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.,

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Natural-Gas Vehicles: Honda, Chevy Are 'Neglected Stepchild' Among Green Cars

Green Car Reports

market share in light trucks and SUVs, hybrids are at least holding their own, and of course sales of plug-in electric cars are rising steadily. Wait.are we missing a green-car technology? Diesels seem likely to gain U.S. As an article in The Los Angeles Times points out, natural-gas powered passenger vehicles remain the "neglected stepchild

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Tesla Wins In NJ, 2025 Gas Mileage Rules, Green-Car Market Share Decline: Today's Car News

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Today, new legislation allows Tesla to sell electric cars directly to customers in New Jersey, high SUV sales may affect 2025 gas-mileage rules, and a new report claims green "alternative-power" vehicles dropped out of the top 10 new-vehicle categories in 2014. All this and more on Green Car Reports. You can now get Green Car Reports on your. Today in Car News

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Hybrid sales drop while SUV sales rise

Green Cars News

We may be at the dawn of a green car era but not all motorists are changing their buying habits with an environmental conscience. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Hyundai Latest news hybrid sales Hyundai Avante Hybrid Kia Forte Hybrid Korea Times South Korea SUV sales According to reports in the Korea Times, carmakers in South Korea sold just 591 hybrids in February, representing just 0.5 per cent of the market – that’s down from 0.6

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Ford electric SUV image, Volvo 360c concept, and electric cars steal hybrid sales: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Ford teases its forthcoming Mustang-inspired electric crossover SUV once expected to be called the Mach 1. Volvo introduces its idea for self-driving electric cars with the 360c concept. Electric cars steal sales from hybrid vehicles. And Ford requests an exception to electric-car noise rules. All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

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2016 Volvo XC90: Gas Mileage Review Of Luxury Seven-Seat SUV

Green Car Reports

For green-car fans, the all-new Volvo XC90 seven-seat luxury crossover is most notable for its upcoming plug-in hybrid model. But that version will be just a small part of its sales, of which a majority in North America will have the company's supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine. Fuel Economy Third-Row Seats Seven-seater SUV

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Feb Plug-in electric car sales, Tesla Supercharger expansion, Bentley electric SUV: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we have plug-in electric car sales tallies for February, plans for a major expansion of the Tesla Supercharger fast-charging network, and a report that Bentley is considering an all-electric SUV. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Bentley is considering an all-electric SUV that would be smaller than the current Bentayga. Today in Car News

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Toyota provides update on status of green car technology, future plans; 21 new hybrid models, new gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, EV and fuel cell stack

Green Car Congress

In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) outlined the progress of development of its green technologies as well as its vehicle deployment plans through 2015. Toyota again noted that hybrid technology, capable of both high levels of fuel efficiency and driving performance, can be easily combined with various types of fuel and also includes core technologies necessary for developing many types of “eco-cars”. The new EQ EV offers power consumption of 104 Wh/km.

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Mach-E and Tesla sales, EQS range, free-piston range extenders: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The Mustang Mach-E electric SUV is as much of a sales hit as Ford had hoped. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsMercedes-Benz ups its claims for EQS range. And free-piston range extenders could help make more trucks all-electric.

Plug-In SUVs, Audi Electric Turbos, Hybrid Sales Stagnant: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: We look at when the very popular SUV/crossover segment will get its first plug-in vehicles, Audi confirms it''ll use an electric turbocharger, and hybrid sales in the U.S. All this and more on Green Car Reports. appear to have peaked--already. Over the weekend, we looked at a handful of important stories from last week

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2019 Ford Fusion Energi, Nissan electric SUV, Feb plug-in sales, silicon battery anodes: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got a longer-range Ford Fusion plug-in hybrid, a breakthrough Nissan electric SUV, some whizzy new battery tech, and our final update on last month's U.S. plug-in electric car sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsThe 2019 Ford Fusion Energi, the company's sole plug-in hybrid model this year, gets a battery-capacity boost and.

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Electric-car sales, plug-in Mercedes fuel-cell SUV, VW diesel delay: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which huge global automaker promised to launch 30 all-electric cars over the next 10 years? And, what unique feature does the fuel-cell powertrain in a future Mercedes-Benz GLC crossover SUV include? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, June 17, 2016. Friday, we. The Week In Reverse

2016 76

Green 'Alternative Power' Vehicles No Longer A Top 10 Segment In 2014: Report

Green Car Reports

With gas prices at their lowest in years, there''s no shortage of analysis available regarding their potential effect on sales of fuel-efficient cars. Looking at sales for calendar year 2014, a new bit of research indicates that sales of green cars did decline somewhat--possibly as a result of not only low gas prices, but other factors as well. Sport-Utility sales Study Crossovers New car sales SUVs

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales, Big Hydrogen Fueling Station, Nissan Leaf SUV: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we have plug-in electric car sales results for July, plans to build the world's largest hydrogen fueling station in San Francisco, and a report that a Nissan Leaf crossover could join the existing five-door hatchback as part of an upcoming redesign. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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Sure, SUVs Are Back--But They're Not Your Father's SUVs

Green Car Reports

Bad news for green-car fans: SUVs are back, and sales are stronger than ever. Good news: They''re not the same old SUVs. The new SUVs and crossovers are significantly different from the ones that first rose to Don''t resign yourself to a hermetically-sealed, solar-powered bunker to avoid the pollution from all those sport utilities just yet.

