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Finally, auto industry starts to admit: electric vehicles are better

Green Car Reports

Electric cars are often touted for their financial and environmental benefits, but there's another major perk they offer to consumers. Many drivers have been won over by electric cars' near-silent operation and instant torque delivery. DON'T MISS: Electric Cars' Secret Advantage: They're Just Nicer To Drive (Apr 2012). Advertising sales plug-in cars Car Advertising Car Sales

Big Oil To 'Lose Control Of Auto Industry': Energy Conference

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It's not uncommon for media commenters to look at electric-car sales numbers, only to conclude that the segment is teetering on the brink of death. Electric cars will never become mainstream, they argue, because of fickle consumers who base their-car purchases on what the price of gas happens to be the moment they walk into a dealership. oil energy policy plug-in cars energy

Auto Industry's MPG Report Card, Dealer Dilemma, GM Mid-Size Pickups: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: The auto industry is making good progress in meeting gas-mileage goals, why dealers are a bottleneck for electric-car sales, and the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks are on their way to showrooms. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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UK Auto Industry Backs Diesel After Parking Surcharge In London Neighborhood

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Diesel cars have dominated Europe for decades, but recently a major backlash against them has started to brew. Politicians and advocacy groups in several European countries are taking strong steps to limit or eliminate older, dirtier diesels, over concerns of negative health effects from their particulate emissions. MORE: UK Official Says. Green Europe London UK air pollution diesel particulate filter (DPF) emissions transportation policy

Thomson Reuters report finds established auto industry companies, not Silicon Valley, leading development of autonomous driving tech

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Established automotive industry companies—not Silicon Valley—are leading the development of autonomous driving technology, according to a new report from the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters.

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GreenTech Auto shutters its doors, closes Mississippi factory

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The harsh reality of high costs and the inexorable heft of the auto industry have claimed another electric-car startup. China neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) plug-in cars Startups GreenTech AutomotiveGreenTech Automotive opened a plant in Mississippi in 2014, first saying it would manufacture a small, two-seat electric vehicle called the MyCar there. It later struck a deal with Chinese automaker JAC Motors to develop an.

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Germany To Spend Billions Supporting Electric Car Expansion

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Among European nations, Germany is one of the least active when it comes to policies promoting electric cars. Even as the country's powerful auto industry has turned more attention to plug-in cars, government support for them has been largely limited to political speeches. Germany incentives plug-in cars transportation policy

What Tesla hath wrought: bumper crop of luxury electric cars

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It may have taken some time, but the auto industry is now reacting to Tesla in full force. More than four years after the first Tesla Model S was delivered, we are on the verge of a bumper crop of luxury electric cars. A mix of established automakers and startups looking to emulate Tesla's success are planning a growing array of new models, the. Mercedes-Benz Faraday Future Lucid Motors

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

Green Car Reports

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. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells Less Likely Than Electric Cars: Daimler CEO Zetsche

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There's an emerging rivalry between two different technologies for zero-emission transportation: battery-electric cars and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Within the auto industry, each powertrain has its strong advocates. hydrogen Germany Daimler Dieter Zetsche plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cellSome carmakers are focusing on either fuel cells or batteries, to the exclusion of the other. Hydrogen fuel cells are backed most.

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Automakers 'not even trying' to sell electric cars, Tesla says

Green Car Reports

But as it has in so many other areas, electric-car maker Tesla Motors is bucking tradition. While the federal government and California Air Resources Board (CARB) are evaluating auto-industry. Advertising Marketing sales CAFE Tesla Motors plug-in cars legislationWhen it comes to regulatory measures, it's customary for automakers to present a united front to government agencies setting new rules and policies.

Apple Electric Car Is "Committed Project," To Ship In 2019: Report

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Rumors continue to swirl around the existence of an Apple-branded electric car, even in the absence of any official confirmation of the project by the tech company. News stories point to the hiring of employees with auto-industry experience, and discussions between Apple and car-related entities. Green Apple Silicon Valley plug-in cars

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2015 Volkswagen Golf: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2015

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Our Best Car To Buy award can go one of several ways here on Green Car Reports. Sometimes it goes to a moonshot car, like the first Nissan Leaf (in 2011) or the Tesla Model S (in 2013). DON''T MISS: Green Car Reports'' 2015 Best Car To

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China has a plan for all its electric-car startups; they may not like it

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It has been an official goal of the Chinese government to encourage the development and sale of plug-in electric cars for several years now. They are intended not only to help fight the choking air pollution in many parts of the country, but also give China's auto industry an edge in future decades. China plug-in cars regulation New Energy Vehicle

What is a self-driving car?

