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Tesla troubles, best deals, and time running out on VW diesels: The Week in Reverse

Tesla troubles, best deals, and time running out on VW diesels: The Week in Reverse

Who disputed EPA findings that less fuel-efficient cars will be safer? What did a second whistleblower at Tesla's Gigafactory allege? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending August 17, 2018. Friday, another whistleblower came... read more

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Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada [CREDIT - YouTube user California Phantom]

Tesla faces more whistleblower allegations from a second former employee

A second employee at Tesla's Gigafactory in Nevada has filed for whistleblower protection, alleging that the company covered up an investigation into drug trafficking at the... read more August 17, 2018 by


 
2018 Toyota Mirai

Commentary: Electric-car and fuel-cell advocates should agree...to agree

Here at Green Car Reports we hear—even attract—a lot of controversy when we report on fuel-cell vehicles. Many our readers argue vociferously that the only green... read more August 17, 2018 by


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Tesla privatization bid, quality control face increasing scrutiny

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is facing mounting pressure from regulators and critics since his tweet last week to take the company private and the fallout that has followed. The Wall... read more August 16, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Equinox

Best deals on hybrid, plug-in and electric cars for August 2018

This month, green-car buyers can find some screaming deals. These aren't just local programs or restricted to California buyers, either. As always, our list of deals comes... read more August 16, 2018 by


 
Teaser for Infiniti Prototype 10 concept debuting on August 23, 2018

Chevy Bolt EV road trip, GM patents, charger disruptions, resources report: Today's Car News

GM files patents for three new active aerodynamic aids. A reader's family finds enough charging outlets to make a 2,000-mile road trip in a Chevy Bolt EV. Our readers report... read more August 15, 2018 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Rocklin, California, before expansion    [photo: George Parrott]

Report: Rising electric-car production may strain unexpected resources

Despite electric cars producing no tailpipe emissions, not all of their effects will be environmentally beneficial, according to a recent report by McKinsey & Co. The... read more August 15, 2018 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt charging at Electrify America 350 kw charger at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.

Twitter poll results: How often do you encounter a public electric-car charger that is out of order?

Earlier this summer, we began investigating our Twitter followers' experiences with public electric-car chargers in our weekly polls. In June, we learned that more electric... read more August 15, 2018 by


 
2019 Audi e-tron prototype drive, Pikes Peak

Audi e-tron first ride, Nio financing, fuel-economy standards, and back to school: Today's Car News

We get our first chance to ride in Audi's new electric e-tron SUV. Chinese electric carmaker NIO plans to start its expansion in the U.S. by raising money. We look at why... read more August 14, 2018 by


 
2019 Audi e-tron prototype drive, Pikes Peak

2019 Audi e-tron prototype first ride: Soothingly familiar

At 5 o’clock in the morning, the only sound heard at the summit of Pikes Peak, 14,114 feet above sea level, is the ceaseless whipping of the wind. Inside the Audi... read more August 14, 2018 by


 
Nio Formula E race car, EP9, ES8 and Eve concept car

Chinese electric carmaker Nio seeks public funding in US

Chinese electric carmaker Nio has filed for an initial public offering to sell its stock in the U.S., according to a Reuters report Tuesday. The company, which has built a... read more August 14, 2018 by


 
Zipcar will add the 2012 Ford Focus to its college car-sharing locations

What plug-in car would you send your kids back to school in? Take our Twitter poll

Kids are getting ready to go back to school and many will need wheels. Yet many environmentally conscious youngsters—and parents—may no longer accept a... read more August 14, 2018 by


 
Electrify America chargers by BTC Power

VW TDI claims, more Tesla details, "Jetstones" promote electric cars: Today's Car News

The VW TDI settlement nears completion. Elon Musk reveals more details about his privatization plan for Tesla. And Electrify America rolls out the "Jetstones" to promote... read more August 13, 2018 by


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Tesla CEO Elon Musk reveals talks with Saudi fund to take Tesla private, others express doubt

In a public letter to investors Monday morning, Tesla CEO Elon Musk expanded on details of his plan to take the company private. Musk announced Aug. 4 on Twitter that he was... read more August 13, 2018 by


 
Electrify America 350 kw chargers at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.

Electrify America launches "Jetstones" ad campaign

If regular automakers aren't advertising their electric cars well enough, maybe purveyors of electric-car infrastructure can fill in the gaps. Electrify America, VW's... read more August 13, 2018 by


 
Sandvik DD422iE in Goldcorp Borden mine

Canadian gold mine cleans up its act with electricity

Mining operations get a lot of flack for creating environmental problems around the world. Yet they provide much of the basic material that keeps the global economy humming... read more August 12, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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