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2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Airplane Emissions Rules, Chevy Volt Tech: Today's Car News

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Airplane Emissions Rules, Chevy Volt Tech: Today's Car News

Today, we drive the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, the United Nations proposes first-ever limits on airplane emissions, and General Motors' powertrain chief says the company is willing to sell Chevrolet Volt powertrain technology to other carmakers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A Tesla Model S... read more

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2016 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

GM Willing To Sell Chevy Volt's Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain To Other Makers

The biggest challenge in introducing new technologies is getting to the volume production that permits economies of scale for expensive components. Toyota is now nearing 9... read more 22 hours ago by


 
Airbus A380

First-Ever Emissions Rules For Airplanes Proposed By U.N.

The airline industry is responsible for an estimated 2 percent of global carbon emissions, but so far no government has enacted emissions standards for aircraft similar to... read more 22 hours ago by


 
Tesla Model S Valentine's Day video screencap

Valentine Extravaganza: Red Roses In Maroon Tesla Model S (With Disclaimers)

The "Summon" feature now available on the Tesla Model S has been hailed as an important technological breakthrough on the long march to fully autonomous cars. But apparently... read more 23 hours ago by


 
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

Georgia Electric-Car Fee, Diesel Trucks, Oil Prices: Today's Car News

Today, a proposed bill could cut Georgia's electric-car fee, an advocate makes the case for diesel pickup trucks, and a huge trader believes oil prices will remain low for a... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
Georgia license plate

Georgia Electric-Car Fee Cut From $200 To $75 By Proposed Bill

For a couple of years, Georgia offered an example to the rest of the nation on how a seemingly unlikely state could boost electric-car sales. Then it all came crashing down... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

Cheap Oil Will Last A Decade, Says Huge Oil Trader

The low oil prices that boosted new-car sales and caused average fuel-economy gains to sputter last year may be here to stay, for a while at least. With fuel prices low... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

LG Chem's Large Battery Plant In China Took Less Than 2 Years

Korean firm LG Chem has made significant headway in the electric-car battery market by adding up contracts from a large contingent of automaker customers. While Panasonic and... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel  -  First Drive

Diesels Still Needed For Truck Fuel Economy Despite VW Scandal: Advocate

Allen Schaeffer probably doesn't have the easiest job these days. He's executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X European Buyers Will Have To Wait For Chinese

The first Tesla Model X electric crossovers were delivered to a handful of U.S. customers at a flashy event last fall. And now the company is ramping up production to fill... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Electric Car, Cadillac ELR Axed, California Electric-Car Sales: Today's Car News

Today, Bentley considers an electric car, General Motors admits the Cadillac ELR has no future, and California continues to lead the nation in electric-car sales. All this... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Multiple Trends Turning Slowly Against Oil, Says Rocky Mountain Institute

The cost of a barrel of oil is now just a fraction of what it was several years ago, and fuel prices have mostly fallen across the globe as a result. Oil prices rise and... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
2016 Cadillac ELR

Cadillac ELR Is Walking Dead (But May Be Great, Rare Used Car)

You almost have to pity the Cadillac ELR range-extended electric coupe: It's a very pretty car with luxurious appointments, but no one wants to buy it. And if the rumors that... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
2015 Renault Talisman

EU Commission Accepts 'Flawed' Emission Rules For On-Road Testing

The European Commission is set to accept new emissions rules after a protest against their leniency was rejected by lawmakers. Earlier this year, members of the European... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

How Many Electric Cars Does California Buy? One-Third To One-Half Of All Of 'Em

It's no secret that California is considerably more enthusiastic about electric cars than the rest of the nation. Policies put in place to promote plug-in cars--and a... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept

Bentley To Be Fourth VW Group Brand To Offer Electric Car

If an electric Audi is good, then an electric Audi plus an electric Volkswagen plus an electric Porsche plus an electric Bentley must be better, yes? At least, that would... read more February 8, 2016 by


 

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