• 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

    The industry trade journal WardsAuto has been giving out "Best Engine" awards for 24 years now, and this year's list includes some interesting choices. For starters, there are no engines from German manufacturers on the list: The sole luxury recipients this year are Infiniti and Jaguar. But more importantly, and for the first time ever, four of the winners are electrified—and two aren't engines at all. DON'T MISS: Three Hybrids On Ward's '10 Best Engines' List For 2016 For 2018, Wards declared two hybrid powertrains worthy of its accolades. The reworked 2.5-liter Atkinson Cycle inline-4...

  • Winners of Canada's 2017 Electric Vehicle Awards
    Canada electric-car news: EV Awards, surging Solo sales, electric-bus boom

    Coming in mid-October, Canadian Thanksgiving roughly coincides with the return of ice hockey. This year, the country’s plug-in electric vehicle fans have their own reasons for giving thanks—and not just because the National Hockey League followed Tesla’s lead and expanded into...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf
    Say hello to The Car Connection's 2018 Driver's Choice Awards

    Just like Green Car Reports, our sister site The Car Connection names its Best Car To Buy award winner every year. But The Car Connection's editorial team is not the only one to get a say in this. We want you to choose some award winners as well. It's the 2018 Driver's Choice Award, and there are...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016
    2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car wins North American Car of the Year award

    Media days at the Detroit Auto Show always open with the announcement of the year's North American Car and Truck of the Year awards, and this year is no exception. But green-car enthusiasts had a special reason to follow this year's awards, now broken into three categories: car, truck, and utility...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016
    Chevrolet Bolt EV: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2017

    Each year, Green Car Reports chooses a new car, or a family of cars, as the best green car introduced in that model year. In 2011, our very first award, we picked the first-ever modern electric car to be sold in high volumes. Six years later, we've picked the spiritual successor to that car, one...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S owned by David Noland, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2015
    Past Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy winners: the recap

    On Monday, Green Car Reports will name its 2017 Best Car To Buy. It will be the seventh time we've given the award, and it's worth looking back to see how far green cars have progressed in those seven years. We were lucky to start the award in 2011, the year two remarkable cars arrived on global...

  • 2016 Tesla Model X

    Pretty much any Tesla electric car is bound to start a conversation. The low, tiny 2008 Roadster, the sleek and Jaguar-esque 2012 Model S sedan, or the company's latest car, the 2016 Model X crossover utility vehicle. But as we experienced first-hand, the Model X has the most attention-getting device of any Tesla ever sold. DON'T MISS: 2016 Tesla Model X first drive review It's not the ground-breaking electric powertrain that uses roughly 8,000 tiny lithium-ion cells to deliver more than 200 miles of EPA-rated range. It's not the Autopilot electronic driving-assist programs (about which much...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016
    Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Chevy Bolt EV

    The announcement of the Chevrolet Bolt concept car came like a thunderclap at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. After unveiling the 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, General Motors CEO Mary Barra rolled out a bright orange five-door hatchback electric car. It would have 200 or more miles of range, she...

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    One of these 3 cars will be Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2017

    The past year has been one of anticipation among green-car advocates, who've spent many months waiting for certain vehicles to emerge into production. At the start of the year, it was the Tesla Model X luxury electric utility vehicle, built in very low numbers for several months at the end of 2015...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
    Few green cars up for North American Car & Truck of the Year awards

    The list of vehicles eligible for NACTOY 2017 does not include many green cars.

  • 2015 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive
    ACEEE Names 'Greenest' And 'Meanest' 2016 Cars

    Measuring the energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of different vehicles is easy if they're powered by gasoline, less so when the energy comes from grid electricity. This leads to perpetual debates over the assumptions used on the source of electricity and its carbon footprint, among...

  • 2016 Nissan Leaf
    Green Car Reports: Best Reader Of The Year Award

    Green Car Reports has many readers, more than we thought possible seven years ago, when we launched the site. While many readers dip into a few articles without commenting or interacting, a substantial number of you read most of our articles and comment, sometimes vigorously. You also send us tips...

