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Were Small Cars Exactly The Wrong Way To Launch Electric Cars?

Were Small Cars Exactly The Wrong Way To Launch Electric Cars?

Historically, most technology innovations in automobiles start at the high end and gradually work their way down the lineup until they've become standard features of even the humblest of cars. From automatic transmissions to disc brakes, turbochargers to fuel injection, high-end audio systems to... read more

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U.S. Will Meet Fuel-Economy Goals Despite Higher Truck, SUV Sales, EPA Says

New-car average fuel economy has steadily risen over the past few years, as carmakers work to meet stricter U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. It's natural to... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 Lexus NX 300h

Why Your Car Is A Truck, Under Federal Law, And What Makes It One

If you've got any plans to buy a 2015 Lexus NX 300h when it hits the U.S, you might be surprised to learn that it's not actually a car. According to the EPA, your new luxury... read more August 5, 2014 by 


 
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Auto Industry Doing Fine In Meeting Gas-Mileage Goals, It Turns Out

The auto industry came very near to the precipice in 2009, and it agreed to significant new regulations to enable it to step back from the brink. Now, it turns out that it's... read more August 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 Toyota Prius C

Quiet-Car Rules Must Be Delayed, Automakers Say: NHTSA Not Ready

The concern that very quiet hybrid and electric cars may pose a danger to unaware pedestrians has been around for a decade or more now. Back in 2010, Congress required the... read more July 25, 2014 by 


 
The Range Rover Sport takes on Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter

Saudi Arabia Plans To Raise Fuel Economy--But Not Gas Prices

Whether you call them fuel-economy standards or carbon-emission limits, new vehicles sold in North America, Europe, China, and elsewhere are subject to regulations that will... read more July 9, 2014 by 


 
Electric power plant outside Ithaca, New York

Do New EPA Emission Rules Just Hasten Coal's Inevitable Death?

Take a deep breath and relax. It is highly unlikely that "millions of Americans will be freezing in the dark" (in the words of a critic) once new EPA rules lowering carbon... read more June 8, 2014 by 


 
2016 Fiat 500X prototype body shell in assembly plant in Melfi, Italy

Cost Of New EPA Carbon Limits? About $7 Per Car: Report

Every time a new environmental regulation is proposed in the United States, there's a predictable chorus of doom-and-gloom predictions that it will kill jobs, cause... read more June 6, 2014 by 


 
Two BNSF locomotives hauling coal trains meet near Wichita Falls, Texas

EPA's Coal-Plant Emissions Rules: This Will Be The Big Fight

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce new regulations to cut the carbon emissions of more than 600 existing coal-fired electric power... read more June 2, 2014 by 


 
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China Push For Lower Emissions: Smaller, More Efficient Engines, Mild Hybrids

China may be the world's largest car market, but increased air pollution has created a public backlash against the automobile. It's also spurring the government to take... read more May 14, 2014 by 


 
Photo of Tesla Model S battery swapping versus 'fastest gas pump in LA' tweeted by Elon Musk

California Hands Loss To Tesla In Proposed ZEV Credit Changes

It was one of the thorniest issues facing the powerful California Air Resource Board: Did the ability to swap electric-car battery packs qualify for "fast fueling" incentives... read more April 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

2014 Nissan Leaf Domestic Content: Now Closer To Volt, Focus Electric

Last fall, we learned that the first year of U.S. production of the Nissan Leaf electric cars, built in Smyrna, Tennessee, had only 15 percent North American content. This... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
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Sulfur In Gasoline To Fall By Two-Thirds In 2017 To Cut Emissions

While automakers work to lower vehicle emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is turning its attention to the fuel that powers those cars. The EPA will... read more March 4, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Green Car Reports, Five Years And 9,800 Articles Later

Five years ago today, Green Car Reports began a daily publishing schedule. At first one a day, and then more, we wrote articles on fuel efficiency, hybrids, diesel vehicles... read more February 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3 Range Extender: No White CA Carpool-Lane Sticker, Here's Why

Incentives help drive the purchase of plug-in electric cars, which remain unfamiliar and expensive to many first-time buyers. But a recent article on The Street may have... read more January 16, 2014 by 


 
GM E85 presentation

Ethanol A Victim Of Change As Gasoline Sales Have Flatlined?

Eight years ago, ethanol was going to let the U.S. grow its own vehicle fuel, reduce its use of gasoline made from imported oil, and boost energy security. How much have you... read more December 11, 2013 by 


 
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