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VW diesel questions, Tesla Master Plan, Accord Hybrid drive, Prius passe? The Week in Reverse

VW diesel questions, Tesla Master Plan, Accord Hybrid drive, Prius passe? The Week in Reverse

Why did we decide that the Honda Accord Hybrid, our Best Car To Buy three years ago, faces new and tougher competition? And, what new types of electric vehicles is Tesla Motors promising to introduce now? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for... read more

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2016 Mazda 6

Mazda's diesel off the table for U.S., it appears

More than nine months after the Volkswagen emissions scandal first broke, its impact on the U.S. diesel market is still being assessed. It's now becoming clear that VW won't... read more July 21, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW diesel demise, CAFE roadblock, Tesla Autopilot investigations: Today's Car News

Today, read why Volkswagen won't bring its TDI diesel models back to the U.S. anytime soon, why regulators believe the 54.5-mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Why VW killed its TDI diesels in the U.S.: future emission standards

Hell hath no fury like a well-meaning government regulator who's been sneered at and condescended to by executives of one of the world's largest auto companies—only to... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
Smog in Dehli, India (by Flickr user Mfield)

Indian capital to cancel registrations of diesel cars 10 years or older, immediately

India's top environmental court is taking aggressive action to curb air pollution in the country's capital city. New Delhi authorities were ordered by the courts on Monday to... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

VW won't relaunch 'clean diesels' as part of its US core, execs say

Automotive News reported Tuesday that Volkwagen's North American chief said the brand won't bring back most of its diesels to the U.S. anytime soon. “We are not... read more July 19, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Nissan Leaf road trip, 2017 Chevy Bolt EV production, Tesla ends buybacks: Today's Car News

Today, we have a 1,000-mile Nissan Leaf electric-car road trip, a report that the 200-mile 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will start production in October, and the end of Tesla's... read more July 19, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car  [November 2015]

VW battery suppliers, Panasonic battery sales, EU emissions standards: Today's Car News

We have quite a bit of electric-car battery news today. Panasonic and LG Chem emerge as possible battery suppliers for new Volkswagen electric cars, Panasonic predicts demand... read more July 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show

Prius Prime drive, more Tesla Autopilot, BMW electric sales, VW diesel fail: The Week in Reverse

Why are Consumer Reports and electric-car maker Tesla Motors at odds over Autopilot? And, how badly did the California Air Resources Board smack Volkswagen's rejected plan... read more July 16, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat

Tesla's Autopilot not flying past regulators, maybe; 2017 Honda Clarity preview; VW's emissions penalties come into view: Today's Car News

Tesla's Autopilot is scrutinized by more humans, Volkswagen will fund programs to literally (and figuratively) clear the air, the Clarity is clear enough to see—and... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."

What does VW's diesel-pollution mitigation program actually do?

Last month's settlement proposal to resolve the claims of more than 450,000 owners of VW and Audi 2.0-liter diesel cars contains quite a few separate requirements in its... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Dodge Dart

Dodge Dart to die for good in September

The Dodge Dart four-door compact sedan was the first new vehicle created by the combined Fiat and Chrysler companies following the latter's 2009 bankruptcy and... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013

Audi, Porsche, VW 3.0-liter V-6 diesel fix rejected by California regulators

Owners of several of the pricier Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen models fitted with VW's 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine will have to wait a little longer to find out what VW... read more July 14, 2016 by


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Roadster 3.0, 2017 Mazda 3, Chevy Bolt EV to Lyft: Today's Car News

Today, the Tesla Roadster 3.0 battery upgrade ships to customers, the 2017 Mazda 3 compact debuts in Japan, and a new report claims the first 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV buyers... read more July 14, 2016 by


 
2017 Mazda 3 (Japanese spec)

2017 Mazda 3 debuts with new look, improved dynamics

When it comes to compact cars, the Mazda 3 stands out due to its handsome looks and sporty dynamics. Mazda has set out to improve both of these traits with an updated version... read more July 14, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X 60D, Autopilot probe, Toyota diesel disinterest: Today's Car News

Today, the 60-kilowatt-hour Tesla Model X 60D appears, the probe into a fatal crash involving Tesla Autopilot presents challenges to regulators, and Toyota considers phasing... read more July 13, 2016 by


 

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