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Electric SUVs, Tesla Model 3 in Canada, and electric Mercedes-Benz vans: Today's Car News

Electric SUVs, Tesla Model 3 in Canada, and electric Mercedes-Benz vans: Today's Car News

The year 2019 is shaping up to become the year of the electric SUV. Canadian sales figures for the Tesla Model 3 are in following its May debut. Mercedes-Benz introduces electric delivery vans in Germany. And a new bill aims to extend the federal electric-car tax credits. All of this and more on...

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Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]

Tesla Model 3: 456 sales in May Canadian debut

Tesla started off Model 3 sales in Canada in May with a bang and sold 456 cars after a flurry of deliveries at the end of the month, according to vehicle registration data... read more July 3, 2018 by


 
Navya autonomous bus in Sion, Switzerland

How autonomous vehicles will compound electric-car benefits

A lot of ink has been spilled over self-driving cars lately—whether they'll work, how they work, and the potential for accidents. What hasn't been discussed as much is... read more July 2, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 production, self-driving car pros for electric cars, and battery power grid backups: Today's Car News

Tesla Model 3 production reaches a milestone. Self-driving cars will provide numerous benefits to electric cars. PG&E partners with Tesla to provide power grid backups... read more July 2, 2018 by


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

What kind of public electric car charger do you rely on most often? Twitter poll results

Electric car drivers have many more options for public charging than they did even a year ago. Charging networks from Tesla's Superchargers to EVGo and VW's Electrify America... read more July 2, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structure

Tesla Model 3 production reaches 5,000 cars in last week of June

Tesla released critical production numbers for its Model 3 early Monday, showing that in the last week of June, it produced 5,031 Model 3s. CEO Elon Musk has said repeatedly... read more July 2, 2018 by


 
Tesla Powerpacks

PG&E, Tesla team up to boost battery backups for power grid

Utilities are racing to expand battery storage on the electrical grid. The latest example is Pacific Gas and Electric Co., which submitted a request Friday to the California... read more July 2, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structure

Tesla Model 3 production still likely short of 5,000-per-week goal as June ends

The end of June has come and gone, and Tesla is planning to update investors, fans, and the media later this week with results of its efforts to ramp up Model 3 production to... read more July 1, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs

Tesla Model 3 orders open, 2019 Chevy Volt, dieselgate update, Volvo plans: The Week in Reverse

Which country plans to put a million electric cars on its roads by 2022? What mountain did an electric car climb this week? This is our look back at the Week In... read more June 30, 2018 by


 
MG E-motion concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show   [photo: Ronan Glon]

MG develops new roadster with electric power

MG is taking a trip down memory lane with plans to develop a new roadster for China and other markets outside the U.S. The classic British brand known best for its roadsters... read more June 29, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Volt

2019 Chevy Volt specs, Tesla Model 3 orders, and Faraday Future investment: Today's Car News

Chevrolet reveals updates to the 2019 Volt plug-in hybrid. Tesla opens orders for the Model 3 for all U.S. and Canada buyers. Faraday Future receives another financial... read more June 29, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 order guide, pricing details revealed for Performance and all-wheel-drive models (Updated)

Now that Tesla Model 3 orders are open to all U.S. and Canadian reservation holders, we have more insight into features and pricing. As shown by a new post on Teslarati with... read more June 29, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Volt

2019 Chevy Volt gets faster charging, stronger regen, more luxury features

Updates to the 2019 Chevrolet Volt will help experienced electric-car drivers maximize their electric driving and minimize the times the gas engine needs to run. The biggest... read more June 29, 2018 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Faraday Future gets a $2 billion lifeline to build expensive crossover

Faraday Future, the fledgling Tesla competitor working to build a $300,000 electric SUV, has been thrown a financial lifeline. Evergrande Health, a division of a large Hong... read more June 29, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structure

Tesla Model 3 orders open to all US, Canada buyers

Tesla Model 3 reservation holders who have been patiently waiting for their turn to order their cars just got a chance to move up in line. The company invited all reservation... read more June 29, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

Electric car drag racers, VW diesel progress, and Supreme Court retirement: Today's Car News

The NHRA is ready to welcome electric drag racers. How has Volkswagen performed as we reach the two-year anniversary of the dieselgate settlement? The latest Supreme Court... read more June 28, 2018 by


 
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Supreme Court retirement could have impact on environmental protection

The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced on Wednesday could have dramatic and detrimental effects on environmental quality. Since the retirement of... read more June 28, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs

Gauging VW's progress on second diesel-settlement anniversary (Updated)

Thursday marks the second anniversary of the VW dieselgate settlement, representing almost half a million consumers who bought various models of VW TDI diesel cars and SUVs... read more June 28, 2018 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx fast-charging at Chargepoint site, June 2016  [photo: Tom Moloughney]

ChargePoint invests in commercial charging for buses, delivery vans, taxis

After opposing the settlement over diesel emissions cheating that led VW to spend $2 billion building out a nationwide network of fast chargers, and suing one of Electrify... read more June 28, 2018 by


 
Don Garlits sets electric quarter-mile drag racing record

Not exactly top fuel: electric cars come to top-level drag racing

Electric cars have started to dominate racing series from the Pikes Peak hill climb to formula cars to Saturday night grudge matches between Tesla and Dodge Challenger owners... read more June 28, 2018 by


 
2017 Fiat 500e

New government in Italy plans 1 million electric cars by 2022, could cost $10B

Italy has been an electric-car backwater in Europe, but a new populist government has dramatic plans to change that. According to a Bloomberg report, the new Five Star... read more June 27, 2018 by


 
 

 
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