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Hyundai's Updated Hybrid Six-Speed Transmission: For Plug-In Hybrids Too?

Hyundai's Updated Hybrid Six-Speed Transmission: For Plug-In Hybrids Too?

Hyundai announced a new six-speed automatic transmission for upcoming hybrid cars at its annual International Powertrain Conference in Namyang, South Korea. The carmaker says it was able to integrate almost all of the hybrid components--including an electric motor--into the transmission, increasing...

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Taxi Electric Tesla Model S taxi in Amsterdam

Tesla Taxis In Holland Follow Norway In All-Electric Green Cabs

The Tesla Model S electric car has garnered plenty of praise from individual owners, but a handful of operators are finding that it works pretty well as a taxi, too. Model S... read more October 28, 2014 by 


 
Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2015 award

Which Car Should Be Named Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2015? (Poll)

New-car ratings, driving impressions, and a lot of lengthy discussions go into picking our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award winner each year. We explained our process... read more October 28, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

BC's Electric-Car Charging Stations: 2 Years Of Data And What It Tells Us

British Columbia's public charging stations got twice as busy in the past year, roughly tracking the increase in the Canadian province's plug-in electric vehicle population... read more October 28, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Gasoline Prices Continue To Fall, Almost At Four-Year Low: Report

If you're reading this while preparing for you morning commute, take solace in the fact that it's likely costing you a little less to drive to work than it did at this time... read more October 28, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

2016 Chevrolet Volt To Use New 1.5-Liter Four As Range Extender Engine

Later today, details about the powertrain of the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt will be released when GM CEO Mary Barra speaks to the Detroit Economic Club. But a GM press release... read more October 28, 2014 by 


 
2016 Mazda 2 (Japan-spec)

Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominees, Iowa Tesla Rally, 2016 Mazda CX-3 LA Debut: Today's Car News

We kick off the week with the nominees for our 2015 Best Car To Buy award, followed by Minnesota Tesla owners' creative workaround of an Iowa test-drive ban, and a report... read more October 27, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid

2015 Ford C-Max Ads To Downplay Twice-Cut Gas Mileage, Focus On Fun, Tech

Offered in North America only with hybrid powertrains, the Ford C-Max hatchback was supposed to give its maker a high-profile, high-efficiency model to compete with the... read more October 27, 2014 by 


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Can Design Tesla-Like Electric Car, CEO Says; Does Higher-Power Charging Push Mean It May?

Ford's CEO, Mark Fields, told Wall Street financial analysts Friday that the company had the product development staff and engineering ability to build an electric car like a... read more October 27, 2014 by 


 
Teaser for Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover

2016 Mazda CX-3 Subcompact SUV To Debut At LA Auto Show: Report: UPDATED

Mazda's entry into the growing subcompact crossover segment is almost here. The Japanese carmaker has hinted at a crossover that would slot below the CX-5 in its lineup, and... read more October 27, 2014 by 


 
Minnesota Tesla Model S owners demonstrate their cars in Urbandale, Iowa, Oct 2014  [KCCI 8 video]

Minnesota Tesla Owners Show Banned Model S To Iowa Electric-Car Shoppers

Suppose auto dealers in a neighboring state pressured their DoT to make Tesla Motors stop giving test drives of its Model S electric car--the same kind it now offers in more... read more October 27, 2014 by 


 
Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2015 award

Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy: The Nominees (Video)

It's time once more for our annual Best Car To Buy award. It's the fifth time we've chosen the one car or lineup, newly introduced for this model year, that represents the... read more October 27, 2014 by 


 
BMW X5 e-Drive plug-in hybrid prototype, test drive, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, April 2014

Greener Hyundai Sonatas, Hydrogen Competors, Tougher EPA: The Week In Reverse (Video)

What's the EPA doing to ensure the accuracy of its gas-mileage ratings? And, which kinds of cars will really compete with the hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles coming onto the... read more October 26, 2014 by 


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

The Videos Car Dealers Hate: Is It 'Haggling' Or 'Negotiating'?

Car dealers often come in for criticism, especially among electric-car advocates and Tesla Motors supporters who have watched state dealership lobbying groups make Tesla's... read more October 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco Driven, Toyota Sells Tesla Stock, Electric-Car Road Trips: Today's Car News

Today we take a quick drive of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco mid-size sedan, report on Toyota's sale of Tesla Motors stock, and see when cross-country electric-car road trips... read more October 24, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S in Florida, during New York to Florida road trip [photo: David Noland]

Cross-Country Electric-Car Trips: Reality For A Few, Getting Closer For Many

The idea of traveling long distances in electric cars that have to be recharged after only 70 or 80 miles--or even 250 miles--may seem absurd to some. But while even the... read more October 24, 2014 by 


 
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