Emissions collusion between VW and German agency runs deep: magazine

Green Car Reports

As the Volkswagen diesel scandal lumbers onwards, German media outlets have often broken the latest news and revelations from deep inside VW Group. While the German auto giant had hoped at first to have the issue largely wrapped up by now, the scandal first publicly revealed in September 2015 shows no signs of abating. The updates to. emissions Germany VW Group carbon dioxide regulation Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Volkswagen ViaVision magazine focuses on e-up! and electromobility

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Volkswagen has released the latest version of its ViaVision magazine, which this month focuses on electromobility and the forthcoming e-up! city car ( earlier post ).

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British magazine gets ride in all-electric Mercedes EQ Concept

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Mercedes-Benz has big plans for electric vehicles in the future, but its main nod to what those plans will bring thus far is the EQ Concept. Shown at the Paris Motor Show last year, the vehicle represents a conceptual version of the first of many electric vehicles to come from the Germany luxury marque. In fact, parent company Daimler has already. Future Cars Daimler plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Magazine Article and 914 EV Wiki

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I ran out to Barnes and Noble today and picked up the March issue of Sports Car Market magazine. My 914 was featured on page 38 along with John Benson's 914 DC conversion! I hope Electro Auto doesn't get even more swamped by the publicity. I'm glad these EVs are getting coverage so more people can see what's possible.

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Nissan Leaf Vs BMW i3 Vs Volkswagen e-Golf: German Magazine Compares

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German magazine Auto Bild has now The BMW i3''s styling has been divisive since its launch earlier this year but one thing that most agree on is its abilities--it''s among the best electric cars yet. When Volkswagen launches its e-Golf though, BMW will face tough competition--and worldwide, the Nissan Leaf is still a best-selling electric car.

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German magazine compares real-world electric-car ranges, efficiencies in cold weather

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It's 41 degrees F outside. Your electric car, rated for 100 miles, has been charging all night in the cold. Ahead of you lies a 80-mile drive. How confident are you that you'll make it to your destination? What if you want to set your climate control to a comfortable 70 degrees F? Germany's AutoBild wondered the same thing, so it gathered some of. winter driving Germany Efficiency plug-in cars range anxiety Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Winter Weather battery capacity

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Twizy wins Stuff Magazine’s transport prize

Green Cars News

It may be the subject of much ridicule but it was the Renault Twizy that had the last laugh as it whizzed away with Stuff Magazine’s award for Tech Transport of the Year last night. Everyone’s favourite fully-electric two-seated quadricycle was up against serious competition from Vauxhall’s Ampera and the Audi A3 with its tooled-up [.]. Renault award Twizy

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2011 Nissan Leaf Gets Manga Makeover For Monocle Magazine

All Cars Electric

We’ve said it before, but Nissan makes unmistakably Japanese-looking cars. From the eye-like large headlamps, smiling grille and bulbous nose of the Nissan Townpod concept to the soft curves of the 2011 Nissan Leaf, Nissan’s cars look as if they belong in the pages of a manga. Someone at Nissan must have been listening. The 2011 Nissan

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Battelle-R&D Magazine forecast predicts 5.2% growth in 2012 global R&D spending to $1.4+T, largely driven by Asian economies; US companies and tech providers to boost energy R&D spending by 23.1% to $6.7B

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The Battelle-R&D Magazine annual Global R&D Funding Forecast concludes that global research and development (R&D) spending will grow by about 5.2% The team from Battelle and R&D Magazine forecast that a 2.1% Global R&D spending 2011. Size of circle reflects the relative amount of annual R&D spending by the country noted. Source: 2012 Global R&D Funding Forecast. Click to enlarge.

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Nissan Leaf Included in Time Magazine's 50 Best Inventions of 2009

All Cars Electric

Nissan changed the game for automakers planning electric vehicles in August when it unveiled the Leaf. The all-electric C-segment vehicle travels at speeds up to 90 miles per hour and goes 100 miles on a full charge. Nissan says it will only take 30 minutes to charge the batteries to 80% of their capacity at a high-power charging station. The Leaf

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Just Business

Plugs and Cars

Harper's Magazine has a profile of an oil fixer, the sort of middleman without whom we don't get our daily dose. Tags: harpers magazine oil business ely calil It's not a pretty picture, but it's how the oil business works. The profiled fixer, Ely Calil, is a well-connected businessman. While he continues to be an operator in oil, he sees an new opportunity to make money on his connections to potentates and oil executives.

