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Car dealers push buyers away from electric cars worldwide, not just U.S., studies find

Car dealers push buyers away from electric cars worldwide, not just U.S., studies find

Car dealers may be the same all over the world, at least when it comes to electric cars. In 2014, Consumer Reports did a study that showed 50 out of 85 dealerships visited nationwide either outright discouraged its secret shoppers from buying electric cars or tried to talk them into buying a gas or...

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Avera Motors high-efficiency vehicle teaser

Rivian to reveal electric truck at LA auto show

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have been inspired enough by the idea of owning an electric car to plunk down deposits on Teslas. Millions more buy pickup trucks every... read more May 23, 2018 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China will lead US in electric cars for this one reason

People buy what they're familiar with. For a lot of consumers in China, that means electric cars. Buyers in China buy nearly four times as many cars as buyers in the U.S... read more May 23, 2018 by


 
Ford's future hybrid and PHEV lineup

300-mile Ford Mach 1 electric SUV may be based on Escape

Ford has revealed precious few details about its new 300-mile range electric SUV, tentatively slated to be called the Mach 1. Now Autocar magazine in Britain has reported one... read more May 23, 2018 by


 
2018 Smart EQ ForTwo

How many Americans will buy an electric car in the next 5 years? Twitter poll results

Last week, AAA told us that they expect that one out of five Americans who are buying a new car in the next five years to buy an electric car. It's a number that has been... read more May 23, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

No Model 3 recommendation, Chevy Silverado fuel efficiency, and new charging stations: Today's Car News

Consumer Reports did not issue a "recommendation" for Tesla's highly anticipated Model 3 electric sedan. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will roll out with technology to run the... read more May 22, 2018 by


 
CARB ZEV vehicle game 2018 point value of chips based on electric range

Why are so many electric cars (still) only sold in California?

Car buyers don't have to live under California's golden sunshine to want electric cars. Yet, in some months, buyers in California purchase more than half of all the electric... read more May 22, 2018 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2019 Chevy Silverado will offer new turbo-4 that can run on 2 cylinders

Chevrolet announced last week that its upcoming 2019 Silverado full-size pickup will offer a new turbo-4 in place of the base V-6 in some models. Like the V-8s in some of... read more May 22, 2018 by


 
Electrify America 350 kw chargers at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.

Electrify America expands fast-charging network to Simon malls

Shop and charge. That's the plan behind Electrify America's new network of fast chargers being installed around the country. Electrify America, a division of Volkswagen set... read more May 22, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018

Consumer Reports won't recommend Tesla Model 3 (Updated)

Update: This article has been updated to reflect a Twitter response from Elon Musk, saying that if the company verifies the braking problem with the Model 3, the company will... read more May 21, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 AWD specs, electric Jaguar carries royalty, and FCA diesel cheating: Today's Car News

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced specifications for the Model 3 all-wheel-drive and performance variants. A battery-electric Jaguar E-Type carried the royal couple, Prince... read more May 21, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018

Which Tesla Model 3 would you order or have you ordered? Take our Twitter poll

Now that Tesla has opened orders for Dual Motor all-wheel-drive and Performance versions of the Model 3, lots of Green Car Reports readers waiting to order those models can... read more May 21, 2018 by


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

New emails show FCA knew of diesel cheats as early as 2010: report

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles discussed using illegal software to cheat emissions tests in diesel versions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram EcoDiesel pickup as early as 2010... read more May 21, 2018 by


 
Prince Harry and new wife Meghan Markle in the Jaguar E-Type Zero concept

Electric Jaguar E-Type whisks royal couple from Windsor Castle

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. All were rolled into one gorgeous bauble leaving Saturday's royal wedding. The light-blue metallic Jaguar... read more May 21, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Elon Musk announces Tesla Model 3 AWD, performance Model 3 specs

It wasn't quite a message in a bottle, but Tesla boss Elon Musk tweeted Saturday night some specifications and a ballpark price for his company's long-awaited all-wheel-drive... read more May 20, 2018 by


 
Building the eRoad Arlanda outside Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden builds life-size slot-car track for long-distance electric-car charging

Like so many things, Sweden is taking a different approach to charging electric cars for long trips. The country has built a 1.2-mile-long slot-car track into a road near... read more May 20, 2018 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Model 3 rated and updated, two new hybrids, Canadian Bolt EVs, and more Superchargers: The Week in Reverse

Which new hybrid started production this week in the United States? What electric car is back-ordered for a year? What systems of the Tesla Model 3 did the insurance industry... read more May 19, 2018 by


 
Tesla Supercharger for city centers

Tesla Supercharger expansion, EPA comments on emissions, and Bitcoin mining: Today's Car News

Tesla is continuing to expand its network of Superchargers rapidly as the Model 3 electric car rolls out. The EPA inspector general believes more can be done to improve... read more May 18, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel cars stored at Pontiac Silverdome (Photo by Jalopnik)

EPA watchdog calls emissions testing improved, says more could be done

The EPA's Office of the Inspector General, the internal agency watchdog, said this week that improvements to the agency's emissions testing since the Volkswagen diesel... read more May 18, 2018 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Rocklin, California, before expansion    [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla expands Supercharger network as Model 3 rolls out

As Tesla works to ramp up Model 3 output to two-three times the levels of its previous models, the company is apparently anticipating the need for more Superchargers to... read more May 18, 2018 by


 
Shell Airflow Starship fuel economy record truck

Shell Airflow Starship semi truck leaves San Diego on record fuel-economy run

Truck driver Bob Sliwa hit the road on Thursday night in his carbon-fiber-bodied, diesel-powered semi truck, as he attempts to set a fuel economy record for big rigs by the... read more May 18, 2018 by


 
 

 
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