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A 60 kilowatt-hour battery is expected when a new Nissan Leaf electric car arrives next year, and now a hint has been dropped that a performance version could also be coming. While speaking with Britain’s Car Magazine about an upcoming performance electric vehicle, Gareth Dunsmore, director of EV Nissan Europe hinted at more performance by saying, […]

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Auto supplier Bosch has rejected lawsuit allegations that it participated in Volkswagen’s decades-long fraud to cover up diesel-engine emissions, calling the claims “wild and unfounded.” Robert Bosch GmbH responded to lawsuits against Volkswagen AG on behalf of U.S. owners of VW diesel cars Monday in a U.S. District Court filing in San Francisco. Attorneys in […]

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Today Tesla announced the Model S with Ludicrous mode and new 100-kWh battery can provide either 315 miles EV range, or 0-60 times to rival 1000cc superbikes. “The Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode is the third fastest accelerating production car ever produced,” said the company in its blog post of an upgrade also available […]

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Low gasoline prices and improved fuel efficiency in gas-engine cars tightened the lead hybrids have over comparable non-hybrid cars, according to Vincentric’s ratings. Seven out of 29 hybrids evaluated had lower total cost of ownership in Vincentric’s U.S. Hybrid Ownership compared to their closest all-gasoline counterparts, with five of them classified as luxury brand cars […]

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China-backed Faraday Future has revealed few details about its future battery-electric cars, but a photo posted on Twitter may give a glimpse. The vehicle was spotted in Los Angeles by Everette Taylor, and according to Electrek, “We checked through our channels and we can confirm it’s a vehicle operated by FF,” though the site did […]

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Mobileye and Delphi Automotive are working together to launch a more-affordable technology for self-driving cars that the two companies say will be available by the end of the decade. Their technology will rely less on costly Lidar sensors, which are being used in most of the autonomous vehicle test projects, according to a Bloomberg report. […]

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Contrary to any rumor anyone may have heard, there are no plans for a Chevy Volt EV, or the Bolt EV being sold in Korea, or even that the Korean co-engineered Bolt should be called the “LG Bolt.” No, while GM is otherwise still mum on key details like the U.S. EPA-rated range for the […]

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A new study concludes that 16 percent of new light-duty passenger vehicles sold in the U.S., China, and the European Union in 2020 will have to be plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) to meet their strict fuel economy standards. The study by the World Energy Council (WEC) concludes selling more fuel-efficient gas engine vehicles won’t be […]

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The fight to open a Tesla showroom is expected to continue in Utah. This prognosis comes via Utah Business, which projects continued effort into this fall between Utah and Tesla to find workable middle ground. A proposed compromise for the 2016 legislative session, H.B. 394, introduced last year by state Representative Kim Coleman (R) was […]

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An overview of troubled Japanese automaker Mitsubishi suggests crossovers with plug-in hybrid variants could bring it back from its fuel economy reporting scandal which broke in March. With the U.S. being its largest global market, Mitsubishi’s product lineup in this market may set the agenda overall for the Japanese automaker, according to the piece by […]

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