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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for July 2017

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for July 2017

The month of July brings plenty of juicy deals on battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, conventional hybrid, and fuel-efficient vehicles. Much like last month, many of the deals remain. However, there are a few newcomers to the list for July—including one vehicle that may startle a few consumers...

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2017 Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Bentayga SUV to be luxury brand's first plug-in hybrid

Unlike rival Rolls-Royce, which may go directly to an all-electric model in future, Bentley has set its sights on plug-in hybrids first—and the Bentayga luxury SUV will... read more July 12, 2017 by


 
2019 Audi A8

2019 Audi A8 to offer plug-in hybrid version; 48-volt mild hybrid on all models

Audi may have taken an evolutionary approach to the design of the newest, largest luxury sedan, but it is positioning the car as a technical force to be reckoned with. The... read more July 12, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 teaser image with Model S and Model X, March 2016

Update: Have Tesla Model S, Model X electric-car sales plateaued?

Often there seems to be no middle ground in discussing electric-car maker Tesla Motors. The challenge of reading large volumes of Tesla coverage is that it tends to be either... read more July 12, 2017 by


 
Lucid Air prototype during high-speed test at Transportation Research Center, Ohio

VW needs gigafactories, 2018 Leaf pricing poll, CA rebates halt, 235-mph electric car: Today's Car News

Today, our followers speculate on the price of a 2018 Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen says it'll need dozens of battery gigafactories, California electric-car buyers wait for cash... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
Tesla Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada

VW says it needs '40 gigafactories' for electric-car batteries by 2025

VW Group remains one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with Toyota and General Motors, but the German automaker foresees challenges ahead. Specifically... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

Combustion engines: high emissions from short commutes a huge challenge

Drivers in the U.S. have longer commutes than those in Europe and Asia, on average. In the U.K., short commutes in vehicles with combustion engines—whether gasoline or... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

California electric-car rebates out of cash again; legislature neglected to fund them

Incentives for the purchase of a plug-in battery-powered vehicle continue to be a powerful motivation to get new buyers to consider electric cars. The federal income-tax... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
Solar farm used by West Hill House B&B

Can we have fully carbon-free electricity by 2100? Predictions vary

The future of energy production remains in considerable debate, but some new research provides a more optimistic view for a lower-carbon future. Sources for new and... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
Teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf debuting in 2017

If 2018 Nissan Leaf has 200-mile range, what will it cost? Poll results

At the moment, the Tesla Model 3 is getting lots of media attention and electric-car buzz now that the company says its first production car has rolled out of the... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91 during testing for 2017 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Model 3 photos and video, Trump on energy, FF 91 at Pikes Peak, Bolt EV sales: Today's Car News

Today, we look at video and photos of the first production Tesla Model 3, sales of the Chevy Bolt EV 238-mile electric car, VW executives' knowledge of their diesel cheating... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S, in July 2017   [photo: David Noland]

Life with Tesla Model S: the challenges of selling her at last

It was time to let her go. She is my 2013 Tesla Model S, serial number 003662, in dark green, now with 76,000 memorable miles. The best car I’ve ever owned, by far. She... read more July 10, 2017 by


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

Bolt EV electric car sales after 6 months: how do they compare?

Last month, 1,642 Chevrolet Bolt EV 238-mile battery-electric hatchbacks found buyers, enough to take the Bolt's six-month aggregate to 7,592 deliveries all told. It was the... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91 Pikes Peak Hill Climb run

Faraday Future FF91: electric luxury sedan sets Pikes Peak record storming up mountain (video)

Faraday Future has seen its share of setbacks following January's reveal of its FF 91 electric luxury car, but it walked away with a victory at the Pikes Peak International... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
Donald J. Trump in November 2016       [photo: The Trump Organization]

Trump claims to 'unleash American energy' in speech full of inaccurate claims

Shortly after announcing his intention to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, President Donald Trump declared the final week in June to be "Energy Week."... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

2017 Tesla Model 3 in pilot production: Musk tweets photos of first car (updated with video)

The 2017 Tesla Model 3 has apparently entered pilot production, following a pair of photos tweeted by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The caption on the first of the two photos, this... read more July 10, 2017 by


 
ebee streelight charging station

Streetlights that charge electric cars arrive in California city

As the market for electric vehicles continues to grow, electric-car infrastructure will need to keep up with the growing population of them. To solve the problem, companies... read more July 9, 2017 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

Volvo electrification; Eco mode hazard; Tesla sales, safety disappoint, Model 3 soon: The Week in Reverse

Which country plans to ban the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles altogether by 2040? What caused Tesla to slam the respected Insurance Institute for Highway Safety? This... read more July 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla's Q2 2017 deliveries fall slightly due to 100-kwh battery shortage (updated)

Tesla delivered slightly more than 22,000 electric cars during the second quarter of the year, split between roughly 12,000 Model S hatchback sedans and about 10,000 Model X... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
2018 Volvo XC60 first drive, Barcelona

Hey, media, get it straight: "electrified" is NOT "electric," and the difference matters

OK, reporters of the world, it's time for a little chat. We know—believe me, we know—that you are cranking out a whole lot of copy, with much less support than... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class production

Bolt EV road trip, electric vs electrified, truck emissions, Oregon incentive: Today's Car News

Today, electric-car sales in Canada, a new purchase rebate in Oregon, the importance of heavy-truck emissions, an ambitious EV road trip, and a car that drove itself off its... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
 

 
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