Tesla sales, rebates ending, oil studies, and dirty tricks: The Week in Reverse

Tesla sales, rebates ending, oil studies, and dirty tricks: The Week in Reverse

Which brand's electric cars won't get a tax credit after next year? Which electric car is in extremely short supply? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending July 13, 2018. Friday, we listed the best deals on green cars for July...

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2018 Tesla Model S and 2018 Tesla Model X

Tesla sells 200,000th car, starting phaseout of federal tax credits

Tesla's vehicle purchase incentives web page on Thursday morning reported that the wind-down of incentives for buyers of its cars has begun. The change was first noted and... read more July 12, 2018 by

Canadian reader K's new Tesla Model 3

Electric car rebates end in Ontario, Canada

Following the election of Conservative Doug Ford as premier July 7, Ontario, Canada, has canceled the province's generous tax incentives for electric cars, according to an... read more July 12, 2018 by

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, first drive, New York City, April 2017

VW eGolf supply, rising oil prices in 2020, and an electric double-decker bus: Today's Car News

The Volkswagen eGolf is in extremely short supply. Analysts forecast oil prices may double by 2020. Los Angeles introduces the first electric double-decker bus. And Ontario... read more July 12, 2018 by

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, first drive, New York City, April 2017

VW e-Golf in very short supply as company prepares for ID Crozz electric car

As VW gears up to begin selling its new ID line of electric cars, supplies of its existing electric car, the e-Golf have dropped to just 10 cars nationwide, according to our... read more July 12, 2018 by

Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Oil prices could double by 2020, boosting electric car sales

Despite short term peaks and valleys, and a recent agreement by OPEC to ease production restrictions, the overall trend in oil prices is on the rise. That's the conclusion of... read more July 12, 2018 by

Electric double-decker bus by Alexander Dennis

LA gets first double-decker electric city bus

When thinking of Los Angeles, clean air and double-decker buses aren't the first things that come to mind. Yet the city of angels will put the first all-electric... read more July 12, 2018 by

BMW Concept iX3

BMW iX3 production, Fisker solid-state batteries, and Tesla self-driving price bump: Today's Car News

BMW will build the iX3 electric car in China. Fisker claims it has a three-year head start on solid-state batteries. Tesla increases the price of a self-driving car function... read more July 11, 2018 by

Tesla Autopilot

Tesla raises price of full self-driving option–if you wait for it to work before buying

Tesla has increased the price of a feature that doesn't yet exist—at least for customers who haven't bought it yet. That's according to Tesla's online configurator... read more July 11, 2018 by

Smokestacks pollution air quality

Oil interests lobby against carbon tax before it even gets proposed

Those who make big money off oil interests are wasting no time nipping a new carbon tax in the bud. Before such a proposal ever reaches Congress, a coalition of conservative... read more July 11, 2018 by

Fisker EMotion

Henrik Fisker is latest to claim solid-state battery breakthrough (Updated)

In the race to build solid state batteries for electric cars, almost nobody is counting on Henrik Fisker and his latest electric-car venture, the EMotion, which debuted at... read more July 11, 2018 by

BMW iX3 Concept front 3/4

BMW iX3 to be built in China, exported worldwide

BMW has announced it will build its next electric car, the iX3 SUV, in China just as a trade war heats up between the U.S. and China involving cars-and in particular... read more July 11, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018

Tesla's Chinese factory, EPA OKs glider trucks, and new material for electric-car batteries: Today's Car News

Tesla inks a deal to build a new factory in Shanghai. The EPA has given the OK to dirtier glider trucks. A new material could make for better electric-car batteries. And we... read more July 10, 2018 by

2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla inks deal to build second factory in Shanghai

A day after it announced price hikes for the Model S and Model X in China, in response to new tariffs on imported electric cars in the country, Tesla has finalized a deal to... read more July 10, 2018 by

Adding oxygen and cobalt to the cathode prevents lithium from breaking chemical bonds

Iron trifluoride could make better electric-car batteries

Researchers at the University of Maryland, in conjunction with Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new battery cathode material that they say could triple the... read more July 10, 2018 by

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]

Pruitt leaves poison pill at EPA for glider-truck emissions rule

In his last act as EPA Administrator on Friday, Scott Pruitt vacated an Obama-era ruling that dramatically restricted sales of polluting "glider" trucks. Pruitt's earlier... read more July 10, 2018 by

2018 Honda Clarity PHEV Plugged into L1 in Corte Madera, Calif.

How many electric miles are enough for a plug-in hybrid? Take our Twitter Poll

Plug-in hybrids come in a variety of specs and sizes, from economy cars to mid-size sedans to luxury SUVs costing $100,000 or more. Automakers also haven't settled on how... read more July 10, 2018 by

Canadian reader K's new Tesla Model 3

Tesla dominated electric-car sales in Canada in June

Electric cars accounted for nearly 3 percent of all passenger vehicles sold in Canada in June, thanks to a surge of Tesla Model 3 deliveries. With the California-based... read more July 9, 2018 by

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production

More Chevy Bolt EV production, Tesla price hike in China, more chargers in Britain: Today's Car News

Britain will require all cars to plug in and new homes to have chargers by 2040. Chevrolet boosts Bolt EV production to ease long waiting lists. Tesla is the first company to... read more July 9, 2018 by

2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla hikes prices in China in first response to trade war

In a move largely seen as the first response to a trade war that has broken out between China and the United States, Tesla has hiked prices of its Model S and Model X luxury... read more July 9, 2018 by

Shell charging station in Britain (higher res)

UK launches Road to Zero electric car initiatives

British Transport Minister Chris Grayling on Monday introduced a comprehensive package of laws aimed at speeding the adoption of electric cars in the country. Known as the... read more July 9, 2018 by


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