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With electric trucks and SUVs coming, is it time to reevaluate what a green car means?

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Over the past ten years, the green-car landscape has made progress in fits and starts. Since the 2011 Nissan Leaf that we named our original Best Car To Buy—rated at just 73 miles—electric cars have evolved rapidly.

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

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Pretty 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. plug-in cars Awards Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019: Jaguar I-Pace

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The 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. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2019

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

Green Car Reports

If any electric car aside from the Tesla Model 3 can be called "long-awaited," it would be the redesigned 2018 Nissan Leaf. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyFirst 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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One of these 3 vehicles will be Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2018

Green Car Reports

Fans 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. GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

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2013 Tesla Model S: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2013

Green Car Reports

Two years ago, our first-ever Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award went to the first modern battery-electric car sold in the U.S. This year, our third annual winner is the 2013 Tesla Model S, a car that takes the all-electric vehicle to a new and far more elevated level. The Tesla How far we've come.

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

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

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Electric cars: lease or buy? LAPD's BMWs, Tesla Autopilot crash, Exxon climate suits: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got the old and the new, from Ford Model T gas mileage to advanced electric cars that the LAPD isn't using. Also, why plug-in vehicle owners usually lease rather than buy, and another Tesla Model S crash with Autopilot involved. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsDespite a sensational headline, a recent article underscored why.

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Why haven't you bought a Tesla Model 3 yet? Take our Twitter poll

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We just named the Tesla Model 3 Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy for 2019 for its combination of innovation, functionality, and performance. Like other Teslas, the Model 3 is designed to be an electric car meant to ignite buyers' passion. It isn't just a car you buy to do good for the world by driving electrically; it's a car you buy because you. Best Car To Buy Polls Best Car to Buy 2019

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Tesla Buys Supplier, New Car Fuel Economy, Hybrid & Electric Car Sales: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

A new report finds that average fuel economy for new cars declined in April, while another finds that sales of hybrids and electric cars. We also look at Tesla's purchase of a Michigan automotive supplier. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla acquires a Michigan. Today in Car NewsUnfortunately, today's news involves some slightly disappointing numbers.

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Which electric car will history view as most important? Poll results

Green Car Reports

When we asked our Twitter followers which electric car they thought would be judged by history as most important thus far, it was a slam-dunk. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model S: Green Car Reports' 2013 Best Car To Buy That car. Tesla Motors plug-in cars PollsIt wasn't even close. Fully four out of five survey participants voted for the same vehicle out of the four choices we offered.

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Best Car To Buy 2018; Tesla Semi, Roadster; VW e-Golf driven; electric-car tax credit: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which vehicle did we name our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, November 17, 2017. What strong new competitor to the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid will go on sale December 1? Friday, we covered all the news from the unveiling. The Week In Reverse

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Five Vehicles That Make Green-Car Drivers See Red

Green Car Reports

Driving a Toyota Prius hybrid, a plug-in electric car from Chevy, Nissan, or Tesla, or even a small, fuel-efficient car isn''t lways about green sentiments. People buy those cars for many reasons: fondness for early-adopter gadgets, concerns over energy security, and total-cost-of-ownership money savings, as well as environmental concerns.

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Testing Hydrogen Vs Electric Cars, Infiniti QX30 Concept Teased, Audi Buys Fuel-Cell Patents: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today we look at a way to test battery-electric cars against hydrogen fuel-cell cars, a teaser for an Infiniti Geneva Motor Show concept, and Audi''s purchase of patents for fuel-cell technology from Ballard Power Systems. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The battle between Tesla Motors and franchised car dealers heats up again in Arizona

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BMW i3 REx wrangle, Volt buyer's story, green cars in Paris, Tesla charging charges: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Why did one man have to visit so many dealerships to buy a plug-in electric car? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, September 2, 2016. And when do our Twitter followers think hydrogen fuel will be available everywhere in the U.S.? Friday, a new Chevy Volt owner. The Week In Reverse

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Tesla Customer Satisfaction, Toyota Prius Owner Loyalty, CA Electric-Car Sales: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today''s news is all about buyer enthusiasm for green cars. The Tesla Model S tops the annual Consumer Reports customer satisfaction index, owner loyalty is expected to keep 2016 Toyota Prius sales strong in the face of low gas prices, and Californians now buy one plug-in electric car for every two hybrids. All this and more on Green Car Reports

