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Landmark CA climate bill could have wide effects on cars, energy

Landmark CA climate bill could have wide effects on cars, energy

California already leads to the nation in efforts to limit air pollution and reduce carbon emissions. The Golden State has promoted electric cars like no other, not to mention efforts to boost renewable energy and other technologies that cut emissions. But a landmark climate bill recently passed by...

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Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

It's all coming together for electric cars, says Wall Street Journal columnist

A few years ago, a huge amount of media criticism poured down on the new category of electric cars, often on the basis of outright misinformation or—more... read more August 30, 2016 by


 
Harley-Davidson Street 750 by Alvin Dharmawan

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... read more August 30, 2016 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

When will hydrogen fuel be available everywhere in the U.S.? Poll results

While you might think that any zero-emission vehicle would be viewed as a good thing, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles continue to generate opposition among some electric-car... read more August 30, 2016 by


 
Harley-Davidson Street 750 by Alvin Dharmawan

Harley-Davidson actually sold emission defeat devices itself; will pay $12 million fine

It seems Volkswagen isn't the only vehicle manufacturer that has tried to circumvent emissions regulations. Harley-Davidson sold customers illegal "defeat devices" that... read more August 30, 2016 by


 
SEMA 2015

Car modifiers find EPA emission rules a useful whipping boy, politically

Medium- and heavy-duty trucks aren't used for racing very often. But that hasn't stopped an aftermarket-industry group from using recently-passed emissions standards for... read more August 30, 2016 by


 
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


 
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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


 
 

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