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

Green Car Reports

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 Best Car To Buy 2018: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan

Green Car Reports

In 2011, Green Car Reports launched an award for the new car, or family of cars, that represented the best green vehicle introduced for the model year. Over the next seven years, more than two dozen vehicles that plug in to the grid to recharge. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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Green Cars At Shanghai Motor Show: Plug-In Hybrids Aplenty

Green Car Reports

China''s status as the largest new-car market in the world means the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show is now as important for car shoppers outside the country as it is for those within. While there are still plenty of bizarre homegrown creations, the Shanghai show floor is also full of concept and production cars from global automakers. Plug-In Hybrids Shanghai Auto Show plug-in cars

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Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is gone after 2021, but Clarity Fuel Cell will linger into 2022

Green Car Reports

Honda has confirmed that the Honda Clarity lineup, which includes Clarity Fuel Cell and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, has reached the end of the road. Arriving in 2017, the Clarity. Plug-In Hybrids

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Toyota RAV4 Prime: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

Green Car Reports

It’s Toyota’s first plug-in SUV since the “powered by Tesla” RAV4 EV from earlier last decade. It’s the quickest-accelerating vehicle in Toyota’s lineup, excluding its sports cars. Best Car To Buy

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Volvo plug-in hybrids tested; Volvo and Porsche make big battery plans: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

We bring you a drive of the XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid and think about its connection to a future all-electric XC90. And Porsche is in the battery business. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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Brazil's Green-Car Incentive Surprise: Electrics, Plug-In Hybrids Omitted

Green Car Reports

Many countries have adopted green-car incentives as a way to combat air pollution and lower oil consumption, and they tend to focus on electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and hydrogen-fuel cell vehicles. These incentives help encourage the adoption of more-efficient cars, and act as a counterweight to negative factors like cost and the lack of

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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. The latest version improves on it in pretty much every dimension. 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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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. Six years later, we've picked the spiritual successor to that car, one that provides radically higher range at an.

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One of these 3 cars will be Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2019

Green Car Reports

Despite a long list of green-car debuts anticipated over the next couple of years, this year hasn't exactly brought a bevy of new electric models. As we wait for the market to blossom with new entries in coming years, we have three strong contenders for this year's top position—our Best Car To Buy 2019. To qualify for Green Car. Plug-In Hybrids Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2019

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Best deals on green cars for October 2018

Green Car Reports

One of the best ways to get people to buy green cars is the same way automakers get consumers to buy any car—by making deals. Looking at October sales, among plug in cars other than Teslas, the bestsellers were those that offer the best deals from month to month. Fuel Economy plug-in cars dealsThis month, many of the same models offer the best deals. The list is compiled.

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BMW drops diesels in favor of plug-in hybrids

Green Car Reports

BMW is the latest automaker to eliminate diesels from its lineup and focus on plug-in hybrids and electric cars. A BMW spokesman told Green Car Reports on Tuesday that it will drop diesels from its lineup for 2019. We're putting all our eggs in the PHEV basket," said BMW spokesman Alexander Schmuck. BMW currently sells five plug-in hybrid models. Plug-In Hybrids

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Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Toyota Prius Prime

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a far, far better plug-in hybrid than its predecessor. 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. And when it reverts to running as a standard hybrid car, it's rated at. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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Geneva Motor Show: Green Car Preview

Green Car Reports

The 2016 Geneva Motor Show is right around the corner, and a number of electric cars, hybrids, and other green models are set to debut there. As with any auto show, there will be a mix of concept cars and more down-to-earth production models. This being a European show, there will also be a few green-car debuts that fall under the category of. Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids Geneva Auto Show

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Biggest solar array, Escape Plug-In Hybrid rated, 1959 electric car review: Today?s Car News

Green Car Reports

One of the most eagerly anticipated plug-in hybrids gets a range number. And what does a car review from 1959 tell us about EVs today? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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U.K. Extends Green-Car Grants To Double Buyers By 2018

Green Car Reports

government will extend and expand an incentive program for green cars that had been set to end in the coming year. The plug-in car grant was introduced in 2011, and was originally scheduled to expire in early 2016. DON'T MISS: Electric Cars. Green Plug-In Hybrids UK incentives plug-in cars transportation policyThe U.K.

