The Truth About Cars » EV http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Nissan Wants More EVs, Might Produce an Electric Sports Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/nissan-wants-evs-might-produce-electric-sports-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/nissan-wants-evs-might-produce-electric-sports-car/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:15:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1321146 Is there a Nissan competitor to the BMW i8 in the works? A senior executive has hinted there might be. Speaking to Auto Express, senior vice-president Shiro Nakamura said an electric sports car is one option the automaker is considering for its upcoming modular vehicle platform. The key, said Nakamura, is the placement of the batteries, as […]

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Is there a Nissan competitor to the BMW i8 in the works? A senior executive has hinted there might be. Speaking to Auto Express, senior vice-president Shiro Nakamura said an electric sports car is one option the automaker is considering for its upcoming modular vehicle platform. The key, said Nakamura, is the placement of the batteries, as […]

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Tesla Model 3 Reservations Hit 325,000, Musk Rejoices Somewhere Cool and Fancy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/tesla-model-3-reservations-hit-325000-musk-rejoices-somewhere-cool-fancy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/tesla-model-3-reservations-hit-325000-musk-rejoices-somewhere-cool-fancy/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2016 17:15:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1320162 As promised, Tesla has revealed the tally for first-week orders of the upcoming “affordable” Model 3 electric car, and it’s good news for the company. It’s also bad news if you ordered late and are hoping to show off your ride anytime soon. As of today, the electric automaker has taken over 325,000 reservations on […]

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As promised, Tesla has revealed the tally for first-week orders of the upcoming “affordable” Model 3 electric car, and it’s good news for the company. It’s also bad news if you ordered late and are hoping to show off your ride anytime soon. As of today, the electric automaker has taken over 325,000 reservations on […]

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For Tesla Model 3 Buyers, the Waiting Could be the Hardest Part http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/teslas-volume-is-growing-but-the-waiting-could-be-the-hardest-part-for-model-3-buyers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/teslas-volume-is-growing-but-the-waiting-could-be-the-hardest-part-for-model-3-buyers/#comments Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1318538 Tesla Motors is cranking out EVs at its fastest clip yet, but buyers who put money down on the Model 3 should still have serious questions about the timeliness of their delivery date. In the first quarter of this year, Tesla delivered 12,420 Model S sedans and 2,400 Model X SUVs — nearly 50 percent more […]

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Tesla Motors is cranking out EVs at its fastest clip yet, but buyers who put money down on the Model 3 should still have serious questions about the timeliness of their delivery date. In the first quarter of this year, Tesla delivered 12,420 Model S sedans and 2,400 Model X SUVs — nearly 50 percent more […]

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Hyundai Green Chief Says ‘Meh’ to Hybrids and Electrics, Dives in Anyway http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/hyundai-green-chief-says-meh-hybrids-electrics/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/hyundai-green-chief-says-meh-hybrids-electrics/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1318042 “It’s a headache,” said the Hyundai vice president in charge of eco-friendly vehicles of his company’s efforts to chase Toyota and others in building green vehicles, Automotive News has reported. Speaking at a South Korean electric car expo, Lee Ki-Sang, senior VP of Hyundai’s Eco Technology Center, went on to state that 26 hybrid, plug-in, full-electric, and fuel cell […]

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“It’s a headache,” said the Hyundai vice president in charge of eco-friendly vehicles of his company’s efforts to chase Toyota and others in building green vehicles, Automotive News has reported. Speaking at a South Korean electric car expo, Lee Ki-Sang, senior VP of Hyundai’s Eco Technology Center, went on to state that 26 hybrid, plug-in, full-electric, and fuel cell […]

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Revealed: The Tesla Model 3 Offers 215 Miles of Range and a Vague Delivery Date http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/revealed-the-tesla-model-3-offers-215-miles-of-range-and-a-vague-delivery-date/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/revealed-the-tesla-model-3-offers-215-miles-of-range-and-a-vague-delivery-date/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2016 04:51:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1316130 The Tesla Model 3 had its curtain of hype lifted tonight, and it exists after all. Sleek, with pronounced shoulders and a roofline that slopes to the decklid, the newest Tesla remains over a year away from production, but at least it now has a face. Or lack thereof. But more on that later. Tesla […]

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The Tesla Model 3 had its curtain of hype lifted tonight, and it exists after all. Sleek, with pronounced shoulders and a roofline that slopes to the decklid, the newest Tesla remains over a year away from production, but at least it now has a face. Or lack thereof. But more on that later. Tesla […]

