Today, electric-car sales in Canada, a new purchase rebate in Oregon, the importance of heavy-truck emissions, an ambitious EV road trip, and a car that drove itself off its own production line. All this and more on Green Car Reports.
June's plug-in electric car sales for Canada are now in, and there's a new entrant that's soared to the top of the charts.
Electric-car buyers will find it cheaper very soon, at least in Oregon, which passed a $2,500 electric-car purchase rebate as part of a large transportation funding bill.
Big, low-efficiency, diesel-powered heavy trucks are a crucial part of the world's vehicle emissions, and without reducing their carbon output, changes to passenger models can only go so far.
What's the most ambitious electric-car road trip you've heard of? How about driving a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV all the way across Canada?
A polite note to our respected colleagues in the media: "electrified" does not mean "electric," and you need to learn the difference. Fast.
A semi-autonomous 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury sedan drove itself off the production line in Germany. Think about that.
Finally, Bloomberg New Energy Finance says the electric-car revolution will happen a lot faster than most people think.