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California found a new cheat device in Audi transmissions: report

California found a new cheat device in Audi transmissions: report

Just when it looked like the Volkswagen Group was getting a grip on its diesel emissions cheating scandal that erupted in September 2015, a report has come out claiming the automaker has cars with a different type of “defeat device” used to hide emissions from regulators... read more

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2017 Volvo S90

Volvo's ambitious sales plans: 1 million electric & plug-in hybrid cars by 2025

Right now, Volvo only sells two plug-in hybrid models—soon to be four—and no all-electric cars. But within a decade, it hopes to become one of the biggest sellers... read more April 22, 2016 by


 
Battery pack assembly for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car at GM's Brownstown, Michigan, plant

Have battery makers become more important for electric cars than carmakers?

When it comes to electric cars, range and cost are still two of the biggest obstacles barring the way to mass adoption. Carmakers strive to put battery packs with the most... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
John McElroy, Salim Morsy, Chelsea Sexton, John Voelcker on Autoline TV at NY Auto Show, Apr 2016

Electric car predictions: panel video from NY Auto Show

Every so often, Green Car Reports is asked to take part in panels and industry events discussing the future of advanced auto technologies—particularly electric cars... read more April 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

Tesla Model 3 depositors vs Chevy Bolt EV: sea change or double standard?

More than 325,000 potential buyers have put down $1,000 apiece for a Tesla Model 3 electric car that they won't get for two years, if not considerably longer than that. Which... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
Bob Lutz at Via Motors extended-range electric truck conversion launch, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Former GM Product Czar Bob Lutz Asks: Is Tesla Doomed?

Former General Motors product czar Bob Lutz, now retired for a few years, is largely respected within the auto industry. He stopped flying his MIG fighter jet when he turned... read more November 2, 2015 by


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

LG Chem Adds Tesla To Customer List, Will Supply Cells For Roadster Upgrade

Of the three largest lithium-ion cell suppliers for electric cars, only one can count almost a dozen automakers among its customers. Now that company, LG Chem, has added... read more October 29, 2015 by


 
Saab 9-3-based development mules for Turkish national car project

Old Saab 9-3 To Become Turkish National Car; Electric Version May Be Included

By all rights, Saab should have faded into history long ago--but like a zombie, the Swedish brand continues to shamble along. Back in 2012, a consortium known as National... read more October 21, 2015 by


 
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VW Diesel Emission Scandal: Five Possible Long-Range Effects

Thus far, it's a been a quiet start to the third week of the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal. Eight years' worth of VW TDI models, both new and used, have been... read more October 6, 2015 by


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Why Did Volkswagen Cheat On Diesel Emissions In Its TDI Cars?

The bad news for Volkswagen just keeps on coming. In the last week, the company has fired much of its upper management, eradicated all mention of its TDI diesels from its... read more September 26, 2015 by


 
Automobile accident, Washington, D.C., 1923

Overall U.S. Fuel Economy: Higher Now Than In 1923, But Only A Little

The average fuel economy of new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. today is the subject of intense regulation, but what about over a much longer period of time? Has the... read more August 18, 2015 by


 
2011 Nissan Leaf UK Launch

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Soar Globally Even As U.S. Is Flat This Year

Gasoline prices remain low and sales of plug-in electric cars this year are only about equal to last year's levels. That's led to a number of articles from general media... read more July 17, 2015 by


 
2016 Mazda 6

Mazda To Lean On Toyota For Hybrid, Fuel-Cell Expertise

Mazda and Toyota will work together over the next few years in an arrangement that will see the two carmakers pool their green technologies. Japan's largest carmaker and one... read more May 14, 2015 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Oil Industry Will Begin To Vanish By 2030, Says New Book

What if electric cars and renewable energy became such common parts of our society that they made the oil industry obsolete? It's an environmentalist's dream, and it's also... read more February 13, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

How Many Tesla Model S Electric Cars Have Been Built So Far?

While Tesla likely won't reveal last year's total production of Model S electric cars until it releases year-end financial results, it has said it expected to build 33,000... read more January 16, 2015 by


 
Gas pump

Could Gasoline Below $3 A Gallon Doom Rising Gas-Mileage Rules?

By most accounts, the world is pretty much awash in oil these days. Increases in North American shale-oil production have boosted supply to the point where there's now... read more November 7, 2014 by


 

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