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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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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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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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Electric car battery warranties compared

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It's one of the most frequently asked questions by anyone hearing about a modern electric car: do I have to replace the battery? lithium-ion battery pack Warranty plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Capacity Loss battery capacityReplacing phone or laptop batteries, generally for less than.

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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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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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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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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.

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

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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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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When can I buy a Chevy Bolt EV electric car? See state-by-state schedule

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Last month, the first Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars were sold in California's Silicon Valley. Electric-car advocates and buyers across the U.S. dealers Chevy plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Chevrolet Boltnow want to know when they too can expect to take delivery of their 238-mile electric hatchbacks.

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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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Volvo Cars to establish new shared mobility business unit

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Volvo Cars will establish a new shared mobility business unit as part of a broad expansion of its car sharing and mobility services strategy. The new business unit will be based around Sunfleet , one of the world’s first car sharing companies that has been operated by Volvo since 1998.

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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.

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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Obama green-car rules, next Hyundai fuel-cell SUV, autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid: Today's Car News

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Today, the outgoing Obama administration aims to quickly enact more green-car rules, the next Hyundai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle may get a boost in range over the current Tucson Fuel Cell, and a second-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous prototype will begin testing in the new year. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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.

This Boston dealer is excited about the electric-car future

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A major challenge for electric-car advocates is finding enthusiastic dealers who are willing to put in the effort to explain and promote them. sales dealers Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships Massachusetts

California's PG&E utility now offers $500 rebate for electric-car use

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In certain states, electric utilities are getting into the business of installing and operating electric-car charging infrastructure. They may build public charging stations, or work with other entities that operate them, but that's usually as far as their efforts to promote electric cars go.

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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.

Deal of the year? Used Fiat 500e electric cars at $6,500?

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It's well known by now that the used-car prices of low-range electric cars are low. Any 2011 through 2016 electric car not made by Tesla is likely to be cheap on a used-car lot due to worries about battery degradation and its effect on range. Used Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car

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California approves PG&E utility plan for 7,500 electric-car charging stations

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California's latest tactic to promote electric-car adoption is to involve electric utilities in the installation and operation of charging infrastructure. California energy policy electric utilities plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure

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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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Karma gets approval to build electric cars in China

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But as the Karma Revero, the car will be built at a new facility in California. China Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Karma ReveroThe original production run of the Fisker Karma luxury sedan was contracted to Valmet Automotive in Finland. DON'T.

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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Wireless electric-car charging: perfect for automated parking?

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Wireless electric-car charging seems to offer a somewhat more convenient experience. But what if they didn't even have to do that?

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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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

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Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda to run electric-car division

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After years of promoting hydrogen fuel cells while shunning and disparaging battery-electric cars, the company now plans to introduce a mass-market electric car by 2020. Future Cars Akio Toyoda Executives plug-in carsIt's now abundantly clear that Toyota is changing course when it comes to zero-emission vehicles.

2017 electric cars with more than 100 miles of range

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In the six years since modern electric cars first went on sale in large numbers, the field has matured significantly. plug-in carsThere are now several models that offer at least 100 miles of range, and many are widely available to consumers.

Donald Trump owned two American cars; one was a Tesla

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Electric cars have the potential to dramatically reduce carbon emissions, but that does not seem to be a priority for President-elect Donald Trump. Elon Musk GM Tesla Motors plug-in cars Mary Barra Donald TrumpHe has suggested that climate change is a hoax created by China to hurt U.S. Some of Trump's.

Electric car sales remain ahead of hybrids after five years

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recent survey of car buyers suggests that consumer interest in electric cars is rising, and is highest among young adults. They're the car buyers of the future, so that would seem to be good news for the long-term prospects of plug-in cars. DON'T MISS: Electric Car Sales? sales New car sales plug-in cars

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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World will follow Norway's lead on electric cars, minister says

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When it comes to electric-car adoption, Norway is unique. Electric cars make up a larger share of new-car sales in the Scandinavian country than anywhere, thanks to a very particular combination of factors. Europe Norway plug-in cars transportation policy

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.

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Most autonomous cars shown at CES are electrified: preview

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CES plug-in cars Consumer Electronics Show Faraday FutureThe annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has become a major venue for automakers. Last year, General Motors chose CES, and not the auto.

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U.S. passed half a million plug-in electric-car sales in September

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Modern plug-in electric cars first became available in the U.S. Shortly after that, in his 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama set the goal of putting 1 million such cars on U.S. sales New car sales plug-in carsin December 2010, when the Nissan Leaf and the first-generation Chevrolet Volt went on sale.

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Electric-car group buying programs spread into new states

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Group-buying programs have proven to be a very effective tool to get more people to purchase and drive electric cars. sales incentives New car sales plug-in cars transportation policySimilar to.