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Electric semi, car subscription services, engine bans, Better Place postmortem: Today's Car News

Electric semi, car subscription services, engine bans, Better Place postmortem: Today's Car News

Today, the sad story and lessons learned from the Better Place failure, subscription services and electric cars, some surprising survey results, and another all-electric semi truck concept. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler makes trucks. A lot of trucks...

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E-Fuso Vision One concept

Mercedes parent Daimler launches E-Fuso electric truck sub-brand

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, also owns the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation—which it used last week to preview major shifts coming to... read more October 31, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford Fiesta

Cheaper RAV4 Hybrid, faster electric-car charging, solar sedan, Pacifica Hybrid: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a cheaper hybrid SUV, the first of three Best Car To Buy 2018 finalists, a prize-winning solar sedan, and millions for much faster electric-car charging. All... read more October 30, 2017 by


 
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 finalist: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

If ever a green family vehicle had a rocky launch, it would be the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Only two months after deliveries of the eagerly awaited plug-in hybrid seven-seat... read more October 30, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW, Mercedes invest in 'flexible car ownership' startup Fair

How would you know that the standard model for individuals buying new cars is dying? Sure, you could point to car sharing services like Car2go or Zipcar. Or you might point... read more October 30, 2017 by


 
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2016

New entry-level 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid LE model starts at $28,100

Toyota's popular RAV4 crossover utility vehicle will gain a new entry-level hybrid trim for the 2018 model year, offering a remarkably good price against a gasoline-only RAV4... read more October 30, 2017 by


 
AeroVironment DC fast charger, part of West Coast Electric Highway  -  Centralia, WA

Energy Dept to award $15 million for very fast electric-car charging

The United States Department of Energy has announced a new funding initiative to accelerate the development of what it calls "Extreme Fast Charging" (XFC) systems. In total... read more October 30, 2017 by


 
Stella Vie Dutch solar car winner in World Solar Challenge

Stella Vie 'family sedan' wins long-distance solar car race

Earlier this month, the 30th World Solar Challenge kicked off in Darwin, Australia, with 42 competitors vying for victory. At the end of the 3,022-kilometer (1,880-mile) race... read more October 29, 2017 by


 
Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Electric SUVs in Tokyo, next Prius V hybrid, plug-in sales, VW vs Tesla, Model 3 parts: The Week in Reverse

Which carmaker sold 10,000 cars with plugs in September? (No, not Tesla, or Nissan, or GM ....) How many stories this week did we have that explained crossover utility... read more October 28, 2017 by


 
E-Fuso Vision One concept

Model 3 parts cuts, electric SUV concept, VW targets Tesla, collector cars catch a break: Today's Car News

Today, another electric SUV concept, some bad news for the Tesla Model 3, collector cars catch a break, and a video shows how little average people know about electricity... read more October 27, 2017 by


 
Frame from man-on-the-street interviews on electricity, utilities by E-Source LLC, 2011  [YouTube]

People have no idea what electricity is or how it works (video)

Everyone knows what a gallon of gasoline is, or what they paid the last time they put fuel in their car. But trying asking your friends, relatives, and neighbors how much... read more October 27, 2017 by


 
Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept electric SUV for Tokyo Motor Show

The Tokyo Motor Show is a chance for Japanese automakers to show off what they've been working on in secret labs and design studios. At the Mitsubishi booth this year sits an... read more October 27, 2017 by


 
W116 Mercedes-Benz S Class (1972 to 1980)

European bans on vehicles with engines should exempt collector cars: study

Numerous European countries have rolled out target years in which they plan to ban the sale of new cars powered by internal-combustion engines. At the same time, many... read more October 27, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Parts order for Tesla Model 3 cut by 40 percent starting in December: report

Relatively few auto-company CEOs would publicly mention sleeping on the roof of one of their factory buildings. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not like most other chief... read more October 27, 2017 by


 
Oslo street scene: Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Golf, Tesla Model S, July 2015

VW targets Tesla with both barrels, views electric-car maker as important rival

The list of people and companies who want to be or want to make the "Tesla Fighter" is long and storied. Volkswagen has had some good things to say about the California-based... read more October 27, 2017 by


 
Yamaha Cross Hub concept 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Niro Plug-In Hybrid coming, VW vs Tesla, OK hybrid owners win, EPA for dirtier diesels: Today's Car News

Today, we've got good news from Oklahoma and bad news by a former Oklahoman, VW attacking Tesla, the incipient plug-in model of the Kia Niro, and an update on used electric... read more October 26, 2017 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

2018 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid to launch in U.S. at end of year

Last month, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid went on sale in the United Kingdom, offering British buyers a mass-priced compact wagon with 25 to 30 miles of electric range. While... read more October 26, 2017 by


 
Honda Sports EV concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Honda's second electric-car concept is Sports EV coupe unveiled in Tokyo

Following Honda's hit electric-car concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Urban EV, the company brought a second all-electric concept to the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show with... read more October 26, 2017 by


 
Semi trailer

EPA to axe rule banning older, dirtier diesel engines in new trucks: report

The EPA recently announced it will roll back the Clean Power Plan, one of former President Obama's milestone efforts to fight climate change, and now the agency plans to axe... read more October 26, 2017 by


 
2018 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 plug-in hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2017

Oklahoma Supreme Court rules state's electric-car tax unconstitutional

When the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill earlier this year that imposed new fees on owners of hybrid and electric cars only, it was swiftly sued by the Sierra Club. Now... read more October 26, 2017 by


 
2017 Fiat 500e

Electric cars are some of fastest-moving used vehicles in the U.S. (updated)

Not every car buyer can afford a brand-new vehicle, which often makes gently used vehicles an appealing alternative. But while cars that plug in take only a small share of... read more October 26, 2017 by


 
 

 
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