Big bets on Byton, Ford's "exploring" hybrids with its popular SUV, and Hyundai Ioniq is back; The Week in Revers Electric Cars June 17, 2018

Big bets on Byton, Ford's "exploring" hybrids with its popular SUV, and Hyundai Ioniq is back; The Week in Revers

What's next for the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq? What's next for Ford's Explorer? And what's coming from electric-car startup Byton? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car...

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New Ford Police Interceptor

Ford Explorer Hybrid, Tesla job cuts, and Byton electric sedan concept: Today's Car News

Ford has confirmed the upcoming Explorer Hybrid for police fleets. Tesla announced it will cut 9 percent of its salaried workforce to cut costs. Chinese electric-car startup... read more June 13, 2018 by

Byton K-Byte concept

Chinese electric-car startup Byton reveals its second concept: a Level 4 self-driving sedan

Just months after debuting its first concept vehicle, Chinese electric-car startup Byton on Tuesday took the wraps off a second model that it says previews a... read more June 13, 2018 by

New Ford Police Interceptor

Ford confirms new hybrid Explorer for police; is this how SUV buyers will embrace hybrids?

Police work may be ideal proving grounds to convince skeptical shoppers that hybrids can consistently perform when duty calls. Despite skepticism from some that... read more June 13, 2018 by

Chevy Bolt EV

Automakers make plea to 9 state governors to help boost electric, zero-emissions car sales

Seeking to kick-start electric car sales outside of California, the lobbying group that represents a dozen automakers said Monday that it sent letters to nine state governors... read more June 13, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model S and 2018 Tesla Model X

Tesla eliminates 9 percent of its workforce, cutting costs

Tesla's been in "production Hell" for the past nine months as it attempts to ramp up the Model 3. On Tuesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce the Silicon... read more June 12, 2018 by

Volkswagen ID Vizzion Concept

Volkswagen quantum computers, Daimler diesel recall, and Tesla tax credits: Today's Car News

Volkswagen wants to use quantum computers to develop tailor-made electric-car batteries. Daimler has recalled hundreds of thousands of diesel cars in Europe. The results are... read more June 12, 2018 by

VW to use quantum computers in electric-car battery development

Quantum computers could make specialized batteries for Volkswagen EVs

Quantum computers could analyze and help build highly specialized electric vehicle batteries in the future, Volkswagen announced this week. Using the highly complex computing... read more June 12, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

When Tesla's tax credits expire, which electric car would you buy? Twitter poll results

Last week, we reported that the federal tax credits for electric-car buyers are about to expire. Once any automaker sells 200,000 electric cars, the credits available to its... read more June 12, 2018 by

Mercedes-Benz C220d

Daimler ordered to recall nearly 774,000 diesels in Europe for emissions software

Stop us if you've heard this before: A major automaker will recall hundreds of thousands of vehicles for software that turns off emissions controls under certain... read more June 12, 2018 by

Byton concept at 2018 CES  [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Byton raises $500M, Tesla Autopilot defeat, and electric-car rally in Switzerland: Today's Car News

Chinese electric-car maker Byton announced it's raised $500 million in new funding. New controversy sets in surrounding a Tesla Autopilot add-on that defeats baked-in safety... read more June 11, 2018 by

Byton SUV concept

Chinese electric-car builder Byton says it raised $500 million

A $500 million infusion from investors including an automaker and a major battery supplier could help Chinese electric-car startup Byton put its cars on the road by the end... read more June 11, 2018 by

Tesla Model S owner talks about some do's and don't with the Autopilot system

Autopilot Buddy defeats Tesla's safety systems; it is not your friend

Tesla's Autopilot driver assistance system has had its share of controversy, but the latest Autopilot controversy stems from a third-party accessory. An add-on weight dubbed... read more June 11, 2018 by

"Reserved parking for green vehicles." Is that a green vehicle?

What does a green car mean to you? Take our Twitter poll

We get a lot of comments on Green Car Reports arguing (mostly in a friendly way) about what makes a green car. Or, put another way, what makes a car green. Some readers... read more June 11, 2018 by

WAVE Rally start, Winterthur, Switzerland, June 2018 [WORLDREACH PHOTO]

World's largest electric-car rally kicks off in Switzerland

Undeterred by major automakers that build electric cars by the millions, tinkerers and apostles aren't finished coming up with new ideas on their own. Whether sharing their... read more June 10, 2018 by

Smokestacks pollution air quality

Tesla Model 3 refunds, CO2 to fuel, less harmful batteries, awards, records, and deals: The Week in Reverse

What is the next big innovation in electric car charging? What element is a major battery manufacturer trying to remove from its electric car batteries? This is our look back... read more June 9, 2018 by


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