Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for September 2016

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for September 2016

It's once again time to survey the best deals on hybrid, electric, diesel, and fuel-efficient gasoline cars. With 2017 models arriving in larger numbers, carmakers and dealers are eager to move inventory of leftover 2016 vehicles. We have several 2016 models this month that are about to be... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV first drive: 240 miles in an electric car

We drove a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car 240 miles on a single charge last week. And that was the lowest range achieved among four journalists driving four Bolt EVs... read more September 13, 2016 by

Google's Self-Driving Prius

Bolt EV electric range, innovative transmission, VW diesel buyback tactics: Today's Car News

A startling 238 miles, a few concessions in the Big Easy, and men not wanting to appear feminine. All this and more on Green Car Reports. BREAKING: We've driven the 2017... read more September 13, 2016 by

Nissan unveils New Orleans' first public charging station for electric cars (photo: Richard Read)

New Orleans: Big Easy to make life easier for electric car owners?

New Orleans has a hot-and-cold relationship with environmentally friendly technology. Last week, however, the two were definitely on good terms as the city council voted... read more September 13, 2016 by

Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

Why VW diesel buyback pays owners to keep their cars for two more years

If all goes according to plan, more than 450,000 owners of Volkswagen and Audi sedans, wagons, and hatchbacks with 2.0-liter TDI diesel vehicles from the 2009 through 2015... read more September 13, 2016 by

2016 Nissan Leaf

Men may avoid green products because they seem feminine: hypothesis

Those tasked with selling electric cars and other products friendly to the environment must confront multiple obstacles as they try to win over often-skeptical consumers... read more September 13, 2016 by

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: 238-mile EPA range rating, 119 MPGe combined

There will be a lot riding on the tall, square shoulders of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV when it reaches the first Chevy dealers late this year. It will be the first... read more September 12, 2016 by

Jaguar-Land Rover Classic Ice Drives

Tesla battery secrets, electric-car prices, 2017 BMW i3 REx range: Today's Car News

Electric car prices need to fall (but how much?), Tesla upgrades both its battery architecture and its Autopilot software, and how about that ice driving? All this and more... read more September 12, 2016 by

Tesla Model S P100D

Why new Tesla 100D battery may be crucial for the Tesla Model 3

Last month, when Tesla Motors announced new, even larger battery packs for its Model S sedan and Model X crossover utility vehicle, reaction was less than ecstatic. While... read more September 12, 2016 by

2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 REx: 97-mile electric range, lower efficiency for range-extended model

The 2017 BMW i3 is the most significant update to the groundbreaking electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014. Changes are headlined by a larger... read more September 12, 2016 by

Opel Ampera-e

Green cars at the Paris Motor Show: updated preview

Fall is approaching, which means it's time for the auto-show season to get underway once again. Press days for the 2016 Paris Motor Show begin at the end of this month, and... read more September 12, 2016 by

2016 Nissan Leaf

How low do prices for 200-mile electric cars have to go for success? Poll results

One of the challenges of making and selling electric cars is that their batteries are still expensive. And despite some makers' absorbing losses on the earliest cars, that... read more September 12, 2016 by

The 100,000th Renault electric car is delivered in Norway

Renault delivered its 100,000th electric car on Friday, in Norway

French automaker Renault hasn't sold nearly as many electric cars as its alliance partner Nissan. But Renault has steadily increased its electric-car sales volumes... read more September 12, 2016 by

2016 Nissan Leaf

Electric cars can be 'contagious,' DoE says (solar panels too), but why?

The word "contagious" is often used to describe diseases, but not all contagions are necessarily bad. Studies have found that solar panels can be "contagious," for example... read more September 11, 2016 by

Steve Wozniak and a Chevrolet Bolt EV

Karma redux, Woz luvs Bolt EV, death of diesel, guilty VW engineer: The Week in Reverse

Why did someone who works daily with car dealers call them clueless? And which Silicon Valley luminary unexpectedly said he'd prefer a Chevy over ... a Tesla? This is our... read more September 10, 2016 by

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

First Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty to diesel emission fraud

Almost a year after news of Volkswagen's emissions cheating broke, an engineer pleaded guilty to charges related to the diesel scandal. This is the first time a VW employee... read more September 10, 2016 by


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