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How often do you use Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot? Take our Twitter poll

How often do you use Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot? Take our Twitter poll

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent out a tweet over the weekend imploring Tesla drivers to try the company's new Navigate on Autopilot system. "If you have a Tesla built in past 2 years, definitely try Navigate on Autopilot. It will blow your mind. Automatically passes slow cars & takes highway...

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Electrify America chargers at San Francisco Premium Outlets

Ghosn charged, more ultra-fast chargers, EPA rollbacks: Today's Car News

As world leaders gather at a climate conference in Poland, the U.S. EPA proposes new looser standards for coal plants. A VW executive says electric cars could spell the end... read more December 10, 2018 by


 
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Japanese prosecutors charge former Nissan chairman Ghosn, automaker itself

Japanese prosecutors charged former Nissan chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn on Monday with underreporting his income for eight years. He was arrested Nov. 19 and has been held... read more December 10, 2018 by


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

Electrify America turns on first 350-kw fast charger in California

Electrify America installed its first 350-kilowatt fast chargers next to a Tesla Supercharging station at an outlet mall outside San Francisco last week. The two new 350-kw... read more December 10, 2018 by


 
Coal power plant in China

EPA rolls back emissions standards on coal plants

On Thursday, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a new rule that will allow coal-fired power plants to emit more than 35 percent more global warming pollution... read more December 10, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen ID Crozz concept

Electric cars could spell end of front-wheel drive, VW exec says

First it was Tesla, now Volkswagen. Ever since British designer and engineer Alec Issigonis developed the original Mini Cooper for 1959, front-wheel-drive vehicles have been... read more December 10, 2018 by


 
1970 Aston Martin DB6 MkII Volante with electric powertrain

Classic Aston Martin features plug-and-play electric power

Wealthy buyers looking for an electric Aston Martin may not have to wait until the brand's new Rapide E performance car—at least not previous owners who may already... read more December 9, 2018 by


 
Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Electric-car and climate-change tipping points, Prius details, Audi e-tron drive: The Week in Reverse

Which automaker made a commitment to end gas engine production (eventually)? What electric car may finally have gotten a name? This is our look back at the Week In... read more December 8, 2018 by


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

2019 Audi e-tron first drive: Redrawing the electric-vehicle boundaries

Road-tripping along in the 2019 Audi e-tron, your passenger might not even know (or care) that you’re in an all-electric utility vehicle—rather than just an... read more December 7, 2018 by


 
Rivian S1T, 2018 LA Auto Show

Audi e-tron first drive, how to buy a Rivian, Toyota Prius AWD-e tech: Today's Car News

We had the first chance to drive the new electric Audi e-tron quattro SUV. Startup electric truck-maker Rivian says it plans to follow Tesla's lead in selling cars directly... read more December 7, 2018 by


 
Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Electric upstart Rivian plans for dealers, but not to sell trucks

Electric cars worry traditional car dealerships. Tesla sells cars nationwide without dealers—even if buyers have to drive over state lines to get them in some cases... read more December 7, 2018 by


 
Smokestacks [CREDIT: Global Climate Budget 2018]

Report: Global CO2 emissions at record levels in 2018

Blame China—and India. Global carbon emissions are on the rise, and hit record levels in 2018, after remaining flat in 2016 and experiencing a small gain last year, a... read more December 7, 2018 by


 
2019 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius AWD-e: Going light on the rear motor helps it hit 50 mpg

The all-wheel drive version of the Toyota Prius introduced last week at the LA Auto Show earns an astoundingly good EPA fuel economy rating of 50 mpg combined—nearly as... read more December 7, 2018 by


 
Left to right: Volkswagen ID, ID Buzz and ID Crozz concepts

VW's last engines, Toyota batteries, Ford names: Today's Car News

VW announced that it is now designing the last combustion engines it will sell. Ford trademarks two possible names that could go on its upcoming electric SUV. Toyota explains... read more December 6, 2018 by


 
2018 Toyota Prius

Lithium-ion vs. nickel-metal hydride: Toyota still likes both for its hybrids

Toyota continues to stay the course with nickel-metal hydride battery cells for many of its hybrid vehicles, even though most other hybrid vehicles from other brands have... read more December 6, 2018 by


 
2020 Ford electric SUV teaser

Trademark filings show Ford may call electric SUV the "Mach E"

Fans of the Ford Mustang didn't take it well earlier this year when Ford suggested it might call its upcoming 300-mile electric SUV the Mach 1. Now new trademark filings... read more December 6, 2018 by


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

Electric cars cheaper than gas ones by 2020, says Chinese battery supplier

Envision Energy, a Chinese company that bought Nissan's former AESC battery business, says it will be able to make battery packs for less than $100 per kilowatt-hour in the... read more December 6, 2018 by


 
VW MEB platform

VW says it is now developing its last generation of gas, diesel engines

Our readers speculate a lot on this site about how long it will be until gas and diesel engines fade out, and the transition to electric cars is complete. Volkswagen may just... read more December 6, 2018 by


 
2019 Volvo XC40

2019 Toyota Prius AWD price, more VW electrics, French protests: Today's Car News

Toyota announced pricing for the new 2019 Prius AWD-e. In trade talks with the Trump administration, VW's CEO revealed the company could use Ford factories in the U.S. to... read more December 5, 2018 by


 
VW ID family

VW could use US Ford factories to build its upcoming electric cars

In trade talks in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess revealed the automaker is talking with Ford about using its factories in the U.S., and possibly... read more December 5, 2018 by


 
Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

What electric car are you most excited to hear about from the LA Auto Show? Twitter poll results

Pickups and electric cars. Two opposites that haven't been attracted to each other—until now. Our readers, though, seem excited about the possibility of combining the... read more December 5, 2018 by


 
 

 
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