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Electric cars as bad as coffee or refrigerators: why we fear new things

Electric cars as bad as coffee or refrigerators: why we fear new things

Electric cars face opposition not just from entrenched interests that benefit from the use of fossil fuels, but from car buyers as well. Shoppers continue to express concerns about things like range anxiety and availability of charging stations, among other factors. Many are simply unfamiliar with...

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2017 Ford Super Duty

You'll never know the EPA ratings of heavy-duty pickup trucks: here's why

When it introduced the current-generation F-150 half-ton pickup truck for the 2015 model year, one of the major points Ford touted was fuel economy. It claimed the light-duty... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Karma Revero - first official photo

2017 Karma Revero: first official photo of rebooted Fisker Karma released

As the 2017 Karma Revero gets closer to its official launch later this year, its maker has released the first official photo of the luxury plug-in hybrid sedan. The rebooted... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback

2017 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid to get updates to styling, tech

The 2017 Audi A3 sedan and convertible get several styling and technology updates that will likely be applied to the A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid model as well. The... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
2012 Fisker Karma from the Rogers' Classic Car Museum collection

Karma, Faraday plan large Chinese electric-car factories

China is the world's largest new-car market, and generous government incentives have made it a particularly strong market for vehicles that plug in. To take advantage of that... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf group buy, oil and gas subsidies, favorite electric cars: Today's Car News

Today, we have stories on a Nissan Leaf electric-car group buy in Montreal, U.S. oil and gas subsidies, and the results of our first Twitter poll. All this and more on Green... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X drives semi-conscious owner to hospital on Autopilot (updated)

Three months later, the May 7 death of a Model S driver in Florida continues to generate headlines and spark debate on the merits of electronic driver-assistance... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Ending $4 billion U.S. oil, gas drilling subsidies would have low impact: study

U.S. subsidies to the oil and gas industries are often a flashpoint among electric-car advocates and environmentalists. They see a conflict in the government providing... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf SL, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

2016 Nissan Leaf group buy in Montreal signs up 2,800 for low price on electric car

Group purchases of cars and other goods, as a way of driving down the price, are common in other countries—think China—but rare in North America. But over the... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Fuel-Efficient Cars For August 2016

Once again, it's time to look at the best deals on green cars for the current month. As we get further into the 2017 model year, carmakers are working harder to get leftover... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Which electric car excites you the most? Our poll results

This site covers all manner of vehicles, mostly for personal transport, with a focus on energy efficiency, reducing environmental impact, and advanced technologies to do so... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan (Euro-spec)  -  Preview Drive, January 2016

VW will roll out particulate filters for gasoline engines next year

Volkswagen has yet to get modifications to reduce the emissions of TDI diesel cars with illegal "defeat device" software approved by U.S. regulators. But while it continues... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt EV at Drive Electric Week event, Los Angeles [photo: Zan Dubin Scott]

National Drive Electric Week kicks off one month from today

More than 100 cities across the U.S. will take part in the sixth annual National Drive Electric Week during the week of September 10 to 18, 2016. What started in 2011 as... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo quick-charging station, Texas

Electric-car pioneers vs mainstream buyers: how they differ, in Canada (exclusive)

A detailed study of 1,900 new-car buyers has let Canadian researchers contrast the early adopters of electric cars with the more mainstream market in fine detail. More than... read more August 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche Panamera, Technical Backgrounder, July 2016

Tesla Model X Autopilot, Karma Revero dealers, 2017 Porsche Panamera efficiency: Today's Car News

Today, we have the story of a Tesla Model X that drove its semi-conscious owner to the hospital on Autopilot, Karma Automotive's plan to use both franchised dealerships and... read more August 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche Panamera

2017 Porsche Panamera shows just how complex saving fuel has gotten

The 2017 Porsche Panamera was hardly designed to be a "green" car. While it will likely continue to be offered with an optional plug-in hybrid powertrain, the large four-door... read more August 9, 2016 by


 
 

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