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  • Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due for reveal in 2019

    The EPA releases a proposal to increase ethanol blends, even in the summer when it can increase smog. Mazda may have more plans for its rotary engine technology than a single new hybrid. Conversion company XL Hybrids releases its new Heavy Duty Ford F-250 Hybrid pickup. And we run down the best deals for March. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Mazda's lead powertrain executive suggested that the company might be working on a whole line of hybrids with varying amounts of electric range to use with its new rotary-powered range extender. The EPA released a proposal to increase sales of...

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    Do Tesla stores still matter? Take our Twitter poll

    Last week, Tesla announced it would close all its stores. This week, it said it would keep most of them open. Lots of people have speculated about the causes and effects of both moves, from rent owed, to state statutes, to the logistics of test drives. Our question is, what do potential...

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    Tesla stores, plug-in Jeeps, EPA fuel-economy, Colorado charging: Today's Car News

    Tesla reversed its decision to go online only, and is keeping many stores open. Fiat Chrysler announced two new plug-in Jeeps for Europe. An annual EPA report shows rising fuel-economy standards are working—just as the EPA plans to gut them. And a new program aims to get Colorado ready for...

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    Tesla will raise prices on all but $35k Model 3, keep more stores open

    Tesla's announcement late February that it will close stores and move entirely to online sales has already been cause for a minor uproar, as news emerged about mammoth lease obligations it may need to keep. Those lease obligations potentially add up to $1.6 billion currently and $1.1 billion until...

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    Volvo taking on Tesla with Chinese-built Polestar 2 electric car: details and photos

    Ahead of the Geneva auto show, Volvo’s Polestar electrified performance-car brand has revealed its first all-electric model and first volume-production model, the Polestar 2. The Polestar could prove to be the strongest alternative yet to the Tesla Model 3, with pricing, range, performance...

  • Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due for reveal in 2019
    Tesla sets Model Y reveal date, hints at price

    In a Tweet Sunday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will host an event on Thursday March 14 to reveal its long-planned Model Y SUV. The company will host a reveal event at its Hawthorne, California, design studios, as it has done with all previous models. The company said it will...

  • 2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance

    In 2016, Tesla created a fever pitch over its Model 3 promise: $35,000 with a range of 220 miles. The company claimed more than 450,000 reservations were made for the Model 3, at $1,000 each, in part because of that low price and high range. On Thursday, Tesla announced that its entry-level Model 3 is finally available and will be delivered to buyers in two to four weeks. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the low-price Model 3 will be available for ordering outside the U.S. in three to six months. The Standard Range model, which costs $36,200 after a mandatory destination and documents fee, is listed...

  • 2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance
    Satisfying, but not so reliable: Tesla Model 3 joins ranks of enthusiast cars

    This article has been updated to include a response from Tesla. Consumer Reports pulled its recommendation for the Tesla Model 3 again, after new survey data from its subscribers showed the car has below-average reliability, the organization announced today. CR surveys its subscribers annually...

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    Rivian deal, Corolla Hybrid, Tesla dog mode, charging tech: The Week in Reverse

    Which non-automotive company just made a big bet on electric vehicles? What car just got safer for dogs? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Feb. 15, 2019. This week's headlines had a lot to say about new (and potential)...

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    Best deals, Kia Soul EV, Toyota ad, Tesla dog mode: Today's Car News

    It's official on Rivian and Amazon. Tesla introduces a new Dog Mode to keep dogs cool in parked cars. Final EPA range estimates are released for the 2020 Kia Soul EV. We run down the best deals on hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars for February. And Toyota falls back on an old advertising theme...

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    Dogs are cool, especially in Teslas with new Dog Mode

    Judging from recent news reports, it's all too easy to focus on the limitations on electric cars—range, recharge speeds, and most recently, their cold weather performance. Some things, though, electric cars can do that others can't. Take Tesla's new Dog Mode, announced by CEO Elon Musk on...

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    Toyota Corolla Hybrid, flow batteries, Greenlots, GM-Tesla pickup rumor: Today's Car News

    The EPA released impressive fuel-economy estimates for the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Indiana professors combine ethanol, and fuel-cell tech in affordable next-gen electric-car battery. One-step Plug&Charge comes to Greenlots chargers. And a report reveals that Tesla may be supplying batteries...

