Today, Volkswagen software is deemed an illegal "defeat device" by German regulators, analysts speculate on the technologies that could replace lithium-ion batteries in electric cars, and Japan's hydrogen plans stumble over bureaucratic issues. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

When it comes to electric cars, what will come after lithium-ion batteries? Some analysts believe a change in battery technology is coming.

Gas remains cheap and SUV sales remain high. Will that affect government fuel-economy goals?

French startup Carwatt hopes to use old electric-car batteries to electrify vans.

German regulators declare Volkswagen software an illegal "defeat device" as the diesel-emissions crisis deepens.

Japan's ambitious hydrogen plans stumble due to bureaucratic red tape.

Volkswagen wants to face diesel-emissions scandal trials in Detroit. Here's why.

Finally, we have spy shots of the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback.


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