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.

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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.

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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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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. The 2017 Geneva Motor Show marks the next stop on the annual auto-show circuit. DON'T MISS: 2018 Lexus LS 500h hybrid luxury sedan to. Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids Geneva Auto Show

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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.

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2015 Volkswagen Golf: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2015

Green Car Reports

Our Best Car To Buy award can go one of several ways here on Green Car Reports. Sometimes it goes to a moonshot car, like the first Nissan Leaf (in 2011) or the Tesla Model S (in 2013). DON''T MISS: Green Car Reports'' 2015 Best Car To

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Green cars at the Paris Motor Show: preview

Green Car Reports

Press days for the 2016 Paris Motor Show begin at the end of this month, and we already know several notable green production and concept cars will make their debuts in the French capital. That includes no fewer than 24 electric cars, according to the. Paris Auto Show plug-in cars Paris Motor ShowFall is approaching, which means it's time for the auto-show season to get underway once again.

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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. Green Auto Show Plug-In HybridsIt's September, which means a new auto-show season is getting underway once again. Frankfurt is the home event for the German manufacturers, and they're expected to be out in force.

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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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The 12 most influential green cars in history

Green Car Reports

The world's major car markets have mostly now legislated increasing levels of fuel economy and reduced tailpipe emissions not only of gases directly toxic to humans but also of carbon dioxide, a key. emissions History plug-in cars Ford Model TThe automobile has been with us since 1885, but only over the last 50 years have governments started to face up to its ill effects on the environment.

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This is the best week of the year to buy a green car

Green Car Reports

If you're thinking about buying a green car—or any car, for that matter—now is a good time. The week between the day after Christmas and the beginning of the new year is the busiest one for car sales, and a great time to find a deal. sales car buying New car sales deals Incentives and RebatesAs automakers and dealers push to meet year-end sales quotas, they will often boost incentives to get.

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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2016 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Green Car Concepts, Production Cars

Green Car Reports

isn't going to see a shred of snow over the Christmas holidays, and Detroit in early January isn't looking too green either. Thus far, we know of just a handful of concept cars and new production models that could be described as green to be revealed or displayed at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. The Northeastern U.S.

2016 New York Auto Show: green-car preview

Green Car Reports

So far, New York is relatively light on green. New York Auto Show plug-in carsOne week from tomorrow, the 2016 New York Auto Show will open its doors to reporters from around the world for two media-preview days. We know already that there will be a new version of the Toyota Prius unveiled there, but a few other concepts and production models will make their debuts as well.

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

Green Car Reports

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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Green car preview at Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Media days for the 2017 Detroit Auto Show begin amidst significant uncertainty about green cars and their future in the U.S. Detroit Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsIt remains unclear how the incoming Trump Administration will treat current fuel-economy and emissions standards. Continued low gas prices are driving a boom in SUV and crossover sales, something reflected in the number new.

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Five Big Myths About Green Cars And Gas Mileage, Debunked

Green Car Reports

Every now and then we get a reader question that reminds us how many myths about green cars are out there. In the interests of helping you actually save money by using less gasoline, here are five of our favorites--with explanations as to why they''re myths. (1) 1) Boosting gas mileage from 33 to 50 mpg saves more gasoline than replacing a 10-mpg

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Flurry of green-car rules as Obama administration departs

Green Car Reports

When it comes to regulations governing the auto industry, the Obama administration does not plan to go gentle into that good night. The outgoing administration has pushed through a number of new regulations, some related to fuel efficiency, before President-elect Donald Trump takes office next month. The move is likely a hedge against the incoming. emissions EPA Barack Obama White House climate change Fuel Economy regulation

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Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2016 Audi A3 e-Tron

Green Car Reports

spec 2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Sportback, enough so that it's the first of five nominees for our Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy award. GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyWe were impressed by our first drive of the U.S.-spec The compact hatchback is powered by a 150-horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine combined with a 76-kilowatt (102-hp) liquid-cooled electric motor.

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Will California lead the green-car resistance?

Green Car Reports

When it comes to green cars, California leads the nation—and has done so for decades. California residents buy more hybrids and electric cars than those of any other state, and it is also the only state with fueling infrastructure to support the sale of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. emissions California plug-in cars transportation policy federal government Donald Trump

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Buyers in Trump-voting states reject green cars, which surge in Western states

Green Car Reports

That said, sometimes a new political angle can make a dry story on car-buyer data more interesting than expected. DON'T MISS: Sales of 'green' cars remain low; is. Politics Fuel Economy plug-in cars Donald TrumpIf you're a journalist, it's almost impossible to ignore political news these days. So if readers can resolutely avoid national and local coverage of politics, consider yourselves lucky.

