EPA's 'Top Fuel Sippers' Don't Use Fuel: They're Electric Cars

EPA's 'Top Fuel Sippers' Don't Use Fuel: They're Electric Cars

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a list of top "fuel sippers," compiled from its fuel-economy ratings. But none of them actually use any fuel at all. That's because they're all electric cars. DON'T MISS: What Is MPGe Anyway? What Is Efficiency For Electric Cars? Published on the...

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2016 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid

Audi e-Tron Drive, Nissan's Big Battery, VW Weirdness, Doomed Tesla: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Who thinks Tesla Motors is "doomed"? And, while we liked driving the Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid, why was our verdict: "Good first effort, but should try harder"? This is... read more November 7, 2015 by 

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Fuel-Cell 'Compliance Cars,' Faraday Future, Bob Lutz On VW: Today's Car News

Today, see why all hydrogen fuel-cell cars are really "compliance cars," Faraday Future's plans for a $1 billion electric-car factory, and why Bob Lutz thinks the Volkswagen... read more November 6, 2015 by 

Green Car Reports On Apple News

Green Car Reports Now On Apple News

If you're reading Green Car Reports, you're likely carrying some of the latest tech to go along with your electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or diesel car, right? While you... read more November 6, 2015 by 

Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

A Polite Note About Tesla To Media Colleagues (Especially In Detroit)

Automotive journalists talk among ourselves, just as most people in most professions do. And because this site consistently covers Tesla Motors and its electric cars, we've... read more November 6, 2015 by 

2016 Toyota Mirai  -  Quick Drive  -  Portland, July 2015  [photo: Doug Berger]

All Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Are Compliance Cars, For Now

When the first Honda Insight and Toyota Prius hybrids launched in 1999 and 2000, expectations for their sales were low. And hybrids indeed logged annual sales in the low... read more November 6, 2015 by 

Image from Faraday Futures online sites, July 2015

Faraday Future Plans $1 Billion Electric-Car Factory, Site TBD

Mysterious electric-car startup Faraday Future said yesterday that it will invest $1 billion in a U.S. factory, which will begin producing cars within two years. The company... read more November 6, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

'Clean Diesel' Is Dead Forever: Bob Lutz On VW's Culture Of Fear

Former General Motors product czar Bob Lutz has never been shy about sharing his opinions on the industry he's worked in for decades. So it's not surprising that he has a few... read more November 6, 2015 by 

2016 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, October 2015: The Wallet Ballot

During the same month in which a second-generation Trudeau won the Canadian election, the second-generation Chevy Volt took the plug-in electric vehicle sales crown. The new... read more November 6, 2015 by 

2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

2016 Audi A3 e-Tron, Diesel Stop-Sale Orders, Nissan 200-Mile Battery Pack: Today's Car News

Today, we have a drive report on the 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid, details on stop-sale orders for Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen diesels, and information on... read more November 5, 2015 by 

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

Oregon's Pitch To Electric-Car Industry: Come Test New Stuff Here!

When it comes to raw numbers of electric cars sold, California leads. However, just to the north, the small state of Oregon has long been a pioneer and a trendsetter when it... read more November 5, 2015 by 

2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Oct: New Volt Surges, Old Leaf Flat (FINAL UPDATE)

At long last, a handful of lucky customers in selected areas drove home in brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Volts last month. Sometime this month, full pricing and availability for... read more November 5, 2015 by 

2013 Audi Q7 TDI S Line

Audi, Porsche, VW Diesel Stop-Sale Orders: More Cars Than EPA Named

Although VW headquarters in Germany came out swinging against the U.S. EPA's contention that its 3.0-liter TDI diesel engines contained illegal emission software, Porsche's... read more November 5, 2015 by 

Nissan prototype 60-kWh battery pack  -  Nissan Technical Center, October 2015

Nissan's 60-kWh, 200-Mile Battery Pack: What We Know So Far

Will the next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf offer an option that could provide 200 miles or more of real-world driving range? Based on the concept car and prototype battery... read more November 5, 2015 by 

Mazda RX-Vision concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

New Mazda Rotary Engine Likely To Feature Turbo, Not Electrification

At last week's Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda unveiled a new sports-car concept called the RX-Vision. Beneath the car's sleek bodywork was what will likely be the first production... read more November 5, 2015 by 

2016 Tesla Model X

Fourth Tesla Model X Said To Go To Google Founder Sergey Brin

Many Tesla supporters dismiss the company's continuing financial losses, claiming that Google could use its vast cash horde to rescue Tesla Motors, if need be. A biography of... read more November 5, 2015 by 


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