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UPDATE: Single Tank Of Renewable Diesel Fuel Takes Car Cross-County at 67 MPG

UPDATE: Single Tank Of Renewable Diesel Fuel Takes Car Cross-County at 67 MPG

You never know what you'll encounter on the highway. Green Car Reports contributor and electric-motorcycle roadtripper Ben Rich encountered an unusual vehicle on U.S. Route 12 Sunday, while bypassing New Orleans on a cross-country ride. He wrote us to ask about the identity of the low-slung car he...

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2016 Scion iA and 2016 Scion iM

New 2016 Scion Models Priced: Compact iM Hatchback $19,255, Smaller iA Sedan $16,495

Toyota's Scion "youth" division has been somewhat neglected lately, but a pair of new models will arrive later this year to help reinvigorate the brand. The 2016 Scion iA... read more 8 hours ago by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Model 3: Speculating On Batteries, Power, Price, Versions

The upcoming Tesla Model 3 may just be the most anticipated and significant electric car ever. Scheduled to hit the market in late 2017 with a price tag of $35,000 and a... read more 8 hours ago by 


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

Tesla Gigafactory Update, VW Tests Renewable Diesel, Chevy Cruze Hybrid: Today's Car News

Today, we have an update on construction of the Tesla battery "Gigafactory," Volkswagen's verdict on renewable diesel, and the possibility of a Chevrolet Cruze hybrid. All... read more June 29, 2015 by 


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Diesel Priced Almost As Low As Gasoline, As Gas Demand Surges

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. has fallen more than 25 cents per gallon this year. And thanks to high demand for gasoline, the two fuels now cost nearly the same in... read more June 29, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

BMW i3 Electric Car Quirk: No AM Radio--But Why?

The BMW i3 electric car is a tour de force of advanced engineering--and the most energy-efficient car sold in the U.S. this year. Its body shell is made of carbon-fiber... read more June 29, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Cruze unveiling, Detroit, June 2015

Chevy Cruze Hybrid Coming Soon To Join Diesel, Gasoline Models?

Sometimes a few words can make all the difference. In last week's seminars and presentations on the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan, GM discussed its 1.4-liter... read more June 29, 2015 by 


 
BlueIndy electric-car sharing station and European Bollore BlueCar, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2014

Solid-State Batteries Already Powering Electric Cars: BlueCars, In Fact

In the quest for a better battery chemistry that can make electric cars more competitive with internal combustion, solid-state cells have generated quite a bit of buzz. As... read more June 29, 2015 by 


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI test car running on Solazyme algae-derived diesel fuel

VW Renewable Diesel Test Finds Same Drivability, Lower Carbon Emissions

Three years ago, Volkswagen announced that it was testing two different types of renewable diesel fuel in a pair of its TDI diesel-engined cars sold in the U.S. Now, the... read more June 29, 2015 by 


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

Tesla Battery Gigafactory 'Slightly Ahead Of Schedule': State Officials

Tesla is currently juggling several major projects, leading to speculation about when each will be completed. It plans to launch its much-delayed Model X electric SUV later... read more June 29, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Cruze unveiling, Detroit, June 2015

2016 Chevy Cruze, Tesla Charging Confusion, 250-Mile Leaf: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Which huge global carmaker seems to have gone all Occupy Wall Street in its messaging? And, what higher-range electric car in development now has its very own video? This is... read more June 28, 2015 by 


 
Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

Traffic Noise May Reduce Life Expectancy, Increase Strokes

The air pollution caused by vehicle emissions has been linked to numerous health issues, something that's caused many world cities to work to reduce the number of... read more June 27, 2015 by 


 
GM CEO Mary Barra and Chevy Bolt EV electric car image at 2016 Chevrolet Cruze launch, Jun 2015

GM Targets Tesla With 200-Mile Bolt EV Mantra: 'For Regular People, Not Elites'

If we heard it once, we heard it a dozen times this week. The upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car is "for regular people, not for the elites." You'd almost think... read more June 27, 2015 by 


 
2016 MINI Clubman

GM Targets Tesla, 2016 MINI Clubman, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV On-Sale Date: Today's Car News

Today, General Motors targets Tesla while promoting the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman debuts with more space and added efficiency features, and Mitsubishi... read more June 26, 2015 by 


 
Nissan NV200 Taxi

NYC's Nissan 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Plan Upheld By Highest State Court

Back in 2011, New York City chose a new vehicle to replace the majority of its taxi fleet, then a hodgepodge of Ford Crown Victoria sedans, various hybrid models, and a few... read more June 26, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Is Next Battery Advance Not In Chemistry But Fabrication?

Electric cars today are hampered by relatively short ranges, long charging times, and higher costs than comparable internal-combustion models--all problems that stem from... read more June 26, 2015 by 


 
 

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