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Kia plug-in hybrid, VW ID.4 sales plans, Mahindra and REE: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid SUV has been detailed for the European market, and it arrives there in early 2021. Today in Car NewsMahindra aims to develop commercial EVs with REE. Kia previews its upcoming Sorento Plug-In Hybrid.

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Tesla layoffs, Hyundai Ioniq updates, Mercedes-Audi SUVs: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Mercedes-Benz and Audi are working on smaller electric SUVs. And Colorado took the first step to require electric cars to come to the state. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Even amid sales of almost 150,000 vehicles in 2018, Tesla will lay off about The Hyundai Ioniq hybrid and plug-in hybrid Prius-fighters are already set for a refresh.

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Volvo XC40 SUV, Nissan Leaf rally car, VW's 80 electric cars, EV sales in 2018: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, a surprise Mongol Rally entrant, VW's growing electrification plans, the new 2019 Volvo XC40 small crossover utility vehicle, and your views on electric-car sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Among the 2018 Nissan Leaf, the Chevy Bolt EV, and the Tesla Model 3, which electric car will sell best globally over the next year? Today in Car News

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Green Automotive aims to bring electric SUV to market

Green Cars News

The Green Automotive Company has turned to Roush Industries to help bring its all electric SUV to market. Roush will provide structural and vehicle engineering support during the testing stage as the vehicle bids to meet US Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards ahead of retail sales being provisionally launched by the end of the year. [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news all electric SUV Green Automotive roush technologies

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Who is winning the green car race? The Green Piece

Green Cars News

The Green Piece Column: Tuesday 27 October. With the global recession making drivers think about their wallets and the environment ahead of power and good looks, a green car race has emerged with manufacturers keen to offer more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles than their rivals. So who is leading the green car race? The green car race – the leaders. The green car race – the chasing pack.

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Electric SUVs, Tesla Model 3 in Canada, and electric Mercedes-Benz vans: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

The year 2019 is shaping up to become the year of the electric SUV. Canadian sales figures for the Tesla Model 3 are in following its May debut. And a new bill aims to extend the federal electric-car tax credits. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Mercedes-Benz introduces electric delivery vans in Germany. We round up the sheer number of

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Mercedes EQC, Ford electric SUV, more Chevy Bolt EVs, make your voice heard: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which upcoming SUV looks like a sports car? What's happening to hybrid sales as electrics take off? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Sept. Friday, we noted the kickoff of National Drive Electric Week, the eighth year that electric car owners and enthusiasts have 7, 2018.

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Tesla in VA, Small SUV crash tests, Ambitious electric-car plans: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, Virginia car dealers continue their attack on Tesla Motors and its direct-sales practices, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) finds that small crossover SUVs may stint front passengers on safety, and several countries plan to end sales of internal-combustion cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

2016 60

Sales success for fuel efficient SUV

Green Cars News

The vehicle, produced by Honda UK, has seen sales rise by 48 per cent on its nearest competitor three years after it was launched. The most popular derivative of the vehicle is the 2.2litre i-CTDi which has made up around 75 per cent of the total CR-V sales this year. Its green credentials do not mean a sacrifice on performance however, as the vehicle still races from 0-62mph in 10.3 Tags: Green cars Honda Latest news CR-V sales Honda CR-V

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Electric SUVs in Tokyo, next Prius V hybrid, plug-in sales, VW vs Tesla, Model 3 parts: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which carmaker sold 10,000 cars with plugs in September? (No, This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, October 20, 2017. No, not Tesla, or Nissan, or GM.) How many stories this week did we have that explained crossover utility vehicles are the big thing these days?

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The Jaguar I-Pace isn't selling well in the U.S.

Green Car Reports

The Jaguar I-Pace made headlines at the New York International Auto Show by winning the World Car of the Year Award, as well as the organization's awards for Design of the Year and Green Car of the Year. The Jaguar all-electric crossover SUV has sold just 608 units in the U.S. Car Sales

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News in brief: Range Rover goes on a diet

Green Cars News

The new 2013 Range Rover (pictured), which will go on sale in September, is set to be the first SUV with an all-aluminium monocoque body structure: and as a result its weight has plummeted. Green cars Land Rover Latest news green cars land rover Paris Motor Show Range Rover SUVMy, oh my… somebody has lost weight: a whopping 926lbs in fact.

Cadillac Lyriq EV look, Tesla Bot, Chevy Bolt battery recall, electric camper: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

What electric car started its ramp-up toward U.S. Have sales of vehicles with tailpipes already peaked? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending August 21, 2021.

Prius plug-ins surge, 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, electric-car sales, is climate doomed? Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got Priuses with plugs, more electric-car sales, some grim thoughts on renewable energy and climate change, and the production debut of the stunning 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car NewsFirst, our apologies for being late with this update and light on stories today. Chalk it up to widespread power.

