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Tesla Model 3 refunds, CO2 to fuel, less harmful batteries, awards, records, and deals: The Week in Reverse

Tesla Model 3 refunds, CO2 to fuel, less harmful batteries, awards, records, and deals: The Week in Reverse

What is the next big innovation in electric car charging? What element is a major battery manufacturer trying to remove from its electric car batteries? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 8, 2018. Friday, we learned the... read more

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2019 Kia Niro EV

Kia Niro EV specs revealed at latest Korean car show

The Kia Niro EV made its first appearance at the Busan auto show this week and Kia confirmed the car will offer a battery with up to 236 miles of range. The company showed a... read more June 8, 2018 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Investigators: Autopilot sped up before fatal Tesla Model X crash

A preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday said that a Tesla Model X traveling on Autopilot increased the vehicle's speed before it... read more June 7, 2018 by


 
General Motors Brownstown Township factory for assembly of Chevrolet Volt battery packs

Tesla Mode X crash report, Honda-GM pair up, plug-in deals, more electric trucks: Today's Car News

A report from the National Transportation Safety Board reveals details of a fatal Tesla Model X crash in California. Is Autopilot to blame? Honda and GM are expanding their... read more June 7, 2018 by


 
Battery pack assembly for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car at GM's Brownstown, Michigan, plant

GM, Honda partner on next-generation electric-car batteries

General Motors and Honda have announced a partnership to develop smaller, lighter batteries to be used in the next generation of electric cars from both companies. The... read more June 7, 2018 by


 
Freightliner eCascadia electric semi-truck

Electric trucks coming from Daimler, Freightliner, Volvo, and others

It's not even on the road yet and the Tesla Semi is getting some new competition. German Automaker Daimler, which owns Freightliner, Fuso, and other truck brands, announced... read more June 7, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Molly Pitcher travel plaza, Feb 2018

Plug-in electric-car sales for May: Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius Prime lead

After a slow month in April, sales of the Nissan Leaf came roaring back in May. Nissan sold 1,576 Leafs in May, up from 1,171 the month before. The Leaf also had a record... read more June 6, 2018 by


 
Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due for reveal in 2019

Tesla Model Y coming in 2020; Roadster and Semi still on the way, says Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk told shareholders Tuesday that the last few months have been "hellacious" for building the Tesla Model 3, but that the automaker expects by the end of... read more June 6, 2018 by


 
Chargeway electric-car charging schematic

Chargeway pilot program to post labels to help electric-car drivers sort out charging levels

Charging has been a key obstacle to electric carbuyers, and it may not just be the number of public stations available. With three different "levels" of charging, and... read more June 6, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, May 2018: Rewriting records

Last month, the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid set a new single-month sales record for plug-in electric vehicles in Canada and sold 589 units. One month later, that... read more June 5, 2018 by


 
Tesla gigafactory, March 2016, shown in drone footage posted to YouTube by Above Reno

Panasonic works to develop cobalt-free electric-car batteries

One of the most widespread concerns about electric cars centers around the availability and cost of cobalt. Cobalt is an element used in lithium-ion batteries to build... read more June 5, 2018 by


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

Twitter poll results: More electric cars get charged at work than at public chargers

Electric-car charging is going through a growth spurt. Volkswagen is spending big money through Electrify America to set up high-speed charging stations, as a result of the... read more June 5, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

After Tesla's federal tax credits expire, which electric car would you buy?

Last week, we reported that Tesla is close to reaching the end of its allocation of federal tax credits for those who buy its cars. The credits amount to a $7,500 discount... read more June 4, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018

Study shows 23 percent cancellations on Tesla Model 3 deposits

Tesla has staked a lot on the number of reservation deposits it has received for the Model 3. When the company first opened reservations for the car two years ago, it said... read more June 4, 2018 by


 
Scoot Quad (nee Renault Twizy) tested in San Francisco, Oct 2015

Even Wackier! Most bizarre green cars ever proposed, Part II

Last week we listed seven of the most bizarre "green" cars (and some not-so-green) of the 20th century, most of which were rolled out in response to depression, war recovery... read more June 3, 2018 by


 
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Jeep Grand Commander EV leads FCA electrification push

An all-electric Jeep may clamber to life as soon as 2021—at least in China. The Jeep Grand Commander will arrive in 2021 with an all-electric powertrain, according to a... read more June 1, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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