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Chevrolet Volt: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2016

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Every year, Green Car Reports picks a new car or model line that we feel is the best green car for that new model year. This year, we picked a car that's the all-new version of one that was revolutionary when it was introduced several years ago. This year, the Green Car Reports Best.

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When Electric-Car Drivers Learn How Gas Cars Work: Video

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One of the major tasks of electric-car advocates is getting people used to the idea of cars with plugs. Green Humor Videos plug-in cars

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A dealer trainer tried to buy a car; he now calls car dealers 'clueless'

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While surveys have shown that many car buyers are frustrated with the process, dealers claim Tesla's direct sales model does not benefit customers. dealers dealerships Car Sales Bad dealersBut the experience of one dealer trainer.

Renault delivered its 100,000th electric car on Friday, in Norway

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French automaker Renault hasn't sold nearly as many electric cars as its alliance partner Nissan. But Renault has steadily increased its electric-car sales volumes, particularly in Europe, with its main focus on the subcompact Zoe hatchback. Europe Renault sales Norway plug-in cars Renault Zoe

Your grandchildren won't fill their tanks—or even own cars: report

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The internal-combustion car was the dominant form of personal transportation in the U.S. But electric cars are gaining momentum, and they could lead to even more drastic changes in the car industry than just the abandonment of fossil fuels. Green Autonomous cars Car Sharing future plug-in cars ridesharing self-driving cars

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The Solar Powered Electric Car From Back In 1960 (Video)

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Some electric cars use roof-mounted solar panels to provide supplementary electric power. Green Vintage plug-in cars solar

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World's largest fast-charging site opens in Norway: 28 electric cars can charge, all standards included

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Norway has once again proven to be the friendliest place in the world for electric cars. The country where plug-in cars make up a higher proportion of new-car sales than any other now also boasts the world's largest single DC fast-charging site. DON'T MISS.

Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2016 Chevrolet Volt

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The first Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car won all sorts of awards in 2011, the year it was introduced. But it didn't win that year's Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award, because we deemed the world's first mass-priced high-volume battery-electric car more significant.

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Top Six Trends In Plug-In Electric Cars Through 2020

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Five years after the first mass-market electric car hit the market, cars with plugs haven't lived up to the most optimistic projections for their adoption. They are at least pacing the rate of hybrid cars over their first five years, but numerous factors have challenged what advocates see as an obvious evolution.

2016 46

Apple will build electric cars by 2020: Tesla's Elon Musk

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Despite no official confirmation of its existence, plenty of buzz remains around the rumored Apple electric car. Elon Musk Future Cars Apple Tesla Motors plug-in carsNonetheless.

2016 39

How wireless charging works for electric cars, explained

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Today's electric-car drivers are used to plugging them in to recharge, but technology now exists that would allow them to cut the cord. DON'T.

2016 52

Porsche Mission E electric car concept design video

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The Porsche Mission E that debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show isn't just another concept car. Videos plug-in cars Porsche Mission E

Electric-car hopeful Faraday Future wants to test autonomous cars in Michigan

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Chinese-backed carmaker Faraday Future is still likely a few years away from releasing its first electric car, but the company is quickly expanding its operations and footprint. Michigan Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Faraday FutureAt the same.

BlueIndy electric car-sharing: after 9 months, how's it doing?

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Car-sharing is growing, in urban areas, among the young and old, and as a way to avoid the expense of a second vehicle. Sharing electric cars, however, is still in its early days. Car Sharing plug-in cars Bolloré BlueCar Indianapolis BlueIndy

2016 35

How much do electric cars really pollute, even without tailpipes?

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Carbon Footprint emissions EPA Argonne National Laboratory carbon dioxide plug-in cars air pollution Union of Concerned ScientistsPersonal automobiles have given hundreds of millions of people the great luxury of a convenient and comfortable mode of transportation. As advocates and some.

Faraday Future Asks: How Would You Invent A Car With A Clean Sheet Of Paper?

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It's not very often that a new car is designed completely from scratch. DON'T MISS: Faraday.

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Audi CEO pledges one electric (or electrified) car each year

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Speaking during Audi’s annual general meeting in the automaker’s home of Ingolstadt, Germany, CEO Rupert Stadler outlined a plan to introduce at least one electric car per year starting from. Green Audi Q6 Future Cars e-Tron plug-in cars

2016 41

Electric Cars Are City Cars? Not In U.S.: They're Suburb Cars Here

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Automotive journalists who write about electric cars hear the phrase "city car" a lot. As in, "Battery-electric cars are perfect city cars, but [fill in different powertrain] is required for other uses." has ever turned to their better half and said, "Honey, let''s go buy a city car." DON''T MISS: Shell.

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California bought more electric cars than rest of U.S. combined in June

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Sales of plug-in electric cars are not evenly distributed across the U.S. sales California New car sales plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle state lawsby any means. California, with its pioneering zero-emission vehicle sales requirements, has always occupied an outsize place in the sales charts.

2016 43

Volkswagen electric-car concept teased before Paris Motor Show

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Today, Volkswagen sells one all-electric car under its own brand in multiple markets—the e-Golf electric variant of its well-known five-door compact hatchback—and another in Europe only, the e-UP, a battery-electric minicar. Paris Auto Show Future Cars VW plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Paris Motor Show

2016 25

Electric-car interest in France spikes due to gas shortage

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When it comes to spurring electric-car sales, it seems a gas shortage is pretty helpful. That's bad news for drivers of gasoline and diesel cars, but good news for carmakers that sell plug-in models. Europe sales France plug-in cars Car SalesDON'T MISS: In Paris.

