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Porsche plug-in hybrid, 2018 Subaru Legacy, Bill Nye's Bolt EV, wood-burning cars: Today's Car News

Porsche plug-in hybrid, 2018 Subaru Legacy, Bill Nye's Bolt EV, wood-burning cars: Today's Car News

Today, a much-loved TV scientist gets a Bolt EV, we drive a pricey luxury plug-in hybrid performance sedan, and we explain why cars don't burn wood any longer. Plus an excuse not to exercise! All this and more on Green Car Reports. One of the last acts of the now-departed Obama Administration was...

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Bentley works, Crewe - stacks of veneer for woodwork

The original biofuel for motor vehicles: wood (and why we don't use it today)

When it comes to alternative fuels, the discussion usually centers around compressed natural gas, or biofuels like ethanol or biodiesel. But before the concept of low-carbon... read more February 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Real-world data more important than faith in boosting electric cars

"Big data" is often discussed as a useful tool for everyone from policymakers to corporate marketing departments. But could it also be used to help increase electric-car... read more February 3, 2017 by


 
Waymo self-driving prototype

Audi dealers warned, Tesla logo, electric Mercedes, Bosch cash for VW diesels: Today's Car News

Today, spy shots of another electric luxury SUV under development, what Tesla's logo means, and why VW diesel owners will get cash from another company too. All this and more... read more February 2, 2017 by


 
Audi of America president Scot Keogh with Audi e-tron quattro concept, 2015 Los Angeles auto show

Audi tells its dealers to get with the (electric-car) program

As many electric-car buyers will tell you, franchised auto dealers can pose a large and tedious impediment to actually buying the plug-in car you want. From salespeople with... read more February 2, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Bosch to pay VW diesel owners $330 million in emission scandal too

With a judge set to weigh in on the settlement VW Group negotiated with its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel owners, Volkswagen seems to have settled most of the U.S. legal claims... read more February 2, 2017 by


 
Energica Eva at Golden Gate Bridge on California 1 tour from LA to San Francisco

Energica Eva: test ride of electric motorcycle with DC fast charging (video)

The evolving electric motorcycle industry continues to expand and impress, including the latest addition to the Energica lineup, the company's Eva model. The Italian company... read more February 2, 2017 by


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

Exxon says coal will endure; other analyses beg to differ

Renewable energy sources may eventually render fossil fuels irrelevant in energy generation, but when will the switch between the two energy sources occur? It's a question... read more February 2, 2017 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

What the Tesla logo means: CEO Elon Musk explains

An automaker's logo can and perhaps should be as recognizable as its cars, if not more. That makes logo design a very important task. Tesla's logo is certainly not anonymous... read more February 2, 2017 by


 
Ford CEO Mark Fields at CES 2015

Emissions rules could cost 1 million jobs, Ford CEO tells Trump: what's behind that number? (further updated)

Among his actions during a whirlwind first week in office, U.S. President Donald Trump met last week with the CEOs of U.S. automakers Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors... read more February 2, 2017 by


 
DC fast charging 2015 Kia Soul EV

Electric-car sales; Tesla, BMW miss top safety tier; fuel economy popular: Today's Car News

Today is the first day of the month, so we report on electric-car sales. We also look at the popularity of fast charging, learn what the IIHS said about the safety of the... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013

Settlement for Audi, Porsche, VW 3.0-liter diesel TDI owners announced

Volkswagen today announced that it had reached a settlement with owners of Audi, Porsche, and VW vehicles fitted with its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine. Different remedies... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

BMW i3, Tesla Model S electric cars miss top IIHS safety ratings

Two of the most prominent electric cars have missed out on the highest award given for vehicle safety by the influential IIHS: Top Safety Pick+. Funded by the insurance... read more February 1, 2017 by


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

Plug-in electric car sales for Jan: Bolt EV over 1,100 in second month

While the auto industry at large waited to see if January sales continued as strong as last year's record-breaking total, electric-car fans waited for a different number... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Public supports fuel-economy regulations, including Trump voters

Regardless of political persuasion, there are some issues almost everyone can agree on. One of them, for example, is likely gas prices. It's hard to imagine anyone who enjoys... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
China

China happy to become world's climate-change leader if U.S. lags

Under the administration of President Barack Obama, the U.S. joined the rest of the world and took a leading role in global efforts to avert irreversible climate change. But... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
 

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