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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. future Autonomous cars Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) self-driving cars

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Faraday's Future bumpy; Nevada nervous, first car 'no Tesla'

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Toss in a Chinese billionaire or two, a new business model for selling transportation services rather than cars, and the brutal competition in the global auto industry, and you have the recipe for frequent and disruptive change. Green Faraday Future Startups incentives nevada plug-in carsCompany startups are, by their nature, secretive and turbulent places.

How many Tesla Model 3 electric cars can company build this year?

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It's one of the most fascinating sets of questions in the auto industry. How quickly can Tesla Motors put its Model 3 electric car into production? How many cars can it build this year? At a promised starting price of $35,000, the Model 3 is not only Tesla's latest moonshot but the car that. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3And when? How many can it deliver to paying customers?

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Automakers to fund 40 percent of proposed German electric-car incentive: Report

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Germany may be on the verge of turning its talk about electric-car incentives into action. The European nation with one of the world's most robust auto industries has no programs to subsidize the purchase of new electric cars at present, but discussions appear to have gotten more serious over the past few months. Germany plug-in cars transportation policy Incentives and Rebates

Plug-in electric car sales for Feb: Volt outsells Prius Prime, Bolt EV, Leaf

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Once again, it's the first day of the month following a weekday sales close, when the auto industry turns its eyes to the sales charts emerging from all automakers (except Tesla). For plug-in electric cars, the question this month remains the same as last month: how many Chevrolet Bolt EVs did GM deliver? sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Will Tesla Model 3 Electric Car Hit 2017 Production Date?

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Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has done many remarkable things in its short decade of existence--including a few the auto industry viewed as impossible. But the company has never managed to get a car into volume production on the date it first announced. Elon Musk Future Cars Model S Tesla Motors Model X gigafactory Tesla Model 3

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Tesla delivered 76,000 cars in 2016, missing its goal

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While the auto industry will start to report December and year-end sales totals today, Tesla Motors issued its year-end delivery and production results yesterday. The Silicon Valley car maker, now completing its ninth year of production, delivered 22,230 electric cars during the fourth quarter of 2016. sales Production Financial Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars

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Nissan 'Quite Optimistic' About Electric Cars, Holding Off On Hydrogen

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In the auto industry, there''s a growing divide among carmakers on the most viable form of electrified vehicle. Some support battery-electric cars, while others believe that hydrogen fuel-cell cars are the way to go. Toyota has made fuel cells its zero-emission technology of choice; Honda and Hyundai will also offer hydrogen cars, though those two

Did you know Exxon researched hybrid cars (then ignored them)?

Green Car Reports

Hybrid cars are often thought of as a fairly recent development, but few things under the sun are truly new. In response to the 1970s oil crises, engineers began contemplating ways to move the auto industry beyond fossil fuels, using much less sophisticated technology than what became available in the ensuing decades.

Germans are coming for Tesla, German paper says, so now it's 'interesting'

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At times, those of us who cover the auto industry fall prey to stereotypes of the German auto industry. It can seem to observers that the collective belief of BMW, Daimler, and VW Group is that nothing happens in the industry until it's been done by one of their three companies—preferably all three. A recent article on electric cars in the

Tesla Model 3 demand startled everyone, even Musk; now what?

Green Car Reports

To say that the auto industry has been startled by the volume of deposits on the Tesla Model 3 would be an understatement. The number of potential buyers worldwide who have sent Tesla Motors $1,000 to reserve a place in line to buy the car is now approaching 400,000, said longtime executive Diarmuid O'Connell. Elon Musk Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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Two-Thirds Of 2030 Hondas Will Be Electrified Or Zero Emission: CEO

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Fifteen years is a short time in the life of the auto industry, just two complete product cycles for the average high-volume vehicle. Green Future Cars hydrogen plug-in cars

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Center for Automotive Research calls long-run economic risk to auto industry of mandating permanent fuel economy standards very serious; recommends periodic reviews

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Plug-in hybrids dominate market penetration in 2025 under CAR scenario IV (62 mpg CAFE standard). Source: CAR. The CAR report, the US Automotive Market and Industry in 2025 , relies on technology and market forecast data from the National Research Council (NRC) and J.D.

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In August: Calm Before The Storm?

Green Car Reports

Labor Day holiday falling well into September this year, auto-industry analysts have expected new-car sales for August to be less buoyant than they might otherwise be. But in the lower-volume world of plug-in electric cars, model cycles remain the driving factor. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV With the U.S.

