Hydrogen

Hydrogen Electric Vehicles (EV’s)

EPA deadline, BMW electric reality check, Mustang hybrid tease: Today’s Car News 22, October 2018 - If you have a strong position regarding the EPA's proposal to freeze fuel economy standards at 2020 levels through 2026, speak out. Tomorrow is the deadline for making public comments that are part of the legal record. A zinc-air battery project is bac...
How soon can all new-car sales realistically be electric? Take our Twitter poll 22, October 2018 - Israel and Britain recently joined a growing list of countries that plan to phase out sales of gas and diesel cars and trucks. Most of the countries have set a target date between 2030 and 2050 to convert all new-vehicle sales to electric power. A few,...
BMW says 85 percent of cars will still have engines in 2030 22, October 2018 - Once a leader in electric cars, BMW now says it expects 85 percent of its cars still to have internal combustion engines by 2030. Speaking to Australian reporters for GoAuto at the Paris auto show earlier in October, BMW board member for development Kl...
Zinc air battery project claims $100/kwh cost, could be headed to vehicles 22, October 2018 - Until now, solid-state lithium-ion cells have been the likely path forward for battery technology, potentially finding their way into some production vehicles by 2025. But one other battery possibility is increasingly looking viable for the near future...
Deadline for comments on EPA fuel-economy rollback is Tuesday 22, October 2018 - Readers who want to make their voices heard in objection to (or support of) the EPA proposal to freeze fuel economy standards have until tomorrow to get their comments in. The EPA proposed in early August to undo Obama-era rules requiring cars to reach...
MA updates signs to allow electric-vehicle parking: reader success story 21, October 2018 - Bureaucracies have some funny ways of saying they were wrong and you were right. Even if they can't tell you they made a mistake, it's nice to see them fix a problem they created. The latest bureaucracy to demonstrate this is Massport, which operates t...
Tesla Model 3 shuffle, Jaguar I-Pace delivery, and Hyundai first drives: The Week in Reverse 20, October 2018 - Will Tesla see a groundswell of interest in its new, $45k Model 3 Mid Range, and is it doing the right thing in (perhaps temporarily) dropping the Full Self-Driving option from the configurator? And how might Nissan price its upcoming longer-range vers...
Tesla removes Full Self Driving option from website for all models 20, October 2018 - Friday marked exactly two years since Tesla announced that every one of its cars was being produced with the hardware needed for Full Self-Driving. Friday was also the first full day that Tesla removed the option from its configurator—at the same...
Short(er)-range Tesla, Porsche Taycan wagon, U.S. cuts CO2: Today’s Car News 19, October 2018 - A new shorter-range Tesla Model 3 drops into the mix—but not the $35,000 model that many deposit-holders have been waiting for. Porsche will add a more utilitarian hatchback design to its upcoming Taycan electric-car lineup. And VW gives its vehi...
BMW sets up end-to-end battery recycling in Europe 19, October 2018 - Teaming with a new Norwegian battery supplier and a Belgian recycling company, BMW is aiming to build a fully sustainable future battery supply chain. The company announced on Monday that it formed a partnership with Northvolt, which is building Europe...
Porsche adds wagon to upcoming Taycan electric lineup 19, October 2018 - Porsche announced Friday that it will expand its high-powered upcoming electric-car lineup from one model to two, with a new stretched-roof crossover hatchback joining the standard Taycan liftback. The Taycan electric sedan is a Tesla Model S competito...
Audi to pay $927 million fine over diesel scandal in Germany 19, October 2018 - Audi agreed on Tuesday to pay a $928 million fine to put the diesel emissions-cheating scandal behind it in its home country, Germany. The 800 million Euro fine to German authorities, consists of $923 million (795 million Euros) in profits the company ...
EPA: Cleaner power generation offset increase of vehicle emissions in 2017 19, October 2018 - U.S. emissions of global-warming greenhouse gases fell 2.7 percent in 2017, despite the Trump administration's efforts to revive coal use in the U.S., the EPA announced on Monday. The EPA released data for 2017, showing an even larger 4.5 percent drop ...
Lower-cost Tesla Model 3: Does 260 miles, $45K before incentives split the difference? 19, October 2018 - Those who’ve waited faithfully for the more affordable $35,000 version of the Tesla Model 3 to be built could finally get what they’ve been wanting soon—especially if they live in California, don’t mind a little more battery tha...
2020 BMW i4, Google Maps chargers, Jaguar I-Pace efficiency, Tesla factory: Today’s Car News 18, October 2018 - Tesla acquires land in Shanghai. Jaguar releases MPGe and range numbers for its new I-Pace electric crossover. Google Maps adds electric-car charging locations. And BMW reveals details of its upcoming electric i4. All this and more on Green Car Reports...
2019 Jaguar I-Pace gets official range, MPGe ratings 18, October 2018 - Now that it has finally delivered the first retail example of its I-Pace, Jaguar has released official range and MPGe estimates for this new luxurious electric crossover. As we reported on Monday, the I-Pace is rated at 234 miles of range, a little sho...
Tesla secures site for Chinese factory 18, October 2018 - In the midst of escalating trade wars, Tesla is moving ahead with its plans to build a factory in China. The company announced on Wednesday that it signed a "land transfer" agreement with the Shanghai government for a 212-acre plot to build its propose...
Google Maps adds electric-car charging locations 18, October 2018 - In a banner day for electric-car drivers, Google announced on Wednesday that it will add electric-car charging stations to Google Maps. The app will now show Tesla Supercharging stations as well as ChargePoint, EVgo, Blink, and SemaConnect networks in ...
BMW i4 will resemble 4-Series Grand Coupe–with big battery 18, October 2018 - BMW plans to launch perhaps its most mainstream electric car, the i4, in 2021, about a year after the iX3 electric crossover utility goes on sale. BMW chairman Harald Krüger told British auto magazine Auto Express that the long-awaited i4 will be ...
Long-range Nissan Leaf, Tesla chip, and charging locations: Today’s Car News 17, October 2018 - Tesla plans to roll out its new Autopilot chip in six months and give it to some drivers for free. Order guides show the new long-range Nissan Leaf will go into production in January and likely hit dealerships next spring. ChargePoint gives its users a...