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Michigan won't let Tesla sell cars, but state fund invests in company (irony alert)

Michigan won't let Tesla sell cars, but state fund invests in company (irony alert)

Tesla still isn't allowed to sell its electric cars in Michigan, owing to a ban on direct sales signed two years ago. All carmakers in the state must sell new cars solely through franchised dealers, something Tesla has fought against with no success so far. Yet while this ban continues, the state's...

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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


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

Diesel lobby group slams VW mitigation plan, says it will miss clean-air targets

The preliminary Volkswagen diesel settlement includes not only provisions for buybacks and vehicle modifications, but also funding for mitigation of the environmental damage... read more August 9, 2016 by


 
Fisker of Bellevue, Washington, dealership in October 2012 [photo by Bill D via Foursquare]

Karma Revero (nee Fisker) to blend dealers and Tesla-like showrooms

Karma Automotive appears to be making progress in resurrecting the car formerly known as the Fisker Karma. Now called the Karma Revero, the luxury sedan recently entered... read more August 9, 2016 by


 
Nissan BladeGlider

BMW teases Tesla, Nissan BladeGlider, CR on VW buybacks: Today's Car News

Today, ads for the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid poke fun at Tesla Model 3 wait times, the Nissan BladeGlider electric sports car reemerges in Brazil, and Consumer Reports... read more August 8, 2016 by


 
 

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