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Lucid electric car, 2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel price, EU emissions legal action: Today's Car News

Lucid electric car, 2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel price, EU emissions legal action: Today's Car News

Today, we have more details on Lucid Motors' upcoming electric car, pricing information on the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze diesel, and a legal scuffle between the European Union and member nations over emissions standards. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Lucid Motors' electric "executive sedan"... read more

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5 African nations push for cleaner diesel fuel from European suppliers

African nations have a very specific problem when it comes to dealing with emissions from diesel vehicles. Because of lax emissions standards, traders import fuel to these... read more 8 hours ago by


 
Prototype for Lucid electric car due in 2018

Lucid electric 'executive sedan': 100-kwh battery, 1,000-hp motor

From small startups to major established automakers, many companies have Tesla Motors in their sights. But Lucid Motors—the California-based startup formerly known as... read more 9 hours ago by


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

Trump's EPA head, VW zero-emission infrastructure funding, battery recycling: Today's Car News

Today, Donald Trump nominates a climate-science denier to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Congress questions $2 billion in zero-emission vehicle... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Congress questions VW $2 billion in zero-emission infrastructure funding

The Volkswagen diesel settlement for 2.0-liter TDI models, approved at the end of October, includes a provision for $2 billion in funds to install charging or fueling... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan offers 2G Leaf owners a $199 3G upgrade, with just 24 days left

Since it was launched in December 2010, the Nissan Leaf electric car has been offered with a telematics system that relies on a cellular connection. NissanConnectEV... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt, 2014

Trump's EPA head Pruitt: climate-science denier who sued the EPA many times

If there were any doubt that president-elect Donald Trump supports fossil fuels and does not believe in the scientific consensus of climate change, his pick to head the U.S... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
contact lens (photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Supercapacitor energy density could soar using contact-lens polymer

Engineers are nothing if not creative. Significant research is going into improved ways of storing electricity, including alternatives to the currently dominant lithium-ion... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016

Which type of Green Car Reports articles are least valuable? Poll results

Last week, we wrote about the results of a Twitter poll we put up to get a feel for what our readers like best about the site. The flipside of "most valuable" is "least... read more December 8, 2016 by


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

Used electric-car batteries should be recycled, not reused: report

Even after they have degraded too much for continued automotive use, the lithium-ion battery packs in electric cars still have significant useful storage capacity. That's led... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
2015 BMW i8 construction at Leipzig plant

Tesla MI gallery, EPA emissions fight, BMW electric-car goal: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla opens a gallery in Michigan, one of the states that bars it from actually selling cars to customers, automaker lobbyists fail to overturn EPA emissions rules... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
BMW quad-turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engine

Diesels to lose two-thirds of current market share in 10 years: report

Sometimes interesting predictions come buried inside a completely different topic. Take, for example, an investment note on the auto-parts supplier Continental contained in a... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

BMW plans to sell 100,000 plug-in cars in 2017, CEO says

Among the established German luxury automakers, BMW has so far shown the greatest commitment to electric cars. It launched the "i" sub-brand dedicated to plug-in cars in... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla to recall certain accessory adapter cables for overheating risk

Tesla will voluntarily recall about 7,000 electric-car charging adapters after two reports of overheating resulting in melted plastic on the adapters. The adapters are... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Thinking of buying a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV? Read the owner's manual!

The first 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars should be arriving in dealerships sometime this month, likely in electric-car friendly California before anywhere else. The... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Automaker lobbyists fail to overturn EPA emission rules

A week ago, the EPA recommended that U.S. vehicle emission standards stay put for the years 2022 through 2025. According to the Technical Assessment Report the agency issued... read more December 7, 2016 by


 

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