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Finally, auto industry starts to admit: electric vehicles are better

Green Car Reports

Electric cars are often touted for their financial and environmental benefits, but there's another major perk they offer to consumers. Many drivers have been won over by electric cars' near-silent operation and instant torque delivery. DON'T MISS: Electric Cars' Secret Advantage: They're Just Nicer To Drive (Apr 2012).

Big Oil To 'Lose Control Of Auto Industry': Energy Conference

Green Car Reports

It's not uncommon for media commenters to look at electric-car sales numbers, only to conclude that the segment is teetering on the brink of death. Electric cars will never become mainstream, they argue, because of fickle consumers who base their-car purchases on what the price of gas happens to be the moment they walk into a dealership.

Auto Industry's MPG Report Card, Dealer Dilemma, GM Mid-Size Pickups: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: The auto industry is making good progress in meeting gas-mileage goals, why dealers are a bottleneck for electric-car sales, and the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks are on their way to showrooms. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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UK Auto Industry Backs Diesel After Parking Surcharge In London Neighborhood

Green Car Reports

Diesel cars have dominated Europe for decades, but recently a major backlash against them has started to brew. Politicians and advocacy groups in several European countries are taking strong steps to limit or eliminate older, dirtier diesels, over concerns of negative health effects from their particulate emissions. MORE: UK Official Says.

Largest Auto-Industry Employer In California: Electric-Car Maker Tesla Motors

Green Car Reports

It''s also, amazingly, become California''s biggest auto-industry employer--edging out even Toyota. Tesla Motors is one of the youngest U.S. automakers, but has made a disproportionately large impact in the automotive media''s headlines over the last few years.

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Germany To Spend Billions Supporting Electric Car Expansion

Green Car Reports

Among European nations, Germany is one of the least active when it comes to policies promoting electric cars. Even as the country's powerful auto industry has turned more attention to plug-in cars, government support for them has been largely limited to political speeches.

China has a plan for all its electric-car startups; they may not like it

Green Car Reports

It has been an official goal of the Chinese government to encourage the development and sale of plug-in electric cars for several years now. They are intended not only to help fight the choking air pollution in many parts of the country, but also give China's auto industry an edge in future decades.

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Automakers 'not even trying' to sell electric cars, Tesla says

Green Car Reports

But as it has in so many other areas, electric-car maker Tesla Motors is bucking tradition. While the federal government and California Air Resources Board (CARB) are evaluating auto-industry. Advertising Marketing sales CAFE Tesla Motors plug-in cars legislation

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells Less Likely Than Electric Cars: Daimler CEO Zetsche

Green Car Reports

There's an emerging rivalry between two different technologies for zero-emission transportation: battery-electric cars and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Within the auto industry, each powertrain has its strong advocates. hydrogen Germany Daimler Dieter Zetsche plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell

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Apple Electric Car Is "Committed Project," To Ship In 2019: Report

Green Car Reports

Rumors continue to swirl around the existence of an Apple-branded electric car, even in the absence of any official confirmation of the project by the tech company. News stories point to the hiring of employees with auto-industry experience, and discussions between Apple and car-related entities.

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2015 Volkswagen Golf: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2015

Green Car Reports

Our Best Car To Buy award can go one of several ways here on Green Car Reports. DON''T MISS: Green Car Reports'' 2015 Best Car To

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Faraday's Future bumpy; Nevada nervous, first car 'no Tesla'

Green Car Reports

Toss in a Chinese billionaire or two, a new business model for selling transportation services rather than cars, and the brutal competition in the global auto industry, and you have the recipe for frequent and disruptive change. Green Faraday Future Startups incentives nevada plug-in cars

Automakers to fund 40 percent of proposed German electric-car incentive: Report

Green Car Reports

Germany may be on the verge of turning its talk about electric-car incentives into action. Germany plug-in cars transportation policy Incentives and Rebates

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Tesla Model 3 demand startled everyone, even Musk; now what?

