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

Green Car Reports

Each year, Green Car Reports chooses a new car, or a family of cars, as the best green car introduced in that model year. In 2011, our very first award, we picked the first-ever modern electric car to be sold in high volumes.

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

Green Car Reports

Every 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. This year, the Green Car Reports Best. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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

Green Car Reports

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

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When Electric-Car Drivers Learn How Gas Cars Work: Video

Green Car Reports

One of the major tasks of electric-car advocates is getting people used to the idea of cars with plugs. But what if someone has driven only electric cars, and decided to see what an "old-fashioned" internal-combustion car was like? Green Humor Videos plug-in cars

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Electric cars will cost less to buy than regular cars by 2025: analysis

Green Car Reports

Range anxiety, the lack of electric vehicle charging infrastructure—or even awareness that it exists—and high purchase prices all play a part in the challenges faced by electric cars. Batteries sales Study New car sales plug-in carsStudies have shown that electric vehicles have a number of strikes against them in the minds on consumers who don't know much about them.

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Electric car battery warranties compared

Green Car Reports

It's one of the most frequently asked questions by anyone hearing about a modern electric car: do I have to replace the battery? lithium-ion battery pack Warranty plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Capacity Loss battery capacityWith 15 years of experience in mobile phones and more than that with laptop computers, most buyers know that lithium-ion batteries lose capacity over time. Replacing phone or laptop batteries, generally for less than.

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Video explains how electric cars work, battery and motor technology included

Green Car Reports

While many drivers generally understand the concept of an electric car, understanding generally stops there. It's a car, and you plug it in to get power to run it. Videos plug-in cars

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Ubitricity street lamp socket provides electric-car charging

Green Car Reports

A German company has brought forth its idea of how to provide convenient, cost-effective electric-car charging and now it has made its way to the United Kingdom. UK plug-in cars London Charging station charging infrastructure

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Electric cars cleaner than any gas-only car for 97 percent of U.S. drivers

Green Car Reports

Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions when running. Carbon Footprint emissions carbon dioxide electric utilities plug-in cars GRIDBut unless they're charged entirely on renewable energy—still statistically unlikely today—there are emissions associated with generating the electricity used to charge their batteries. For several years now, rigorous "wells-to-wheels" analyses of the carbon-dioxide emissions.

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California trend: hybrid sales sink, plug-in electric cars soar

Green Car Reports

California has always been a bellwether for automotive trends, and it leads every other state by far in the volumes of plug-in electric cars sold. It also led in national sales of hybrid cars for many years. In fact, for several years running, the Toyota Prius was the single most popular passenger car sold in the state—setting it well apart. sales California New car sales plug-in cars

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Car buyers have no idea electric-car charging stations even exist

Green Car Reports

Electric cars have promised to revolutionize transportation for years now. plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructureAs more manufacturers offer electrified vehicles and prices continue to drop for battery technology, the easy correlation would be to assume that consumer interest has spiked. Actually, it remains pretty darn low, according to extensive research from J.D. Power. DON'T MISS.

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Six new electric cars coming for 2018 and 2019

Green Car Reports

The next couple of years promise to be quite interesting for electric cars. The list includes two affordable 200-mile electric cars: the second-generation Nissan. Mercedes-Benz Future Cars Audi e-tron plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 Porsche Mission E BMW i5A minimum of six new models are expected in that time period, all promising ranges of 200 miles or more—which until a few months ago had been the exclusive province of Tesla Motors.

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Electric-car charging stations rated: what's best, what's cheapest, what to avoid?

Green Car Reports

There is a lot to consider when it comes to purchasing an electric-car charging station, as it can affect the ownership experience and the convenience of using the car. While some owners of plug-in hybrids may stick with the 120-volt charging cord that comes with the car, virtually all buyers of battery-electric models should install a charging. plug-in cars Charging station EVSE

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How Formula E electric-car series could make road cars better

Green Car Reports

The implication is that technology developed for racing, and tested under the harsh conditions of competition, can eventually be applied to production cars. Videos plug-in cars Formula E Championship

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Better electric motors can boost electric-car efficiency

Green Car Reports

One of the greatest challenges faced by modern electric cars is the vehicle's range, which is largely proportional to the energy capacity of the battery. Range anxiety often keeps buyers out of electric cars and in their fossil-fuel powered counterparts. Efficiency Motor plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Most of the attention given to solving the range dilemma has focused on the battery, but one.