  • 2016 Toyota Prius - first drive, Laguna Niguel, CA, Nov 2015

    The Toyota Prius hybrid occupies a special niche in automotive history. It's the world's best-known and best-selling hybrid car, and it's the halo vehicle for one of the world's three largest automakers. This year, there's an all-new 2016 Prius, and it's quite a different car from its predecessors across three generations. DON'T MISS: Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2016 Honda Civic It's still a five-door hatchback, but it's lower and less slab-sided than the version sold from 2010 through 2015. The latest Prius has a lower nose, a floating roof, and a rear end that may not be...

  • 2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Touring)
    Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2016 Honda Civic

    It's important to understand how important a car the Honda Civic compact sedan is in the U.S. market. Between the Civic sedan and its coupe sibling, Honda sells more than 300,000 of them a year--or roughly 20 times this year's sales of the Chevy Volt. The Civic nameplate is more than 40 years old...

  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt
    Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2016 Chevrolet Volt

    The first Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car won all sorts of awards in 2011, the year it was introduced. But it didn't win that year's Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award, because we deemed the world's first mass-priced high-volume battery-electric car more significant. That car, the...

  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt
    Three Hybrids On Ward's '10 Best Engines' List For 2016

    The Chevrolet Volt, Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid, and Toyota Prius powertrains make Ward's 2016 "10 Best Engines" list.

  • 2016 Honda Civic, test drive, Tarrytown, NY, Oct 2015
    North American Car And Truck Of The Year Finalists Announced

    The finalists for the pair of awards known as the North American Car (and Truck) of the Year were released today. For the 2016 Car of the Year finalists, the finalists are the Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Civic and Mazda MX-5 Miata. The North American Truck/Utility of the Year finalists for 2016 are the...

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    Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2016 Award: Nominees Coming Next Week

    We find ourselves, once more, in December, the last month of another year. And that means it's time once more for our annual Best Car To Buy award. Somewhat to our surprise, this is now the sixth time we've chosen the one car or lineup--newly introduced for the coming model year--that represents...

  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

    Every year, like Green Car Reports, our sister site The Car Connection names its Best Car To Buy. This year, it's now giving you the opportunity to vote for the best new cars of the year as well. Dubbed the 2016 Driver's Choice Awards, there are six categories, which include Best Performance Car, Best Green Car, Best Luxury Car, Best Looking Car, Best Car On A Budget, and Best Car For Families. DON'T MISS: U.S. Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Sep: Waiting On Better 2016 Models Voting is easy and quick: Head over to the 2016 Driver's Choice Awards page here, then simply click the Vote button for...

  • Bourgeois Chevrolet, Rawdon, Quebec, Canada   [photo:]
    Canadian Electric-Car Dealership Awards Honor Sales Success Stories

    With car dealers often viewed as an impediment to successful sales of plug-in electric cars, recognizing dealerships that embrace and promote plug-in cars is crucial to changing hearts and minds. Earlier this week, the winners of Canada's second-annual Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards were...

  • 2015 BMW 5 Series
    2015 BMW 535d Named 'Diesel Car Of The Year' By Diesel Driver Site

    The 2015 BMW 535d is Diesel Driver's Diesel Car of the Year.

  • 2015 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell (Europe)
    Hyundai Fuel Cell, BMW i3 Electric Motor Win "10 Best Engines" Awards

    Two alternative powertrains are among Ward's 2015 "10 Best Engines."

  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE
    2015 Volkswagen Golf: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2015

    Our Best Car To Buy award can go one of several ways here on Green Car Reports. Sometimes it goes to a moonshot car, like the first Nissan Leaf (in 2011) or the Tesla Model S (in 2013). Those are cars that radically redefined what green transportation could be, changing the auto industry forever...

  • 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
    Which Car Did Readers Say Should Win The Best Car To Buy 2015 Award?

    Tomorrow morning, we'll be revealing the winner of our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2015 award. But as we wrote about each nominee over the last week, we also polled our readers to find out which of the five contenders they felt was most deserving of the award. DON'T MISS: Green Car Reports'...

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