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California Green-Car Tax Cut, Nissan Leaf Reliability, Gen Z Car Buyers: Today's Car News

California Green-Car Tax Cut, Nissan Leaf Reliability, Gen Z Car Buyers: Today's Car News

Today, read about the California bill that would cut the state sales tax for the newest green vehicles, how a 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car has fared after four years on the road, and why the next generation of car buyers may place particular emphasis on fuel efficiency. All this and more on Green... read more

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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 


 
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 


 
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 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Tesla Goes Solar, China Vs. U.S. Electric-Car Sales, Acura CDX Rumor: Today's Car News

The sun is shining in our neck of the woods today, but Tesla Motors could also use some at its nearly-finished, solar-powered Supercharger, retail store, and service center... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
Screenshot from "Breaking Up With Fossil Fuels Is Hard To Do," video: Environmental Policy Alliance

Tesla Battery Life, Volvo Plug-In Hybrid, Fossil-Fuel Girlfriend: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Why are fossil fuels like your girlfriend? And which carmaker will offer the world's very first seven-seat plug-in hybrid SUV? This is our video look back at the Week In... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
Angry Driver with Road Rage

Top 5 Ways To Get Flamed, Moderated, Or Banned In Comments On Green Car Reports

Remember when your parents sat you down to have a little chat about how you should behave? It may be time for us to have one of those chats with a small fraction of our... read more February 21, 2015 by 


 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

Tesla Skeptics, Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid MIA, Biofuel Debate: Today's Car News

We're a little light today due to travel-related scheduling issues, but regular service will resume for the weekend and next week. In the meantime, we've got some negative... read more February 20, 2015 by 


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

2016 Volvo XC90 Plug-In Driven, Electric-Car Sales, Prius No Longer CA Bestseller: Today's Car News

Today, check out our first drive review of the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 "Twin Engine" plug-in hybrid, more evidence that low gas prices don't affect electric-car sales, and the... read more February 19, 2015 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Gigafactory Spending, Carbon-Capturing Power Plant, Koch Brothers Back Direct Sales: Today's Car News

Today, find out how much money Tesla has spent on "Gigafactory" construction in Nevada so far, see details of a new carbon-capturing power plant in Mississippi, and find out... read more February 18, 2015 by 


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

Coal Power Plant That Can Capture Carbon To Open In Mid-2016

As more plug-in electric cars hit the road, the infrastructure used to generate electricity will need to be increasingly scrutinized. The most straightforward way to get... read more February 18, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Tesla Battery Life, 2015 Chevy Colorado Demand, New U.S.P.S. Mail Truck: Today's Car News

Today we look at Tesla Model S electric-car battery life, anticipated demand for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck, and the U.S. Postal Service's plan to... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Tesla P85D Vs Dodge Hellcat Rematch, Fossil-Fuel Agitprop: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: lithium-sulfur batteries hold promise for electric cars, a Dodge Challenger Hellcat driver recovers from his loss to a Tesla Model S P85D, and a... read more February 16, 2015 by 


 
Screenshot from "Breaking Up With Fossil Fuels Is Hard To Do," video: Environmental Policy Alliance

Adorable, Helpful Fossil Fuels Are Your Loving Girlfriend--Don't Betray Her: Video

The Soviets used to call it agitprop--various forms of media and art with an explicitly political message--but now it's paid for by large corporations, to backstop their... read more February 16, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D  [photo: owner George Parrott]

Tesla Trade-In, Kia AWD Hybrid, Fiat 500X Spy Shots: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Why did our Tesla-owning author trade in his perfectly good Model S electric car? And which carmaker's executive all but confirmed our theory about some spy shots we ran?... read more February 15, 2015 by 


 

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