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Can we have fully carbon-free electricity by 2100? Predictions vary

Can we have fully carbon-free electricity by 2100? Predictions vary

The future of energy production remains in considerable debate, but some new research provides a more optimistic view for a lower-carbon future. Sources for new and replacement energy production remain uncertain, especially the degree to which renewable sources can replace those based on fossil...

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Bolt EV electric car sales after 6 months: how do they compare?

Last month, 1,642 Chevrolet Bolt EV 238-mile battery-electric hatchbacks found buyers, enough to take the Bolt's six-month aggregate to 7,592 deliveries all told. It was the... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91 Pikes Peak Hill Climb run

Faraday Future FF91: electric luxury sedan sets Pikes Peak record storming up mountain (video)

Faraday Future has seen its share of setbacks following January's reveal of its FF 91 electric luxury car, but it walked away with a victory at the Pikes Peak International... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
Donald J. Trump in November 2016       [photo: The Trump Organization]

Trump claims to 'unleash American energy' in speech full of inaccurate claims

Shortly after announcing his intention to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, President Donald Trump declared the final week in June to be "Energy Week."... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

2017 Tesla Model 3 in pilot production: Musk tweets photos of first car (updated with video)

The 2017 Tesla Model 3 has apparently entered pilot production, following a pair of photos tweeted by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The caption on the first of the two photos, this... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
ebee streelight charging station

Streetlights that charge electric cars arrive in California city

As the market for electric vehicles continues to grow, electric-car infrastructure will need to keep up with the growing population of them. To solve the problem, companies... read more July 9, 2017 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

Volvo electrification; Eco mode hazard; Tesla sales, safety disappoint, Model 3 soon: The Week in Reverse

Which country plans to ban the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles altogether by 2040? What caused Tesla to slam the respected Insurance Institute for Highway Safety? This... read more July 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla's Q2 2017 deliveries fall slightly due to 100-kwh battery shortage (updated)

Tesla delivered slightly more than 22,000 electric cars during the second quarter of the year, split between roughly 12,000 Model S hatchback sedans and about 10,000 Model X... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
2018 Volvo XC60 first drive, Barcelona

Hey, media, get it straight: "electrified" is NOT "electric," and the difference matters

OK, reporters of the world, it's time for a little chat. We know—believe me, we know—that you are cranking out a whole lot of copy, with much less support than... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class production

Bolt EV road trip, electric vs electrified, truck emissions, Oregon incentive: Today's Car News

Today, electric-car sales in Canada, a new purchase rebate in Oregon, the importance of heavy-truck emissions, an ambitious EV road trip, and a car that drove itself off its... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car on Coquilhalla Highway, BC, Canada, May 2017 [Boyd/Hetherington]

Driving a Chevy Bolt EV electric car across Canada, all the way

To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, Barb Hetherington and Buddy Boyd embarked on their maiden voyage to prove electric car travel is feasible in a very large country with... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
Toyota 'Project Portal' proof-of-concept hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi tractor, for Port of LA

Missing piece in global vehicle emission puzzle: heavy trucks

A global push to reduce vehicle emissions and create cleaner air for future generations has been underway for half a century now. However, while many governments around the... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

Oregon passes electric-car purchase rebates up to $2,500; new EV fees delayed to 2020

It's taken a while, but Oregon will now have a state electric-car purchase incentive that largely matches those in its neighbor to the south, California. First discussed... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2016

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, June 2017: Prime time

Toyota made a strong return to the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market in June, selling 144 Prius Prime plug-in hybrids. The tally is all the more remarkable as the... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
Rolls Royce Phantom Experimental Electric 102EX

Tesla vs IIHS, French ban on engines, Non-British Minis, California EV cash: Today's Car News

Today, France will mandate zero-emission cars, Rolls-Royce will skip hybrids, California wants to put more tax money toward electric cars, and Tesla fights with the IIHS over... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
Nicolas Hulot, French minister of ecological transition, announces 2040 ban on vehicles with engines

France plans to ban all gasoline, diesel vehicles by 2040

To most North Americans, the idea of banning all vehicles with internal-combustion engines seems unthinkable. Filling up with gasoline (or diesel) is as American as are... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

CA bill would make up for federal electric-car incentives as they expire

The state of California has a long track record of supporting electric cars and doing everything possible to ensure plug-in vehicles can be obtained by the largest number of... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
MINI E electric car used in vehicle-to-grid test. Photo by University of Delaware/Evan Krape

Electric Mini may not be made in U.K. (but would anyone care?)

Mini, despite being owned by BMW since 1994, has long been a decidedly British brand. But its British roots may be overlooked as a decision on where Mini's electric car is to... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S after IIHS small-overlap frontal crash test, late 2016   [frame from IIHS video]

Tesla slams IIHS after 'Acceptable' Model S test, older NHTSA ratings cited in response

The influential Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released a new round of crash-safety test results, and one of the cars tested was the Tesla Model S electric luxury... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
Teaser for BMW i8 Roadster debuting in 2018

Army fuel-cell Chevy, all-electrified Volvos, Tesla deliveries, Eco setting a hazard? Today's Car News

Today, we've got Tesla sales reports, a first ride in a hydrogen-powered military vehicle, why the 'Eco' setting could be hazardous to your health, and a manufacturer teaser... read more July 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime and 2017 Chevrolet Volt with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker

Plug-in electric car sales for June: Volt passes Prius Prime, Bolt EV rises again

In May, the Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid was the highest-selling car with a plug in the U.S. for only the second time ever. Last month, however, the Chevrolet Volt... read more July 5, 2017 by


 
 

 
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