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Uber driver (photo by Uber)

Uber starts paying drivers to buy electric

Electric cars and fleets go hand-in-hand. That's the message Uber is trying to send to its drivers with a new program it calls EV Champions, which will pay some drivers... read more June 21, 2018 by


 
Hyundai Nexo

Audi teams up with Hyundai to build fuel-cell vehicles

Automakers are teaming up all over the world to prepare for the next big game in clean transportation, fuel cells. The latest partnership is between Audi and Hyundai, which... read more June 21, 2018 by


 
2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight review, Tesla Autopilot Buddy ban, and Colorado joins CA emissions states: Today's Car News

We review the 2019 Honda Insight and put the manufacturer's fuel-economy claims to the test. The NHTSA has banned Autopilot Buddy. Colorado plans to join the 13 California... read more June 20, 2018 by


 
Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

Colorado moves to follow California's low-emissions air-quality rules

Chalk up one more state in California's column. Colorado has added its name to the list of 12 states that follow California's tighter emissions standards. Governor John... read more June 20, 2018 by


 
2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight first drive mpg review: 55 mpg from hybrid sedan

Last week, we drove the new 2019 Honda Insight sedan and found Honda's newest compact hybrid roomy and comfortable. During our drive around Minneapolis, its exurbs, and into... read more June 20, 2018 by


 
2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight video review

You could be forgiven for not remembering the two Honda vehicles that have worn an Insight badge before. The first was a quirky hatchback two-seater that struggled for... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

NHTSA orders Autopilot Buddy off market, calling it a danger to road users

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday ordered the Autopilot Buddy's maker to pull it off the market in the U.S. Green Car Reports reported last week... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

Kia Niro crash test, first Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD, and falling battery prices: Today's Car News

The Kia Niro (mostly) aced the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash tests. Tesla has built the first Model 3 Performance AWD variant. Falling battery prices could... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Renewables to generate half of worldwide electricity by 2050: report

Falling prices for lithium-ion batteries will enable half the world's electricity to come from renewable solar and wind by 2050. That still won't be enough to meet global... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

2018 Kia Niro hybrid nets top Safety Pick+ award, when properly equipped

Tick all the right boxes and the 2018 Kia Niro earns a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, the crash-testing agency said last week. To get to the highest-rated Niro, buyers... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structure

First Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD built; Musk claims company was "sabotaged"

After laying off 9 percent of its workforce last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent a company-wide email in which he claimed an employee had committed "extensive and damaging... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

What does a "green car" mean to you? Twitter poll results

Our readers are nothing if not consistent. When we asked our Twitter followers last week to choose what they consider a "green car," a solid majority said nothing but a pure... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
Polestar 1

Audi arrest, Tesla Model S fire, charging labels, and our Twitter poll: Today's Car News

German authorities arrested the head of Audi over diesel cheating scandal. A Tesla caught fire in L.A. Chargeway labels are coming to help make charging easier. And what's... read more June 18, 2018 by


 
Petro-Canada gas station, Crossfields, Alberta, with electric-car charging station

What's the longest trip you've taken in your electric car? Take our Twitter poll

Long road trips consistently has been a concern for electric-car owners. With barely 80 miles of range, and a sparse network of public charging stations—much less... read more June 18, 2018 by


 
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler

Audi CEO arrested in Germany over diesel scandal

VW's diesel scandal is far from over. In the latest move on the political chessboard, German authorities arrested the head of VW's luxury division Audi at his home Monday... read more June 18, 2018 by


 

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