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Electric cars in Geneva, plunging Prius sales, Tesla Model 3 delays, hybrid in winter: The Week in Reverse

Electric cars in Geneva, plunging Prius sales, Tesla Model 3 delays, hybrid in winter: The Week in Reverse

How did Tesla respond to questions over its latest delays in delivery dates for the Model 3 electric car? Why should EV owners and advocates worry about consumer awareness of plug-in electric cars? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week...

February 10, 2018 by -
 
2016 Toyota Prius - first drive, Laguna Niguel, CA, Nov 2015

Toyota Prius hybrid sales have tanked: here are 4 reasons why

The Toyota Prius hybrid has been its maker's "halo car" and an example of its most advanced technology for two decades. Launched from an early-1990s project to halve the fuel... read more February 9, 2018 by


 
2018 Hyundai Elantra

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

With gasoline cheap and buyers continuing to shun passenger cars for crossovers and trucks, there are bargains to be had in fuel-efficient and electrified vehicles. This... read more February 9, 2018 by


 
Traffic in China

China's largest electric-car battery maker, CATL, sets sights on U.S. market

Just a handful of companies today make the bulk of battery cells used in plug-in electric cars worldwide. Now the largest single maker of electric-vehicle cells in China has... read more February 9, 2018 by


 
2018 Subaru 50th Anniversary Editions

Hyundai Kona Electric, new diesel Ford, Lexus RX 450hL price, 2018 Sonata Hybrid: Today's Car News

Today, we're at the Chicago auto show media day—meaning today—and we've got news about updated hybrid and plug-in hybrid Hyundai Sonatas, a new diesel Ford, some... read more February 8, 2018 by


 
2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid released at Chicago auto show

What the auto industry calls a "mid-cycle refresh" can range from indistinguishable to very evident. The 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid falls into the latter category, with new... read more February 8, 2018 by


 
2018 Lexus RX L, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

2018 Lexus RX 450hL hybrid three-row SUV priced from $51,600

Lexus invented the idea of a luxury hybrid utility vehicle in a version of its RX crossover well over a decade ago, but sales haven't been strong of late. Cheap gasoline... read more February 8, 2018 by


 
2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon gets "EcoBlue" diesel option, no hybrid so far

The last time Ford released a new hybrid or plug-in electric model was for the 2013 model year, and that's a long time ago in electric-car years. Detroit's second-largest... read more February 8, 2018 by


 
Teaser image for Hyundai Kona Electric to be introduced at 2018 Geneva auto show

Hyundai Kona Electric crossover teased before Geneva auto show reveal

The lack of plug-in electric crossover utility vehicles with all-wheel drive is a growing and obvious gap in the market. And where there's a gap, aggressive South Korean... read more February 8, 2018 by


 
SpaceX Falcon Heavy with Tesla Roadster payload

Electric car sales in Canada, fast-charging poll results, this site seeks news writer: Today's Car News

Today, we've got poll results on what kind of fast charging would lure mass-market buyers, plug-in electric car sales for Canada, and a call for one or two news writers to... read more February 7, 2018 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime and 2017 Chevrolet Volt with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker

Green Car Reports is looking for one or two experienced news writers

Are you a published writer with a strong and abiding interest in green cars, especially those that plug in? Do you have experience writing assigned news stories on deadline?... read more February 7, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

What electric-car charging will satisfy a mass market? Twitter poll results

One of the obvious challenges of even the latest electric cars is that you can't drive them coast-to-coast as quickly as you can gasoline cars. It's far from impossible to do... read more February 7, 2018 by


 
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Catalina Island, CA, Sep 2017

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada for Jan: Outlander has landed (plus 2017 analysis)

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV helped the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market to its first 1,000-unit January last month. The company sold 174 of its plug-in hybrid SUV... read more February 7, 2018 by


 
2018 Volvo XC60 T8

Mercedes e-Sprinter, Geneva green-car preview, Fiat 500e to Honda Clarity Fuel Cell: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a preview of new production plug-in electric models at next month's Geneva Motor Show, a reader who went from a battery-electric to a hydrogen fuel-cell... read more February 6, 2018 by


 
Teaser for Rimac supercar debuting at 2018 Geneva auto show

Geneva auto show green car preview: concepts, electric cars, new models

Media days at the huge and influential Geneva show are March 6 and March 7, and this year it looks like the show will offer a lot of news for plug-in electric car fans... read more February 6, 2018 by


 
2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter e-Sprinter electric version (European model)

New Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van set for European debut

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter commercial van launched today, the later generation of the successful delivery vehicle, and an electric version will enter production in 2019... read more February 6, 2018 by


 
2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station  [photo: Chris Baccus

Why a Fiat 500e driver got a Honda Clarity Fuel Cell as his next green car: low cost

When marketing executive Chris Baccus leased a 2015 Fiat 500e three years ago, he intended to keep his 2007 BMW 335i as a "fun car," and use the electric Fiat just for... read more February 6, 2018 by


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

What will get more people to consider electric cars? Take our Twitter poll

A recent study from the University of California, Davis suggested that awareness of available plug-in electric cars among potential buyers was no higher in 2017 than it had... read more February 6, 2018 by


 
Scene from Jeep spot during Super Bowl LII

Californians vs EVs, self-driving fuel-cell SUV, Ioniq Hybrid in winter, Mercedes A-Class: Today's Car News

Today, we've got some worrying news from a California car-buyer survey, a self-driving hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid fuel economy tested in cold winter... read more February 5, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf electric car, test-driven by Shiva of Fremont, California, Oct 2017

Plug-in electric car sales fall in Jan after year-end surge (further update)

While 2017 saw higher U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars than any previous year, expectations for 2018 sales are running even higher. The Chevrolet Bolt EV will be available... read more February 5, 2018 by


 
Hyundai Nexo

Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell prototype drives itself 118 miles without human input

As it does in every other aspect of the auto industry, Korean carmaker Hyundai-Kia has set itself an aggressive goal and a fast pace for rollout of self-driving vehicles. The... read more February 5, 2018 by


 
 

 
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