2015 84

BMW’s 300-mile EVs, Hyundai Tucson plug-in range and mpg, Foxconn in Wisconsin: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Hyundai released better numbers for its Tucson Plug-In Hybrid SUV. And what EV might Foxconn build in Wisconsin? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

Land Rover plug-in hybrid lineup expands with downsized engine, bigger battery

Green Car Reports

Land Rover is launching a new plug-in hybrid powertrain, based around a downsized 3-cylinder engine, that promises greater fuel economy and more electric range than the British automaker's current models. Plug-In Hybrids

California removes limit on carpool access for plug-in hybrids

Green Car Reports

Of California's many incentives for green cars, one of the most popular is solo access to the state's carpool lanes for drivers of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and certain other vehicles. But while California will distribute an unlimited number of "white stickers" for electric cars—as well as vehicles using hydrogen fuel cells and. carpool Plug-In Hybrids California incentives plug-in cars transportation policy

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Electric muscle cars, Jeep Grand Cherokee plug-in, Lightyear One range test, Rivian maneuvers: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Lightyear’s solar car is set up to outdo Tesla on efficiency. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. After yesterday’s announcements heralding electric muscle cars from Dodge. Today in Car News

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How often should Green Car Reports report plug-in sales numbers: Twitter poll results

Green Car Reports

Last week in our Twitter poll, we asked a different kind of question: how often Green Car Reports readers would like to follow the horse-race of plug-in car sales. Green Car Reports has been reporting the monthly data to see who's selling the most. A surprisingly large 73 percent of of our Twitter followers said you would follow every month. sales Polls

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2017 Geneva auto show: green car preview

Green Car Reports

With press days beginning March 7, we aren't expecting an overwhelming number of green cars at the Swiss show this year. A smattering of production and concept cars with some green elements will debut there, though. Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids Geneva Auto ShowThe 2017 Geneva Motor Show marks the next stop on the annual auto-show circuit.

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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

2016 115

What will be your next green-car purchase? Poll results

Green Car Reports

That's the only conclusion we can draw from the results of our most recent Twitter poll, this one on what respondents planned to buy for their next green car. plug-in cars PollsWell, that was decisive! Our readers are clearly, unquestionably, absolutely intending to switch from driving on fossil fuels to driving on grid electricity.

2016 80

F-150 Lightning Pro price, Jeep plug-in hybrid lease deal, EV mandate for Uber and Lyft: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup will start $10,000 higher in its 300-mile form. BMW is switching to some special sustainable tires for one of its plug-in hybrids. And the Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid is quite a deal right now to lease.

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

Green Car Reports

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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Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid confirmed for Europe, likely for US

Green Car Reports

The next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe crossover will be offered with hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains in Europe. Plug-In Hybrids

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Commentary: How the media may have punctured plug-in hybrids' balloon

Green Car Reports

Plug-in hybrids can offer most of the environmental benefits of long-range electric cars with less cost for giant batteries or range worries. As he concluded in his post wrapping up nine years of editing Green Car Reports. plug-in carsSo why don't they sell better? As our esteemed former editor John Voelcker regularly noted, consumers just don't get them.

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Green-car deals, plug-in Clarity drives, Toyota exits Tesla, electric-car shoppers: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got our monthly green-car deals rundown, first drives of the two electric Honda Clarity sedan models, a look back at Toyota investing in Tesla, and a problem for electric-car shoppers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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When will plug-in electric car sales exceed hybrid sales? Poll results

Green Car Reports

The questions of whether and when sales of plug-in electric cars will resume their climb after a static 2015 are much on the minds of green-car advocates these days. It's taken as an article of faith that cars with plugs will grow as a proportion of the global market, ultimately supplanting large parts of the current gasoline fleet in decades to. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Polls

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Best deals on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars for April 2019

Green Car Reports

Just because tax credits are winding down on some of the most popular plug-in cars doesn't mean there are no deals to be found. Green Car Reports' carbuying partners at CarsDirect.com scour automakers' rebates and incentives every month and have found some great lease and sales discounts on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars for April, starting as. plug-in cars deals Honda Clarity EV

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Tesla Model 3 owns the EV market, outsells all other plug-ins combined in the fourth quarter race

Green Car Reports

Last year, Tesla changed the game for plug-in and electric-car sales as it ramped up production of its relatively affordable Model 3 to almost 5,000 cars a week. Starting in October, Green Car. sales Plug-In HybridsAs we noted early this month, the Model 3 by itself outsold most whole luxury brands and some entire mainstream makes. Are you listening, Volkswagen?)

