Drag-Strip Test Of Top Tesla Model S Cars: P90D Vs P85D Vs P85+ (Video)

Drag-Strip Test Of Top Tesla Model S Cars: P90D Vs P85D Vs P85+ (Video)

Tesla Motors has built a strong reputation for performance, starting with its first Roadster and then its Model S P85 and P85+ sedans, before moving to the dual-motor P85D and most recently the latest line-leading P90DL. But how much has performance actually improved with these evolutionary changes... read more

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Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Is Tesla Model S P85D The World's Fastest Sedan? Top Speed Test Needed

Even 10 years ago, the idea of a “family sedan” that could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds was something between a rarity and a fantasy. Even... read more February 26, 2015 by 

2014 Tesla Model S 'P85D' all-wheel-drive model

Motor Trend Reviews Tesla P85D, Drools & Froths Uncontrollably

Been searching for stratospheric levels of soaring, over-the-top, heavens-rattling hyperbole lately? You will do no better than the recent road test of the Tesla Model S... read more November 5, 2014 by 

Nissan Leaf ad "Easy Thrills" screencap

Electric Cars Have Lots Of Torque; Use It Wisely, Kids! (Video)

Electric-car ads typically emphasize efficiency and sustainability, but electric power offers other advantages too. In "Easy Thrills," its latest video ad for the Leaf... read more September 22, 2014 by 

2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

When Will Electric Cars Compete in the Mainstream Market?

Electric-car advocates often take it as an article of faith that electric propulsion will one day compete directly with vehicles powered by fossil fuels. Many would go... read more August 4, 2014 by 

Drag race between Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf electric cars (The Fast Lane)

World's Quietest Drag Race? Nissan Leaf Vs Chevy Volt (Video)

Drag racing is conventionally noisy. Very, very, very noisy. And while electric drag racing is slowly getting started--and a number of racers have been rudely surprised by... read more March 16, 2012 by  13

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost burnout

How To Drive Badly & Lower Your Gas Mileage In The Real World

With gas-mileage standards through 2016 now in place, the EPA and NHTSA are turning their sights toward rules for 2017 through 2025. Proposals are floating around for CAFE... read more June 21, 2011 by  6

Veritas RSIII Roadster plug-in hybrid. Photo by Translogic.

Green-Car Faceoff: Who's The World's Fastest Plug-In Hybrid?

We don't spend much time covering single-seat speed machines like the Veritas RSIII Roadster here on Green Car Reports. But the previously gasoline-centric performance car... read more March 9, 2011 by  0

Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press

Toyota Recall Recap: Floormats, Sticky Pedals, AND User Error

Let's recap. After 18 months, recalls totaling 9 million Toyota, Lexus, and Pontiac models, and investigations by Toyota, Congress, NASA, and the U.S. Department of... read more February 10, 2011 by  10

2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

Guest Post: Cool Factor Must Woo New Buyers To Electric Cars

Researching and writing for GreenCarReports, we've come to respect the insights of Oliver Hazimeh, Director and Head of the Global E-Mobility Practice at global management... read more January 20, 2011 by  1

2011 Mazda2 exterior and detail

Most Popular Posts of 2010: Mazda2, Prius Crashes, Leaf, Volt, and Other EVs

We love looking back to see what's been popular over the course of a full year. And 2010 was definitely chock-full of green car news. Our 10 most popular posts this year are... read more December 30, 2010 by  0

Toyota Prius driver slams into police car, in reverse, during traffic stop. Video:

Video: Really Bad Prius Driver Slams Police Car, Then Tree

For all the grief Toyota Prius hybrid drivers get, you'd think they were some deranged combination of green storm troopers and mentally defective traffic impediments. But... read more November 22, 2010 by  0

2011 Chevrolet Volt test drive, Michigan, October 2010

How To Make Your 2011 Chevy Volt Drive Like a Tesla Roadster

Pretty much anyone who's driven one loves the performance of the Tesla Roadster, the first modern electric car with a lithium-ion battery pack. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is a... read more October 18, 2010 by  5

2004 Toyota Prius accelerator pedal after being shortened as part of sudden-acceleration recall

Photos: Padgett's Post-Recall Prius Pedal, Accelerator Shortened

While the dust is now settling on a year's worth of recalls by a beleagured Toyota, the company is still working to modify millions of vehicles that are potentially involved... read more August 31, 2010 by  0


Car Batteries, Diesel Golfs, Prius Crashes: What's the Link?

Like many site editors, we read our traffic stats religiously. Perhaps unlike other site editors, ours frequently make us laugh. We try to provide practical information on... read more July 1, 2010 by  0

Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press

U.S. DoT Asks Scientists, NASA To Probe Toyota Acceleration

In the face of continuing suggestions that random electronic interference may be causing unintended acceleration in the Toyota Prius and other vehicles, the U.S. Department... read more March 30, 2010 by  0


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