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Porsche recalls 918 Spyder on cooling system risk

12:05 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Porsche today launched a precautionary worldwide recall of its 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid sportscar, which can cost up to $937,000, saying a carbon fiber part could damage the cooling system and needed to be checked.

Apple settles battery maker's scientist-poaching lawsuit

7:06 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2015
Apple agreed to settle a lawsuit in which it was accused of poaching a lithium-ion battery maker's scientists to work on its own project for an electronic car.
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Cadillac exec laments ELR pricing

1:39 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2015
Some US dealerships are hawking the Cadillac ELR for just under $50,000 -- a whopping 35 percent discount from its sticker price -- and sales are...

Porsche 911 plug-in hybrid decision to come this year

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015
Porsche AG is considering whether to produce a plug-in hybrid version of the 911 sports car, and company leaders will make a decision later this year.

'Nutty' demand has Tesla rethinking battery market

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015
Musk says Tesla's stationary batteries may need twice as many battery cells as its cars, signaling that Tesla may not be a car company forever.

Toyota, Mazda in talks on expanding partnership, report says

7:18 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2015
Toyota and Mazda are in talks to expand their technology partnership to fuel-cell vehicles, sources told Reuters on Saturday, as global automakers...

Tesla starts small with CPO program

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2015
Tesla is now selling CPO cars online in 11 US cities, marking the start of a used-car foray that could someday turn into a big money-maker.

GM expects to fall short of 2017 EV target

9:28 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2015
General Motors said it will fall short of its goal of having 500,000 GM vehicles on US roads by 2017 that are powered by some form of electricity.

Toyota picks 8 stores to sell Mirai hydrogen car

4:02 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2015
Toyota, seeking a smooth debut this fall for its Mirai hydrogen car, said it will initially sell the car through just eight dealerships in California.

Average U.S. fuel economy fell in April

1:37 pm U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
The average fuel economy of light vehicles sold in the US dropped one-fifth of a mpg last month from March, according to a monthly report by the...

2016 Chevy Volt gets a $1,115 price cut

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2015
Chevrolet is dropping the price of the redesigned Chevrolet Volt by $1,115.

Tesla unveils batteries for homes, businesses

6:26 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2015
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled a suite of batteries to store electricity for homes, businesses and utilities, saying a greener power grid...

Musk bulks up Tesla batteries in leap beyond cars

6:51 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2015
Billionaire Elon Musk thinks he can pave the way to a better energy future by turning the mattress-shaped batteries in Tesla’s electric car...

Toyota plans $4.2B share sale to fund fuel cell r&d

6:55 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2015
Toyota plans to replace as much as 500 billion yen ($4.

Next BMW i to be based on 5 series, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
BMW will add a plug-in hybrid based on the 5 series to its i subbrand, according to a German auto magazine.

Toyota: Output of fuel cell cars will top out at 3,000 a year

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
Japanese customers have a three-year wait for Toyota's new Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car, because the automaker can't make more of the cars.

To EV or not to EV: The China question

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015
As automakers race to comply with China's increasingly stringent emissions rules, they are conflicted about the best electric-vehicle strategy and...

Audi prepares electric SUV to fight Tesla but bets on plug-in hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
Audi is set to launch a full-electric SUV with a 310-mile range that will challenge Tesla's Model X crossover, but CEO Rupert Stadler remains...

Toyota makes noise with Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

10:18 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2015
For all its silence, Toyota's Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle actually can be pretty noisy.

BMW will expand i lineup with plug-in hybrid based on 5 series, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
BMW will add a third model to its i subbrand called the i5 that will be based on the 5 series, a report said.

EVs need more fed support, study finds

11:32 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2015
A study commissioned by Congress says the federal government must to do more to support the market for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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