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2016 Smart ForTwo Driven, 2016 Chevy Volt In Pre-Production, Tesla Model S Love: Today's Car News

2016 Smart ForTwo Driven, 2016 Chevy Volt In Pre-Production, Tesla Model S Love: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a first drive of the European-spec version of the 2016 Smart ForTwo, a report that the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is already in pre-production, and a consumer survey that says Tesla Model S owners love their cars more than anyone else. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2016...

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Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Owners Love Their Cars The Most Of Any Owners

It's no secret that many owners of the Tesla Model S love their cars--to the point of becoming evangelists for the brand, and sometimes for electric cars in general. But if... read more 16 hours ago by 


 
Gas pump

Miles Driven Are Rising, But Gas Consumption Continues To Fall

It may not be the most practical solution, but driving less generally seems like one of the most straightforward ways to save fuel. Now, two recent studies show that it... read more 17 hours ago by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevy Volt In Pre-Production; Prices To Come Next Month

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt was officially unveiled at January's Detroit Auto Show, so there won't be a lot of focus on the new plug-in hybrid with the 50-mile range at this... read more 17 hours ago by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, test drive in Hell, Michigan

Tesla Courts Japanese Suppliers, Diesel-Loving States, Kia Soul EV Dissuasion: Today's Car News

Today we look at Tesla's attempts to court Japanese battery suppliers for a possible "Gigafactory" project, the states with the most diesel vehicles, and one dealer that... read more March 30, 2015 by 


 
Diesel fuel pump

Which States Have The Most Diesel Vehicles? New Data Gives Results

Just as diesel fuel isn't available at every single gas station, diesel vehicles are unevenly distributed in the United States. And despite double-digit rises in registration... read more March 30, 2015 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

2015 VW Golf SportWagen: Lease On TDI Better Than Gasoline Version

The diesel-engined 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI appears to have one other advantage over its gasoline-powered sibling--besides superior fuel economy, that is. It turns... read more March 30, 2015 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive  -  Portland  -  November 2014

You Shouldn't Want To Buy A Kia Soul EV, Says Kia Dealer

It's often said that one of the bigger impediments to sales of electric cars is car dealerships. Among plug-in car shoppers, stories abound of salespeople who know little or... read more March 30, 2015 by 


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Jobs Are Getting Further From People; That Means More Driving

For the first time since the postwar suburban boom started 65 years ago, it appears U.S. residents may be starting to drive less. Analysts have noted a stagnation in annual... read more March 30, 2015 by 


 
Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Tesla urges Japanese Battery Suppliers To Take Gigafactory Risk

Almost as soon as it announced plans to build its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory," Tesla Motors began to hint that it could be the first of many. After beginning construction... read more March 30, 2015 by 


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Tax Fairness For Liquid Natural Gas: Goal Of Bill In Congress: UPDATED

Congress has taken an important step to advance cleaner transport with the introduction of new, fairer taxation for natural gas. The 'LNG Excise Tax Equalization Act of 2013'... read more March 29, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt Concept  -  2015 Detroit Auto Show live photos

GM To Forge Ahead With Electric, Plug-In Hybrid, Other Electrified Vehicles

When oil prices drop, the knee-jerk response of many analysts is to forecast doom for sales of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and other green cars. That's not something... read more March 29, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X testing on California road, Mar 2015  [Twitter: ModelXnews]

Tesla Spy Video, Malibu Hybrid, Utilities Vs Solar Power: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Why did one buyer call visiting his local Chevy dealer "a trip down memory lane"? And what new vehicle launch did we guess right about, way back in January? This is our video... read more March 28, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Tesla Store Helpful, IL Suspends Clean-Car Rebate, Electric-Car Media Myths: Today's Car News

We've got lots of electric-car news today, including one reporter's experience shopping at a Tesla Store and Chevrolet Volt dealers, an update on state electric-car... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

The Five Most Ignorant Media Myths About Electric Cars

We spend more time than we probably should in grumbling at media coverage of plug-in electric cars. Journalists try to get it right, in general, but often the specific and... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
1977 Volkswagen Microbus

VW Bus Hybrid That Never Was: The Microbus Prototype Of 1977

There truly is nothing new under the sun, as the saying goes. Now, a Volkswagen bus from almost 40 years ago has surfaced to prove the point. While hybrid cars have only... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
 

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