Rivian deal, Corolla Hybrid, Tesla dog mode, charging tech: The Week in Reverse Electric Cars February 16, 2019

Rivian deal, Corolla Hybrid, Tesla dog mode, charging tech: The Week in Reverse

Which non-automotive company just made a big bet on electric vehicles? What car just got safer for dogs? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for...

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Volkswagen ID Neo concept, 2016 Paris auto show

An old tradition, auto shows, could give electric cars a boost

Last summer, Volkswagen Group chairman Dr. Herbert Diess said that he doesn’t believe new-car shows will exist (in their present form) a decade from now, and that... read more February 14, 2019 by


 
Carpool lanes I-5, Seattle, Washington [Credit: SounderBruce-Wikimedia Commons]

Bill could add Washington state to roster of California EV adoptees

Just as the Trump administration is attacking California's right to require electric cars to be sold in the state, California may be gaining support elsewhere. A new bill... read more February 14, 2019 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars outside dealership    [photo: Patrick Reid]

Shoppers willing to pay more for electric cars, survey finds

Electric and alternative-fuel cars aren't just for early-adopting geeks anymore. A new survey by InnovateMR about Americans' car-shopping practices found that two thirds... read more February 14, 2019 by


 
Rivian R1S

Rivian buzz, renewable-grid deep freeze, wireless charging deal: Today's Car News

Tech giant Qualcomm sells its Halo wireless charging business to rival WiTricity. GM and Amazon could be in talks to invest in startup electric pickup-maker Rivian. A new... read more February 13, 2019 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging

Qualcomm sells wireless charging patents to WiTricity

It's one of the worst nightmares for electric-car drivers: They go out to jump in their car, and somebody forgot to plug it in. Automakers and technology companies have... read more February 13, 2019 by


 
Audi electric-car Cashew ad from 2019 Superbowl

What EV advantages should ads emphasize for the masses in 2019: Twitter poll results

With the recent advent of more prevalent electric car ads, including one from Audi in the Superbowl and generic ads from Electrify America and Veloz, we thought it was... read more February 13, 2019 by


 
Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

Report: Rivian in talks with GM and Amazon

General Motors and Amazon could soon invest between $1 billion and $2 billion into Michigan-based electric vehicle hopeful Rivian, according to a report from Reuters. If the... read more February 13, 2019 by


 
Honda wind farm in Brazil

Polar vortex tests viability of renewable power

There's nothing like a good polar vortex to put the power system to the test—unless maybe it's a summer heat wave. Energy consulting firm Wood Mackenzie used the... read more February 13, 2019 by


 
Aurora Innovation self-driving car prototype

Toyota Corolla Hybrid, flow batteries, Greenlots, GM-Tesla pickup rumor: Today's Car News

The EPA released impressive fuel-economy estimates for the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Indiana professors combine ethanol, and fuel-cell tech in affordable next-gen... read more February 12, 2019 by


 
2019 GMC Sierra

Rumor: GM electric pickup could come from Tesla

Last month, the president of General Motors' GMC truck division said the brand was considering building an electric pickup. Now, according to a CleanTechnica report, that... read more February 12, 2019 by


 
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Toyota Corolla Hybrid rated 52 mpg: Why Toyota says it won't cannibalize Prius sales

Last week the U.S. EPA released final fuel economy numbers for the 2020 Toyota Corolla lineup. They include a confirmation of what Toyota had claimed when it introduced the... read more February 12, 2019 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf with Greenlots fast charger by Dumpster at I-87 Modena travel plaza, Feb 2018

One-step Plug&Charge coming to Greenlots stations

No more RFID tags! A new "interoperability" standard is sweeping across the electric-car charging landscape in the U.S. After reaching the largest ChargePoint network last... read more February 12, 2019 by


 
Purdue University IFBattery flow battery runs electric and fuel-cell golf cart

Purdue scientists test flow battery for EVs, claim 300-mile range

According to scientists at Purdue University, the best way to charge electric car batteries may be to take them to a gas station, and have them serviced at an instant... read more February 12, 2019 by


 
Brown 2013 Tesla Model S60 listed on Autotrader, Aug 2018, for $37,975

Tesla charging, Honda batteries, California buses, Green New Deal: Today's Car News

As the first Tesla Model 3s land in European consumers' hands, reports show they may charge faster than those in the U.S. Honda signed a rare contract to procure electric-car... read more February 11, 2019 by


 
Offshore wind farm

What effect do you expect the Green New Deal to have for electric cars? Take our Twitter poll

Last week, two prominent Congressional Democrats released an outline of a "Green New Deal" that they hope will spur discussion and even commitment to eliminating fossil-fuel... read more February 11, 2019 by


 

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