Tag: Green

Growing Family: Audi’s E-Tron Sportback Debuts in L.A.

And then there were two. Volkswagen Group, which is leading the (mainstream) charge on vehicle electrification, has a second high-end electric vehicle to tempt cozy greenies, and like its sibling, its styling aims to comfort, not repel. The Audi E-Tron Sportback (“e-tron” Sportback in Audi parlance) is a slightly more curvaceous, sportier version of the […]

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Vizzion of Space: Volkswagen Plots Course to Electric Wagon Ownership

First off, this writer can’t speak enough to the grossness of purposely misspelled words, and that goes for recording artists who hate vowels in their name, too. With that out of the way, there’s wagon news to share. Volkswagen, whose electric MEB platform is slated to underpin a wide variety of future models, has revealed […]

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UK City Signs Off on Diesel Ban, Leaving Thousands With Second-class Cars

It’s not just the increased taxation on diesel fuel that’s prompting Europeans to throw in the towel on compression ignition. Look to local lawmakers for Reason Number One why diesel, which just a few years ago comprised the majority of new car sales in the UK, is suddenly less popular than this writer was in […]

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Keeping Tabs: Germany Promises One Million EV Charge Points by 2030

<img data-attachment-id="1695450" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_716089657.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Angela Merkel visits Frankfurt IAA International Motor Show 2017" data-image-description=" image: Markus Wissmann/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_716089657-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_716089657-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1695450″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_716089657-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_716089657-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_716089657-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_716089657-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_716089657-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_716089657-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/shutterstock_716089657.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Sunday that her country […]

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Volkswagen’s Future Begins November 4th, Will Have to Wait in U.S.

If you’re really, really into the vehicle assembly process and electric vehicles as a whole, Nov. 4th is a date to set aside on your calendar. You’ll probably want to plunk yourself down in front of a live-streamed broadcast showing the start of Volkswagen ID. 3 production at the automaker’s Zwickau, Germany assembly plant. Chancellor Angela […]

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New Battery Tech Could Juice Up Electric Cars In Just 10 Minutes

Image credit – Yang Wang Group Advertising While range anxiety regarding electric cars might have lessened over the years, thanks to modern day electric cars being able to travel greater distances, the next problem that needs to be addressed would be charging. This is because while charging tech has improved greatly, it still takes considerably […]

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Battle Lines Are Being Drawn in America’s Gas War

<img data-attachment-id="1689264" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="gas pump gas station fuel pump" data-image-description=" Siripatv/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1689264″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Ford Motor Co, Honda Motor Co, BMW Group and Volkswagen AG announced a voluntary […]

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Mazda MX-30: Down With Gasoline (and B-pillars)

Mazda put the future on display at the Tokyo Motor Show on Wednesday, unwrapping a battery-electric crossover that thankfully gives us something a little avant-garde to look at. The brand’s compact EV makes things interesting not by offering a 130-mile range and relatively small battery pack (35.5 kWh), but by employing a team of designers […]

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Name Game: A Plug-in Audi You Won’t Buy Hints at Others You Might

If the realm of bad — or at least confusing — model naming, no one hits it out of the park quite like Cadillac and Audi. Both automakers, already fond of foisting alphanumeric nameplates on their respective lineups, recently introduced new naming schemes drawn from a model’s individual power output. Cadillac’s gambit sees a rounded-up […]

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Mazda EV Takes Shape Ahead of Tokyo Reveal

Mazda’s upcoming electric vehicle sheds its cloaking in Tokyo on October 23rd, becoming the first mass-market EV from the gas-loving brand. While the automaker hasn’t provided much in the way of details on the model’s layout, the fact that it chose a CX-30 crossover as a test mule for the brand’s in-house-developed powertrain suggests a […]

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Gaming the System? Treasury Department Complains of Unworthy EV Credit Recipients

Tax credits are a great way to stimulate purchases or participation, and in the politician’s mind, they often take precedence over affordability measures that would benefit broader swathes of society. That being said, they’re here to say… unless you’re referring to the slowly vanishing federal EV tax credit. Automakers like Tesla and General Motors are […]

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Volvo Readies Its First EV for October Debut

Volvo, the brand TTAC commenters can’t get enough of (when they’re not talking Infiniti), will soon enter a fledgling segment no automaker seems capable of steering clear of: electric vehicles. The new model, due for an October unveiling, won’t be an unfamiliar, futuristic blob that leaves viewers feeling cold and scared. Like many of its […]

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Daimler Takes a Billion-dollar Hit for Diesel Violations

<img data-attachment-id="1639646" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/20-2000-Mercedes-Benz-C230-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 in Colorado wrecking yard, hood ornament" data-image-description=" 2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 in Colorado wrecking yard, hood ornament – ©2018 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/20-2000-Mercedes-Benz-C230-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/20-2000-Mercedes-Benz-C230-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1639646 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/20-2000-Mercedes-Benz-C230-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 in Colorado wrecking yard, hood ornament – ©2018 Murilee Martin […]

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