Bengt Halvorson, Senior Editor
Tesla truck, Rivian tech, recalls, roaming, and an EV reckoning: The Week in Reverse Bengt Halvorson
Which two major charging networks joined together for the sake of interoperability?
Which automaker’s former CEO warned that U.S. demand for electric cars is going to lag expectations?
Best deals, Honda E tease, Fisker SUV, bikes and cars: Today's Car News
Honda reveals a bit more about its retro-cute urban electric car. Bikes and cars can coexist. And we look at some of the best deals of the month for the cleanest and most efficient vehicles. All this...Bengt Halvorson
Honda E electric car: 50/50 weight distribution, “in action” tease next month Bengt Halvorson
Electric-car depreciation, charge-network roaming, EV market "reckoning": Today's Car News
Depreciation remains dire for most electric vehicles. A roaming agreement between two of the big charging networks will ease the way. And is the electric-vehicle market due for a "reckoning" in the...Bengt Halvorson
Former Ford CEO suggests electric-car “reckoning” as US adoption lags
Many major automakers, including Ford Motor Company, have changed their tune on electric cars, and stepped up targets for EVs and electrified vehicles over the past several years.
But not everyone is...Bengt Halvorson
Beyond Tesla, electric cars lose value faster than other vehicles
Lower maintenance and repair needs plus lower energy costs can make a very convincing case for electric car ownership.
The same isn’t always true for those who own vehicles the old-fashioned...Bengt Halvorson
While public charging sessions are few and far between for most electric car owners, who typically charge at home the vast majority of the time, they can present a disproportionately high level of...
Tesla pickup, in-wheel motors, extension-cord charging: Today's Car News
Tesla CEO Elon Musk teases a little more about its electric truck. Bicyclists could make the streets safer for car drivers, too. And you're pushing your luck with extension cords. All this and more...Bengt Halvorson
Tesla meeting: The “cyberpunk truck,” vegan cars, and mining?
At Tesla’s annual meeting with shareholders Tuesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk once again had to field a diverse range of questions about its business, as well as provide a reality check on some...Bengt Halvorson
Audi E-Tron recall, Toyota Mirai deal, Tesla apps, rural EVs: Today's Car News
Deep discounts on the Toyota Mirai land amid a hydrogen shortage. Audi's already recalling its E-tron electric SUV. And you tell us—constructively—how rural drivers can contribute to the...Bengt Halvorson
Toyota Mirai gets deepest discount yet—amid hydrogen shortage
Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles aren’t exactly cheap to own or run—if you take them at face value.
The two modest fuel-cell models you can currently purchase (versus lease) both carry...Bengt Halvorson
Audi E-tron recalled for battery seal, potential “thermal event”
Audi confirmed Monday that it is recalling 1,644 E-tron electric SUVs, including 544 vehicles that have been delivered to customers, due to an issue with the battery pack’s seal that it says...Bengt Halvorson
Honda last month announced the recall of 1,082 Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles from the 2017 and 2018 model years—all in California.
The recall issue relates to an electric water pump that...
Automakers lay out mpg concerns for Trump: Talk to California, please–Update
This story has been updated to include a response from California Governor Gavin Newsom, and further background regarding California's potential reaction.
Ten months after the U.S. EPA and DOT...Bengt Halvorson
Hydrogen supply pinch affects San Francisco fuel-cell drivers
Hydrogen fuel-cell drivers in California’s San Francisco Bay Area may soon have to find a backup plan—like a gasoline or electric vehicle.
As of Wednesday night, 9 out of the 11...Bengt Halvorson
No puncture, no pressure: GM could offer airless Michelin tire in 2024 EV
Michelin yesterday revealed a comprehensive look at what some cars could be rolling on in just five years: the company’s first airless passenger-vehicle tire.
The Uptis Prototype (Unique...Bengt Halvorson
Tesla Model Y, EV ads, trade-war concerns, and maybe a merger: The Week in Reverse
Which U.S. carmaker announced it's working on the formation of a charging network?
Which two Chinese companies both aiming for the U.S. market entered a new joint venture in their home market?
EPA lifts smog-related ban, allows more ethanol in summer gasoline
Today, the EPA acted on a proposed change to expand the amount of ethanol that can be mixed into pump gasoline from June 1 to September 1.
In an official announcement, the agency made no comment...Bengt Halvorson
In these days when the political dividing lines can seem insurmountable, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents have something in common: Regardless of their political affiliation, a majority say...
Electric car ads: Latest from Nissan and Audi take very different approaches
Does driving an electric car feel like flying?
Nissan has released a new ad campaign for its Leaf electric car suggesting that—and featuring professional wingsuit flyer Roberta Mancino.
At one...Bengt Halvorson
Report: Tesla to build Model Y in Fremont, release Model S refresh in September
Will the upcoming Tesla Model Y crossover be built in Fremont, California, alongside the related Model 3 sedan?
A CNBC report Wednesday, citing “several current and former employees,”...Bengt Halvorson
Bosch puts diesel scandal behind, pivots to electric—and fuel cells?
Regulators, carmakers, and everyone still reeling from the ramifications of the Volkswagen diesel scandal have to face the future—and that means, for some of the companies involved, putting the...Bengt Halvorson
Byton readies for China production of $45K US-bound electric SUV
Not too long ago, Byton was another longshot electric vehicle maker with some good ideas. But it’s already outlasted its early hype bubble and is looking increasingly likely to deliver what...Bengt Halvorson
BMW posts a smart sendoff for longtime Mercedes chief
German humor, as is quite often pointed out, is no laughing matter. Which is precisely what makes this sendoff to Dieter Zetsche, who on Wednesday stepped down from his position as CEO of Daimler, so...Bengt Halvorson