Tesla Model S recall, Leaf battery worries, EPA climate denial, what’s a crossover anyway? Today’s Car News

Mar 30, 2018

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Today, we’ve got a recall for no fewer than 123,000 Tesla Model S electirc cars, some worrisome data on newer Nissan Leaf battery life, the EPA working to downplay climate science, and a gentle rant about how automakers define utility vehicles. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

We updated our earlier stories on the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback and the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric with photos taken earlier this week at the New York auto show.

Tesla is recalling 123,000 Model S electric cars built from 2012 through April 2016 to replace steering bolts that could corrode.

Sometimes we get tetchy. A slew of recent small “cute-utes” aren’t actually crossover utlity vehicles at all: they’re hatchbacks. We explain why.

A new study of 283 Nissan Leaf electric-car batteries has some worrying data for owners of 2016 and 2017 cars with the larger 30-kilowatt-hour capacity.

A leaked memo instructs EPA staff how to downplay climate change and suggest (wrongly) that the science is still open for debate.

One final debut at this week’s New York show was the stunning, all-electric Genesis Essentia concept coupe. We’ve got a video preview of the Essentia too.

Finally, we still won’t call it a crossover, but the little Mazda CX-3 got some minor updates for 2019 that debuted at the NY show as well.

About Nino Plevnik

I am an electric cars lover. I love our planet and want to leave it in good condition to our children. One of the good ways to do this is to reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere. As a technical person I worked on computers, hardware maintenance and programming. Otherwise I like advanced technologies, music, books, movies, life and nice weather.

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