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Battery electrics steal sales from hybrids

Battery electrics steal sales from hybrids

Strong sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in California seem to have a downside. According to an analysis by the California New Car Dealers Association, all of those new plug-in cars are replacing traditional hybrids, not conventional cars. So the fuel and emissions savings aren’t...

September 6, 2018 by -
 
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

It's a long(er) story? 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC scraps 200-mile range estimate

On Tuesday, Mercedes-Benz revealed initial specs for its EQC mid-size electric SUV, with a quoted range of 200 miles from an 80-kilowatt-hour battery pack. Now, perhaps... read more September 5, 2018 by


 
Jaguar E-Type Zero

Should classic cars be converted to electric power? Twitter poll results

Green Car Reports readers sometimes leave themselves open to having extreme viewpoints. Such were the results of last week's Twitter poll, when we asked: "Should classic cars... read more September 5, 2018 by


 
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC specs revealed (Updated)

Mercedes-Benz released initial specs of its newest electric car, the EQC crossover SUV, Tuesday in Stockholm. Mercedes estimates that the EQC will offer about 279 miles of... read more September 4, 2018 by


 
2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight, Chevy Bolt EV fast charging, and fuel economy commentary: Today's Car News

We take a broader look at the 2019 Honda Insight. GM works to create an ultra-fast charging system for the Chevrolet Bolt EV. We explain how readers can make themselves heard... read more September 4, 2018 by


 
2004 Toyota Corolla, 2006 Toyota Prius, 2015 Nissan Leaf outside home    [photo: John C. Briggs]

Will electric cars eliminate conventional hybrids from the market? Take our Twitter poll

A new report from California shows electric cars are replacing hybrids—not conventional, gas-only cars—on the roads. There could be many reasons for that, but the... read more September 4, 2018 by


 
Charging Chevy Bolt EV before trip across Maryland   [image: Brian Ro]

GM working on ultra fast charging system for electric cars like the Chevy Bolt EV (Updated)

Automakers are in a new race, not for miles per hour on a track or the street, but in miles per hour regained while an electric car is sitting at a charger. GM is the latest... read more September 4, 2018 by


 
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

Commentary: How to make your voice heard on fuel economy freeze

Drivers are not helpless in the face of government plans to roll back fuel economy standards. A joint August proposal from the EPA and NHTSA to freeze planned increases in... read more September 4, 2018 by


 
2019 Honda Insight

2019 Honda Insight review update: Putting the Civic on notice

That sound you hear isn’t the 2019 Honda Insight’s hybrid powertrain whirring along. It’s the undertaker coming for the vaunted Honda Civic nameplate. The... read more September 4, 2018 by


 
Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy race car dynamic debut during 2018 Formula E Berlin ePrix

Formula E develops new off-road Extreme E racing series

Formula E, the first all-electric worldwide racing series, plans to expand beyond street racing to remote parts of the planet with a new series. Called Extreme E, the new... read more September 2, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQC prototype testing in Black Forest

Mercedes-Benz EQC, Byton M-Byte, Faraday's Future, fuel-economy demands: The Week in Reverse

Which company started testing new electric cars in China? What's different about a new travel trailer in Europe? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here... read more September 1, 2018 by


 
Byton M-Byte electric SUV prototype

Dyson electric car track, Byton electric SUV testing, and Labor Day gas saving tips: Today's Car News

Dyson plans to invest in a new test track for its electric-car program. Chinese startup Byton begins testing its electric crossover SUV in the real world. We provide tips on... read more August 31, 2018 by


 
Byton M-Byte electric SUV prototype

Byton begins road testing its electric car in China

Chinese electric-car startup automaker Byton has begun testing its upcoming M-Byte electric car in China, the company said Tuesday. The company introduced the car at the... read more August 31, 2018 by


 
Dyson Hullavington campus for electric car development

Dyson plans to build electric-car test track in Britain

In another step to show it's serious about building an electric car, Dyson, the British vacuum-cleaner maker, has laid out plans to build a test track in Britain. Reuters... read more August 31, 2018 by


 
Energy losses from internal combustion car [Source: DOE]

Fact of the week: Internal combustion cars still waste 70 to 88 percent of energy

Conventional cars manage better fuel economy every year. According to the latest Department of Energy "Fact of the Week," though, their efficiency ranges from... read more August 31, 2018 by


 
Overloaded Subaru Legacy with stuff on roof

How to save gas on Labor Day trips

Labor Day is one of the biggest travel weekends for all year, as Americans close out the summer and enjoy a last excursion before heading back to school. That makes it one of... read more August 31, 2018 by


 
Byton M-Byte electric SUV prototype

VW diesel settlement, California clean air, and fuel economy demands: Today's Car News

California clean air regulators held a reportedly contentious meeting with Trump administration officials over the proposal to roll back fuel economy standards. A wide survey... read more August 30, 2018 by


 
Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

California meets with federal regulators over fuel-economy rollback

Trump administration officials met with California regulators Wednesday to discuss the EPA and NHTSA's proposal to freeze fuel economy and emissions standards from 2020... read more August 30, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs

Final deadline for VW TDI diesel settlement

Two more days. That's all the time owners of 2.0-liter diesel VWs have to file claims to receive a large financial settlement and to have their cars repaired to meet... read more August 30, 2018 by


 
2017 Ford Focus Electric window sticker showing 115-mile range rating

Americans still want better fuel economy, survey says

Just as the Trump administration moves to roll back fuel economy standards, a new survey shows that Americans are dissatisfied with the fuel economy their cars already get... read more August 30, 2018 by


 
Tesla Powerpacks

California report links emissions reductions to economic growth

A new report on pollution, economic growth, and renewable energy in California sheds new light on the link between emissions regulations and economic growth ahead of the... read more August 29, 2018 by


 
 

 
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