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2016 Chevy Volt First Drive, Electric Car Sales, Fuel-Efficient Convertibles: Today's Car News

2016 Chevy Volt First Drive, Electric Car Sales, Fuel-Efficient Convertibles: Today's Car News

Today, we drive the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, report on plug-in electric car sales for August, and check out five fuel-efficient convertibles. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Check out these five fuel-efficient convertibles before summer is over. We've got everything you need to know about the... read more

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2016 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible

Five Convertibles With High Gas Mileage: Enjoying Summer Efficiently

Summer isn't quite over yet, so there's still time to enjoy it on very little gasoline. A handful of the convertibles on sale are remarkably fuel-efficient. It's a small... read more 10 hours ago by 


 
2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Toyota Prius Leaked, Tesla Financials, 2016 Honda CR-Z Updates: Today's Car News

Today, the 2016 Toyota Prius is revealed in leaked photos, analysts argue over whether Tesla loses money on its electric cars, and the 2016 Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe gets a... read more August 31, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla May Lose Money Building Electric Cars, Or It May Not

One of the most contentious points in coverage of electric-car maker Tesla Motors is its financial performance. On the one side, analysts and naysayers note that the company... read more August 31, 2015 by 


 
Nissan Leaf in Scotland

Scotland Launches New Electric-Car Incentive: Interest-Free Loans To Buy

Incentives to purchase zero-emission cars come in a wild variety of types, from California's rebates--essentially a four-figure check in the mail--to single-occupant access... read more August 31, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Prius leaked - Image via Prius Club Malaysia

2016 Toyota Prius: Full View Photos Finally Leaked

With the 2016 Toyota Prius scheduled to make its global debut in Las Vegas on the evening of September 8, you had to figure that photos of the car would leak out at some... read more August 31, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014

Automakers Mull Gorilla Glass To Save Weight In Windows, Boost Fuel Economy

Gorilla Glass is already used for the screens of countless smartphones, but it may start to make its way into cars soon. The tough, scratch-resistant material made by Corning... read more August 31, 2015 by 


 
2016 Honda CR-Z (Japanese spec)

2016 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Coupe Soldiers On With Minor Upgrades

The Honda CR-Z hybrid was first introduced for the 2011 model year, and since then it's received relatively little in the way of updates. It's now the last production model... read more August 31, 2015 by 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Chinese Electric-Car Sales Booming, But Not Because Buyers Want Them

In recent years, the Chinese government and some cities have instituted generous incentives on electric cars, hoping that putting more of them on its roads will curb air... read more August 31, 2015 by 


 
Wind farm, by Flickr user Patrick Finnegan (Used under CC License)

Renewable Energy Doing So Well That Subsidies Could End: Energy Secretary Moniz

Government subsidies have been an important lifeline for renewable energy, helping to make different technologies viable even when costs are not in their favor. But at what... read more August 30, 2015 by 


 
2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid

Tesla P85D Love, Hydrogen Stations, Electric Hyundai, New Smart ForTwo: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Which green car broke the Consumer Reports new-car rating system? And, what automaker did we hear may be planning an all-electric car before the end of next year? This is our... read more August 29, 2015 by 


 
2016 Smart ForTwo minicar, parked behind first-generation model, Portland, Oregon, Aug 2015

2016 Smart ForTwo: First Drive Of All-New Two-Seat Minicar

The 2016 Smart ForTwo is the first entirely new version of the European two-seat minicar since that vehicle was launched in the late 1990s. And it's a much better car, with... read more August 28, 2015 by 


 
2009 WheeGo Whip

2016 Smart Drive, BMW i3 Coding, Wheego Withdraws: Today's Car News

Among vacations, staff travel, and Hey-It's-The-End-of-August-Yawn, we're a little light on stories today. But we've still got what owners are doing to BMW electric cars that... read more August 28, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

BMW i3 REx Electric Car: 'Coding' Unlocks Features Owners Want (And May Void Warranty)

The BMW i3 REx model is an unusual beast, the sole example to date of a car built specifically to comply with California regulations that define it as a zero-emission... read more August 28, 2015 by 


 
2013 Wheego LiFe electric car   [photo:Jen Danzinger]

Wheego Electric Cars Fade From Market; China Is The Future, Company Says

With hundreds of thousands of plug-in electric cars from established automakers (and Tesla) on North American roads, most earlier startup carmakers have now largely faded... read more August 28, 2015 by 


 
Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3

3000-HP Venturi Electric Car At Bonneville: Land Speed Record In One Class, Prior Title Still Stands (UPDATED)

With its new "Ludicrous" mode, the Tesla Model S P85D can do 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. But it's not the fastest electric car around, not by a long shot. In 2010, the... read more August 28, 2015 by 


 

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