Trending Sources

Fast-charging a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to go on sale in the U.S. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS That alone makes it a landmark vehicle, and has led to significant interest in the first electric car that provides comparable range to that of Tesla cars over the last nine years. Its maker, however, often refers to the.

2017 45

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: first drive review of 124-mile electric car

Green Car Reports

This year, in 2017, we got the Chevy Bolt EV, at 238 miles. This is the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid video drive review It's one of three. Videos plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 49

2017 Hyundai Ioniq to have lifetime battery-failure warranty

Green Car Reports

Hyundai is extending the lifetime battery warranty offered on previous electrified models to the 2017 Ioniq lineup as well. The warranty applies to all versions of Hyundai's first dedicated green car, including the Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Electric, and Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid. Warranties Batteries Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsAs with previous Hyundai models, the warranty applies to complete failure of.

2017 34

Kia introduces Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid at Geneva

Green Car Congress

At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Kia Motors unveiled four new models. Advanced powertrain technology features in two other new Kia models on show for the first time—Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid.

2017 45

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

Green Car Reports

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. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 36

Update: SAE J2954 wireless charging validation to 11kW, Recommended Practice to enable autonomous vehicle parking and charging in 2017

Green Car Congress

At the SAE 2017 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium last week, an overview of the plans for testing to validate power levels up to WPT 3, (11kW) for SAE J2954TM were shown along with a preview of the technology to be standardized in the upcoming Recommended Practice.

2017 39

2017 Hyundai Ioniq prices: hybrid starts at $23,035, electric at $30,335

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is the South Korean automaker's first dedicated green model. It will offer three powertrain options in the same body shell: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric. car buying Plug-In Hybrids Pricing plug-in carsThose models are just now beginning to hit U.S. showrooms, and we now have pricing information for two of them. DON'T MISS: Hyundai Ioniq Electric beats.

2017 30

2017 Geneva auto show: green car preview

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Geneva Motor Show marks the next stop on the annual auto-show circuit. Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids Geneva Auto ShowWith press days beginning March 7, we aren't expecting an overwhelming number of green cars at the Swiss show this year. A smattering of production and concept cars with some green elements will debut there, though. DON'T MISS: 2018 Lexus LS 500h hybrid luxury sedan to.

2017 24

Sales of BMW plug-in cars more than double over last year

Green Car Reports

BMW is off to a strong start in meeting its ambitious plug-in car sales goals for 2017. In the first two months of 2017, it doubled combined sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids over the same period in 2016. DON'T MISS: BMW 740e, X5 xDrive 40e: where do low-range plug-in hybrids fit in? Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars BMW i

2017 31

2017 Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid sedan reviewed by LA Times

Green Car Reports

While the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and the Chevy Malibu Hybrid rack up four-figure sales in most months, the third vehicle to use elements of that same drivetrain remains all but invisible in the U.S. That's the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid, a version of the CT6 large luxury sedan from GM's luxury brand. The plug-in CT6 is the sole. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2017 15

GKN Driveline presents fully integrated compact eDrive system in Shanghai; less weight, lower cost, easier integration

Green Car Congress

GKN Driveline has presented an advanced technology concept for a fully integrated, compact eDrive system at the 2017 Auto Shanghai motor show. The company was awarded Official Porsche Technology Partner status for its contribution to the plug-in hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder.

2017 46

Renault Zoe electric-car owners can double their range by upgrading leased batteries

Green Car Reports

When the updated 2017 Renault Zoe was unveiled last fall at the Paris auto show, it became one of the few electric cars whose range effectively doubled over its model life. Renault France plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault Zoe battery leasingLaunched in 2012 with a 22-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, the five-door subcompact hatchback had an effective range of 60 to 90 miles. That was essentially on par with that.

2017 41

Volvo's next plug-in hybrids: 3-cylinder engine, smaller cars

Green Car Reports

Volvo currently offers plug-in hybrid powertrains in its top models—the XC90 SUV, S90 sedan, and V90. As the Swedish automaker redesigns its lower-level models, it will add plug-in hybrid options to them as well. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars 3-cylinder enginesBut whereas the current T8 "Twin Engine" powertrain uses a 4-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, other models will use a.

2017 30

Volvo Cars to introduce 3-cylinder FWD PHEV in 2018, BEVs & 48V mild hybrid in 2019; Modular Electrification Platform

Green Car Congress

Volvo Cars will introduce a front-wheel drive (FWD), 3-cylinder engine variant of its Twin Engine plug-in hybrid electric vehicle system in 2018, followed by its first production battery-electric vehicles and a new 48V mild hybrid system in 2019, according to Mats Anderson, Senior Director of Electric Propulsion Systems. Anderson was speaking at the SAE 2017 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium in San Diego. 48V Batteries Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

2017 54

Genesis to offer high-end electric luxury coupe; so long, V-8

Green Car Reports

Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Tesla has made an unexpected success out of its pioneering luxury electric vehicles, which offer a healthy dose of performance for good measure. Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand, while taking a couple pages from Lexus for its launch strategy, may be following a similar path to Tesla for a future sport coupe. The Australian outlet Drive reports a V-8.

