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Volkswagen ID.4 official EPA range is 250 miles

VW's new electric uses an 82 kWh battery

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Tesla mulls expanding in Europe with compact vehicles, says Musk

'Perhaps a hatchback or something like that'

U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla is looking at expanding in Europe by entering the mass-market segment with a compact car, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday. "Possibly in Europe it would make sense to do, I guess, a compact car, perhaps a hatchback or something like that," Musk told an European online conference on batteries hosted by the German government. "In the U.S., the cars tend to be bigger for personal taste reasons," he said.

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2022 Rivian R1T and R1S: Which one? And how we'd spec them

Rivian just opened its configurator tool for both the R1T truck and R1S SUV

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Tesla breaches $500 billion in market value

That puts Elon Musk ahead of Bill Gates as second-richest person in the world

Shares of the electric-car maker have risen nearly 28% since the S&P Dow Jones Indices confirmed they would add the company to Wall Street's benchmark index from Dec. 21. The recent rally has also boosted Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk's net worth by $7.2 billion to $127.9 billion, helping him go past Bill Gates to become the world's second-richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Tesla has become by far the world's most valuable automaker, despite a production that is

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Quit subsidizing PHEVs, they're 'fake electric cars,' climate group says

Group says testing reveals plug-ins emit far more CO2 than claimed

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Hyundai Nexo hydrogen technology could power the Ineos Grenadier 4x4

The chemical giant Ineos generates tons of the stuff as a byproduct

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GM offers $500,000 to Cadillac dealers who want to opt out of the EV revolution

'For those dealers who feel the EV journey is not suitable for them'

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Daimler, Geely mull China as production hub for hybrid powertrains

Volvo and Mercedes-Benz powertrains would both be produced there

Daimler AG and Geely Holding on Friday said China could emerge as a manufacturing and export hub for hybrid powertrains jointly developed for Volvo and Mercedes-Benz cars. Earlier this week the German car maker said it will cooperate with China's Geely to build next-generation combustion engines for use in hybrid vehicles. The engines will be produced in China as well as in Europe, and Geely and Daimler will cooperate in engineering, sourcing and production, the companies said in a joint pres

Under tough new EU green finance rules, hybrids wouldn't be green enough

Automakers say the regulation will actually impede the EV transition, not help it

Car manufacturers will need to meet tight emissions limits for their activities to be classed as a sustainable investment under proposed European Union rules, which the auto industry said could undermine investment in the sector's green transition. Under green finance rules that kick in at the end of 2021, the EU will define which investments can be marketed as "sustainable" based on criteria that they make a "substantial contribution" to tackling or adapting to climate change. The EU aims to

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China EV push will curb world's oil demand growth within a decade

Importing oil to power a car is calculated as 10 times costlier than using solar

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Tesla workers deemed essential in California

They won't be impacted by the state's 10 p.m. curfew or stay-at-home orders

Workers at Tesla Inc's California vehicle factory are deemed essential and are not impacted by the state's latest restrictions to curb a new surge in coronavirus infections, the California health department said on Friday. Tesla and local California officials in March engaged in a heated months-long standoff over restrictions imposed to curb the first wave of infections, which culminated in the company's chief executive, Elon Musk, defying health orders, suing local officials and threatening t

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2022 Honda Civic, Subaru BRZ and more debuts from the not-L.A. Auto Show | Autoblog Podcast #654

We also discuss the last Morgan 3 Wheeler and Mercedes Nurburgring record

We also discuss the last Morgan 3 Wheeler and Mercedes Nurburgring record

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Nissan reportedly tapping EV startup Hercules to electrify Titan pickup

In return, Nissan would supply components for the Hercules Alpha pickup

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'Ford Auto Nights' takes the SEMA show online with Bronco, F-150 builds

Ford's remote SEMA alternative is truck- and SUV-heavy

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