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Chargeway: the best electric-car idea you've never heard of

Green Car Reports

Pretty much everyone knows how to put fuel into a conventional car. Electric-car charging isn't quite that simple. DON'T MISS: Car buyers. plug-in cars charging Charging station SAE J-1772 ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure education Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS You pull up to the pump, open the vehicle's fuel door, put in a credit card, select diesel or one of three grades of gasoline, lift the hose, and pump. (In

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VW says it needs '40 gigafactories' for electric-car batteries by 2025

Green Car Reports

Manufacturing Batteries Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) gigafactory battery capacityVW Group remains one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with Toyota and General Motors, but the German automaker foresees challenges ahead. Specifically, VVolkswagen believes the industry will face a shortage of lithium-ion batteries if new investment is not made soon for additional cell fabrication factories, often referred to using.

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Fast-charging a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to go on sale in the U.S. That alone makes it a landmark vehicle, and has led to significant interest in the first electric car that provides comparable range to that of Tesla cars over the last nine years. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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The US Senate once had its own electric cars: two Studebakers that ran underground

Green Car Reports

One advantage of electric cars is that unlike gasoline or steam cars, they have no emissions. Capitol acquired two custom-built electric cars, nicknamed "Tommy" and "Peggy." car brand that finally folded up shop in 1965. senate History plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV More than a century ago, that was why the U.S. They were built by Studebaker, an early and hallowed U.S. DON'T MISS: Electric.

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Electric Car Price Guide: Every 2015-2016 Plug-In Car, With Specs: UPDATED

Green Car Reports

It's a hot topic whenever anyone mentions electric cars: pricing. Many electric cars are more expensive than their regular counterparts, though naturally they cost less to run too. But what do today's electric and plug-in cars actually cost? We've gathered together each plug-in car on sale today in one place. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars new cars

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How much have electric-car battery costs fallen? This much!

Green Car Reports

High costs of lithium-ion battery cells have been one of the main hindrances to large-scale electric-car adoption, as they typically lead to higher purchase prices for electric cars than comparable internal-combustion models. But electric-car battery prices are falling fast, according to one recent study. Manufacturing Batteries Study plug-in cars

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Tesla Model Y timing, Lucid vs Ford, hydrogen fuel cell service, VW electric-car price: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we take a long look at what's needed to service a hydrogen-powered car, ask what will happen to electric-car startup Lucid, and have some Tesla news to boot. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsWith the Tesla Model 3 now in nominal production, at quite low volumes, we asked our followers when the Tesla Model Y electric crossover utility.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: video review of 238-mile electric car

Green Car Reports

From the outside, this car looks like a tall hatchback, not all that remarkable, maybe a bit bigger than some of the smallest cars around. In fact, it's Chevrolet's first-ever electric car: the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. Videos Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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California to test electric-car 'point of purchase' rebate for electric cars

Green Car Reports

It's clear that incentives to buy specific cars work best when they can be applied directly at the time of sale. That's why purchase rebates are widely preferred by electric-car advocates to tax credits, which may take up to 15 months to be usable, depending on the timing of the purchase and tax filing. While the federal electric-car incentive is. rebates California incentives California Air Resources Board CARB plug-in cars

Plug-in electric car sales to double in 2018: predictions

Green Car Reports

Despite a slower-than-expected start, plug-in electric cars are gaining momentum on the North American market. Not only are sales rising, so is consumer interest: according to a survey by AAA, shoppers’ interest in electric and plug-in hybrid cars is now neck to neck with that of pickup trucks. sales New car sales plug-in cars AAA Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Mercedes-Benz electric cars to arrive sooner as urgency increases

Green Car Reports

The battery-powered cars are now scheduled to debut by 2022 instead of by 2025, company officials have confirmed. Future Cars Daimler plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is speeding up its shift towards electrification. The auto-maker remains on track to bolster its portfolio with 10 electric vehicles, but they’ll arrive three full years sooner than expected.

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Big energy hugely underestimates electric cars, renewable power

Green Car Reports

Mass adoption of electric cars and renewable energy could significantly decrease global consumption of fossil fuels. oil plug-in cars renewable energy energy fossil fuelsBut does the established energy industry view these new developments as a threat? In a recent report, ExxonMobil said coal could continue to provide the majority of the world's electricity-generation capacity in 2040, and that.

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2018 Nissan Leaf spy shots: our question on electric car update

Green Car Reports

It's the long-missing member of the trio, the last of three affordable electric cars with 200-plus miles of range expected to go into production this year. All we knew was that the second generation of the world's highest-volume electric car would have more mainstream styling.

