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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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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China publishes plan to boost fuel-efficient and new energy vehicles and domestic auto industry; targeting 500K PHEVs and EVs in 2015, rising to 2M by 2020

Green Car Congress

China’s State Council has published a plan to develop the domestic energy-saving and new energy vehicle industry, which includes battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles and fuel cell vehicles. China has made progress with automotive energy-saving technologies over the past 10 years through implementing passenger car fuel consumption limits and the use of fiscal policy to encourage the purchase of small cars, the government statement noted.

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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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European auto industry proposes further 20% cut in passenger car CO2 by 2030 from 2021; conditional on EV uptake and infrastructure; no ZEV mandate

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At the Frankfurt Motor Show, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) outlined the industry’s proposal for a pathway to future CO 2 reductions: a 20% CO 2 reduction for passenger cars by 2030, compared to 2021. The European Commission will reveal its proposal on CO 2 targets for cars post-2021 later this year. It’s also in line with what is expected of other industry sectors, as well as the EU Climate and Energy Framework and the global Paris agreement.

2017 electric-car sales (and insurance), auto-industry moaning, grid holds up just fine: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, sales reports are coming in for last year—electric cars did well—and we explain why auto-company whining is nothing new. Also, fossil fuels aren't the only source of climate chance, and we look at plug-in car insurance rates. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsDelivery reports for December, and hence all of last year.

GreenTech Auto shutters its doors, closes Mississippi factory

Green Car Reports

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.

Germany To Spend Billions Supporting Electric Car Expansion

Green Car Reports

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

Ford fires CEO Fields, in part, for lagging on electric cars

Green Car Reports

It's all the buzz of the auto industry this morning: Ford has fired its CEO Mark Fields and will replace him with Jim Hackett, former CEO of Michigan furniture maker Steelcase. plug-in carsHackett presently oversees the Ford unit working on autonomous vehicles. The company is expected to make the announcement this morning, according to numerous media reports.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

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.

What Tesla hath wrought: bumper crop of luxury electric cars

Green Car Reports

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

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

Hyundai-Kia: eight electric cars by 2022, dedicated EV platform

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It's long been said in the auto industry that Hyundai-Kia is the only competitor that truly scares industry colossus Toyota. South Korea Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Thirty years ago, the Korean company was a bit player, producing designs adapted from obsolete Mitsubishi technology. Today it's a major global player, reacting fast to market swings—and its goal is to be second only.

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

China developing timetable to end sales, production of gasoline cars

Green Car Reports

The auto industry has now grudgingly accepted that battery-electric cars will make up some portion of the world's new vehicles in years to come. Policy makers in the world's most populous country, and largest car market, are developing a timetable to end production and sales of. emissions China government climate change plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) transportation policy

New Leaf battery, Tesla Autopilot, BMW electric-car strategy, Pacific Hybrid recall: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got some auto-industry analysis on BMW's electric cars, two updates on recent stories, a look at Tesla's latest Autopilot, and a takedown of a bizarre Swedish study of the environmental impact of electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

Mazda all but confirms rotary range extender engine for electric car

Green Car Reports

How Mazda plans to integrate plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles into its range of increasingly efficient gasoline and diesel models is a topic that interests parts of the global auto industry. Future Cars Rotary plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Wankel rotary engine REx range extender engine Range Extending BMW i3 REx

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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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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.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Geely acquiring flying car startup Terrafugia

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Terrafugia aims to deliver its first flying car to the market in 2019, with the world’s first VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) flying car being made available by 2023. Terrafugia’s ‘The Transition’ is a practical flying car.

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

What is a self-driving car?

Green Car Reports

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

Will Tesla Model 3 Electric Car Hit 2017 Production Date?

Green Car Reports

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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Here's how to comment on EPA proposal to loosen emission limits on cars

Green Car Reports

The auto industry and its lobbyists had complained that the agency had moved too quickly, despite its issuance last summer of a voluminous Technical. On August 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would reopen the Comment Period for the vehicle-emission standards for model years 2022 through 2025 it had finalized in January.

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

Green Car Reports

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?

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

Green Car Reports

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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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.

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

Green Car Reports

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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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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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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

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.