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Audi A9 e-tron, Harley-Davidson 'defeat device,' VW dealer settlement: Today's Car News

Audi A9 e-tron, Harley-Davidson 'defeat device,' VW dealer settlement: Today's Car News

Today, we have a report on a rumored Tesla Model S rival called the Audi A9 e-tron, the revelation that Harley-Davidson sold its own emissions "defeat devices" to customers, and Volkswagen's plans to mend fences with its U.S. dealers after the diesel scandal. All this and more on Green Car Reports...

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Audi Prologue Avant concept

Audi A9 e-tron electric car, Tesla Model S rival, to launch by 2020: report

The established German luxury carmakers are now taking Tesla Motors quite seriously, and are preparing a crop of electric cars to compete directly with its Model S and Model... read more August 30, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL long-term test

VW promises dealers it will cut prices to boost U.S. sales after diesel debacle

In addition to a cash settlement with its U.S. dealers, Volkswagen said this week it would take measures to increase its sales in the U.S. following a year of its... read more August 30, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

CAFE myths, range anxiety overblown, BMW i3 REx pros and cons: Today's Car News

Today, Consumers Union busts myths about Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, an MIT study indicates electric-car range anxiety is overblown, and a BMW i3 REx... read more August 29, 2016 by


 
Green Car Reports comments using new Disqus system

Why we moderate comments on Green Car Reports (updated)

This site now gets several hundred comments a day on our accumulated total of more than 10,000 articles. The vast majority of them are thoughtful, from experienced owners and... read more August 29, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf fully charged at start of road trip  [photo: John Briggs]

Electric-car range anxiety exists, but it's overblown, says MIT study

Range anxiety, the persistent worry about not having enough battery range to finish a journey, remains one of the major obstacles to widespread electric-car adoption. Many... read more August 29, 2016 by


 
Teaser for 2017 Hyundai i30 debuting at 2016 Paris auto show

Next Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback to appear at Paris Motor Show

A redesigned Hyundai Elantra GT will make its public debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show one month from now. While the Elantra four-door sedan received a complete redesign for... read more August 29, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx, Catskill Mountains, New York, Oct 2014

BMW i3 REx range extender: owner assesses pros and cons of limited-power engine

The BMW i3 electric car may be the most ambitious small car of recent years, bristling with new technology and innovation. Its carbon-fiber reinforced plastic body shell... read more August 29, 2016 by


 
Fuel gauge

Three big automaker myths about CAFE: busted by Consumers Union

The recent release of a "Technical Assessment Report" on automakers' efforts to meet Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards has kicked off a debate over whether... read more August 29, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S on Australia's Northwest Coastal Highway  [photo: Robert & Robin]

Tesla 3,300-mile Australian camping trip, sans Superchargers

When modern electric cars first appeared in large numbers about five years ago, long road trips were often an adventure. The relatively sparse network of public charging... read more August 29, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

Labor Day deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, and while many people use the holiday for relaxation, automakers hope some will be lured into showrooms as well. Carmakers are... read more August 28, 2016 by


 
Opel Ampera-e

Tesla 100D models, VW diesel owners, '1,000-MPG' BMW, CAFE denial: The Week in Reverse

Why did some analysts and commentators grumble about Tesla's new, even-faster, even-longer-range 100D models? And what horrible, awful, dreadful things do carmaker lobbyists... read more August 27, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

VW 3.0-liter diesels, '1,000-MPG' BMW i3, NASA on Tesla Autopilot: Today's Car News

Today, a BMW i3 REx owner claims to have averaged the equivalent of roughly 1,000 mpg over 27 months of driving, a hearing on Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen 3.0-liter V-6... read more August 26, 2016 by


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen

VW diesel buyback: Here's what it's like to be an owner, so far

A Volkswagen TDI owner in Portland, Oregon, who's a good friend of this site is taking us along for the ride as he prepares to sell back his 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen... read more August 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Spark, test drive outside Detroit, July 2016

2017 Chevrolet Spark first drive

The 2017 Chevrolet Spark is both the smallest and the least expensive car sold by Chevy in North America. The Korean-made hatchback minicar isn't among the brand's top... read more August 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Why NASA thinks the Tesla Autopilot is a bad idea

Since news broke last month that the driver of a Tesla Model S running on the Autopilot driver-assistance system died in a crash, the technology has inspired intense debate... read more August 26, 2016 by


 
 

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