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Electric car sales in Germany finally start to soar: Tesla leads

Electric car sales in Germany finally start to soar: Tesla leads

It's starting to look like China will lead the world in adoption of plug-in electric cars, but which carmaking nations will follow it? While electric cars were launched simultaneously in Japan and the United States, Europe lagged somewhat behind. Now, however, Germany—home to the largest...

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1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."

Cars now clean enough that household products rival them for air pollution

The first major emission controls on motor vehicles were introduced in 1975 with the advent of the catalytic converter. Today's cars emit less than 1 percent of the three... read more March 13, 2018 by


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

In pictures: Volkswagen TDI diesels await their fate in Pike's Peak shadow

It might be the world’s largest single-company junkyard and pick-a-part business, if not for the prominent "No Trespassing" and "Drone-Free Zone" signs. Instead... read more March 13, 2018 by


 
Prototype plug-in electric delivery van with fuel-cell range extender to be tested by UPS in 2017

UPS says 50 Workhorse plug-in hybrid trucks cost no more than regular delivery vans

For almost a decade, commercial-fleet managers have acknowledged that electric truck are much cheaper to run per mile than the diesel equivalents they now use. But justifying... read more March 13, 2018 by


 
The Boring Company concept

2019 VW Jetta gas mileage, India's electric cars, Accord Hybrid MPG, Smart EQ: Today's Car News

Today, we're still cleaning up our list of stories from last week's Geneva auto show, including an electric-car admission and a disappointing debut, along with fuel-economy... read more March 12, 2018 by


 
2018 Fiat 500e

Underestimating electric cars was a mistake (in China), says FCA's Marchionne

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has large challenges, even nine years after it was formed when the Italian company Fiat took over the bankrupt U.S. maker Chrysler. While its Jeep... read more March 12, 2018 by


 
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid rated by EPA at 47 mpg combined

The EPA has now released the fuel-efficiency ratings for the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid, and they came in 1 mpg below the combined number the company had hoped to reach. At a... read more March 12, 2018 by


 
Smog in Delhi, India (by Flickr user Mfield)

India plan for converting to electric cars by 2030 may get trimmed, a lot

Two years ago, the government of India proposed a remarkable and ambitious goal: make every new vehicle coming onto its roads electric by 2030. The plan was largely a... read more March 12, 2018 by


 
2019 Volkswagen Jetta

How 2019 Volkswagen Jetta inched up its EPA fuel-economy ratings

While plug-in electric cars get lots of media attention, they remained just 1 percent of U.S. vehicle sales last year. And while the Trump Administration appears dead-set on... read more March 12, 2018 by


 
2018 Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio

Mercedes-Benz EQ electric car Geneva debut was...a rebranded Smart car

Unveilings for several key new electric cars were expected during the media days for last week's Geneva auto show. The Jaguar I-Pace made its formal debut, and the Audi... read more March 12, 2018 by


 
2017 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car     [photo: Chris Neff]

More ways to get $10K off BMW i3 electric car: new utilities add discount

How badly do you want to buy a BMW i3 electric car? Initially, it looked like you'd have to move to areas of California where Southern California Edison would be your... read more March 11, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Electric cars in Geneva, Tesla Model 3 quality, new Toyota hybrids, EVs get cleaner: The Week in Reverse

What new electric cars were unveiled at this week's Geneva auto show, and which one appeared only in camouflage? How did we assess the build quality of the Tesla Model 3 we... read more March 10, 2018 by


 
LVCHI  Venere concept

Cleaner electric cars, Mercedes diesel plans, new Corolla hatch, green-car deals: Today's Car News

Today, we've got our monthly roundup of green-car deals, a first look at a Toyota Corolla Hybrid (that we may not get), an interview with Daimler's CEO, and good news about... read more March 9, 2018 by


 
2018 Hyundai Elantra

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

Not a lot has changed since last month: Buyers continue to move from passenger sedans to crossovers and trucks, and gasoline remains relatively cheap. That means you can pick... read more March 9, 2018 by


 
Electric-car wells-to-wheels emission equivalencies in MPG, Mar 2018 [Union of Concerned Scientists]

Electric cars got even cleaner in a year, new grid data shows

More good news about electric cars in the U.S.: the emissions associated with the electricity used to charge them have fallen. Again. Based on the latest data on powerplant... read more March 9, 2018 by


 
2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback

2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatchback debuts in Geneva for Europe

Remember hatchbacks? Actually, come to think of it ... remember passenger cars? You know, the sedans and wagons and hatchbacks that don't have all-wheel drive and aren't... read more March 9, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Mercedes-Benz takes the electric car plunge, but diesel is here to stay

Daimler AG executives said Tuesday that diesel power for Mercedes cars is here to stay, even as electric cars and electrified mobility spreads throughout its passenger and... read more March 9, 2018 by


 
Tata E-Vision concept

Model 3 quality (bad), more Bolt EVs (good!), diesel debate, Audi e-tron: Today's Car News (yesterday's too)

Today, we've got a double dose of news to make up for not sending one yesterday. Stories include more Chevy Bolt EV production, dreadful Tesla Model 3 quality, and continuing... read more March 8, 2018 by


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

Tesla Model 3 quality is terrible, but will it matter to buyers?

So we've finally had the chance to spend time with a 2018 Tesla Model 3, courtesy of a generous and devoted Green Car Reports reader. We'll have our first-drive report and a... read more March 8, 2018 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

Rome joins European ban-diesel bandwagon after German court ruling

First Paris, then a pair of German cities, and now the Eternal City. Two weeks ago, the mayor of Rome announced on her Facebook page that the city would ban diesel cars... read more March 8, 2018 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

If you own an electric car, what's your at-home charging from? Twitter poll results

Over the years, we've noted the paucity of solid data on the intersection of home solar energy and driving plug-in electric cars. A California-only study from 2012 still gets... read more March 8, 2018 by


 
 

 
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