Mitsubishi Evo rally sedan morphs into electric crossover concept

Mitsubishi Evo rally sedan morphs into electric crossover concept

Electric power has come to drag racers, hill-climb cars, and Formula E racers. Why not rally cars? At least that's Mitsubishi's idea with its new e-Evolution concept that debuted Wednesday at the LA Auto Show. Unlike the winged sedan that took the off-road rally racing world by storm 15 years ago...

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Toyota hybrids, Rivian electric SUV, Byton, and Trump: Today's Car News

Today's updates are all about new models from the LA auto show, including new electrics from startup automakers Rivian and Byton, a new all-wheel-drive version of the Toyota... read more November 28, 2018 by

Mother-daughter team installs battery packs in Chevrolet Volt electric cars

Trump vows retaliation against GM for layoffs

After General Motors announced on Monday that it will kill the Chevy Volt as part of an effort to streamline its lineup, close five factories, and lay off 15 percent of its... read more November 28, 2018 by

Byton K-Byte concept

Byton reveals self-driving living-room on wheels, the K-Byte, in LA

Byton aims to reinvent the car by turning it into the next generation iPhone. Other automakers have talked about turning their center screen displays into iPhone-like... read more November 28, 2018 by

2019 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius AWD-e earns 50 mpg with all-weather treads

If you want one of the highest-mileage non-plug-in vehicles on the market—like the Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Niro, or Honda Insight, there’s been one quite... read more November 27, 2018 by

Rivian R1S

Rivian R1S electric SUV goes family style with 7 seats, 410-mile range

Two years from now, the electric-vehicle startup Rivian hopes to be making its R1T electric pickup truck at a former Mitsubishi (and Chrysler) plant in Normal, Illinois. If... read more November 27, 2018 by

Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

VW Cargo Buzz, gas and diesel ban, plug-in hybrids: Today's Car News

VW reintroduces the I.D. Buzz cargo van at the LA Auto Show. British Columbia plans to ban gas and diesel engines. How the media may have popped plug-in hybrids' balloon. And... read more November 27, 2018 by

Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept

VW updates I.D. Cargo Buzz with solar for LA Show

Cargo vans look to be the next big opportunity for electrification, as they can save a lot of pollution with all the time and mileage the spend on the road. At the LA auto... read more November 27, 2018 by

Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

What electric car are you most excited to hear about from the LA auto show?

With the green-car oriented Los Angeles auto show ramping up into full swing today, it seemed a good day to ask our readers what models they're most excited to hear about... read more November 27, 2018 by

2014 Chevrolet Volt

Commentary: How the media may have punctured plug-in hybrids' balloon

Plug-in hybrids can offer most of the environmental benefits of long-range electric cars with less cost for giant batteries or range worries. So why don't they sell better?... read more November 27, 2018 by

Canadian reader K's new Tesla Model 3

British Columbia joins governments planning to ban gas and diesel cars

The Canadian province of British Columbia plans to ban sales of new gas and diesel cars by 2040, phasing in targets for electric car sales starting in 2025. The province... read more November 27, 2018 by

2019 Chevrolet Volt

No more Volt, Rivian electric truck, hidden climate report: Today's Car News

General Motors announced it would kill the Chevrolet Volt in mid-2019. Rivian revealed its good-looking electric truck. A new report details how much climate change will hurt... read more November 26, 2018 by

2019 Chevrolet Volt

GM to kill Chevy Volt production in 2019 (Updated)

General Motors confirmed Monday morning that it plans to cease production of the Chevrolet Volt in March, as part of an effort to streamline production and pivot its business... read more November 26, 2018 by

Hurricane Florence approaches U.S. East Coast Sept. 12, 2018

Black Friday report shows climate change already very expensive in U.S.

A long-awaited climate report that the Trump administration released on Black Friday reportedly in an attempt to bury the news, shows that climate change is already having a... read more November 26, 2018 by

Fisker solid state electrode material  -  from @henrikfisker

Chinese company begins production of solid-state batteries, possibly for cars

As scientists and companies around the world pour years and millions of dollars into solid-state batteries, many disagree on how soon they could make it into cars on the... read more November 26, 2018 by

Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Rivian R1T all-electric pickup revealed: 400-mile range, 160-kw DC fast charging

With the Rivian R1T pickup revealed this morning, just ahead of the Los Angeles auto show, and the R1S SUV expected to be shown here this week, a Michigan-based... read more November 26, 2018 by

Volvo's "This is not a car" statement for 2018 LA auto show

2018 LA auto show preview: 10 green-vehicle intros that matter

Most of the major auto shows, like the Los Angeles auto show, have always had two components: news-making and car-selling. And it’s the second part—the public... read more November 25, 2018 by

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid  -  First Drive, Santa Barbara CA, Nov. 2019

Plug-in Subaru, Toyota hybrids, changes at the top: The Week in Reverse

Which electric automaker will get a new Chairman? What new model gets the highest gas mileage of any SUV without a plug? This is our look back at the Week In... read more November 24, 2018 by

Smokestacks pollution air quality

At climate talks, Trump team plans to promote coal

At climate talks scheduled for next month, where nations are expected to set up rules to follow to meet targets set out in the Paris Climate Accord in 2015, the Trump... read more November 23, 2018 by

Ubitricity electric-car charging cord

Gas stations OK, electric-car chargers too ugly?

Delays in rolling out new electric-car charging infrastructure may not just be about economics. Aesthetics may be holding back installations in some places too, according to... read more November 22, 2018 by

Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric delivery van in Germany

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Colorado cleans up, why not a Tesla Model 3 or plug-in: Today's Car News

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid gets better fuel economy than any other SUV without a plug. We take a look at the benefits of short-range plug-in hybrids. Our readers weigh in on... read more November 21, 2018 by


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