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What does a "green car" mean to you? Twitter poll results

What does a "green car" mean to you? Twitter poll results

Our readers are nothing if not consistent. When we asked our Twitter followers last week to choose what they consider a "green car," a solid majority said nothing but a pure electric car qualifies. Under a picture of a gas-guzzling Dodge Challenger SRT8, literally painted green and parked in a spot... read more

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Director Michael Morris's Tesla Model S on fire [PHOTO CREDIT - MARY MCCORMICK]

Director's Tesla Model S catches fire in L.A.

A Tesla fire in Los Angeles last week is drawing attention again to the safety of the cars' lithium-ion batteries. British television and stage director Michael Morris drove... read more June 18, 2018 by


 
Mockup of Chargeway dealership kiosk to explain charging to electric-car shoppers, June 2018

Why Chargeway matters: making EV charging comprehensible for buyers, dealers, utilities, networks

Ask anyone what kind of fuel their next car will take, and you'll likely get one of three answers: regular, premium, or diesel. Ask that same person what kind of charging an... read more June 18, 2018 by


 
New Ford Police Interceptor

Big bets on Byton, Ford "exploring" hybrids with its popular SUV, and Hyundai Ioniq is back; The Week in Reverse

What's next for the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq? What's next for Ford's Explorer? And what's coming from electric-car startup Byton? This is our look back at the Week In... read more June 17, 2018 by


 
2019 Kia Niro EV

Kia to build electric cars in India by late 2019

Kia will spend $1 billion on a new assembly plant in southern India to build an electric car for that market by late 2019. The move comes just over a decade before India... read more June 16, 2018 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf SL fast-charging at NRG evGo Freedom Station, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

Software fix for 2016-17 Nissan Leafs may improve battery range

In March we told you about a study of a small group of 2016 and 2017 Nissan Leaf models equipped with the larger, 30-kwh battery pack that had abnormal battery degradation... read more June 15, 2018 by


 
Hyundai Nexo self-driving prototype

South Korean government trims orders for Hyundai Nexo hydrogen-fuel cars

Nine months after announcing its intention to buy 10,000 Hyundai Nexo hydrogen-fueled cars, the South Korean government has halved its order. That's according to Business... read more June 15, 2018 by


 
Ford Fusion Hybrid Taxi

New Ford cab take stabs at fuel-efficient powertrains

If you're like us, you can remember seas of yellow Ford Crown Victorias dashing through cramped city streets, shuttling tourists and Carrie Bradshaws through New York City... read more June 15, 2018 by


 
2019 Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai Ioniq preview, new VW emission fines, and Toyota Prius Prime purchase: Today's Car News

We preview the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq and go over what the new model year brings. Volkswagen AG has been hit with new fines over its diesel-emissions scandal. A reader reports on... read more June 14, 2018 by


 
In the end, we chose a Prius Prime

Follow-up: In the end, I bought a Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid

In an article last fall, I reached out to the GCR readers for a suggestion for what plug-in vehicle I should buy to complement my 84-mile range 2015 Nissan LEAF. The new... read more June 14, 2018 by


 
VW TDI badge

Volkswagen Group fined $1.2B by German authorities for diesel scandal

The fallout from a global emissions cheating scandal keeps falling. This week, German authorities fined Volkswagen AG nearly $1.2 billion for selling more than 10 million... read more June 14, 2018 by


 
2019 Hyundai Ioniq

2019 Hyundai Ioniq preview

The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq returns this year as an inexpensive alternative for green car shoppers on a budget. Its lineup has fully matured now; the Ioniq is available as an... read more June 14, 2018 by


 
New Ford Police Interceptor

Ford Explorer Hybrid, Tesla job cuts, and Byton electric sedan concept: Today's Car News

Ford has confirmed the upcoming Explorer Hybrid for police fleets. Tesla announced it will cut 9 percent of its salaried workforce to cut costs. Chinese electric-car startup... read more June 13, 2018 by


 
New Ford Police Interceptor

Ford confirms new hybrid Explorer for police; is this how SUV buyers will embrace hybrids?

Police work may be ideal proving grounds to convince skeptical shoppers that hybrids can consistently perform when duty calls. Despite skepticism from some that... read more June 13, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen ID Vizzion Concept

Volkswagen quantum computers, Daimler diesel recall, and Tesla tax credits: Today's Car News

Volkswagen wants to use quantum computers to develop tailor-made electric-car batteries. Daimler has recalled hundreds of thousands of diesel cars in Europe. The results are... read more June 12, 2018 by


 
VW to use quantum computers in electric-car battery development

Quantum computers could make specialized batteries for Volkswagen EVs

Quantum computers could analyze and help build highly specialized electric vehicle batteries in the future, Volkswagen announced this week. Using the highly complex computing... read more June 12, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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