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VW buggy, Porsche 911 Hybrid, Shell chargers, Tesla profits: Today's Car News

VW buggy, Porsche 911 Hybrid, Shell chargers, Tesla profits: Today's Car News

Tesla reported profits, and revealed new model lineups for its Model S and Model X—and another price cut. Volkswagen announced it will build a concept electric dune buggy for the Geneva auto show. Details of the upcoming Porsche 911 Hybrid have emerged. And Shell has bought its first charging...

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Volkswagen Geneva Show Electric Buggy concept

Volkswagen confirms electric dune buggy concept for Geneva auto show

A VW beach buggy made for blasting over the sand may ride again. Volkswagen confirmed Wednesday that it will show a concept electric dune buggy at the Geneva auto show in... read more January 31, 2019 by


 
2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance

Tesla turned a profit at the end of 2018; Model Y coming by end of 2020

Tesla recorded a $139 million profit for the last quarter of 2018, smaller than the $311 million quarterly profit before it, but ended 2018 down nearly $1 billion, the... read more January 30, 2019 by


 
Stanley Robotics car parking robots

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, GM EV investments, electric Ford F-150, coal power: Today's Car News

California documents show that higher-trim versions of the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus won't achieve the estimated 226-mile range. GM will double its investment in engineering new... read more January 30, 2019 by


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

Don't worry about coal, electric cars are still cleaner

One of the easiest ways for electric-car drivers to get in an argument is discussing how much coal-fired electricity contributes to pollution. Now a new study by BNEF (a... read more January 30, 2019 by


 
Future Cadillac long-range electric large luxury utility vehicle (rendering), 2019 Detroit auto sho

Barra blogs again: GM plans to double EV, self-driving investments

Following a round of layoffs late last year, GM is planning to renew its focus on creating electric cars and autonomous vehicles. For the second time in four months, CEO Mary... read more January 30, 2019 by


 
2019 Ford F-150

How soon do you expect an electric Ford F-150 to arrive? Twitter poll results

We've called this year the year of the electric SUV, for the number of such vehicles expected to hit the streets in 2019. So far, though, the news seems recently seems to be... read more January 30, 2019 by


 
2019 Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus gets longer range in cheapest trim

New California regulatory compliance documents hint that lower trim levels of the upcoming 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus will be the ones with the longest range. To get the maximum... read more January 30, 2019 by


 
Electrify America DC fast chargers

Some of the fastest electric-car chargers were down: Would anyone have noticed yet? (Updated)

UPDATE: As of Tuesday morning Electrify America said that it is "restoring full capacity to its entire network" after the potentially affected charging cables cleared... read more January 29, 2019 by


 
Porsche Taycan prototype

Porsche Taycan, Electrify America shutdown, Mazda plans: Today's Car News

Porsche plans to include three years of free DC fast charging from Electrify America with its new Taycan electric car. For now, it's a good thing the car isn't arriving too... read more January 29, 2019 by


 
2019 Mazda 3 underhood

Mazda rotary range-extended EV and diesel engine both coming, but no US hybrids for now

A look under the hood of Mazda’s future includes a patchwork of “what if” possibilities and a series of juggled timelines. Mazda is in a tough spot right... read more January 29, 2019 by


 
Porsche Taycan production

Road-trip mission: 2020 Porsche Taycan charging is free and very fast

As Porsche is finding out with its Taycan electric car, it’s not always easy being the first—or the fastest. The 2020 Porsche Taycan will be the first production... read more January 29, 2019 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

US has world's second highest electric-car population

The race is on to see which countries can sell the most electric cars in an effort to reduce global warming. As with many things counted in raw numbers, China is far ahead... read more January 29, 2019 by


 
2019 Ford F-150

Ford Mustang Hybrid, wind power, EPA holdups, American electrics: Today's Car News

Wind power is expected become America's top renewable energy source in 2019. The recent government shutdown may have held up the sale of some new fuel-efficient... read more January 28, 2019 by


 
Volkswagen ID Crozz concept

How important is it that your next electric car be made in the U.S.? Take our Twitter poll

Thus far, the vast majority of the electric cars sold in the U.S. have been made here. Now that the market is expanding, with new competitors arriving from both Europe and... read more January 28, 2019 by


 
Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

Shutdown has held up EPA certification, new vehicle introductions

Now that the government has reopened after a 35-day shutdown, EPA employees are going back to work facing a backlog. Toward the end of the shutdown last week, executives at... read more January 28, 2019 by


 
Mystery Ford Mustang teaser

Ford Mustang Hybrid: Oughta have a V-8?

In an era of spreading electric cars and more stringent fuel-economy and emissions standards, some muscle cars are losing their signature V-8 engines. The Ford Mustang... read more January 28, 2019 by


 
Mulan wind farm [CREDIT: Global Climate Budget 2018]

Blowing away dirty energy: Wind to pass hydro as top renewable in 2019

For electric-car drivers looking to emit less pollution as the drive, 2019 could be a banner year. The U.S. electric grid has been getting gradually greener as utilities... read more January 28, 2019 by


 
George Parrott's 2018 Tesla Model 3 with orange wrap [CREDIT: George Parrott]

Tesla Model 3 vs Model S: Tighter dragstrip times, sharper traction system

Tesla claims some astonishingly quick acceleration times, and for some of us, testing and verifying those times are part of the fun. To do that, the drag strip is the only... read more January 27, 2019 by


 
Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Electric pickups, Byton tech, battery business, EV affordability: The Week in Reverse

Which company is looking for new battery suppliers outside the U.S.? What upcoming electric car is not designed to drive but to ride in? This is our look back at the Week In... read more January 26, 2019 by


 
Porsche Taycan prototype

GMC electric pickup, Silverado mileage, best deals, EPA enforcement: Today's Car News

What our corner of the world seems to be waiting for is electric pickups. We check out the best deals on hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars for this month. And a new report... read more January 25, 2019 by


 
 

 
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