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Green Car Reports

Ten years ago this week, in February 2009, Green Car Reports published its first story—one packed with insight regarding the Chevrolet Volt, which was then still nearly two years away. Despite all that could have happened to the Volt in GM’s bankruptcy, it arrived on time and was everything we expected. But many things haven’t

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Transitions at Green Car Reports

Green Car Reports

Regular readers of Green Car Reports may have noticed that our writing staff has changed in the last few weeks. If you can get them to admit it, many reporters and writers consider editors’ notes to be self-indulgent. Sometimes they’re necessary, however—and this is one of those times. DON'T MISS: 7 things we learned in 9 years. High Gear Media

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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.

2020 132

Ford Mustang Mach-E: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021

Green Car Reports

The idea of applying the Mustang’s pony car heritage to Ford’s first widely available electric vehicle, the Mach-E, might seem like sacrilege to some, or the smartest product decision of the decade to others. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy Winner Best Car to Buy 2021

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Green Car Reports' top 10 greenest cars for 2019

Green Car Reports

Green Car Reports’ top 10 fuel-efficient vehicles all have one thing in common: plugs. Efficiency went further and farther for 2019 model-year vehicles in almost every sense of the two words. But where they go from there is anything but common among the vehicles. The most efficient vehicles on our list did more with their energy than the

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Ford Mustang Mach-E: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

Green Car Reports

The idea of applying the Mustang’s pony car heritage to Ford’s first widely available electric vehicle, the Mach-E, might seem like sacrilege to some, or the smartest product decision of the decade to others. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2021

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Green Car Reports’ Car of the Decade: Tesla Model S

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

Green Car Reports

It’s the quickest-accelerating vehicle in Toyota’s lineup, excluding its sports cars. Best Car To BuyThe Toyota RAV4 Prime is all sorts of things, all at once.

2020 136

One of these 5 vehicles will be Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2021

Green Car Reports

What’s the best green car among those new in 2020 for the 2021 model year? Best Car To BuyEach year we start with a shortlist, and the qualifications for that have evolved as electric vehicles have become not only feasible for the mass market, but cleaner.

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Audi E-Tron: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2020

Green Car Reports

The Audi E-Tron is Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2020. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy Winner Best Car to Buy 2020We can’t think of a single fully electric vehicle that fits so well into a carmaker’s lineup the way that the E-Tron does.

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Polestar 2: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist

Green Car Reports

Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2021Take a performance heritage, a focus on sustainability, Swedish engineering at the core, and an interface that’s all about “Hey Google,” and you’ll end up with a beeline to the Polestar 2.

2020 122

Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021: What didn't make the cut

Green Car Reports

On Tuesday we took stock of this year’s 5 Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy finalists, and several models were conspicuously missing from the list due to later-than-anticipated delivery starts. Best Car To Buy

2020 89

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.

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Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019: Tesla Model 3

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model 3 is Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2019. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy Winner Best Car to Buy 2019It’s the second time a Tesla product has won our annual award, which was captured by the Tesla Model S in 2013. Many have called the Model 3 Tesla’s “iPhone moment.” ” But that was the Model S—the shock to an auto industry that had dismissed its very premise.

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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.

2016 89

Tokyo Motor Show Green Cars: Concepts & Production Models

Green Car Reports

Auto-show season continues with the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, which featured a number of notable green-car debuts. Tokyo usually boasts a few significant world launches from the local carmakers, mixed with more esoteric models designed primarily with Japan in mind. Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles seemed to be prominent this year, with the introduction of. Tokyo Motor Show

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Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019: Hyundai Kona Electric

Green Car Reports

In our quest to find Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy, the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is shaping up to be the “no drama” candidate. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2019By now, we’ve had four distinct experiences with this small, fully electric crossover—or tall hatchback, depending on how you see it. That’s included plodding along on.

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One of these 3 vehicles will be Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2020

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2019 93

OECD paper presents and analyzes policies and programs to foster market growth of green cars

Green Car Congress

While alternative fuel vehicles can potentially provide an important contribution to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and threats to air quality and human health; enhancing the energy security of countries; and providing governments with new sources of economic growth and competitiveness, there are a number of specific barriers retarding the development of the market, according to a detailed policy paper newly published by the OECD as part of its “Green Growth” series.

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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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Introducing Green Car Congress Discussions: a forum area for the user community

Green Car Congress

Green Car Congress is launching a new forum section for the community of GCC readers to post and to discuss developments in energy, transportation, and sustainable mobility not covered on the main GCC site: research and ideas, questions, analysis, reactions to current events, and whatever else strikes your fancy. Thank you for reading and participating, Mike Millikin, Editor, Green Car Congress.

