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Plug-in electric car sales surge in Nov: Volt soars, Prius Prime arrives (final update)

Plug-in electric car sales surge in Nov: Volt soars, Prius Prime arrives (final update)

Traditionally, the North American winter months have seen a slowdown in sales of plug-in electric cars—but the rule didn't seem to apply last month. Strong vehicle sales for November led analysts to suggest this could be another record year for U.S. sales, or at close. And several plug-in...

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Chrome exhaust pipe

EPA keeps car-emission rules to 2025; what happens under Trump?

Two days ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a ruling that existing limits on tailpipe emissions of carbon dioxide for 2022 through 2025 should remain in... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

VW electric car plans, 2018 Ford Fiesta, cities ban diesels: Today's Car News

Today, Volkswagen plans to build electric cars in North America, the 2018 Ford Fiesta debuts in Europe, and four capital cities agree to ban diesel vehicles by 2025. All this... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (photo by Rijin, via Wikimedia Commons)

Mayors of 4 capital cities to ban all diesel vehicles by 2025

Even before the Volkswagen diesel scandal, diesel passenger cars were never popular in the U.S. But in other parts of the world—especially Europe—diesels have... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Jeremy Clarkson of The Grand Tour     [publicity photo provided by Amazon]

Jeremy Clarkson seems to know very little about electric cars, sadly

Oh, dear. The things celebrities say. One of three long-time hosts of BBC's long-running "Top Gear" TV show, Clarkson was fired after punching a producer. His costars quit... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Chevrolet's Steve Majoros (R) accepts Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy award for Chevy Bolt EV

Which Green Car Reports articles are most valuable? Poll results

We've now been running a series of Twitter polls for several weeks, and last week we decided to use one poll for a different purpose. We wanted to survey our audience, which... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

VW plans to build electric cars somewhere in N America after 2020

As it works toward moving past its diesel-emissions scandal, the Volkswagen Group is making ambitious plans for electric cars. By 2025, the company hopes to be selling 1... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
2018 Ford Fiesta (European spec)

2018 Ford Fiesta minicar unveiled in Europe; U.S. plans unclear

Subcompact cars aren't getting much attention from buyers in the U.S. these days, but they remain a hot commodity in other markets. So while a redesigned 2018 Ford Fiesta... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Akio Toyoda

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda to run electric-car division

It's now abundantly clear that Toyota is changing course when it comes to zero-emission vehicles. After years of promoting hydrogen fuel cells while shunning and disparaging... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Nikola One electric semi truck

Nikola One hydrogen range-extended electric truck to be unveiled tonight

The Nikola Motor Company is another vehicle manufacturer named after Nikola Tesla, but unlike a certain automaker in Silicon Valley, it plans to concentrate on electrified... read more December 1, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales, CAFE standards maintained, Tesla VA store: Today's Car News

Today, we tally plug-in electric car sales for November 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) elects to maintain emissions standards in their current form... read more December 1, 2016 by


 
Size comparison of electric-car charging stations (EVSEs) on sale today, March 2016

Why to buy that electric-car charging station (or electric motorcycle) this month

With any new presidential administration comes a certain degree of legislative uncertainty. Conflicting statements on many issues by president-elect Donald Trump have... read more December 1, 2016 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan: 33 miles of range, 84 MPGe EPA ratings

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has a somewhat deceptive—or perhaps incomplete—name. It is in fact a plug-in hybrid, making it the first minivan equipped with... read more December 1, 2016 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

EPA decides to maintain vehicle emission limits through 2025

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to maintain its existing limits on emissions of greenhouse gases for light-duty vehicles through 2025. Enacted by... read more December 1, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla a 'predator,' dealer lobby howls; second VA store OKed anyway

The Virginia department of motor vehicles ruled yesterday that Tesla is eligible to open a second retail store in Virginia, in the state capitol of Richmond. Virginia... read more December 1, 2016 by


 
Teaser for Lucid electric car

Lucid Motors factory, Euro fast-charging network, Mazda electric car: Today's Car News

Today, Lucid Motors selects Arizona as the location for the factory that will build its luxury electric car, four automakers collaborate on a DC fast-charging network for... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
 

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