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Twitter poll results: How often do you encounter a public electric-car charger that is out of order?

Twitter poll results: How often do you encounter a public electric-car charger that is out of order?

Earlier this summer, we began investigating our Twitter followers' experiences with public electric-car chargers in our weekly polls. In June, we learned that more electric cars get charged at work than at public chargers. Last month, we learned that the type of public charger that electric-car... read more

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Petro-Canada gas station, Crossfields, Alberta, with electric-car charging station

Commentary: Fuel-economy standards don't need to be rolled back to make cars SAFER

Smaller, lighter cars always get the blame when politicians want to lower fuel-economy standards. They lobby that too many Americans will be driving lighter cars and that... read more August 14, 2018 by


 
Zipcar will add the 2012 Ford Focus to its college car-sharing locations

What plug-in car would you send your kids back to school in? Take our Twitter poll

Kids are getting ready to go back to school and many will need wheels. Yet many environmentally conscious youngsters—and parents—may no longer accept a... read more August 14, 2018 by


 
Electrify America chargers by BTC Power

VW TDI claims, more Tesla details, "Jetstones" promote electric cars: Today's Car News

The VW TDI settlement nears completion. Elon Musk reveals more details about his privatization plan for Tesla. And Electrify America rolls out the "Jetstones" to promote... read more August 13, 2018 by


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Tesla CEO Elon Musk reveals talks with Saudi fund to take Tesla private, others express doubt

In a public letter to investors Monday morning, Tesla CEO Elon Musk expanded on details of his plan to take the company private. Musk announced Aug. 4 on Twitter that he was... read more August 13, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs

Time is running out for VW diesel claims

Time is running out for owners of 2.0-liter VW TDIs to file their claims against the company and receive a settlement that could be worth at least $5,100. All claims in the... read more August 13, 2018 by


 
Electrify America 350 kw chargers at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.

Electrify America launches "Jetstones" ad campaign

If regular automakers aren't advertising their electric cars well enough, maybe purveyors of electric-car infrastructure can fill in the gaps. Electrify America, VW's... read more August 13, 2018 by


 
Sandvik DD422iE in Goldcorp Borden mine

Canadian gold mine cleans up its act with electricity

Mining operations get a lot of flack for creating environmental problems around the world. Yet they provide much of the basic material that keeps the global economy humming... read more August 12, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]

Taking Tesla private, Autopilot testing, Mazda CX-5 diesel, Nissan Leaf batteries: The Week in Reverse

Which company got a new diesel approved for U.S. sale? What new feature did the IIHS test? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car... read more August 11, 2018 by


 
2018 Toyota Prius c

Toyota Prius C, Tesla Autopilot compared, and a guide to electric-car credits: Today's Car News

The 2019 Toyota Prius C gets a price increase. The IIHS compares Tesla's Autopilot to other "self-driving" systems. We provide a guide to electric-car incentives and tax... read more August 10, 2018 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Rocklin, California, before expansion    [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla builds Supercharging "moat" to keep out competition: analysis

Competitors are coming for Tesla. Just as the young company begins to ramp up production of its bread-and-butter Model 3 to what CEO Elon Musk has called sustainable levels... read more August 10, 2018 by


 
2018 Toyota Prius c

2019 Toyota Prius C preview: $900 price increase, fewer options

The most affordable hybrid on the market just got a little less so. The 2019 Toyota Prius C will cost $900 more, with a sticker of $22,450, including destination, based on a... read more August 10, 2018 by


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

Beyond the federal tax credit: a guide to clean-car incentives

The king of all financial incentives for plug-in cars is, of course, the federal tax credit of up to $7,500. It’s not the only one, though. With Tesla’s federal... read more August 10, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]

IIHS: Self-driving systems aren't that, and aren't ready for prime time

Self-driving systems aren't ready for prime time, says a new report by IIHS. The Institute tested five cars: two Teslas, a BMW, a Mercedes-Benz, and a Volvo, all with systems... read more August 10, 2018 by


 
2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e PHEV

SEC investigates Musk's Tesla tweet, Land Rover plug-in pricing, and CX-5 diesel ratings: Today's Car News

Federal financial regulators may be investigating Tesla CEO Elon Musk's tweet about taking the electric-car maker private. Land Rover releases pricing and specs for the Range... read more August 9, 2018 by


 
2018 Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5 diesel gets 28-mpg EPA city rating

The Mazda CX-5 diesel took one step closer to production by receiving an EPA rating. Jalopnik made the find and reported the ratings on Wednesday. With front-wheel drive, the... read more August 9, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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