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German government worries carmakers vulnerable to electric-car onslaught

German government worries carmakers vulnerable to electric-car onslaught

Many governments across the globe have enacted stricter emissions standards to curb air pollution and greenhouse gases; others plan to do so. Some have also drafted incentives and other policies to promote zero-emission vehicles, especially electric cars, to encourage the market and help achieve... read more

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Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Electric SUVs, Ford and Trump, Chevy Bolt EV profitability: Today's Car News

Today, we compare three upcoming luxury electric SUVs, Ford plans to ask President-elect Donald Trump to loosen fuel-economy rules, and a new report claims General Motors... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
1996 General Motors EV1

Modern electric cars at 20: from EV1 to Bolt EV, where are we now?

Twenty years ago today, the very first GM EV1 electric cars were delivered to 40 lessees in California in a blaze of publicity. Since then, plug-in electric vehicles have... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM loses $9K on each Chevy Bolt EV to become major player in electric cars: report

With the first cars expected to arrive at a few dealerships before the end of this month, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV could change the electric car landscape. It offers an... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford will ask Trump to cut fuel-economy rules, CEO says; 'no demand' for hybrid, electric cars

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled that existing emissions limits for passenger cars for 2022 through 2025 should remain in place. It's a decision that... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
Non-ethanol gasoline pump

Is ethanol-free gasoline heading for the end of the road?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is struggling with Congress and various corporate interests over the amount of ethanol that will be blended into the U.S. fuel... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Audi e-tron vs Jaguar I-Pace vs Mercedes EQ: electric luxury SUVs compared

After sales of 150,000 or more electric luxury cars from Tesla Motors over four years, the first major wave of long-range electric cars from established luxury automakers is... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Plug-in electric car sales surge in Nov: Volt soars, Prius Prime arrives (final update)

Traditionally, the North American winter months have seen a slowdown in sales of plug-in electric cars—but the rule didn't seem to apply last month. Strong vehicle... read more December 4, 2016 by


 
Gas pump

Carmakers howl about CAFE rules, but regularly beat them; why?

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it would maintain current Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2022 to 2025. The decision was... read more December 4, 2016 by


 
Buick Velite concept, 2016 Guangzhou auto show

Chevy Volt to become Buick Velite in China? Concept car hints at new style (updated)

The current-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid may acquire a new identity for the Chinese market—and perhaps even a new design previewed by a China-only concept... read more December 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Pacifica Hybrid electric ratings, EPA emission rules, Tesla stores, Trump team: The Week in Reverse

Which government agency jolted Washington with a surprise decision that will have a huge impact on future cars? What did Consumer Reports have to say about the Tesla Model X... read more December 3, 2016 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

EPA keeps car-emission rules to 2025; what happens under Trump?

Two days ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a ruling that existing limits on tailpipe emissions of carbon dioxide for 2022 through 2025 should remain in... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

VW electric car plans, 2018 Ford Fiesta, cities ban diesels: Today's Car News

Today, Volkswagen plans to build electric cars in North America, the 2018 Ford Fiesta debuts in Europe, and four capital cities agree to ban diesel vehicles by 2025. All this... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (photo by Rijin, via Wikimedia Commons)

Mayors of 4 capital cities to ban all diesel vehicles by 2025

Even before the Volkswagen diesel scandal, diesel passenger cars were never popular in the U.S. But in other parts of the world—especially Europe—diesels have... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Jeremy Clarkson of The Grand Tour     [publicity photo provided by Amazon]

Jeremy Clarkson seems to know very little about electric cars, sadly

Oh, dear. The things celebrities say. One of three long-time hosts of BBC's long-running "Top Gear" TV show, Clarkson was fired after punching a producer. His costars quit... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Chevrolet's Steve Majoros (R) accepts Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy award for Chevy Bolt EV

Which Green Car Reports articles are most valuable? Poll results

We've now been running a series of Twitter polls for several weeks, and last week we decided to use one poll for a different purpose. We wanted to survey our audience, which... read more December 2, 2016 by


 

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