Multiple Ford and Lincoln electric SUV models to arrive by 2023

2019 Lincoln Nautilus, 2017 Los Angeles Auto ShowIn addition to a Mustang-inspired electric performance SUV, potentially named Mach E, Ford is planning two more mid-size electric SUVs to sell alongside the Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus. The new vehicles were revealed by three sources familiar with the plans in a report in trade journal Automotive News (subscription required) on Monday. The new...

Porsche Taycan electric car covers 2,100 miles in 24 hours

Porsche Taycan NardoOn the road to putting its first electric car into production, Porsche ran the Taycan for 24 hours straight at Italy's Nardo test circuit. Covering 2,128 miles around the circuit in a day carried the car about the distance from Los Angeles to Atlanta. The test primarily demonstrated the capability of the Taycan's new 800-volt charging system...

California deal interrupts White House emissions rollback effort

Southern California traffic - by flickr user David R. BlumeRancor in the White House over the move by four automakers to strike a side deal with California over emissions and fuel-economy rules looks likely to further delay President Trump's plans to roll back the Obama-era standards. That's the conclusion of a report Tuesday in The New York Times, which cited four people familiar with the talks. After...

Rivian roofs, Porsche Taycan dash, CHAdeMO vs. CCS: Today’s Car News

Porsche Taycan prototypePorsche teased the first look inside its Taycan electric car. Rivian announced that its upcoming R1S SUV will offer four different roof options. We take a tally of DC fast charging. And our latest Twitter poll asks readers if they think crash-test ratings are more or less important for EVs. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Rivian revealed...

Porsche shows Taycan interior in Apple Music announcement

2020 Porsche Taycan interior dashboard teaser with Apple Music (Source: Porsche)Porsche announced on Monday that its new Taycan electric car will be the first to incorporate Apple Music streaming in its central infotainment display. In the process it provided something perhaps more noteworthy: a first glimpse of the Taycan's dashboard, which has a digital instrument cluster reminiscent of the iconic Porsche 911's five dials...

Reality check: CHAdeMO fast-charging stations still outnumber CCS ones

Combined Charging Standard (CCS) electric car chargerFive years ago, a frequent matter of debate here at Green Car Reports was whether CCS or ChAdeMO would become the electric-car DC fast-charging standard of choice in the U.S. Soon after that it became quite clear that CCS, with the weight of the European and U.S. auto industry behind it—and then the Korean industry joining later—was...

Rivian R1S SUV to offer four roof options, but no sliding moonroof

Rivian R1SRivian plans to match the variety of configurations for its upcoming R1T electric pickup in its R1S SUV. The all-electric SUV will offer four different roof options when it goes on sale in 2021, the company announced in a tweet on Monday. The four roofs include: - a fixed steel roof - a fixed glass roof - a fixed electrochromic glass roof that can...

Tesla offers new solar rental program

Home equipped with solar panel and battery storage system from TeslaElectric cars and solar panels are like chocolate and peanut butter: two great things that are even better together. On Monday, Tesla began offering a new solar rental program. Homeowners can choose among three system sizes, for small, medium, or large homes or corresponding electrical use. The company does not require homeowners to pay any...