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Fuel-economy rules not the cause of rising auto prices: analysis

Fuel-economy rules not the cause of rising auto prices: analysis

Lobbyists for big automakers, both domestic and foreign, make no secret about their desire for lower fuel-economy standards. One argument presented to support a lowering of standards is that the cost of compliance with current rules will be passed on to consumers in the form of higher new-car... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Volt

Will California lead the green-car resistance?

When it comes to green cars, California leads the nation—and has done so for decades. California residents buy more hybrids and electric cars than those of any other... read more December 13, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016

Which type of Green Car Reports articles are least valuable? Poll results

Last week, we wrote about the results of a Twitter poll we put up to get a feel for what our readers like best about the site. The flipside of "most valuable" is "least... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
Non-ethanol gasoline pump

Is ethanol-free gasoline heading for the end of the road?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is struggling with Congress and various corporate interests over the amount of ethanol that will be blended into the U.S. fuel... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
Chevrolet's Steve Majoros (R) accepts Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy award for Chevy Bolt EV

Which Green Car Reports articles are most valuable? Poll results

We've now been running a series of Twitter polls for several weeks, and last week we decided to use one poll for a different purpose. We wanted to survey our audience, which... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

EPA decides to maintain vehicle emission limits through 2025

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to maintain its existing limits on emissions of greenhouse gases for light-duty vehicles through 2025. Enacted by... read more December 1, 2016 by


 
Elaine Chao

Trump names Elaine Chao as U.S. Secretary of Transportation

President-elect Donald Trump nominated former labor secretary Elaine Chao to be his secretary of transportation yesterday. She will follow current DoT secretary Antony Foxx... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

EPA boosts required 2017 ethanol volume above expected level

Despite pressure to lower the amount of ethanol blended into the U.S. fuel supply, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has boosted its proposed ethanol volume for 2017... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW i3

Electric cars to get big boost from emissions rules on engines: report

Stricter global emissions standards may finally force the majority of established automakers to get serious about electric cars. But while automakers build more electric cars... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

Electric-car 'datathon' to be hosted by White House tomorrow

The Obama Administration will make at least one more push to promote electric cars as it enters its final two months. The White House will hold its first-ever "Electric... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
BMW ActiveE electric car in front of old gas pumps, Belvidere, NJ   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

NJ dedicates all gas tax revenue to transportation infrastructure

Critics of electric cars often use the argument that, because electric-car drivers don't pay gas taxes, they don't contribute their fair share of road-maintenance costs. But... read more November 14, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Germany 'reassured' after worries on Chinese electric-car mandates

Electric-car mandates can be a powerful tool for reducing transportation-related emissions. California first proposed its current zero-emission vehicle mandate in December... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
Kandi electric car (Image: Kandi Technologies Group)

China to regulate, rein in low-speed electric cars used in rural areas

China overtook the U.S. last year to become the world's largest market for electric cars. But a large portion of the vehicles included in Chinese new-car sales tallies are... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
Plug-in electric cars at PSE+G facility in Newark, New Jersey

NJ electric-car advocacy group launches as gas tax soars

New Jersey was always the place for residents of neighboring states—Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania—to buy cheap gasoline. That era ended two days ago, when... read more November 3, 2016 by


 
Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

World will follow Norway's lead on electric cars, minister says

When it comes to electric-car adoption, Norway is unique. Electric cars make up a larger share of new-car sales in the Scandinavian country than anywhere, thanks to a very... read more November 3, 2016 by


 
China

China decides maybe hybrids could help its emissions too

When it comes to electric cars, China has some of the most generous incentives of any country. But in its attempt to promote greener vehicles, China has largely ignored... read more October 31, 2016 by


 

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