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 now 5 percent of California new-car sales: report

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California continues to lead the country in adoption rates for cars that plug in, both battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models. The state offers numerous local and statewide incentives, and many utility companies reward customers for choosing an electric car over a fossil-fuel powered vehicle. Combined, it's made for a very electric-car. sales zero emissions California New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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

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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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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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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.

Is this the country's first Chevrolet Bolt EV police car?

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Using electric cars as police vehicles has some distinct advantages. police Chevy Police car plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Maryland Drive Electric WeekAmong them are near-silent operation, maximum acceleration from 0 rpm, and a novelty factor that can lead to friendly, beneficial interactions between officers and citizens. Now, the small Maryland city of Hyattsville, a suburb of Washington, D.C., has a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.

Mercedes-Benz launches new private car-sharing scheme: Croove

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A new car-sharing platform from Mercedes-Benz will go online at the start of December. The peer-to-peer car-sharing platform is another example of a CASE strategy project that has advanced from idea to implementation. On average, a car is parked up for 23 hours a day.

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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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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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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

Volvo to electrify all cars from 2019: 'end of internal-combustion engine alone'

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Geely Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) 48-Volt mild hybridVolvo has announced a major leap forward in an effort to embrace an electrified portfolio of vehicles.

Streetlights that charge electric cars arrive in California city

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As the market for electric vehicles continues to grow, electric-car infrastructure will need to keep up with the growing population of them. To solve the problem, companies are looking at a variety of new and innovative ways to charge more cars without actually taking up more space. California plug-in cars charging Charging station charging infrastructure

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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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Tesla Model 3: do design features point to self-driving car-sharing service?

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The Tesla Model 3 continues to generate an inordinate amount of interest from electric-car advocates and the general public, as pretty much any Tesla model has in the past. But unlike the Model S in 2012, which broke new ground on multiple fronts, the lower-priced Model 3 appears to be less innovative based on what we've seen as the car goes into. Car Sharing Tesla Motors Autonomous cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

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.

Will electric cars take over as quickly as cars displaced horses from 1900 to 1925?

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Future Cars horse History plug-in carsSo here's a question for you: when was the last time you traveled by horse to. well, to anywhere other than the stable you started from? In 1900, horses were the de facto way for Americans to travel, whether riding them or in horse-drawn carts. By 1925, that had changed: 15 years of the Ford Model T, or "Tin Lizzie," had revolutionized road.

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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

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

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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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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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Volvo Cars and Autoliv team up with NVIDIA to develop advanced systems for self-driving cars

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Volvo Cars, automotive safety systems provider Autoliv, and NVIDIA are teaming up to develop advanced systems and software for self-driving cars. The three companies will work together with Zenuity, a newly-formed automotive software development joint venture equally owned by Volvo Cars and Autoliv ( earlier post ), to develop next generation self-driving car technologies. Volvo Cars is committed to having Level 4 autonomous cars for sale by 2021.

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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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Volkswagen's 5 electric cars start in 2019: what we know so far

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As Volkswagen works to look toward the future, following its damaging diesel deceit, electric cars and plug-in vehicles will be front and center in its product publicity. The German automaker has already hinted at its future electric cars with a handful of concepts, but its first high-volume electric cars won't arrive until 2019. China Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2022 Toyota electric car to use solid-state batteries for faster fast charging: report

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Toyota has long been the laggard on battery-electric cars, claiming they're only suitable for shorter trips and promoting hydrogen fuel cells as the best zero-emission vehicle technology. Pushed by China and its increasingly tough emission rules, the company reluctantly committed to building all-electric cars by 2020. Batteries Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) solid-state cell

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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Ubitricity street lamp socket provides electric-car charging

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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

Volvo Cars to establish new shared mobility business unit

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Volvo Cars will establish a new shared mobility business unit as part of a broad expansion of its car sharing and mobility services strategy. The new business unit will be based around Sunfleet , one of the world’s first car sharing companies that has been operated by Volvo since 1998. Private car ownership will not disappear, but as an automaker we need to embrace the fact that it will reduce and—more importantly—change.

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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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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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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

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.

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

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

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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

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

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

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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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.

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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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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