The Week In Reverse

Tesla lifesaver, 'urban' Chevy Bolt, BMW vs Tesla, VW buyback amounts: The Week in Reverse

Tesla lifesaver, 'urban' Chevy Bolt, BMW vs Tesla, VW buyback amounts: The Week in Reverse

Why would an electric car be as bad as a refrigerator? Or as coffee? And what did the FTC specifically warn Volkswagen dealers not to do? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, August 12, 2016. Friday, we covered a... read more

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show

Prius Prime drive, more Tesla Autopilot, BMW electric sales, VW diesel fail: The Week in Reverse

Why are Consumer Reports and electric-car maker Tesla Motors at odds over Autopilot? And, how badly did the California Air Resources Board smack Volkswagen's rejected plan... read more July 16, 2016 by

Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

VW diesel buybacks, Tesla Autopilot crash, 'sobering' fuel-cell future, Oklahoma natural gas: The Week in Reverse

Why did one man involved in developing hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains call their prospects 'sobering'? And, how much do you get from Volkswagen if you bought a TDI diesel car... read more July 9, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Autopilot crash, VW diesel buybacks, electric-car sharing update: The Week in Reverse

How will your grandchildren get around in wheeled vehicles? (The answer may surprise you.) And, what will happen to the 400,000 VW diesel cars it has committed to buy back... read more July 2, 2016 by

2006 Toyota Prius and 2015 Nissan Leaf  [photo: John C. Briggs]

Floating Tesla, VW diesel payments, Leaf vs Prius costs, BMW batteries: The Week in Reverse

Which car should a reader have picked to replace her aged Toyota Prius hybrid? And, what did Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweet this time? This is our look back at the Week In... read more June 25, 2016 by

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell prototype

Electric-car sales, plug-in Mercedes fuel-cell SUV, VW diesel delay: The Week in Reverse

Which huge global automaker promised to launch 30 all-electric cars over the next 10 years? And, what unique feature does the fuel-cell powertrain in a future Mercedes-Benz... read more June 18, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla first drive, electric road trip, hybrids to supplant diesels? The Week in Reverse

Which controversial new Tesla vehicle did we finally get to drive, and what did we think of it? And, where is our electric-motorcycle riding contributor Ben Rich headed on... read more June 11, 2016 by

2016 BMW i3 4-door HB Headlight

BMW electric SUV, Tesla demands, VW batteries, maxi Mini: The Week in Reverse

Which notorious disaster site has been proposed as a hydrogen production site for fuel-cell vehicles? And, what does electric-car maker Tesla Motors demand that its owners... read more June 4, 2016 by

2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla's secret software, VW diesel progress, Chevy Jolt EV, Nissan batteries: The Week in Reverse

Which completely fictional electric car caused a stir on the Interwebs over the last few weeks? And, what secret software are some Tesla cars running in real-world driving to... read more May 28, 2016 by

2016 Cadillac ELR

BMW electric-car lawsuit, Tesla Model 3 deposits, RIP Cadillac ELR: The Week in Reverse

Which long-challenged luxury electric car was finally, quietly euthanized by its maker? And, what kind of new vehicle has inventor Nikola Tesla given his name to now? This is... read more May 21, 2016 by

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Tesla deadlines, VW’s V-6 TDI fix, Chevy Bolt EV predictions: The Week In Reverse

At least one analyst thinks GM’s massively underestimating interest in the Chevy Bolt EV. And is it really a surprise that to hear that Elon Musk uses some wishful... read more May 14, 2016 by

2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3, electric-car sales, VW diesel woes, charging-station funds: The Week in Reverse

What electric car will get a 50-percent larger battery capacity for 2017—and a range of over 100 miles as a result? And, which completely non-green cars did we have a... read more May 7, 2016 by

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Electric-car battery costs, Germans vs Tesla, more cheating probes: The Week in Reverse

What kind of fuel would you expect to buy at a True Zero filling station? And, which four carmakers will introduce new or updated all-electric cars for 2017? This is our look... read more April 30, 2016 by

Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

VW diesel agreement, 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, Chevy Bolt EV: The Week in Reverse

What do we know about the diesel-cheating settlement reached between Volkswagen and the EPA—and what's left to find out? And, which company's consultants will now be... read more April 23, 2016 by

2016 Dodge Dart

Tesla Model S update, Model 3 futures, diesel deadline, coal dying: The Week in Reverse

Which pillar of North American industry is now almost entirely in bankruptcy? And, what Tesla electric car was replaced before it even entered production? This is our look... read more April 16, 2016 by

Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos

More Model 3 mania, electric bikers, Porsche design, fuel-cell futurism: The Week in Reverse

How many depositors had put down $1,000 each for a Tesla Model 3 electric car one week after the car's launch at the end of March? And, what may be your best deal these days... read more April 9, 2016 by


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