Electric Cars

GM electric vehicles could be profitable early next decade, says CEO

GM electric vehicles could be profitable early next decade, says CEO

Incentives, credits, and compliance schemes can only get the electric vehicle market so far. The real test of its success will be when large, established automakers can get to a point when they can call them profitable. On Wednesday, on a call with analysts to discuss the company’s... read more

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2020 Kia Soul EV

Tesla batteries, EPA comments, Hyundai and Kia plug-in availability: Today's Car News

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said electric cars are "not grounds for concern" at the EPA—yet highway safety and car prices are. Tesla buys a company that... read more February 6, 2019 by

2019 Kia Niro EV

Hyundai and Kia EVs may just avoid "compliance car" stigma, but is that enough?

The Kia Niro EV that we drove earlier this week is one of the year’s best new green vehicles, and a great long-range electric car. However, unless you happen to live in... read more February 6, 2019 by

Jay Leno drives the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC400

How important is it that your next electric car be made in the U.S.? Twitter poll results

As automakers scramble not to be left behind in the race to electric cars, nations are increasingly doing the same. It's looking more and more like electric transportation... read more February 6, 2019 by

Tour of Tesla battery gigafactory for invited owners, Reno, Nevada, July 2016

Tesla buys ultracapacitor company to boost energy density

Maxwell Technologies, a San Diego company that specializes in ultracapacitor energy storage, announced Monday that it is being bought by Tesla in a stock swap valued at $218... read more February 6, 2019 by

EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

Analysis: Wheeler says electric cars "not grounds for concern" at the EPA. Really?

The EPA may publish window stickers for all new cars that list their fuel efficiency, but it's not clear the agency's acting administrator has read them. At BloombergNEF's... read more February 6, 2019 by

2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class equipped with AMG Line package

Solar primer, Tesla Powerpacks, Mercedes diesel lawsuit, GCR turns 10: Today's Car News

A longtime reader and plug-in car owner lays out an effective roadmap for going solar. Tesla and Electrify America reach an agreement to install Tesla stationary battery... read more February 5, 2019 by

2007 Chevrolet Volt Concept

Green Car Reports is 10!

Ten years ago this week, in February 2009, Green Car Reports published its first story—one packed with insight regarding the Chevrolet Volt, which was then still nearly... read more February 5, 2019 by

Electrify America chargers at San Francisco Premium Outlets

Tesla battery packs coming to Electrify America chargers

Electrify America has been billed as a charging network to compete with Tesla's Superchargers. Now it turns out, they may be partners as well. In an announcement on Monday... read more February 5, 2019 by

George Parrott's home solar installation [Credit: George Parrott]

How to charge your electric car from the sun, at home

With the big upturn in electric-car adoption driven by the Tesla Model 3, incoming Kia and Hyundai options, and the highly competitive Chevrolet Bolt, many drivers will be... read more February 5, 2019 by

2019 Kia Niro EV first drive  -  Santa Cruz, CA  -  February 2019

Kia Niro EV drive, Tesla service, electric car ads: Today's Car News

Tesla plans to make service quicker, easier, and automatic. National Electric Vehicles Sweden bought a stake in Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg. And our latest Twitter poll... read more February 4, 2019 by

Audi electric-car Cashew ad from 2019 Superbowl

What EV advantages should ads emphasize for the masses in 2019? Take our Twitter poll

With as many as ten new electric-car models arriving on U.S. roads in 2019, automakers are showing a new willingness to advertise them. Notwithstanding Audi's ad for its... read more February 4, 2019 by

2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla aims to make service quicker, roadside assistance automatic

Soon, if your Tesla breaks down, you may not even have to call a tow truck. Your car will do it for you. That was one of the goals Tesla CEO Elon Musk laid out for 2019 in a... read more February 4, 2019 by

Koenigsegg Agera FE Thor and Vader

Swedes unite: NEVS pairs Saab with Swedish supercarmaker Koenigsegg

Swedish automakers all seem to be going electric, and Chinese investors are bringing them together. In the latest announcement last week, Hong Kong health-insurance... read more February 4, 2019 by

2019 Kia Niro EV first drive  -  Santa Cruz, CA  -  February 2019

2019 Kia Niro EV: first drive of 239-mile electric crossover

Just before reaching a tight series of esses on the Monterey Peninsula’s famous 17 Mile Drive, I clicked the left steering-wheel paddle to bump the Niro EV up a... read more February 4, 2019 by

2019 Audi Super Bowl ad, "Cashew," featuring e-tron GT concept

Audi Super Bowl ad: Heavenly electric-car future, hackneyed themes?

Audi’s 2019 Super Bowl ad for Sunday’s Big Game focuses in on the brand’s electric and electrified future. Like many EV ads, it’s a head-scratcher. In... read more February 3, 2019 by



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