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Why aren't automakers advertising electric cars? Maybe they are

Why aren't automakers advertising electric cars? Maybe they are

Sometimes you have to build a market when there's not one to cater to. How else would Ford have begun selling 300,000 Explorers a year when they were based on a rough-riding, antiquated (even then) Ranger pickup? Ford disseminated images in front of millions of American eyeballs of Explorers...

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2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 software updates revealed

As Tesla has been working to ramp up assembly of its more affordable Model 3 sedan, the company has also been adding features to existing examples with its over the air... read more May 15, 2018 by


 
Charging 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and 2015 Tesla Model S P85D at home in garage  [photo: Jay Lucas]

How often should Green Car Reports report plug-in sales numbers: Twitter poll results

Last week in our Twitter poll, we asked a different kind of question: how often Green Car Reports readers would like to follow the horse-race of plug-in car sales. A... read more May 15, 2018 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Shoppers in Canada may wait nearly a year to buy new Chevy Bolt EV

The new Chevy Bolt EV was a long time coming, but interested buyers in some parts of Canada may have to wait longer. Kent Wallace reported to us last week that Toronto-area... read more May 15, 2018 by


 
2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid first drive

Electrified cars are all too often about numbers: electric-only range, charging time, kilowatt-hours, and, of course, value. When it comes to an electrified luxury crossover... read more May 15, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 Driving on a Public Road

Elon Musk says all-wheel-drive, Performance Model 3s will be available to order this week

In a tweet response Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that buyers waiting to order a Model 3 with all-wheel drive or the Performance package can begin placing their orders by... read more May 14, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, Model 3 AWD orders, and are Americans going electric? Today's Car News

Subaru will bring back the Crosstrek Hybrid and it will be a plug-in hybrid this time. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says orders will open for all-wheel drive and performance-oriented... read more May 14, 2018 by


 
2012 Nissan Leaf SL electric car, owned by Shiva of Fremont, California, Oct 2017

Nissan begins offering rebuilt Leaf battery packs

Starting this month, Nissan has begun offering rebuilt battery packs for the older Leafs, filling a gap for drivers of older cars whose packs have begun to run down. The... read more May 14, 2018 by


 
2018 Subaru Crosstrek first drive

New Subaru Crosstrek plug-in hybrid coming for 2019

Subaru announced Friday that its long-awaited Crosstrek Hybrid, a plug-in model, will go on sale as a 2019. Last month, Car and Driver reported that Subaru filed the... read more May 14, 2018 by


 
Electrify America Level 2 chargers with Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf

Will 20 percent of Americans buy an electric for their next car? Take our Twitter poll

A new survey from AAA released last week reported that 20 percent of Americans say they plan to buy an electric car the next time they purchase a new car. That contrasts... read more May 14, 2018 by


 
CARB ZEV vehicle game board 2018

Automakers play high-stakes CARB game to earn zero emissions vehicle credits

Editor's note: Green Car Reports covers a lot of electric cars—and there are a lot more to cover these days, thanks to California's complex requirements that major... read more May 13, 2018 by


 
Honda Clarity series with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker at Honda R&D Center, Tochigi, Japan

Electric car recalls and deals, another Tesla crash, how much range is enough: The Week in Reverse

Which electric car can California and Oregon buyers take home for less than $200 a month and get $1,000 for doing so? What electric car war recalled this week? This is our... read more May 12, 2018 by


 
Elio Motors founder Paul Elio at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

Elio Motors says it will build production cars next year

Paul Elio told investors and media Friday in Shreveport, Louisiana, that his three-wheeled car would go on sale next year after several delays and questions about funding. "I... read more May 11, 2018 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Volt

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for May 2018

We found some great deals on green cars and hybrids this month as automakers look toward changing over their stock to sell new models. Several new electric models, including... read more May 11, 2018 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Tesla teases something, Clarity Electric lease rates, and Bolt EV software updates: Today's Car News

Tesla has shown off a cloaked car, and we suppose it may be the Model Y crossover. Honda has released attractive lease rates for the Clarity Electric in California and... read more May 11, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2018 Chevy Bolts recalled to update battery software, prevent shutdowns

A voluntary software recall on the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV has been extended to 2018 models, a General Motors spokesman told Green Car Reports on Thursday. Last month, we reported... read more May 11, 2018 by


 
Tesla potentially teases Model Y

Unidentified Tesla Model flashes by in video, but Y?

Tesla fans are agog over a teaser video released Thursday in which a cloaked car appears around the 15-second mark. Many are speculating that it could be a Model Y, with its... read more May 11, 2018 by


 
Honda Clarity Electric at Honda R&D Center, Tochigi, Japan, June 2017

2018 Honda Clarity Electric hits dealerships in California and Oregon with $199 lease deal

The 2018 Honda Clarity Electric car rolled into California and Oregon dealerships this week, but nobody can buy it. It's only available for lease for $199 a month for 36... read more May 11, 2018 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Software Changes Since 2012 (UPDATED)

Even though the Tesla Model S has retained its same basic shape since it went on sale in 2012, what's going on under the hood has been anything but stagnant. The automaker's... read more May 11, 2018 by


 
2019 Audi e-tron prototype

Audi invests heavily in 20 electrified cars by 2025

At its annual meeting Wednesday, Audi announced an ambitious plan to build 20 new electrified cars by 2025, most of them battery electrics,. The company says it will invest... read more May 10, 2018 by


 
2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Jeep Wrangler fuel economy, another Tesla investigation, and Audi talks electric-car plans: Today's Car News

The EPA has posted official ratings for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and its turbocharged inline-4 engine. Tesla is under scrutiny again after the NTSB opened a new investigation... read more May 10, 2018 by


 
 

 
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