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Ford's electric future, Model 3 parts, VW battery buy, Accord Hybrid MPG: The Week in Reverse

Ford's electric future, Model 3 parts, VW battery buy, Accord Hybrid MPG: The Week in Reverse

Which CEO actually admitted that underestimating electric cars was probably unwise? What did Ford reveal about its plans, finally, for new hybrid and plug-in electric cars? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, March... read more

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Ford's future hybrid and PHEV lineup

Ford's future 300-mile all-electric performance SUV: what we know

Lots of automakers wish they could get a bite of Tesla’s business. Ford first said more than a year ago that it would launch a long-range battery-electric vehicle... read more March 16, 2018 by

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Which electric car is your favorite? Twitter poll results

Many times our polls deal with weighty issues—climate change, renewable energy, the effects of denying science—or survey expectations for the future. But... read more March 16, 2018 by

Audi brings Traffic Light Info system to Washington DC

Ford hybrid plans, Tesla Model 3 quality, VW profit hit, Chinese electric cars fight smog: Today's Car News

Today, we've got the first of a few articles from a Ford press event on its future lineup. Also, more info on Tesla Model 3 quality problems, why electric cars are key to... read more March 15, 2018 by

Ford's future hybrids

Ford to electrify most SUVs, promises to pass Toyota in hybrids

Ford hasn’t given up on hybrids and electric cars, despite letting its existing models languish since 2013. That was the message conveyed by various executives at an... read more March 15, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla employees say Model 3 parts need substantial rework after production

Electric-car maker Tesla is known for troubled launches, at least for the four products it's offered since the first Roadster in 2008. But the launch of the Tesla Model 3... read more March 15, 2018 by

Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

Cutting carbon, meeting real-life emission tests, new electric cars to hurt profits, VW says

Well, that's awkward. At its annual media briefing on Wednesday, Volkswagen Group executives said the costs of meeting new emission tests in the EU, lowering carbon emissions... read more March 15, 2018 by

Woman with smog mask (pic by Nicolò Lazzati on Flickr)

Why the future of electric cars depends on China's war on pollution

Roughly half of everyone alive in the U.S. today has never experienced really bad smog. Those over, say, age 45—big-city residents and Angelenos especially—may... read more March 15, 2018 by

Mitsubishi eX Concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

In what segments will electric cars do best by 2025? Take our Twitter poll

Over the last several years, U.S. sales of utility vehicles, from small crossovers to hulking truck-based SUVs, have surged. Meanwhile, passenger cars—sedans... read more March 15, 2018 by

View from inside Waymo self-driving car

German electric cars, VW battery buys, Pruitt's EPA vs California, future Escape Hybrid? Today's Car News

Today, we've got electric-car news from VW Group, war brewing between the EPA and California, the reason Germany electric-car sales are rising rapidly, and some thoughts on... read more March 14, 2018 by

2012 Ford Escape Hybrid

Will 2021 Ford Escape bring back hybrid model (or plug-in hybrid)?

Tomorrow, Ford is hosting journalists at an unusual event called "Ford Uncovered," at which it may discuss some of its future products for 2020 and beyond. Key among the... read more March 14, 2018 by

2018 Tesla Model S and 2018 Tesla Model X

Electric car sales in Germany finally start to soar: Tesla leads

It's starting to look like China will lead the world in adoption of plug-in electric cars, but which carmaking nations will follow it? While electric cars were launched... read more March 14, 2018 by

Chrome exhaust pipe

Pruitt won't let California set emission standards; EPA not looking at post-2025 rules

Now, it's war, in the words of California's lead emission regulator. In what Bloomberg News called a "wide-ranging interview" with EPA chief Scott Pruitt, he indicated the... read more March 14, 2018 by

Volkswagen ID electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

VW Group has nailed down $25 billion of batteries for electric cars, it said today

For a company that has only two battery-electric models in production, both several years old, VW Group spends a great deal of time talking about electric cars. The company... read more March 13, 2018 by

2019 Volvo XC40

Plug-in hybrid truck costs, where dirty diesels go to rest, emissions from what now? Today's Car News

Today, we visited the place where old, non-compliant VW diesels go to rest, we have some surprisingly good news on auto emissions, and the cost of plug-in delivery trucks is... read more March 13, 2018 by

1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."

Cars now clean enough that household products rival them for air pollution

The first major emission controls on motor vehicles were introduced in 1975 with the advent of the catalytic converter. Today's cars emit less than 1 percent of the three... read more March 13, 2018 by



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