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Japan ends subsidy program for green car purchases

Green Car Congress

Japan has decided to end a government subsidy program to encourage purchases of environmentally friendly cars as funds dwindle. The subsidy was supposed to be eligible for vehicles registered as new cars between Dec. Nikkei. According to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the government only has ¥2.5 billion (US$32 million) left of the ¥274.7 billion (US$3.5 billion) allocated for the program.

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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. Videos Chevy plug-in cars Awards GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy Chevrolet Bolt

2016 131

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

2016 94

July 4th green car deals you can still find

Green Car Reports

June wasn't a great month for green-car sales, and automakers are offering some bargains to keep them moving out the door. Green Car Reports partner site CarsDirect has listed several great green car deals among its July Fourth deals that continue through this weekend. For shoppers looking for a hybrid or even a plug-in hybrid, this could be a. deals

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China iCET releases 2014 Green Car China report ranking mainstream cars by green and health impacts

Green Car Congress

Only hybrids performed very well on both the green rating and the smog index. China’s Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET) recently released its 2014 Green Car China Annual Report , an evaluation of mainstream vehicles on sale in China by their lifecycle impacts and their health impacts. Based on the lifecycle impact assessment, every vehicle obtains a green score (0-10). The higher the green score, the lower the environmental impact (i.e.,

2014 210

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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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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2020 hindsight: What did Leaf, Volt, and other best green cars of 2010 teach us?

Green Car Reports

The Leaf was our first pick for Best Car To Buy, in 2010 for the 2011 model year. And as we look ahead to our 11th Best Car To Buy pick, for the 2021 model year, we thought it would be worthwhile not to just sum up the previous winners but to revisit the.

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2016 Los Angeles Auto Show green-car preview

Green Car Reports

The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show gets underway this week, and a few notable green cars are expected to debut there. Los Angeles Auto Show new carsThe current popularity of crossover utility vehicles is evident in the numerous new or redesigned crossover models lined for the L.A. show. A smattering of other models will debut as well, but crossovers could very well represent the.

Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2019: Tesla Model 3

Green Car Reports

And it was certainly not our intent to wait nearly another 16 months before considering it for our Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy. Best Car To Buy Best Car to Buy 2019Just 16 months passed from when Tesla first showed its Model 3—and we got our first ride in a Model 3 prototype with its VP of engineering Doug Field—to when it made the first batch of deliveries.

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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

2019 86

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

2014 118

Karma Revero goes electric; GM ups renewables; cheap gas and few green-car deals: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Green-car deals are surprisingly hard to find this month. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsGM ups its renewable energy investment, however a poll last week pointed out that its allegiances might be the bigger image problem right now.

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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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Even Wackier! Most bizarre green cars ever proposed, Part II

Green Car Reports

Last week we listed seven of the most bizarre "green" cars (and some not-so-green) of the 20th century, most of which were rolled out in response to depression, war recovery, or out-of-control gas prices. This week, we'll look at seven more from the 21st century, which seems to have had a concentrated share of attempts at innovation in response to. youtube Elio Motors

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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

2014 102

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). Those are cars that radically redefined what green transportation could be, changing the auto industry forever. DON''T MISS: Green Car Reports'' 2015 Best Car To

2014 129

Green Cars Part 3- Hydrogen

DIY Electric Car

Hydrogen is the darling of the media, car manufacturers and oil companies. Just about every car manufacturer has done at least a fuel cell concept , if not a ‘ production ready model ’ or even consumer testing. Hydrogen can be filled up in more or less the same way as conventional cars meaning that consumers can continue in their established transport patterns. Tags: Editorials Green Cars Alternative Fuels Hydrogen

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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. But the program will now run until March 2018, with some modifications, according to The Guardian.

2015 87

Five Green Cars We Can't Wait To Drive

Green Car Reports

The green car scene has never had more variety than it does today. You could, if you wanted to, walk into a dealership today and buy regular gasoline and diesel cars, natural gas vehicles, hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric vehicles and soon, hydrogen cars. So this is our run-down of the five green

2014 104

Paris Motor Show Roundup: Electric, Hybrid, And Other Green Cars

Green Car Reports

The 2014 Paris Motor Show this week kicked off the annual global parade of new production cars and concepts, and several notable green cars made their debuts. Demonstrating the breadth of green-car Autumn is here, and so is auto-show season. They include both concept and production models with hybrid, plug-in electric, and diesel powertrains.

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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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