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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review, Lexus F hybrids, and big oil skepticism of electric cars: Today's Car News

We review the fuel economy of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Lexus mulls hybrid systems for its F-series performance cars. Big oil refineries voice skepticism over... read more July 18, 2018 by

2018 Lexus GS F

Lexus may add hybrid power to future, high-performance F Sport models

Tesla shook up the luxury car world by showing that performance cars could be electric. After the German brands followed suit, Lexus could be the latest automaker to follow... read more July 18, 2018 by

ExxonMobil oil refinery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by WClarke [CC BY-SA 4.0]

Oil refiners express skepticism, worry over electric cars

A recent survey by the World Refining Association shows some oil industry executives are becoming concerned about how the proliferation of electric cars may affect their... read more July 18, 2018 by

Volkswagen ID Buzz and ID Crozz concept, 2017 Los Angeles auto show

Report: VW may build ID Crozz and ID Buzz electric cars in America

Two future VW electric cars could be built in the U.S. for American buyers, according to a report Tuesday. VW's North American CEO, Hinrich Woebcken, told British magazine... read more July 18, 2018 by

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV gas mileage review: practical and efficient

The Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid is something of a missing link in the market for plug-in cars. There are finally plenty of choices for those who want to dispense with... read more July 18, 2018 by

2017 Toyota Prius Prime and 2017 Chevrolet Volt with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker

How many miles are enough for a plug-in hybrid? Readers respond

Green Car Reports readers and Twitter followers are clearly fired up when it comes to plug-in hybrids. When we asked in last week's Twitter poll how many miles are enough for... read more July 18, 2018 by

Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept

Polestar 2 electric car, VW to build electric cars in US, and peak oil in 2036: Today's Car News

Details surface on Polestar's second model, the Polestar 2 electric sedan. Volkswagen says it will build electric cars in the United States. A new report claims peak oil... read more July 17, 2018 by

Natural gas flaring from oil well [licensed under Creative Commons from Flickr user Sirdle]

Oil analysts predict peak consumption in 2036

Most people buy electric cars to reduce oil consumption, but oil companies keep selling more oil every year. Now, a new study by oil industry consultancy Wood Mackenzie... read more July 17, 2018 by

Volvo 40.2 concept

Volvo confirms Polestar 2 electric "sedan"

A Volvo executive has revealed a few details of the Polestar 2, an electric sedan that will follow next year's Polestar 1 performance coupe. The Polestar 2 will be a sedan... read more July 17, 2018 by

2018 Formula-E race finish, Brooklyn, NY

What type of electric car racing interests you? Take our Twitter poll

Electric cars are showing up at races from mountaintops to drag strips to New York harbor. The cars are quiet—and fast. Yet the series don't seem to have taken race... read more July 17, 2018 by

Tesla South Australia lithium-ion battery storage

As used electric-car batteries set to flood market, Automakers ramp up reuse efforts

With the growth of electric cars has come a flood of used batteries that is set to skyrocket in the next five years, according to a Bloomberg report. Bloomberg Businessweek... read more July 16, 2018 by

Formula E Gen2 race car

Tesla Model 3 Performance rating, Formula E season end, and solar investments tumble: Today's Car News

The EPA rates the Tesla Model 3 Performance variant. Formula E closes out the final season featuring a two-car strategy. Solar investments tumble amid the trade war. And... read more July 16, 2018 by

Tesla and SolarCity solar farm on Ta'u, American Samoa

Solar investment falls in midst of erupting trade war

Electric cars and solar power fit together like a hand in a glove. Charging with solar power, electric cars can drive using almost no non-renewable energy. Now according to a... read more July 16, 2018 by

Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]

Tesla Model 3 Performance gets EPA rating, Supercharging referrals extended

A new picture by an early buyer of a Tesla Model 3 Performance shows the car's EPA rating of 116 MPGe. That's down 14 MPGe, or almost 11 percent from the base long-range... read more July 16, 2018 by

2018 Formula-E race, Brooklyn, NY

New York race closes out Formula E season and multi-car strategy (Updated)

Watching electric cars race is different than watching a race with conventional race cars. Most notably, the sound of squealing tires stands out as the loudest sound you... read more July 16, 2018 by


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