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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

Shortlist announced for 2015 Green Car of the Year

Green Cars News

It is that time of the year again, when the US-based Green Car Journal names its shortlist for the annual Green Car of the Year award. Green cars

Why Green Car Reports Writes About Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars

Green Car Reports

It would seem pretty obvious that a site called Green Car Reports would cover zero-emission vehicles that will soon go on sale from major global automakers. But cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells turn out to be as controversial as plug-in electric cars, albeit for different reasons--and among different constituencies.

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Liverpool FC star and his green car

Green Cars News

Latest News Green cars Vauxhall When you''re a footballer at one of the world''s most famous clubs and with 49 England caps to your name, it''s fair to say you''re earning quite a lot of money: and that the Ferraris, Porsches and Lamborghinis of this world are comfortably within reach.

Green cars turning motorists away from petrol

Green Cars News

Japanese drivers are using less and less petroleum… thanks to the popularity of green cars: and that’s driving fuel prices down. Green cars Latest news green cars Japan Nissan LEAF petrol demand petrol pricesAccording to reports in business daily The Nikkei, the average price for regular petrol in Japan is now Y139.8 per litre: that’s a drop for the thirteenth straight week and a 16month low for [.].

2013 Tokyo Motor Show: Green Car Preview

Green Car Reports

Weird and wonderful some may seem but many feature the kind of technology we''ll soon be seeing in our road cars. The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show is almost upon us. And while the Los Angeles Auto Show might hold more relevance for the U.S. market, Tokyo''s offerings can never be discounted entirely. And of course, Japan is virtually the home of the

Tesla Model S wins 2013 World Green Car award

Green Cars News

Tesla’s highly-anticipated second model has been named 2013 ‘World Green Car’ at the New York International Auto Show (NAIAS). Green credentials Tesla Motors Tesla Model S World Green Car Awards

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Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2016 Award: Nominees Coming Next Week

Green Car Reports

And that means it's time once more for our annual Best Car To Buy award. Somewhat to our surprise, this is now the sixth time we've chosen the one car or lineup--newly introduced for the coming model year--that represents the best new green car to enter the market. Awards GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyWe find ourselves, once more, in December, the last month of another year.

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Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2014: The Nominees

Green Car Reports

We''re heading into the last two months of the year, which means it''s time for our annual Best Car To Buy award. This is our award that picks one vehicle--or a line of vehicles--that we consider to be the greenest new vehicle(s) launched for the new model year. That means they have to be all-new or substantially updated from 2013 models.) How do

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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. How far we've come. But that's far from the only reason it won. The Tesla

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Boys in blue are now the boys in green cars

Green Cars News

The boys in blue are going green: at least in terms of the cars they drive. Police Service Northern Ireland has taken hold of a Vauxhall Ampera at the eDRIVE electric vehicle event and will now use the car as part of a trial of extended range electric vehicle technology.

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

Green Car Reports

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 BuyThe 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.

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China to crack down on green-car subsidy cheating: report

Green Car Reports

Over the past few years, both national and state Chinese governments have heavily subsidized electric cars in an aggressive attempt to promote mass adoption. Electric cars are seen as an important way to combat the country's notorious air pollution, and develop the domestic auto industry. China energy policy incentives plug-in cars transportation policy New Energy Vehicle

Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2016 Toyota Prius

Green Car Reports

It's the world's best-known and best-selling hybrid car, and it's the halo vehicle for one of the world's three largest automakers. This year, there's an all-new 2016 Prius, and it's quite a different car from its predecessors across three generations. DON'T MISS: Green Car. Awards GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyThe Toyota Prius hybrid occupies a special niche in automotive history.

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British Columbia introduces green car rebates

Green Cars News

Residents of the Canadian province of British Columbia have a massive incentive to make their next vehicle purchase a green one. Green cars Latest news British Columbia Canada Environment Minister Terry Lake green car incentives green car rebates

World Green Car 2014 shortlist announced

Green Cars News

The shortlist for the 2014 World Green Car award has been announced, ahead of the reveal of the final winner at the New York International Auto Show (NAIAS) on April 17, 2014. Green credentials

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Why We Moderate Comments On Green Car Reports

Green Car Reports

This site now gets a few hundred comments a day on our accumulated total of more than 10,000 articles. The vast majority of them are thoughtful, from experienced owners and advocates who want to discuss a new item or vehicle test in more detail.

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Green Car Reports Year In Reverse: Our Five Biggest Stories

Green Car Reports

At the end of every year, we look back at our traffic to identify the most popular stories we''ve published. Some of them may be evergreen topics that draw consistent traffic--three of the five were first published in 2012--while others are news or reviews that really took off and captured readers'' imaginations. If we had a single word to describe

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Electric cars go to D.C., green-car deals, Tesla vs dealers (again), EPA court ruling: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, a rare Porsche plug-in hybrid surfaces, we've got the month's green-car deals, Tesla is battling car-dealer lobbyists (again!), and advocates take electric cars to Washington, D.C. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsTen years ago last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the EPA not only could but must regulate carbon-dioxide.