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Audi dealers warned, Tesla logo, electric Mercedes, Bosch cash for VW diesels: Today's Car News

Audi dealers warned, Tesla logo, electric Mercedes, Bosch cash for VW diesels: Today's Car News

Today, spy shots of another electric luxury SUV under development, what Tesla's logo means, and why VW diesel owners will get cash from another company too. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We updated our piece, again, on Ford CEO Mark Fields' claim of 1 million jobs at risk from...

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Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Exxon says coal will endure; other analyses beg to differ

Renewable energy sources may eventually render fossil fuels irrelevant in energy generation, but when will the switch between the two energy sources occur? It's a question... read more February 2, 2017 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

What the Tesla logo means: CEO Elon Musk explains

An automaker's logo can and perhaps should be as recognizable as its cars, if not more. That makes logo design a very important task. Tesla's logo is certainly not anonymous... read more February 2, 2017 by


 
Ford CEO Mark Fields at CES 2015

Emissions rules could cost 1 million jobs, Ford CEO tells Trump: what's behind that number? (further updated)

Among his actions during a whirlwind first week in office, U.S. President Donald Trump met last week with the CEOs of U.S. automakers Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors... read more February 2, 2017 by


 
DC fast charging 2015 Kia Soul EV

Electric-car sales; Tesla, BMW miss top safety tier; fuel economy popular: Today's Car News

Today is the first day of the month, so we report on electric-car sales. We also look at the popularity of fast charging, learn what the IIHS said about the safety of the... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013

Settlement for Audi, Porsche, VW 3.0-liter diesel TDI owners announced

Volkswagen today announced that it had reached a settlement with owners of Audi, Porsche, and VW vehicles fitted with its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine. Different remedies... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

BMW i3, Tesla Model S electric cars miss top IIHS safety ratings

Two of the most prominent electric cars have missed out on the highest award given for vehicle safety by the influential IIHS: Top Safety Pick+. Funded by the insurance... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Plug-in electric car sales for Jan: Bolt EV over 1,100 in second month

While the auto industry at large waited to see if January sales continued as strong as last year's record-breaking total, electric-car fans waited for a different number... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Public supports fuel-economy regulations, including Trump voters

Regardless of political persuasion, there are some issues almost everyone can agree on. One of them, for example, is likely gas prices. It's hard to imagine anyone who enjoys... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
China

China happy to become world's climate-change leader if U.S. lags

Under the administration of President Barack Obama, the U.S. joined the rest of the world and took a leading role in global efforts to avert irreversible climate change. But... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

How important is fast-charging to sell electric cars? Poll results

Those unfamiliar with electric cars often don't know that several different types of battery charging exist. Overnight recharging at home can be done either with 120-volt... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

Ford CEO on emissions rules, Paris climate agreement, Hydrogen Council: Today's Car News

Today, Ford CEO Mark Fields reportedly told President Donald Trump that current emissions rules could risk up to 1 million jobs, Trump is expected to pull the U.S. out of the... read more January 31, 2017 by


 
Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) on a Peugeot 308

EU cracks down as diesel scandal exposes lax tests country by country

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to much greater scrutiny on the methods regulatory agencies use to test vehicle emissions, particularly in Europe. Even before news of... read more January 31, 2017 by


 
Donald Trump

U.S. to pull out of Paris climate-change agreement under Trump

As seemed likely from the day Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, the country will pull out of the global Paris Climate Agreement to reduce... read more January 31, 2017 by


 
First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV in Canada (photo by owner Joe Winkfein)

First Chevy Bolt EV electric car delivered to Canadian buyer

Following its launch last month in California's Silicon Valley, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is now rolling out in other regions of North America. Just last week, the first... read more January 31, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Mirai

Carmakers, fuel and oil companies form Hydrogen Council to promote fuel cells

In addition to automakers and policymakers, battery-electric cars can count on support from a variety of advocacy groups. But grassroots support for hydrogen fuel-cell cars... read more January 31, 2017 by


 
 

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