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Buy An Electric Car Online? In Japan, BMW i3 Is Sold On Amazon

Buy An Electric Car Online? In Japan, BMW i3 Is Sold On Amazon

The direct online sales model used by Tesla Motors has ignited a vigorous discussion--to say the least--over the state laws that protect franchised dealers in the U.S. Now the participants in that conversation have a new data point to consider in their debates a piece of electric-car news from...

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

2016 Chevrolet Malibu, Aston Martin Electric Car, BMW i8 Production Boost: Today's Car News

We're on the ground at the 2015 New York Auto Show, and will bring you all of the latest green car news, starting with the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid. We've also got... read more April 1, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Malibu

47-MPG Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid: Volt's Sibling Without A Plug May Be First Of Several: MORE UPDATES

It's rare that a carmaker entirely replaces a car after just three model years, but the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is remarkable in more ways than that. Chevy will offer a... read more April 1, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i8 construction at Leipzig plant

BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Coupe Production Will Double To Meet Demand

Given its attractive looks, it's not surprising that the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe has proven popular with buyers who can afford its six-figure price. While the partially... read more April 1, 2015 by 


 
Pickup truck "rolling coal"

'Rolling Coal' Fine Would Be $5,000 Under Proposed Illinois Law

Over the past few years, some of America's, shall we say, less enlightened drivers hit upon a new trend. They started modifying big diesel trucks to spew clouds of soot and... read more April 1, 2015 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive  -  Portland  -  November 2014

Kia Soul EV To Go On Sale In Five More States By This June

When the Kia Soul EV electric car debuted just over a year ago, Kia planned a fairly cautious roll out. The electric tall wagon would launch in California, and sales would... read more April 1, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Smart ForTwo Driven, 2016 Chevy Volt In Pre-Production, Tesla Model S Love: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a first drive of the European-spec version of the 2016 Smart ForTwo, a report that the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is already in pre-production, and a consumer... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
2015 Aston Martin Rapide S

Aston Martin To Build Electric Rapide Luxury Car Under Ex-Nissan CEO

There are certain carmakers you just don't hear discussed very often on Green Car Reports, and Aston Martin is one of them. The legendary British carmaker may be the favorite... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
2016 Smart ForTwo (European version) - First Drive, Barcelona, Nov 2014

2016 Smart ForTwo: First Drive Of European Version

The 2016 Smart ForTwo minicar will arrive at U.S. dealers this fall. When it does, it will be playing the redemption card every chance it gets. Smart was created to counter... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
Beijing smog

Beijing Smog: So Bad That Emergency Plans Ban Half Its Cars Each Day

In the 1970s, gasoline shortages led to the adoption of a temporary odd-even system for fuel purchases in parts of the U.S. On odd-numbered days of the month, only drivers... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Decades Of Promises: 'Dude, Where's My Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car?'

Designing, engineering, testing, producing, and selling cars run by anything other than gasoline engines is hard, expensive, and challenging. Carmakers routinely lose money... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Owners Love Their Cars The Most Of Any Owners

It's no secret that many owners of the Tesla Model S love their cars--to the point of becoming evangelists for the brand, and sometimes for electric cars in general. But if... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Miles Driven Are Rising, But Gas Consumption Continues To Fall

It may not be the most practical solution, but driving less generally seems like one of the most straightforward ways to save fuel. Now, two recent studies show that it... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevy Volt In Pre-Production; Prices To Come Next Month

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt was officially unveiled at January's Detroit Auto Show, so there won't be a lot of focus on the new plug-in hybrid with the 50-mile range at this... read more March 31, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, test drive in Hell, Michigan

Tesla Courts Japanese Suppliers, Diesel-Loving States, Kia Soul EV Dissuasion: Today's Car News

Today we look at Tesla's attempts to court Japanese battery suppliers for a possible "Gigafactory" project, the states with the most diesel vehicles, and one dealer that... read more March 30, 2015 by 


 
Diesel fuel pump

Which States Have The Most Diesel Vehicles? New Data Gives Results

Just as diesel fuel isn't available at every single gas station, diesel vehicles are unevenly distributed in the United States. And despite double-digit rises in registration... read more March 30, 2015 by 


 
 

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