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Auto lobby again asks to redo emission rule, to new EPA chief Pruitt this time

Auto lobby again asks to redo emission rule, to new EPA chief Pruitt this time

Lobbyists for the world's automakers continue to ask the new presidential administration to revisit an EPA decision to finalize emissions standards through 2025. Just days after the November election, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers wrote President-Elect Trump to ask that he reverse the... read more

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2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Rest of world: Trump may roll back emission rules, but we won't

With auto-industry lobbyists pushing to have the Trump Administration roll back current and future emission and fuel-economy rules, automakers clearly see the new U.S. regime... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

China to loosen electric-car rules for foreign makers, because they didn't work

It has long been official Chinese government industrial policy to dominate the world's production of lithium-ion battery cells and to establish a commanding electric-car... read more January 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla challenge: make money on electric cars when GM, Nissan, VW don't have to

Debate over the profitability of Tesla electric cars has raged for years among its fans and detractors. Tesla supporters point to financial data from the Silicon Valley... read more December 13, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

German government worries carmakers vulnerable to electric-car onslaught

Many governments across the globe have enacted stricter emissions standards to curb air pollution and greenhouse gases; others plan to do so. Some have also drafted... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
2015 Audi RS 5 Coupe Sport

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... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Carmakers must cut carbon rapidly to evolve, shareholders say

Stricter global emissions standards are putting significant pressure on carmakers to improve fuel efficiency and make greater use of electric powertrains. But that may not be... read more October 18, 2016 by


 
Kandi electric car

China has a plan for all its electric-car startups; they may not like it

It has been an official goal of the Chinese government to encourage the development and sale of plug-in electric cars for several years now. They are intended not only to... read more August 31, 2016 by


 
Nissan and Mitsubishi logos

Nissan moves to take control of Mitsubishi

Nissan confirmed on Thursday it will acquire 34 percent of Mitsubishi in a deal worth 237 billion yen (approximately $2.17 billion). The deal, which still requires... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
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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