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Algae blooms could be a boon for eco-diesel under DOE-funded project

Algae blooms could be a boon for eco-diesel under DOE-funded project

Algae-based biodiesel has been hyped in the past as a renewable fuel that can be produced here in the U.S., lowering greenhouse-gas emissions without displacing food crops or taxing water supplies. And yet it still hasn’t arrived in any significant way. There’s no single factor to blame... read more

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Micro Mobility Systems Microlino

Updated electric Isetta microcar ready for sale in Europe

Microlino, the maker of scooters and kickboards is ready to launch an electric microcar in Europe. Run by two Swiss brothers, the company unveiled its recreation of the tiny... read more August 19, 2018 by


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

Electrify America launches "Jetstones" ad campaign

If regular automakers aren't advertising their electric cars well enough, maybe purveyors of electric-car infrastructure can fill in the gaps. Electrify America, VW's... read more August 13, 2018 by


 
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EPA could base emissions, mpg rollback on tired safety argument

In the latest draft of new fuel economy and emissions standards obtained by the Associated Press, the Trump administration argues that reducing mileage standards will improve... read more August 1, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structure

Tesla Model 3 shows bigger profit in latest cost breakdown

Tesla isn't the only one with a lot riding on the financial success of the Model 3. CEO Elon Musk has called ramping up production of the Model 3 a "bet the company"... read more July 19, 2018 by


 
Electra Meccanica eRoadster, an electric Intermeccanica Speedster replica

Electra Meccanica teases new-old e-Roadster

Building a new car, especially one with four wheels intended to be sold in developed markets, is show-stoppingly expensive. A simpler approach is to build a kit car. Kit cars... read more July 5, 2018 by


 
Scoot Quad (nee Renault Twizy) tested in San Francisco, Oct 2015

Even Wackier! Most bizarre green cars ever proposed, Part II

Last week we listed seven of the most bizarre "green" cars (and some not-so-green) of the 20th century, most of which were rolled out in response to depression, war recovery... read more June 3, 2018 by


 
Estonian Nobe concept

Crowdfunded Estonian Nobe electric has a plan to revive bubble cars

Want to get in on the ground floor of a new electric-car startup? Crowdfunding seems to be the latest rage for automotive startups in Europe. The latest is an Estonian... read more June 1, 2018 by


 
The Buckminster Fuller designed Dymaxion - image: National Automobile Museum

That's wacky! The most bizarre green cars ever proposed, Part I

Often the growth of green cars comes in fits and starts, and new ideas are rushed to market regularly before they're ready. Visionaries with dreams of changing the world may... read more May 28, 2018 by


 
Dodge Demon Twitter ad with electric-car disclaimer

Dodge promotes electric cars–in ad for Demon

Electric cars are not only the cleanest cars in the world, they're some of the fastest, as quite a few Tesla Model S owners have demonstrated racing against various gas cars... read more May 27, 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


 
2018 Honda Clarity PHEV Plugged into L1 in Corte Madera, Calif.

2018 Honda Clarity PHEV revisited: is this the car Bill Clinton wanted built?

With new stewardship comes new perspective—sometimes on old things. Here at Green Car Reports, we have driven the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid a couple of times... read more May 9, 2018 by


 
2001 Toyota Prius Sedan

Jay Leno says Toyota Prius will someday be collectible

Sometimes, people collect the strangest things. Not to rain on anybody's parade, but Cabbage Patch kids, and old cell phones, really? Jay Leno, famous car collector as well... read more May 1, 2018 by


 
Shell Airflow Starship fuel economy record truck

Shell Airflow Starship semi truck aims for fuel-economy record

Trucks use an awful lot more fuel than cars. Consequently, the fuel you can save from making small improvements can be massive. That’s what Bob Sliwa aims to do when he... read more April 30, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat

British man caught on video leaving driver's seat after turning on Tesla autopilot

Some people just don't want to drive. And some of them get their wish. That's what happened to Bhavesh Patel, who lost his driving privileges in Britain after leaving the... read more April 30, 2018 by


 
How a Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition engine works

Engineers find new ways to improve efficiency of gas engines: Engineering Explained

As fast as electric cars are improving and expanding, there are some things that gas engines do better—many experts agree that gasoline engines will be around for... read more April 26, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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