2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: 238-mile EPA range rating, 119 MPGe combined

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It will be the first mass-priced electric car with a range of 200 miles or more, and it will go on sale a year before the much-vaunted Tesla Model 3. Efficiency plug-in cars Range Test EPA Ratings MPGeNow Chevrolet has released the EPA estimated range.

2016 43

Electric car predictions: panel video from NY Auto Show

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Videos Future Cars plug-in cars Who Killed the Electric Car

2016 33

Chevy Bolt EV electric car to be GM-Lyft self-driving car testbed

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It's the season of autonomous-car announcements, apparently. This week Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that the Silicon Valley giant would use the Detroit automaker's 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans for its self-driving car research.

Which countries have plans for all new cars to be electric, and when?

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Plug-in electric cars currently make up a fairly small percentage of the millions of new vehicles sold globally. But within the next two decades, they may be the only new cars available for sale in certain countries. India Germany Norway New car sales plug-in cars The Netherlands transportation policyDON'T.

2016 43

Ad-Supported Car Sharing Gives 2 Electric-Car Hours Free In LA

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Now imagine that model being applied to car sharing. That's the idea behind a new startup in California, which combines increasingly popular car sharing with an. California Car Sharing plug-in cars Chevrolet Spark EV

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Nissan and Renault together now up to 340,000 electric cars built

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Alliance partners Nissan and Renault have reached yet another electric-car milestone. The pair of Japanese and French carmakers have together built 340,000 electric cars since the launch of the Nissan Leaf in December 2010. Renault plug-in cars Renault-Nissan Car Sales Renault Zoe

2016 41

Most Car Dealers Are Lousy At Selling Electric Cars: Here's Why

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From carmakers and politicians to enthusiastic owners, there are many groups pushing for greater electric-car adoption. But more often that not, the dealers that actually sell the majority of electric cars aren't so interested. sales dealers The New York Times plug-in cars dealerships

Electric-Car Buyers Expect Battery Upgrades To Be Available

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With battery-electric cars now on the market for five years, and perhaps 200,000 on U.S. roads, we now know more about how the cars and their drivers behave in the real world than we did when they first arrived. Green Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Future Cars Tesla Roadster 3.0 Upgrades battery pack lg-chem plug-in cars

2016 42

Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2016 Audi A3 e-Tron

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spec 2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Sportback, enough so that it's the first of five nominees for our Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy award. GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyWe were impressed by our first drive of the U.S.-spec

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Maybe Apple and Google won't take over the car industry after all?

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car industry lies not in Detroit, but in Silicon Valley. Apple Autonomous cars Google plug-in cars Silicon Valley self-driving carsOver the past few years, a common refrain among analysts and pundits has been that the future of the U.S.

Could Tesla Add Autonomous Electric Car-Sharing As New Business?

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Elon Musk Car Sharing Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars UberThe quarterly earnings conference calls held by Tesla Motors are always intriguing, and so it was with last week's second-quarter update. That would be Tesla.

2015 40

Chinese investors make 'long bets' on electric-car companies

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China's aggressive promotion of electric cars is turning into boon for a few U.S. The Chinese government offers generous incentives for new electric cars, and is pushing companies to develop and sell more of them. China plug-in cars Smith Electric Vehicles Wheego Electric Cars Investmentcompanies.

2016 40

GM commits to more efficient, electric, and autonomous cars

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General Motors will focus more heavily on electrified cars and alternatives to traditional car ownership to meet anticipated future regulations and predicted consumer trends. General Motors GM Autonomous cars plug-in cars sustainabilityroads by next year, it said, but is still committed to larger volumes. It also.

2016 33

Tesla to sell electric cars at Nordstrom department store, expanding retail footprint

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From the beginning, Tesla has taken a different approach to selling cars than other automakers. sales Tesla Motors plug-in cars state laws Car Sales RetailInstead of franchised dealerships, it relies on company-owned stores, usually placed in shopping malls. DON'T MISS: Tesla wants to sell.

2016 46

Hybrid Police Cars Replacing Crown Vics: No Longer An Anomaly

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Its departure left a big hole in the market for police cars, which is now filled by a variety of vehicles.

2016 55

Nissan: your electric car is the fuel station of the future (video)

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Electric-car charging infrastructure is a problem that vexes advocates, policymakers, and car companies.

2016 62

Uber CEO To Tesla: Sell Me Half A Million Autonomous Electric Cars In 2020

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Tesla Motors is one of several automakers planning to put a self-driving car on sale sometime in the next few years, and it already seems to have at least one big fan. If Tesla can build a fully-autonomous car by 2020, Uber CEO. Future Cars Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars ridesharing Uber

2015 47

Electric cars as bad as coffee or refrigerators: why we fear new things

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Electric cars face opposition not just from entrenched interests that benefit from the use of fossil fuels, but from car buyers as well. Many are simply unfamiliar with electric cars—and thus suspicious of. future plug-in cars innovation transportation policy consumer confidence Books

2016 41

Electric cars can be 'contagious,' DoE says (solar panels too), but why?

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CHECK OUT: Electric Cars Vs. Solar Panels: Which One's The. Department of Energy Study plug-in cars solarThe word "contagious" is often used to describe diseases, but not all contagions are necessarily bad. Studies have found that solar panels can be "contagious," for example.

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