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2019 Chevrolet Cruze mpg, rushed Tesla production, and Honda Insight safety: Today's Car News

2019 Chevrolet Cruze mpg, rushed Tesla production, and Honda Insight safety: Today's Car News

The EPA outs a potential 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Eco model with better fuel economy. Tesla rushes to build 5,000 cars per week and the hurried pace may have come at a cost. The Honda Insight receives a Top Safety Pick+ award. And Volkswagen fires six managers for their roles in the emission cheating...

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2018 Ford Focus Electric

Lots of Teslas, Trump admin OKs gas-guzzling, and Ford recalls charging cords: Today's Car News

Tesla production has apparently outstripped its delivery system and lots of Teslas flood Northern California. The Trump administration gives a thumbs up to gas-guzzling. Ford... read more August 22, 2018 by


 
Charging cord for 2012 Ford Focus Electric

Ford recalls Focus Electric, Fusion Energi, and C-Max Energi charge cords

Ford announced a recall on Wednesday of the 120-volt charge cords supplied with nearly all of the plug-in hybrid and electric cars it built through 2015. The cars affected... read more August 22, 2018 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Gas guzzling now A-OK, Trump administration says

Following news that the EPA dropped plans to keep boosting fuel-economy standards, it quietly dropped another bombshell: It's now fine to guzzle gas. Burn as much as you... read more August 22, 2018 by


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Lots of Teslas spill all over Northern California

Watching Tesla—and Teslas—has become practically a spectator sport, especially for those who live near the factory. As production of the company's most popular... read more August 22, 2018 by


 
Workhorse Surefly helicopter

Van builder Workhorse unveils hybrid helicopter

Sometimes building electric cars may be about more than building electric cars. At an event in New York City last weekend, Workhorse, which is known for converting delivery... read more August 21, 2018 by


 
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric, 2018 New York auto show

Hyundai Kona Electric range, EPA power plant rollback, and Ford F-250 Hybrid: Today's Car News

The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric nets an official EPA-estimated 258-mile range. The EPA plans to roll back emissions standards on power plants. California approves XL Trucks'... read more August 21, 2018 by


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

EPA plans to roll back emissions standards on power plants

After wiping out plans to continue boosting fuel economy standards earlier this month, the EPA on Tuesday proposed rolling back emissions standards on electric power plants... read more August 21, 2018 by


 
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric rated at class-leading 258 miles of range by EPA

The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric boasts the greatest range of any electric car built by a full-range automaker: 258 miles, according to the EPA. That bests the Nissan Leaf's... read more August 21, 2018 by


 
XL Hybrids Ford F-250 XL3 Hybrid

XL trucks' Ford F-250 Hybrid gets California approval

There's no way to save more fuel than to do it in something that already uses a lot of it. That's what hybrid truck "upfitter" XL aims to do by adding hybrid and even plug-in... read more August 21, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

What plug-in car would you send your kids back to school in? Twitter poll results

It's back-to-school time and some families want electric cars. Last week, we asked our Twitter followers which plug-in car they might choose to send their kids back to... read more August 21, 2018 by


 
2019 Ford Fusion Energi

Tesla Model 3 production, Ford Fusion Energi, and Saudis to invest in Lucid? Today's Car News

A new report claims Tesla Model 3 production is on the right track. The Ford Fusion Energi gains a longer electric range. A Saudi investment fund wants to invest in... read more August 20, 2018 by


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

How much would you spend on an electric car? Take our Twitter poll

Prices on electric cars are going up. Several factors account for this. For starters, tax credits on electric cars from the two most popular electric-car makers, Tesla and... read more August 20, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structure

New report inside Tesla factory says Model 3 production improving

A new independent report from inside Tesla's Fremont factory shows production of the Model 3 is becoming sustainable. The report, from automotive analysts Eversource ISI... read more August 20, 2018 by


 
Lucid Air

Saudi investment fund reportedly wants stake in Lucid Motors

The Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund may be planning to buy a stake in potential Tesla rival Lucid Motors, according to a Reuters report. Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggested... read more August 20, 2018 by


 
2019 Ford Fusion Energi

2019 Ford Fusion Energi gets longer electric range

Ford is boosting the battery size and electric range of its Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan for 2019. The new battery will store 9 kwh, up from 7 kwh, to give the 2019... read more August 20, 2018 by


 
Micro Mobility Systems Microlino

Updated electric Isetta microcar ready for sale in Europe

Microlino, the maker of scooters and kickboards is ready to launch an electric microcar in Europe. Run by two Swiss brothers, the company unveiled its recreation of the tiny... read more August 19, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Tesla troubles, best deals, and time running out on VW diesels: The Week in Reverse

Who disputed EPA findings that less fuel-efficient cars will be safer? What did a second whistleblower at Tesla's Gigafactory allege? This is our look back at the Week In... read more August 18, 2018 by


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Elon Musk arrives in a Tesla Roadster

Opinion: Tesla's CEO needs help, but will he take it?

Just as Tesla is beginning to straighten out manufacturing problems with its Model 3, the executive suite seems in the midst of a nuclear meltdown. In a wide-ranging... read more August 17, 2018 by


 
Microlino electric car

Tesla whistle-blowers, fuel-cells, and Musk interview, time for relief? Today's Car News

The news Friday was almost all Tesla, all the time. CEO Elon Musk granted an exclusive interview to The New York Times in which he said his tweet about taking the company... read more August 17, 2018 by


 
Elon Musk at Tesla Model 3 reveal

Tesla board reportedly seeking No. 2 executive to assist Elon Musk

On Thursday, The New York Times published an interview with Tesla CEO Elon Musk that revealed that the company's board may looking for a new operational leader for the... read more August 17, 2018 by


 
 

 
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