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How to buy an electric-car charging station: buyer's guide to EVSEs

How to buy an electric-car charging station: buyer's guide to EVSEs

Electric cars all come with a 120-volt charging cable that can charge the battery from a household socket if there are no other options. But sooner or later, most battery-electric car owners will want a 240-volt Level 2 charging station that can recharge the car as much as four times faster. Owners... read more

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2016 Nissan Leaf SL and 2016 Toyota Prius Three, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

Green Car Reports Year In Reverse: 2015's Five Biggest Stories

At the end of every year, we look back to see which Green Car Reports stories proved most popular over the last 365 days. While we often focus on breaking news, certain... read more December 31, 2015 by

2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

Should I Buy A Used Chevy Volt Electric Car?

The Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car scores higher on owner satisfaction than any other vehicle GM has sold since it began surveying its buyers. It has attracted... read more August 18, 2015 by

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Ten Used Hybrid Cars To Consider Steering Clear Of: UPDATED

Some used cars are better bets than others. And just as new hybrid cars vary in efficiency, driving quality, and sales volume, some used hybrids may be a more conservative... read more August 12, 2015 by

2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Electric Car: Ultimate Guide, What You Need To Know

Back in December 2010, an unassuming compact hatchback hit the Japanese and American markets. A new small Nissan isn't normally the cause for fanfares and celebration, but... read more June 22, 2015 by

2015 Toyota Prius C

Toyota Prius C: Hybrid Subcompact Ultimate Guide (UPDATED)

There was a time when hybrid vehicles were expensive to buy, and the choice of vehicle type was limited. The 2015 Toyota Prius C is evidence that the options have expanded... read more June 15, 2015 by

Nissan LEAF

Used Electric Cars: About To Get Big, What You Need To Know

Think electric-car ownership is priced out of your league? It’s simply not. Even if leasing isn’t for you, or you don’t have the stellar credit required to... read more May 28, 2015 by

2015 Zero electric motorcycle

2015 Electric Motorcycles: Buyer's Guide, UPDATED

The 2015 model year follows a big 2014 for the electric motorcycle industry. Zero made significant upgrades to its entire lineup, the Harley-Davidson Livewire concept was... read more May 21, 2015 by

2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars: Defining Battery-Electrics, Plug-In Hybrids, Range-Extended & More

With an ever-growing landscape of plug-in electric vehicles, there is now more potential than ever for confusion among potential buyers. To the casual observer, the umbrella... read more April 30, 2015 by

'Diesel fuel only' caution on Audi Q7 TDI

Diesel Car Guide: Every 2015-2016 Car & Light Truck, With Specs: UPDATED

Diesel cars may keep a lower profile than hybrids or battery-electrics, but they're a good option for drivers looking to reliably save fuel. Many efficiency-focused gasoline... read more March 26, 2015 by

2014 BMW i3

BMW i3 Electric Car: Ultimate Guide

Ever since we got wind of BMW's 'Megacity' electric vehicle, it's been one of the most anticipated electric cars around. Now, it's simply another electric car available to... read more March 20, 2015 by

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

2015 Volkswagen Golf: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2015

Our Best Car To Buy award can go one of several ways here on Green Car Reports. Sometimes it goes to a moonshot car, like the first Nissan Leaf (in 2011) or the Tesla Model S... read more November 10, 2014 by

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Which Car Did Readers Say Should Win The Best Car To Buy 2015 Award?

Tomorrow morning, we'll be revealing the winner of our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2015 award. But as we wrote about each nominee over the last week, we also polled our... read more November 9, 2014 by

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2015 Volkswagen Golf Range: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

The fifth and final of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Volkswagen Golf range. It's a completely new, top-to-bottom... read more November 4, 2014 by

2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Hybrid Cars Can Cost Less To Own: Here Are Eight Examples

Hybrids and other green cars often come with a higher purchase price, meaning their improved efficiency may be offset by a higher cost of ownership. But that's not always the... read more November 4, 2014 by

2015 Kia Soul EV launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

2015 Kia Soul EV: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

The fourth of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Kia Soul EV. It's the Korean maker's first-ever electric car sold in the... read more November 3, 2014 by


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