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Nissan sells its battery business, 225-mile Leaf e-Plus to get LG Chem batteries

Nissan sells its battery business, 225-mile Leaf e-Plus to get LG Chem batteries

When it comes to electric-car batteries, Nissan is no longer going its own way. The company that launched the first modern, mass-market all-electric car has sold its electric-car battery subsidiary, Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC) to Envision Group, a Chinese renewable energy company...

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2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Analysis: Did Tesla's earnings call and stock surge save Musk and skip skeptics?

Investors Wednesday heard enough good news from Tesla to ignore worries about the company's appetite for cash and hurried production pace to rally the stock to its biggest... read more August 3, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model S and 2018 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model S and X reportedly to get minimalist Model 3 interior

Apparently the problem with the Tesla Model S and Model X was that they're too normal. They have a separate instrument cluster—a digital one—behind the steering... read more August 3, 2018 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla will roll out new Autopilot later this month

Tesla announced Wednesday that it would release a complete update to its Autopilot system later this month, including new self-driving capabilities. The new version, which... read more August 3, 2018 by


 
Frame from 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid "Beyond the Battery" ad

The 2018 Honda Clarity real-world review: enough to challenge the Chevrolet Volt?

I’ve owned two Chevrolet Volts, an early 2011 model and, currently, a second-generation 2017 version. I have loved them both. They’re sleek, sprightly, and have... read more August 3, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla profits, Trump fuel economy freeze, and California electric cars: Today's Car News

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promises profits going forward. The Trump administration releases its proposal to freeze fuel economy and emissions standards. A California study details... read more August 2, 2018 by


 
Smog over Los Angeles, courtesy Flickr user steven-buss

Trump administration releases proposal to weaken fuel economy, emissions standards

President Donald Trump and federal officials on Thursday formally proposed scaling back Obama-era regulations for fuel economy and cited safety concerns that lighter, more... read more August 2, 2018 by


 
Tesla Powerpacks

Study: Jump in electric vehicles may not stress California's power grid (Update)

Electric-car critics have said that more EVs on the road could stress already overburdened electric power grids past the breaking point. Now, a study released this week by a... read more August 2, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]

What Tesla Model 3 buyers trade in says something about them

Buyers driving home Tesla Model 3s are moving up. In its second-quarter earnings call Wednesday, Tesla executives revealed the top five cars they have taken in on trade for... read more August 2, 2018 by


 
2010 Dodge Ram 2500

Cummins issues diesel emissions recall larger than VW's

Diesel-engine giant Cummins agreed this week to the largest diesel recall in the history of the EPA, according to a Reuters report. The recall affects about 500,000 medium-... read more August 2, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Tesla cuts losses on Model 3 sales, Musk promises profits next quarter

As it ramps up production of the Tesla Model 3, Tesla announced Wednesday that it reduced its financial losses in the second quarter—barely. The result is significant... read more August 1, 2018 by


 
2018 Lynk & Co. 03

Mercedes EQS spy shots, EPA emissions and MPG rollback, and Lynk & Co. 03 sedan: Today's Car News

New spy photos show the Mercedes-Benz EQS electric sedan testing. The EPA may base its emissions and fuel economy rollback on a tired argument. And Lynk & Co. reveals the... read more August 1, 2018 by


 
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EPA could base emissions, mpg rollback on tired safety argument

In the latest draft of new fuel economy and emissions standards obtained by the Associated Press, the Trump administration argues that reducing mileage standards will improve... read more August 1, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes-Benz EQS caught in spy shots

For decades, Mercedes-Benz sold only two passenger cars. Now, the automaker is promising 10 different electric cars. Although the Mercedes has not revealed plans for all of... read more August 1, 2018 by


 
Toyota Project Portal 2.0 fuel cell-powered semi-trailer truck

Toyota introduces second hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi working in Los Angeles

Toyota is going big on fuel cells. Its latest effort expands on the Mirai sedan by converting semitrucks to hydrogen fuel-cell power. The company has been testing a fuel-cell... read more July 31, 2018 by


 
Faraday Future FF91 prototype

Faraday Future reveals first production FF91 body

After two years in the development wilderness, Faraday Future is marching forward toward producing its first ultra-luxury electric SUV. The company announced Monday that it... read more July 31, 2018 by


 
Prototype for Porsche Taycan, the production Mission E

Porsche Taycan specs, Faraday Future builds a car body, and Toyota Project Portal: Today's Car News

Porsche teases the Taycan electric car's specifications. Faraday Future builds its first production car body. Toyota's Project Portal 2.0 fuel-cell semitruck heads to Los... read more July 31, 2018 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept

Porsche Taycan specs trickle out ahead of debut next year

Porsche this week teased us with a few specs of its upcoming Taycan electric sedan ahead of the car's 2019 debut. The Taycan, the production name for Porsche's Mission E... read more July 31, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model X

Is there anything you wish your electric car could do that it can't? Twitter poll results

Electric cars are becoming more capable, but they still can't do everything, our Twitter followers suggest. Last week, a study showed that the biggest factor in spreading... read more July 31, 2018 by


 
2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV

Audi e-tron orders, shale oil woes, and electric classics: Today's Car News

Audi has set a date for e-tron electric SUV orders. Infiniti drops the Q70 hybrid for 2019. Shale oil makes for a lousy high-octane fuel source. And we ask which modern... read more July 30, 2018 by


 
2018 Infiniti Q70

Slow-selling Infiniti Q70 Hybrid quietly axed for 2019

The Infiniti Q70 Hybrid won't make it to 2019, the automaker announced last week. Infiniti dropped the full-size, electrified luxury sedan from the lineup after 2018. The car... read more July 30, 2018 by


 
 

 
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