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Future Ford Escape plug-in, China vs US, more solar power, electric semis on wires: Today's Car News

Future Ford Escape plug-in, China vs US, more solar power, electric semis on wires: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a different approach to electric trucks, a complicated combustion engine, more solar power, a plug-in future Ford, and some worries about U.S. competitiveness. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as we do every seven days, we ran down last week's most... read more

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Hyundai SUV roadmap

Big electric truck, cheaper small cars, Fisker solid-state cells, CARB vs EPA: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a drive report on the largest electric vehicle we've ever piloted, some patents on solid-state batteries from Fisker, California's powerful air-quality... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
Site of new California Air Resources Board headquarters, Riverside, CA, Oct 2017

CARB steps up shadow-EPA role with new building, vehicle testing lab

For 45 years, the Environmental Protection Agency has been charged with protecting the U.S. from pollution in its air, water, and land. Under the Trump Administration, its... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM CEO Mary Barra hints at Bolt EV-based crossover SUV, details future electric vehicles

General Motors CEO Mary Barra gave investors a detailed playbook for the automaker's future electric vehicles plans Wednesday, including a possible glimpse at a crossover... read more November 15, 2017 by


 
Arrivo high-speed transport system

2017 VW e-Golf driven, electric-car cargo, Twizy drive, Faraday Future rescue? Today's Car News

Today, we've driven the longer-range 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, Faraday Future may have been rescued, we compare electric-car cargo space, and one writer gets his dream drive in... read more November 15, 2017 by


 
2018 Hyundai Kona

Eight crossovers, four powertrains, two years; Hyundai outlines new SUV plan

Hyundai announced in Detroit on Wednesday that it would bring to market eight new or redesigned crossovers by the end of the decade. The new utility vehicles will sport a... read more November 15, 2017 by


 
Terrafugia TF-X

Electric-bus pledge, why Ioniq and Leaf lost, electric SUVs, climate-deniers embarrassed: Today's Car News

Today, we explain the reasoning behind our Best Car To Buy 2018 award in more detail, take bets on all-electric SUVs, explain how a group of U.S. governors embarrassed the... read more November 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Hyundai Ioniq

Why Ioniq and Leaf didn't win: notes on Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, a plug-in version of the much-lauded new minivan, won our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award because it brings a partially... read more November 14, 2017 by


 
ebee streelight charging station

US governors release own plans to cut carbon at climate-change summit

While President Trump has announced the U.S. will pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, the United States cannot formally exit the agreement until November 5, 2020. Despite... read more November 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Beetle

Green-car deals, EPA vs climate action, electric-car tax credit, Best Car To Buy 2018: Today's Car News

Today, after lots of anticipation, we revealed our Best Car To Buy 2018. We've also got possibly good news on the electric-car tax credit, clearly bad news on EPA plans to... read more November 13, 2017 by


 
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]

EPA head: new report that climate change is manmade has 'no bearing' on plans to end climate action

When top U.S. scientists released the fourth National Climate Assessment, it spelled out one blunt conclusion: human activity in releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere... read more November 13, 2017 by


 
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan

In 2011, Green Car Reports launched an award for the new car, or family of cars, that represented the best green vehicle introduced for the model year. The Nissan Leaf won... read more November 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 in Tesla assembly plant parking lot, Fremont, CA, November 2017

Which car would you pick as Best Car To Buy 2018? Poll results

As we do every year at this time, our editors have gotten together, analyzed and discussed and argued, and come up with what we think is the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy... read more November 11, 2017 by


 
2018 Hyundai Ioniq

Tesla's odds, crucial climate report, electric-car sales, Best Car To Buy finalists: The Week in Reverse

Which of three finalists will win the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award? What two important reports came out this week, and why did one of them embarrass the Trump... read more November 11, 2017 by


 
Concept drawing for Uber Elevate flying taxi service

RIP C-Max Energi, EU cuts carbon more, electric-car charging drone, fuel-cell Tesla: Today's Car News

Today, we've got some far-out stories, from the hydrogen-powered Tesla to the flying drone that recharges your electric car while it's in motion. There's also a death notice... read more November 10, 2017 by


 
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (photo by Rijin, via Wikimedia Commons)

EU to slash vehicle carbon emissions one third more from 2021 through 2030

Europe already has tough standards for reducing carbon-dioxide emissions in current and future vehicles. Now they're going to get significantly tougher between 2021 and 2030... read more November 10, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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