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Corvette plug-in hybrid, Chinese elevated bus, Tesla Gigafactory energy: Today's Car News

Corvette plug-in hybrid, Chinese elevated bus, Tesla Gigafactory energy: Today's Car News

Today, we have a prediction that the next Chevrolet Corvette will get a plug-in hybrid powertrain, the first test run of the massive, road-straddling Chinese Transit Elevated Bus, and Tesla's plans to use renewable energy to power its "gigafactory." All this and more on Green Car Reports. Chevy is...

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2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in July: Volt passes 100,000 with strong numbers (more updates)

Last month marked a major milestone for U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars: the 100,000th Chevrolet Volt was delivered. It's the first car with a plug in any segment to... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Kia Niro

Kia to focus on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles before electrics, chief engineer says

Hyundai is aggressively pursuing its goal of becoming the second-biggest seller of green cars worldwide, behind only Toyota. To accomplish that, it is rolling out a diverse... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

Chevy Corvette plug-in hybrid performance monster coming, Lutz speculates

In almost six decades on sale, the Chevrolet Corvette has become a pop culture icon as well as a mainstay of American performance. So wouldn't it be a coup for electric cars... read more August 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive (European model) prototype, Aug 2016

2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, BMW ChargeNow by EVgo, Tesla criticizes: Today's Car News

Today, we have first impressions of the 2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, BMW's expanded ChargeNow by EVgo electric-car charging service, and a Tesla executive's claim that... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Why Elon Musk’s crazy plans for Tesla aren’t crazy (opinion)

Elon Musk recently laid out a “master plan” for where the company he runs, Tesla Motors, is heading. The vision is undoubtedly ambitious: four new kinds of Tesla... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

BMW ChargeNow by EVgo electric-car charging rolls out in 25 cities, for a fee

Charging cards offered by electric-car makers to potential buyers act as a combination of sales tool and spur to regional and national charging networks. They get new drivers... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

Oil is cheap, so Kuwait raised its own gas price to compensate

Cheap gasoline is good news for the economies of most countries, but not those that rely on oil exports. The sustained fall in global prices has led oil-producing countries... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Automakers 'not even trying' to sell electric cars, Tesla says

When it comes to regulatory measures, it's customary for automakers to present a united front to government agencies setting new rules and policies. But as it has in so many... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Golf

VW faces far worse problems in South Korea than in U.S.

The ongoing diesel emissions scandal has severely damaged Volkswagen's reputation in the U.S., and will be quite costly to remedy. Under the terms of a settlement that... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive (European model) prototype, Aug 2016

2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive prototype: first ride impressions

Following the launch of the latest Smart Fortwo hatchback, it was only a matter of time before the trendy German brand would introduce an evolution of its Fortwo Electric... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

How much do electric cars really pollute, even without tailpipes?

Personal automobiles have given hundreds of millions of people the great luxury of a convenient and comfortable mode of transportation. But there's no escaping that... read more August 3, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW 3-Series

Electric car pollution, Tesla 'SpaceBus,' 2017 BMW diesels: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the amount of pollution attributable to electric cars, Elon Musk says Tesla will develop a van-like "SpaceBus," and the EPA approves 2017 BMW diesel luxury... read more August 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, Napa Valley, California, Jul 2016

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid preview (updated)

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan was unveiled in April 2016—ending a one-year hiatus for a model that now offers the highest EPA gas-mileage ratings in the... read more August 3, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW X3

2017 BMW diesel lineup gets EPA approval for sale

The Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal has caused regulators to take a closer look at all new diesel models submitted for certification. Backups caused by more extensive... read more August 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Cruze

What can VW diesel owners buy now? Perhaps a Chevy Cruze diesel?

Following the revelation that it used illegal "defeat device" software to cheat on emissions tests, Volkswagen has essentially walked away from the U.S. diesel market. The... read more August 3, 2016 by


 
 

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