2016 Electric Motorcycle Buyers Guide

Green Car Reports

Zero added two new bikes to its lineup for 2016, and its prices have come down while performance has gone up. The electric motorcycle industry continues to mature as Zero Motorcycles leads the way with the highest sales and most models. Several established manufacturers gave us a glimpse of their plans for electric motorcycles, and an array of. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles Brammo Empulse Zero Motorcycles Polaris Energica Ego Yamaha

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Consumer Reports confirms 2016 Toyota Prius 52-mpg rating

Green Car Reports

Consumer Reports has confirmed the 52-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating of the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid, although its ratings in city and highway testing differed. Nonetheless, the magazine says the 2016 Prius is the most fuel-efficient car it's ever tested.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt: Gas Mileage Review

Green Car Reports

We gave it our Best Car To Buy 2016 award, and we've written that it's better in pretty much every way than the innovative first-generation Volt. Last month, we were able to spend four weekend days with a 2016 Chevrolet Volt, to get a. By now, it's hardly a secret that we're big fans of the redesigned second-generation Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid.

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University of Michigan team wins 2016 solar car race

Green Car Reports

Other than charging a battery-electric car using electricity harvested by photovoltaic panels, solar power isn't exactly practical for current production cars. But every year, dozens of solar-powered race cars compete in events around the world held for college students. In the U.S., a team of students from the University of Michigan beat 23. Michigan Students solar

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2016 Billion Ton Report shows US could sustainably produce at least 1B tons biomass by 2040 for bioeconomy

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The 2016 Billion-Ton Report , volume 1, updates and expands upon analysis in the 2011 US Billion-Ton Update ( earlier post ), which was preceded by the 2005 US Billion Ton Study ( earlier post ). The Billion Ton 2016 is the third in the series of these Billion Ton reports.

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

Green Car Reports

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. The latest version improves on it in pretty much every dimension. This year, the Green Car Reports Best. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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Euro NCAP 2016: Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq and VW Tiguan best in class

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In 2016, Euro NCAP tested 18 new passenger cars and four heavy quadricycles; three cars were awarded “Best in Class”: the Toyota Prius in the Large Family Car category; the Hyundai Ioniq in the Small Family Car category; and the VW Tiguan in the Small Off-Roader category. Euro NCAP Best in Class scores 2016. 2016 saw the introduction of some significant changes to Euro NCAP’s ratings scheme.

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U Waterloo researcher awarded 2016 Distinguished Dissertation Award for work on fuel cell catalysts

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Drew Higgins from the University of Waterloo has won the 2016 Canada’s Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS) in the category of Engineering/Medical Science/Natural Science for his work on fuel cell catalysts.

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2016 Chevy Cruze gas mileage beats even previous Eco model

Green Car Reports

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze EPA fuel-economy ratings beat those of all gasoline versions of the previous-generation model. The second-generation Cruze was unveiled last June, and shown in China before that, but is just now going on sale throughout the U.S. It achieves a best of 30 mpg city, 42 mpg highway, 35 mpg combined, making good on Chevy's. General Motors Fuel Economy

2016 New York Auto Show: green-car preview

Green Car Reports

One week from tomorrow, the 2016 New York Auto Show will open its doors to reporters from around the world for two media-preview days. We know already that there will be a new version of the Toyota Prius unveiled there, but a few other concepts and production models will make their debuts as well. So far, New York is relatively light on green. New York Auto Show plug-in cars

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Old Vs New: 2016 Tesla Model S 90D Compared To Original Version

Green Car Reports

In a week or so, my 2013 Tesla Model S, now fitted with an 85-kilowatt-hour battery, will wind up its third year of residence in my driveway. It just finished its third cross-country trip, from my home in New York’s Hudson Valley to a winter getaway in Carpinteria, California, and the odometer just ticked over 55,000 miles. It’s been a. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Autopilot

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FTA to award up to $55M in 2016 Low or No Emission Program for transit vehicles

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of $55 million of Fiscal Year 2016 funds ( FTA-2016-003-TPM ) for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles as well as related equipment or facilities under the Low or No Emission Program (Low-No) Program. FTA also announced the availability of approximately $211 million of Fiscal Year (FY) 2016.