Green Car Reports

To say that the auto industry has been startled by the volume of deposits on the Tesla Model 3 would be an understatement. The number of potential buyers worldwide who have sent Tesla Motors $1,000 to reserve a place in line to buy the car is now approaching 400,000, said longtime executive Diarmuid O'Connell.

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Two-Thirds Of 2030 Hondas Will Be Electrified Or Zero Emission: CEO

Green Car Reports

Fifteen years is a short time in the life of the auto industry, just two complete product cycles for the average high-volume vehicle.

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Will Tesla Model 3 Electric Car Hit 2017 Production Date?

Green Car Reports

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has done many remarkable things in its short decade of existence--including a few the auto industry viewed as impossible. But the company has never managed to get a car into volume production on the date it first announced. DON'T MISS.

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In August: Calm Before The Storm?

Green Car Reports

Labor Day holiday falling well into September this year, auto-industry analysts have expected new-car sales for August to be less buoyant than they might otherwise be. But in the lower-volume world of plug-in electric cars, model cycles remain the driving factor. With the U.S.

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Nissan 'Quite Optimistic' About Electric Cars, Holding Off On Hydrogen

Green Car Reports

In the auto industry, there''s a growing divide among carmakers on the most viable form of electrified vehicle. Some support battery-electric cars, while others believe that hydrogen fuel-cell cars are the way to go.

Chevy Bolt EV electric car shows GM can do Silicon Valley, exec says

Green Car Reports

Over the last five years, much has been written about autonomous-car efforts from Apple and Google. Could these two massively successful Silicon Valley startups overturn the established order in the global auto industry? General Motors GM Future Cars Apple Google plug-in cars Silicon ValleyDON'T MISS: 2017.

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Ford May Show A 200-Mile Electric Car This Year To Counter Chevy Bolt

Green Car Reports

The announcement that the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car will go into production within 18 months seemingly sent shockwaves through the auto industry. GM''s crosstown rival Ford, which has sold hybrids for more than 10 years but shown little love for battery-electric cars, now seems to feel the need to respond.

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Center for Automotive Research calls long-run economic risk to auto industry of mandating permanent fuel economy standards very serious; recommends periodic reviews

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Plug-in hybrids dominate market penetration in 2025 under CAR scenario IV (62 mpg CAFE standard). Source: CAR. Source: CAR. 9,790.

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China's BYD Yuan Plug-In Hybrid Mini-SUV: Styling Stolen From Ford?

Green Car Reports

China is now the world's largest car market, and when it comes to the country's domestic auto industry, quantity often seems to trump quality. Chinese cars generally don't match the performance and refinement of the imported models they compete against--though they're commensurately cheaper to buy.

Tesla Model S suspensions, NHTSA, NDAs: what you need to know

Green Car Reports

A post on a small auto-industry blog that accused startup carmaker Tesla Motors of concealing potentially hazardous suspension breakages has blown up into a major media story. NHTSA Suspension Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Caring Auto Industry Won't Let You Be Bullied By Nasty Old EPA

Green Car Reports

Take, for example, our discovery of the soliticitousness exhibited by automakers who care deeply about the delicate and fragile feelings of car buyers. Yes, those same car buyers from whom an independent dealer's job is extract maximum profits on the sale of a vehicle

How Elon Musk Controls Tesla Motors While Owning Only 27 Percent

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors commands outsize attention within the world of electric cars--and the auto industry in general. management Elon Musk Tesla Motors Executives plug-in carsIts CEO, Elon Musk, has a huge personal following that eagerly hangs on his every word.

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Automaker lobbyist group predicts doom, gloom over CAFE

Green Car Reports

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and auto-industry lobbyists are now sparring over the future of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2022-2025. At the recent CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan, representative of both the EPA and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) debated over.