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Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

Creative Greenius

I just read the article in the June/July issue of Homepower magazine written by two firemen who have solar panels on their roofs. FROM HOMEPOWER MAGAZINE written by Fire engineer Matthew Paiss: Access, pathways, and smoke-ventilation space: Providing a 3-foot setback from the edges of the roofline. After a decade in the solar power installation business, Bradley Bartz is tired of being Mr. Nice Guy.

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Report: Boxy VW electric SUV coming in 2025

Green Car Reports

The magazine described it as an electric Land Rover The Volkswagen ID.4 crossover will lead the automaker's electric-car push in the United States, but VW may have a second, more rugged-looking electric utility vehicle about the same size also in the works.

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Nissan Leaf With No Range Anxiety

Electric Cars are for Girls

Do electric car drivers have different views on the Nissan Leaf and range anxiety than the automotive magazine folks? Turns out they do

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German publication pans VW ID.3 for build quality, infotainment

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electric car from a major car magazine is in, and it's not good. The first review of the Volkswagen ID.3 In a review of a pre-production model ahead of the hatchback's launch, Germany's Auto Motor und Sport said the ID.3

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Retractable car cover claimed to gain miles of EV range each day

Green Car Reports

One such idea was introduced in February by the French company Armor, and as reported in PV Magazine, makes the solar cells part of a. As solar cells gain affordability and flexibility, they’re no longer the exclusive domain of house rooftops. For electric cars, garages, and everything in, there's plenty of room for some creative ideas. youtube solar Green Life

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Report: 2024 BMW M5 electric car to rival Porsche Taycan Turbo S, Tesla Model S Plaid

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The BMW M5—one of the most recognizable sport-sedan nameplates, could become an electric car as part of an upcoming redesign, reports Car magazine. The M5 is a high-performance version of the BMW 5-Series, and the next generation of that model—codenamed G60—is due in 2023, according to the report. The electric M5 will reportedly

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Diesel car proves fuel efficiency in US road trip

Green Cars News

That’s the question Car Magazine posed for itself as they took on a challenge to prove the real world fuel efficiency of a readily-available-in-Europe, diesel model and [.]. Volkswagen America Car magazine diesel DRIVe golf bluemotionWhat happens when you take a right-hand drive, diesel Golf Bluemotion to the land where petrol is king and attempt to drive it across the width of country?

Consumer Reports won't recommend Tesla Model 3 (Updated)

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Consumer Reports, the consumer product testing magazine famed for its independence, got its deposit in early for a Tesla Model 3 so it could pass judgment before too many non-Tesla diehards could plunk down month's salary to buy one. Now the magazine has released its final test results for the Model 3, and they have found it wanting.

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Lower-price Porsche Taycan is coming, with rear-wheel drive—and possibly better range

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The entry-level model will have a smaller battery pack, and will be "more accessible price-wise," Porsche R&D boss said in a phone interview with Car magazine. A less-expensive, rear-wheel drive Porsche Taycan variant is on the way, slotting below the current all-wheel drive 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S models, according to a new report.

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Honda CR-Z hybrid scoops Top Gear green car award

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The Honda CR-Z has scooped the fiercely contested title of ‘Green Car of the Year’ at the Top Gear magazine’s annual awards. Latest news Honda Honda CR-Z Honda CR-Z Hybrid Hybrid cars Top Gear Top Gear magazineThe new trophy means the CR-Z has received four awards in as many weeks for the sporty hybrid. The judges at Top Gear were impressed with the CR-Z’s sporty looks, agile handling and [.].

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Report: Audi A9 EV due in 2024 could be a high-efficiency flagship

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The new model has the internal codename E6, but could take on the A9 E-Tron name for production, the magazine reported, citing anonymous sources The "highly efficient electric car" Audi said was being developed by its new Artemis team for 2024 won't be a compact vehicle as originally expected, but a large flagship sedan, Autocar reported Monday.

