NASA has been studying the pyschological effects of automation for decades, and thus may have something to teach Tesla.
The ongoing diesel-emissions scandal undoubtedly did damage to Volkswagen's reputation in the United States.
The nation's vehicles collectively logged 1.58 trillion miles in the first six months of this year, according to federal data. That's up 3.3 percent from last year.
A report found that carmakers are technologically capable of meeting national fuel economy standards, but that a combination of low gas prices and high SUV sales might cause them to miss the mark.
The automaker reported a 17-percent growth in sales of its hybrid cars in the first half of this year.
Even without zero-emission vehicle mandates, automakers may soon be forced to sell large numbers of electric cars just to meet fuel-economy rules, concludes the World Energy Council.
Cruise ships regularly depart major ports with thousands of passengers onboard, and they are now being called out as major sources of pollution.
One of Tesla's more unexpected impacts has been on automaking in an unlikely place.
Franchised dealers in multiple states have worked to block Tesla electric-car sales, because they view the company's practice of selling cars directly to customers as a threat to their business model.
Justice Department officials have uncovered evidence that would qualify VW's actions as criminal, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Meanwhile, The proposed $15 billion settlement between the autoamker and regulators is winding toward final approval.
Consumer Reports said last week that proposed buyback amounts may undervalue the retail prices of certain Volkswagen diesel models affected by the automaker's diesel cheating fiasco.
Group purchases of cars to drive down the price has emerged as a way for electric-car advocates to accomplish several goals at once.
Nissan owns half the company that makes the battery cells for its electric cars, but reducing battery cost may be the most effective way to boost sales of Nissan Leaf vehicles.
You may have seen the renderings floating around the web, showing designs for a huge Chinese bus riding on rails over a multi-lane road. What a wild and wacky idea. Except that it's real.
The latest phase of Tesla's 'Master Plan' already includes a semi-truck, autonomous bus, pickup truck, and small crossover. But CEO Elon Musk is hinting at yet another new vehicle project.
The California Air Resources Board is preparing to test hardware and software modifications for all three varieties of VW and Audi 2.0-liter TDI models affected by Volkswagen's diesel emission cheating fallout.
Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment says it found online videos of Diesel Brothers stars demonstrating how to bypass a truck's emissions-control system, and advertising 'repair kits' meant for that purpose.
A study by Accenture Consulting finds that Millennials are generally more interested in solar panels and other forms of green technology than previous generations.
While not electric vehicles, Ford trucks are getting greener with the use of recycled aluminum material for parts and recycled plastic for seats.
A federal district-court judge gave preliminary approval yesterday to a plan for Volkswagen to buy back or modify hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles sold from 2009 through 2015. The buyback offers could be a few more months away.