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Zinc air battery project claims $100/kwh cost, could be headed to vehicles

Zinc air battery project claims $100/kwh cost, could be headed to vehicles

Until now, solid-state lithium-ion cells have been the likely path forward for battery technology, potentially finding their way into some production vehicles by 2025. But one other battery possibility is increasingly looking viable for the near future: zinc-air. The firm NantEnergy has made some...

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2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla removes Full Self Driving option from website for all models

Friday marked exactly two years since Tesla announced that every one of its cars was being produced with the hardware needed for Full Self-Driving. Friday was also the first... read more October 20, 2018 by


 
VW future communicating lights

Short(er)-range Tesla, Porsche Taycan wagon, U.S. cuts CO2: Today's Car News

A new shorter-range Tesla Model 3 drops into the mix—but not the $35,000 model that many deposit-holders have been waiting for. Porsche will add a more utilitarian... read more October 19, 2018 by


 
Prototype production of battery modules for BMW Group’s fifth-generation electric powertrain

BMW sets up end-to-end battery recycling in Europe

Teaming with a new Swedish battery supplier and a Belgian recycling company, BMW is aiming to build a fully sustainable future battery supply chain. The company announced on... read more October 19, 2018 by


 
Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept

Porsche adds wagon to upcoming Taycan electric lineup

Porsche announced Friday that it will expand its high-powered upcoming electric-car lineup from one model to two, with a new stretched-roof crossover hatchback joining the... read more October 19, 2018 by


 
2013 Audi TDI range

Audi to pay $927 million fine over diesel scandal in Germany

Audi agreed on Tuesday to pay a $928 million fine to put the diesel emissions-cheating scandal behind it in its home country, Germany. The 800 million Euro fine to German... read more October 19, 2018 by


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

EPA: Cleaner power generation offset increase of vehicle emissions in 2017

U.S. emissions of global-warming greenhouse gases fell 2.7 percent in 2017, despite the Trump administration's efforts to revive coal use in the U.S., the EPA announced on... read more October 19, 2018 by


 
Mazda Kai concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

2020 BMW i4, Google Maps chargers, Jaguar I-Pace efficiency, Tesla factory: Today's Car News

Tesla acquires land in Shanghai. Jaguar releases MPGe and range numbers for its new I-Pace electric crossover. Google Maps adds electric-car charging locations. And BMW... read more October 18, 2018 by


 
2019 Jaguar I-Pace, photographed outside Tesla Store, Mount Kisco, NY

2019 Jaguar I-Pace gets official range, MPGe ratings

Now that it has finally delivered the first retail example of its I-Pace, Jaguar has released official range and MPGe estimates for this new luxurious electric crossover. As... read more October 18, 2018 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla secures site for Chinese factory

In the midst of escalating trade wars, Tesla is moving ahead with its plans to build a factory in China. The company announced on Wednesday that it signed a "land transfer"... read more October 18, 2018 by


 
Electrify America 350 kw chargers at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.

Google Maps adds electric-car charging locations

In a banner day for electric-car drivers, Google announced on Wednesday that it will add electric-car charging stations to Google Maps. The app will now show Tesla... read more October 18, 2018 by


 
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW i4 will resemble 4-Series Grand Coupe–with big battery

BMW plans to launch perhaps its most mainstream electric car, the i4, in 2021, about a year after the iX3 electric crossover utility goes on sale. BMW chairman Harald... read more October 18, 2018 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Long-range Nissan Leaf, Tesla chip, and charging locations: Today's Car News

Tesla plans to roll out its new Autopilot chip in six months and give it to some drivers for free. Order guides show the new long-range Nissan Leaf will go into production in... read more October 17, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf SL

Documents: 60-kwh Nissan Leaf pricing aligned with Chevy Bolt EV

Even before the second-generation Leaf was introduced last year, it was an open secret that Nissan planned an extended-range, 60-kwh version of the Leaf. Now our friends... read more October 17, 2018 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx fast-charging at Chargepoint site, June 2016  [photo: Tom Moloughney]

ChargePoint users can now access networks in Canada, Europe

Plugging in an electric car should be as easy as making a call on a cell phone—only it isn't always. Now a series of new agreements—similar to cell-phone roaming... read more October 17, 2018 by


 
Electrify America DC fast chargers in Gulfport, Mississippi

Where would you like to see more public chargers installed? Twitter poll results

Our readers seem to think charging networks are doing just fine with their plans to build out additional public charging stations. Several networks have recently announced... read more October 17, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 dashboard in Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]

Teslas to get new self-driving, Autopilot chip in spring 2019

Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk took to Twitter Tuesday to announce that owners will get a new Autopilot chip in about six months that will be much more powerful and... read more October 17, 2018 by


 
2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric car (crossover SUV)

Tesla settlement, Jaguar I-Pace arrival, Hyundai Nexo drive: Today's Car News

A judge approves the settlement with the SEC involving Tesla and Elon Musk. We drive the 2019 Hyundai Nexo; Jaguar delivers its first electric I-Pace; Britain cuts incentives... read more October 16, 2018 by


 
Elon Musk in his McLaren F1, 1999

Judge approves Tesla SEC settlement

A federal judge in New York gave final approval Tuesday to the $40 million settlement between Tesla, its chief executive officer Elon Musk, and the SEC over Musk's tweets... read more October 16, 2018 by


 
First Jaguar I-Pace U.S. retail delivery  -  October, 2018

Jaguar delivers first I-Pace electric crossover in North America

Jaguar confirmed its first retail delivery of the I-Pace electric crossover Monday, a few weeks ahead of the company’s early November target for retail sales. The... read more October 16, 2018 by


 
Shell charging station in Britain (higher res)

Britain cuts incentives for electrics, hybrids

Britain will end purchase incentives for plug-in hybrids and reduce them for pure electric cars after November 9. In a move that looks like replacing carrots with sticks, the... read more October 16, 2018 by


 
 

 
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