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Volvo XC40 SUV, Nissan Leaf rally car, VW's 80 electric cars, EV sales in 2018: Today's Car News

Volvo XC40 SUV, Nissan Leaf rally car, VW's 80 electric cars, EV sales in 2018: Today's Car News

Today, a surprise Mongol Rally entrant, VW's growing electrification plans, the new 2019 Volvo XC40 small crossover utility vehicle, and your views on electric-car sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Among the 2018 Nissan Leaf, the Chevy Bolt EV, and the Tesla Model 3, which electric car...

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Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, 2008

Energy Dept grid report downplayed renewables, stressed coal, fossil fuels

The Trump administration hasn't been coy about trying to champion traditional fossil fuels while downplaying the importance and falling costs of renewable energy. Earlier... read more 16 hours ago by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Which electric car will sell best in 2018? Take our Twitter poll

OK, now the 2018 Nissan Leaf has made its debut, and we know the prices, specifications, and standard and optional features of the updated electric car with a projected 150... read more 17 hours ago by


 
2019 Volvo XC40

Rare-earth metals, Mercedes electric plans, oil-company angst, Tesla news, rumor: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a Tesla rumor and a Supercharger expansion, news from Mercedes on electric SUVs, oil company Shell slamming the idea of future bans on cars with engines, and... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Tesla Supercharger for city centers

Tesla expands Supercharger fast-charging sites into cities for Model 3 owners

With the mass-production Model 3 in mind, Tesla has begun to expand its Supercharger fast-charging stations into urban areas. Earlier this month, Tesla opened its first two... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes to invest $1 billion to build electric SUVs, batteries in Alabama

Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, announced that it will invest up to $1 billion to build electric SUVs and batteries in and around its assembly plant in... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Shell fuel station in Europe

Shell bashes bans on gasoline cars, proposes carbon pricing instead

The prospect of bans on gasoline and diesel new-car sales have become a much greater threat not only to automakers but to oil companies as well, now that China has said it is... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Tesla is designing its own computer chip for self-driving cars: report

Early last year, with promises of self-driving cars in owners' hands well before any competitor, development of the Tesla Autopilot system for the maker's electric cars was... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Electric motor, shown in 'How Does an Electric Car Work?' video by Learn Engineering

Rare-earth metals in magnets for electric-car motors: what you need to know

It's not surprising that the powertrains of electric cars differ quite a bit from traditional internal-combustion engines. Although they have fewer moving parts, the... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

The 2018 Nissan Leaf has three types of cruise control: how they differ

When the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car arrives at dealerships early next year, it will offer fresh styling inside and out, more power, a 150-mile range, and an array of... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept debuting at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Building Bolt EV, electric cars with 100 miles or more, Mercedes EQC, Porsche Mission E: Today's Car News

Today, we've updated our list of electric cars on sale this year with more than 100 miles of range, nodded to Norway as its drivers reserve a future electric Mercedes, honed... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Porsche Mission E electric sport sedan: 200-mile recharge in 15 minutes

While there have been lots of concept cars and production announcements, the first serious German competitor to the Tesla Model S and Model X won't arrive for at least... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

Foreign makers might build electric cars in China, but rumored rule change has a catch

China's announcement 10 days ago that it was assessing a timetable for ending sales of new cars with gasoline or diesel engines continues to reverberate. The country intends... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Chevy Bolt EV, Sonic, Bolt, Sonic: GM mingles gas, electric cars on same assembly line

General Motors didn't have to construct an all-new assembly plant to build its affordable, mass-market Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. In fact, it produces the electric car... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

2017 electric cars with more than 100 miles of range (updated)

In the seven years since modern electric cars first went on sale in large numbers, the field has matured significantly. There are now several models that offer at least 100... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes EQC electric SUV reservations open in Norway, for 2019 delivery

The country of Norway has been among the most ardent in urging drivers to buy zero-emission vehicles, offering a friendly market in which automakers can launch new electric... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV Cruise Automation test mule in San Francisco

VW e-Golf leases, California after fossil fuels, 1,100-mile electric bus, CR-V Hybrid: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a couple of Volkswagen electric-car stories, California's plans to eliminate fossil fuels, a very long-range electric bus, and a look at the whys and... read more September 19, 2017 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China wants all electric cars: will it work? Reasons and reactions

It was quaint and adorable when Norway did it, saying it would end sales of cars with internal-combustion engines by 2025. The Netherlands followed suit, with little fanfare... read more September 19, 2017 by


 
Proterra Catalyst electric bus

How did Proterra get an electric bus to cover 1,100 miles on a charge? A bigger battery, of course

The laws of physics tend to be immutable, at least until you get into esoteric disciplines like quantum science. In the case of electric vehicles, one law provides that... read more September 19, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 VW e-Golf lease can cost more than longer-range Chevy Bolt EV

Model years can be confusing: the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car just went on sale this month, at a time when some other makers have already rolled out 2018 models. The... read more September 19, 2017 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

California plans for its post-fossil-fuel future in electricity, cars

For 50 years, the state of California has led the United States when it comes to renewable energy and electric cars. The state features many programs to incentivize... read more September 19, 2017 by


 
 

 
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