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LIVE: Watch the Tesla Model 3 Launch, Tonight at 8:30 PM PT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/live-watch-the-tesla-model-3-launch-tonight-at-830-pm-pt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/live-watch-the-tesla-model-3-launch-tonight-at-830-pm-pt/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:04:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1315914 The wraps are coming off the hotly-anticipated Tesla Model 3 tonight, and the event will be broadcast live at 8:30 p.m. PT, 11:30 p.m. ET. If you didn’t spent the first order day lining up around the block to put $1,000 down on the lower-priced Tesla, you can at least live vicariously through your computer […]

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The wraps are coming off the hotly-anticipated Tesla Model 3 tonight, and the event will be broadcast live at 8:30 p.m. PT, 11:30 p.m. ET. If you didn’t spent the first order day lining up around the block to put $1,000 down on the lower-priced Tesla, you can at least live vicariously through your computer […]

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Act Fast, and Get a Ford Focus Electric for Pennies http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/act-fast-get-ford-focus-electric-pennies/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/act-fast-get-ford-focus-electric-pennies/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1315794 If you live in California and your demographics are right, your electric car dream is within reach. Yes, even you, baristas and struggling actors! The website Leasehackr stumbled upon a killer deal for lower-income Californians (assuming they live near charging stations), and spelled out how leftover 2015 Ford Focus Electrics can be leased for essentially nothing. If […]

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If you live in California and your demographics are right, your electric car dream is within reach. Yes, even you, baristas and struggling actors! The website Leasehackr stumbled upon a killer deal for lower-income Californians (assuming they live near charging stations), and spelled out how leftover 2015 Ford Focus Electrics can be leased for essentially nothing. If […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen e-Stall, Jeep Debut Has a Latin Flavor, and GM Has a Good Day in Court http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-volkswagen-e-stall-jeep-debut-latin-flavor-gm-good-day-court/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-volkswagen-e-stall-jeep-debut-latin-flavor-gm-good-day-court/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1313834 If you didn’t think an electric car could stall, Volkswagen has a Golf-sized dose of reality for you. That, Jeep’s Compass/Patriot successor wants to woo south of the Equator, General Motors gets some good legal news, there’s money in them there charging stations, and Volvo gets a PR boost … after the break! e-Golf fades […]

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If you didn’t think an electric car could stall, Volkswagen has a Golf-sized dose of reality for you. That, Jeep’s Compass/Patriot successor wants to woo south of the Equator, General Motors gets some good legal news, there’s money in them there charging stations, and Volvo gets a PR boost … after the break! e-Golf fades […]

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Don’t Worry, Dyson’s Got This Electric Car Thing in the Bag http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/dont-worry-dysons-got-electric-car-thing-bag/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/dont-worry-dysons-got-electric-car-thing-bag/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2016 19:48:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1311994 The maker of all things that blow is apparently sucking up some government cash to build an electric car. Britain’s The Guardian is reporting that Dyson is receiving a public subsidy from the British government to develop an EV, a project that will no doubt draw from the company’s depth of knowledge regarding small electric […]

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The maker of all things that blow is apparently sucking up some government cash to build an electric car. Britain’s The Guardian is reporting that Dyson is receiving a public subsidy from the British government to develop an EV, a project that will no doubt draw from the company’s depth of knowledge regarding small electric […]

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No More Regrets: Tesla Will Now Upgrade Your Ludicrous-less P90D For an Insane Price http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/no-regrets-tesla-will-now-upgrade-ludicrous-less-p90d-insane-price/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/no-regrets-tesla-will-now-upgrade-ludicrous-less-p90d-insane-price/#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2016 18:30:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1310490 For Tesla Model S P90D owners who have concluded they won’t soil their firm, supportive seats if given the chance to go faster, well, they’re in luck. Tesla Motors is offering to bring “Ludicrous” mode to owners of the top-end Model S as an aftermarket upgrade, assuming their wallet can match their need to blow everything […]

