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Future Ford Escape plug-in, China vs US, more solar power, electric semis on wires: Today's Car News

Future Ford Escape plug-in, China vs US, more solar power, electric semis on wires: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a different approach to electric trucks, a complicated combustion engine, more solar power, a plug-in future Ford, and some worries about U.S. competitiveness. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as we do every seven days, we ran down last week's most...

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Infiniti QX50 concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

2019 Infiniti QX50 crossover to debut variable-compression engine

Efforts by automakers to increase fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions have intensified in recent years as emission rules have tightened and the effects of climate... read more 21 hours ago by


 
Siemens catenary system to electrify semi trucks

How about electric semis that draw power from overhead wires?

While battery-powered semi trucks remains years away for many prominent makers, the German tech company Siemens is experimenting with a well-known source of electric power... read more 22 hours ago by


 
2017 Toyota Prius V

Toyota Prius V hybrid wagon ends U.S. run; RAV4 Hybrid took its sales

After six model years, the 2017 Toyota Prius V will soon leave the stage, and there will be no 2018 version. Toyota has confirmed to Green Car Reports that it is ending... read more November 18, 2017 by


 
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Best Car To Buy 2018; Tesla Semi, Roadster; VW e-Golf driven; electric-car tax credit: The Week in Reverse

What strong new competitor to the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid will go on sale December 1? Which vehicle did we name our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018? This is our look... read more November 18, 2017 by


 
Tesla Semi

Tesla semi, Roadster surprise too, Clarity Plug-in price, Jeep Wrangler MPG: Today's Car News

Today, it's almost all about Tesla: introduction of its future Semi, a surprise new Roadster too, and the most important question for the company. Also, aggressive pricing on... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
Tesla Semi

Tesla Semi, new Roadster distract from Model 3 production problems

Never let it be said that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his event producers are not masters of showmanship. Last night's launch of the Tesla Semi heavy-duty commercial truck... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
Illustration from December 1966 Popular Science article on electric cars

Electric cars 'right around the corner' in 1966: what took so long?

Looking at yesterday's visions of tomorrow is always entertaining, from flying cars to cities of the future. In the case of the electric car, there have been two futures: one... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
2018 Nio ES8

Chinese electric-car startup Nio gets $1 billion in funding: report

Nio, the electric-car maker formerly known as NextEV, has raised a substantial amount of money in its latest round of fundraising. The Chinese startup reportedly received a... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Jaguar Land Rover owner denies stake in electric-car maker Faraday Future: updated report

Most reports on startup electric-car maker Faraday Future tend to describe it as "struggling," and that may be an understatement. It halted work at its Nevada-based... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
2018 Jeep Wrangler

New 2018 Jeep Wrangler boosts fuel economy, from bad to less bad

Ahead of the next-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler's debut, the EPA released fuel-economy estimates for the V-6 powered model of the archetypal SUV. They're higher, as are the... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid starts at $34,290 with 47-mile range

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid will start at a recommended price of $34,290 including delivery, making it the least expensive plug-in hybrid sedan on the market this... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
Tesla Semi

Tesla Semi: 500-mile range, lower running costs than diesel... and it's fast

The long-awaited Tesla Semi electric truck was unveiled Thursday night and it promises to shake up the shipping industry by significantly reducing the cost of transporting... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
2020 Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster is back: 0-60 in 1.9 seconds, 620-mile range

What's old is new again. The Tesla Roadster is back, company CEO Elon Musk revealed Thursday night at a special event in California. Forget about the old, Lotus-derived... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
Hyundai SUV roadmap

Big electric truck, cheaper small cars, Fisker solid-state cells, CARB vs EPA: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a drive report on the largest electric vehicle we've ever piloted, some patents on solid-state batteries from Fisker, California's powerful air-quality... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
Chanje V8070 Class 5 electric delivery van, Brooklyn, NY, Nov 2017

Driving a Chanje electric electric cargo van: very big, far better than diesel

A Class 5 cargo van is a remarkably large vehicle, especially when navigating it through the mixed industrial and 19th-century residential streets of the Prospect Heights... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
Site of new California Air Resources Board headquarters, Riverside, CA, Oct 2017

CARB steps up shadow-EPA role with new building, vehicle testing lab

For 45 years, the Environmental Protection Agency has been charged with protecting the U.S. from pollution in its air, water, and land. Under the Trump Administration, its... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze

Discounts soar on many small cars as market stampedes toward SUVs

The market's shift to crossovers and SUVs is well documented, but what may be less well known are the massive discounts some automakers now offer on small cars as a result... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
Fisker EMotion

Fisker still aims at solid-state electric-car batteries, as patents attest

At first, Fisker had promised its upcoming EMotion electric sedan would launch with revolutionary solid-state batteries. The company then backtracked in June, saying the... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM CEO Mary Barra hints at Bolt EV-based crossover SUV, details future electric vehicles

General Motors CEO Mary Barra gave investors a detailed playbook for the automaker's future electric vehicles plans Wednesday, including a possible glimpse at a crossover... read more November 15, 2017 by


 
Arrivo high-speed transport system

2017 VW e-Golf driven, electric-car cargo, Twizy drive, Faraday Future rescue? Today's Car News

Today, we've driven the longer-range 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, Faraday Future may have been rescued, we compare electric-car cargo space, and one writer gets his dream drive in... read more November 15, 2017 by


 
 

 
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