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Tesla Model X electric car vs Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car: CA road trip

Green Car Reports

The ability to travel long distances has long been a distinguishing feature of Tesla's luxury electric cars, whose Supercharger fast-charging network now offers access to essentially every part of the 48 continental states. hydrogen plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Zero Emission Vehicle charging infrastructure

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If autonomous electric cars are coming, why not ships too?

Green Car Reports

Vehicle engineering and development focuses heavily on passenger cars and light trucks, but what about other forms of transportation? Norway Autonomous cars cargo ships BoatsIn an effort to cut congestion on its roads, the country of Norway is experimenting with the idea of autonomous, electric ships to replace large semi trucks, reports Gas2. Not only do semi trucks clog roadways, but.

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For car-sharing to grow, 6 assumptions are key: Daimler

Green Car Reports

Since its launch eight years ago, Daimler's Car2Go car-sharing service has expanded to multiple cities across Europe, the U.S., Daimler—parent company of Mercedes-Benz, Smart, and a handful of other brands—was one of the first automakers to get involved in car sharing, but several other manufacturers are showing interest as. Daimler Car Sharing Autonomous cars car2go plug-in cars self-driving cars

The Solar Powered Electric Car From Back In 1960 (Video)

Green Car Reports

Some electric cars use roof-mounted solar panels to provide supplementary electric power. In fact, a solar roof seems to have become an obligatory accessory on electric and plug-in hybrid concept cars. But the idea of a solar-powered electric car is far from new.

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More than half of car buyers know little about electric cars, if anything

Green Car Reports

In the six years since modern electric cars went on sale in large numbers, educating the public has been one of the greatest challenges for advocates of plug-in cars. Electric cars have become more common over the past few years, but more than half of car buyers still know very little about. car buying surveys Study plug-in cars

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11 things you need to know about Formula E electric-car racing

Green Car Reports

We've just spent a packed, very hot weekend at the New York City ePrix, the first time the FIA Formula E electric-car racing series has come to the country's media capital. It was our first Formula E race, and like many who follow electric cars, we learned a lot. New York plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Formula E Championship

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car wins North American Car of the Year award

Green Car Reports

Media days at the Detroit Auto Show always open with the announcement of the year's North American Car and Truck of the Year awards, and this year is no exception. But green-car enthusiasts had a special reason to follow this year's awards, now broken into three categories: car, truck, and utility vehicle. North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards NACTOY

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Bolt EV electric car sales after 6 months: how do they compare?

Green Car Reports

sales Chevy New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Last month, 1,642 Chevrolet Bolt EV 238-mile battery-electric hatchbacks found buyers, enough to take the Bolt's six-month aggregate to 7,592 deliveries all told. It was the latest and highest in a string of rising monthly delivery totals for the 238-mile battery electric hatchback, and it marked half a year (plus a couple of weeks) that the Bolt.

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Future Volvo electric car to be built in China

Green Car Reports

China Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Shanghai Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Finally joining the bandwagon, Swedish manufacturer Volvo has confirmed that it will introduce its first all-electric vehicle to the market in 2019. The announcement was made last week at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. That proved to be an appropriate stage, as the Chinese-owned maker plans on having the model produced in China. DON’T MISS.

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Four of 10 drivers globally would consider an electric car

Green Car Reports

It’s been merely six years since the first modern electric car hit the streets, and the segment looks ready to take off. Over 43,000 people residing in 52 countries all around the globe were asked whether they are considering buying an electric car in the next five years. surveys plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Electric-car market share in 2020: estimates vary widely

Green Car Reports

Of the new cars sold globally in 2020, what percentage will be electric? Estimates of electric-car market share approximately three years from now vary widely, as do those for periods further beyond that. DON'T MISS: Electric Cars To Be 35 Percent Of Global Sales. sales New car sales plug-in carsIt's a simple question, but at the moment there doesn't appear to be a clear answer.

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Electric cars lead to carmaker job cuts: new flashpoint?

Green Car Reports

It takes people to make cars: to lift and install parts, check quality, test-drive them after assembly, and so forth. But electric cars pose a new threat: they will require even. unions Daimler battery pack assembly jobs VW Group plug-in cars LG Chem assembly plantsAutomation has eliminated many of the jobs performed by humans a century ago on the Ford Model T line, and made the rest much less physically punishing for line workers.

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