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Bill To End U.S. Ethanol Mandate, 2017 Audi R8 e-tron, Hybrid Sales In Flux: Today's Car News

Bill To End U.S. Ethanol Mandate, 2017 Audi R8 e-tron, Hybrid Sales In Flux: Today's Car News

Today, we cover a bill that would end the U.S. ethanol mandate, the reveal of the 2017 Audi R8 e-tron electric car, and a tale of two carmakers and their 2014 hybrid sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Get all of the details on the 2017 Audi R8 e-tron, the production version of Audi's... read more

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Non-ethanol gasoline pump

Senate Bill Introduced To End Ethanol Mandate For Gasoline

A decade ago, the biofuel ethanol was viewed as one way to reduce the nation's consumption of oil for transportation fuel. In 2007, Congress approved the Renewable Fuels... read more February 27, 2015 by 


 
Containers holding spent nucleat fuel [Nuclear Regulatory Commission photo]

Tesla Model S P85D Top Speed, Gigafactory Update, Nuclear Waste As Energy Source: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the performance of the Tesla Model S P85D electric car, progress on Tesla's battery-cell "Gigafactory" in Nevada, and how nuclear waste could potentially be... read more February 26, 2015 by 


 
Nuclear power plant, by Flickr user Paul J Everett (Used under CC License)

Nuclear Waste Could Offer Carbon-Free Energy, Scientists Suggest

In the 1950s, U.S. scientists and policymakers were excited about a new form of carbon-free energy--although not one that's generally considered green today. It was nuclear... read more February 26, 2015 by 


 
Tesla battery gigafactory site, Reno, Nevada, Feb 25, 2015  [photo: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Bob Tregilus]

Tesla Gigafactory: New Photos Show Progress On Battery Plant In Nevada

To be able to build and sell its planned $35,000 Tesla Model 3 electric sedan, Tesla Motors must first build its lithium-ion cell "gigafactory" in Nevada and then test and... read more February 26, 2015 by 


 
Toyota Camry Hybrid battery pack repair by Imgur user scoodidabop

Toyota Camry Hybrid Battery: Electrician Spent $10, Not $4,000, To Fix

Who said modern cars are too complicated to work on at home? Some hybrid cars have been on the road for more than a decade now, but every vehicle needs some kind of... read more February 26, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Is Tesla Model S P85D The World's Fastest Sedan? Top Speed Test Needed

Even 10 years ago, the idea of a “family sedan” that could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds was something between a rarity and a fantasy. Even... read more February 26, 2015 by 


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Pickup Fumes: Technical Service Bulletin For 4x2 Trucks: UPDATE

With the highest rated fuel economy of any full-size pickup truck, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has been a smash hit for Fiat Chrysler's truck brand. But now the company has... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai construction at Motomachi plant

Tesla 'Best Overall' Vehicle, 2016 Toyota Mirai Factory, Georgia Electric-Car Tax Credit Threat: Today's Car News

Today, the Tesla Model S once again nabs Consumer Reports' "Best Overall" vehicle honor, the 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car gets built in small batches in Japan... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
National Drive Electric Week 2014: Atlanta. Photo by Michael Beinenson.

Bill To Kill Georgia's Electric-Car Tax Credit Rises From The Dead

State politics can be a funny thing. Last week, a Georgia House bill to end the state's $5,000 tax credit for purchase or lease of a battery-electric vehicle was voted down... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
Continental eHorizon cloud-to-car system

Continental 'Cloud-To-Car' Navigation Boosts Fuel Efficiency By 3 Percent

Carmakers are working to optimize virtually ever part of new models for fuel efficiency. Soon, that may even include the navigation system. German automotive supplier... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S in Albuquerque's 'snowstorm' during NY-to-California road trip  [photo: David Noland]

Consumer Reports: Tesla Model S 'Best Overall' Again In 2015

Well, Tesla Motors seems to have done it again. For the second year in a row, Consumer Reports has named the Tesla Model S its "Best Overall" vehicle to buy for 2015. DON'T... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric pickup truck by Kollé

First Electric Pickup Truck: Renault Kangoo ZE Not For U.S. (Forbidden Fruit)

The field of electric cars is gradually growing more diverse, but so far no automaker has built an electric pickup truck and put it on sale. Now there is one, although it... read more February 25, 2015 by 


 
2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

2016 Chevy Volt Powertrain, EPA Fuel-Economy Testing Changes, Mazda Diesel Still Delayed: Today's Car News

Today we detail the 2016 Chevrolet Volt powertrain, look at new guidelines for EPA fuel-economy testing, and update the saga of the Mazda 6 diesel sedan. All this and more on... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid - details of Voltec drivetrain from SAE presentations, Feb 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt Powertrain: How It Works In Electric, Hybrid Modes

The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is sleeker, has more electric range, higher gas mileage, a fifth seat, and should be both faster and quieter on the road. But while GM hasn't... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai

How Many Hydrogen Cars For Northeast U.S.? 10,000 In 10 Years, Plan Says

California is already home to the nation's sole hydrogen fueling infrastructure, and funds are in place to build more such stations over the next few years. That's why the... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 

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