E-tron follows original Quattro to the ski slopes in Audi's latest ad

E-tron follows original Quattro to the ski slopes in Audi's latest ad

You asked, now you've received. In our Twitter poll last week, readers told us that they think automakers should quit focusing on electric cars' green credentials in ads and start advertising their performance. Apparently Audi was reading their thoughts. After spending as much as $5 million (or... read more

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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

2015 Nissan Leaf with CHAdeMO fast-charging cable plugged in  [photo John Briggs]

Company claims to harness AI for quicker electric-car DC fast charging

At CES earlier this month, GBatteries demonstrated that it could charge a 60-kwh battery pack, made up of off-the-shelf lithium-ion automotive cells, to half capacity in just... read more January 24, 2019 by

Toyota Research Institute P4 Automated Driving Test Vehicle

Toyota's newest self-driving test car is a Lexus LS luxury sedan

If you're going to develop a self-driving test vehicle, why not make it one that passengers would enjoy riding in? Perhaps that's the logic behind Toyota's choice of its new... read more January 4, 2019 by

Guinness record-setting electric helicopter by Tier 1 Engineering

All-electric helicopter makes record flight

Electric transportation is about more than cars. Trucks and buses are also moving toward electric propulsion. Planes, with their long ranges and high power demands seem to be... read more December 23, 2018 by

2020 Volkswagen ID Neo spy shots

VW releases video of electric ID hatchback testing in South Africa

Volkswagen has heard the naysayers. After being caught cheating on emissions tests with its diesels and being forced to promote electric cars through various legal... read more December 20, 2018 by

Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

Electric cars cheaper than gas ones by 2020, says Chinese battery supplier

Envision Energy, a Chinese company that bought Nissan's former AESC battery business, says it will be able to make battery packs for less than $100 per kilowatt-hour in the... read more December 6, 2018 by

Rivian R1T electric pickup concept teaser

Rivian teases electric pickup and SUV planned for LA auto show

A new startup automaker, Rivian, plans to beat Tesla to the punch with an electric pickup truck. After years of stealth, the company is finally poised to reveal its new... read more November 16, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

Track Mode released to make more of Tesla Model 3 Performance

Tesla confirmed last Thursday that Track Mode has started rolling out for the Model 3 Performance, in an update for vehicles that have already received Version 9 of the... read more November 13, 2018 by

University of Michigan algae biodiesel project

Algae blooms could be a boon for eco-diesel under DOE-funded project

Algae-based biodiesel has been hyped in the past as a renewable fuel that can be produced here in the U.S., lowering greenhouse-gas emissions without displacing food crops or... read more October 4, 2018 by

Rich Rebuilds flooded Tesla Model S, via YouTube

What happens to electric cars that have been flooded?

With all the floods from Hurricane Florence, what happens to electric cars? That's the question many electric car owners may be asking after the 100-year hurricane dropped... read more September 25, 2018 by

2019 DS 3 Crossback

French luxury brand DS previews electric DS 3 crossover SUV

The French luxury arm of Citroen, DS, released plans for its first electric car last Friday. The DS 3 Crossback is a funky-looking small SUV, something along the lines of the... read more September 21, 2018 by

BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Supplier tests compact 100-kwh battery pack in BMW i3

Using new battery-pack architecture, BMW battery supplier Lion Smart has crammed triple the battery capacity into a BMW i3s. Lion Smart's 100-kilowatt-hour battery gives the... read more September 7, 2018 by

Micro Mobility Systems Microlino

Updated electric Isetta microcar ready for sale in Europe

Microlino, the maker of scooters and kickboards is ready to launch an electric microcar in Europe. Run by two Swiss brothers, the company unveiled its recreation of the tiny... read more August 19, 2018 by

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

Electrify America launches "Jetstones" ad campaign

If regular automakers aren't advertising their electric cars well enough, maybe purveyors of electric-car infrastructure can fill in the gaps. Electrify America, VW's... read more August 13, 2018 by


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



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