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Don't start-stop systems wear out your car's starter?

Don't start-stop systems wear out your car's starter?

Some are almost unnoticeable, others make the car shudder each time they activate—but start-stop systems are here to stay. First rolled out in Europe and Asia, where crowded city driving requires cars to spend more time at a standstill, they switch off the engine when the car's not moving... read more

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2017 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X electric car vs Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car: CA road trip

The ability to travel long distances has long been a distinguishing feature of Tesla's luxury electric cars, whose Supercharger fast-charging network now offers access to... read more April 2, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, Santa Barbara, CA, March 2017

Clarity Fuel Cell driven, Bolt EV fast-charged, Trump vs CARB, electric watercraft: The Week in Reverse

Why are two of the very earliest Nissan Leaf owners not happy with their electric car? What can you do personally to cut emissions of climate-change gases that the Trump... read more April 1, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

New Musk venture, Mercedes electrics to come quicker, sensing methane leaks: Today's Car News

Today, we have a new company from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, posh electric delivery vans, and a new sense of urgency from Mercedes-Benz. All this and more on Green Car Reports... read more March 31, 2017 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

Trump's climate-change order: now what happens?

These do not appear to be the best of times for President Donald J. Trump, but his agenda of eliminating regulations and promoting fossil fuels continues to roll out. This... read more March 31, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

VW resolves diesel cheating cases with 10 more U.S. states

Volkswagen Group of America continues to work through a long list of civil and criminal lawsuits over its diesel emission cheating scandal. Yesterday, the company said it had... read more March 31, 2017 by


 
Nissan e-NV200 revolutionizes iconic Harrods fleet

European brands adopt electric delivery trucks: Harrods, Hermes

In the U.S., electric-car advocates and green energy fans have been dealt some setbacks during recent weeks. In Europe, however, the push toward electrification remains as... read more March 31, 2017 by


 
2012 Subaru Impreza hatchback used for Google Street View, modified to gather data on methane leaks

Google Street View car used to spot, quantify methane leaks

Natural gas is growing as a part of the world's grid mix, because its carbon per kilowatt-hour is much lower. But methane leaks that emit large volumes of climate-change gas... read more March 31, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQ electric car concept  [photo: Axel Harries]

Mercedes-Benz electric cars to arrive sooner as urgency increases

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is speeding up its shift towards electrification. The auto-maker remains on track to bolster its portfolio with 10 electric vehicles, but... read more March 31, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, Santa Barbara, CA, March 2017

Tesla software, unhappy Leaf owner, Honda Clarity first drive, Musk says 'no': Today's Car News

Today, we have a drive report on Honda's hydrogen fuel-cell sedan, an unhappy Nissan Leaf owner, and Elon Musk playing stern daddy to an eager Model 3 buyer. All this and... read more March 30, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, Santa Barbara, CA, March 2017

2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell: first drive of hydrogen-powered sedan

There are now three different vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells on sale in California, and we've driven them all. The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is the first one in... read more March 30, 2017 by


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Lessons learned from early electric car: 2011 Nissan Leaf at 90,000 miles

Being a pioneer isn't easy. When you're pioneering new automotive technology, it can be challenging and sometimes costly. Just ask anyone who owned an early turbocharged... read more March 30, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Elon Musk as stern daddy: no central Model 3 speedo, head-up display for you!

Never let it be said that Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn't a man of strong opinions. His tweets are the stuff of legend, his dismissals of hydrogen fuel-cell cars as "fool cells"... read more March 30, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius

How to curb climate change yourself: drive a more efficient car

Given the current political landscape in Washington, it's not unreasonable to worry about the future of U.S. efforts to combat climate change. The Trump Administration has... read more March 30, 2017 by


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

VW diesel-fix woes, Germany's expanding EV network, and Chevy Bolt EV fast charging: Today's Car News

Today, we have Volkswagen TDI models that are "undrivable" following diesel fixes, the true impact of the clean energy industry on the U.S. economy, and news on German and... read more March 29, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ

Fast-charging a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to go on sale in the U.S. That alone makes it a landmark vehicle, and has... read more March 29, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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