If Dodge is using Tesla logic, the Circuit could be the iconic super car that puts the brand back on the map. It could also be permanent vaporware. Really that's all that's required to get a loan from Congress these days.
Panasonic expresses some skepticism about the battery format Tesla sees as the future. Tesla’s putting its 94-mile Model 3 out in the open, in Canada. What did hybrids look like a century ago? And Aptera’s “never charge” solar car goes to the track. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Aptera’s three-wheeled solar car can go up to 1,000 miles on a charge and potentially go without any charges at all for daily-driving needs. And with some testing footage, the company just teased that this tech-focused lightweight should offer strong performance, too. Tesla...
2021 VW ID.4 rated for 260 miles of range in lower-priced version
With less weight, the new base version of the ID.4 electric SUV achieves a longer driving range.Bengt Halvorson
Tesla’s Canadian compliance car: Is 94-mile Model 3 a clever workaround or silly business?
The price-leader Tesla Model 3 that's a workaround for Canadian EV incentives is now out in the open—and software-locked to 94 miles.Bengt Halvorson
Aptera shows how its “never charge” solar EV performs
The startup's second incarnation is claiming some impressive acceleration, handling, and braking for its 1,000-mile solar electric car.Bengt Halvorson
Panasonic sees bigger cells as key to affordable EVs but is skeptical of Tesla format change
A top Panasonic executive told Bloomberg fewer of the larger 4680 cells would be needed, saving money; but the cells would be harder to produce and prone to overheating.Stephen Edelstein
This is what hybrid cars looked like 80 years before Prius
The 1916 Owen Magnetic has a type of powertrain that automakers are still working to perfect—as a segue way to electric cars—more than a century later.Stephen Edelstein
Chevy Silverado EV confirmed, Hummer EV SUV revealed, EQS preview, Polestar 2 review: The Week in ReverseBengt Halvorson
Which automaker will be giving its mass-market EVs bidirectional charging starting in 2022? And is there hope for battery swapping after all? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending April 9, 2021. A series of announcements from General Motors earned the most attention in stories—and audience—this week. It all started last weekend, as GM revealed the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV. Although set to arrive in early 2023, more than a year after the Hummer EV SUT pickup, the SUV will offer a shorter wheelbase that favors...
Smaller Nissan EV, Toyota Teammate, Polestar 2 review: Today’s Car News
Toyota and Lexus have an assisted-driving system, but it’s being pitched very differently than Tesla Navigate on Autopilot. Nissan could be readying a compact EV next. And the Polestar 2 feels like Volvo performance for the EV age. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Nissan is...Bengt Halvorson
Review update: 2021 Polestar 2 remixes Swedish performance for an EV reality
This Polestar offers up the driving experience of a traditional sport sedan—and the sensory experience of being in a Volvo—carried over to all-electric.Bengt Halvorson
Toyota Mirai, Lexus LS 500h to debut "partial hands-free" driver-assistance system
Teammate "Advanced Drive" appears to offer some of the functionality of Navigate on Autopilot, with a more conservative approach than Tesla.Stephen Edelstein
Report: Nissan planning small electric crossover below Ariya
The next new fully electric model from Nissan after the Ariya might be a smaller, Kicks-sized crossover.Stephen Edelstein
EPA agenda, climate-neutral Polestar, Hummer EV fast-charging: Today’s Car News
Polestar aims for a climate-neutral car by 2030. The GMC Hummer EV can perform as well at the charging station as it can in its WTF performance mode. And the EPA gets ready to roll back the rollback. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. EPA administrator Michael Regan is reportedly readying a...Bengt Halvorson