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Germany To Boost Incentives Toward 1-Million Electric-Car Goal By 2020?

Germany To Boost Incentives Toward 1-Million Electric-Car Goal By 2020?

When it comes to electric-car incentives, Germany hasn't had policies as aggressive as those in some other European countries. Yet Germany has a goal of putting 1 million plug-in cars on its roads by 2020. Today, it's a long way from meeting that goal. RELATED: Belatedly, Germany Follows... read more

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Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

Tesla Customer Satisfaction, Toyota Prius Owner Loyalty, CA Electric-Car Sales: Today's Car News

Today's news is all about buyer enthusiasm for green cars. The Tesla Model S tops the annual Consumer Reports customer satisfaction index, owner loyalty is expected to keep... read more December 4, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Nov: Leaf Grows, Volt Wanes (FINAL UPDATE)

Sales of plug-in electric cars continued at a steady pace in November, reflecting continued strong vehicle sales of all types in the U.S. market. The Nissan Leaf set a new... read more December 4, 2014 by 


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

Dealer Chains May Still Hate Tesla, But Now They're Learning From It

Auto-dealer groups are fighting Tesla Motors' direct-sales model in a state-by-state battle, fostering legislation to outlaw the electric-car maker's company-owned stores... read more December 4, 2014 by 


 
2016 Mazda 6

Mazda 6 Diesel Sedan Still Planned, But More Oomph Needed, Company Says

U.S. sales of the Mazda 6 sedan equipped with the Skyactiv-D diesel engine are looking more and more like a case of "close, but no cigar." Mazda has continually delayed... read more December 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 Toyota Prius C

Californians Now Buy A Plug-In Electric Car For Every 2 Hybrids

The difference between electric cars and "electrified" cars has tripped up numerous reporters, carmakers, and analysts over the years. Electric cars plug into the wall and... read more December 4, 2014 by 


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

Low Gas Prices Won't Affect Loyal Owners As 2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid Looms

In the auto industry, it's generally assumed that as gas prices drop, so do sales of green cars. Most consumers consider switching to more fuel-efficient, hybrid, or plug-in... read more December 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports Customer Satisfaction Index, Again

More than two years after its launch, it seems owners are still in love with the Tesla Model S electric car. The Tesla sedan topped Consumer Reports' annual customer... read more December 4, 2014 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

Workplace Charging, Hydrogen Car Tax Credit, Exhaust-Powered Generator: Today's Car News

Today we've got reports on the growth of workplace electric-car charging, impeding expiration of the Federal hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle tax credit, and a new hybrid... read more December 3, 2014 by 


 
Kandi electric car (Image: Kandi Technologies Group)

China Overtook U.S. In Monthly Electric-Car Sales Two Months Ago

China has been the world's largest auto market for several years now, with 18 million passenger cars and another 4 million commercial vehicles sold there last year. But until... read more December 3, 2014 by 


 
First 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell delivered to lessee at Tustin Hyundai, June 2014

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle Tax Credit Expires This Month: Will It Be Renewed?

Financial and other incentives are widely viewed as a good way to kickstart the adoption of new green vehicles, largely to compensate for their higher prices against... read more December 3, 2014 by 


 
Zijing Qingyuan Armored Spherical Cabin Electric Patrol Vehicle. Photo by CarNewsChina.com.

Armored Electric Chinese Police Patrol Car Is ... Words Fail Us

Here's an electric car whose designers thought outside the box... literally. It may look like Buckminster Fuller's interpretation of the Popemobile, but this is actually one... read more December 3, 2014 by 


 
Jaguar XJR-15 equipped with YGK EER-Hybrid system

Not Just Turbocharging: Exhaust Gases Can Generate Electricity, Too

The exhaust gases shooting out the tailpipes of internal-combustion cars aren't just a form of pollution, they also represent wasted energy. One way to use some of that... read more December 3, 2014 by 


 
MetLife electric-car charging station for employee use - Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Workplace Charging Doubles in Two Years, 90% Of Charging Stations Full

It's clear that more public charging stations are needed to boost the practicality of driving electric cars. And it turns out that a good place to put those stations is the... read more December 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

November Plug-In Car Sales, Route 66 Goes Electric, WA Electric-Car Incentives: Today's Car News

We've got news from all across the U.S. today. Illinois announces a plan to electrify Route 66 by adding public charging stations, Washington state mulls electric-car... read more December 2, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Wisconsin: Higher Taxes For Hybrids, Electrics For Not Burning Enough Gas To Fund Road Repairs?

It's not news that the roads and bridges in many states are falling into disrepair. Much of the money to fund maintenance of this infrastructure comes from taxes on fuel, but... read more December 2, 2014 by 


 
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