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Honda Clarity driven, Sweden's Uniti EV, VW doubts diesel, perplexing plug-in hybrids: Today's Car News

Honda Clarity driven, Sweden's Uniti EV, VW doubts diesel, perplexing plug-in hybrids: Today's Car News

Today, we've got not only a first-drive report on the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, but some thoughts on an ad for the car, along with a new small EV with a twist, and some surprising news about diesels from VW. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We finally have all the details from our... read more

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta prototype

BMW i3 driven, Tesla Semi orders, best green-car deals, falling battery costs: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a drive report on the updated BMW i3 REx—we had mull over our thoughts—along with best December deals on green cars, some good news on falling... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
2017 Kia Soul EV

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for December 2017

If you're looking to give the gift of efficient motoring this holiday season, numerous manufacturer incentives are available this month that'll save you from breaking the... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Musk confirms Tesla is designing its own computer chip for self-driving cars (update)

Early last year, with promises of self-driving cars in owners' hands well before any competitor, development of the Tesla Autopilot system for the maker's electric cars was... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car     [photo: Chris Neff]

2017 BMW i3 REx: drive review of range-extended electric car

When the history of modern electric cars is written, the BMW i3 will likely go down as something of an anomaly. Its carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell, aluminum... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

These six states have the highest electric-car adoption rates in the country

By now, many people would likely produce the correct answer when asked, Where in the U.S. are electric cars most popular? That would be California, which last year had almost... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S battery pack teardown: frame from YouTube video by JehuGarcia, Feb 2017

Lithium-ion battery packs now $209 per kwh, will fall to $100 by 2025: Bloomberg analysis

Battery-pack prices are the lowest they've ever been, and like a yoga-obsessed limbo contestant, they're primed to go even lower. A report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
Tesla Semi

Wal-Mart, Anheuser-Busch, DHL to test Tesla Semi: 1,200-plus reservations?

An Instagram post by an "outdoor living design and construction firm serving the Chicago Southland" seems to confirm a total of 1,230 reservations for Tesla's new... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
1973 Volkswagen Thing

An electric Thing? VW Thing could return as EV, chairman says (or electric Beetle)

As it gears up for volume production of battery-electric cars starting in 2019, Volkswagen Group spends a lot of time talking to the press about its future plans for the... read more December 10, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE, Willamette Valley, Oregon, June 2017

Dieselgate jail term, plug-in hybrid Jeep, Tesla battery puzzle, Jaguar I-Pace testing: The Week in Reverse

Which upcoming electric car has more than 200 prototypes on the road that have now covered 1.5 million miles of testing? What claims by Tesla caused some head-scratching... read more December 9, 2017 by


 
Uber launches self-driving pilot in San Francisco with Volvo Cars

Electric cars in Europe, CA engine ban, EV100 pledge, new battery cooling: Today's Car News

Today, European electric-car sales, another proposed ban on sales of cars with engines, a new battery-pack cooling approach, and a relocated future Ford electric model. All... read more December 8, 2017 by


 
XING Miss R Lithium-Ion Battery Pack

New approach to electric-car battery cooling: immerse cells in coolant

Regardless of how your vehicle is powered—whether it be an internal-combustion engine or a battery pack powering an electric motor—most powertrains have a common... read more December 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ

Big global companies launch EV100 effort to add electric vehicles, charging stations

If you want to make electric vehicles the new normal, why not turn boring delivery vehicles into zero-emission boxes? That's the plan of The Climate Group's new EV100... read more December 8, 2017 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

California bill to ban new fossil-fueled cars by 2040 coming in January

A California lawmaker will propose a bill next month that will ban the sale of gasoline-powered vehicles in the state beginning in 2040. Assemblymember Phil Ting, a Democrat... read more December 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, first drive, New York City, April 2017

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Oct 2017

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Europe's October electric vehicle sales saw significant growth versus a year ago as 56 percent more battery-electric and... read more December 8, 2017 by


 
Fisker Orbit self-driving shuttle

Jaguar I-Pace tests, VW exec sentenced, Tesla vs dealers, grim climate news: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla wins one against dealer lobbyists, a VW executive is sentenced for his Dieselgate deception, Canada plug-in sales are in, and the Jaguar I-Pace hits the road... read more December 7, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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