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Could hydrogen fuel cells be seen as an upgrade in the future?

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Bentley, for example, revealed in an interview with British car magazine Autocar last spring that it is considering fuel cells to give its large SUVs greater Hydrogen cars are struggling to gain a foothold in the expansion of cleaner and greener electric cars. However they may still have a role to play alongside today’s booming EV market.

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Lexus to reveal upcoming electric car at Tokyo auto show

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The car will be a small city electric car, based on an updated version of the company's 2015 LF-SA concept, according to a report in British car magazine Autocar. Lexus is reportedly working on a new electric model to unveil at the Tokyo motor show in October. Quoting Lexus chief Koji Sato, the report says the car will be a "tall, boxy

2019 83

Consumer Reports restores some points to Tesla electric cars for automatic braking

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Tesla had long been a darling of Consumer Reports magazine since the time the Model S electric car was first revealed, and it consistently scored well in the magazine's tests. However, when Tesla pulled its automatic emergency braking feature when it switched to all-new vehicle sensors and AutoPilot active-safety software—called Hardware. Consumer Reports plug-in cars active safety

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McLaren plug-in hybrid sports car could have 20-mile electric range, arrives late 2020

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A McLaren plug-in hybrid sports car with 20 miles of electric range could arrive later this year, according to Autocar magazine. The sports car, which is expected to sit on a lower rung of the McLaren lineup, will debut this summer, with first deliveries later in the year, according to the report. The powertrain will reportedly consist of a. Plug-In Hybrids

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Fun revival: Electric dune buggy could join VW I.D. line

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As if a Volkswagen revival of the classic Microbus—complete with a cargo-van version—weren't enough, the company revealed to British Autocar magazine that one of the next models in its upcoming electric I.D. What's old is new, and what's new is old. lineup may be a revival of the off-road Meyers Manx dune buggy. DON'T MISS: Will

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Electric Mini Rocketman to take to Chinese city streets

Green Car Reports

British auto magazine Autocar learned that the company plans to team up with Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors to build an electric city car smaller than the Cooper SE. In case the new electric Mini Cooper SE isn't small enough for some buyers, Mini plans to build an even smaller electric car in China, based on its 2011 Rocketman concept.

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Mazda plans new dedicated electric car

Green Car Reports

A new report in British Autocar magazine notes that the zoom-zoom automaker will introduce a new electric model in 2020 that won't be shared with other gas cars in Mazda's lineup. Mazda may not have shown an electric car at last week's LA auto show, but it is poised to join the electric-car revolution. Mazda has said that a range extended version

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Consumer Reports confirms 2016 Toyota Prius 52-mpg rating

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Nonetheless, the magazine says the 2016 Prius is the most fuel-efficient car it's ever tested. The latest Prius even beats the original Honda Insight hybrid, the magazine says, That. Consumer Reports has confirmed the 52-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating of the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid, although its ratings in city and highway testing differed. Fuel Economy Consumer Reports EPA Ratings

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Electric cars ‘unlikely to ever offer viable alternative’

Green Cars News

An investigation by E&T Magazine suggests that long-term limitations in battery technology could restrict electric cars to under a 100-mile range-while rapid charging could limit the battery life to two years. Tags: Electric cars battery E&T Institute of Engineering and Technology magazine range technology Bad news electric car fans, one respected industry publication thinks we’re all barking up the wrong tree.

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Even In 2007, As VW Designed Dirty Diesels, It Said Electric Cars Were The Future

Green Car Reports

Many journalists tend to have pack-rat tendencies, but sorting out old press kits, files, and magazines can have unexpected rewards. So it was for auto writer John Rettie, who recently uncovered an interesting tidbit in an issue of Driver, the in-house magazine sent out by Volkswagen of America to owners of its cars.

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Electric Motorcycle Crash Fundraiser - Nikki's Video!

