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Plug-in electric car sales, next Tesla, Mitsubishi fuel economy: Today's Car News

Plug-in electric car sales, next Tesla, Mitsubishi fuel economy: Today's Car News

Today, we have plug-in electric car sales figures for April 2016, a hint at Tesla's future plans from CEO Elon Musk, and an update on the Mitsubishi fuel-economy scandal. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Mitsubishi says its 2013-17 model-year fuel-economy figures are accurate. The company...

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2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales for April 2016: Volt romps, Leaf stagnates

After the usual winter doldrums at the start of the year, April proved to be a good month for plug-in electric car sales in the U.S. March was a record-breaking month, and as... read more 8 hours ago by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

After Model 3, what will Tesla's 4th electric-car line be?

It won't enter production for almost two years, but the Tesla Model 3 has already made a splash. Hundreds of thousands of people have put down refundable $1,000 deposits for... read more 10 hours ago by


 
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi retests U.S. fuel economy after EPA request, confirms 2013-2017 ratings (update)

The dominos continue to fall as more and more carmakers are investigated for accuracy in their testing of emissions and fuel economy over longer periods of time. While... read more 10 hours ago by


 
2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in Plum Crazy purple

Race-driving SRT Hellcats and Vipers: tales from the dark side

To say that high-speed driving isn't particularly green would be an understatement. But elements of the skills taught at driving schools across the country are vital for any... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

2017 BMW i3, VW diesel update, Tesla Model 3 tax credits: Today's Car News

Today, we have details on the 2017 BMW i3 electric car, news that Volkswagen is delaying a report on its diesel cheating, and a theory of how Tesla could get more tax credits... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

How Tesla could keep some tax incentives for Model 3

Tesla's success so far in selling its Model S and Model X electric cars—and attracting reservations for the Model 3—is good news for the company, but not... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
MINI Rocketman Concept MkII

Next electric MINI confirmed by development team?

Before the BMW i3, there was the MINI E. Along with the BMW ActiveE—based on the 1 Series coupe—this electric version of the second-generation BMW MINI was built... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Volkswagen misses own deadline for diesel-cheating report, now expected by end of year

Ten days ago, a major milestone in the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal was reached. On Thursday, April 21, VW and the EPA agreed on the broad-stroke outlines of a plan to... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
BMW i8 Formula E pace car

How wireless charging works for electric cars, explained

Today's electric-car drivers are used to plugging them in to recharge, but technology now exists that would allow them to cut the cord. Wireless charging for electric cars is... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3: up to 114 miles of range from 50-percent battery increase

For its fourth year on the market, the 2017 BMW i3 electric car gets a huge boost in battery capacity and hence its EPA-rated range. The battery capacity rises 50 percent... read more May 1, 2016 by


 
1978 Ferrari 308 GTS electric-car conversion

Electric Ferrari, Magnum, P.I. style

What do you do with a toasted Ferrari? This 1978 Ferrari 308 GTS looks like it drove straight out of an episode of Magnum, P.I., but underneath it's very different from that... read more May 1, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Electric-car battery costs, Germans vs Tesla, more cheating probes: The Week in Reverse

What kind of fuel would you expect to buy at a True Zero filling station? And, which four carmakers will introduce new or updated all-electric cars for 2017? This is our look... read more April 30, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

As VW pledges more electric cars, it supports biofuels as alternative

Are there many different ways to reduce the carbon associated with road vehicles? Or are electric vehicles the best and only viable way to proceed? That's the debate at the... read more April 29, 2016 by


 
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer GT

Mitsubishi fuel economy, Ford electric car, Tesla warranty costs: Today's Car News

Today, the EPA tells Mitsubishi to retest U.S. models for fuel economy, Ford CEO Mark Fields confirms his company has a 200-mile electric car is in the works, and high... read more April 29, 2016 by


 
BMW E1

BMW i3 wasn't German maker's first innovative electric car

No question exists over whether the BMW i3 is a remarkable and innovative car. From its carbon fiber-reinforced plastic body shell to its electric powertrain, not to mention... read more April 29, 2016 by


 
 

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