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BMW energy storage, Mercedes electric SUV, Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid pulled: Today's Car News

BMW energy storage, Mercedes electric SUV, Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid pulled: Today's Car News

Today, BMW debuts an energy-storage system that uses i3 electric car batteries, a Mercedes-Benz electric SUV concept is expected for the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is pulled form the U.S. for the 2017 model year. All this and more on Green Car Reports. BMW will use i3... read more

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2016 Nissan Leaf

Tesla buys SolarCity, 200-mile Nissan Leaf, replacing an old Toyota Prius: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla Motors moves to buy SolarCity, the next-generation Nissan Leaf is slated to get a larger battery pack and 200 miles of range, and options for replacing an old... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

Has Germany's long love affair with diesels finally collapsed?

It's been 80 years since the first Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicle went into volume production. Over that time, German makers have developed, refined, and promoted the... read more June 22, 2016 by


 
1996 General Motors EV1

Most influential green cars, 2017 BMW i3 details, Leaf vs Prius: Today's Car News

Today, we name the 12 most influential green cars in history, look at additional details on the 2017 BMW i3 electric car, and compare a Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius on cost... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
2001 Toyota Prius Sedan

The 12 most influential green cars in history

The automobile has been with us since 1885, but only over the last 50 years have governments started to face up to its ill effects on the environment. The world's major car... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

Floating Tesla Model S, 2017 EPA testing tweaks, Mercedes wireless charging: Today's Car News

Today, a short video indicates that the Tesla Model S can float, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduces changes to its gas-mileage testing for the 2017... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell prototype

Electric-car sales, plug-in Mercedes fuel-cell SUV, VW diesel delay: The Week in Reverse

Which huge global automaker promised to launch 30 all-electric cars over the next 10 years? And, what unique feature does the fuel-cell powertrain in a future Mercedes-Benz... read more June 18, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

VW diesel owners have lost $1,500 in value on their cars: price analysis

With full details of the Volkswagen diesel cheating settlement postponed again, VW TDI owners have an extra week to contemplate their diesel cars without knowing what they'll... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Volkswagen diesel delay, Toyota hybrid battery costs, Tesla Model X towing: Today's Car News

Today, the deadline for a final Volkswagen diesel settlement is delayed by one week, we look at Toyota hybrid battery-pack costs, and the Tesla Model X reveals shortcomings... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

Volkswagen diesel settlement delayed one more week by judge

Next Tuesday was to be the day when owners of almost half a million Volkswagens and Audis learned the final terms VW would offer them to settle hundreds of lawsuits over its... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Tesla driver monitoring, Nissan Leaf sales decline, VW electric-car plan: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the legality of Tesla's use of driver data, why anticipation of the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt EV may be hurting Nissan Leaf sales, and the Volkswagen... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

Volkswagen's plan to bounce back? 30 electric cars in 10 years

Roughly a week before the automaker is expected to tell a court how it plans to make amends for lying about cheating diesels, Volkswagen announced Thursday a far-reaching... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW 7-Series

Diesel BMW 7-Series won't be sold in U.S., company confirms

For U.S. buyers who want diesel cars, German luxury brands have traditionally offered the widest array of model choices. But in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Plug-in electric car sales, Tesla & Nordstrom, Peabody Coal lobbying: Today's Car News

Today, we look at plug-in electric car sales for May 2016, Tesla plans to sell electric cars in Nordstrom department stores, and Peabody Coal's bankruptcy reveals the extent... read more June 15, 2016 by


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

Bankruptcy shows scope of Peabody Coal's climate denial lobbying

These are tough times for the coal industry. Coal plants are being retired at an increasing rate in North America and Europe, replaced by a combination of natural-gas and... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Rogue

Tesla production rate, Nissan ethanol fuel cell, Blue Crude synthetic diesel: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla says it's building 2,000 cars a week, Nissan says it will develop fuel cells powered by ethanol instead of hydrogen, and Nordic Blue Crude says its synthetic... read more June 14, 2016 by


 

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