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New Kia Sorento to boast improved fuel economy

Green Cars News

Keep your eyes peeled for the new Kia Sorento (pictured) – due to go on sale later in the year, it will boast a host of changes focusing on improving its fuel economy and lowering its emissions. Green cars Kia Latest news green cars Kia Sorento SUVThe vehicle, which will be manufactured in Korea, will include a host of different diesel and petrol engines [.].

Honda puts new hybrid car on sale

Green Cars News

After achieving international success with hybrid cars such as the Civic, Accord and Insight, Honda has now introduced a new hybrid vehicle in its home market of Japan. The company has started to sell the VEZEL hybrid: which is meant to fuse the qualities of an elegant coupe with a dynamic SUV whil[.]. Latest News Green cars Hybrid cars Honda

Toyota Fuel-Cell Patents, Female Tesla Model X Buyers, Natural-Gas Car Sales: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Toyota expects licensing its fuel-cell patents for free to help jump-start a hydrogen-car industry, a new report expects women to be the key to the Tesla Model X electric SUV''s success, and an analysts expects natural-gas vehicle sales to remain relatively low. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today''s news is all about expectations.

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Tesla A Top Brand, Diesel Ram Mileage Ratings, Electric-Car Sales To Surge: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: An analyst believes global electric-car sales will grow by 67 percent this year, automakers unveil tiny SUVs at the 2014 India Auto Expo, and the Renault Fluence ZE electric car is no more. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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Hey, Media: Electric Cars Aren't Hybrids, The Difference Matters

Green Car Reports

It all started with an article by Edmunds that boiled down to "owners of green cars are trading them in for SUVs in record numbers." That is, plug-in electric cars are. sales plug-in cars Plug-in America That may be true--and it has since been widely covered and recirculated by many other sites--but the auto-data giant neglected a crucial point that it really ought to know.

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Gas has to cost $3 a gallon before it affects vehicle choice, study says

Green Car Reports

Continuing low gas prices are often blamed for the current popularity of crossover utilities and SUVs, along with any sales struggles green cars may experience. sales Study Fuel EconomyBut would a sudden increase in gas prices cause shoppers to flock to more fuel-efficient vehicles? If so, how high would gas prices have to get in order for consumers to start changing.

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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. Continued low gas prices are driving a boom in SUV and crossover sales, something reflected in the number new. Detroit Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsIt remains unclear how the incoming Trump Administration will treat current fuel-economy and emissions standards.

2016 Volvo XC90 Level 2 Charging, 2015 BMW i8 Sales, Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, read about 240-volt Level 2 charging for the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 "Twin Engine" plug-in hybrid SUV, the end of dealer markups for the 2015 BMW i8 coupe, and the potential true amount of global fossil fuel subsidies. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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More information on hybrid sales slump

Green Cars News

Yesterday we told you how hybrid sales continued their downward trend in the US. Today we have more information with a breakdown of those sales. Overall, reported sales of hybrids dropped 45.5 per cent year-on-year to 21,735 even though it incorporated a full month’s sales for new vehicles such as the Honda Insight, as well as the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan Hybrids. Together the two cars sold 2,299 units. Toyota Prius sales dropped 61.5

EcoBoost engine leads Ford F-150 sales

Green Cars News

The F-150 EcoBoost is the highest volume vehicle in Ford’s expanding line-up of cars, trucks and SUVs. Ford Green cars Latest news Ford EcoBoost Ford EcoBoost engine Ford F-150 Ford F-150 enginesNeed proof of the popularity of economical engines? The 365hp, 3.5litre twin-turbocharged V6 Ford F-150 is outselling ALL other six-cylinder trucks combined, according to Ford.

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Who is winning the green car race? Part II. The Green Piece

Green Cars News

In last week’s edition of The Green Piece Column, we looked at the leaders in the green car race including the likes of Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen and Nissan. Here we offer some insight into these newcomers and their potential impact on the future of green motoring. Founded in 2003, Silicon Valley based Tesla Motors is currently the only car manufacturer in the US or Europe manufacturing and selling highway capable electric vehicles in serial production.

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BMW X3 plug-in, 400,000 Leafs, Audi e-tron Sportback, Fiat EV: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

BMW and Audi are rounding out their lineups with new plug-in and electric SUVs. And the Nissan Leaf retains its global EV sales lead with 400,000 cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Customizable Fiat Centoventi concept could show a replacement for the 500e. BMW announced that it will sell a plug-in hybrid version of its bestselling X3

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Diesel compliance costs, vanishing family sedans, Nissan Note plug-in: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, Renault believes the cost of complying with emissions standards will lead to the disappearance of diesel cars from the mass market, SUV sales eat into sales of mid-size sedans, and an extended-range electric Nissan Note may go on sale in Japan soon. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

2016 63

High-mileage Nissan Leaf, RIP Buick Verano, Tesla Autopilot limits: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we have a 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car with 150,000 miles on its odometer, another victim of strong SUV sales in the form of the Buick Verano, and why Tesla's Autopilot system does not make cars fully autonomous. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car achieves an impressive milestone, covering 150,000 miles. Today in Car News

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