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Tesla Semi, new Roadster distract from Model 3 production problems

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 tractor came with a surprise: a new Tesla Roadster emerged from the back of the trailer. The wow factor was ... high. DON'T MISS... read more

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Jim Hackett

Ford to cut engine funding by one third, invest in electrics, autonomy

When Ford fired Mark Fields in May, it was widely seen as a rebuke to the CEO's inability to offer a convincing argument about how Ford would handle the future. Every car... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW i3 and 2014 Tesla Model S   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Will Tesla steamroller German luxury makers? Perhaps not

It has become an article of faith among some Tesla fans and owners that the company will inevitably rise to compete with and ultimately defeat the titans of the global auto... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
Beijing smog

China electric-car rules to start in 2019; aggressive totals are world's highest

You may not have heard it happen, but the global automotive industry changed forever on Thursday. China released its plan to require substantial sales of plug-in electric... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

Foreign makers might build electric cars in China, but rumored rule change has a catch

China's announcement 10 days ago that it was assessing a timetable for ending sales of new cars with gasoline or diesel engines continues to reverberate. The country intends... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China wants all electric cars: will it work? Reasons and reactions

It was quaint and adorable when Norway did it, saying it would end sales of cars with internal-combustion engines by 2025. The Netherlands followed suit, with little fanfare... read more September 19, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Nissan, Mitsubishi, Renault to launch 12 new electric cars by 2022

Some car companies release their business plans and goals publicly, others don't. This morning, the Renault Nissan Alliance (now including Mitsubishi as well) released a new... read more September 15, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Do Frankfurt's electric cars cover German desperation over diesel decline?

This year's Frankfurt motor show was big, busy, and full of new concepts and production cars spanning the gamut from small electric cars to exotic supercars with prices in... read more September 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Which company's electric-car success will surprise us? Poll results

Predicting the future is always hazardous, but for the auto industry, this is a particularly uncertain time. Four trends—electrification, connectivity, autonomy, and... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Which carmaker will sell most electric cars in 2020, China included? Poll results

Last year, China's BYD sold more plug-in electric cars than any other company in the world. That includes General Motors, Nissan, and Tesla. Now GM has launched the Chevrolet... read more August 29, 2017 by


 
A Honda dealership in Erie, Penn.

Who will be biggest electric-car maker in 2020? Take our Twitter poll!

Every week or so, Green Car Reports posts a poll on Twitter to survey our followers on their opinions on a variety of topics related to the news we cover. In general, we get... read more August 22, 2017 by


 
Ford Mustang in China

Ford pairs with Chinese maker Zotye for electric-car expansion

Ford was the first U.S. maker to build hybrid cars, starting in 2004, and it launched its Focus Electric hatchback in December 2011, just a year after the arrival of the... read more August 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Do German makers face 'iPhone moment,' after dodging diesel bullet?

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has largely fallen out of the public eye in the U.S., as VW and Audi buy back and modify roughly half a million noncompliant vehicles sold from... read more August 15, 2017 by


 
Artist’s impression of Faraday Future’s proposed plant in Hanford, California

Faraday Future gets $14 million; factory moved to CA from Vegas

Electric-car maker Faraday Future has received an emergency injection of $14 million to move its FF 91 luxury electric car closer to market. The rescue funds come in the form... read more August 8, 2017 by


 
Aoxin Ibis electric car. Photo by CarNewsChina.com.

China electric-car rules 'impossible,' say carmakers; more deference to regulators needed?

It may be human nature to avoid doing things that are for the long-term good but impose short-term costs. Exercising more, giving up smoking, or paying more for a car that is... read more July 17, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

Fuel-efficiency rules create jobs too, contrary to industry plaints

Fuel economy and emission standards have been a contentious issue in recent months as the auto industry and government officials clash over regulations and their potential... read more May 31, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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