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Tesla Model Y teaser, Shell Starship semi record, and US plug-in sales: Today's Car News

Tesla Model Y teaser, Shell Starship semi record, and US plug-in sales: Today's Car News

Tesla told us the Model Y electric car will come in 2020. The Shell Airflow Starship semi truck posted a new fuel-economy record. The sales report is in for May plug-in car sales in the United States. And Chargeway posts its first signs to help electric-car drivers sort out charging levels. All of...

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BMW i3 electric car at EVgo DC fast-charging station

Panasonic studies new batteries, Canadian plug-in car sales, and Twitter poll results: Today's Car News

Panasonic is looking into new electric-car batteries with smaller amounts of cobalt. The latest Canadian electric car sales may raise some eyebrows. The results are in from... read more June 5, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class stalls in Maryland flash flood

Nature study shows it's cheaper to reduce global warming than to adapt to it

One of the main objections that critics of global warming mitigation measures often cite is that they cost too much. A new study in the journal Nature takes issue with that... read more June 5, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, May 2018: Rewriting records

Last month, the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid set a new single-month sales record for plug-in electric vehicles in Canada and sold 589 units. One month later, that... read more June 5, 2018 by


 
Tesla gigafactory, March 2016, shown in drone footage posted to YouTube by Above Reno

Panasonic works to develop cobalt-free electric-car batteries

One of the most widespread concerns about electric cars centers around the availability and cost of cobalt. Cobalt is an element used in lithium-ion batteries to build... read more June 5, 2018 by


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

Twitter poll results: More electric cars get charged at work than at public chargers

Electric-car charging is going through a growth spurt. Volkswagen is spending big money through Electrify America to set up high-speed charging stations, as a result of the... read more June 5, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

After Tesla's federal tax credits expire, which electric car would you buy?

Last week, we reported that Tesla is close to reaching the end of its allocation of federal tax credits for those who buy its cars. The credits amount to a $7,500 discount... read more June 4, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018

Study shows 23 percent cancellations on Tesla Model 3 deposits

Tesla has staked a lot on the number of reservation deposits it has received for the Model 3. When the company first opened reservations for the car two years ago, it said... read more June 4, 2018 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime (Natl) Front Exterior View

Tesla Model 3 refunds, Toyota Prius Prime award, and Texas electric car rebates: Today's Car News

Tesla has reportedly refunded 23 percent of Model 3 deposits. The Toyota Prius Prime has been recognized for its low environmental and social impact. Texas has reinstated... read more June 4, 2018 by


 
Texas Volt

Texas reinstates incentives for electric and alternative fuel cars

After a three-year hiatus, Texas has reinstated purchase rebates for plug-in electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles. Texans who buy electric cars after Sept. 1 can get... read more June 4, 2018 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Dallas, Texas

2018 Toyota Prius Prime, Tesla Model 3 take awards for lowest environmental and social impact

Rating cars isn't just about acceleration times—or at least it shouldn't be. Unlike other car rating organizations, the Automotive Science Group rates cars according to... read more June 4, 2018 by


 
Scoot Quad (nee Renault Twizy) tested in San Francisco, Oct 2015

Even Wackier! Most bizarre green cars ever proposed, Part II

Last week we listed seven of the most bizarre "green" cars (and some not-so-green) of the 20th century, most of which were rolled out in response to depression, war recovery... read more June 3, 2018 by


 
Maserati electric car roadmap

FCA's five-year master plan, more EVs on the road, Tesla Model 3 "recommended": The Week in Reverse

Will the future for one of America's biggest automakers finally turn to electrified powertrains? What are some of the weirdest green cars ever proposed? Will BMWs act like... read more June 2, 2018 by


 
Smog over Los Angeles, courtesy Flickr user steven-buss

Report: Trump EPA plans to cancel California emissions waiver

The EPA is planning to cancel the special waiver that California has relied on since 1970 to set its own emissions standards, according to a Bloomberg report. As part of its... read more June 1, 2018 by


 
Estonian Nobe concept color palette

FCA electrification push, crowdfunded electric car, and California charging incentives: Today's Car News

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will charge ahead with an electrification strategy beginning with the Jeep brand. An Estonian electric car may come to life thanks to a crowdfunding... read more June 1, 2018 by


 
DC Fast-Charging Stations in Oregon and Washington states, January 2015 [map: PlugShare.com]

Washington State electric car credits expire, agencies miss mandates

On the same day that Washington State's electric-car tax exemptions expired on June 1, an advocacy organization issued a report that said state agencies have done very little... read more June 1, 2018 by


 
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Jeep Grand Commander EV leads FCA electrification push

An all-electric Jeep may clamber to life as soon as 2021—at least in China. The Jeep Grand Commander will arrive in 2021 with an all-electric powertrain, according to a... read more June 1, 2018 by


 
Estonian Nobe concept

Crowdfunded Estonian Nobe electric has a plan to revive bubble cars

Want to get in on the ground floor of a new electric-car startup? Crowdfunding seems to be the latest rage for automotive startups in Europe. The latest is an Estonian... read more June 1, 2018 by


 
Smog over Los Angeles, courtesy Flickr user steven-buss

California utilities commission passes record incentives for chargers

The California Public Utilities commission on Thursday approved the largest public electric vehicle charging package in U.S. history, according to the Natural Resources... read more June 1, 2018 by


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Battery tech may be getting a big solid-state boost soon

A Woburn, Massachusetts, company may be attracting big name attention for its solid-state technology that it says can withstand higher temperatures and offer higher capacity... read more May 31, 2018 by


 
Audi e-tron replaces side mirrors with cameras

Tesla Model 3 gets CR OK, Audi e-tron cameras, and electric car predictions: Today's Car News

The Tesla Model 3 has now earned a recommendation from Consumer Reports. The Audi e-tron electric crossover will introduce the first production cameras to replace side... read more May 31, 2018 by


 
 

 
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