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Teslas will start paying to drive in L.A.'s "Lexus lanes"

Teslas will start paying to drive in L.A.'s "Lexus lanes"

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority just cut back on a big reason that drivers buy electric cars: free access to toll lanes in the county. Caltrans, the state department of transportation, still allows electric cars to use high-occupancy vehicle lanes statewide. However...

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2018 Toyota C-HR

Toyota announces electric C-HR for China in Beijing

Toyota announced a third electric car for China at the Beijing auto show last week. In addition to the plug-in Corolla and Levin sedans, the company will electrify its C-HR... read more April 30, 2018 by


 
Smog over Los Angeles, courtesy Flickr user steven-buss

Draft EPA memo freezes fuel economy standards at 42 mpg through 2026

After announcing its intention last month to roll back emissions standards that require cars to get higher fuel economy, the EPA is now circulating a proposal in Washington... read more April 30, 2018 by


 
UC Irvine BYD electric bus

Ford, BMW, and Infiniti electric car strategy, Trump loses in court, and electric car chargers everywhere: The Week in Reverse

What ever happened to electric-car company BYD? And what's BMW's new electric-car strategy? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car... read more April 28, 2018 by


 
UC Irvine BYD electric bus

Porsche fast chargers, Toyota Camry Hybrid gas mileage review, and battery buses: Today's Car News

Porsche builds its own super fast electric-car charging network. road trip gas mileage review: Can the Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE live up to its 44 mpg highway fuel economy... read more April 27, 2018 by


 
UC Irvine BYD electric bus

California university gets country's first battery-electric bus fleet

BYD is a Chinese electric car company that was founded to "Build Your Dreams." Now it claims to be the biggest electric vehicle company in the world—and it's building... read more April 27, 2018 by


 
2018 Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid

2018 Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid road-trip review: a case for high-mpg sedans

The grim reaper might be coming for sedans, but the 2018 Toyota Camry isn’t ready to go. Today’s Toyota Camry suffers from multiple personality disorder, which, I... read more April 27, 2018 by


 
Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos

Porsche will build network of 500 fast chargers for its Mission E electric cars

Porsche is getting its dealerships on board with selling electric cars, in preparation for its upcoming Mission E electric sedan, by insisting that each of the company's 189... read more April 27, 2018 by


 
2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke first drive: diesel, the not-so-efficient way

Ford has a gem of a diesel engine under the hood of the 2018 F-150 Power Stroke—as long as drivers aren’t enamored with good fuel economy. Wait, what? After a day... read more April 26, 2018 by


 
2018 Ford Ecosport

Cars out at Ford, small crossovers and SUVs left to take up efficiency banner

Passenger cars at Ford have short lives. The automaker announced Wednesday that it would pare its lineup to just two cars: The Mustang and a new Focus Active crossover, which... read more April 26, 2018 by


 
2018 Lexus LC 500h

New Honda electric car, sporty Lexus hybrid review, how gas engines will get better mpg: Today's Car News

After Lexus introduced a new ES 300h hybrid yesterday, we finished out test drive in the considerably more luxurious LC 500h coupe. Honda introduced its new electric car for... read more April 26, 2018 by


 
How a Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition engine works

Engineers find new ways to improve efficiency of gas engines: Engineering Explained

As fast as electric cars are improving and expanding, there are some things that gas engines do better—many experts agree that gasoline engines will be around for... read more April 26, 2018 by


 
Honda Everus EV concept

Honda debuts Everus electric car for China, based on the HR-V

Ever since Honda announced 10 years ago that it would build an SUV based on the Fit, it also talked about building a hybrid version of the new car. Indeed, a hybrid version... read more April 26, 2018 by


 
2018 Lexus LC 500h

2018 Lexus LC 500h gas mileage review

As the industry marches toward greener cars, battery and hybrid drivetrains are expanding into vehicle segments never before concerned with fuel economy ratings or much with... read more April 26, 2018 by


 
2019 Lexus ES 300h

Lexus hybrid, new California rebate, BMW electric, and poll results: Today's Car News

Lexus reveals its new ES sedan, complete with its hybrid counterpart, the ES 300h. Fuel economy and power both go up. If California didn't have enough incentives for its... read more April 25, 2018 by


 
Petro-Canada gas station, Crossfields, Alberta, with electric-car charging station

When will buying gasoline cars seem weird? Twitter poll results

In honor of Earth Day last weekend, we re-ran our story about when citizens might see cars with tailpipes as morally wrong, somewhat like they do smoking or polluting... read more April 25, 2018 by


 
BMW iX3 Concept front 3/4

BMW debuts iX3 SUV electric car

The iX3 SUV, revealed in Beijing today, brings BMW into the mainstream when it comes to electric cars. No longer will BMW electrics be specialized models that look like... read more April 25, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Molly Pitcher travel plaza, Feb 2018

PG&E offers new $3,000 rebate to Nissan Leaf buyers

California is already by far the No. 1 state for sales of electric cars, and the state's biggest utility apparently wants to add to that momentum. PG&E (formerly Pacific... read more April 25, 2018 by


 
2019 Lexus ES 300h

2019 Lexus ES revealed, features 44-mpg 300h hybrid sedan

Lexus unveiled Tuesday its newest ES sedan, and the mid-size luxury stalwart appears to have an edgier attitude. The big news for readers interested in green cars is that the... read more April 24, 2018 by


 
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class L

Electric cars from Infiniti, portable chargers, fines increase, take our mpg poll: Today's Car News

Infiniti announces a new lineup of electric cars in China, new portable electric car chargers are fast and cheap, New York federal appeals court reinstates increase in fines... read more April 24, 2018 by


 
Donald Trump

Trump loses court battle to roll back automaker gas mileage fines

Automakers may complain about rising gas mileage standards, but as several have proved over the years, they don't always have to meet them. Another strategy, employed... read more April 24, 2018 by


 
 

 
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