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

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

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

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

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

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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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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. plug-in cars Awards Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyBut 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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Electric cars cleaner than any gas-only car for 97 percent of U.S. drivers

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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

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

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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 battery warranties compared

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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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Six new electric cars coming for 2018 and 2019

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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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Fast-charging a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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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Tesla music, 2018 Leaf self-driving, renewable battle, Chargeway electric-car signs: Today's Car News

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Today, one of the better electric-car ideas we've seen in years, a Tesla question about music, a scientific controversy turned bitter, and a bit more information on the upcoming 2018 Nissan Leaf. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsWe've been on the road attending the EV Roadmap 10 conference in Portland, which just ended, explaining why our.

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

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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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Mercedes-Benz electric cars to arrive sooner as urgency increases

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

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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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Big energy hugely underestimates electric cars, renewable power

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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

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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

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

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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

Future Volvo electric car to be built in China

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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

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

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

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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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How much is a replacement Chevy Bolt EV electric-car battery?

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It's one of the most common questions among electric-car buyers: what happens if the battery fails? The answer is that all electric-car batteries are warranted against failure for either 8 years/100,000 miles or 10 years/150,000 miles, depending on which state you live in. The followup is often: OK, then, what does a battery cost once my car's out. Chevy battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Replacement

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Tesla to sell 200 electric cars to Dubai taxi service

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If you wanted to start a green taxi service—and had ample funds to do so—Tesla electric cars would seem to be a good choice. Tesla Motors taxi Dubai Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Tesla AutopilotThe Model S and Model X offer plenty of interior space and range, and their popularity would like raise the profile of any taxi service using them. So perhaps it's not surprising that the Dubai Taxi Corporation.

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

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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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Electric-car market share in 2020: estimates vary widely

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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?

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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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Kreisel brothers: Austria's secret electric-car weapon?

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Startups such as Faraday Future, Lucid Motors, and NextEV have all announced plans to build long-range electric cars aimed pretty much directly at the Silicon Valley automaker's electric cars. Europe Austria plug-in cars StartupsThere's no shortage of companies trying to replicate the success of Tesla Motors.

The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why

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It crops up in comments from electric-car advocates and clean-energy users fairly regularly. And it goes something like this: "Big Oil and Gas are on the verge of collapse, as clean energy and electric cars make them obsolete." DON'T MISS: Electric cars pose little threat to oil demand. Gasoline emissions oil plug-in cars fossil fuelsOccasionally the sentiment is followed by an approving emoji.

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German electric-car industry centers in 'Silicon Saxony'

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Silicon Valley seems to grab many of the tech headlines in the United States, especially when it comes to autonomous vehicles, cars that plug in, and the future of transportation. Electric-car maker Tesla has undeniably contributed to Silicon Valley's automotive chops, but other makers are working to ensure they aren't left behind as software. Mercedes-Benz Daimler Electric Car plug-in cars

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Polestar to develop electrified performance brand for Volvo Cars

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Volvo Cars announced that Polestar, its performance car arm, is to become a new separately-branded electrified global high performance car company, marking the latest stage in Volvo’s ongoing transformation. In order to drive the development of the brand, Volvo Cars also announced that Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo, will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer at Polestar.

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Your grandchildren won't fill their tanks—or even own cars: report

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The internal-combustion car was the dominant form of personal transportation in the U.S. But electric cars are gaining momentum, and they could lead to even more drastic changes in the car industry than just the abandonment of fossil fuels. Green Autonomous cars Car Sharing future plug-in cars ridesharing self-driving carsfor most of the 20th century, and that is still the case today.

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

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The first Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car won all sorts of awards in 2011, the year it was introduced. 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. That car, the Nissan Leaf, narrowly edged out the Chevy Volt to. Awards GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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