DOJ investigates Tesla, Kia e-Niro, and VW electric car plans: Today's Car News

Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structureThe Department of Justice plans to investigate Tesla and CEO Elon Musk. The Kia e-Niro gets an official range rating. VW shares plans for more than two dozen new electric cars. And the results are in from our latest Twitter poll. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The DOJ will reportedly investigate Tesla and Musk over the CEO’s “funding…
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VW plans 27 electric cars by 2022 on new platform

Volkswagen Group MEB modular electric car platformVolkswagen is doubling down on its electric car strategy, it announced at a press event in Dresden, Germany on Monday. The company announced plans to build 27 electric cars on its upcoming MEB affordable electric-car architecture by 2022 in an effort it calls “Electric for All.” Those include cars already announced, such as the ID small hatchback…
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Kia Niro Electric range rated at 301-miles in Europe

2019 Kia e-Niro (Niro EV)When it introduced the Kia Niro EV in Korea in June, the company said it would go 236 miles on a charge. It has now been rated at far more than that in Europe. Kia on Tuesday said that the car earned a rating of 301 miles on the new Worldwide Harmonized Light-Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). The news was first reported by the Express, in Britain…
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Saudi investment fund takes $1 billion stake in Lucid Motors

Lucid AIrLucid Motors announced yesterday that it will receive a $1 billion investment from the Saudi Arabian public investment fund. Lucid is a Silicon Valley-based electric car builder working on a direct competitor to the Tesla Model S. In August, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk suggested that he had held talks with the same Saudi investment fund about…
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Audi e-tron electric crossover debuts to battle Tesla

2019 Audi e-tron quattro, in European trim, at San Francisco launch eventAnd finally, there is Audi. Late Monday night, the German luxury maker debuted took to the stage in San Francisco with its long-awaited, first volume battery-electric vehicle, a five-seat midsize crossover utility to be known simply as e-tron. It also opened reservations and will allow customers to configure the car, requiring a refundable $1,000…
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2019 Nissan Leaf pricing, BMW iNext, Tesla body shops, and lightweight production: Today's Car News

BMW Vision iNext conceptThe BMW Vision iNext previews a future self-driving luxury electric crossover SUV. Tesla opens its first in-house body shops. A British engineering firm wants to bring lightweight racing platform methods to production cars. And Nissan reveals pricing for the 2019 Leaf. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The BMW Vision iNext made its global…
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2019 Nissan Leaf to cost $30,885, long-range battery still to come

2018 Nissan Leaf SLThe 2019 Nissan Leaf doesn’t cost any more than it did last year, but it also won’t deliver any additional electric range—yet. The Leaf S, Leaf SV, and Leaf SL will cost $30,885, $33,385, and $37,095 including an $895 destination charge. That’s before any government tax credits or rebates. The Leaf is eligible for a full $7,500 federal tax…
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BMW Vision iNext electric concept redefines German luxury flagship

BMW iNext ConceptFor decades, the flagship of every German luxury maker’s line has been its largest sedan: the Audi A8, BMW 7-Series, and at the pinnacle, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. But times change. The BMW Vision iNext, previewed for small group of journalists this week before Saturday’s global debut, entirely rethinks what a “flagship”…
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Tesla updates, Hurricane Florence, and climate commitments: The Week in Reverse

Hurricane Florence approaches U.S. East Coast Sept. 12, 2018Which car companies may have colluded to commit crimes? What car company stepped up to help Hurricane Florence victims? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Sept. 14, 2018. Friday, we learned that Tesla again enabled maximum range and free Supercharging for all of its…
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Tesla Autopilot update woes, electric buses, and best electric-car deals: Today's Car News

Tesla AutopilotSome drivers say Tesla’s latest software update disabled Autopilot. Cities and elected officials throw their support behind electric buses and trucks. We round up the best deals on electric cars, plug-ins, hybrids, and fuel-efficient cars. And Tesla enables Supercharging and unlocks full range for owners fleeing Hurricane Florence. All of this and…
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