Electric Cars are for Girls

It's been a few weeks since Nathan Abbot crashed his electric motorcycle during a cross country ride - you can read all about it in this Wired magazine article. Nathan is now in a Portland hospital recovering from his (severe) injuries, and he and his family need our help this holiday season! Please click on the link below and donate whatever you can until Dec. 31; I know they will really appreciate it

Consumer Reports On Tesla Model S: Best Test Car Since 2007

Green Car Reports

Chalk up another huge accolade for the Tesla Model S electric car: Consumer Reports has awarded it 99 out of 100 points, and said it''s the best car the magazine has tested since 2007. In fact, the magazine''s descriptions of the luxury sport sedan brim with adjectives. The Tesla Model S "is brimming with innovation, delivers world-class

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Rivian off-road rally performance car could follow electric pickup, SUV

Green Car Reports

Scaringe told British auto magazine Autocar that the company plans a third model that will take advantage of all the power and all-wheel drive that. Rivian announced a new electric pickup and SUV at the LA Auto Show—but apparently the startup electric automaker is so full of ideas it couldn't resist teasing yet another plan. Rivian CEO R.J.

2018 69

BMW i4 will resemble 4-Series Grand Coupe–with big battery

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BMW chairman Harald Krüger told British auto magazine Auto Express that the long-awaited i4 will be treated as a variant of the company's 4-series Gran Coupe, a mid-size 4-door hatchback similar in. BMW plans to launch perhaps its most mainstream electric car, the i4, in 2021, about a year after the iX3 electric crossover utility goes on sale.

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Volvo XC40 crossover SUV to be company's first all-electric car

Green Car Reports

Volvo's chief designer and Polestar head, Thomas Ingenlath, confirmed to British magazine AutoCar last week that the new XC40 will be the first Volvo available with an all-electric powertrain. The Volvo XC40 is the automaker's first all-electric car hiding in plain sight, according to the automaker. It will be followed by another electric car

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Mercedes-Benz A250e in the works to join plug-in hybrid lineup

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According to a report in British auto magazine Autocar, the A250e is expected to use the came a 1.3-liter gas turbo-3 as. Mercedes-Benz may expand its lineup of plug-in hybrids with a small A-Class sedan, called the A250e, according to a report from Britain. The A-class is the cheapest sedan Mercedes-Benz sells, starting at $33,495 with delivery. Mercedes-Benz

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Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

Creative Greenius

We also found magazines ( Utne Reader anyone?) I pulled an old issue of Sierra (the magazine of the Sierra Club) from July/August 1997. And right there on page 53 of that very same issue of Sierra Magazine I was time traveling through at our Sequoia View Cottage was the very first ad The Parks Company ever ran for our custom designed, original Yellowstone National Park hat.

Stop tinkering: Sierra Club Chief touts vehicle electrification

Plugs and Cars

After spending time in the Gulf, the Sierra Club's new executive director, Michael Brune, ponders getting off oil in "Create," his Sierra Magazine commentary. Source: Sierra Magazine ]. After extolling biking and transit, he concludes: "The single most effective thing we can do as a country to get off oil, however, is to electrify transportation. The days of tinkering around with tiny increases in fuel economy should be long gone.

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Report: 2022 Audi R8 to go electric

Green Car Reports

Last week, British magazine Autocar reported that Audi will make that leap for its next-generation R8 sports car, converting it from a pounding gas-fueled V-10 engine to purely electric power. Increasingly, there's nothing super about a supercar if it's not electric. DON'T MISS: Audi reveals PB18 e-tron concept in Monterey–with moveable

2018 63

Electric Motorcycle Crash Fundraiser - Nikki's Video!

Electric Cars are for Girls

It's been a few weeks since Nathan Abbot crashed his electric motorcycle during a cross country ride - you can read all about it in this Wired magazine article. Nathan is now in a Portland hospital recovering from his (severe) injuries, and he and his family need our help this holiday season! Please click on the link below and donate whatever you can until Dec. 31; I know they will really appreciate it

Tesla Autopilot 8.0 better, still needs improvement, says Consumer Reports

Green Car Reports

The magazine Consumer Reports has been one of the most vocal critics of Tesla's Autopilot driver-assistance system. It has called for Tesla to disable Autopilot's automated-steering feature, calling the technology "too much, too soon." It also called on Tesla to stop using the "Autopilot" name, claiming it could be misleading. DON'T MISS: Consumer. Tesla Motors Consumer Reports plug-in cars Tesla Autopilot

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