Trump's EPA head Pruitt: climate-science denier who sued the EPA many times Environmental December 8, 2016

Trump's EPA head Pruitt: climate-science denier who sued the EPA many times

If there were any doubt that president-elect Donald Trump supports fossil fuels and does not believe in the scientific consensus of climate change, his pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection...

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2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan offers 2G Leaf owners a $199 3G upgrade, with just 24 days left

Since it was launched in December 2010, the Nissan Leaf electric car has been offered with a telematics system that relies on a cellular connection. NissanConnectEV... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
contact lens (photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Supercapacitor energy density could soar using contact-lens polymer

Engineers are nothing if not creative. Significant research is going into improved ways of storing electricity, including alternatives to the currently dominant lithium-ion... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016

Which type of Green Car Reports articles are least valuable? Poll results

Last week, we wrote about the results of a Twitter poll we put up to get a feel for what our readers like best about the site. The flipside of "most valuable" is "least... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
Battery pack assembly for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car at GM's Brownstown, Michigan, plant

Used electric-car batteries should be recycled, not reused: report

Even after they have degraded too much for continued automotive use, the lithium-ion battery packs in electric cars still have significant useful storage capacity. That's led... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
2015 BMW i8 construction at Leipzig plant

Tesla MI gallery, EPA emissions fight, BMW electric-car goal: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla opens a gallery in Michigan, one of the states that bars it from actually selling cars to customers, automaker lobbyists fail to overturn EPA emissions rules... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
BMW quad-turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engine

Diesels to lose two-thirds of current market share in 10 years: report

Sometimes interesting predictions come buried inside a completely different topic. Take, for example, an investment note on the auto-parts supplier Continental contained in a... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

BMW plans to sell 100,000 plug-in cars in 2017, CEO says

Among the established German luxury automakers, BMW has so far shown the greatest commitment to electric cars. It launched the "i" sub-brand dedicated to plug-in cars in... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla to recall certain accessory adapter cables for overheating risk

Tesla will voluntarily recall about 7,000 electric-car charging adapters after two reports of overheating resulting in melted plastic on the adapters. The adapters are... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Thinking of buying a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV? Read the owner's manual!

The first 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars should be arriving in dealerships sometime this month, likely in electric-car friendly California before anywhere else. The... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Automaker lobbyists fail to overturn EPA emission rules

A week ago, the EPA recommended that U.S. vehicle emission standards stay put for the years 2022 through 2025. According to the Technical Assessment Report the agency issued... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla takes it to Michigan, opens gallery in state that bans sales of its electric cars

Tesla Motors is not legally allowed to sell its electric cars directly to customers in Michigan, thanks to subtle changes made two years ago to the state's franchise laws... read more December 7, 2016 by


 

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