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How much would relaxing U.S. fuel-economy rules matter? Poll results

How much would relaxing U.S. fuel-economy rules matter? Poll results

One of the earliest acts of the Trump Administration was to announce that it would re-examine emission rules finalized by the EPA in the waning days of the Obama Administration. Making good on that promise, EPA administrator (and climate-science denier) Scott Pruitt reopened the commenting period...

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2018 Honda Fit

2018 Honda Fit: new safety features, style update, Sport model added

Honda's smallest of vehicles—the Fit hatchback—has received some incremental updates for the new model year. The 2018 Honda Fit now has updated styling... read more June 12, 2017 by


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

Bill in NY legislature would let Tesla quadruple store locations in state

Tesla's five New York state stores could increase four-fold should a new piece of legislation pass the state legislature. The bill calls for an increase "certificates of... read more June 12, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota C-HR

Some crossover SUVs get easier fuel-economy rules, others don't

What's a truck? If you tell your average suburban family that they're hauling their kids to school and sports practices in a truck, many will push back. "It's an SUV," you'll... read more June 12, 2017 by


 
Teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf debuting in 2017

2018 Nissan Leaf: rumored timing, steps for U.S. rollout

With the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV on the market since December and Tesla Model 3 deliveries said to start within a few months, the upcoming 2018 Nissan Leaf is in danger of... read more June 12, 2017 by


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

Chevy Bolt EV: nationwide sales moved up to August for electric car

A slow Chevrolet Bolt EV rollout across the U.S. has frustrated electric-car advocates in many states toward the end of the list. While the first Bolt EVs were delivered in... read more June 11, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla's next cars; Clarity, CT6 plug-ins driven; $10K Leaf discounts; states vs Trump: The Week in Reverse

What upcoming electric car was teased by Tesla CEO Elon Musk this week? How much would it cost to replace the 60-kwh battery pack in a new Chevy Bolt EV? This is our look... read more June 10, 2017 by


 
Apple's 'Do Not Disturb' feature for drivers

Tesla Model Y teaser, Bolt EV battery cost, electric-car energy storage, Apple vs texting: Today's Car News

Today, we've got future model details from Tesla's important stockholders meeting, a renewable-energy second life for Renault Zoe battery packs, the cost of a Bolt EV... read more June 9, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due in 2019

Musk shows Tesla Model Y teaser, confirms Model 3 deliveries next month, at annual meeting

Tesla held its shareholder meeting Wednesday night, and lots of news emerged in bits and pieces from CEO Elon Musk and the rest of the event. We now know a little more about... read more June 9, 2017 by


 
NEVS 9-3 concept, 2017 CES Asia

NEVS reveals Chinese electric cars based on former Saab 9-3, 9-3X models (updated)

Swedish auto brand Saab may never return, but the company NEVS has now officially debuted its production electric cars—which are adapted from Saab assets it acquired... read more June 9, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Fisker EMotion debuting on August 17, 2017

All-electric Fisker EMotion orders open June 30, starting at $129,900

Henrik Fisker is planning to return to the luxury electric fold with his new company's EMotion sedan, and potential buyers now have a price tag. The brand's first vehicle... read more June 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

How much is a replacement Chevy Bolt EV electric-car battery?

It's one of the most common questions among electric-car buyers: what happens if the battery fails? The answer is that all electric-car batteries are warranted against... read more June 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Renault Zoe

Renault plans huge energy storage plant using old Zoe electric-car battery packs

With more plug-in electric vehicles on the road today than ever, automakers are working to solve an impending issue: what to do with used lithium-ion batteries. Once the... read more June 9, 2017 by


 
Honda Clarity lineup at Honda R&D Center, Tochigi, Japan, June 2017

Green-car deals, plug-in Clarity drives, Toyota exits Tesla, electric-car shoppers: Today's Car News

Today, we've got our monthly green-car deals rundown, first drives of the two electric Honda Clarity sedan models, a look back at Toyota investing in Tesla, and a problem for... read more June 8, 2017 by


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

Coal-country voters laugh at politicians who deny climate change

The "war on coal" has long been a talking point of politicians running for elected office in the state of Kentucky. The state was once home to a booming coal industry that... read more June 8, 2017 by


 
Buick Velite 5, for sale in China, at 2017 Shanghai auto show   [photo: Ronan Glon]

China will have lots of electric cars, but no maker knows what market wants

China is not only the world's largest single car market, but the market in which the greatest number of plug-in electric cars are sold. But the country's government has plans... read more June 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford C-Max

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

Now that we're into a new month, it's time to check out the best deals on green cars—this time for the month of June. As always, Cars Direct has compiled its monthly... read more June 8, 2017 by


 
Honda Clarity series with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker at Honda R&D Center, Tochigi, Japan

Honda Clarity Electric, Plug-In Hybrid: first drives, impressions

In March, we spent most of a day with the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, the first of three variants of the Clarity mid-size sedan to go on sale in the U.S. Leases of the... read more June 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ

Car buyers have no idea electric-car charging stations even exist

Electric cars have promised to revolutionize transportation for years now. As more manufacturers offer electrified vehicles and prices continue to drop for battery... read more June 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Toyota sold all its Tesla shares by the end of 2016

Toyota quietly unloaded the rest of its Tesla shares near the end of last year. In the process, the Japanese automaker confirmed its partnership to develop electric vehicles... read more June 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In

Buick mild hybrid, Hyundai Kona, Canadian plug-in sales: Today’s Car News

Today, we highlighted the 2018 Buick LaCrosse’s new mild-hybrid option, learned a few details about a new electric car from Hyundai, and looked at plug-in sales for... read more June 6, 2017 by


 
 

 
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