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

Green Car Reports

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the first mass-market crossover utility with a hybrid powertrain since the demise of the Ford Escape Hybrid in 2012. Granted, there's the luxury Lexus NX hybrid (using some of the same underpinninngs), and the low-volume Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, with a mild-hybrid powertrain. But in terms of mainstream compact. Fuel Economy

ACEEE Names 'Greenest' And 'Meanest' 2016 Cars

Green Car Reports

Measuring the energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of different vehicles is easy if they're powered by gasoline, less so when the energy comes from grid electricity. This leads to perpetual debates over the assumptions used on the source of electricity and its carbon footprint, among others. But for 19 years, the American Council for. Environmental Carbon Footprint emissions greenest Fuel Economy Awards energy

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2016 Tesla Model S gets styling update, 48-amp charger, new interior options

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model S electric car, which went into production in June 2012, is getting its first styling updates in almost four years. The Silicon Valley carmaker said that Model S luxury sedans produced starting today in its Fremont, California, assembly plant will have a new front-end design. Dispensing with the simulated oval "grille" of the. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) software update

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2016 Geneva Preview, Tesla.com, Daimler CEO On Fuel Cells: Today's Car News

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Today, we preview the green-car debuts for the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Tesla Motors secures the domain name "Tesla.com," and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is skeptical of hydrogen fuel-cell cars' long-term prospects. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla Motors finally secures the domain name "Tesla.com," helping clear the way for the company. Today in Car News

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2016 Tesla Model X first drive review

Green Car Reports

That's the 2016 Tesla Model X six- or seven-seat SUV, and courtesy of an owner in just that situation, we've finally been able to spend a few hours driving the luxury crossover. When you want to buy a Tesla electric car, and you've got four kids, there's only one choice on the market. Unlike other automakers, Tesla Motors almost never makes cars. Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Tesla delivered 24,500 electric cars in Q3, holds firm on 2016 goal

Green Car Reports

Tesla said late yesterday that it delivered roughly 24,500 electric cars during the third quarter, including 15,800 Model S sedans and 8,700 Model X utility vehicles. That total slightly exceeds estimates by at least half of the financial analysts who had projected deliveries from the Silicon Valley maker before their release. The third-quarter. sales Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars

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2016 Ram 1500 HFE EcoDiesel fuel-economy review: 24-mpg full-size pickup truck

Green Car Reports

It may not look like it, but the Ram full-size pickup you see here may be one of the more interesting new trucks on the road today. You might view it as this decade's version of the Camaros, Mustangs, and Mopars that emerged in earlier days from back-corner "skunkworks" engineering groups at each Detroit automaker. How so, you ask? This Ram isn't. Fuel Economy EcoDiesel Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

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Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For January 2016

Green Car Reports

At this point, automakers have largely switched over to 2016 models, but any remaining 2015 models often make for the best deals--if you can find them, that is. It's a new year, and that means another round of notable deals on hybrid, diesel, and electric cars. We've also added a section for fuel-efficient gasoline cars, to provide another option. car buying Plug-In Hybrids deals

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, October 2016: Volt's seven-peat

Green Car Reports

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years; the Chevy Volt won the Canadian electric-car sales trophy for the seventh time in seven months. Though Chevy Volt sales in Canada fell from stratospheric to mere tropospheric levels in October, the vehicle remains Canada's monthly sales leader for the seventh consecutive month. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Why Isn't The 2016 Chevy Volt A Flex-Fuel Plug-In Hybrid That Can Use E85 Ethanol?

Green Car Reports

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has received numerous accolades, including this site's Best Car To Buy 2016 Award. It's better-looking, quicker, quieter, and has a significantly longer all-electric range of 53 miles. It is not, however, certified to use E85, the fuel blend containing 85 percent ethanol, and so it's not classified as a. Green Biofuels Carbon Footprint alternative fuel vehicles e85 ethanol flex fuel plug-in cars

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Tesla projects total 2016 sales of 80,000 to 90,000 electric cars

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors projects sales of 80,000 to 90,000 electric cars in 2016, and now believes it will produce 500,000 cars per year by 2018, rather than 2020. Those two goals were revealed during Tesla's first-quarter earnings call last Wednesday, and would take the company a long way from the 50,000 cars it delivered in 2015. Tesla projects that it. sales Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for November 2016

Green Car Reports

As we get further into the 2017 model year, manufacturers are becoming more eager to eliminate leftover inventory of 2016 models, creating some good opportunities for bargain-hunting car shoppers. It's once again time to look at the best deals on green cars. As always, our list spans hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and fuel-efficient. car buying Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars deals

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid: An Owner's First 21 Days

Green Car Reports

The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' that went on sale last August was only the second plug-in hybrid SUV to be sold in the U.S., after the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Since then it has been joined by the BMW X5 xDrive 40e, and coming up are the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e, the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, and others. But the XC90 is a mainstay. Green Plug-In Hybrids Seven-seater SUV Third-Row Seats plug-in cars

