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

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 fossil-fuel-promoting Trump Administration at a climate summit, and hail some good news on electric buses. All this and more on...

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Volvo electric bus

These 12 cities will buy only electric buses from 2025 on; more expected to join

The mayors of 12 major cities from around the world have taken a landmark step to increase the use of zero-emission public transportation late last month. Mayors of London... 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


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier and 2017 BMW i3 electric car, Aug 2017        [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Are car buyers the biggest problem for electric cars? (Yes, of course they are, but it's price)

While it's clear that the transition to plug-in electric cars is accelerating across the globe, in the short term electric cars still face numerous hurdles. Charging... 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


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Senate tax plan leaves electric-car purchase credit in place

The battle over early termination of the U.S. income-tax credit for purchase of an electric car took a new turn on Thursday. HR1, the draft Tax Cut and Jobs Act introduced in... read more November 13, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE, Willamette Valley, Oregon, June 2017

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for November 2017

This month's best deals for hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient cars are in and buyers will find a handful of eco-friendly bargains. Most cars have held their spots from... read more November 12, 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


 
2018 Ford C-Max

Ford C-Max Energi plug-in production over; Hybrid has only months left

The Ford C-Max, launched as a 2013 model, never really served the purpose its maker intended. The tall five-door compact hatchback was intended to be Ford's counter to the... read more November 10, 2017 by


 
Amazon patent for mobile drone electric car charging

How to recharge an electric car in the middle of nowhere: Amazon drone?

Amazon, once a humble bookseller, now dips its toes into numerous technology realms. Its next potential act? Perhaps it will be drones that can charge electric cars on the... 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


 
Dutch "Hesla," a hydrogen fuel cell-powered Tesla Model S

A Tesla Model S that runs on hydrogen fuel cells? Dutch firm claims it built one

Tesla has never built anything but battery-electric cars. Now a Dutch gasoline company believes it's improved upon the Silicon Valley automaker's design with a hydrogen fuel... read more November 10, 2017 by


 
AAA Navya Shuttle

Mystery electric BMW, US isolated, Tesla's long odds, Hyundai Ioniq, battery cobalt: Today's Car News

Today, we've got two BMW electric-car stories (one on battery cobalt, another on a mystery debut later this month), the long odds Tesla faces, the unlikely prospect of Syria... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW X3 prototype

BMW to debut electric-car concept at LA show; electric Mini makes U.S. debut

BMW will use media days at the Los Angeles auto show, which begin on November 29, to unveil a new electric car that's never before been seen. The electric model that will... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
2018 Hyundai Ioniq

Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018: Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai is known in the auto industry as an aggressive and very capable competitor, and the world's largest makers watch it closely and take it very seriously. The company... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Odds for auto startups are incredibly high; can Tesla beat them?

Much of the energy and growth in the U.S. economy comes not from large corporations but from small startup companies, as economic data shows. By now, the model of a young... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
Donald J. Trump in November 2016       [photo: The Trump Organization]

Syria to sign Paris Climate pact, leaving US alone; Trump disinvited from climate summit

Following President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States from the Paris Climate Accord—a global pact to reduce carbon output and curb climate... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW battery-sourcing ethics highlight cobalt-mining issue for electric cars

Electric cars provide a zero-emission driving experience, but one of the most important raw materials for their batteries—cobalt—has a supply chain that needs... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
 

 
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