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Batteries from junkyard scrap metal and household chemicals?

Batteries from junkyard scrap metal and household chemicals?

The increasing importance of batteries for electric cars, renewable energy, and consumer electronics has researchers looking for alternatives to the currently-dominant lithium-ion chemistry. But could one of those alternatives be a combination of junkyard scrap metal and household chemicals? That's...

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2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for November 2016

It's once again time to look at the best deals on green cars. As we get further into the 2017 model year, manufacturers are becoming more eager to eliminate leftover... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, October 2016: Volt's seven-peat

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years; the Chevy Volt won the Canadian electric-car sales trophy for the seventh time in seven months. Though... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S owned by David Noland, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2015

Past Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy winners: the recap

On Monday, Green Car Reports will name its 2017 Best Car To Buy. It will be the seventh time we've given the award, and it's worth looking back to see how far green cars have... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
Workhorse W-15

Workhorse range-extended electric pickup truck announced for future

Last year, Amp Electric brought the Workhorse truck group from Navistar (formerly International), with the goal of developing electric commercial vehicles. Since then... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Versa Note

Tesla Autopilot statistics, renewable energy growth, 2017 Nissan Versa Note: Today's Car News

Today, we take a close look at Tesla Autopilot crash data, the Department of Energy indicates U.S. renewable energy use will grow in 2017, and the 2017 Nissan Versa Note... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Versa Note

2017 Nissan Versa Note gets updates before LA Auto Show

The 2017 Nissan Versa Note subcompact hatchback will appear at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show later this year with minor updates. Introduced to the U.S. as a 2014 model... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL long-term test

VW offers $1,000 loyalty bonus to all owners of 2001-later Volkswagens

Individual dealers and several competitor automakers have already tried to cash in on the Volkswagen diesel settlement, but VW itself hasn't offered any notable incentives... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Renewable energy to hit 9 percent of U.S. total in 2017

U.S. renewable-energy generating capacity is not only growing, but it is beginning to erode coal's share of the electricity-generating mix, according to new data from the... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Audi R18 LMP1 World Endurance Championship race car

Dominant Audi racing team dumps diesel hybrids for electric power

Over the past decade and a half, Audi has built a racing dynasty. The German luxury automaker has dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, one of the most... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Oil in ground may be worth less, Exxon concedes, unhappily

As low oil prices remain steady, many oil companies have been forced to write down the value of their reserves. It's something oil giant ExxonMobil has resisted, even as its... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla's own numbers show Autopilot has higher crash rate than human drivers

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Tesla’s claim that its Autopilot driver-assistance software is safer than a human driver. After a fatal Autopilot crash last May... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept

Peak oil, SUV definitions, LeEco cash problem: Today's Car News

Today, Shell predicts oil demand could peak by 2020, automakers use the loose definitions of different SUV categories to make meeting fuel-economy standards easier, and... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
Beijing smog

How China's horrific air quality magically turns cleaner: cotton

China is known for having some of the most polluted air in the world. But officials in one Chinese city found a way to at least make that air appear cleaner, for awhile. Like... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda CR-V

Are you driving a car, a crossover, an SUV, or a truck? Do you care?

Are you driving a car or a truck? The answer may be harder to determine than you think. U.S. safety and emissions regulations generally split cars and trucks into two... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

Global oil demand could peak by 2020, says Shell

The rise of electric cars has led many analysts to make predictions about the future of the oil industry. ExxonMobil and OPEC have both made statements indicating confidence... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
 

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