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Rivian buzz, renewable-grid deep freeze, wireless charging deal: Today's Car News

Rivian buzz, renewable-grid deep freeze, wireless charging deal: Today's Car News

Tech giant Qualcomm sells its Halo wireless charging business to rival WiTricity. GM and Amazon could be in talks to invest in startup electric pickup-maker Rivian. A new computer model tests how a 100-percent renewable power grid would have held up to the recent polar vortex. And results of last...

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Honda wind farm in Brazil

Polar vortex tests viability of renewable power

There's nothing like a good polar vortex to put the power system to the test—unless maybe it's a summer heat wave. Energy consulting firm Wood Mackenzie used the... read more February 13, 2019 by


 
Aurora Innovation self-driving car prototype

Toyota Corolla Hybrid, flow batteries, Greenlots, GM-Tesla pickup rumor: Today's Car News

The EPA released impressive fuel-economy estimates for the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Indiana professors combine ethanol, and fuel-cell tech in affordable next-gen... read more February 12, 2019 by


 
2019 GMC Sierra

Rumor: GM electric pickup could come from Tesla

Last month, the president of General Motors' GMC truck division said the brand was considering building an electric pickup. Now, according to a CleanTechnica report, that... read more February 12, 2019 by


 
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Toyota Corolla Hybrid rated 52 mpg: Why Toyota says it won't cannibalize Prius sales

Last week the U.S. EPA released final fuel economy numbers for the 2020 Toyota Corolla lineup. They include a confirmation of what Toyota had claimed when it introduced the... read more February 12, 2019 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf with Greenlots fast charger by Dumpster at I-87 Modena travel plaza, Feb 2018

One-step Plug&Charge coming to Greenlots stations

No more RFID tags! A new "interoperability" standard is sweeping across the electric-car charging landscape in the U.S. After reaching the largest ChargePoint network last... read more February 12, 2019 by


 
Purdue University IFBattery flow battery runs electric and fuel-cell golf cart

Purdue scientists test flow battery for EVs, claim 300-mile range

According to scientists at Purdue University, the best way to charge electric car batteries may be to take them to a gas station, and have them serviced at an instant... read more February 12, 2019 by


 
Brown 2013 Tesla Model S60 listed on Autotrader, Aug 2018, for $37,975

Tesla charging, Honda batteries, California buses, Green New Deal: Today's Car News

As the first Tesla Model 3s land in European consumers' hands, reports show they may charge faster than those in the U.S. Honda signed a rare contract to procure electric-car... read more February 11, 2019 by


 
Offshore wind farm

What effect do you expect the Green New Deal to have for electric cars? Take our Twitter poll

Last week, two prominent Congressional Democrats released an outline of a "Green New Deal" that they hope will spur discussion and even commitment to eliminating fossil-fuel... read more February 11, 2019 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 could charge faster in Europe, charging network results suggest

Deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 in Europe have just started. So too have some accounts of the most significant difference included in European-market versions of the electric... read more February 11, 2019 by


 
Proterra Catalyst electric bus

California to transition to 100 percent electric buses by 2040

California adopted a plan to convert all city buses in the state to electric power by 2040, and hopes to beat that deadline by five years. In terms of cleaning up air quality... read more February 11, 2019 by


 
Honda Clarity lineup at Honda R&D Center, Tochigi, Japan, June 2017

Honda battery deal could give it a new charge in China's EV market

Thus far, Honda lags in the race to develop electric cars. Its most recent model still has only 89 miles of electric range, in an era when most new electric cars come with at... read more February 11, 2019 by


 
Electric car testing in Norway

Cold-weather EV range: Polar Vortex, AAA, local news paint a bleak picture; don't panic!

If you plan to drive an EV in winter weather you’ll need to charge more often to avoid “being stranded by a dead battery.” So sums AAA about its report on... read more February 10, 2019 by


 
eMotorWerks JuiceBox wall mount charging Tesla Model X

Green New Deal, Mercedes diesels, going solar, electric ride sharing: The Week in Reverse

Which automaker is facing a new lawsuit over emissions from its diesel engines? What companies plan to introduce new electric cars in their fleets? This is our look back at... read more February 9, 2019 by


 
Volvo 40.2 concept

Green New Deal, Electrify America expansion, Audi e-tron delay: Today's Car News

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey introduced the outline of a Green New Deal in Congress. Electrify America laid out plans for its second-round roll-out starting later... read more February 8, 2019 by


 
USPS Motiv Power e450 delivery truck for Fresno, California

USPS tests electric delivery trucks in California: "I didn't hear the mail come!"

The U.S. Postal Service is adding seven electric delivery trucks to its fleet in Fresno and Stockton, California, a region in the state's central valley known for its poor... read more February 8, 2019 by


 
2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018

Report: Audi e-tron faces battery-related delay in Europe

Bringing new electric cars to market is harder than it looks. Audi's e-tron SUV was scheduled to go on sale in Europe by now, but its rollout in Europe has been delayed to... read more February 8, 2019 by


 
Electrify America DC fast chargers at San Francisco Premium Outlets, Livermore, California

Electrify America adds city charging, fills in highways in second cycle

Over the next 2-1/2 years, Electrify America plans to expand its network of DC fast chargers for electric cars to include more cities, as well as to finish more of its... read more February 8, 2019 by


 
Hurricane Florence approaches U.S. East Coast Sept. 12, 2018

Green New Deal introduced to Congress aims to cut emissions, create jobs

Until now, the Green New Deal proposed by various Congressional Democrats has been mostly a theory—the idea that a concerted national push, with significant federal... read more February 8, 2019 by


 
Teaser for Hispano-Suiza Carmen debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show

BMW iNext, electric Lyft, Tesla Model 3 price cut, profitable GM EVs: Today's Car News

Tesla cut prices on the Model 3—again. BMW revealed the next version of its iNext SUV winter testing in Sweden. Lyft plans to give customers and drivers electric lifts... read more February 7, 2019 by


 
Cadillac electric crossover SUV based on GM BEV3 modular platform

GM electric vehicles could be profitable early next decade, says CEO

Incentives, credits, and compliance schemes can only get the electric vehicle market so far. The real test of its success will be when large, established automakers can get... read more February 7, 2019 by


 
 

 
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