  • 2019 GMC Sierra

    Last month, the president of General Motors' GMC truck division said the brand was considering building an electric pickup. Now, according to a CleanTechnica report, that pickup could come from Tesla. Even the CleanTechnica reporter says to file this in the category of an enticing rumor, rather than fact, because there are no pictures, and a single, anonymous source inside GM. Still, he reports confidence in the source and says the person has been reliable about other findings. DON'T MISS: GMC could join electric-pickup tailgate party Tesla's own CEO Elon Musk has been talking for years about...

  • Brown 2013 Tesla Model S60 listed on Autotrader, Aug 2018, for $37,975
    Tesla charging, Honda batteries, California buses, Green New Deal: Today's Car News

    As the first Tesla Model 3s land in European consumers' hands, reports show they may charge faster than those in the U.S. Honda signed a rare contract to procure electric-car batteries from a Chinese supplier. California passes a law requiring all buses in the state to go electric. And our latest...

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    Tesla Model 3 could charge faster in Europe, charging network results suggest

    Deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 in Europe have just started. So too have some accounts of the most significant difference included in European-market versions of the electric sedan: their CCS Combo DC fast charging port. One of those first accounts has come from the European charging network...

  • Teaser for Hispano-Suiza Carmen debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show
    BMW iNext, electric Lyft, Tesla Model 3 price cut, profitable GM EVs: Today's Car News

    Tesla cut prices on the Model 3—again. BMW revealed the next version of its iNext SUV winter testing in Sweden. Lyft plans to give customers and drivers electric lifts. And GM CEO Mary Barra says the company's electric cars won't be profitable until the early 2020s. All this and more on Green...

  • 2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance
    Tesla Model 3 price cut another $1,100, for base price of $44,100

    For the second time in barely more than a month, Tesla has cut the price of its entry level Model 3. On Jan. 1, the company cut prices $2,000 on all its models to partly compensate for a $3,750 reduction in the federal tax credit its buyers can receive. (Tesla's tax credits are phasing down as...

  • 2020 Kia Soul EV
    Tesla batteries, EPA comments, Hyundai and Kia plug-in availability: Today's Car News

    Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said electric cars are "not grounds for concern" at the EPA—yet highway safety and car prices are. Tesla buys a company that builds ultracapacitors. Hyundai and Kia aim to avoid the dreaded "compliance car" label with their EV sales—barely. We...

  • Tour of Tesla battery gigafactory for invited owners, Reno, Nevada, July 2016

    Maxwell Technologies, a San Diego company that specializes in ultracapacitor energy storage, announced Monday that it is being bought by Tesla in a stock swap valued at $218 million. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said in the past that he expects ultracapacitors could provide a more likely bet for a breakthrough in energy storage than batteries. Maxwell has developed new ultracapacitors with solid, rather than liquid, electrodes. It says the technology can improve durability and offer double the life-span of existing batteries at 10 to 20 percent less cost. READ THIS: Tesla Model 3 owns the EV...

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    Tesla battery packs coming to Electrify America chargers

    Electrify America has been billed as a charging network to compete with Tesla's Superchargers. Now it turns out, they may be partners as well. In an announcement on Monday, Electrify America said it would install Tesla stationary battery packs at 100 of its locations to balance power demand and...

  • 2019 Kia Niro EV first drive  -  Santa Cruz, CA  -  February 2019
    Kia Niro EV drive, Tesla service, electric car ads: Today's Car News

    Tesla plans to make service quicker, easier, and automatic. National Electric Vehicles Sweden bought a stake in Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg. And our latest Twitter poll asks for readers' opinions about electric-car ads. All this and more on Green Car Reports. In our first chance to drive the...

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    Tesla aims to make service quicker, roadside assistance automatic

    Soon, if your Tesla breaks down, you may not even have to call a tow truck. Your car will do it for you. That was one of the goals Tesla CEO Elon Musk laid out for 2019 in a conference call with investors last week as part of a larger push to streamline the company's service processes. Musk didn't...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017
    Tesla profits, GM doubles down on EVs, Mustang and 911 hybrids: The Week in Reverse

    Which company showed a new hybrid system this week? What new retro-themed electric car does Volkswagen plan to build? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Feb. 1, 2019. The news this week centered around Tesla, as it often...

  • 2020 Subaru Legacy teased ahead of 2019 Chicago Auto Show debut
    Tesla squeeze, broadband charging, EV education, EPA science: Today's Car News

    The British parent of Virgin Media plans to use Virgin's broadband wiring to build public electric-car charging stations. Electric-car charging info site Chargeway sets up its first installations in Portland, Oregon. And the EPA appointed a noted skeptic of climate action. All this and more on...

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