Latest EV Buying Guide

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Compare all the electric cars that are available for sale right now with this handy guide from the Sierra Club! The Tesla S looks pretty good

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Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019: Tesla Model 3

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model 3 is Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2019. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy Winner Best Car to Buy 2019It’s the second time a Tesla product has won our annual award, which was captured by the Tesla Model S in 2013. Many have called the Model 3 Tesla’s “iPhone moment.” ” But that was the Model S—the shock to an auto industry that had dismissed its very premise.

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Report: Apple once attempted to buy Tesla

Green Car Reports

Financial analyst Craig Irwin of Roth Capital Partners revealed Tuesday that Apple tried to buy Tesla in 2013, but was rebuffed. Tesla has long been called the Apple of automakers for its alternative approach, its rampant fan base, and its Silicon Valley roots.

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Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019: Hyundai Kona Electric

Green Car Reports

In our quest to find Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy, the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is shaping up to be the “no drama” candidate. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2019By now, we’ve had four distinct experiences with this small, fully electric crossover—or tall hatchback, depending on how you see it. That’s included plodding along on.

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Obama, buy that Volt!

Green Car Reports

Our current President, Donald Trump, has made it abundantly clear where he stands on electric cars. It’s quite a contrast to our former President, Barack Obama, whose administration widely supported policy fostering more fuel-efficient vehicles, greener energy, and the path to more vehicles that plug in. This weekend marks the last one for. Politics Barack Obama plug-in cars youtube Politicians Green Life

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NEVS buys in-wheel motor developer Protean Electric

Green Car Congress

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), a subsidiary of Evergrande Health, has acquired Protean Electric, a leading developer of in-wheel motor technology. The acquisition is part of Evergrande’s strategy to become a major player in the global electric vehicle (EV) industry, and paves the way for NEVS to deploy Protean Electric’s in-wheel electric drive technology, ProteanDrive, into its future products.

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Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019: Tesla Model 3

Green Car Reports

And it was certainly not our intent to wait nearly another 16 months before considering it for our Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2019Just 16 months passed from when Tesla first showed its Model 3—and we got our first ride in a Model 3 prototype with its VP of engineering Doug Field—to when it made the first batch of deliveries.

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Tesla Model 3 Best Car To Buy, German diesels, hydrogen Chevy: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today's news is—almost—all about our Best Car To Buy for 2019. Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019 award, announced this morning, goes to the Tesla Model. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2019There's also a new hydrogen fuel cell concept from Chevrolet. And German authorities announced a new diesel settlement with carmakers there. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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Chevrolet Bolt EV: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2017

Green Car Reports

Videos Chevy plug-in cars Awards GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy Chevrolet BoltEach 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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Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019: Jaguar I-Pace

Green Car Reports

Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2019The Jaguar I-Pace is a front-runner—the first fully electric, longer-range vehicle from a long-established luxury brand. But it’s not a “Tesla-fighter” as the I-Pace has often been called. More accurately it exists not to conquest Tesla drivers but to keep electric-car-seeking Jaguar owners in the fold—to give them a.

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Which car would you pick as Best Car To Buy 2019? Take our Twitter poll

Green Car Reports

We've announced our final three contenders for Green Car Reports' Best Car to Buy 2019. Best Car To Buy Polls Best Car to Buy 2019They include the Hyundai Kona Electric, the Jaguar I-Pace, and the Tesla Model 3. The qualifications for our annual award require that a vehicle be all-new or substantially updated; and that it be widely available as of October 2018, or arrive by the end of the.

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Tips For Buying a Used Golf Cart

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Buying a used golf cart can be a very confusing undertaking. Here are some tips to help you avoid disappointment

Tesla news, VW pricing, electric Harley, and Best Car To Buy: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which cars made the list of finalists for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy for 2019? Harley-Davidson Best Car To Buy Volkswagen ID Best Car to Buy 2019Who will fill the role of Tesla's chairman to replace Elon Musk? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Nov. 9, 2018. Toyota teased an all-wheel-drive Prius—available for years in other.

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Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Toyota Prius Prime

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It defaults to electric-only operation, it has 25 miles of EPA-rated electric range, and in electric operation, it is by far the most energy-efficient vehicle you can buy this year in the U.S. 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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Which car would you pick as Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2019? Twitter poll results

Green Car Reports

Now that we've named the Tesla Model 3 as Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019, it's time to see what our readers picked. Best Car To Buy Polls Best Car to Buy 2019After we named our three finalists for the contest, The Model 3, the Hyundai Kona electric, and the Jaguar I-Pace, we included all three in our Twitter poll last week that asked: "Which car would you pick as Green Car Reports.

