Eric C. Evarts, Contributor
German prosecutors find collusion between automakers over diesel emissions
The Mueller report may not show collusion between Russia and President Trump's campaign, but European anti-trust regulators say they have found collusion among German automakers to avoid cleaning up...Eric C. Evarts
Towing a camper with a Tesla Model X: Thank Elon for Superchargers!
Towing a camper with an electric SUV may be the ultimate test of any fast-charger network. And, for one couple at least, Tesla has passed.
“We were like pioneers in a Conestoga wagon,”...Eric C. Evarts
Tesla sales, Audi e-tron range, Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota hybrid patents: The Week in Reverse
Which startup automaker got a big boost toward production this week?
What automakers opened some of its patent library for free until 2030?
This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right...Eric C. Evarts
Tesla Autopilot updates, Lucid gets clearer, Faraday's Future: Today's Car News
Lucid Motors gets funding to build its Air. Faraday Future releases details on the future product it plans to build for China. Tesla has updated its Navigate on Autopilot system to be a little more...Eric C. Evarts
Commentary: Overdue for reform, EV tax credit needs reasonable limits
Now that the federal plug-in tax credit has begun to wind down on the U.S.-made Chevrolet Bolt EV, members of Congress propose to do something about it.
Democrats have proposed several bills in...Eric C. Evarts
In a blog post on Thursday, Tesla announced that drivers will no longer have to approve lane changes when the car's Navigate on Autopilot system is engaged.
It's a small step, but also a pretty big...
Lucid Motors gets real as Saudi funding comes through
Things just got real for Tesla competitor Lucid Motors.
The company, which announced a $1 billion deal with the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund last September, confirmed on Thursday that the...Eric C. Evarts
Tesla sales; Audi e-tron, Ford SUV range; pickup mpg; sporty Nio: Today's Car News
Tesla announced its production and delivery numbers so far for 2019—and they aren't very promising. Audi released long-awaited final range ratings for its upcoming e-tron quattro electric SUV....Eric C. Evarts
Ford electric SUV could meet 300-mile target, and then some
Ford has been teasing—even promising—a new Mustang inspired high-performance electric SUV, perhaps called Mach E or Mach 1, that it says will have a 300-mile range.
Now the company has...Eric C. Evarts
Nio teases sleek ET7 coupe, to include next-generation power system
Nio, one of a handful of Chinese electric carmakers aiming to be Tesla competitors, just teased its next mass-market car, expected to debut at the Shanghai auto show later this month.
Its latest car...Eric C. Evarts
VW ID Roomzz, Toyota hybrid patents, more grid storage from hydro: Today's Car News
Toyota plans to open its hybrid patents through 2030. Volkswagen introduces the ID Roomzz for the Shanghai auto show. Pumped hydro could deliver more energy storage than batteries. And readers weigh...Eric C. Evarts
Volkswagen is planning up to 70 new electric cars based on its upcoming affordability-focused mass-market MEB platform. But the company itself may not build them all.
At the Geneva auto show last...
Pumped hydro could deliver 100 percent renewable electricity
Achieving 100 percent renewable power, as Congressional Democrats' Green New Deal and other proposals around the world envision, will require a lot of energy storage. And while the cost and...Eric C. Evarts
Volkswagen ID Roomzz full-size electric SUV to bow in Shanghai
Last month, Volkswagen announced that it will expand its upcoming electric-car lineup from 50 new models by 2023 to 70 new models by 2028. But it gave no indication what many of those new models...Eric C. Evarts
2020 Ford Escape Hybrid, Byton M-Byte, Lightning Strike: Today's Car News
The Ford Escape Hybrid will make a comeback for 2020—with a plug-in hybrid, too. Chinese Tesla rival Byton reveals the M-byte testing in winter. The Lightning Strike electric motorcycle is out....Eric C. Evarts
What kind of racing can best stoke new interest in electric vehicles? Take our Twitter poll
Increasingly, electric cars are taking to race tracks of all kinds to prove themselves not only to their own drivers and other competitors, but also to fans.Eric C. Evarts
Lightning Strikes twice with second, affordable electric motorcycle
Great as the bike may be, the best thing about the new Lightning Strike electric motorcycle may be its name.
Perhaps in an effort to beat the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric bike to market,...Eric C. Evarts
A Chinese hydrogen company introduces its own line of fuel-cell cars. A Texas startup plans to make motors more efficient. A report shows more battery production coming online. And without science...
Lithium battery production set to grow 50 percent a year
One of the biggest upcoming challenges for electric cars is having an adequate supply of lithium batteries.
A new report by Benchmark Minerals, first cited by CleanTechnica, shows battery makers are...Eric C. Evarts
Grove launches hydrogen fuel-cell car brand in China
China is the world's largest market for cars—especially electric cars.
The country has even announced that at some point in the future it will ban internal combustion cars. But it's not all...Eric C. Evarts
EPA panel questions health effects of air pollution
It isn't just global warming emissions that the EPA plans to deregulate.
At a meeting last Thursday, a key air quality standards board at the agency cast doubt on longstanding findings that...Eric C. Evarts
Chevrolet tax credits, Tesla delays, Nissan Leaf Plus range drive: The Week in Reverse
Which new electric car didn't give us any range surprises in a recent test drive?
What new features have been enabled on some Teslas?
This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at...Eric C. Evarts