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Green Car Reports Now On Apple News

Green Car Reports

If you're reading Green Car Reports, you're likely carrying some of the latest tech to go along with your electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or diesel car, right? While you may already have the Green Car Report's iOS app, life is all about freedom of choice. So we have good news for Apple News users: Green Car Reports is now carried in Apple News.

2015 89

Mercedes plug-in hybrids, BMW 330e mpg, Porsche and Tesla: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Mercedes-Benz is ramping up its family of plug-in hybrids. And the range, gas mileage, and performance for the latest BMW 3-Series plug-in hybrid sport sedan could add up to narrow appeal for spec-smart shoppers. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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2013 Green Car Buyers Guide: Hybrids, Diesels, Plug-Ins

Green Car Reports

It's autumn, which means that new 2013 cars are now showing up in dealerships all across the country. With gas prices high and new fuel-economy standards in effect, automakers are rolling out new green cars of every type. Here's our selective list of the important new green models you'll be able to buy over the next year. Not surprisingly, the

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

Green Car Reports

Hyundai 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. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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Which Green Car Reports articles are most valuable? Poll results

Green Car Reports

We wanted to survey our audience, which we haven't done in any large-scale or systematic way. Politics Future Cars incentives plug-in cars transportation policy PollsWe've now been running a series of Twitter polls for several weeks, and last week we decided to use one poll for a different purpose. A Twitter poll isn't particularly scientific, but like reading the comments on articles, we thought it might give us a.

2016 81

Green Car Myths, Saleen's Tesla & Plug-In Golf: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: We''re debunking even more myths about green cars, car-builder Saleen has said its first performance electric car will be based on Tesla''s Model S, and VW has announced its plug-in hybrid Golf will carry the sporty GTE badge. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Saleen said it wants to build a tuned electric car.

2014 81

Nikola factory, Audi bi-directional charging, Mitsubishi plug-in hybrid update: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Nikola Motors starts building a factory in Arizona. Mitsubishi is upgrading its best-selling plug-in hybrid under the hood, before a redesigned version arrives. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

2020 94

7 things we learned in 9 years, and where green cars are headed

Green Car Reports

In February 2014, Green Car Reports had published about 9,800 news articles. China Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV More than four years ago, this site looked back at its first five years of coverage to assess what had changed—and what we'd learned. Now, we're repeating the exercise. The number is now up to more than 16,800. Much has changed since then, however. We've broken down.

2018 75

Green-Car Buyers More Likely To Pay Cash For New Vehicles: Report

Green Car Reports

Turns out that buyers of green cars--whether they''re hybrids or plug-in electric cars--are somewhat more likely to pay cash for their cars than are buyers of all vehicles on average. DON''T MISS: Who Buys Plug-In Electric Cars, And Why? sales Financing experian plug-in cars We''re not entirely sure what it has to do with Earth Day, to be honest, but here''s an odd little statistic.

2015 102

Mitsubishi plug-in hybrids, $7,999 EV in California, diesels fade in Europe: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Diesels diminish in Europe, in favor of electrification. Mitsubishi plans to go big with plug-in hybrids. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Mitsubishi plans to ramp up its plug-in hybrid offerings over the next decade—likely well beyond its.

2020 84

Green Cars At Frankfurt Auto Show: Production, Concept Cars Previewed

Green Car Reports

The annual parade of new concept and production models begins next week at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, and there are a few green models that will be worth a look. Frankfurt is the home event for the German manufacturers, and they're expected to be out in force. Green Auto Show Plug-In HybridsIt's September, which means a new auto-show season is getting underway once again.

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