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Hybrid market share peaked in 2013, down since then

Hybrid market share peaked in 2013, down since then

What's a "green car"? Is it a hybrid? A zero-emission vehicle? One that plugs in? Or just one that uses less fuel than other cars in its segment? It's a perpetual conundrum, for Green Car Reports among others, but it illustrates one of the longstanding challenges in the field. Will the market for... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

When can I buy a Chevy Bolt EV electric car? See state-by-state schedule

Last month, the first Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars were sold in California's Silicon Valley. Electric-car advocates and buyers across the U.S. now want to know when they... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Dec 2016: cresting Everest

While still just shy of the 30,000 vehicle milestone, cumulative Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales likely finished 2016 high enough to scale Mount Everest (elevation in... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

VW ID Buzz concept: all-electric Microbus could arrive in 2022

If you pronounce the word "buzz" with a German accent, it sounds like "bus"—which is almost surely why VW's second all-electric concept vehicle is called the Volkswagen... read more January 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford Escape SE 4WD Grille

Ford's 13 'electrified' cars are all hybrids, plug-ins, or electric after all

In recent years, Ford has acquired a bit of a reputation for opacity in its dealings with the media. One example was its promise in December 2015 that it would introduce 13... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
2017 Fiat 500e

Deal of the year? Used Fiat 500e electric cars at $6,500?

It's well known by now that the used-car prices of low-range electric cars are low. Any 2011 through 2016 electric car not made by Tesla is likely to be cheap on a used-car... read more December 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Electric car battery warranties compared

It's one of the most frequently asked questions by anyone hearing about a modern electric car: do I have to replace the battery? With 15 years of experience in mobile phones... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
Steve and Janet Wozniak with new 2016 Tesla Model S, December 2016  [source: Steve Wozniak Facebook]

Woz got a Tesla, not a Chevy Bolt EV: Supercharging may be why

In September, Chevy scored quite a publicity coup for its Bolt EV long-range electric car. The car's chief engineer, Josh Tavel, took a pre-production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
Chinese battery electric crossover: BYD e6 test drive, Los Angeles, May 2012

2016 BYD e6 electric taxi gets range increase to 187 miles: Forbidden Fruit

How would you like an all-electric wagon with five seats, a rear liftgate, and 187 miles of EPA-rated range? Sounds pretty good, right? You'd think such a vehicle might sell... read more December 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Nissan and Renault to share common electric-car platform in future

The Renault-Nissan Alliance currently leads all other makers in total global sales of electric cars. The Nissan Leaf remains the best-selling electric car in history, while... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Which green-car technology will matter least in 2025? Poll results

There's no single silver bullet that will reduce the energy consumption and emissions from the 80 million new road vehicles sold globally each year. Instead, thousands of... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
Fisker EMotion

Fisker EMotion 400-mile luxury electric car: new teaser photo released

We've seen it teased a couple of times in shadowy photos, and now we have the first renderings of the whole car. In this case, "it" is the Fisker EMotion, the latest... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Far more Chevy Bolt EVs likely to be sold than compliance requires

For the past few years, several of the electric-car models on sale in the U.S. have been "compliance cars." That means they are built primarily to satisfy California's... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV buyers, Fremont, California: Bobby Edmonds, Bill Mattos, Steve Henry

First 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars sold today, in California

And now it's real. Just 23 months after GM CEO Mary Barra unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt concept at the Detroit Auto Show, the very first production versions of Chevy's 238-mile... read more December 13, 2016 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 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevy Bolt EV 10 to 40 percent battery-capacity loss: possible, but unlikely?

When's the last time you sat down and read large parts of an owner's manual for a car? If it's been a few years—or a few decades—you may be surprised how... read more December 13, 2016 by


 

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