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Cheaper leases on Tesla electric cars to run through Sept 30

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors has made an indelible mark on the global auto industry, launching the first volume electric cars with few if any compromises in design, performance, or features. Both the Model S in 2012 and the Model X in 2015 remain the sole such cars with more than 200 miles of range. Tesla Motors plug-in cars lease pric

BMW To Make Whole Lineup Electric, With Range Extenders, AWD: Report

Green Car Reports

German carmaker BMW may be on the cusp of the most radical transformation in its history--one that will stun the auto industry if it comes to pass. emissions Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars regulation REx range extender engineVirtually every BMW model would be powered by.

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Study looks at challenges facing auto industry

Green Cars News

If anyone in the auto industry thought that the coast was clear after the recent economic troubles, a new industry review by AlixPartners, the global business advisory firm, suggests something different. Green cars Latest news AlixPartners auto industry challenges automotive industry study

Former GM Product Czar Bob Lutz Asks: Is Tesla Doomed?

Green Car Reports

Former General Motors product czar Bob Lutz, now retired for a few years, is largely respected within the auto industry. He stopped flying his MIG fighter jet when he turned 80, as the story goes, but he remains a larger-than-life persona in an industry with fewer and fewer of them. Bob Lutz Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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European Makers: Many Diesel Cars Will Phase Out Earlier Than Planned

Green Car Reports

The Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal is due to have some lasting consequences, not just for the German automaker itself but for the entire global auto industry. Volkswagen diesel scandal

Tesla 'Will Prevail In All States' Against Dealer Lawsuits: Dealership Commentator

Green Car Reports

Have we just seen the first crack in the facade of auto-dealer opposition to Tesla Motors selling cars directly to retail buyers? An opinion piece in auto-industry trade journal Ward''s Auto concludes with the following remarkable sentences: We can keep Tesla busy defending what are basically nuisance suits.

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Hybrids Just One Of Many Auto Niches

Hybrid SUV Blog

Another niche auto-related site Helliker mentions is www.autowriters.com. What other niche auto websites do you follow?

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2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV: More Electric-Car Details Trickle Out

Green Car Reports

A few more details on the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV electric car are starting to come into focus, including its production date and a second version to be sold in Europe. Based on information from two separate sources in the auto industry, here''s what we now know about Chevy''s next all-electric car.

2012 Detroit Auto Show: Green Car Preview--Production Models

Green Car Reports

Next week's Detroit Auto Show promises to be the busiest and most influential in several years. With the auto industry continuing to recover slowly from its 2008 meltdown and Chinese sales rising, both U.S. and overseas automakers will launch new models and show off gleaming concept cars. The largest

EU proposes deep cuts to vehicle emissions, ignores ships, airplanes

Green Car Reports

European automakers have attacked proposed emissions standards that would place greater restrictions on cars, as well as large commercial vehicles like heavy-duty trucks and buses, as unrealistic. Europe emissions EU Carbon aircraft Boats

Tesla: As Disruptive To U.S. Car Market As Toyota, Nissan Were?

Green Car Reports

In its decade of existence, electric-car startup Tesla has accomplished many things the auto industry didn''t think it could do.

How Many Tesla Model S Electric Cars Have Been Built So Far?

Green Car Reports

Car production data may cause some eyes to glaze over, but the numbers are closely followed in the auto industry. Electric-car maker Tesla Motors doesn''t report its exact sales, nor its precise production, so a cottage industry has sprung up to track its alleged production.

Small Cars Now Deliver Fuel Efficiency of Big Motorcycles: How'd That Happen?

Green Car Reports

How are fuel-efficient are some of today's smaller cars? DON'T MISS: Auto Industry Doing. It turns out that they now actually equal the fuel economy of larger motorcycles--which is pretty amazing for a four-seat vehicle weighing more than a ton. Green EPA Ratings EcoBoost Fuel Economy downsizing motorcycles

Former GM Exec Bob Lutz: Years Ago, VW Emissions Left Automaker Baffled

Green Car Reports

Before its use of illegal "defeat device" software was discovered, many auto industry executives were baffled by Volkswagen's ability to make diesel cars meet U.S. One of them was former General Motors car czar and outspoken industry figure Bob Lutz. emissions standards. TDI VW Bob Lutz Volkswagen diesel scandal

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