Find Your Next Car

    Buyers Guides

    Shop By Make

    Top Features


    Audi Plans Three Electric Vehicles by Decade’s End

    As parent company Volkswagen Group shifts from diesel to electric vehicles, Audi plans to have at least three EVs by 2020 as part of a new major plan. The shift in focus was presented to managers last week, and CEO Rupert Stadler told a German newspaper that it expects electric vehicles to account for 25 […]

    Power, Plugs and People

    World’s Most Efficient EV Yields Equivalent of 26,135 MPG

    A team of graduate students from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been acknowledged by the Guinness World Records for the “Most Efficient Electric Vehicle.” On an Audi test track in Bavaria, the tiny project car toppled the previous Guinness record by chalking up 765.53 miles/kilowatt hours. That’s the equivalent of about 26,135 U.S. […]

    Carmakers, Market & Fleets

    Sooner Than Some Think, Lyft Will Launch GM’s First Autonomous Electric Car

    General Motors will offer its first autonomous EV through its affiliated ride-sharing partner, Lyft, and things are coming together on an accelerated pace. In January this year, GM announced it invested $500 million in Lyft and it has made Pam Fletcher, its former executive chief engineer for electric vehicles, its new executive chief engineer of […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Chevy Bolt Assembly Plant Is EPA’s 8th Ranked Greenest Power User

    General Motors’ Orion Assembly plant which will begin producing the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV in as soon as two months from now has been ranked by the U.S. EPA as 8th among green power users. The assembly plant which is an EPA Green Power Partnership Partner is powered by 54-percent renewable energy and was recently […]

    Nissan Engineers Hack Leaf EV, Get 150-Mile Driving Range

    Working in their spare time, a group of Nissan engineers wanted a prototype Leaf electric car for a local motorsport event. The engineers, from Nissan’s Innovation team at the Nissan Technical Center (NTCE) in Barcelona, Spain, worked on the car for six-months and created a Leaf with a 48-kilowatt hour battery pack good for driving […]

    Tesla Willing to Lose Money as Part of Planned Strategy

    It’s not uncommon for companies to lose money while building plans for the future, but Tesla appears to be prepared to take quite a financial hit as it plans to expand. The company has stated that it plans to expand its electric-vehicle offerings into trucks and busses, as well as also expanding into the car-sharing […]

    Fatal Tesla Crash Involved Speeding and Autopilot Mode, Safety Board Reports

    A Tesla Model S was traveling at 74 mph in Autopilot mode during the fatal crash in Florida, according to a preliminary federal investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report released Tuesday draws no conclusion about the cause of the May 7 crash that killed Tesla test driver Joshua Brown, 40. The Model S […]

    Mercedes-Benz Reveals Electric Heavy-Duty Truck, Ahead of Tesla

    Last week Tesla Motors announced a plan that included battery-powered commercial trucks with no production timetable. This week Mercedes-Benz unveiled its electric Urban eTruck with sales planned in about five years, Automotive News is reporting. As the name suggests, the Urban eTruck is aimed at intercity deliveries such as grocery stores and other urban businesses. […]

    Volkswagen Reaches Preliminary Settlement in Federal Court Over Diesel-Emissions Scandal

    Volkswagen AG received a preliminary go-ahead from a federal court on Tuesday for a $14.7 billion settlement on the diesel emissions-cheating scandal. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco issued a preliminary decision affecting car owners, the U.S. government, and 44 states. The total will go up to $15.3 billion if VW’s $603 […]