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Electric-Car Sales, Impact Of Hybrids, Lexus Watches Tesla: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today we''ve got stories on how gas prices could affect electric-car sales, how hybrids could be better for cutting carbon emissions than hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, and how Tesla Motors is influencing Lexus. All this and more on Green Car Reports. See our response to a seemingly simple question: What''s the best electric car to buy for the average

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Used Electric Cars, Dealers Back Tesla, CA Climate-Change Bills: Today's Car News

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Today, find out whether it's worth buying a used electric car, why some car dealers may support Tesla's direct-sales model, and what California legislators want to do to combat climate change. All this and more on Green Car Reports. It turns out that not all car dealers hate Tesla's direct-sales model. Today in Car News

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VW 3.0-liter diesel cost, Tesla tops CR index, Electric-car job cuts: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, a new report estimates the cost of a Volkswagen 3.0-liter diesel settlement at $1 billion, Tesla tops Consumer Reports' customer satisfaction index, and we look at why electric cars may lead to job cuts. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Electric-car group buying programs have helped increase sales, and now they're spreading to new. Today in Car News

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Musk On VW Diesels, Best Car To Buy Nominees, Bad Electric-Car Dealer: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Green Car Reports

Which iconic Sixties vehicle may be reborn as all-electric family transport? And, why does Tesla CEO Elon Musk think VW shouldn't bother to fix its cheating diesels? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, December 18, 2015. Friday, we wrote about a letter sent to the. The Week In Reverse

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Self-driving Bolt EVs, why to buy EVs now, Tesla Roadster considered, LA auto show: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we wrap up our Los Angeles auto show coverage, offer buying advice, consider Tesla's latest surprise, and lay out plans for self-driving Chevy Bolt EVs. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Our Tesla-owning author David Noland weighed in with some thoughts on the new Tesla Roadster. If you've been planning to buy a plug-in electric car. Today in Car News

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Electric-car battery costs, Germans vs Tesla, more cheating probes: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

What kind of fuel would you expect to buy at a True Zero filling station? And, which four carmakers will introduce new or updated all-electric cars for 2017? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, April 29, 2016. Friday, we covered Tesla Motors' warranty costs, which are higher.

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Tesla's 100th Supercharger, 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, Luxury Electric Cars: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: Tesla Motors opens its 100th Supercharger fast-charging station, the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze sedan is unveiled at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, and a Cadillac executive says "tree huggers" don''t buy luxury cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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Tesla And GM, Noisy Electric Cars, Bullet Trucks, Carbon Culprits: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: the latest update on laws to make silent electric cars noisier, why the AirFlow BulletTruck might be the future of semis, and some thoughts on the notion that General Motors should buy electric-car maker Tesla. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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New Volt Tech, Tesla Sales Spat, Best Car To Buy Award: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Green Car Reports

What battle did electric-car maker Tesla Motors bring on itself? And, which of five new cars should win our Best Car To Buy 2015 award? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, October 31, 2014. Our Friday story covered what we call "forbidden fruit": a cool car sold

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Tesla Model Changes, Fuel-Cell Questions, Best Car To Buy: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Green Car Reports

Which of five nominees did we choose for our Best Car To Buy 2015 award? And what costs more per mile in a Tesla electric car: its electric ''fuel'' or the tires the car rides on? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, November 14, 2014.

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Diesel cheating deal, Model 3 modules, autonomous pod swarms, EV leasing vs buying: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got advice on buying or leasing an electric car, a possible diesel-cheating deal for Jeep and Ram, tax credits in the budget bill, and another Tesla statement after Musk said something that startled analysts. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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Tesla Model 3 for sale, Norway taxing electric cars, Paris axes gas and diesel: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, it's your chance to buy a Tesla Model 3 (for three times its list price), Nissan gets the A-OK to expand its Tennessee battery plant, and Paris is ready to kick internal combustion engines to the curb. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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October Plug-In Car Sales, Ford Focus Electric Recalled, Woz Buys Model S: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: Plug-in electric car sales numbers for October are coming in, the Ford Focus Electric is recalled, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak buys a Tesla Model S electric car. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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Tesla Autopilot crash, VW diesel buybacks, electric-car sharing update: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

And, what will happen to the 400,000 VW diesel cars it has committed to buy back from their owners? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, July 1, 2016. How will your grandchildren get around in wheeled vehicles? The answer may surprise you.) Guess.) Friday, two. The Week In Reverse

