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CA electric-car sales, rebates rise; Tesla safety ratings; Model 3 info; what Trump won't say: Today's Car News

CA electric-car sales, rebates rise; Tesla safety ratings; Model 3 info; what Trump won't say: Today's Car News

Today, two words Trump won't say, soaring electric-car sales in California, some perspective on hydrogen fuel cells, and a couple of details on the Tesla Model 3. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We still don't know most of the specifications for the Tesla Model 3 that the company says will... read more

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2015 Nissan Leaf with CHAdeMO fast-charging cable plugged in  [photo John Briggs]

California utility SCE offers $450 rebate for new and used electric cars

California already offers generous incentives to get consumers into electric vehicles, but now the electric utility Southern California Edison has joined in. SCE has... read more 14 hours ago by


 
Donald Trump

Two words the Trump Administration can't say: climate change

During President Donald J. Trump's half-hour meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday, the pope gave the president a copy of his 2015 encyclical calling for urgent... read more 15 hours ago by


 
Tesla Model 3 spotted at service center

Tesla Model 3 acceleration found in chart on Model S advantages

Electric-car maker Tesla doesn't announce models in the usual fashion. It trickles out bits and pieces of information, often in the form of tweets from CEO Elon Musk... read more 15 hours ago by


 
Volkswagen Golf GTI First Decade concept, 2017 Wörthersee Tour

BMW i3 over 3 years, Chrysler sued over diesels, electric-car costs hybrid VW GTI: Today's Car News

Today, another diesel lawsuit, Tesla backpedals on Supercharging fees, how heat pumps work, and three years and 70,000 miles in a BMW i3 electric car. All this and more on... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car at 3 years   [photo: owner Tom Moloughney]

BMW i3 REx: owner's 3 years with range-extended electric car

This week, my 2014 i3 REx turned three years old; I picked it up on May 21, 2014. For the most part I’ve been very pleased with the car. It’s definitely not... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

How does the heat pump work in a Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid?

The challenge of reducing the energy used by traditional heating systems in battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars is one automakers still grapple with today. Reduced... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen e-Golf recharging at curbside Autolib station, Paris, Sep 2016

UBS study predicts electric-car cost parity in Europe could arrive by 2018

With the prospect of multiple long-range electric cars hitting the market over the next few years, the prediction market is in full swing. Battery costs have fallen faster... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla extends free Supercharger use to all current owners

Tesla has bestowed upon its current owners a sought-after perk previously reserved for early adopters: free Supercharging. Last year, Tesla announced it would begin charging... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Justice Department sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions (update)

The U.S. Justice Department sued Fiat Chrysler Automobiles yesterday over allegations that diesel engines in its light-duty trucks included equipment to defeat Environmental... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars

Electric SUVs, cities push, DC fast charging, self-driving Audi: Today's Car News

Today, we've got news on the Jaguar I-Pace and a future all-electric Nissan crossover utility concept, we look at how DC fast charging will evolve, and the role of cities in... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
Nissan IDS concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan electric SUV to be shown as concept car this year

The 2018 Nissan Leaf may be the brand's next electric vehicle to soak up attention, but several reports have indicated that Nissan plans to flesh out its lineup with an... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
Prototype EVgo 350-kw fast-charging station Fremont, CA

DC fast charging for electric cars: what's here, what's coming, what's hype?

Drivers who want to use their electric cars for trips beyond a radius from their home charging site rely on DC fast-charging sites. Now Charged magazine has written a... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
Production-ready Jaguar I-Pace spotted in Monaco

Video shoot shows Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV in production form

The British luxury brand Jaguar, far smaller than any of its three German competitors, may be looking to steal a march on all of them. While Audi revealed a concept version... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in London

Cities lead global push for cleaner, zero-emission cars

Carlos Ghosn, the man behind the Nissan Leaf electric car and now the chairman of the Renault Nissan Alliance, isn't the first to say it. But his recent comment that cities... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2017 Geneva auto show

Subaru plans for all-electric versions of existing model lines

It's now clear that every automaker, no matter how large or small, will have to develop and sell battery-electric vehicles by 2020 to 2025. Companies like GM and Volkswagen... read more May 23, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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