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Chevrolet Bolt EV: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2017

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Each year, Green Car Reports chooses a new car, or a family of cars, as the best green car introduced in that model year.

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Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Chevy Bolt EV

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The announcement of the Chevrolet Bolt concept car came like a thunderclap at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. After unveiling the 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, General Motors CEO Mary Barra rolled out a bright orange five-door hatchback electric car.

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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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Green Car Reports' 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Tesla Model X

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Pretty much any Tesla electric car is bound to start a conversation. The low, tiny 2008 Roadster, the sleek and Jaguar-esque 2012 Model S sedan, or the company's latest car, the 2016 Model X crossover utility vehicle. plug-in cars Awards Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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Tesla to sell 200 electric cars to Dubai taxi service

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If you wanted to start a green taxi service—and had ample funds to do so—Tesla electric cars would seem to be a good choice. Tesla Motors taxi Dubai Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Tesla AutopilotSo perhaps it's not surprising that the Dubai Taxi Corporation.

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Speedy growth of electric cars will challenge automakers

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Estimates of electric-car market share over the coming decades vary wildly, but certain trends seem to be working in their favor. Battery prices should continue to fall, and tougher global emissions standards may put increasing pressure on automakers to build larger numbers of electric cars. emissions sales New car sales plug-in cars

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2018 Nissan Leaf spy shots: our question on electric car update

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All we knew was that the second generation of the world's highest-volume electric car would have more mainstream styling.

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Tesla Model 3 timing confirmed: first cars in July, 5K a week by next year

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Tesla Motors confirmed today that it expected to start production of its crucial Model 3 electric car in July, and claims that it will boost production to 5,000 cars a week by the end of this year. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3The company's statements restate some of.

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How much have electric-car battery costs fallen? This much!

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High costs of lithium-ion battery cells have been one of the main hindrances to large-scale electric-car adoption, as they typically lead to higher purchase prices for electric cars than comparable internal-combustion models. But electric-car battery prices are falling fast, according to one recent study.

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How Formula E electric-car series could make road cars better

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Videos plug-in cars Formula E ChampionshipIndeed, items that many of today's drivers take advantage of—from the rear-view.

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More than half of car buyers know little about electric cars, if anything

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In the six years since modern electric cars went on sale in large numbers, educating the public has been one of the greatest challenges for advocates of plug-in cars. Electric cars have become more common over the past few years, but more than half of car buyers still know very little about.

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car wins North American Car of the Year award

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Media days at the Detroit Auto Show always open with the announcement of the year's North American Car and Truck of the Year awards, and this year is no exception. But green-car enthusiasts had a special reason to follow this year's awards, now broken into three categories: car, truck, and utility vehicle.

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For car-sharing to grow, 6 assumptions are key: Daimler

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Since its launch eight years ago, Daimler's Car2Go car-sharing service has expanded to multiple cities across Europe, the U.S., Daimler—parent company of Mercedes-Benz, Smart, and a handful of other brands—was one of the first automakers to get involved in car sharing, but several other manufacturers are showing interest as.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: video review of 238-mile electric car

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From the outside, this car looks like a tall hatchback, not all that remarkable, maybe a bit bigger than some of the smallest cars around.

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Electric-car market share in 2020: estimates vary widely

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Of the new cars sold globally in 2020, what percentage will be electric? Estimates of electric-car market share approximately three years from now vary widely, as do those for periods further beyond that. DON'T MISS: Electric Cars To Be 35 Percent Of Global Sales. sales New car sales plug-in cars

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Shell fuel stations in U.K., Netherlands to add electric-car charging

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Electric cars are often touted as a way to avoid gas stations. But electric-car drivers in certain European countries will soon be going to them to charge. That's because a pair of European oil companies plan to add electric-car charging at certain fuel stations.

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Electric cars lead to carmaker job cuts: new flashpoint?

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It takes people to make cars: to lift and install parts, check quality, test-drive them after assembly, and so forth. But electric cars pose a new threat: they will require even. unions Daimler battery pack assembly jobs VW Group plug-in cars LG Chem assembly plants

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Electric Car Price Guide: Every 2015-2016 Plug-In Car, With Specs: UPDATED

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It's a hot topic whenever anyone mentions electric cars: pricing. Many electric cars are more expensive than their regular counterparts, though naturally they cost less to run too. But what do today's electric and plug-in cars actually cost? We've gathered together each plug-in car on sale today in one place.

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Electric-car batteries: $100 per kwh before 2020, $80 soon after?

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Modern electric cars have developed to the point where range itself may become less of an issue than the cost of providing it. Automakers can create longer-range electric cars simply by installing larger battery packs, but that adds significant cost tot he car's single priciest component.

