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New Tesla, Bolt EV Name, Eco Marathon: The Week In Reverse (Video)

New Tesla, Bolt EV Name, Eco Marathon: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Why did General Motors pick a name for its upcoming electric car that could perplex Spanish speakers? And what do a lot of people fail to realize about BMW's next-generation Power eDrive plug-in hybrid system? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for...

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Nissan Leaf electric cars used by Seattle traffic enforcement department.

Electric Police Cars? Seattle Uses Nissan Leafs For Traffic Enforcement

They may not have the most intimidating presence, but electric cars can play an important role in law enforcement. Police vehicles spend a lot of time idling or negotiating... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive at driving school.

New Drivers Start To Take Lessons In Electric Cars In Germany

Ask anyone who's driven an electric car, and they'll tell you it's quite different from piloting a typical internal-combustion car. That's often meant as a compliment, but... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
Propel Fuels rolls out High Performance Renewable Diesel fuel in 18 Northern California locations

Propel Renewable Diesel: Usable By Any Vehicle, Going Beyond 'Biodiesel'

Fuels produced using plant-based materials can offer a promising way to reduce the carbon emitted by road vehicles. That's because their plant feedstocks absorb carbon... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
Larte Enigma body kit for Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Body Kit: Definitely Different, Range-Robbing Too?

Body kits--add-on components and replacements for a car's front and rear fascias and door sills--are often a good way for owners to make their vehicle stand out from the... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
‘3D Camaro’ by Ioan Florea

Bolt EV Name Confirmed, Tesla Triumph, Camaro Coral Reef: Today's Car News

We look at California's ambitious plans for zero-emission vehicles, name the small state with big electric-car news, and learn about how aluminum bodies keep pickup... read more April 16, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

Scenarios For 2030 Zero-Emissions Cars In CA: Hydrogen Or Not?

With epic smog in the Los Angeles Basin, the state of California has led the nation's charge to reduce emissions from road vehicles for more than half a century. And it is... read more April 16, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Sales Now Legal As Little Maryland Goes Big On Electric Cars

Well, add one more to the list of states where Tesla Motors can legally sell its electric cars--and do so without having to use franchised dealers. The Maryland General... read more April 16, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Aluminum-Body 2015 Ford F-150 Gets 5-Star NHTSA Rating For Crash Safety

Cutting weight can be one of the most effective tactics to increase fuel economy, but it doesn't necessarily come cheap. The 2015 Ford F-150 pickup, with its aluminum body... read more April 16, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

GM Confirms Electric-Car Name Will Be 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Well, they did it. General Motors confirmed yesterday that its upcoming 200-mile battery-electric car will be named the Chevrolet Bolt EV. That's Bolt-with-a-B, not... read more April 16, 2015 by 


 
2012 Nissan Leaf with roof rack fitted

Yes, Roof Boxes And Ski Racks Really Do Cut MPG—More Than You Might Think

If you follow our coverage on fuel efficiency, you know that real-world mileage numbers don't always measure up to the official EPA ratings. But if you think failing to meet... read more April 15, 2015 by 


 
A123 Systems manufacturing facility, Livonia, Michigan

A123 Says Start-Stop Batteries A Better Business Than Electric Cars

Ten years ago, startup lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems was the darling of business media, poised to enter the big leagues of electric cars after successfully selling... read more April 15, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D, Apr 2015  [photo: David Noland]

New Tesla 70D Driven, Plug-In Price Cuts, Unpopular Insight: Today's Car News

We've now driven the newest Tesla, and reported on a pair of price cuts on plug-in cars from General Motors. And then we tell you about the least popular car on sale in the... read more April 15, 2015 by 


 
2014 Honda Insight

Honda Insight Hybrid: The Least-Wanted Car In America?

Automakers and their dealers know that when a vehicle is updated, redesigned, or discontinued, the last lagging examples of the old model may sit on lots for months, perhaps... read more April 15, 2015 by 


 
2016 Cadillac ELR

2016 Cadillac ELR: More Performance, More Range, Lower Price

The specifications of the updated 2016 Cadillac ELR range-extended electric car were released this morning, and one big question has been answered. The luxury coupe will not... read more April 15, 2015 by 


 
2015 Lexus CT 200h

Lexus Bypassing Plug-In Hybrids, Looking At Fuel Cells, Maybe EVs

Hybrid models are a very significant part of the lineup for both the luxury brand Lexus and its mainstream counterpart (and parent company) Toyota. Hybrids accounted for... read more April 15, 2015 by 


 
 

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