Solar from Hyundai, Kia; GM plan trouble, VW-Ford electrics, getting warmer: Today's Car News

Solar from Hyundai, Kia; GM plan trouble, VW-Ford electrics, getting warmer: Today's Car News

Hyundai and Kia plan to put solar panels on cars. VW won't rule out sharing electric cars with Ford. A prominent electric-car advocate takes issue with GM's plan for a national mandate. And a new report from the journal Nature shows global warming may already be much worse than expected. All this...

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Tesla Roadster 1:64 Hot Wheels car

Tesla owners sue, Hot Wheels 'Starman,' plastic roads: Today's Car News

A second Tesla owner is suing the company over an Autopilot crash. Recycled bottles could make good roads. Hot Wheels launches its own Tesla 'Starman' Roadster. Our Twitter... read more October 31, 2018 by

Tesla Model 3 dashboard in Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]

Another owner sues Tesla over Autopilot rear-end crash

Another Tesla owner whose car crashed while Autopilot was engaged has sued the automaker claiming false advertising In September, a woman whose Tesla crashed into the back of... read more October 31, 2018 by

Dutch coalition PlasticRoad bike path

Broken bottles may be good for roads and the environment

Cars could soon provide a solution to one of the world's biggest environmental problems, not just contribute to them. Cars, or at least the roads they drive on, could provide... read more October 31, 2018 by

Hot Wheels Tesla 'Starman' car (2018)

Tesla ‘Starman’ stunt commemorated by Hot Wheels

Tesla’s chief executive officer Elon Musk has pulled off some elaborate visions—and madcap stunts—for future mobility, often with multiple levels of nerdy... read more October 31, 2018 by

Image from 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric-car ad by Ourisman Chevrolet, Rockville, Maryland

How soon can all new car sales realistically be electric? Twitter poll results

Electric cars are coming. The question is how soon. According to a new report by the UN International Panel on Climate Change earlier in October, coastal cities and coral... read more October 31, 2018 by

Lexus Safety System+ and Toyota Safety Sense

GM electric plans, Faraday's future, expanding charger access: Today's Car News

GM plans to announce a major shift in manufacturing that could benefit electric cars. Chevrolet introduced a concept electric drag racer. Charging networks join forces. And... read more October 30, 2018 by

Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro concept

Chevy eCOPO Camaro hints at 800-volt charging

Chevrolet can't let Teslas win all the electric drag races. Monday night at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers' Association gathering in Las Vegas, Chevrolet revealed an... read more October 30, 2018 by

ECOtality Blink DC fast charger plugged in

Blink charging network joins interoperability push

Beginning in early 2019, all 135,000 users of the Blink charging network will soon be able to use other charging networks as part of their membership, while Blink’s... read more October 30, 2018 by

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production

Sources: GM manufacturing revamp could signal faster lane-change to EVs

Less than a week after speaking out in favor of a national electric vehicle mandate, and in the shadow of Tesla reporting a profitable quarter, General Motors might be on the... read more October 30, 2018 by

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

EPA faces backlash, Fisker interests Caterpillar, Hyundai unsubscribes: Today’s Car News

The backlash builds over the EPA fuel-economy freeze; Hyundai’s subscription plan for the Ioniq Electric is gone; and Caterpillar shovels some money into Fisker for... read more October 29, 2018 by

Fisker EMotion

Fisker gets Caterpillar investment for solid-state battery tech

Henrik Fisker has been sketching out big plans—well beyond cars—for the solid-state battery technology being developed by a Fisker Inc. team. And now it appears... read more October 29, 2018 by

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Hyundai unplugs its electric-car subscription plan

Hyundai’s “Unlimited+” electric-car subscription plan, which was only offered in Southern California but originally destined for wider rollout, won’t... read more October 29, 2018 by

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid drive, Napa Valley, Caifornia, Dec 2017

Honda joins GM, others in heated opposition to Trump's EPA fuel-economy freeze

Honda joined General Motors on Friday and called on the EPA to abandon its proposed fuel-economy rollback, asking federal officials to negotiate with states like California... read more October 29, 2018 by

2015 Volkswagen XL1  -  Silverstone Auctions sale, November 10, 2018

Volkswagen XL1 eco halo already a sound investment?

It’s been less than five years since Volkswagen produced its limited run of just 250 XL1 plug-in diesel hybrid coupes, of which only 200 were sold to retail buyers. The... read more October 28, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model S

Dyson’s electric-vehicle gamble, Musk’s redemption, GM’s 50-state mandate: The Week in Reverse

Which automaker managed to turn a profit, without ever making a model with an internal-combustion engine? And which automaker asked specifically for a national... read more October 27, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

Feds reportedly probing further into Elon Musk's claims about Tesla Model 3 production

Federal investigators may be looking into whether Tesla CEO Elon Musk knowingly lied to investors when he said that the automaker could build tens of thousands of Model 3... read more October 26, 2018 by

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM wants Trump administration to consider national electric-vehicle mandate

The term “hail Mary” might be appropriate for what General Motors, led by chief executive officer Mary Barra, is attempting at this stage of the federal... read more October 26, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model S

Wireless charging, Model S reliability, Tesla leadership: Today’s Car News

Wireless charging shows its efficiency potential. The Tesla Model S loses its spot on a respected consumer publication’s top list. And who should succeed Musk? All this... read more October 26, 2018 by

Al Gore at United Nations conference

Who should lead Tesla's board after Musk steps down? Twitter poll results

As part of an SEC settlement, Tesla needs to find a new chairman to replace Elon Musk, as he steps aside from that post but stays on as chief executive officer. That new... read more October 26, 2018 by

ORNL wireless charging demonstration

Wireless charging could widen efficiency edge over cords, suggests DOE lab

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory last week announced they've managed to transfer 120 kw of power at an efficiency of 97... read more October 26, 2018 by


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