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

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 guaranteed buyback program. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla cancels its guaranteed buyback program in a move meant...

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Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla cancels guaranteed-price buyback program for electric cars

As of July 1, Tesla no longer offers its guaranteed buyback program for electric cars. The program was launched in 2013 to help reassure consumers buying the then-new Model S... read more July 19, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, Napa Valley, California, Jul 2016

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid first drive

The Honda Accord Hybrid was an impressive car when it launched as a 2014 model, but supply constraints frustrated buyers, and the hybrid mid-size sedan actually skipped the... read more July 18, 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


 
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW's big electric-car pledge: LG Chem, Panasonic possible battery partners (updated)

Volkswagen is reportedly considering building its own battery factory as part of a large commitment to electric cars. The company is targeting sales of more than 1 million... read more July 18, 2016 by


 
2015 Peugeot 308 GTI

Peugeot tests Aquarius Engines electric-car range extender

One of the tools automakers use in electric cars to combat drivers' range anxiety is a range-extending gasoline engine. These engines essentially act as generators, providing... read more July 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Peugeot 3008

Europe plans far tighter emission caps for cars, vans after 2021: report

The current set of European Union emissions standards for cars extends to 2021, but regulators are apparently planning a new round of standards to follow. These new standards... read more July 18, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla battery partner Panasonic expects cell sales to double in three years

As the primary battery supplier to Tesla Motors, Panasonic has a secure position as one of the top players in automotive lithium-ion cells. The Japanese electronics company... read more July 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-May 2016

Sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids took a dive in May, but the segment may still have enough momentum to reach a significant milestone in the coming months. May's... read more July 17, 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


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla says Autopilot not turned on in Model X crash NHTSA is investigating (update)

With details about a fatal May 7 crash of a Tesla Model S operating on Autopilot continuing to garner news coverage, more crashes with Autopilot engaged appear to be... 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


 
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

2017 Honda Clarity preview

The 2017 Honda Clarity is a mid-size four-door sedan that will ultimately be offered with three different powertrains. The Clarity Fuel Cell, the first version to launch... 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


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Consumer Reports slams Tesla on Autopilot: 'too much, too soon'

Writers at the respected Consumer Reports were enthusiastic fans of the Tesla Model S electric car they bought and drove for more than a year, using enthusiastic language... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
 

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