Fuel economy readings on your dashboard are about five percent too optimistic, according to a recent report. Here's how to get the right number.
With high gas prices, drivers are feeling pain at the pump. Drivers are becoming increasingly concerned with gas mileage when purchasing new cars. Be weary when asking about gas mileage though, GreenCarReports explains that gas-mileage gauges may be overstated.
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson confessed in an interview that Tesla Motors is a competitor for the General Motors luxury brand, and that 'ultimately,' General Motors will compete with Tesla Motors.
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn told AP the car industry is carefully watching China to see how it decides to reduce emissions. When the Chinese do make their move, it will bring on 'the explosion of the electric car,' Ghosn said.
Love them or hate them, diesels, turbocharging, and electric cars will be the new norm for the automotive industry, Read writes. The shift toward smaller, tech-heavy engines has played out in family cars, luxury rides, and even performance models.
General Motors is developing an electric car that can go 200 miles on a charge and would cost $30,000, The Wall Street Journal reports. The car would compete with luxury carmaker Tesla Motors, which plans to roll out its more affordable Model E late in 2016.
Coal may make electric cars dirtier to run in the short term, Voelcker writes. But, in the long term, its electric cars that help make the case for rendering coal obsolete.
Volkswagen is aiming to be the world's biggest maker of electric cars by 2018, according to Detroit News. It won't be easy, Read writes, as Volkswagen lags behind many other major automakers when it comes to electric cars.
Last week, the Department of Energy's ARPA-E program announced funding for a new program aimed at rethinking electric car batteries. The program recognizes that significant breakthroughs in battery chemistry and vehicle architecture are crucial for electric cars to compete with internal combustion vehicles, Nicholson writes.