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VW emissions, Honda Tomo, Ford Fusion Energi recall: Today's Car News

VW emissions, Honda Tomo, Ford Fusion Energi recall: Today's Car News

Honda teamed with student designers for its latest EV concept. VW is cleaning up its emissions act, not just in cars, but in its factories. Ford is recalling 2019 Fusion Energis for an electric-shock hazard. And readers weigh in on the Green New Deal in our latest Twitter poll. All this and more on...

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2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid, Bill Gates, GM e-bikes: Today's Car News

Microsoft founder Bill Gates weighs in on electric cars. General Motors launches a pair of compact electric-bikes. Ford prices its 2020 Explorer Hybrid—high. And our... read more February 19, 2019 by


 
ARĪV eBike from General Motors

GM launches Arīv electric bikes, but not for U.S.

Back in November, General Motors held a naming contest for a new electric vehicle—not a car, but a foldable electric bicycle. Now the company has announced the name... read more February 19, 2019 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging

Do you look forward to wireless charging at home? Take our Twitter poll

Last week, news came that could make finally help bring wireless charging to more electric-car drivers. Qualcomm, one of the biggest players sold its Halo wireless charging... read more February 19, 2019 by


 
Bill Gates

Bill Gates calls Tesla “an amazing product,” doesn't see electric trucks working quite yet

Electric cars may be seen by some as part of a seemingly unstoppable, powerful technological wave that will disrupt not just the auto industry but most other forms of... read more February 19, 2019 by


 
2020 Ford Explorer hybrid

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid will carry a price tag over $50k

Although Ford plans to woo electric-vehicle fans—and attract a new crowd to plug-in vehicles—with its upcoming, Mustang-inspired all-electric crossover, arriving... read more February 19, 2019 by


 
Porsche Taycan prototype

Porsche Taycan testing, Ford electric SUV: Today's Car News

New spy shots reveal quite a bit about the new Porsche Taycan. And on an abbreviated holiday schedule today, we run down what we know about Ford's upcoming 300-mile SUV. All... read more February 18, 2019 by


 
Porsche Taycan prototype

Production-bound Porsche Taycan electric car spotted cold-weather testing

Porsche's first electric car, the 2020 Taycan sedan, is sold out for a year—with a significant chunk of reservations held by Tesla owners. Now those buyers can get the... read more February 18, 2019 by


 
Ford crossover EV teaser photo

2021 Ford Mach E: What we know about 300-mile electric SUV

Grab some of the pony-car attitude and affordability of the Ford Mustang. Put it into a fully electric vehicle that channels some of what makes the Tesla Model 3 Performance... read more February 17, 2019 by


 
Rivian S1T, 2018 LA Auto Show

Rivian deal, Corolla Hybrid, Tesla dog mode, charging tech: The Week in Reverse

Which non-automotive company just made a big bet on electric vehicles? What car just got safer for dogs? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at... read more February 16, 2019 by


 
Audi Q4 e-tron concept teaser sketch

Best deals, Kia Soul EV, Toyota ad, Tesla dog mode: Today's Car News

It's official on Rivian and Amazon. Tesla introduces a new Dog Mode to keep dogs cool in parked cars. Final EPA range estimates are released for the 2020 Kia Soul EV. We run... read more February 15, 2019 by


 
Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Prime time: Amazon invests in electric-truck hopeful Rivian

Rivian on Friday announced that Amazon will invest in the company, as it pushes ahead to bring its lineup of electric pickups and SUVs to market. Although the amount of... read more February 15, 2019 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2016

Commentary: Toyota Corolla Hybrid ad brags about not plugging in

In Toyota's latest ad for its new Corolla Hybrid in Britain, it's 2002 all over again. The ad shows the new Corolla Hybrid (in non-U.S. hatchback form) bypassing all kinds of... read more February 15, 2019 by


 
2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Best deals on hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars for February 2019

Presidents' Day Weekend typically brings deals in car showrooms. And this month is no exception. As electric-car fans wait for a slew of new models to hit the market this... read more February 15, 2019 by


 
2020 Kia Soul EV

2020 Kia Soul EV rated for 243 miles, improved efficiency

In just one model year, Kia has more than doubled the rated driving range for the Soul EV. The 2020 Kia Soul EV, which is expected to reach dealerships this spring, will go... read more February 15, 2019 by


 
Tesla Dog Mode

Dogs are cool, especially in Teslas with new Dog Mode

Judging from recent news reports, it's all too easy to focus on the limitations on electric cars—range, recharge speeds, and most recently, their cold weather... read more February 15, 2019 by


 
1965 Fiat 500 at New York Museum of Modern Art

VW auto shows, EV shoppers will pay more, Chrysler fines: Today's Car News

As Volkswagen and other automakers dial back from auto shows, in the U.S. it sees them as a way to explain electric cars to shoppers. A new survey reveals that most car... read more February 14, 2019 by


 
 2019 Ram 1500 North Edition

Mileage or money? Fiat Chrysler pays for missing fuel economy targets

It turns out there's more than one way for automakers to meet fuel-economy targets. One is to develop and sell more fuel-efficient cars and trucks. The other—as... read more February 14, 2019 by


 
Volkswagen ID Neo concept, 2016 Paris auto show

An old tradition, auto shows, could give electric cars a boost

Last summer, Volkswagen Group chairman Dr. Herbert Diess said that he doesn’t believe new-car shows will exist (in their present form) a decade from now, and that... read more February 14, 2019 by


 
Carpool lanes I-5, Seattle, Washington [Credit: SounderBruce-Wikimedia Commons]

Bill could add Washington state to roster of California EV adoptees

Just as the Trump administration is attacking California's right to require electric cars to be sold in the state, California may be gaining support elsewhere. A new bill... read more February 14, 2019 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars outside dealership    [photo: Patrick Reid]

Shoppers willing to pay more for electric cars, survey finds

Electric and alternative-fuel cars aren't just for early-adopting geeks anymore. A new survey by InnovateMR about Americans' car-shopping practices found that two thirds... read more February 14, 2019 by


 
 

 
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