2017 37

VW Electrify America plan for electric-car charging across U.S. released

Green Car Reports

VW plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging Volkswagen diesel scandal Electrify AmericaTwo billion dollars is a lot of money. When VW Group of America agreed to fund a $2 billion project to spread zero-emission vehicle infrastructure across the U.S. as part of its settlements in the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal, that immediately changed the playing field for electric-car fast charging. Now the first of four phases of the.

2017 38

Future Volvo electric car to be built in China

Green Car Reports

The announcement was made last week at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. China Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Shanghai Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Finally joining the bandwagon, Swedish manufacturer Volvo has confirmed that it will introduce its first all-electric vehicle to the market in 2019. That proved to be an appropriate stage, as the Chinese-owned maker plans on having the model produced in China. DON’T MISS.

2017 25

Plug-in hybrid utility truck keeps lights on during emergencies

Green Car Reports

Trucks Plug-In Hybrids California electric utilities plug-in cars Commercial vehicleCalifornia electric utility Pacific Gas & Electric recently took delivery of a pair of new trucks that it hopes will help solve two problems. The first is power outages, whether they are caused by weather or necessary planned maintenance work conducted by utilities. The other is every utility's huge bill for diesel fuel. The large trucks.

2017 30

Plug-in electric car sales for Mar: Leaf beats Bolt EV, plug-in hybrids beat electrics

Green Car Reports

The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid again took the crown among plug-in electric cars whose makers report monthly sales. A total of 2,132 Volts were sold in March, bringing its three-month sales to 5,563 units, higher than any other car with a plug over the same period. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 Tesla Model X electric-car pricing, feature changes

Green Car Reports

Tesla has released updated pricing and features for its 2017 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover utility vehicle, including lower prices for both the 75D and 90D models. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Like the changes released at the same time to the Model S sedan, the new lineup increases the distance between the two lower-end models and the top-of-the-range 100D and P100D.

2017 15

Plug-in hybrid price guide: every 2017 model, with specs

Green Car Reports

The number of plug-in hybrid cars has expanded greatly over the past few years. If you've had trouble keeping track of all of these new plug-in cars, fear not. DON'T MISS: Electric Car Price Guide: every 2017. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars new carsA couple of weeks ago, we gathered the relevant data for every battery-electric car on sale today, and presented it to you in one place.

2017 14

Chevy Bolt EV: 800-mile trip in 238-mile electric car shows challenges remain

Green Car Reports

With about twice the range of any non-Tesla electric car, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has generated a great deal of excitement and won numerous awards over the last year. California road trips plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fast Charging ChargePoint Network eVgo charging network Combined Charging Standard (CCS

2017 38

Northvolt: $4 billion electric-car battery plant planned for Sweden by former Tesla execs

Green Car Reports

Europe Batteries lithium-ion battery pack Sweden plug-in cars StartupsTesla is currently ramping up lithium-ion battery cell production at its U.S. Gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada. But the automaker has discussed plans for at least one additional Gigafactory, presumably to meet demand for battery cells related to large-scale electric-car production outside the U.S. While Tesla continues to mull that second battery.

2017 46

'Thousands' of self-driving Bolt EVs to be deployed next year: report

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a crucial car for General Motors in more ways than one. General Motors Chevy Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving carsWith an EPA-rated 238-mile range and $37,495 base price (before federal, state, and local incentives), the Bolt EV considered a groundbreaking electric-car game changer. But the Chevy hatchback is also GM's main platform for self-driving car development. DON'T.

2017 39

Volvo Cars reveals new XC60 premium SUV, led by PHEV model, at Geneva

Green Car Congress

The new XC60 offers Volvo’s award-winning T8 Twin Engine gasoline plug-in hybrid (PHEV) system ( earlier post ) at the top of the powertrain range, delivering 407 hp and acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 5.3 Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

2017 46

Four of 10 drivers globally would consider an electric car

Green Car Reports

surveys plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV It’s been merely six years since the first modern electric car hit the streets, and the segment looks ready to take off. Over 43,000 people residing in 52 countries all around the globe were asked whether they are considering buying an electric car in the next five years. On average, four out of 10 motorists say they’re either very.

