Patent shows new Tesla "windows" operating system

Patent shows new Tesla "windows" operating system

Tesla is known for having the Apple of car user interfaces on its big center displays. A recent patent filing shows Tesla may not be finished up dating the system, either for the Model 3 or the Model S or X. The latest filing, last month, shows the company may expand the number of windows Tesla...

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Volvo 40.2 concept

Volvo Polestar 2, Tesla Model 3 range, self-driving Lexus: Today's Car News

Tesla bumps up the range of its Mid Range Model 3, slightly and announces it will start delivering Model 3s to China in March. Volvo teases a look at its first electric... read more January 4, 2019 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla plans to begin Model 3 deliveries to China in March

Tesla has confirmed that it plans to start making deliveries of its Model 3 sedan to China in March. That will complement an export strategy that’s ramping up in... read more January 4, 2019 by

Toyota Research Institute P4 Automated Driving Test Vehicle

Toyota's newest self-driving test car is a Lexus LS luxury sedan

If you're going to develop a self-driving test vehicle, why not make it one that passengers would enjoy riding in? Perhaps that's the logic behind Toyota's choice of its new... read more January 4, 2019 by

Faraday Future FF91 prototype

With cease-fire agreement, spark flickers toward Faraday's Future

Like a prizefighter listening to counts of "eight" and "nine," Chinese electric-car startup Faraday Future, has started groaning, sputtering, and trying to stand. The... read more January 4, 2019 by

Polestar 2 teased

Future Model 3 rival: Volvo Polestar 2 electric performance car teased

Volvo’s Polestar sub-brand has released a teaser picture and revealed a little more about its first electric car, to be called the Polestar 2. And the fledgling... read more January 4, 2019 by

2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD

Tesla ekes 4 more miles out of Model 3 Mid Range

After a $2,000 price drop on Wednesday, Tesla buyers just got four more reasons to choose a Model 3 Mid Range. According to the order page on Tesla's website, the Mid Range... read more January 4, 2019 by

2019 Hyundai Nexo, Topanga Canyon, CA, Oct 2018

Tesla Model 3 price, Hyundai Nexo, used electrics, poll: Today's Car News

For the first time, values on used electric cars have begun to recover. Hyundai delivered its first hydrogen fuel-cell Nexo to a customer in Southern California. And our... read more January 3, 2019 by

Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]

Tesla Model 3 Mid Range misses $35,000 target by $9,000 even after price cut

To offset lower tax credits for its cars that started New Year's Day, Tesla dropped prices by $2,000 for every model on Wednesday. That doesn't quite make up for the $3,750... read more January 3, 2019 by

Hyundai Nexo

Hyundai sets lease terms for Nexo fuel-cell vehicle, makes first delivery

Hyundai last week made the first U.S. delivery of its Nexo fuel-cell vehicle—to a customer in Southern California. Although the customer, Todd Hochrad, picked the Nexo... read more January 3, 2019 by

2019 Chevrolet Volt

What are your hopes for plug-in cars in 2019? Twitter poll results

When we asked our readers what they most hope for in the new year in the electric-car world last week our readers put a priority on making electric cars more affordable and... read more January 3, 2019 by

2015 Nissan Leaf

Some used electric-car prices start tracking higher

Yes, really. Used electric cars have appreciated in value, in some cases. Call it a market adjustment or a momentary blip. You have one more thing to toast this new year... read more January 3, 2019 by

2017 Tesla Model 3

Tesla cuts prices $2,000, almost hit 250,000 vehicles in 2018

Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk made a multi-layered end-of-year push, focused on Tesla's final days and weeks of $7,500 federal EV tax credit eligibility. And with more than... read more January 2, 2019 by

Dianchè Bertone BSS GT One

Tesla sales, VW chargers, coal pollution, used electric values: Today's Car News

Tesla released sales numbers for the last quarter of 2018. Volkswagen has developed a mobile juice pack for electric cars. The EPA continues to roll back regulations on coal... read more January 2, 2019 by

2018 Tesla Model S and 2018 Tesla Model X

What effect will lower tax credits on Tesla and GM plug-ins have in the new year? Take our Twitter poll

The wind-down of federal tax credits on plug-in vehicles begins to hit in 2019. Tax credits for Tesla buyers were already reduced to $3,750 on Tuesday. The same reduction is... read more January 2, 2019 by

EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

Trump relaxes coal emissions standards (again) over holiday week

For the second time in a month, the Trump administration has rolled back emissions restrictions on coal-fired power plants. Early in December, the EPA announced a new... read more January 2, 2019 by

Volkswagen mobile DC fast charger

Volkswagen tests mobile DC fast charging station for urban network gaps

Automakers face some daunting challenges in selling electric vehicles to urban apartment-dwellers, who are often without a home charging point. As a partial response... read more January 2, 2019 by

Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson  -  Tesla board

Tesla's new board members, Calfornia's new stickers: Today's Car News

Happy New Year! For today's holiday-shortened lineup, we remind California readers that 2018's Clean Air stickers are no longer valid i in the state's carpool lanes. And we... read more December 31, 2018 by

Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Iron Man 2 reunion: Musk friend Larry Ellison named to Tesla board

Tesla announced Friday that it has added two independent directors to the company's board: Kathleen Wilson-Thompson and Larry Ellison. Yes, it’s that Larry... read more December 31, 2018 by

Carpool lanes I-5, Seattle, Washington [Credit: SounderBruce-Wikimedia Commons]

California white and green carpool stickers expire New Year's Day

California plug-in car drivers with white or green carpool stickers can no longer use carpool lanes starting Tuesday. The state passed a new program last March that... read more December 31, 2018 by

Dodge flatbed blocking a Tesla Supercharger in Tennessee, fake charging [CREDIT: freckletan, Reddit]

Pickup drivers target Tesla Superchargers in "ICEing" incidents

People are jealous of things they can't (or don't) have. In a spate of incidents reminiscent of "rolling coal," truck drivers have begun seemingly intentionally blocking... read more December 30, 2018 by


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