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For Tesla Model S P90D owners who have concluded they won’t soil their firm, supportive seats if given the chance to go faster, well, they’re in luck. Tesla Motors is offering to bring “Ludicrous” mode to owners of the top-end Model S as an aftermarket upgrade, assuming their wallet can match their need to blow everything […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Subaru Goes Beyond the Beige, Battery Battle at Porsche, and Tesla Confuses Economists http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-subaru-goes-beyond-beige-battery-battle-porsche-tesla-confuses-economists/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-subaru-goes-beyond-beige-battery-battle-porsche-tesla-confuses-economists/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2016 16:59:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1302001 Subaru, worried that it might be losing its coolness, could be planning to rebel against its new-found mainstream image. That, Big Battery picks up steam, Tesla’s stock turbulence continues to amaze, NASCAR wants Millennials to watch a race, and Porsche thanks its lucky stars for SUVs … after the break! Maybe it’s not hip to […]

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Subaru, worried that it might be losing its coolness, could be planning to rebel against its new-found mainstream image. That, Big Battery picks up steam, Tesla’s stock turbulence continues to amaze, NASCAR wants Millennials to watch a race, and Porsche thanks its lucky stars for SUVs … after the break! Maybe it’s not hip to […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Honda Wants a Cheaper Future, Cash for Airbag Woes, and Tesla Races Itself http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-honda-wants-cheaper-future-cash-airbag-woes-tesla-races/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-honda-wants-cheaper-future-cash-airbag-woes-tesla-races/#comments Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1301201 The world needs to be saved, but who wants to spend more money doing it? That, cash lands on Takata-plagued dealers, Tesla takes to the track, BMW wants you in and out fast, and Volkswagen dreams of slaying the Prius … after the break! Hydrogen for the teeming masses By teaming up with General Motors […]

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The world needs to be saved, but who wants to spend more money doing it? That, cash lands on Takata-plagued dealers, Tesla takes to the track, BMW wants you in and out fast, and Volkswagen dreams of slaying the Prius … after the break! Hydrogen for the teeming masses By teaming up with General Motors […]

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TTAC News Round-up: New Salvo Hits Volkswagen, Korean Competition Looms, and Benz Big on Batteries http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-new-salvo-hits-volkswagen-korean-competition-mulled-benz-big-batteries/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-new-salvo-hits-volkswagen-korean-competition-mulled-benz-big-batteries/#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2016 17:15:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1300537 After seemingly using up its legal arsenal against Volkswagen, the U.S. is pulling its backup out of an ankle holster and taking another shot. That, Kia and Hyundai might get a Korean competitor, Mercedes-Benz is feeling charged up, Audi is still a fuel cell fan, and Volvo wants to standardize EV recharging … after the […]

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After seemingly using up its legal arsenal against Volkswagen, the U.S. is pulling its backup out of an ankle holster and taking another shot. That, Kia and Hyundai might get a Korean competitor, Mercedes-Benz is feeling charged up, Audi is still a fuel cell fan, and Volvo wants to standardize EV recharging … after the […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Clock Ticks at Volkswagen, CEO Switch and Volvo Sees a Chance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/ttac-news-round-up-clock-ticks-at-volkswagen-ceo-switch-and-volvo-sees-a-chance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/ttac-news-round-up-clock-ticks-at-volkswagen-ceo-switch-and-volvo-sees-a-chance/#comments Sun, 28 Feb 2016 15:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1291449 The Environmental Protection Agency is pointing at its watch and glaring at Volkswagen. That, an opening for the Swedes, an electric propulsion prediction, a high-end guy gets a new job, and Tesla gets targeted in Hoosierville … after the break! Beware the (end) of March According to Automotive News, the United States is getting impatient for Volkswagen […]

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The Environmental Protection Agency is pointing at its watch and glaring at Volkswagen. That, an opening for the Swedes, an electric propulsion prediction, a high-end guy gets a new job, and Tesla gets targeted in Hoosierville … after the break! Beware the (end) of March According to Automotive News, the United States is getting impatient for Volkswagen […]

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VIDEO: Dykes Reviews the New 2016 Chevrolet Volt, and You Should Watch It http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/video-dykes-reviews-the-new-2016-chevrolet-volt-and-you-should-watch-it/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/video-dykes-reviews-the-new-2016-chevrolet-volt-and-you-should-watch-it/#comments Sat, 20 Feb 2016 16:45:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1287618 This weekend, Alex dropped a bonus video review of the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt for us to enjoy. Unfortunately, he’s also been too busy building sheds to do a full review, so this is all we’ve got. (It’s okay, though. The best work happens in a shed.) Want to check it out? Hit up the […]

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This weekend, Alex dropped a bonus video review of the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt for us to enjoy. Unfortunately, he’s also been too busy building sheds to do a full review, so this is all we’ve got. (It’s okay, though. The best work happens in a shed.) Want to check it out? Hit up the […]

