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2016 Chevy Volt Powertrain, EPA Fuel-Economy Testing Changes, Mazda Diesel Still Delayed: Today's Car News

2016 Chevy Volt Powertrain, EPA Fuel-Economy Testing Changes, Mazda Diesel Still Delayed: Today's Car News

Today we detail the 2016 Chevrolet Volt powertrain, look at new guidelines for EPA fuel-economy testing, and update the saga of the Mazda 6 diesel sedan. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Fisker Automotive will be renamed Elux, but won't put the Karma sedan back on sale until next year at the...

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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012

Ford Hikes Cash Incentives On Last 2014 C-Max Hybrid, Energi Models

Last week, Ford cut prices on both the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of its 2016 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan. This week, the company is cutting costs for consumers in a... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

EPA Issues New Guidelines For Automaker Fuel-Economy Testing

In the wake of multiple incidents of misstated window-sticker ratings, government regulators are reevaluating how carmakers test for fuel economy. The U.S. Environmental... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

Fisker To Be Renamed Elux, New Karma Not On Sale Before Next Year

Chinese maker Wanxiang, which bought the defunct Fisker Automotive out of bankruptcy, will rename the carmaker Elux, according to a Reuters report this morning. The company... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Tesla Goes Solar, China Vs. U.S. Electric-Car Sales, Acura CDX Rumor: Today's Car News

The sun is shining in our neck of the woods today, but Tesla Motors could also use some at its nearly-finished, solar-powered Supercharger, retail store, and service center... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

Growing Corporate Power Counters Climate-Change Action, So Reframe Debate, Book Suggests

It's no secret that environmental demands and regulations pose an inconvenience for large corporations--but what if the problem is more fundamental than that? Beyond... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

Will China Overtake The U.S. In Electric-Car Sales This Year?

Modern plug-in electric cars have been on sale in the U.S. since December 2010, and in China even longer. The BYD F3DM, a compact plug-in hybrid sedan, went into very limited... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Gas Prices To Rise Again, So Fuel Economy Crucial In New Cars, Consumers Say

The recent drop in gas prices has led many analysts to believe that sales of fuel-efficient gasoline models, hybrids, and even plug-in electric cars will take a nosedive... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
Workhorse Walk-In van, now produced by Amp Holdings and electrically powered

Amp Electric's Workhorse Wants To Be 'Tesla Of Trucks' For Electric Delivery Vans

Aside from economic recession and cautious buyers, one of the biggest challenges for companies that want to sell electrified commercial trucks turns out to be ... making or... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
2016 Honda HR-V

Acura CDX Trademarked: Small Luxury Crossover Based On Honda HR-V To Come?

The 2016 Honda HR-V subcompact crossover hasn't quite made it to U.S. showrooms, but there is already speculation that it could spawn a related model. Specifically, that... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
Screenshot from "Breaking Up With Fossil Fuels Is Hard To Do," video: Environmental Policy Alliance

Tesla Battery Life, Volvo Plug-In Hybrid, Fossil-Fuel Girlfriend: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Why are fossil fuels like your girlfriend? And which carmaker will offer the world's very first seven-seat plug-in hybrid SUV? This is our video look back at the Week In... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger site with photovoltaic solar panels, Rocklin, California, Feb 2015

Tesla's First Solar-Powered Supercharger-Store-Service Center Is Almost Ready

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has rapidly been opening Supercharger DC fast-charging stations throughout the U.S. and outside the country. But despite its goal of providing... read more February 22, 2015 by 


 
Angry Driver with Road Rage

Top 5 Ways To Get Flamed, Moderated, Or Banned In Comments On Green Car Reports

Remember when your parents sat you down to have a little chat about how you should behave? It may be time for us to have one of those chats with a small fraction of our... read more February 21, 2015 by 


 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

Tesla Skeptics, Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid MIA, Biofuel Debate: Today's Car News

We're a little light today due to travel-related scheduling issues, but regular service will resume for the weekend and next week. In the meantime, we've got some negative... read more February 20, 2015 by 


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Will Biofuels Growth Require Cutting Down Forests? At Scale, Yes, Report Says

Would dramatically cutting emissions be worthwhile if it meant cutting down the world's forests to do it? That appears to be the dilemma faced by policymakers when it comes... read more February 20, 2015 by 


 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, Irvine, CA, Aug 2013

Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid: Missing In Action, Or Just Slow-Selling?

The Nissan Pathfinder crossover utility vehicle seems to be doing well for Nissan, following its 2013 reinvention as a seven-seat family vehicle rather than the tough... read more February 20, 2015 by 


 
 

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