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Polestar 2 qualifies, DIY electric Mini Cooper on a budget, VW ID.4 launch approach: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

The Polestar 2 is a Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist. A YouTuber built an electric Mini Cooper. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The Polestar 2 is a finalist nominee for Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2021 award. The lifted electric car is probably the closet comparison to the Tesla. Today in Car News

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Tesla Model 3s in Europe, Cadillac plug-in exit, solid-state holdup: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Tesla Model 3s will get Combo charge ports in Europe. California electric-car drivers should look for new purple carpool stickers in January. Panasonic isn't buying solid-state battery hype. And Tesla's results show the effectiveness of carrots over sticks. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla has begun opening up orders for the Model 3

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Why haven't you bought a Tesla Model 3? Twitter poll results

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The Model 3 is supposed to be the Tesla that will change the world: The first long-range electric car that is also sexy and—relatively—affordable. It won Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019 award last week for its smooth performance, long range, and futuristic control screen. It's supposed to be the car that.

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50 million VWs, Faraday Future exodus Tesla Track Mode: Today's Car News

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VW announced plans to build almost as many electric cars as it did diesels. Tesla introduces Track Mode on Model 3 Performance cars. And we hear which electric car our Twitter followers would buy in our latest poll results. All this and more on Green Car Reports. self-driving cars Faraday FutureFaraday Future's last founding executive steps away.

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Why VW Cheated, EPA Testing Changes, Tesla Model S Extended Warranty: Today's Car News

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may be doing to prevent future cheating, and whether it's worth buying an extended warranty for a Tesla Model S electric car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsToday, we look at why Volkswagen cheated on diesel emissions tests, what the U.S.

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Tesla cutbacks, Norway EVs, Hyundai filters, Hawaii beaches: Today's Car News

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Electric cars have become "normal" in Norway. And CEO Elon Musk takes another razor blade to Tesla expenses. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Oil-rich Norway has become famous for how many of its citizens buy electric cars. Today in Car NewsHyundai aims to keep particulates out of the cabin. Hawaii fights climate change with a sea wall. We had a chance to.

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Tesla to offer electric Roadster for lease

Green Cars News

Not got the cash to buy a Tesla Roadster outright? The company is making both the electric Roadster and Roadster Sport available for lease with customers able to take immediate delivery of a new 2010 model with a three-year, 30,000mile contract and monthly payments as low as $1,658. Well maybe leasing could be the answer.

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Chevy Bolt EV Driven, VW Budd-e, 2016 Best Car To Buy: The Week In Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which eagerly-anticipated electric car did we finally get to drive this week? And, how many cars did Tesla Motors actually manage to deliver last year? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, January 8, 2016. First, a note: Regular readers will notice there's no longer a video. The Week In Reverse

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Tesla solar fires, Mercedes-Benz electric van, August deals: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Walmart sues Tesla over solar panel fires at its stores. Mercedes-Benz released a new electric van. A new survey shows the top reasons consumers avoid buying EVs. And we run down the best deals on plug-in, hybrid, and electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsA new survey by Autolist shows some familiar reasons why so many Americans.

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2015 BCTB, Street-Light Charging Stations, MI Anti-Tesla Law Bashed: Today's Car News

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We start the week with our 2015 Best Car To Buy, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf range. We''ve also got stories on street lights with integrated electric-car charging sockets developed by BMW, and criticism of Michigan''s anti-Tesla law from the CEO of dealer group AutoNation. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A delay for the Tesla Model X electric

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Woz's Tesla Model S, autonomous Chevy Bolt EV, 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak buys another Tesla Model S, General Motors makes the Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car its main autonomous-driving testbed, and the 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid debuts for the U.S. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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Green-car buying, Faraday Future trouble, consumers fear plug-in cars: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, see why this week is a good time to buy a green car, get the latest update on electric-car startup Faraday Future, and read one possible explanation for continued low sales of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. President-elect Donald Trump owned a Tesla electric car at one point, making it. Today in Car News

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Tesla Quarterly Sales, BMW i3 On Amazon, Mild-Hybrid Trucks: Today's Car News

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Today, we look at Tesla''s first-ever quarterly sales report, the prospect of buying a BMW i3 online through Amazon, and how mild-hybrid systems could increase the efficiency of heavy-duty trucks. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Would you buy an electric car online? Today in Car News

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