Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV vie for Canadian sales lead in August

Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV vie for Canadian sales lead in August

Ahead of the final expiration of electric-car tax credits in Ontario, Canada, the Nissan Leaf posted its highest monthly sales total north of the border: 1,050 units. The number was more than double what Nissan sold in June and July, and still significantly more than its previous record of 906...

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National Drive Electric Week 2016: Kingsport, TN [photo: David Hrivnak]

National Drive Electric Week 2018 kicks off

The annual National Drive Electric Week will occur this weekend with electric-car rallies and events in at least 300 cities across the U.S. and several more in Canada and New... read more September 7, 2018 by

2018 BMW i3s

2021 BMW X5 plug-in, compact battery testing, and National Drive Electric Week: Today's Car News

BMW reveals the 2021 X5 plug-in hybrid. A supplier tests a long-range, compact battery in a BMW i3 electric car. We kick off National Drive Electric Week. And General Motors... read more September 7, 2018 by

2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance

2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid will have more range, 6 cylinders

On Friday, BMW revealed the next-generation X5 plug-in hybrid, with significantly more electric range and a 6-cylinder engine replacing the 4-cylinder in the current X5... read more September 7, 2018 by

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM to expand Chevy Bolt EV sales, bring battery production to US

As part of a sweeping update on General Motors' electric-car plans, CEO Mary Barra announced the company will expand production and sales of the Chevy Bolt EV. At the same... read more September 7, 2018 by

BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Supplier tests compact 100-kwh battery pack in BMW i3

Using new battery-pack architecture, BMW battery supplier Lion Smart has crammed triple the battery capacity into a BMW i3s. Lion Smart's 100-kilowatt-hour battery gives the... read more September 7, 2018 by

Volvo 360C concept

Ford electric SUV image, Volvo 360c concept, and electric cars steal hybrid sales: Today's Car News

Ford teases its forthcoming Mustang-inspired electric crossover SUV once expected to be called the Mach 1. Volvo introduces its idea for self-driving electric cars with the... read more September 6, 2018 by

2020 Ford electric SUV teaser

Ford releases photo of electric not-Mach 1 SUV

Ford released a teaser image of its hotly-anticipated 300-mile electric SUV, which it says will no longer be called the Mach 1. The company previewed the car at a closed... read more September 6, 2018 by

2018 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan pursuit-rated police car

Ford requests exception to electric-car noise rule for police cruisers

It's tough to sneak up on bad guys in a loud car. That's Ford's argument in requesting an exception to a long-awaited rule that will require electric cars to make noise when... read more September 6, 2018 by

Volvo 360C concept

Volvo puts Ikea-like living room in self-driving concept car

With its latest self-driving car concept, Volvo wants to take on the airline industry. Without a need for a steering wheel, Volvo opened up the interior of its 360c concept... read more September 6, 2018 by

Honda Clarity lineup at Honda R&D Center, Tochigi, Japan, June 2017

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... read more September 6, 2018 by

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

Mercedes-Benz EQC, Tesla Roadster "surprise," and Toyota Prius recall: Today's Car News

Mercedes-Benz reveals the EQC electric crossover SUV. Tesla's "big surprise" for an auto show is yet another Roadster mockup. Toyota recalls the Prius for a fire risk... read more September 5, 2018 by

2016 Toyota Prius, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

Toyota recalls 2016-2018 Prius models for fire risk

Toyota is launching one of its largest recalls on one of its most popular models—the Prius hybrid. Covering all Toyota Prius and Prius Plug-in models built between June... read more September 5, 2018 by

2020 Tesla Roadster at 2018 Grand Basel show - Image via Bluewin

The new 2020 Tesla Roadster that wasn't in Switzerland

Tesla made a lot of noise about a big surprise it planned for the Grand Basel auto show, a celebration of architecture and design in Switzerland's northern industrial city... read more September 5, 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


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