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In a series of tweets, Tesla chief Elon Musk is sharing details on the Model S P85D including that it will get a tad quicker to 60 thanks to a free over the air software update. SEE ALSO: Tesla P85D Dyno Test Produces 864 Pounds-Feet of Torque The updates have been a part of owning […]

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On January 12 in Detroit, Chevrolet revealed a hand-built pre-production example of the 2016 Chevy Volt. It was developed based upon extensive feedback from owners of the first-generation Volt who’ve praised the car, but suggested ways it could be improved. Detroit is where the first 2007 Volt concept was revealed, Detroit is where the original […]

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Now four years since the advent of the mainstream plug-in car, and several years beyond earlier plug-ins that came and went besides, hindsight reveals good intentions haven’t all gone as planned, but the journey is now well underway. Last week the U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz conceded what everyone already knew: the Obama Administration’s 2011 […]

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At last we get to see the actual Chevy Volt after a series of teaser videos of a masked and camouflaged car. The automaker has posted to its YouTube channel the 1:11-long advertising spot featuring the digital car in a digital world. SEE ALSO: Five-Passenger 2016 Chevrolet Volt Boasts 50-Mile Electric Range – Video Owners […]

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A first-of-its-kind study examining the efficacy of post-2007 diesel emissions control technologies meeting federal regulations has found zero incidence of cancerous lung tumors in rats subjected to diesel exhaust. The implications of the Advanced Collaborative Emissions Study (ACES) by the Health Effects Institute (HEI) are that humans have much less to worry about with new […]

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If a German-language report is correct, Porsche is developing its first dedicated all-electric Tesla competitor, the Pajun. According to Auto Motor und Sport, “there is speculation” the Pajun will be on the market by 2016. The Pajun, called by some a “baby Panamera” has been reported upon previously, but rather than receiving a multitude of […]

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A collaboration between Volkswagen of America, BMW of North America, and ChargePoint aims to add 100 DC fast chargers plus supplemental level 2 chargers along heavily trafficked routes on the east and west coasts. “There is a target of nearly 100 DC fast charging spots in the first phase, available by the end of 2015,” […]

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Today from Tokyo Toyota announced an increase in its Mirai fuel cell sedan’s production due to high demand. The new plan calls for production to increase from the 2015 level of 700 units to approximately 2,000 units in 2016 and approximately 3,000 units in 2017. Toyota says it has around 1,500 orders its first month […]

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In a move reminiscent of how Tesla now presents its vehicles, Cadillac said today it would seek to develop 700 small “boutique” stores with emphasis on superlative service, expertly trained staff, awesome new facilities, and technologically advanced products. A de-emphasizing of such tired sales tactics as saying the dealer has some great special pricing going […]

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General Motors announced today that the Spark EV will be made available this spring in Maryland. This is its first East Coast market, and the third overall for the subcompact converted electric car outside of California and Oregon where it was launched in 2013. The announcement coincides with this week’s Washington Auto Show, and reasons […]

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