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2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid, Bill Gates, GM e-bikes: Today's Car News

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid, Bill Gates, GM e-bikes: Today's Car News

Microsoft founder Bill Gates weighs in on electric cars. General Motors launches a pair of compact electric-bikes. Ford prices its 2020 Explorer Hybrid—high. And our latest Twitter poll asks about wireless charging. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Ford released pricing for the 2020... read more

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Porsche Taycan prototype

Production-bound Porsche Taycan electric car spotted cold-weather testing

Porsche's first electric car, the 2020 Taycan sedan, is sold out for a year—with a significant chunk of reservations held by Tesla owners. Now those buyers can get the... read more February 18, 2019 by


 
Rivian S1T, 2018 LA Auto Show

Rivian deal, Corolla Hybrid, Tesla dog mode, charging tech: The Week in Reverse

Which non-automotive company just made a big bet on electric vehicles? What car just got safer for dogs? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at... read more February 16, 2019 by


 
Audi Q4 e-tron concept teaser sketch

Best deals, Kia Soul EV, Toyota ad, Tesla dog mode: Today's Car News

It's official on Rivian and Amazon. Tesla introduces a new Dog Mode to keep dogs cool in parked cars. Final EPA range estimates are released for the 2020 Kia Soul EV. We run... read more February 15, 2019 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2016

Commentary: Toyota Corolla Hybrid ad brags about not plugging in

In Toyota's latest ad for its new Corolla Hybrid in Britain, it's 2002 all over again. The ad shows the new Corolla Hybrid (in non-U.S. hatchback form) bypassing all kinds of... read more February 15, 2019 by


 
2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Best deals on hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars for February 2019

Presidents' Day Weekend typically brings deals in car showrooms. And this month is no exception. As electric-car fans wait for a slew of new models to hit the market this... read more February 15, 2019 by


 
Tesla Dog Mode

Dogs are cool, especially in Teslas with new Dog Mode

Judging from recent news reports, it's all too easy to focus on the limitations on electric cars—range, recharge speeds, and most recently, their cold weather... read more February 15, 2019 by


 
1965 Fiat 500 at New York Museum of Modern Art

VW auto shows, EV shoppers will pay more, Chrysler fines: Today's Car News

As Volkswagen and other automakers dial back from auto shows, in the U.S. it sees them as a way to explain electric cars to shoppers. A new survey reveals that most car... read more February 14, 2019 by


 
Carpool lanes I-5, Seattle, Washington [Credit: SounderBruce-Wikimedia Commons]

Bill could add Washington state to roster of California EV adoptees

Just as the Trump administration is attacking California's right to require electric cars to be sold in the state, California may be gaining support elsewhere. A new bill... read more February 14, 2019 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars outside dealership    [photo: Patrick Reid]

Shoppers willing to pay more for electric cars, survey finds

Electric and alternative-fuel cars aren't just for early-adopting geeks anymore. A new survey by InnovateMR about Americans' car-shopping practices found that two thirds... read more February 14, 2019 by


 
Rivian R1S

Rivian buzz, renewable-grid deep freeze, wireless charging deal: Today's Car News

Tech giant Qualcomm sells its Halo wireless charging business to rival WiTricity. GM and Amazon could be in talks to invest in startup electric pickup-maker Rivian. A new... read more February 13, 2019 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging

Qualcomm sells wireless charging patents to WiTricity

It's one of the worst nightmares for electric-car drivers: They go out to jump in their car, and somebody forgot to plug it in. Automakers and technology companies have... read more February 13, 2019 by


 
Audi electric-car Cashew ad from 2019 Superbowl

What EV advantages should ads emphasize for the masses in 2019: Twitter poll results

With the recent advent of more prevalent electric car ads, including one from Audi in the Superbowl and generic ads from Electrify America and Veloz, we thought it was... read more February 13, 2019 by


 
Honda wind farm in Brazil

Polar vortex tests viability of renewable power

There's nothing like a good polar vortex to put the power system to the test—unless maybe it's a summer heat wave. Energy consulting firm Wood Mackenzie used the... read more February 13, 2019 by


 
Aurora Innovation self-driving car prototype

Toyota Corolla Hybrid, flow batteries, Greenlots, GM-Tesla pickup rumor: Today's Car News

The EPA released impressive fuel-economy estimates for the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Indiana professors combine ethanol, and fuel-cell tech in affordable next-gen... read more February 12, 2019 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf with Greenlots fast charger by Dumpster at I-87 Modena travel plaza, Feb 2018

One-step Plug&Charge coming to Greenlots stations

No more RFID tags! A new "interoperability" standard is sweeping across the electric-car charging landscape in the U.S. After reaching the largest ChargePoint network last... read more February 12, 2019 by


 

 
 

 
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