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: new owner's first impressions

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As the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to hit the market, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has attracted a great deal of attention. It's won numerous awards, including the Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy title, and received rave reviews from a wide variety of media outlets. DON'T.

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GM's Maven car-sharing adds Chevy Bolt EV electric cars (in LA)

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With the 238-mile Chevy Bolt EV electric car now in its third month of sales and rolling out to additional states every month, the industry is focused on its sales numbers. Retail buyers have asked to what degree GM's plans to dedicate a number of the early Bolt EVs to its Maven car-sharing service might affect availability.

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Much faster electric-car charging: on a fast track

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Relatively short ranges and long charging times are two of the main factors restraining more widespread electric-car adoption. To address the range issue, automakers are expected to launch a batch of more-affordable long-range electric cars over the next few years, a shift heralded by the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and the upcoming Tesla Model 3.

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Kreisel brothers: Austria's secret electric-car weapon?

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Startups such as Faraday Future, Lucid Motors, and NextEV have all announced plans to build long-range electric cars aimed pretty much directly at the Silicon Valley automaker's electric cars. Europe Austria plug-in cars StartupsThere's no shortage of companies trying to replicate the success of Tesla Motors.

Electric-car charging station safety: what you need to know

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Like any consumer product, it's important to consider safety when buying a charging station for an electric car. While plugging the vehicle into a station is straightforward, the large amount of current carried over the cord from the power source to the car makes caution worthwhile. plug-in cars charging Charging stations

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Tesla's autonomous-car efforts use big data no other carmaker has

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In the automotive industry, Tesla is a leader in many respects—but it's hardly head-and-shoulders above the rest when it comes to self-driving cars. The Silicon Valley automaker is developing fully autonomous cars, but it's part of a crowded field that includes many other automakers and a handful of rich tech companies as well.

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Toyota battery R&D will allow all-electric car in 'a few years,' likely 2020

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The signals are now unmistakable: Toyota will offer a battery-electric car for sale in 2020. After a decade of condemning electric cars as suitable only for the smallest vehicles in around-town use, the world's largest car company is changing its tune.

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Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Toyota Prius Prime

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And when it reverts to running as a standard hybrid car, it's rated at. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyThe 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a far, far better plug-in hybrid than its predecessor.

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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.

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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Used electric-car batteries should be recycled, not reused: report

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Even after they have degraded too much for continued automotive use, the lithium-ion battery packs in electric cars still have significant useful storage capacity. Batteries lithium-ion Recycling plug-in cars energy storageBattery packs can store energy generated by renewable.

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Electric cars vs bicycles: which has a higher carbon footprint?

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Electric cars are simply nicer and calmer to drive than conventional cars, and as their prices fall, that may be what will lure mass-market buyers over time. Carbon Footprint bicycle carbon dioxide plug-in cars wells to wheelsWhich makes them good for drivers and.

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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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Plug-in electric car sales for Jan: Bolt EV over 1,100 in second month

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While the auto industry at large waited to see if January sales continued as strong as last year's record-breaking total, electric-car fans waited for a different number. That was the number of Chevrolet Bolt EVs sold last month, the car's first full month on sale, albeit in a small number of states.

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Fisker EMotion 400-mile luxury electric car: renderings released

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We've seen it teased a couple of times in shadowy photos, and now we have the first renderings of the whole car. In this case, "it" is the Fisker EMotion, the latest striking, low-slung sedan drawn by car designer Henrik Fisker. Future Cars plug-in cars Henrik Fisker Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) VLF Automotive

Which oil companies invest in renewables, electric-car services?

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If electric cars are adopted by mass-market buyers in years to come, that will lead over time to notably lower oil consumption. Some continue to doubt whether electric cars will constitute a serious threat to their business in the coming decades—but others are branching.

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What is a self-driving car?

Green Car Reports

Self-driving cars are a popular topic in both the auto industry and general media coverage these days, with several makers testing vehicles and promising fully autonomous cars at some future point. But when it comes to self-driving cars, different automakers may not be talking about the same thing.

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How high a hill could recharge a coasting Tesla electric car completely?

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One of the benefits of electric cars is that slowing down becomes a useful activity. Videos regenerative brakes plug-in cars

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Mercedes-Benz launches new private car-sharing scheme: Croove

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A new car-sharing platform from Mercedes-Benz will go online at the start of December. On average, a car is parked up for 23 hours a day.

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Volkswagen electric-car concept teased before Paris Motor Show

Green Car Reports

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

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Tesla P100D 'Ludicrous Plus' mode makes electric car even faster

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Videos Tesla Motors plug-in cars software updateseconds—shaving 0.1 second off the time previously.

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