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2019 Audi E-tron ads take aim at electric myths

2019 Audi E-tron ads take aim at electric myths

One reason that electric-car adoption hasn't taken off faster is that, while automakers market the heck out of the benefits of SUVs and crossover vehicles, they launch EVs with nary a peep. Now Audi is on the cusp of launching its first all-electric model and is taking direct aim at many of the...

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Fisker flexible solid-state battery material

EV batteries give new jolt to old lithium mining in North Carolina

One of the biggest challenges for building electric-car batteries has been sourcing enough lithium, which is mostly mined overseas. Though the world has no shortage of... read more April 11, 2019 by


 
Volvo Polestar Engineered models

2020 Volvo XC60 T8, 2020 V60 T8 plug-in hybrids get Polestar Engineered performance

Lots of EV drivers know electric cars are fun to drive; why shouldn't plug-in hybrids be too? That's the approach Volvo is taking with its new 2020 XC60 T8 Polestar... read more April 11, 2019 by


 
Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept

Infiniti Qs Inspiration is the automaker's idea for an EV sport sedan

Infiniti is on the back foot for electrified powertrains today. The luxury automaker quietly shelved its hybrid powertrains in the past few years in the buildup toward an... read more April 10, 2019 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long-Range RWD

EV tax credit extension gets bipartisan juice in Senate

Despite President Trump's efforts to torpedo electric-car tax credits, extending them has become a bipartisan effort in the Senate. In the face of the tax credits winding... read more April 10, 2019 by


 
BMW i.FE18 Formula E racer, Ad Diriyah 2018

Kona Electric pricing, Ford charging software, Karma recall, EV racing: Today's Car News

Prices have gone up on the new 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric. Ford revealed new software and testing to determine optimal locations for public chargers. Karma gets hit with an... read more April 10, 2019 by


 
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric costs $500 more than it did last month

Market adjustments are nothing new, and electric cars are hardly immune to price bumps—up or down. Last month, the 258-mile 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric crossover quietly... read more April 10, 2019 by


 
Duff Beer 1981 Jet Electrica 007 (Plymouth TC3)  -  Murilee Martin/24 Hours of Lemons

What kind of racing can best stoke interest in electric vehicles? Twitter poll results

Our readers may be having a change of heart when it comes to electric-car racing based on the results of our latest Twitter poll. In previous comments and surveys, readers... read more April 10, 2019 by


 
2012 Fisker Karma from the Rogers' Classic Car Museum collection

Karma gets hit with Fisker recall over airbags

The Takata air-bag inflator recall is the largest recall in automotive history and it's affected automakers from every corner of market. The latest is Karma, the maker of the... read more April 10, 2019 by


 
Ford Transit Custom plug-in van

Ford develops software to target most effective places for public chargers

More electric cars need more electric chargers—especially in and around cities. Most charging may be done at home but to give drivers confidence to go where they want... read more April 10, 2019 by


 
2020 Kia Soul EV first drive  -  South Korea  -  April 2019

Polluters pay, 2020 Kia Soul EV, hydrogen internal combustion: Today's Car News

We had a first chance to drive the new 2020 Kia Soul EV. London's new pollution charge on older vehicles makes it really expensive to drive older cars into the city. And our... read more April 9, 2019 by


 
2006 BMW Hydrogen 7

Is hydrogen internal combustion a better idea than fuel cells?

Although hydrogen—and hydrogen fuel cells—could still play an important role in future transportation, even many hydrogen advocates will admit that hydrogen... read more April 9, 2019 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Volt

With the Volt discontinued, how should Chevy use the name now? Take our Twitter poll

The Chevrolet Volt has one of the all-time great names for a plug-in car—even better than its former European sibling the Opel Ampera, based on sales at least.The... read more April 9, 2019 by


 
Ubitricity electric-car charging cord

Pay to pollute: Emissions charges take effect in London

On Monday, drivers of older gas and diesel cars in Britain were hit with new fees if they want to drive those cars into the city center in London. The new emissions charge of... read more April 9, 2019 by


 
2020 Kia Soul EV first drive  -  South Korea  -  April 2019

2020 Kia Soul EV first drive review: 243 electric miles in the box

I’m snaking the 2020 Kia Soul EV around a bend in the Korean countryside, happy to push faster after weathering Seoul’s famous morning traffic earlier, but I... read more April 9, 2019 by


 
Teaser for 2020 Karma Revero debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show

Ford Explorer plug-in, Karma Revero, German emissions collusion: Today's Car News

European prosecutors charged German automakers Volkswagen, Daimler, and BMW with collusion over emissions shortfalls. Fiat Chrysler will pay Tesla hundreds of millions of... read more April 8, 2019 by


 
Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit in Europe

Fiat Chrysler to pay Tesla hundreds of millions for emissions credits

Chrysler and Tesla aren't known for having much in common. Tesla builds nothing but pure electric cars, with no tailpipes. Chrysler was the first among American car companies... read more April 8, 2019 by


 
Redesigned Karma Revero teaser

Karma Revero gets more power, BMW 3-cylinder

The Karma Revero is getting a long-needed update later this year, and the company has just revealed a few details. You'll recall that the Revero is the continuation of the... read more April 8, 2019 by


 
2019 Ford Explorer Plug-In Hybrid

Ford Explorer Plug-In Hybrid released for Europe

Ford made big news with its new Escape Hybrid and plug-in hybrid last Tuesday, but they weren't the only new plug-in SUVs the company announced. In the same announcement in... read more April 8, 2019 by


 
Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

German prosecutors find collusion between automakers over diesel emissions

The Mueller report may not show collusion between Russia and President Trump's campaign, but European anti-trust regulators say they have found collusion among German... read more April 8, 2019 by


 
Fred and Jenny Hooper's 2018 Tesla Model X camping with R-Pod trailer in Sanford, Florida

Towing a camper with a Tesla Model X: Thank Elon for Superchargers!

Towing a camper with an electric SUV may be the ultimate test of any fast-charger network. And, for one couple at least, Tesla has passed. “We were like pioneers in a... read more April 7, 2019 by


 
 

 
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