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Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan

Green Car Reports

Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyIn 2011, Green Car Reports launched an award for the new car, or family of cars, that represented the best green vehicle introduced for the model year. The Nissan Leaf won that year because it was the sole affordable battery-electric vehicle on the market. Over the next seven years, more than two dozen vehicles that plug in to the grid to recharge.

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

Green Car Reports

Chevy plug-in cars Awards Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyThe 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. It would have 200 or more miles of range, she said, for a price starting at $37,500 before.

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

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

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Volkswagen buys wireless car service from Volvo

Green Car Reports

In automotive electronics news that doesn't come from this week's CES, Volkswagen announced late last month that it is buying wireless automotive technology from Volvo. The technology is expected to enable VW's upcoming We car sharing program as well as to allow drivers to control some vehicle functions remotely, which could impact things such as

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Which green cars didn't make the cut for Best Car To Buy award?

Green Car Reports

We have a slim field of only three new green cars this year competing for the Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy award. GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyThey are the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the 2016 Tesla Model X, and the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. There's a much longer list of new vehicles that didn't make the cut this year; this is where we explain what they are, and why.

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Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 finalist: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Green Car Reports

GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyIf ever a green family vehicle had a rocky launch, it would be the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Only two months after deliveries of the eagerly awaited plug-in hybrid seven-seat minivan began in April, sales were halted for several when a potentially faulty diode was identified. In June, 1,368 Pacifica Hybrid minivans in the U.S. and a further 309 in.

Inflexion to buy Xtrac

Green Car Congress

Inflexion Private Equity said that funds managed by Inflexion have agreed on the buyout of Xtrac Ltd, a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance transmissions for the motorsport and automotive industry. Xtrac supplies most of the world’s top motorsport teams in both two and four-wheeled formulae across the globe, from MotoGP to Formula 1.

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Which car would you pick as Best Car To Buy 2018? Poll results

Green Car Reports

As we do every year at this time, our editors have gotten together, analyzed and discussed and argued, and come up with what we think is the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018. GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy Polls Chrysler Pacifica HybridWe covered our process in a series of articles, including one that lays out the qualifications and rules. To be eligible, a car must be fully or substantially new for.

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Why Ioniq and Leaf didn't win: notes on Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018

Green Car Reports

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, a plug-in version of the much-lauded new minivan, won our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award because it brings a partially zero-emission vehicle into an entirely new market segment. GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018: Nissan Leaf

Green Car Reports

plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyIf any electric car aside from the Tesla Model 3 can be called "long-awaited," it would be the redesigned 2018 Nissan Leaf. First thought to arrive as a 2016 model, it was widely assumed to be a 2017 to go head-to-head with the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV launched last December. In the event, the second-generation Leaf has arrived as a 2018 model.

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Chinese NEVS buys leading in-wheel electric motor manufacturer

Green Car Reports

National Electric Vehicles Sweden announced last week that it has bought Protean, a British manufacturer of in-wheel motors for electric cars. In announcing the tie-up with NEVS, Protean said the acquisition will speed the rollout of its technologies in next generation electric and self-driving cars, and "paves the way for NEVS to deploy Protean. wheel motor NEVS

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One of these 3 cars will be Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2017

Green Car Reports

Awards GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyThe past year has been one of anticipation among green-car advocates, who've spent many months waiting for certain vehicles to emerge into production. At the start of the year, it was the Tesla Model X luxury electric utility vehicle, built in very low numbers for several months at the end of 2015. These days, it's the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.

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Buying batteries

Open Source Civic EV Kit

With progress moving forward on the motor/transmission, I took the leap and bought twelve Lifeline GPL-31MT batteries. PowerStride battery had the lowest prices online plus free shipping. They were also gracious enough to give me a 3% discount for ordering 12 batteries. The final cost was $3200.20 and they should be here Friday or Monday. Here's the link to the product. Let's see if my estimations on the battery rack dimensions turn out to actually fit the batteries

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Past Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy winners: the recap

Green Car Reports

On Monday, Green Car Reports will name its 2017 Best Car To Buy. Chevy Volt Awards GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyIt will be the seventh time we've given the award, and it's worth looking back to see how far green cars have progressed in those seven years. We were lucky to start the award in 2011, the year two remarkable cars arrived on global markets: the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf. DON'T.

