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

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

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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

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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

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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Seven years of Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy winners

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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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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

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

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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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This is the best week of the year to buy a green car

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If you're thinking about buying a green car—or any car, for that matter—now is a good time. sales car buying New car sales deals Incentives and RebatesThe week between the day after Christmas and the beginning of the new year is the busiest one for car sales, and a great time to find a deal. As automakers and dealers push to meet year-end sales quotas, they will often boost incentives to get.

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Nissan, Frost & Sullivan study finds 37% of Southeast Asian consumers open to buying EV

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Thirty-seven percent of Southeast Asian consumers planning to buy a car are open to purchasing an electric vehicle, according to a Nissan-commissioned study by Frost & Sullivan. Motivating factors for buying an electric vehicle.

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

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But it didn't win that year's Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award, because we deemed the world's first mass-priced high-volume battery-electric car more significant. Awards GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyThe first Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car won all sorts of awards in 2011, the year it was introduced.

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Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2016 Audi A3 e-Tron

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spec 2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Sportback, enough so that it's the first of five nominees for our Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy award. GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyWe were impressed by our first drive of the U.S.-spec The compact hatchback is powered by a 150-horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine combined with a 76-kilowatt (102-hp) liquid-cooled electric motor.

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Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy: The Also-Rans That Didn't Make It

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As promised, we'll be announcing our nominees for the Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy award this week. GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyBut first, it's time note all those candidates that didn't make the final cut. This year, we're explaining why each one isn't on the final nominees list. Remember, to qualify for consideration, a car must be all-new or substantially.

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Buying batteries

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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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Electric-car buyers want same things as all car buyers, research shows

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It should come as no surprise to readers of this site that people who buy electric cars are normal people. The 2017 study examined 2,123 Canadians who planned to buy a new vehicle in the next. Buying car buying Canada surveys plug-in cars fuel cellsA new study by Simon Frasier University in British Columbia adds to the body of evidence demonstrating that, though it comes to some unusual conclusions.

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Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2016 Honda Civic

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Awards GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyIt's important to understand how important a car the Honda Civic compact sedan is in the U.S. market. Between the Civic sedan and its coupe sibling, Honda sells more than 300,000 of them a year--or roughly 20 times this year's sales of the Chevy Volt. The Civic nameplate is more than 40 years old, and it's stood for smart, relatively.

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Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2016 Toyota Prius

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Awards GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyThe Toyota Prius hybrid occupies a special niche in automotive history. It's the world's best-known and best-selling hybrid car, and it's the halo vehicle for one of the world's three largest automakers. This year, there's an all-new 2016 Prius, and it's quite a different car from its predecessors across three generations. DON'T MISS: Green Car.

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Buying an Engine Hoist

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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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Consumer Reports: avoid buying used 2014 BMW i3 electric cars

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car buying Used Cars Consumer Reports plug-in carsThe BMW i3 electric car has been on sale in the U.S. since May 2014, meaning some of the earliest examples are now likely turning up on used-car lots. So does BMW's radical electric city car make a good used-car purchase? If you are planning on going that route, it might be best to avoid the earliest cars available, suggests Consumer Reports.

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Blink charging-station network hits up users to buy shares

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Tesla—to decide to buy shares in the company. It's somewhat less common for companies to reach out to their customers en masse and pitch all of them on buying shares in the company. It's not unheard of for the fans of well-loved brands—e.g. That's apparently what the Blink charging network has done, according to numerous posts in. IPO plug-in cars charging Initial Public Offering ECOtality Investment Charging Networks Car Charging Group

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When will buying gasoline cars seem weird? Take our Twitter poll

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Earth day is coming up—as it has every year since 1970—and we have a new question for readers this year: When will buying gasoline cars seem weird? Electric car advocates have been anticipating for years—decades, really—the day when plugging in will be more common than filling up. Now that the United States has a broad.

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Amyris to buy Draths

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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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Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid And Plug-In Hybrid

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GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyHyundai is widely viewed as one of the most aggressive car companies in the world. In global industry terms, it's relatively young, having designed and sold its first car only in 1975. But the South Korean company has ambitious plans, including many on the green-car front; it wants to have the industry's second-widest array of green cars.

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Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2016 Award: Nominees Coming Next Week

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And that means it's time once more for our annual Best Car To Buy award. Awards GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyWe find ourselves, once more, in December, the last month of another year. Somewhat to our surprise, this is now the sixth time we've chosen the one car or lineup--newly introduced for the coming model year--that represents the best new green car to enter the market. DON'T.

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

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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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Note to (a few) electric-car advocates: get off your high horses

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Buying sales car buying road trips plug-in cars Buying AdviceAny movement produces passionate advocates and angry detractors, even as the vast mass of people pay it little or no attention. When that movement involves most people's second most-expensive purchase, and plays a role in reducing manmade carbon emissions to alleviate the worst effects of climate change, things can get heated. And so it is among.

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Aral car buying trends study: German new car buyers looking to gasoline, hybrid vehicles

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Interest in gasoline engined and hybrid vehicles has jumped in Germany while interest in diesel is falling, according to the latest biennial study on automotive buying trends in that country by leading German fuel retailer Aral.

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What it took to buy an electric car in Texas: the good, the bad, and the ugly

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Buying Plug-In Hybrids dealers plug-in cars dealerships TexasYour mission, should you decide to accept it, is to locate and purchase or lease a Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid somewhere in the heart of Texas oil country. Hoping to make Tom Cruise proud, I accepted the mission. But first, a bit of perspective: in 2005 I had set out to purchase a Mercury Mariner Hybrid. I had done my homework, and knew exactly.

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