2017 39

2017 VW e-Golf rated at 125 miles, tops 124-mile Hyundai Ioniq electric car

Green Car Reports

Just a few days after the week-long media launch of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq range, Volkswagen has quietly one-upped the Ioniq Electric's 124-mile EPA-rated range. VW plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratings battery capacityOh, those crafty Germans. Granted, it's only beaten the South Korean electric car by 1 mile. But still. DON'T MISS: Hyundai Ioniq Electric beats Prius Prime, BMW i3 on energy efficiency.

2017 23

China's BYD built more plug-in cars than any other maker last year

Green Car Reports

Time for a quick quiz: which carmaker sold more plug-in electric vehicles last year—both battery electrics and plug-in hybrids—than any other? China sales Plug-In Hybrids BYD New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV If you're a reader in North America or Europe who managed to miss our headline, odds are you may answer "Tesla" or "Nissan," based on media coverage of those two companies' achievements.

2017 30

Big energy hugely underestimates electric cars, renewable power

Green Car Reports

oil plug-in cars renewable energy energy fossil fuelsMass adoption of electric cars and renewable energy could significantly decrease global consumption of fossil fuels. But does the established energy industry view these new developments as a threat? In a recent report, ExxonMobil said coal could continue to provide the majority of the world's electricity-generation capacity in 2040, and that.

2017 47

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

Green Car Reports

Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtubeIt's the long-missing member of the trio, the last of three affordable electric cars with 200-plus miles of range expected to go into production this year. But until now, we've heard almost nothing about the 2018 Nissan Leaf.

2017 48

Hyundai Ioniq, Sonata plug-in hybrids available anywhere in U.S.

Green Car Reports

Some manufacturers only offer their plug-in hybrid models in certain markets, even as hybrid models are now generally offered nationwide. Like electric cars, plug-in hybrid sales are sometimes limited to markets deemed suitably friendly to these types of vehicles by their makers. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2017 25

Tesla has become a U.S. Big Three carmaker (by market value)

Green Car Reports

Finance General Motors Tesla Motors plug-in cars Stock Market Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA Tesla Motors has spent more than 10 years beating the odds for startup automakers. Most new, independent makers barely survive long enough to produce a handful of vehicles, let alone sell more than 100,000 and garner praise from both customers and the media—as the electric-car startup has done. Now the Silicon Valley automaker can claim.

2017 45

California ARB votes to move forward with light-duty vehicle GHG and ZEV programs through 2025; cranking it up post-2025

Green Car Congress

California committed to accept national program compliance for model years 2017 through 2025 (as it did for MYs 2012 through 2016) with the understanding that it would provide equivalent or better overall greenhouse gas reductions nationwide than California’s program.

2017 40

EEA: Fuel efficiency improvements of new cars in Europe slowed in 2016

Green Car Congress

Electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles together still remain a small fraction of total sales, accounting for 1.1%

2017 38

All-electric Kia Niro EV to come in 2018, says Kia exec

Green Car Reports

But while the 2017. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Hyundai Ioniq ElectricSouth Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia often share the underpinnings of their vehicles, though there's no "badge engineering" and the two brands compete in the marketplace. The recent Kia Niro hybrid wagon and the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid hatchback, for instance, share the same powertrain, platform, and other hidden components.

2017 38

Science Guy Bill Nye buys Chevy Bolt EV, his seventh electric car

Green Car Reports

Three weeks ago, he took delivery of a brand-new "Kinetic Blue" 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV—and he says he couldn't be happier. California Chevy EV1 plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Bill Nye, better known as "The Science Guy" on the popular PBS children's series that bears his name, loves electric cars. He drove one of only a few hundred original GM EV1 two-seat electric cars almost 20 years ago.

2017 39

Honda Clarity Electric, Plug-In Hybrid sedans revealed at NY auto show

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric and 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid are powered by a battery pack and a plug-in hybrid powertrain, respectively. The plug-in. New York Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV At the New York auto show this morning, Honda revealed the second and third powertrains for its Clarity mid-size sedan, now offered only in California with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain.

Tesla Model X electric car vs Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car: CA road trip

Green Car Reports

hydrogen plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Zero Emission Vehicle charging infrastructureThe ability to travel long distances has long been a distinguishing feature of Tesla's luxury electric cars, whose Supercharger fast-charging network now offers access to essentially every part of the 48 continental states. But where hydrogen infrastructure exists, which can cover a long road trip faster: a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle or a Tesla?

2017 37

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

Green Car Reports

Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion battery pack plug-in carsModern 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. Just ask Tesla, which sells multiple versions of its Model.

2017 45

Soon, 'electric-car range will no longer be a factor,' BMW chief says

Green Car Reports

That is part of an effort to grow sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids significantly. plug-in cars range anxiety BMW i battery capacityAmong German luxury brands, BMW was the first to show significant interest in electric cars. It launched its "i" sub-brand in Europe in 2013, and its plans have evolved to include adding all-electric powertrains to models within the main BMW brand in future.

2017 37