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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage driven, CAFE explained, Mercedes electric cars: Today's Car News

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage driven, CAFE explained, Mercedes electric cars: Today's Car News

Today, we take a spin in the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT, explain Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, and look at future electric cars from Mercedes-Benz. All this and more on Green Car Reports. When powertrain efficiency is factored in, electric-car energy density will approach that of... read more

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LAPD Tesla Model S P85D

Germany's incentives, cops in Teslas, Suzuki's woes: Today's Car News

Today, Germany goes ahead with its plan to incentivize plug-in hybrids and EVs, Tesla Model 3 reservations top 373,000 after the dust has settled, Suzuki's woes may be... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla battery talks, 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman, ethanol cuts: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla talks with LG and Samsung about supplying battery cells for the Model 3 electric car, we drive the 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman, and lawmakers draft a bill to limit... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS diesel on hold, facing further EPA scrutiny

Sales of the 2017 Mercedez-Benz GLS350d are on hold in the U.S. while it awaits a certificate of compliance from the EPA, a Mercedes-Benz spokesman said this week. The diesel... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf, Denver, Colorado, Mar 2016  [photo: owner Andrew Ganz]

CO electric-car incentives, renewable diesel, Nikola One semi truck: Today's Car News

Today, Colorado simplifies its electric-car tax incentives, Neste claims very low "well-to-wheels" carbon emissions for its renewable diesel, and the Nikola One is a... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

In Paris, cars compete with other transit modes (and often lose)

In cities across the world, many governments are promoting electric cars as a way to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality. But electric cars aren't the only option... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
2016 Buick Enclave Tuscan Edition

Tesla MI fight, GM gas-mileage error, Toyota Mirai goal: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla continues lobbying to sell its electric cars in Michigan, General Motors stops sales of SUVs due to a fuel-economy reporting error, and the Toyota Mirai aims to... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Tesla deadlines, VW’s V-6 TDI fix, Chevy Bolt EV predictions: The Week In Reverse

At least one analyst thinks GM’s massively underestimating interest in the Chevy Bolt EV. And is it really a surprise that to hear that Elon Musk uses some wishful... read more May 14, 2016 by


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

Tesla's psychology; Volvo's concept; Apple bets on China: Today's Car News

Today, Elon Musk gives us a glimpse at his effective (yet Machiavellian, maybe) management practices, Volvo shows us what may be coming for its V40 and XC40, and Apple puts... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
Teaser for new concept thought to preview upcoming Volvo XC40

New Volvo concepts tease upcoming V40, XC40 compacts

Ahead of their formal unveiling possibly next week, Volvo has teased one of the show cars that is set to preview a far more high-tech range of compact models based on an... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
Apple store

Apple takes a bite out of Uber, invests $1B into chief China rival

Apple will invest $1 billion into Uber's main car-hailing rival in China, Didi Chuxing, the tech company announced Thursday. Reuters reported that the investment will only... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Best-selling Bolt?; Genesis goes green; Audi's big bet: Today's Car News

Today, one analyst seems to think the Chevy Bolt could go gangbusters, Total goes all in on a storage battery maker, and Audi's big bet on electrification (definitely not the... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

VW diesel V-6 fix may be in sight; Tesla in China; Carbon tax crash course: Today's Car News

Today, Volkswagen soon may have new software (and possibly hardware) for tens of thousands of Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche vehicles; CAFE incentives for cleaner vehicles may... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013

Fix for Audi, VW, Porsche V-6 diesels closer to approval: report

Last November, the EPA announced that nearly 100,000 cars and SUVs fitted with VW Group's 3-liter V-6 diesel engines violated the Clean Air Act. The agency said at the time... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

What is a carbon tax and how would it work? A primer

One new policy measure that could get companies to cut their carbon emissions is to put a price on those emissions. Such a "carbon tax" is enthusiastically supported by many... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry

Tesla 500k goal, new-car fuel economy, FCA turbo 4-cylinder: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla aims to produce 500,000 cars per year by 2018, rather than 2020 was originally stated. Also, new-car average fuel economy fell in April, and Fiat Chrysler... read more May 10, 2016 by


 

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