 22, 2018 by


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