Survey: Americans expect more electric-car range than before pandemic

2020 Kia Niro EVThe coronavirus pandemic hasn't changed Americans feelings about electric cars, but car shoppers do expect more from EVs, according to a new J.D. Power survey. A lung-related pandemic throws the need for reduced emissions into stark relief, but Americans' views of electric cars remain about the same as they were at this time last year. The J.D...

Report: 50 years ago, GM and Ford understood climate change was an issue

1965 Pontiac GTOGeneral Motors and Ford knew about the possible impact of climate change as far back as 50 years ago, according to a new report from E&E News. Based on more than two dozen interviews with former employees, academics, and environmentalists, as well as examination of corporate documents, the report reveals that GM and Ford were "deeply and...

Tires could be costing EV owners an extra charge a year, study suggests

Explaining the differences between 17, 18, and 19-inch tiresOver the life of an electric vehicle, tires can have a profound effect on electric vehicle range and efficiency. That’s been given more nuance with a new collaborative study, between Geely Research Institute, Shanglong Linglong Tire Co., and Exxon Mobil—and reported earlier this month in SAE International. Over the life of an electric...

Why do owners of Toyota hybrids keep their vehicles so long?

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid PlatinumToyota hybrid owners, on average, keep their cars much longer than owners of other vehicles. That's according to a new analysis from iSeeCars, which analyzed 900,000 used cars from model years 2012 and 2013 sold in 2020. Analysts chose those model years because they were the point where hybrid powertrains became widely available across multiple...