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The clouds parted just long enough to let sunlight timidly lick the surface of the Nürburgring race track in Germany. The previous night, I watched in amusement as an amateur racer had a blast...
Electric crossover charge: These are the rivals to the Tesla Model Y
As Tesla finds its sea legs as a larger-scale global automaker, the launch of the Model Y small crossover is its most critical test since the California company started in 2003.
No other Tesla has...Internet Brands
2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e: First drive of 50-mpg all-weather hybrid
Between the unexpectedly wild styling, the very wide model range, the Prius Prime plug-in, and now the all-wheel-drive 2019 Prius AWD-e, it seems that Toyota has opted for a mix-and-match philosophy...Internet Brands
Audi e-tron GT electric sports car is its take on Porsche Taycan
The four-door e-Tron GT concept that Audi introduced Wednesday at the 2018 LA Auto Show is “very, very, very, very, very close to production.”
Those are the words of Audi design boss...Internet Brands
2018 Chevy Bolt EV makes successful 2,000-mile road trip
Readers like David Edwards periodically send letters about road trips they’ve made in their electric cars.
While long road trips are becoming somewhat commonplace with Teslas, he points out...Internet Brands
Canadian gold mine cleans up its act with electricity
Mining operations get a lot of flack for creating environmental problems around the world. Yet they provide much of the basic material that keeps the global economy humming. Some mining companies are...Internet Brands
Beyond the federal tax credit: a guide to clean-car incentives
The king of all financial incentives for plug-in cars is, of course, the federal tax credit of up to $7,500.
It’s not the only one, though.
With Tesla’s federal tax credit already on its...Internet Brands
Why Tesla's court battle to sell cars in Michigan could set national template
In a case that could be a bellwether for Tesla, the car company has won some opening skirmishes in its 2016 lawsuit against the state of Michigan, which forbids the company from operating stores or...Internet Brands
Analysis: Is shale oil a cost effective switch or just a dent in our wallets?
Shale oil's prevalence in the American oil market may present a large obstacle for rising fuel economy standards.
Shale oil creates gasoline with a lower octane rating than gasoline created by...Internet Brands
Everything you need to know about California’s new HOV stickers
If you’re more than a little confused by California’s rules allowing clean cars into the much-prized diamond lanes, join the club. The state DMV and the California Air Resources Board...Internet Brands
Reader Report: Spending a year with two Chevy Bolt EVs
Many Green Car Reports readers have electric cars. Fewer own two, and have removed gasoline cars from their family fleet altogether.
Reader Patrick Reid bought two Chevy Bolt EVs last year (one in...Internet Brands
Ford's future 300-mile all-electric performance SUV: what we know
Lots of automakers wish they could get a bite of Tesla’s business.
Ford first said more than a year ago that it would launch a long-range battery-electric vehicle, describing it as an SUV with...Internet Brands
Ford to electrify most SUVs, promises to pass Toyota in hybrids
Ford hasn’t given up on hybrids and electric cars, despite letting its existing models languish since 2013.
That was the message conveyed by various executives at an event Thursday morning at...Internet Brands
Tesla Model 3: what parts breakdown says about high-volume electric car
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has aspirations of vertically integrating his companies as much as possible, trying to avoid traditional suppliers wherever he can.
While Tesla has been successful in developing...Internet Brands
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 aggressive-looking...
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 electric-car maker, but...Internet Brands
RPM Act in Congress would legalize emission defeat devices, for racing only (supposedly)
It’s being called “DIY Dieselgate,” and it could make the air people breathe a lot dirtier.
An entire section of the automotive industry—racing—has been exempt from the...Internet Brands
How I rode 4,000 miles on an electric motorcycle for $10
Each summer I ride my electric motorcycle over 4,000 miles to show how easy it is.
Except it wasn’t actually easy—until this year.
What I mean by that is that it wasn’t easy and...Internet Brands
Old Nissan Leaf vs new Chevrolet Bolt EV: owners weigh in
Sometimes, the best information comes straight from the horseless carriage-owner’s mouth.
If you want to learn just how good or bad an electric vehicle is, it makes sense to ask people who live...Internet Brands
Electric cars win on energy efficiency vs hydrogen, gasoline, diesel: analysis
If you want to drive the absolute cleanest car possible – and if you’re reading this site, we’re willing to wager that you do – then you need to calculate the total...Internet Brands