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Electric Cars Aren’t So Dirty, Coal Power at 35-year Low http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/electric-cars-arent-so-dirty-coal-power-at-35-year-low/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/electric-cars-arent-so-dirty-coal-power-at-35-year-low/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277834 Electric vehicles aren’t rollin’ coal anymore — or, at least, not nearly as much as they used to. Reuters reports coal-fired electricity generation is now at a 35-year low in the U.S., and November 2015 was the fifth month in a row more natural gas than coal was used to produce electricity. That’s not all. […]

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Electric vehicles aren’t rollin’ coal anymore — or, at least, not nearly as much as they used to. Reuters reports coal-fired electricity generation is now at a 35-year low in the U.S., and November 2015 was the fifth month in a row more natural gas than coal was used to produce electricity. That’s not all. […]

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NAIAS 2016: 2017 Chevrolet Bolt – Seven Seconds to Sixty http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2016-2017-chevrolet-bolt-seven-seconds-sixty/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2016-2017-chevrolet-bolt-seven-seconds-sixty/#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2016 14:46:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1262897 After last week’s unveiling at CES, we were left with plenty of questions about the new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. Answers came today, at least about its drivetrain. Notably, GM mentions a low-speed driving mode that allows for single-pedal operation. This “Low” mode allows the driver to control regenerative braking with a paddle behind the steering wheel. […]

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After last week’s unveiling at CES, we were left with plenty of questions about the new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. Answers came today, at least about its drivetrain. Notably, GM mentions a low-speed driving mode that allows for single-pedal operation. This “Low” mode allows the driver to control regenerative braking with a paddle behind the steering wheel. […]

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2016 BMW i8 Review – The ‘Affordable’ Plug-In Supercar http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-bmw-i8-review-affordable-plug-supercar/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-bmw-i8-review-affordable-plug-supercar/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1254521 “Looks like sex, goes like stink” is the usual supercar mantra, but BMW’s guru was humming a different tune when penning the i8. You see, the i8 isn’t just a sexy car with “butterfly doors.” It’s also a production prototype of sorts styled after BMW’s 2009 Vision EfficientDynamics concept. Most supercars have exotic engines with high cylinder counts and […]

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“Looks like sex, goes like stink” is the usual supercar mantra, but BMW’s guru was humming a different tune when penning the i8. You see, the i8 isn’t just a sexy car with “butterfly doors.” It’s also a production prototype of sorts styled after BMW’s 2009 Vision EfficientDynamics concept. Most supercars have exotic engines with high cylinder counts and […]

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Weekend News Roundup: Leaf Sprouted? Volkswagen and North Korea; Fancy Fiskers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/weekend-news-roundup-leaf-sprouted-volkswagen-north-korea-fancy-fiskers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/weekend-news-roundup-leaf-sprouted-volkswagen-north-korea-fancy-fiskers/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 17:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1241945 Here’s some of the news you may have missed if you were out fighting the holiday crowds and spreading some of that Yuletide cheer by burning the hell out of some cookies you were planning on giving the neighbors. Nissan May Bring a Range Extended-EV to Market in 2016 A la BMW i3, Nissan is prepping for […]

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Here’s some of the news you may have missed if you were out fighting the holiday crowds and spreading some of that Yuletide cheer by burning the hell out of some cookies you were planning on giving the neighbors. Nissan May Bring a Range Extended-EV to Market in 2016 A la BMW i3, Nissan is prepping for […]

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Volkswagen Slated To Show Yet Another Microbus Concept http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/volkswagen-slated-show-yet-another-microbus-concept/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/volkswagen-slated-show-yet-another-microbus-concept/#comments Sat, 12 Dec 2015 16:40:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1240833 Multiple outlets are reporting that the vehicle seen in this teaser photo from Volkswagen is none other than an electrified version of the Microbus concept and it will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show next month. The photo follows an earlier report by Autocar (which has since been updated with the same photo and new text) […]

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Multiple outlets are reporting that the vehicle seen in this teaser photo from Volkswagen is none other than an electrified version of the Microbus concept and it will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show next month. The photo follows an earlier report by Autocar (which has since been updated with the same photo and new text) […]

