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DoE Reboots Advanced Auto-Tech Loan Program That Funded Ford, Nissan, Tesla, Fisker

DoE Reboots Advanced Auto-Tech Loan Program That Funded Ford, Nissan, Tesla, Fisker

It's baaaaaaaaaaaack. U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced yesterday that the DoE had revised and updated its Advanced-Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) program, which offers low-interest loans to carmakers and their suppliers. Any new loans, according to a Detroit News...

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Tesla Model S

Electric Car Sales Growth, Tesla On TV, Landfill-Powered Toyota Plant: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: Global plug-in electric car sales pass 400,000, the Tesla Model S electric car appears on 60 Minutes, and Toyota uses landfill power to cut... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Cross 400,000 Globally In Three Years

In global terms, plug-in car sales are still a drop in the ocean. That's to be expected--we've only had volume production models for the last three or four years. Disruptive... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
2015 Audi A3 Sedan  -  First Drive, March 2014

2015 Audi A3: Small Luxury Sedan With TDI Diesel Option

A decade ago, the concept of a sporting or luxurious sedan with a diesel engine was virtually unthinkable in the U.S. They had neither the refinement, nor the performance to... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
London's taxi drivers try out new range-extended electric Metrocab

New Range-Extended Electric London Cab A 'Masterpiece,' Says Mayor After Test Drive

London has some of the worst inner-city pollution of any city in Europe, but legislators and automakers are now working hard to correct that. Among them is Metrocab, a... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
Toyota powers Kentucky plant using landfill gas

Landfill Power For Toyota Plant Cuts Carbon Emissions 90 Percent

Several automakers have realized that being truly green involves much more than just building cars that don't use much fuel. The latest is Toyota, which is simultaneously... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Memo To TV News Shows: Tesla Electric Cars Don't Make Engine Noises

If you watched 60 Minutes on Sunday night--perhaps wondering whether the show would target the Tesla Model S electric car--you may have been relieved. The segment, "Fast Cars... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Electric Car Sales, Tesla Video Tech, Electric-Bus Snafu: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: We've got the data on plug-in electric car sales for March, Tesla Motors wants government approval to replace side mirrors with cameras, and a... read more April 1, 2014 by 


 
BYD electric buses

BYD's Long Beach, CA, Electric-Bus Deal On Indefinite Hold Now

Has California's dream of zero-emission electric transit buses turned into something more akin to a nightmare? A deal under which the city of Long Beach would buy 15 electric... read more April 1, 2014 by 


 
2014 Lexus CT 200h

How Reliable Is Your Hybrid? Take It Apart To Find Out

Modern vehicles are derided in some circles for their complexity, but in reality cars are more reliable today than they've ever been. Sure, stuff still goes wrong--but it... read more April 1, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Daimler Plans 3-Cylinder Engines For Future Compact Hybrids

Three-cylinder engines were popular with Japanese automakers back in the 1980s and 1990s, as a way of reducing weight and fuel consumption in smaller vehicles. Now, they're... read more April 1, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model X sketch

Replace Side Mirrors With Video Cameras? Tesla, Carmaker Group Ask Feds For OK

Using cameras for side mirrors isn't a new concept--manufacturers have been fitting them to concept vehicles for decades. But when it comes to road use, laws all around the... read more April 1, 2014 by 


 
2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Shock, Surprise: Startup Detroit Electric Won't Build In Detroit After All

In the world of startup electric car automakers, things don't always go to plan. With the best will in the world, release dates get pushed back, prices go up and initial... read more April 1, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Tesla Fire Inquiry, Ford Hybrid Guide, Leaf Local Content: Today's Car News

Today on Green CarReports: Texas turns friendly to electric cars, we update our Ford hybrid guide, and Massachusetts plans to push plug-in cars too. All this and more on... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen T2 Elektro, historic VW electric car at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin

Volkswagen Shows Off Its 40-Year History Of Electric Cars

While its new 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf will be the first-ever plug-in electric VW sold in the U.S., the German carmaker has a surprisingly long history of prototype electric... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

2014 Nissan Leaf Domestic Content: Now Closer To Volt, Focus Electric

Last fall, we learned that the first year of U.S. production of the Nissan Leaf electric cars, built in Smyrna, Tennessee, had only 15 percent North American content. This... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
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