Diesel cheating deal, Model 3 modules, autonomous pod swarms, EV leasing vs buying: Today's Car News

Diesel cheating deal, Model 3 modules, autonomous pod swarms, EV leasing vs buying: Today's Car News

Today, we've got advice on buying or leasing an electric car, a possible diesel-cheating deal for Jeep and Ram, tax credits in the budget bill, and another Tesla statement after Musk said something that startled analysts. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as we do every...

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Model 3 choke point: automated battery line equipment still in Germany?

Sometimes it's the task of the Tesla communications department to explain, or provide context, or simply clean up the confusion after CEO Elon Musk says or tweets something... read more February 12, 2018 by

2015 Nissan Leaf charging back at home after 1,000-mile road trip   [photo John Briggs]

Budget deal restores tax credits for EV charging stations, electric motorcycles, fuel-cell cars

Fears that Congress would kill the federal tax credit for purchase of a plug-in electric car were laid to rest in December when that incentive survived the $1.5 trillion... read more February 11, 2018 by

2018 Toyota Prius

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... read more February 10, 2018 by

2018 Fiat 500

Tesla Model 3 delays, plunging Prius sales, green-car deals, Sonata Hybrid video: Today's Car News

Today, we look at plummeting Prius sales, our monthly roundup of best green-car deals, new Tesla Model 3 delivery delays, and a video preview of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata... read more February 9, 2018 by

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid video preview

As they say: If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. The first Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, launched for 2011, wasn't one of the better examples of the class for... read more February 9, 2018 by

2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Tesla Model 3 variants delayed; will some buyers lose $7,500 tax credit?

"Overall, I think, while there were challenges associated with Model 3 ramp, we were in a deeper level of hell than we expected, so a few levels deeper than we'd like to be... read more February 9, 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

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


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