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Auto Industry Doing Fine In Meeting Gas-Mileage Goals, It Turns Out

Auto Industry Doing Fine In Meeting Gas-Mileage Goals, It Turns Out

The auto industry came very near to the precipice in 2009, and it agreed to significant new regulations to enable it to step back from the brink. Now, it turns out that it's not only meeting, but actually beating, the required reductions in emissions. That means that, according to the U.S... read more

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Volvo ‘Drive Me’ autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

Competitive Electric Cars, Crossovers With Great Gas Mileage, Tesla Offices: Today's Car News

It's mostly crossovers and electric cars today: We drove the new Subaru Outback, look at when electric cars will be fully competitive with old-fashioned gasoline ones, and of... read more August 4, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Tesla Needs More Office Space Too (It's Not Just The Gigafactory)

It wasn't so long ago--not quite four years, actually--that Tesla's new headquarters and office complex in the foothills of Palo Alto, California, seemed a big and audacious... read more August 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid  -  Quick Drive, July 2014

Ten Compact Crossovers With Great Gas Mileage

Whoever invented the crossover must have been a marketing genius. Few segments have grown as quickly over the last decade than these SUV-like cars that offer greater utility... read more August 4, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

When Will Electric Cars Compete in the Mainstream Market?

Electric-car advocates often take it as an article of faith that electric propulsion will one day compete directly with vehicles powered by fossil fuels. Many would go... read more August 4, 2014 by 


 
Old cars recycled to plant trees [Photo: Flickr user lonely radio]

Buying A New Car Is Greener Than Driving An Old One...Really

You've probably heard it at some point: A friend claims his older vehicle is far greener than the new car with much higher fuel economy you just bought That's because, he... read more August 4, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Prius - 2nd and 3rd gen inverters

Crowdsourcing Electric-Car Innovation: Design Inverter, Win $1 Million From Google

Improving the modern electric drivetrain isn't easy, but it's certainly worthwhile. It's rewarding too, for any one entering the Google and IEEE 'Littlebox Challenge'--a... read more August 4, 2014 by 


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

CA Tesla Owner Calculates That UberX Is Cheaper Than Electric Car

Cheap electricity and reduced maintenance needs make most electric cars cheaper to operate per mile than internal-combustion models, but perhaps that doesn't take things far... read more August 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf - IIHS small front overlap crash test

Volt & Leaf Crashed, Tesla Gigafactory, Three Drive Reports: The Week In Reverse (VIDEO)

Why were reporters sneaking around a Nevada industrial park? And which plug-in electric car didn't do so well on a recent IIHS crash test? This is the Week In Reverse for... read more August 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

July Electric-Car Sales, Tesla Gigafactory Site, BMW i3 Fuel Cell: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: Plug-in electric car sales for July are coming in, Tesla breaks ground at a "potential" Gigafactory site, and will there be a hydrogen fuel-cell... read more August 1, 2014 by 


 
2009 Fisker Karma prototype

Fisker Karma Finnish Production To Resume Following Fixes, New Model Later

The new owners of the Fisker luxury car brand will resume production of the Karma range-extended electric sedan initially at a contractor's factory in Finland--but not until... read more August 1, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

BMW i3 To Get Fuel Cell Version With Toyota Tech?

In 2015, Japanese automaker Toyota will make a fuel-cell vehicle available to the public. It has worked on the project with German firm BMW, itself planning a fuel-cell... read more August 1, 2014 by 


 
2017 Jaguar XE

Volt And Leaf Crash Tests, Cruze Diesel Sales, Tesla Gigafactory Pact: Today's Car News

Small cars and the new IIHS small-overlap crash test: How'd they do? We look at lousy sales of GM's first diesel passenger car in 28 years, a higher-efficiency model of the... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle concept, test ride event, July 2014 [photo: Ben Rich]

Riding The Harley-Davidson LiveWire Electric Motorcycle: News Video

Harley-Davidson may be the most traditional of motorcycle makers. But it's now taken a huge leap into a greener future with its LiveWire electric motorcycle concept... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, test drive in Hell, Michigan

Chevy Cruze Diesel Sales: Mediocre At Best, So Far

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel went on sale almost a year ago, the first diesel passenger car sold by General Motors in 28 years. Hopes were high for the Cruze with the... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt - IIHS small front overlap crash test

IIHS Tests Small Cars On Small Overlap: Volt Does OK, Leaf 'Struggles'

One of the toughest crash tests a car can face is the new small-frontal-overlap, introduced by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2012. By crashing a vehicle so... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
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