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

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

The first quarter of 2017 is now behind us, which means we get to take a peek at the European plug-in electric vehicle sale numbers. The year-to-date numbers show a significant growth in sales for most electric models, according to the recent European Alternative Fuels Observatory report. The...

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Limited, Catskill Mountains, NY, May 2017

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: gas mileage review

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq comes in two versions: a nationally distributed hybrid-electric version, and an all-electric model that will be sold mostly in California and a handful... read more May 12, 2017 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Russia falls further behind in renewable energy as oil keeps Putin in power

It's difficult to invest in renewable, alternative sources of energy when state-run oil pays the bills. And it's even harder for renewable energy when gasoline is all but... read more May 12, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

California to test electric-car 'point of purchase' rebate for electric cars

It's clear that incentives to buy specific cars work best when they can be applied directly at the time of sale. That's why purchase rebates are widely preferred by... read more May 12, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Extent of Volkswagen diesel deceit detailed in new book

It's getting close to two years since Volkswagen admitted it had installed "defeat device" software on hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles sold in the U.S. The fact that... read more May 12, 2017 by


 
Image from 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric-car ad by Ourisman Chevrolet, Rockville, Maryland

Low-budget Chevy Bolt EV dealer ad normalizes electric cars

Ah, local car-dealer ads on television. You've likely seen them, usually during the local ad minute on national shows, often late at night or in the cheaper slots. They're... read more May 12, 2017 by


 
Brand new Porsche 918 Spyder for sale with Weissach package

Electric cars go to D.C., green-car deals, Tesla vs dealers (again), EPA court ruling: Today's Car News

Today, a rare Porsche plug-in hybrid surfaces, we've got the month's green-car deals, Tesla is battling car-dealer lobbyists (again!), and advocates take electric cars to... read more May 11, 2017 by


 
Senator Rob Portman drives Chevrolet Bolt EV

Advocacy group takes electric cars to Capitol Hill to inform lawmakers

The best way to change perceptions about electric cars is to put novices in the driver's seat—quite literally in this sense. The advocacy group Plug In America went to... read more May 11, 2017 by


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

Tesla faces battle over direct sales to buyers in Connecticut

Another month, another Tesla battle with auto-dealer lobbyists in another state—or so it seems in the company's ongoing battle to sell electric cars online directly to... read more May 11, 2017 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf SL and 2016 Toyota Prius Three, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

Buyers in Trump-voting states reject green cars, which surge in Western states

If you're a journalist, it's almost impossible to ignore political news these days. So if readers can resolutely avoid national and local coverage of politics, consider... read more May 11, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford C-Max

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for May 2017

It's time to take a look at the best deals on hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient cars for the month of May, and as new-vehicle sales slow, there are plenty of deals to be... read more May 11, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

Ruling that EPA must regulate carbon emissions: now 10 years old

Anniversaries often provide an opportunity to reflect on important past events, review what has happened since, and reflect upon the future. April 2 of this year marks the... read more May 11, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91 video

Two-Bolt EV family, RAV4 prices, diesel not dead, EPA shenanigans: Today's Car News

Today, some updates to add detail to popular articles, lower prices on some Toyota RAV4 crossovers, why diesel is far from dead, and an Oregon family whose only vehicles are... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell prototype

Mercedes denies CEO said it will turn away from hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles (updated)

Large global automakers customarily pursue research into multiple types of technologies and future powertrains at the same time. Sometimes they pan out, sometimes they don't... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
Natural gas flaring from oil well [licensed under Creative Commons from Flickr user Sirdle]

EPA science advisers axed; execs from regulated industries to replace them (updated)

While much of the nation's capital is preoccupied with the unpredictable Trump administration and its possible ties to Russia, the fate of the Environmental Protection Agency... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Which carmakers show CA 2025 zero-emission vehicle rules already within reach? (updated)

The sales growth of electric cars has made strides in recent years, and California's Zero-Emission Vehicle mandate has much to do with that. The program adopted by the... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
Diesel fuel pump

Reports of diesel's death are greatly exaggerated

The fallout from the Volkswagen diesel scandal has cost the fuel plenty of not-so-great headlines, but the idea that diesel will soon die off entirely for passenger vehicles... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars outside dealership    [photo: Patrick Reid]

This family has two Chevy Bolt EV electric cars, uses no gas at all

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car to offer a range of more than 200 miles, something previously offered only by pricey Tesla luxury cars... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

Electric-car charging fraud, Mercedes MPG, 2017 Rogue Sport, EPA axes science: Today's Car News

Today, a transmission dies, a smaller crossover appears, Oregon wants to give car salespeople money, and the fossil-fuel industry may soon apparently run the EPA. All this... read more May 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic, Finger Lakes region, NY, April 2017

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300: gas mileage review

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury sedan is hardly viewed as green, even if it'll soon have a plug-in hybrid version offered in small numbers. But driving the most recent... read more May 9, 2017 by


 
Kongsberg Maritime autonomous boat concept

If autonomous electric cars are coming, why not ships too?

Vehicle engineering and development focuses heavily on passenger cars and light trucks, but what about other forms of transportation? In an effort to cut congestion on its... read more May 9, 2017 by


 
 

 
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