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Supreme Court: California Cleaner-Fuels Plan OK, Oil Companies Lose Appeal

Supreme Court: California Cleaner-Fuels Plan OK, Oil Companies Lose Appeal

In an action sure to appease fans of a greener transportation future, the U.S. Supreme Court has chosen to decline oil and ethanol companies' appeal to a decision to uphold California's Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS). That means the LCFS now has one fewer obstacle in its aim to encourage the...

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2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

Volkswagen XL1 Hybrid Deliveries Begin In UK, And It Ain't Cheap...

We always knew the Volkswagen XL1 wouldn't be cheap. It's a limited-run, carbon-fiber bodied, plug-in hybrid, gull-winged low-slung eco supercar. None of that sounds cheap... read more July 1, 2014 by 


 
Toyota i-Road urban electric vehicle

Toyota i-Road Electric City Car Undergoes French Car-Share Trials

Toyota might not be convinced by battery electric vehicles but that hasn't stopped the company testing its i-Road urban electric vehicle. Its latest round of testing takes... read more July 1, 2014 by 


 
2013 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (European model), 2012 Paris Motor Show

Will European Fuel-Efficiency Tests Get More Realistic Under New Rules?

When we report on European market cars, we'll often advise you to take their official fuel consumption ratings with a pinch of salt. The current New European Drive Cycle... read more July 1, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla's Smaller Electric Sedan To Have 'Realistic' Pricing Next To BMW, Audi

Tesla might have abandoned its trademark to the 'Model E' name for its planned smaller electric sedan, but the car itself is still very much on Tesla's radar. It's likely to... read more July 1, 2014 by 


 
MG MG3 Trophy Concept

Mercedes Economy, Workplace Charging, Prius Delays: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: A Mercedes does over 1,000 miles on a tank of diesel, why workplace charging could be a way to sell more electric cars, and the next-gen Prius... read more June 30, 2014 by 


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

2016 Toyota Prius Launch Pushed Back Six Months: Report

Toyota's next-generation Prius is one of the most eagerly-awaited green cars of the moment, but potential buyers may have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the... read more June 30, 2014 by 


 
Sun Country Highway electric-car charging station, Burnaby, BC, Canada [photo: Matthew Klippenstein]

Why Workplace Charging Is Important: It Sells Electric Cars

Human beings are creatures of convenience. Our ancestors built tools to make jobs easier and more efficient, and we like things that make our lives easier today too... read more June 30, 2014 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid driven 1,223 miles on one tank of diesel

Mercedes Diesel Fuel Economy: European Model Beats 60 MPG

Range is often discussed when the subject of electric cars comes up, but it's also relevant in the world of internal combustion. Driving the most economical car in the world... read more June 30, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf using CHAdeMO fast-charger

Nissan's DC Quick-Charging Stations: 630 CHAdeMO Sites Live Today

While most electric cars get charged overnight for most of their miles, the growing number of DC fast-charging sites enable longer trips when necessary. But those quick... read more June 29, 2014 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

Nissan Leaf New Battery Cost: $5,500 For Replacement With Heat-Resistant Chemistry

Three and a half years after the first Nissan Leaf went on sale, Nissan has announced the cost of a replacement lithium-ion battery pack for its electric car. It's a... read more June 28, 2014 by 


 
BMW M3 M Performance exhaust

Tesla Taxi, MINI E In Delaware, Carbon-Capturing Cars: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: Tesla Model S taxis (in Norway), the possibilities of carbon-capture technology for cars, and how to lease a 2009 MINI E in 2014. All this and... read more June 27, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S taxi in Stavanger, Norway  [photo: Andrew Henderson]

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Simply The World's Coolest Taxi

What kind of taxis do you ride in? Battered old Crown Vics? High-mileage Toyota Priuses or Ford Escape Hybrids? Our bet is that unless you've recently spent some time in... read more June 27, 2014 by 


 
Factory (Image: Flickr user Paul Falardeau, used under CC License)

Will Your Car One Day Capture All Its Carbon Emissions?

Producing carbon dioxide is an unavoidable part of burning fuel in cars. The problem with this of course is that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. And the more cars there... read more June 27, 2014 by 


 
Mini E electric vehicle

Want To Lease A 2009 MINI E? If You Live In Delaware, You Can

One of the earliest electric-car prototype test fleets of the modern day was made up of several hundred MINI E two-seaters, which hit U.S. roads on two-year leases from 2008... read more June 27, 2014 by 


 
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in Asia Cross Country Rally

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Goes Rallying In Asia

Believe it or not, off-roading isn't the sole preserve of lifted Jeeps or mud-splattered Land Rovers. Mitsubishi has chosen to enter its Outlander Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) in... read more June 27, 2014 by 


 
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