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Energica Vs Tesla, 2015 Chevy Volt Deals, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show Green Cars: Today's Car News

Energica Vs Tesla, 2015 Chevy Volt Deals, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show Green Cars: Today's Car News

Today, we have a drag race between electric cars and an electric superbike, notable deals on the outgoing 2015 Chevrolet Volt, and a roundup of green-car debuts from the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. All this and more on Green Car Reports. As General Motors prepares to end production of the 2015...

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Aoxin Ibis electric car. Photo by CarNewsChina.com.

China To Top U.S. Electric-Car Sales? Why Stats Don't Compare

Not all electric vehicles are created the same--and that's an important point to keep in mind when you read stories about how China's electric-car market is set to overtake... read more April 21, 2015 by 


 
Ferrock, screen cap from video report by PBS

Carbon-Negative Replacement For Cement Traps CO2 During Manufacturing

You may be aware of your car's carbon footprint, but what about the emissions related to the concrete structures it drives over? The Portland cement that acts as the glue in... read more April 21, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

2015 Chevy Volt: Big Clearance Sale Before New 2016 Model Includes $249 Lease

Before a new model of car can go on sale, carmakers and dealers have to clear inventory of its predecessor. It's not uncommon for carmakers to offer significant discounts on... read more April 21, 2015 by 


 
2016 BMW 7-Series multi-material construction

Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid, BMW 7 Series Goes Carbon, 2016 Chevy Volt Order Guide: Today's Car News

We lead off today with two big luxury car stories. The Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid debuts at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, while the next BMW 7 Series will adopt carbon-fiber... read more April 20, 2015 by 


 
Kandi electric car (Image: Kandi Technologies Group)

Cue Kandi Store Jokes: Small Electric Car Goes On Sale In China

Kandi Technologies Group operates a car-sharing service in China that dispenses electric cars from vending machines. But now it plans to move into retail sales. So it looks... read more April 20, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Motor Trend 'Car of the Year' ceremony in New York City, Nov 2012

Tesla Had A Deal To Sell Itself To Google Til Musk Walked Away

Like any startup company, Tesla Motors has had crises where the electric-car maker came very close to financial collapse. One was in 2008, when its Roadster model was late in... read more April 20, 2015 by 


 
2016 Cadillac CT6

Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: Big Battery, More Electric Range

As predicted, the plug-in hybrid version of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 large luxury sedan was released today at the Shanghai Motor Show, using an adaptation of GM's... read more April 20, 2015 by 


 
2016 BMW 7-Series prototype

Next BMW 7-Series To Use 'Carbon Core' Based on i3 Electric Car Body

The BMW i3 electric car and i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe are audacious examples of advanced technology in many ways. Not the least of it are body shells made of carbon-fiber... read more April 20, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt Order Guide: Options, Trim Levels...But No Prices Yet

These days, waiting for a new car is akin to the anticipation surrounding a Hollywood blockbuster. First come the teases, then more substantive trailers, perhaps followed by... read more April 20, 2015 by 


 
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Rare E85 Ethanol Fuel Good For Racers, As 750-HP Hellcat Shows (Video)

What if you could take a powerful but thirsty muscle car and significantly lower its tailpipe emissions--while adding even more power? That could very well be the best of... read more April 19, 2015 by 


 
Student team vehicles at the 2015 Shell Eco Marathon Americas

New Tesla, Bolt EV Name, Eco Marathon: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Why did General Motors pick a name for its upcoming electric car that could perplex Spanish speakers? And what do a lot of people fail to realize about BMW's next-generation... read more April 18, 2015 by 


 
Student team vehicles at the 2015 Shell Eco Marathon Americas

Electric Cop Cars, Tesla Body Kit, Renewable Diesel: Today's Car News

We look at what an edgy body kit might do to your Tesla Model S, cops who drive electric cars, and why "renewable diesel" isn't what you probably think of as "biodiesel." All... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
1996 General Motors EV1

Electric Car Pioneers Celebrate 10 Years Of Driving On Grid Power

The era of the modern electric car essentially began in December 2010, when the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt first went on sale. Yet some people have been driving electric... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
Student team vehicles at the 2015 Shell Eco Marathon Americas

Shell Eco Marathon: Why Odd Cars Built By Students Matter

Many of the cars are more like enclosed bicycles, and virtually none of them could operate on public roads or highways. But the Shell Eco-Marathon offers some useful lessons... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
Nissan Leaf electric cars used by Seattle traffic enforcement department.

Electric Police Cars? Seattle Uses Nissan Leafs For Traffic Enforcement

They may not have the most intimidating presence, but electric cars can play an important role in law enforcement. Police vehicles spend a lot of time idling or negotiating... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
 

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