Electric

GM joins growing number of automakers going electric to reduce emissions
GM joins growing number of automakers going electric to reduce emissions

General Motors on Thursday pledged to pursue the goal of eliminating all tailpipe emissions from passenger vehicles by 2035, making it the first traditional domestic automaker to pledge to eliminate a main cause of global warming. GM CEO Mary Barra also announced a plan for the company to achieve...Read More»

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Kia shortens name, updates logo, plans 7 electric vehicles

Kia has dropped "Motors" from its name, designed a new logo, and announced last week an ambitious plan to become the global leader in electric vehicles, with seven dedicated EVs planned by 2027. The changes reflect the plans of the South Korean automaker to develop into much more than just car...Read More»

Mazda MX-30
Mazda MX-30 small crossover coming as EV and PHEV

Mazda confirmed its MX-30 small crossover will come to the U.S. in two different forms: an electric vehicle, or a plug-in hybrid with a rotary engine. Mazda hasn't released many details, but the rear-hinged rear doors and sloped roofline give it an almost fastback shape up top, while the lower half...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford Mustang Mach-E: How we'd equip our Best Car To Buy 2021

The Ford Mustang Mach-E beat out nine other finalists out of dozens of contenders to win The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2021 competition. The electric crossover SUV won two segment categories, Best Electric Car To Buy and Best Crossover To Buy, as well as being our overall winner. For the...Read More»

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E first drive: Ford is not horsing around with electric SUV

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is an impressive electric crossover SUV that goes beyond its stylish looks and curious name to deliver practicality and zero-emissions fun. Like the Mustang, the Mach-E has only one Ford logo on the entire vehicle (at the top of windshield). But in other ways it’s...Read More»

2020 Tesla Model X
Tesla suspension investigated by the NHTSA; Model Y, Model X recalled

Dozens of Tesla owner complaints prompted an investigation into suspension issues for older model Tesla vehicles built in the early half of 2016, the NHTSA announced on Friday. Regulators are investigating the 2015-2017 Tesla Model S sedan and 2016-2017 Model X SUV for a front suspension link issue...Read More»

2022 GMC Hummer EV
Where are the affordable electric pickup trucks?

Electric pickup trucks are coming, but they may not be coming for all of us. The much ballyhooed return of the Hummer as an electric pickup truck by GMC suggests that the Age of Electrification might just be for the wealthy, to start. Of all the numbers announced during the Tuesday launch, the most...Read More»

2021 Volkswagen ID.4
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover SUV has 250-mile range, starts at $41,190

Volkswagen flashed its electric vehicle credentials by launching the ID.4 electric crossover SUV on Wednesday. It's the first member of the ID electric family to come to the U.S. The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 compact crossover seats five, is sized similarly to the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, and has an...Read More»

Coal power plant in China
China halts production of 500-plus gas-guzzling cars

China’s Vehicle Technology Service Center has announced a large-scale stop-sale of various gas guzzling cars, including some that are effective January 1st. The move is part of the Chinese government’s ongoing efforts to curb pollution and promote electric vehicles. All told, carmakers...Read More»

2018 BMW i3 and i3s
BMW issues stop-sale for i3 electric car

BMW has told its dealers to hold all sales of its 2018 i3 electric car due to a compliance issue detected by the NHTSA. The German automaker will also recall about 30,000 examples of the BMW i3. The government agency found during routine testing that the i3 does not provide adequate protection in...Read More»

Solar powered electric-car charging facility, Mitsubishi headquarters, Cypress, CA
Can electric cars be 'contagious'?

When we think about contagious things, we tend to think of diseases. But other things can be contagious, too: dancing, laughing, yawning, and, of course, enthusiasm. That's how some people have begun thinking about electric cars--specifically, by the way that interest and ownership spreads through...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf
Volkswagen Shifts Gears, Vows To Focus More Attention On Electric Cars

When you think of eco-friendly car companies, you may not immediately think of Volkswagen. But that could change if policies proposed by the new Volkswagen Brand Board of Management come to fruition. QUESTIONABLE HISTORY Volkswagen's less-than-green image isn't just because of the ongoing...Read More»

Tesla Model X shown on configurator - Image via Tesla Motors Club
Tesla Model X Pricing: Debut At $133k, Ludicrous Speed Optional

Tesla Motors has revealed debut pricing for its 2015 Tesla Model X crossover vehicle—via its Model X configurator. While these prices are even a bit higher than Tesla had previously hinted, so far the lineup only includes the top 90-kWh Model X Signature Series. The base MSRP for the Tesla...Read More»

Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Want A Chevrolet Bolt? You May Be Able To Get One Sooner Than You Thought

When the Chevrolet Bolt was unveiled earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, General Motors said that the long-range, all-electric hatchback would roll into showrooms during the 2017 calendar year. According to Auto News, though, Christmas may come earlier than expected for electric car fans...Read More»

2012 Nissan Leaf electric car - net pricing shown on Nissan website
Used Electric Cars: Quick Guide For Getting The Best Deal

If you think that electric-car ownership is beyond your financial reach, think again. Due to a matter of supply and demand, and a flood of used models entering the market, electric vehicles (EVs) like the Nissan Leaf are remarkably affordable. This summer, and likely into the fall, there’s a...Read More»

2013 Ford Focus Electric
Like Tesla & BMW, Ford Is Sharing Electric Car Technology With Rivals

In June of 2014, Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk did something highly unusual: he unlocked Tesla's patent box and offered to share the company's electric car technology with other automakers. The following month, BMW did the same thing. ALSO SEE: Fiat Chrysler's Sergio Marchionne Wanted To Merge With...Read More»

NRG eVgo electric-car charging station
Electric-Car Incentives: Oregon Charges Up, As Georgia Pulls The Plug

Electric cars have operating costs far lower than those of gasoline vehicles. And even considering the point-of-source emissions of power plants that make the grid power EVs are plugged into, they’re cleaner, more energy-efficient picks for the future—especially if they can meet your...Read More»

2015 BMW i3
The Greenest Cars Of 2015

Fuel economy is a broad term in the car world. Back in the day, it just meant gas mileage, and inevitably those numbers were low. Now, it encompasses everything from frugal gas-powered machines, to turbodiesels, to gas-electric hybrids, to plug-in hybrids, to extended-range electric vehicles...Read More»

Chen Mingqiao, designer of China's first 3D printed car (unveiled March 24, 2015)
3D-Printed Car Hits The Road In China, At A Cost Of $1,770: Video

3D printing began as the geekiest, moonshot-iest of activities. As scale and quality have improved, though, people and businesses in the mainstream have become excited by the very real possibilities offered by 3D printers. ALSO SEE: Dodge Challenger Vs. Ford Mustang: Compare Cars The auto industry...Read More»