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Ford Isn’t Very Good at Keeping Secrets About its Electrified Fusion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ford-isnt-good-keeping-secrets-electrified-fusion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ford-isnt-good-keeping-secrets-electrified-fusion/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 22:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1239561 Look, this is pretty awkward. While nearly every auto journalist in the country has congregated in Dearborn, Michigan today for Ford’s annual Christmas party, we’re here at work pounding out stories about Camaro steering wheels and drinking cheap coffee. We weren’t invited to the party, it’s cool. We can both be adults about the sitch. […]

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Look, this is pretty awkward. While nearly every auto journalist in the country has congregated in Dearborn, Michigan today for Ford’s annual Christmas party, we’re here at work pounding out stories about Camaro steering wheels and drinking cheap coffee. We weren’t invited to the party, it’s cool. We can both be adults about the sitch. […]

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Faraday Future Has An Electric Car to Show Next Month At CES http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/faraday-future-has-an-electric-car-to-show-next-month-at-ces/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/faraday-future-has-an-electric-car-to-show-next-month-at-ces/#comments Wed, 02 Dec 2015 23:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1234225 Faraday Future, the other, other bespoke electric luxury carmaking startup said they’ll show off their concept for the “future of mobility” next month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The automaker’s website sports a clock counting down to 7 p.m. (Pacific) Jan. 4, 2016, for the automaker’s unveiling. The company has made several […]

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Faraday Future, the other, other bespoke electric luxury carmaking startup said they’ll show off their concept for the “future of mobility” next month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The automaker’s website sports a clock counting down to 7 p.m. (Pacific) Jan. 4, 2016, for the automaker’s unveiling. The company has made several […]

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Incentive Money Gone, Electric Car Sales Have Dried Up In Georgia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/incentive-money-gone-electric-car-sales-dried-georgia/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/incentive-money-gone-electric-car-sales-dried-georgia/#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 17:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1210801 Electric car sales in Georgia have halted after that state stopped offering incentives and started charging a $200 annual fee to recoup lost gas tax revenue, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. New electric vehicle registrations plummeted 89 percent from June to August after the state stopped offering a $5,000 tax break on top of the $7,500 federal […]

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Electric car sales in Georgia have halted after that state stopped offering incentives and started charging a $200 annual fee to recoup lost gas tax revenue, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. New electric vehicle registrations plummeted 89 percent from June to August after the state stopped offering a $5,000 tax break on top of the $7,500 federal […]

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Tokyo Motor Show 2015: Nissan’s IDS Concept Will Show You The Best Cornering Lines, Then Drive Them For You (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tokyo-motor-show-2015-nissans-ids-concept-will-show-best-cornering-lines-drive-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tokyo-motor-show-2015-nissans-ids-concept-will-show-best-cornering-lines-drive-video/#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 20:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1206465 Nissan unveiled its next Leaf IDS Concept, a semi-autonomous EV complete with a glimpse of Nissan’s coming “Intelligent Drive” features that may be equipped on some of its cars by the end of the decade. The IDS Concept boasts an autonomous piloted driving mode for conversationalists (the seats rotate inward to invite dialogue!) a movable dash […]

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Nissan unveiled its next Leaf IDS Concept, a semi-autonomous EV complete with a glimpse of Nissan’s coming “Intelligent Drive” features that may be equipped on some of its cars by the end of the decade. The IDS Concept boasts an autonomous piloted driving mode for conversationalists (the seats rotate inward to invite dialogue!) a movable dash […]

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2015 BMW i8 Review – Supercar for Environmentalists http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2015-bmw-i8-review-supercar-environmentalists/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2015-bmw-i8-review-supercar-environmentalists/#comments Thu, 17 Sep 2015 19:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1163922 2015 BMW i8 1.5-liter DOHC I-3, VANOS, hybrid (Gas engine: 228 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm, 236 lb-ft @ 3,700 rpm; Electric motor: 129 horsepower @ 4,800)6-speed automatic (rear) and 2-speed (front), Lithium ion battery 28 city/29 highway/28 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 27.4 mpg on the ‘I didn’t plug-in the plug-in’ cycle (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: […]

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2015 BMW i8 1.5-liter DOHC I-3, VANOS, hybrid (Gas engine: 228 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm, 236 lb-ft @ 3,700 rpm; Electric motor: 129 horsepower @ 4,800)6-speed automatic (rear) and 2-speed (front), Lithium ion battery 28 city/29 highway/28 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 27.4 mpg on the ‘I didn’t plug-in the plug-in’ cycle (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: […]

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