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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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.

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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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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?

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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.

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

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Plug-in electric car sales for Nov: Volt soars, Prius Prime arrives

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Traditionally, the North American winter months have seen a slowdown in sales of plug-in electric cars—but the rule didn't seem to apply last month. Last month, sales of the Nissan Leaf electric car actually increased over last year's comparable number, while those of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid soared.

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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

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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BMW plans to sell 100,000 plug-in cars in 2017, CEO says

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Among the established German luxury automakers, BMW has so far shown the greatest commitment to electric cars. It launched the "i" sub-brand dedicated to plug-in cars in 2013, and continues to sell the i3 electric city car and i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars BMW i

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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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Is leasing the car finance option that consumers really want?

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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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250,000th plug-in electric car to be sold in California alone this month

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It's long been obvious that California is the epicenter of emission reduction and electric-car adoption in the United States. sales California CARB New car sales plug-in cars Zero Emission VehicleAnd its outsize influence on U.S. environmental policy has global ramifications as well. Of the 1.25

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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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Electric-car 'datathon' to be hosted by White House tomorrow

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The Obama Administration will make at least one more push to promote electric cars as it enters its final two months. The White House will hold its first-ever "Electric Vehicle Datathon" tomorrow, with the goal of devising ways to use data to increase electric-car adoption. energy policy White House plug-in cars transportation policy

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Volvo Cars’ 90 Series cars receive powertrain, safety and connectivity updates including Android Auto

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Volvo Cars is updating its 90 series cars with new powertrain, safety and connectivity updates. l/100 km (54.7 l/100 km.

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Desperate coal company CEO slammed Tesla electric cars as 'fraud'

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In an interview for the CNBC show "Squawk Box," Robert Murray called Tesla and its electric cars a "fraud." He criticized the automaker for failing to turn a profit. plug-in cars renewable energy fossil fuelsThe debate over U.S. coal producer Murray Energy.

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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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Tesla stores to focus on energy as well as electric cars

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Tesla is perhaps best known for its electric cars, but the company has another prominent business as well. plug-in cars renewable energy energy storage Solar City Tesla PowerwallIts Tesla Energy division markets stationary lithium-ion battery packs for energy storage.

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German government worries carmakers vulnerable to electric-car onslaught

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Some have also drafted incentives and other policies to promote zero-emission vehicles, especially electric cars, to encourage the market and help achieve these emissions reductions. Europe Germany Daimler VW Group plug-in carsGermany's government.

Top Six Trends In Plug-In Electric Cars Through 2020

Green Car Reports

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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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

Michigan says selling Tesla electric cars in state is illegal, again

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Tesla Motors has, once again, been blocked from selling its electric cars directly to customers in Michigan. Over the past couple of years, Tesla has been engaged in a battle with Michigan's franchised car dealers who—like dealers in several other states—view Tesla's direct-sales model as a threat.

GM ramps up 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric-car production; how many can it build?

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With anticipation of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV launch growing, General Motors has started to ramp up production of its groundbreaking 200-mile electric car. sales Chevy Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Mercedes to launch 10 electric cars by 2025 under EQ sub-brand

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After unveiling its Generation EQ electric SUV concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz announced some ambitious future electric-car plans. Late last week, the luxury carmaker said a production model based on the Generation EQ will be the first of no fewer than 10 electric cars it will sell under a new EQ sub-brand.

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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.

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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

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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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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BMW crosses sales of 100,000 plug-in electric cars

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Almost exactly three years after the European launch of the i3 electric car in November 2013, BMW has reached a notable milestone in its electrification efforts. The German automaker says it has delivered 100,000 plug-in cars over the past three years. That figure encompasses both battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids.

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Electric cars could save $13 billion in health costs by 2030 in 10 states: study

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It's entirely obvious that internal-combustion cars pose a threat not only to the environment, but also to human health. Exhaust from gasoline and diesel cars contributes to air pollution that can lead to deleterious health effects after long exposure. emissions health Study plug-in cars air pollution

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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.

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