Armored Plug-In Hybrid, Mazda Miata, Tesla Battery Life: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Armored Plug-In Hybrid, Mazda Miata, Tesla Battery Life: The Week In Reverse (Video)

What's our new champion for the greenest sports car you can likely afford? And, who's built a plug-in hybrid with armor plating--and why? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, July 31, 2015. Friday, we described the new... read more

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2014 Volkswagen Polo GTI

Tesla Supercharger Side Effects, VW Plug-In Cars, FCA Likes Fuel Cells: Today's Car News

Today, one Tesla Model S owner tries to determine whether using Supercharger DC fast-charging stations can impact battery capacity, a report of possible new plug-in hybrid... read more July 28, 2015 by 

Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Lack Of Innovation Could Doom Battle To Trim Carbon Emissions

Representatives of world governments will meet in Paris this December to discuss a global strategy for combating climate change. But the outlook doesn't appear promising... read more July 28, 2015 by 

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

Tesla Model 3 Rumors, Senate Biodiesel Push, Super-Quick Electric Car: Today's Car News

Today, a new report claims the Tesla Model 3 electric car will be revealed less than a year from now, Senators push for greater volumes of biodiesel in the U.S. fuel supply... read more July 27, 2015 by 

2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

Hydrogen Fueling Troubles, 3000-HP Electric Car, Nissan Leaf Lawsuit: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Why are 70 drivers of hydrogen-powered Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicles so unhappy these days? And, who's planning to test an electric car with 3,000 horsepower? This is our... read more July 25, 2015 by 

Electric vehicle parking by Flickr user aaron_anderer, used under Creative Commons license

Apple BMW i3, IL Enforces Charging Etiquette, Coal Power-Plant Decline: Today's Car News

We've been out driving most of this week, and consequently are down a couple of stories today, but we'll be back at full steam from here on out. In the meantime, consider the... read more July 24, 2015 by 

Electric power plant outside Ithaca, New York

Even More Coal-Fired Power Plants To Be Retired Under Proposed EPA Rules

Among currently used methods for generating electricity, coal is by far the dirtiest. But--in the U.S., at least--it's also on the decline as an energy source. The U.S... read more July 24, 2015 by 

Cal State L.A. Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility

CA Hydrogen Stations, 2016 Hyundai Tucson Driven, 2015 Nissan Leaf Deals: Today's Car News

Today, drivers find that California hydrogen fueling stations often don't work, we sample the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, and the 2015 Nissan Leaf gets bigger discounts. All this... read more July 23, 2015 by 

2016 Hyundai Tucson

2016 Hyundai Tucson: First Drive Of New Compact Crossover SUV

The redesigned 2016 Hyundai Tucson lets its maker mount a new attack on the compact crossover utility segment, where it's lost market share even as sales have soared due to... read more July 23, 2015 by 

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

Porsche Electric Car, Infiniti Q30, Electric Motorcycle Tour: Today's Car News

Today, we have a report that Porsche will unveil an electric concept car at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the first official photo of the Infiniti Q30 compact, and details... read more July 22, 2015 by 

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

Next Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, 3000-HP Venturi Electric Car, Ram Diesel Sales: Today's Car News

Today, why the next Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid could be a game changer, a 3,000-horsepower electric car that could set a new land-speed record, and some puzzling Ram 1500... read more July 21, 2015 by 

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE350e Plug-In Hybrid

Faraday Futures, Tesla Model S Choices, Luxury Plug-In SUVs: Today's Car News

Today, get the details on notable upgrades to the Tesla Model S electric car, the story of a California startup planning an electric car of its own, and the prospects of new... read more July 20, 2015 by 

Toyota Mirai showroom and hydrogen fueling station, Tokyo, Japan, May 2015

Tesla 'Ludicrous' Mode, High-Mile Hybrid, Mirai Signups: The Week In Reverse (Video)

What do Tesla CEO Elon Musk and comedy legend Mel Brooks have in common? And, how many miles can you cover on the original battery pack of a Toyota Prius hybrid? This is our... read more July 18, 2015 by 

Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

How Musk Controls Tesla, Electric-Car Sales, Ethanol Laws: Today's Car News

Today, an explanation of how Elon Musk controls Tesla Motors while owning just 27 percent of the company, a look at global electric-car sales, and a survey of state ethanol... read more July 17, 2015 by 

2013 Nissan Leaf

Used Nissan Leafs, Tesla 'Model M,' Toyota Prius Taxi Endurance: Today's Car News

Today, Consumer Reports says the Nissan Leaf is a good used-car value, renderings of a fake Tesla "Model M" electric motorcycle appear, and a Toyota Prius taxi logs over... read more July 16, 2015 by 

2015 Volvo V60 Polestar - quick drive

Tesla Gigafactory Growth, Carbon-Aluminum Wheels, Polestar Plug-In Hybrids: Today's Car News

Today, see why it's possible the Tesla "Gigafactory" will be even bigger than originally planned, the potential benefits of carbon-aluminum wheels, and what the future holds... read more July 15, 2015 by 


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