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Battery progress, diesel approvals, Toyota solid-state cells, CAFE rules, Bollinger B1: The Week in Reverse

Battery progress, diesel approvals, Toyota solid-state cells, CAFE rules, Bollinger B1: The Week in Reverse

Which new electric vehicle wowed a crowd that didn't expect it to be as cool as it turned out? What environmental regulation is the NHTSA seemingly getting ready to roll back under Trump? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on...

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The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

U.S. government climate scientists restricted, sidelined, limited

Months into Donald Trump's presidency, it is clear the administration has worked diligently to downplay the role of science in setting policy on energy. Some moves to... read more July 28, 2017 by


 
2016/2017 Formula E Hong Kong ePrix

Mercedes, Porsche to join Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Renault in Formula E racing

The changing of the guards in motor racing is underway: both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz have announced they will join the FIA Formula E electric-car racing series in 2019. To... read more July 28, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Modifications to oldest, dirtiest VW, Audi TDI diesels approved by EPA

VW Group of North America now owns hundreds of thousands of Volkswagen and Audi TDI diesel vehicles it has bought back from owners under the terms of various diesel emission... read more July 28, 2017 by


 
Bollinger B1

Bollinger B1 all-electric utility truck revealed

It's square-edged, with flat body panels, large knobbly tires, and a simple interior that can easily be hosed out when dirty. The Bollinger B1 electric utility truck revealed... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Propaganda video debunked, diesel worries from Europe, electric-car battery evolution, BYD expansion: Today's Car News

Today, discussion of diesel bans in Europe, updates on Toyota solid-state cells, context of the pace of electric-car battery advances, and some BYD news to boot. All this and... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Electric-car battery progress: incremental improvements, not revolutionary leaps

The report that Toyota is planning an electric car with a solid-state battery for 2022 has led some fans and advocates to suggest huge new leaps in electric cars are... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

UK to ban diesel, gasoline car sales by 2040; follows France, Norway, Holland bans

The United Kingdom will follow in the footsteps of some European countries as it announced plans to ban the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars by the year 2040. The... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Propaganda video claiming 'dirty electric cars' debunked

For years, electric-car skeptics raised concerns about what was cleverly dubbed "The Coal Tailpipe": the idea that plug-in vehicles produced just as many harmful emissions as... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
BYD Qin EV300

Chinese maker BYD plans U.S. expansion into other electric industrial vehicles

It's been several years since Chinese electric-car maker BYD retreated from plans to sell cars in the United States, but now it may be ready to get more serious about the... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
2014 Audi A6 2.0 TDI Ultra

European commissioner warns against cities' diesel bans, fears market collapse

The warning came even before last week's plans for updates to 9 million European diesel cars by German luxury makers Audi and Mercedes-Benz were announced. In a letter sent... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

2022 Toyota electric car to use solid-state batteries: updated report

Toyota has long claimed battery-electric cars are suitable only for limited uses, and promoted hydrogen fuel cells as the best zero-emission vehicle technology. Pushed by... read more July 27, 2017 by


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

Electric Mini, CAFE freeze, Model S back on top, electric cars and solar panels: Today's Car News

Today, an electric-car driver explains his decision to add solar panels to his house and runs through the math, we've got two stories on the future electric Mini Cooper, and... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
National Drive Electric Week 2014: Eyeing a Tesla in Ottawa. Photo by Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict.

National Drive Electric Week to be bigger than ever: 175 events so far

The White House's energy week may have been low on renewable and zero emission technology, but National Drive Electric Week is poised to make up for it. Each year, Plug In... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Next Mercedes-Benz small cars to get even tinier engines

Not so many years ago, a 1.2-liter engine would only have been found in the U.S. in the smallest and least impressive of subcompact cars. It might have been a 3-cylinder, and... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S climbs back to top of Consumer Reports safety ratings

The Tesla Model S has retaken its spot as the luxury sedan that gets the highest ratings from Consumer Reports after the electric car gained back automatic emergency braking... read more July 26, 2017 by


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

Electric Mini to be made in U.K., despite BMW's Brexit worries (updated)

Mini, despite being owned by BMW since 1994, has long been a decidedly British brand. But both employees and fans worried that its British roots might be overlooked as a... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Toyota electric car in 2022, diesel updates, fast plug-in sales, EV owner attitudes: Today's Car News

Today, we have two separate articles on solid-state batteries for electric cars, updates to lower diesel emissions, and a rare house editorial piece. All this and more on... read more July 25, 2017 by


 
Owner Dawn Hall before 800-mile road trip in 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

Note to (a few) electric-car advocates: get off your high horses

Any movement produces passionate advocates and angry detractors, even as the vast mass of people pay it little or no attention. When that movement involves most people's... read more July 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

When will sales of of electric and gas cars be equal, globally? Poll results

It's now clear that much greater numbers of plug-in electric cars will be sold in coming years and decades than have found buyers to date. With battery costs falling faster... read more July 25, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Fisker EMotion debuting on August 17, 2017

Fisker: about those graphene electric-car batteries? Never mind

Fisker's promise to bring advanced, solid-state graphene cells to the battery pack of its upcoming Emotion electric car is officially dead. Automotive-grade graphene... read more July 25, 2017 by


 
 

 
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