2016 Isle of Man TT Zero Race: Electric Motorcycles Pushing the Boundaries

Green Car Reports

The Isle of Man TT Zero race is one of the annual highlights of electric motorcycle racing, conducted on a 37.7-mile loop on the public roads on the Isle of Man, in Britain's Channel Islands. This is where companies test their latest technology on one of the toughest race courses in the world. Over the past few years, some major manufacturers as. Mugen electric motorcycles

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Plug-in electric car sales for April 2016: Volt romps, Leaf stagnates

Green Car Reports

After the usual winter doldrums at the start of the year, April proved to be a good month for plug-in electric car sales in the U.S. March was a record-breaking month, and as April results come in today and tomorrow, last month's pace seems to be robust as well. As usual, the two highest-volume cars for which we have reported data are the. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Jul 2016

Green Car Reports

Once more, the Renault Zoe has maintained the title of best-selling electric car in Europe now that sales reports have been compiled through July. As has been the case all year, the subcompact hatchback's only real competition for the top spot came from the Nissan Leaf, built by Renault's Japanese alliance partner. The Leaf still vastly outsells. Europe sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Renault Zoe

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BorgWarner launches its first integrated electric drive module for the EV market; first application in China

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BorgWarner will launch an electric drive module (eDM) with integrated eGearDrive transmission in two pure electric vehicles from a major Chinese automaker. Production is expected to begin in summer 2017.

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2016 Toyota Prius Spy Video: New Hybrid In San Francisco Testing

Green Car Reports

We've tracked down another video of the upcoming, all-new 2016 Toyota Prius testing on public roads. Videos 2016 Toyota PriusA San Francisco driver captured video of what appears to be a camouflaged Prius prototype on one of the city's typically hilly streets.

Nissan introduces series-hybrid powertrain with Note e-POWER in Japan; small pack, small engine, LEAF motor, low price

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At the SAE 2016 Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Symposium starting today in Knoxville, TN, Nissan will present a usability study of a fuel cell range extended EV (FC-REEV).

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2016 Tesla Model X electric SUV first drive by Model S owner

Green Car Reports

Its maker is doing a great job these days of quarantining the new 2016 Tesla Model X electric crossover SUV from unwanted prying eyes. The only folks lucky enough to get up close and personal with the slick, powerful electric SUV are those who’ve plunked down deposits of up to $40,000 to order the car. A fortunate thousand or so have already. Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Stanford team sets record for solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of solar water splitting: >30%

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Jaramillo (2016) “Solar water splitting by photovoltaic-electrolysis with a solar-to-hydrogen efficiency over 30%” Nature Communications 7, Article number: 13237 doi: 10.1038/ncomms13237.

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Loop Energy introduces fuel cell range extender for heavy-duty vehicles; in-service operation to begin in 2017

Green Car Congress

Loop Energy ( earlier post ) has introduced a new range-extender (REX) power module for heavy-duty electric transport vehicles. At the core of the module is Loop’s unique fuel cell design which improves performance, durability and cost.

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

Green Car Reports

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. DON'T MISS: 2016 Tesla. Pretty much any Tesla electric car is bound to start a conversation. But as we experienced first-hand, the Model X has the most attention-getting device of any Tesla ever sold. plug-in cars Awards Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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Opel Ampera-e ad highlights 'fun to drive' aspect of electric cars

Green Car Reports

Set to debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show later this month, the Ampera-e is essentially a Chevrolet Bolt EV with a nose job. General Motors' European marketing people appear to be taking a different tack with the upcoming Opel Ampera-e electric car.

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LeEco showcases autonomous EV concept LeSEE at Auto China 2016

Green Car Congress

China-based internet company LeEco unveiled its LeSEE electric car concept this week at Auto China 2016—The 14th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition.

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

Green Car Reports

After unveiling the 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, General Motors CEO Mary Barra rolled out a bright orange five-door hatchback electric car. The announcement of the Chevrolet Bolt concept car came like a thunderclap at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. It would have 200 or more miles of range, she said, for a price starting at $37,500 before. Chevy plug-in cars Awards Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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2016 Toyota Prius To Debut Next Month, Prior To Frankfurt Show

Green Car Reports

Toyota Motor Corporation has confirmed to Bloomberg that the fully redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius will be shown in Las Vegas on September 8, 2015—ahead of its anticipated debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show later next month. Plug-In Hybrids 2016 Toyota PriusThe fourth-generation Toyota Prius is fast approaching.

2016 Nissan Leaf group buy in Montreal signs up 2,800 for low price on electric car

Green Car Reports

Group purchases of cars and other goods, as a way of driving down the price, are common in other countries—think China—but rare in North America. But over the last two years, they've emerged as a way for electric-car advocates to accomplish several goals at once. Buyers both get better deals on their desired vehicles and boost the. Canada incentives plug-in cars discounts Quebec

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