The best green cars to enter the market this year come from a wide variety of automakers, from luxury brands like Audi to reliable, budget-friendly makes like Honda and Kia. Which new car will come out on top?
Tesla Motors was banned from selling cars directly to buyers online in Michigan thanks to a bill signed Tuesday by state governor Rick Snyder. Michigan joins a handful of states, including Texas, where cars may only be sold through independently owned franchised dealers, a blow to Tesla's business model.
The US Department of Energy's $25 billion low-interest loan program may be about to start awarding new loans for the first time since 2011. The program, which handed out loans to Tesla, Fisker, and Ford, assists companies in producing vehicles with higher energy efficiency than the models they replace.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced an 'Autopilot' feature for the Model S that will change lanes for the driver once the signal is turned on. The Tesla autopilot feature will include more capabilities in the future.
A recent study ranks states by the energy efficiency of both their cars and homes. Usual suspects like California and Vermont had high overall rankings, but the most energy-efficient state for cars was a bit of a surprise.
Hybrid cars are the new frontier for luxury automakers, and Cadillac is looking to compete German prestige brands like BMW and Porsche with the Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid. The new luxury sedan will be unveiled in the US this spring.
Panasonic's CEO says the company will invest tens of billions of yen (hundreds of millions US) into Tesla's $5 billion gigafactory project. Panasonic – which also owns a portion of Tesla – has also formed a company in the U.S. to oversee production of batteries at the gigafactory.
A photo surfaced that purports to show a Tesla Model S 'P85D,' fueling the already-hot speculation over what Tesla and CEO Elon Musk will announce next week.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Wednesday to tease an Oct. 9 announcement: 'About time to unveil the D and something else.' The tweet unleashed widespread speculation about what Musk and Tesla have coming next.
California has enacted numerous policies to cut transportation-related emissions, improve energy efficiency, and reduce the use of fossil fuels. One such policy--the state's Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, or LCFS--is not sitting well with oil companies, which claim the regulation will raise the price of gasoline.
Self-driving or electric? One researcher contends that green-car advocates should support connected cars that are increasingly intelligent, leading toward partly and fully automated driving.
Foxconn, well-known for manufacturing Apple iPhones, announced in June that it would build an electric car and that it would sell for less than $15,000. Foxconn is reportedly looking to expand its business beyond contract manufacturing for Apple and other companies like Microsoft and Sony.
The use of biofuel in aircraft may be really starting to take off. Southwest Airlines is the latest carrier to experiment with renewable jet fuel, recently signing an agreement with Red Rock Biofuels to purchase low-carbon fuel made from forest residue.
The percentage of people who own cars in London, Paris, and Munich has dropped noticeably over the past decade. The culprit? Smartphones.
Tesla Motors has won another battle in a state-by-state war between the automaker and car-dealer associations after a court granted it right to sell from its company owned-stores in Massachusetts. With the decision, Massachusetts joins Minnesota, North Carolina, and New York in the 'pro-Tesla' camp.
BMW i3 and Mercedes B-Class electric car models from 2014 were recently put to the test by 'Car and Driver', The BMW i3 was praised for its ambitiousness and the B-Class for its restrained styling, but which luxury electric model came out on top?
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the automaker could introduce self-driving technology in three years. Several other firms, most notably Tesla's partner Mercedes-Benz, already feature significant autonomous features in its high-end cars that is absent from the Tesla Model S.
Elon Musk hinted at a significant project with Toyota in the next few years at a ceremony to launch the Tesla Model S in Japan. Toyota owns a 2.4 percent stake in Tesla Motors.
Telsa Motors appears to have chosen Nevada as the site of its massive battery gigafactory. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that the company planned to prepare more than one site, to ensure that its so-called gigafactory would stay on schedule to start production of lithium-ion cells and battery packs in late 2017.
Tesla Motors is backing up its commitment to China with a new deal to set up 400 new charging stations across the country. China has become a vital market for global automakers, and a lack of charging stations has hampered electric car sales for Tesla and other electric carmakers thus far.