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Tesla Model 3 braking problems, new electric SUVs, 2-cylinder pickup: The Week in Reverse

Tesla Model 3 braking problems, new electric SUVs, 2-cylinder pickup: The Week in Reverse

Which new car won't Consumer Reports recommend? What new company is getting ready to build electric SUVs in Illinois? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending May 25, 2018. Friday, we shared a report from Bloomberg New Energy... read more

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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T first drive

So nice, why not twice? Two hybrids planned for next-generation Porsche 911

Taking a page from its successful Cayenne and Panamera E-Hybrids, which have seen the biggest sales jumps of any plug-in cars in recent monthly sales reports, Porsche is... 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

Uber’s Volvo XC90 autonomous car prototype

Apple car, electric-car dealers, new batteries, and Tesla Model 3 timeline: Today's Car News

After going practically dark for years, the first Apple self-driving car has finally broken out into the light, and it's not what Apple fans may have expected. Dealers... read more May 24, 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

2016 BMW 3-Series eDrive plug-in hybrid prototype

New silicon-based lead-acid batteries could power new generation of micro-hybrids

When is a hybrid not a hybrid? Potentially when it’s a conventional gas-powered car using an electrified powertrain. Many automakers have announced that they will build... read more May 24, 2018 by

Image from "Introducing Rivian | Our Vision" video, January 2017

Ford Mach 1 details, 450-mile Rivian electric truck, why China leads in electric cars, poll results: Today's Car News

Our readers largely agree with AAA that 20 percent of American new-car buyers will go electric in the next five years. In China, even more buyers than that may choose... read more May 23, 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

Ford's future hybrid and PHEV lineup

300-mile Ford Mach 1 electric SUV may be based on Escape

Ford has revealed precious few details about its new 300-mile range electric SUV, tentatively slated to be called the Mach 1. Now Autocar magazine in Britain has reported one... read more May 23, 2018 by

2018 Smart EQ ForTwo

How many Americans will buy an electric car in the next 5 years? Twitter poll results

Last week, AAA told us that they expect that one out of five Americans who are buying a new car in the next five years to buy an electric car. It's a number that has been... read more May 23, 2018 by

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

No Model 3 recommendation, Chevy Silverado fuel efficiency, and new charging stations: Today's Car News

Consumer Reports did not issue a "recommendation" for Tesla's highly anticipated Model 3 electric sedan. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will roll out with technology to run the... read more May 22, 2018 by

CARB ZEV vehicle game 2018 point value of chips based on electric range

Why are so many electric cars (still) only sold in California?

Car buyers don't have to live under California's golden sunshine to want electric cars. Yet, in some months, buyers in California purchase more than half of all the electric... read more May 22, 2018 by



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