Ford May Show A 200-Mile Electric Car This Year To Counter Chevy Bolt

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The announcement that the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car will go into production within 18 months seemingly sent shockwaves through the auto industry. GM''s crosstown rival Ford, which has sold hybrids for more than 10 years but shown little love for battery-electric cars, now seems to feel the need to respond.

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When do you think the first Tesla Model 3 electric cars will be delivered? Poll results

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model 3, a mass-priced electric car that's not yet on sale, has had a huge impact on the auto industry. Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 PollsThe fact that Silicon Valley carmaker Tesla Motors could get more than 350,000 people to put down $1,000 each for a vehicle they wouldn't receive for 18 months or more was astounding enough. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk's goal of boosting.

Caring Auto Industry Won't Let You Be Bullied By Nasty Old EPA

Green Car Reports

Take, for example, our discovery of the soliticitousness exhibited by automakers who care deeply about the delicate and fragile feelings of car buyers. Yes, those same car buyers from whom an independent dealer's job is extract maximum profits on the sale of a vehicle Reading the news in our automotive world never fails to surprise and delight.

Hydrogen cars celebrate half a century; have they made a difference?

Green Car Reports

Electric cars are virtually as old as the auto industry, but hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are not. In fact, exactly fifty years ago this month, GM showed off the first one, which it called the Electrovan.

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Even top German minister for environment prefers Tesla

Green Car Reports

Indeed, given Germany's considerable investment in its auto industry, using a German car. Europe Germany Tesla Motors plug-in carsGovernment officials in Germany seeking to express national pride in their choice of vehicle have no shortage of options. The established German luxury brands offer many models that frequently serve in the capacity of official vehicle for an elected official.

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China's BYD Yuan Plug-In Hybrid Mini-SUV: Styling Stolen From Ford?

Green Car Reports

China is now the world's largest car market, and when it comes to the country's domestic auto industry, quantity often seems to trump quality. Chinese cars generally don't match the performance and refinement of the imported models they compete against--though they're commensurately cheaper to buy. China Plug-In Hybrids Shanghai Auto Show BYD Crossovers plug-in cars

Ford will ask Trump to cut fuel-economy rules, CEO says; 'no demand' for hybrid, electric cars

Green Car Reports

Environmental Protection Agency ruled that existing emissions limits for passenger cars for 2022 through 2025 should remain in place. It's a decision that is already opposed by lobbyists representing the auto industry, and possibly by the incoming Trump Administration. Last week, the U.S. Sure enough, one automaker says it has already begun talks. emissions Politics EPA Mark Fields CAFE Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

Flurry of green-car rules as Obama administration departs

Green Car Reports

When it comes to regulations governing the auto industry, the Obama administration does not plan to go gentle into that good night. The outgoing administration has pushed through a number of new regulations, some related to fuel efficiency, before President-elect Donald Trump takes office next month. The move is likely a hedge against the incoming. emissions EPA Barack Obama White House climate change Fuel Economy regulation

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How Elon Musk Controls Tesla Motors While Owning Only 27 Percent

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors commands outsize attention within the world of electric cars--and the auto industry in general. management Elon Musk Tesla Motors Executives plug-in carsIts CEO, Elon Musk, has a huge personal following that eagerly hangs on his every word. Or perhaps "his every tweet" would be more appropriate, Twitter often being his preferred mode for communicating and, seemingly, thinking out loud.

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China to crack down on green-car subsidy cheating: report

Green Car Reports

Over the past few years, both national and state Chinese governments have heavily subsidized electric cars in an aggressive attempt to promote mass adoption. Electric cars are seen as an important way to combat the country's notorious air pollution, and develop the domestic auto industry. China energy policy incentives plug-in cars transportation policy New Energy Vehicle

Hybrids Just One Of Many Auto Niches

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When you spend a lot of time concentrating on just one segment of the auto industry, it is easy to lose track of the fact that there are many niche auto-related markets and corresponding websites. Another niche auto-related site Helliker mentions is www.autowriters.com.

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BMW To Make Whole Lineup Electric, With Range Extenders, AWD: Report

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German carmaker BMW may be on the cusp of the most radical transformation in its history--one that will stun the auto industry if it comes to pass. emissions Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars regulation REx range extender engineIf a report from early this year is accurate, the company plans to convert the bulk of its product lineup to electric power over the next 10 years. Virtually every BMW model would be powered by.

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