More details on Volkswagen’s $10 billion diesel scandal settlement have surfaced. The German automaker will reportedly pay between $1,000 and $7,000 to diesel vehicle owners, in addition to either fixing or buying back the affected cars. The settlement is still being negotiated for submission to a federal judge next week, and the payment amount will […]

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A prototype for the Tesla Model 3 has been spotted running down the freeway in California. Spied near Tesla headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., this is the first time a Model 3 has been seen actually underway cruising down the road. The poster of video claims that he and his passengers have reservations down on […]

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Investors aren’t too fond of the idea of Tesla buying SolarCity. Shares of Tesla Motors dropped over 10 percent yesterday the American automaker proposed a buyout of SolarCity. That loss cut roughly $3 billion of Tesla’s $32 billion market cap, and actually exceeds the $2.8 billion being offered for the solar power startup. SolarCity is […]

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Nissan introduced a 30 kWh Leaf battery this year alongside the existing 24-kWh pack, and more of this practice will be employed in the next 200-plus mile model. “We have two battery options now, and will grow options, making it more accessible with a longer range and a price to match,” said Gareth Dunsmore, director […]

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Apparently water and electric cars can go together. It’s understandable to think an electric car driving through a flood would have terrible results, but one Tesla Model S owner in Kazakhstan drove through a flooded tunnel and CEO Elon Musk approved. Naturally this isn’t something Musk recommends, but he doesn’t hesitate to claim that the […]

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Acura is taking an all-electric NSX-inspired race car to Pikes Peak this year to try and be the fastest up the mountain. Acura has revealed one of the cars it is bringing to the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which takes place on June 25-26. This NSX-inspird EV Concept, as Acura calls it, […]

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Honda has quietly announced the discontinuation of the CR-Z hybrid sports coupe. The car will be discontinued by the end of 2016, though Honda says that it is filling in the gap left behind with new electrified models including the 2017 Accord Hybrid and the new Clarity. The small coupe never quite lived up to […]

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Facing mandates to reduce carbon emissions, Toyota’s chief engineer for the Prius line said this week that more battery power will be required. The hint therefore is at least more plug-in hybrids, and potentially battery electric vehicles are in the offing. No timeline was set, but to those who have seen Toyota as anti-EV, it […]

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A brief but drama-laden media firestorm over allegations of ethical breaches by Tesla, and potentially faulty Model S suspension has reportedly been extinquished. At least its case would seem to have been nullified, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that 37 out of 40 supposed consumer complaints about suspension issues were found to have been […]

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Yesterday several major media outlets followed up on a story alleging Tesla was covering up potential safety related suspension problems, which in turn prompted Tesla to reply. In a defensive blog post, Tesla denied several points of the story written by Edward Niedermeyer of the Daily Kanban. Niedermeyer is also the former editor of The […]

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