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Plug-in electric car sales for Oct: new Bolt EV record, Prime and Volt tied

Plug-in electric car sales for Oct: new Bolt EV record, Prime and Volt tied

Chevy did it again. More specifically, GM delivered 2,781 Chevrolet Bolt EVs to buyers during October, a new high for its 238-mile electric car, and the highest reported sales of any plug-in electric vehicle last month. That brings the total number of Bolt EVs sold in 11 months to 17,083 (plus an...

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Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Which maker will sell the first affordable AWD electric SUV? Take our Twitter poll

Utility vehicles are hot. There's no denying it. The best-selling passenger cars in the U.S. have been mid-size sedans like the Toyota Camry for a couple of decades, but now... read more November 7, 2017 by


 
This is an Audi S1 on tracks

Europe fast charging, EVs cleaner everywhere, Trump vs science, IIHS loves Ioniq: Today's Car News

Today, we've got reports on a couple of significant analyses, one on electric-car emissions and the other on climate change; a new app for EV charging from EVgo; a new... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
Greenhouse-gas emissions of battery-electric vehicles globally in MPG equivalent [U of Michigan TRI]

Electric cars emit less carbon than average U.S. new car, everywhere in the world

When electric cars first arrived in 2011, it was a reasonable question: Aren't you just shifting emissions from the tailpipe to the smokestack? The answer is yes, but the... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf at evGo fast charger at Livingston Mall, Livingston, NJ   [photo: John Briggs]

EVgo adds mobile app for electric-car charging network access

One way for electric-car charging networks to make the public charging experience more user-friendly is through the use of smartphone apps to replace the RFID cards that... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
Global carbon dioxide emissions, 1850-2030 [CO2 Information Analysis Center, World Energy Outlook]

Climate change all manmade, say actual scientists: awkward for Trump science deniers

When the Environmental Protection Agency quietly issued its new four-year plan in mid-October, the phrase "climate change" did not appear anywhere in the 38-page document. It... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
Ionity multi-brand European charging network

BMW, Mercedes, Ford, VW, Audi launch Ionity high-power fast charging across Europe

A group of automakers in Europe announced on Friday they will launch "Ionity," a network of high-power fast-charging stations to build out the continent's infrastructure for... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
Toyota PriuSRT8 by American Racing Headers

What is a Toyota Prius Hellcat? You may not want to know

The huge annual SEMA show for builders and owners of highly customized cars brings out some truly bizarre creations. Only at SEMA will you see vehicles like the one-of-a-kind... read more November 5, 2017 by


 
Stella Vie Dutch solar car winner in World Solar Challenge

2018 Bolt EV, cheaper hybrid SUV, Trump vs electric cars, Tesla Model 3 woes: The Week in Reverse

Which hybrid crossover utility vehicle will add a new and less expensive version for 2018? What bad news did Tesla CEO Elon Musk share with the world? This is our look back... read more November 4, 2017 by


 
Workhorse W-15 extended-range electric pickup truck

Workhorse CEO: $300 million in preorders for plug-in hybrid pickup trucks

Over seven years of plug-in electric cars and 20 years of hybrids, the pickup truck sector remains largely untouched. GM sold hybrid Chevrolet and GMC pickups for a few... read more November 3, 2017 by


 
Iceland's Fimmvorduhals erupts. Image: Henrik Thorburn

NASA looking at geothermal energy from Yellowstone supervolcano

Although claims of imminent volcanic eruption are likely exaggerated, any eruption of what's known as the Yellowstone Supervolcano would cause global chaos. Through intense... read more November 3, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 via Model 3 Owners' Club video

Tesla Model 3 owners' club video offers new details on electric car

First-hand details about the Tesla Model 3 remain almost as rare as the cars themselves; Tesla has built only a few hundred Model 3 electric cars since its launch in July Now... read more November 3, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

Draft tax bill eliminates credit for all electric-car buyers: report (updated)

The process of drafting a so-called tax reform bill has been shrouded in mystery, with even Republican congressmembers admitting they didn't know what provisions it would... read more November 2, 2017 by


 
Renault Symbioz self-driving car concept

Bad news for Model 3, electric car songs, coasting or engine braking, tax credit in peril? Today's Car News

Today, we've got news out of Congress in DC, bad news for the Tesla Model 3, some advice on fuel-saving techniques, and a song sung by electric cars. All this and more on... read more November 2, 2017 by


 
Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan shares what future electric cars should sound like: the 'Canto' theme

Less than two years from now, barring action by the Trump administration, a National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration rule will require hybrid and electric cars to... read more November 2, 2017 by


 
Will you use less fuel during engine braking or simply by coasting?

Saving gas by lifting the pedal: engine braking vs coasting (video)

The way a driver operates a car can produce very different fuel-economy numbers, and when driving downhill, two notable techniques come into play. The first is leaving the... read more November 2, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Just 260 Tesla Model 3s built in three months, volume production delayed: Q3 results and call

Only one topic really mattered in the Tesla third-quarter financial results call for analysts held Wednesday afternoon: Model 3. In light of far lower September deliveries... read more November 2, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV: minimal changes, same range and price

With sales of the Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car rising every month, shoppers are inevitably curious about any changes to the Bolt for the 2018 model year, its second. Now... read more November 1, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

More diesel bad news, 2018 Bolt EV, airless tires, Best Car To Buy poll: Today's Car News

Today, we've got information on all the changes to the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, a poll on our Best Car To Buy nominees, a disturbing diesel analysis on carbon... read more November 1, 2017 by


 
Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota electric cars could use airless tires if research pans out: report

Although electric cars offer numerous benefits in engineering, design, and zero-emission operation, their overall weight remains a hurdle for automakers, especially as bigger... read more November 1, 2017 by


 
Mercedes BlueEfficiency four-cylinder diesel

Those fuel-efficient diesels? Actually worse on lifetime CO2, study says

Diesel-powered cars have enjoyed a comfortable market share in Europe for decades, but their decline in popularity continues following numerous diesel-emission cheating... read more November 1, 2017 by


 
 

 
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