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States have a battle plan if Trump rolls back fuel-economy, emission rules

States have a battle plan if Trump rolls back fuel-economy, emission rules

The Trump Administration has had a challenging start on numerous fronts, but its work to slash emission rules and eliminate regulations continues. The EPA administrator, climate-science denier Scott Pruitt, has said he isn't "currently" planning to target California's ability to set its own...

June 22, 2017 by -
 
2018 Toyota Camry LE Hybrid

Tesla Autopilot video, 2018 Camry Hybrid, electric-car prices, Model 3 numbers: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a pair of Tesla stories, a lot about the new 2018 Toyota Camry lineup (hybrid included), and some good news about electric-car prices. All this and more on... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE, Willamette Valley, Oregon, June 2017

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid first drive

The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient version of all-new range of Toyota's popular mid-size sedan, its best-selling vehicle in the U.S. until very recently... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf plugged in to recharge   [photo: John C. Briggs]

Electric cars will cost less to buy than regular cars by 2025: analysis

Studies have shown that electric vehicles have a number of strikes against them in the minds on consumers who don't know much about them. Range anxiety, the lack of electric... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
Tesla Autopilot 2 Perpendicular Park

Is the latest Tesla Autopilot 'smooth as silk' as Musk claims? Video shows results

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that the latest iteration of Autopilot would be the most refined variation of the software yet. In fact, the Tesla chief recently tweeted that... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
First release candidate Tesla Model 3 electric car, from video tweeted by Elon Musk, March 2017

How many Tesla Model 3s will be delivered by Dec 31? Poll results

With photos of Tesla Model 3 test cars now popping up regularly, it seems likely that some number of Tesla's lower-priced all-electric sedan will roll off the production... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

NTSB on Tesla crash, electric VW Microbus, Ioniq demand, diesel ban: Today's Car News

Today, we've got news on last summer's Tesla Autopilot crash that killed a driver, high demand for the Hyundai Ioniq, all-wheel-drive fuel economy, and a new, all-electric VW... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV crash

2017 Chevy Bolt EV rated a Top Safety Pick by IIHS

The Chevrolet Bolt EV has just been awarded a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This makes it the first electric car from the 2017 model... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sport Wagon, New York City, Jun 2014

What AWD vehicle has the highest fuel economy?

"I want a fuel-efficient car, but I live in a snowy area, and won't buy one without all-wheel drive; what's the best?" It's a question we hear often. Whether or not you agree... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla driver killed in Autopilot crash ignored repeated warnings, NTSB says

The National Transportation Safety Board has published its first findings after investigating a fatal highway crash in 2016 involving a Tesla Model S and a tractor trailer... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Demand for Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, electric models higher than expected, company says

The issue first came to light in a question from a reader. It boiled down to this: "What's going on with the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, and why can't I get one at my local... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
A semi-autonomous BMW 5 Series, on the highway outside of Munich

Even BMW's hometown may ban older diesel cars

Diesel-powered vehicles are facing a tough road ahead as more European cities move to ban older, dirtier, oil-burning cars. Diesel has long been the preferred fuel of... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

All-electric VW ID Buzz Microbus confirmed for production

Working to redirect attention from its diesel-emission scandal—soon to wind down in the U.S. but ongoing in Europe—Volkswagen Group has talked a lot about its... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Bolt EV ad, EPA vs California, U.S. Senate electric cars, China emissions advice: Today's Car News

Today, we've got news on this year's electric Bolt EV (an ad!), the Senate's former electric cars (more than a century ago), a stand-down by EPA head and climate-denier Scott... read more June 19, 2017 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Trump EPA backs away from attacking California emission waiver

Sometime between March 1 and 7, a specific page vanished from the website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Amidst coverage of the removal of the word "science"... read more June 19, 2017 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

How California and China plan to push for millions of zero-emission vehicles

California has long been the nation's leader in zero-emission vehicles, with initiatives dating more than two decades. Now the Golden State is partnering with China, the... read more June 19, 2017 by


 
2017 Renault Zoe

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-April 2017

Electric vehicle sales are holding steady in Europe; the latest sales data shows popular battery electric vehicles remain popular. Plug-in hybrids continue to hold their own... read more June 19, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV newspaper ad, The Washington Post, June 16, 2017

Yes, ads for the Chevy Bolt EV electric car do actually exist; here's one

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV isn't yet available in all states, but it's been on sale in California for six months now. While Chevy has said all along it will market the... read more June 19, 2017 by


 
One of two 1909 Studebaker electric cars built for underground use [Architect of the U.S. Capitol]

The US Senate once had its own electric cars: two Studebakers that ran underground

One advantage of electric cars is that unlike gasoline or steam cars, they have no emissions. More than a century ago, that was why the U.S. Capitol acquired two custom-built... read more June 18, 2017 by


 
Tesla owners & supporters gather in Statehouse in Austin to support company [photo: John Griswell]

2018 Leaf, used Tesla prices, Ram diesel worries, Bolt EV road trip: The Week in Reverse

Why did a Chevy Bolt EV buyer have to drive his car more than 800 miles just to pick up his electric car? Which state seems to be trolling Tesla, again, by locking its cars... read more June 17, 2017 by


 
2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2017 Geneva auto show

Used Tesla prices, Pacifica Hybrid recall, electric mail vans, solar energy jobs: Today's Car News

Today, electric postal vans, jobs in renewable energy, better used Tesla prices, and a plug-in hybrid minivan recall. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Fully electric... read more June 16, 2017 by


 
 

 
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