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Electric-car battery costs, Germans vs Tesla, more cheating probes: The Week in Reverse

Electric-car battery costs, Germans vs Tesla, more cheating probes: The Week in Reverse

What kind of fuel would you expect to buy at a True Zero filling station? And, which four carmakers will introduce new or updated all-electric cars for 2017? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, April 29, 2016. Friday, we...

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2012 Fisker Karma from the Rogers' Classic Car Museum collection

Fisker Karma to be Karma Revero, orders to open later this year

After it bought the remains of bankrupt carmaker Fisker Automotive, Chinese auto-parts Wanxiang laid out plans to relaunch Fisker's Karma luxury plug-in hybrid. With namesake... read more April 29, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D, Apr 2015  [photo: David Noland]

High Tesla warranty costs show learning to make cars is hard

Tesla Motors has received high praise not just for its electric cars, but also for its high standard of customer service. Customers have been as impressed with the company's... read more April 29, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S lithium-ion battery pack in rolling chassis   [photo: Martin Gillet via Flickr]

Electric-car battery costs: Tesla $190 per kwh for pack, GM $145 for cells

Lithium-ion cells and the battery packs that hold them are the single most costly part of modern electric cars. And how fast their costs will fall remains the defining factor... read more April 28, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car  [November 2015]

VW e-Golf range, Chinese Tesla rival, 2016 Volvo XC60 driven: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the real-world range of the Volkswagen e-Golf electric car, a potential Chinese Tesla rival, and the 2016 Volvo XC60 crossover. All this and more on Green... read more April 28, 2016 by


 
UCI doctoral candidate Mya Le Thai with experimental nanowire-based battery cell

Experimental nanowire-based battery cell recharges 100,000 times or more

Many of the obstacles impeding widespread electric-car adoption—including range, durability, charging times, and cost—can be traced to the limits of current... read more April 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Drive-E

2016 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Drive-E: gas mileage review

Volvo is in the process of reinventing itself as a luxury brand with a practical focus, but such transitions don't happen overnight. While many reviewers and owners have... read more April 28, 2016 by


 
NextEV Formula E race car

Another aspiring Chinese Tesla: NextEV and its founder William Li

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Tesla Motors should feel very flattered indeed. The Silicon Valley carmaker's success has spurred a number of Chinese... read more April 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford F-150

Ford F-150 plants recycle enough aluminum for 30,000 trucks a month

With the aluminum-bodied F-150 full-size pickup truck, Ford took a material previous used only in low-volume sports cars and luxury sedans and applied it to the best-selling... read more April 28, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf: real-world range vs. EPA estimates over six-month test

The reality of range—reproducible, real-world daily-driving range—is one of the most important concepts you have to become familiar with if you’re new to... read more April 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Ram 1500 HFE, Denver, CO, April 2016

2016 Ram EcoDiesel HFE, German electric-car incentives, VW e-Golf modes: Today's Car News

Today, we drive the 2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE full-size pickup truck, and continue to delve into the features of our 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf long-term test car. Also... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Ram 1500 HFE, Denver, CO, April 2016

2016 Ram 1500 HFE EcoDiesel fuel-economy review: 24-mpg full-size pickup truck

It may not look like it, but the Ram full-size pickup you see here may be one of the more interesting new trucks on the road today. You might view it as this decade's version... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car

VW e-Golf: Do its 3 modes do what electric-car drivers want?

Take any number of electric cars from different automakers for a brief test drive, and one thing will be abundantly clear: There’s not yet a norm for how EV powertrains... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
Bentley Continental GT races a train across Saudi Arabia

Even Saudi Arabia vows to end its 'addiction to oil'

Oil-rich Saudi Arabia is now starting to contemplate a future in which gasoline and diesel now longer power the majority of the world's cars. Over the next decade and a half... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Now, finally, the Germans are getting scared of Tesla?

When the Tesla Model S launched four years ago, the all-electric luxury sedan certainly had its critics. Many of them were executives at German luxury carmakers, quick to... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
True Zero hydrogen fueling station

Hyundai electric SUV, True Zero hydrogen stations, CAFE progress: Today's Car News

Today, Hyundai will reportedly launch an all-electric SUV in 2018, First Element Fuel unveils the True Zero brand name for its hydrogen fueling stations, and carmakers... read more April 26, 2016 by


 
 

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