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Electric Ford Transit van conversion shown by Inventev at Detroit Auto Show

Electric Ford Transit van conversion shown by Inventev at Detroit Auto Show

When an automaker doesn't offer a vehicle for a specific market segment, sometimes the aftermarket will fill in the gap. In the U.S., all-electric commercial vans are one of those gaps. Such vehicles are available in other markets, but so far, not on sale from major makers in North America. DON'T...

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2017 Nissan Leaf

More than half of car buyers know little about electric cars, if anything

In the six years since modern electric cars went on sale in large numbers, educating the public has been one of the greatest challenges for advocates of plug-in cars. Those... read more January 26, 2017 by


 
2017 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback

Electric-car fast charging, diesel emission cost, small luxury cars, Trump and CEOs: Today's Car News

Today, we look at how far electric-car fast charging has expanded, look at the cost of controlling diesel emissions, and learn more about the schedule for Tesla cars to move... read more January 25, 2017 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Tesla Autopilot features edge closer to self-driving in 3 to 6 months

Last year, after Tesla updated the radar, camera, and ultrasonic sensors on its electric cars, CEO Elon Musk said the new hardware's capabilities would lag behind the cars on... read more January 25, 2017 by


 
BMW and Nissan electric car fast-charging station

BMW, Nissan fund EVgo fast-charging network expansion: 670 dual-standard sites open

At the end of 2015, BMW and Nissan announced that the two companies had partnered to fund the installation of 120 DC fast-charging stations for electric cars across 19... read more January 25, 2017 by


 
Sergio Marchionne

Cost to make FCA diesels emission-compliant in Europe: half a billion dollars

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, believes diesels will allow the company to meet future, tougher fuel-economy standards. But that faith is being sorely... read more January 25, 2017 by


 
Evatran Plugless Power review by Transport Evolve screenshot

Using Plugless Power's wireless charging with Nissan Leaf: video

Wireless charging for electric cars has been discussed for some time, but at last it is close to becoming a more realistic option for drivers. Evatran currently markets its... read more January 25, 2017 by


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

How Paris will ban the dirtiest diesels: color-coded stickers

Yesterday, analyses of the air in several parts of France showed it contained high levels of ultrafine particles emitted by road vehicles. Among the guiltiest culprits were... read more January 24, 2017 by


 
2018 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman

$1 billion for electric cars, Mini changes, climate science views, Tesla acceleration: Today's Car News

Today, we talk about a very controversial Tesla, consider the idea of $1 billion in electric-car infrastructure and incentives, and look at the percentage of Americans who... read more January 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Renault Master ZE and Kangoo ZE (background) electric delivery vans

Renault adds new Master ZE larger electric delivery van

French carmaker Renault sells no passenger cars in North America, and hasn't for almost 30 years now. But in Europe, its all-electric Zoe subcompact hatchback has been the... read more January 24, 2017 by


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

California utilities submit $1 billion of electric-car projects to regulators

California continues to lead the United States, and in some ways the world, in efforts to reduce and eliminate harmful emissions from road vehicles. Following the lead of... read more January 24, 2017 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

More than two-thirds of Americans accept climate science, regardless of Trump

The new U.S. administration has made it clear that it does not accept the scientific consensus on climate change. From President Donald Trump down through his nominees for... read more January 24, 2017 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Even top German minister for environment prefers Tesla

Government officials in Germany seeking to express national pride in their choice of vehicle have no shortage of options. The established German luxury brands offer many... read more January 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2016

Hybrid sales, coal in China, Panasonic loves Tesla: Today's Car News

Today, we cover coal plants in China, plug-in hybrid tests in London, and hybrid sales right here in the U.S. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla Motors has bought... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
U.S. hybrid vehicle market: total sales and market share, 2000-2016   [source: PIRA Energy Group]

Hybrid market share peaked in 2013, down since then

What's a "green car"? Is it a hybrid? A zero-emission vehicle? One that plugs in? Or just one that uses less fuel than other cars in its segment? It's a perpetual conundrum... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
Alta RedShift SM electric motorcycle

Alta Motors electric motorcycle: racing victories, test ride video

Alta Motors has jumped out of the starting gate with an electric motorcycle designed for the race track. The company has been taking its bikes to the races and, even more... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
 

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