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Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018: Hyundai Ioniq

Green Car Reports

Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyHyundai is known in the auto industry as an aggressive and very capable competitor, and the world's largest makers watch it closely and take it very seriously. The company didn't introduce its first hybrid car in the U.S. until 2011 and, frankly, that year's hybrid Sonata sedan wasn't very good. Just six model years later, the company's hybrids.

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Should we buy a Toyota Prius Prime, Chevy Bolt EV, or Volt?

Green Car Reports

Buying Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Buying Advice Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure new carsIt's now time to shop for a new car for my wife, as her wonderful 2006 Toyota Prius has 144,000 miles and we're ready for something new. So I thought I might throw the question out to Green Car Reports readers. What car should replace our 2006 Prius hybrid? DON'T MISS: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime: gas mileage, electric range review Our needs and.

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Seven years of Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy winners

Green Car Reports

As we head into final deliberations for the Best Car To Buy 2018 award, it's worth looking back over our first seven years of winners. GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyThe list of seven different models or lineups gives a sense of just how far green cars have come—and how fast they've evolved since 2011. Our first award that year came on the heels of the December 2010.

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Buying an Engine Hoist

Open Source Civic EV Kit

What's the use of converting an EV if you don't get to buy some cool tools? With vacation coming up next week to remove the gasoline engine from the Civic, I needed to get an engine hoist.

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Which electric SUV would you buy? Twitter poll results

Green Car Reports

After Tesla introduced its more-affordable SUV, the Model Y, earlier this month, we revisited the question of which electric SUV on the market our readers would be most interested in buying. Our readers are nothing if not Tesla fans. It was one of the most popular polls we've posted in months, with over 2,700 responses, and the results were. Polls

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One of these 3 vehicles will be Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2018

Green Car Reports

GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy Chrysler Pacifica HybridFans of green cars have spent much of the past year eagerly waiting for a pair of electric cars to be revealed to the public and then to go on sale. By far the most attention and hype has been focused on the Tesla Model 3, the Silicon Valley carmaker's lower-priced and much higher-volume vehicle, with more than 200 miles of range for a starting.

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Tesla Autopilot navigation, wacky weather, and Best Car To Buy: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

We consider which electric car is the Best Car To Buy for 2019. ridesharing Tesla Autopilot Polls Best Car to Buy 2019Tesla's new Navigate on Autopilot gets its first test. A new study links summer's wacky weather to climate change. And we ask you to weigh in. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Consumer Reports gives Tesla's latest self-driving feature, called Navigate on Autopilot, its first.

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

Green Car Reports

Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyEvery 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.

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Which car would you pick as Best Car To Buy 2018? Take our Twitter poll

Green Car Reports

In early October, when we announced our three finalists for the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award, they represented a diverse set of approaches to making cars greener. GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy Polls Chrysler Pacifica HybridThey included a plug-in hybrid minivan (the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid), a range of powertrains—hybrid, battery-electric, and soon plug-in hybrid—in a single.

The Curious Case of Buying A New State Senator From The South Bay

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I’m guessing Bloomfield thinks he’s buying a Ben Allen who would NOT be Waxman-like on the issues.

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Which green cars didn't make the list for Best Car To Buy 2018?

Green Car Reports

After the usual intense discussions and debates, we announced our three finalists for the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award earlier this week. GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVThe Tesla Model 3 was not among them, because we have to drive a car in order to evaluate it as a finalist—and Tesla declined to provide us with a car to test. The company's more affordable.

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Amyris to buy Draths

Green Car Congress

ICIS Green Chemicals reports that, according to a filing with the SEC, renewable fuels and chemicals company Amyris is buying Michigan-based Draths Corporation for an undisclosed sum.

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How to buy or lease an electric car: advice from owner who's done it four times

Green Car Reports

Buying Plug-In Hybrids dealers plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Most shoppers seem to view visiting a franchised auto dealer to negotiate the purchase or lease of a new car with a distinct lack of enthusiasm. In fact, as electric-car driver Douglas Kerr notes, the process is often compared to having a cavity filled. Kerr has now leased or bought four separate electric cars, and he has some advice on reducing.

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Electric Car Drivers Love 'Em, But Don't Buy 'Em: Why Leasing Rules

Green Car Reports

It turns out that the majority of drivers currently lease their plug-in cars, rather than buy. Green Leasing car buying plug-in carsElectric-car drivers love their vehicles, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're interested in long-term commitments. Excluding Tesla (which does not release detailed sales information), leasing represents about 75 percent of the electric-car market.

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