Electric Cars

Crowdfunded Estonian Nobe electric has a plan to revive bubble cars

Crowdfunded Estonian Nobe electric has a plan to revive bubble cars

Want to get in on the ground floor of a new electric-car startup? Crowdfunding seems to be the latest rage for automotive startups in Europe. The latest is an Estonian startup called Nobe, which hopes to raise funding to build a small, electric three-wheeler. The company officially launched the... read more

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Consumer Reports tests Tesla Model 3 braking [CREDIT: Consumer Reports]

Tesla Model 3 earns Consumer Reports recommendation after software brake upgrade

A week after Consumer Reports announced that it could not recommend the Tesla Model 3 because of poor braking performance, a software update improved its performance... read more May 30, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

Problems dog Tesla Model 3 in Edmunds tests

Hundreds of thousands of people waiting to order their Tesla Model 3s are also anxiously waiting for word of the car's reliability and build quality. Now Edmunds.com has... read more May 30, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

Which Tesla Model 3 would you order or have you ordered? Twitter poll results

Bragging rights don't rank high on the priority lists of Green Car Reports readers. At least, they don't if you consider the number of our Twitter respondents who hope to buy... read more May 30, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model X

Tesla nearing limit of $7,500 federal tax credits, which will boost effective prices this fall

Adding to Elon Musk's headaches this month, Tesla is about to hit the limit on federal tax credits for electric cars. This could effectively raise prices for buyers of the... read more May 29, 2018 by

Sono Sion solar charged electric car

Sono Sion solar electric car promises 18 miles of range from solar panels

Solar cells have gotten cheap enough to make solar cars practical. At least that's the business model of one electric-car startup in Europe. Sono Motors plans to build a... read more May 29, 2018 by

The Buckminster Fuller designed Dymaxion - image: National Automobile Museum

That's wacky! The most bizarre green cars ever proposed, Part I

Often the growth of green cars comes in fits and starts, and new ideas are rushed to market regularly before they're ready. Visionaries with dreams of changing the world may... read more May 28, 2018 by

Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Tesla airlifts factory machinery from Europe to speed Model 3 production: Reuters

Tesla airlifted six plane loads of factory machinery from Europe to California to speed up battery production for its Model 3 electric car, according to a Reuters report... read more May 25, 2018 by

Nissan Leaf Open Car concept

Blown away? Nissan Leaf convertible concept makes debut in Japan

Nissan is famous for zigging when everyone else zags—especially when it comes to making convertibles. Years after its soft-top Murano CrossCabriolet crossover was... read more May 25, 2018 by

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars outside dealership    [photo: Patrick Reid]

Reader Report: Spending a year with two Chevy Bolt EVs

Many Green Car Reports readers have electric cars. Fewer own two, and have removed gasoline cars from their family fleet altogether. Reader Patrick Reid bought two Chevy Bolt... read more May 25, 2018 by

Footage from June 2016 LAPD announcement of lease for 100 BMW i3 electric cars [CBS Channel 2, LA]

Electric cars will exceed half the market and displace 7 percent of gasoline consumption by 2040: report

Electric car sales are poised to increase tenfold by 2025 and reach 55 percent of car sales worldwide by 2040, according to the latest report on electric cars from Bloomberg... read more May 25, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla adds Model 3 build complexity: too early, or on time?

When Tesla opened up orders this week for the all-wheel drive Dual Motor and Performance versions of its Model 3, some reports suggested it was early and might complicate the... read more May 24, 2018 by

Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

Car dealers push buyers away from electric cars worldwide, not just U.S., studies find

Car dealers may be the same all over the world, at least when it comes to electric cars. In 2014, Consumer Reports did a study that showed 50 out of 85 dealerships visited... read more May 24, 2018 by

VW MOIA ride-sharing concept car

The Apple car to finally hit the road, only it's a VW Bus

After years of trials aimed at remaking driving in the mold of the iPhone, Apple is finally building some self-driving electric cars to test on roads in the San Francisco Bay... read more May 24, 2018 by

Avera Motors high-efficiency vehicle teaser

Rivian to reveal electric truck at LA auto show

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have been inspired enough by the idea of owning an electric car to plunk down deposits on Teslas. Millions more buy pickup trucks every... read more May 23, 2018 by

BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China will lead US in electric cars for this one reason

People buy what they're familiar with. For a lot of consumers in China, that means electric cars. Buyers in China buy nearly four times as many cars as buyers in the U.S... read more May 23, 2018 by



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