British magazine gets ride in all-electric Mercedes EQ Concept

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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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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.

Consumer Reports confirms 2016 Toyota Prius 52-mpg rating

Green Car Reports

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.

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ORNL team receives special recognition award from R&D for 20 kW wireless power transfer

Green Car Congress

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) received a special recognition award from R&D Magazine for the Wireless Power Transfer Based Electric and Plug-In Vehicle Charging System, submitted by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America and co-developed by a team of ORNL researchers with support from Cisco Systems and the International Transportation Innovation Center. at the 54 th annual R&D 100 Conference, sponsored by R&D Magazine.

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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.

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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.

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Tesla tops Consumer Reports' customer satisfaction index

Green Car Reports

The magazine that once declared the Tesla Model S to be the best car it ever tested, but more recently it has raised concerns over reliability, and criticized the automaker's Autopilot driver-assist system. Consumer Reports' enthusiasm for Tesla electric cars has fluctuated, but owners' enthusiasm has apparently remained steady.

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Tesla Adds Safety Provisions To 'Summon' Self-Driving Feature

Green Car Reports

After testing the system on its own Model S P85D, the magazine concluded the unmodified version of Summon constituted a minor, but "unnecessary" safety risk. Tesla is deploying software modifications for its "Summon" autonomous-driving feature in response to criticism from Consumer Reports.

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Battery maker A123 quietly became a half-billion-dollar company

Green Car Reports

This author, in fact, profiled the company for IEEE Spectrum in the technology magazine's September 2007 issue. Ten years ago, lithium-ion cell maker A123 Systems was a hot startup and a much-publicized company. The six years that followed proved enormously painful for the Massachusetts company, however. DON'T MISS: A123 Systems To Recall. China Batteries lithium-ion battery pack A123 Systems Fisker Automotive Wanxiang Karma Revero

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

Green Car Congress

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.

DC fast charging for electric cars: what's here, what's coming, what's hype?

Green Car Reports

Now Charged magazine has written a comprehensive guide to the current state and future of DC charging. Drivers who want to use their electric cars for trips beyond a radius from their home charging site rely on DC fast-charging sites. Today, most publicly available chargers using the CHAdeMO and CCS standards have an output of 50 kilowatts or. ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging eVgo charging network Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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Will technology change how we road test a car?

Green Cars News

Read a magazine from the 1930s, ’50s or any other period andThe rate of change and evolution within the automotive world has always been fast-paced.

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Tesla Owners Throw Party To Thank Store, Service Staff

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model S recently earned even more praise from Consumer Reports, scoring 103 out of 100 on the magazine's rating scale. Carmakers sometimes make gestures to demonstrate their appreciation of loyal customers, but it's rare for that scenario to be reversed. So a group of Midwestern owners decided to throw a party for the employees at their. ownership Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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Tesla falls even further as Consumer Reports ranks reliability

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model S was once the darling of Consumer Reports, garnering high ratings in the magazine's initial tests. But more recently, Consumer Reports has found fault with the initial build quality of the Model X crossover, and criticized Tesla's Autopilot system. That build-quality problems meant Tesla's first appearance as a brand in the. Tesla Motors Consumer Reports Reliability plug-in cars

Consumer Reports gives Tesla Model S top score in car review

National Green Transportation

Consumer Reports adds its accolade to the chorus cheering the Tesla Model S, awarding the all electric luxury sedan the highest score the magazine has ever awarded.

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Could Future Mazda Engines Emit Less CO2 Than Electric Cars?

Green Car Reports

In an interview published last week with the British magazine Autocar, Mazda claimed that its next generation of SkyActiv Is it possible to make a gasoline engine so efficient that it would emit less carbon dioxide per mile than is created by generating electricity to run an electric car over that same mile? Small Japanese carmaker Mazda says yes.

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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.

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2013 Tesla Model S Electric Car: Consumer Reports Still In Love

Green Car Reports

One year and 11,380 miles after taking delivery of its Model S, the magazine is still raving about its battery-electric luxury sport sedan. Consumer Reports'' love affair with the Tesla Model S electric car is proving to be more than just a casual fling. The appeal of the Model S'' electric powertrain--particularly its "rocket-like launch feel"--and

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Tesla Model S P85D Lauded By Consumer Reports, 'Breaks' Rating System

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model S P85D, the highest-performance and most expensive version of the all-electric luxury sedan, has earned even more plaudits and compliments from Consumer Reports magazine. The P85D, in fact, "performed better in our tests than any other car ever has," the publication said this morning. In fact, it did so well, that it broke the. Consumer Reports plug-in cars P85D

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Twizy electric car sponsor Culture Award

Green Cars News

The inaugural Attitude Magazine Awards will be electric thanks to sponsorship by the Renault Twizy. The tiny two-seat quadricycle will sponsor the Culture Award at the magazine’s new award ceremony. This award will seek to acknowledge the an outstanding performer from across the creative industries. The winner could be an author, a a book, an [.]. Renault Renault Twizy

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The Epic Failure Of Better Place, As Covered By Fast Company

Green Car Reports

But until one appears, Fast Company magazine has produced the most comprehensive article yet on the founding--and foundering--of the great Better Place experiment. The remarkable scope, overwhelming ambition, and epic failure of the Better Place electric-car service in Israel is worthy of a book, or several. Published three weeks ago in the May

2015 BMW 535d Named 'Diesel Car Of The Year' By Diesel Driver Site

Green Car Reports

Enthusiast magazines have heaped praise on the company's cars for years, usually for their sporty handling and luxurious appointments. The automotive press gives out many, many awards each year, and BMW is certainly no stranger to receiving them. Now though, BMW has a different kind of award for the trophy case. MORE: 2014 BMW 535d xDrive Diesel. Green Awards

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

Green Car Reports

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

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: Tesla Model S Electric Car Is 'Best Overall' Vehicle

Green Car Reports

The magazine''s Top Picks and Brand Report Cards are a set of ratings for vehicle quality Even car companies have reason to worry about their report cards. Consumer Reports released its annual Top Picks and Brand Report Cards today, and in a shock for traditional automakers, its Best Overall vehicle award went to the Tesla Model S electric car.

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Dynamic wireless charging trial confirmed for the UK

Green Cars News

According to Engineering and Technology Magazine, a spokesperson of the Highways Agency confirmed previous off-the-cuff comme[.].

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Tesla Model S: Too Many Problems To Recommend, Consumer Reports Says

Green Car Reports

market, the respected consumer magazine said it could no longer recommend the Model S because the car's predicted reliability is below. Every honeymoon comes to an end sooner or later, and so it was with Consumer Reports and its former paramour, the Tesla Model S electric car. As part of its yearly reliability report on cars sold in the U.S. Green Consumer Reports Reliability Warranty plug-in cars

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Tesla Reliability, Take Two: Are Newer Owners Less Tolerant?

Green Car Reports

The magazine said the electric car showed too many reliability issues in its latest owner survey. Tesla's stellar reputation was somewhat tarnished earlier this week with the news that Consumer Reports is withdrawing its recommendation for the Model S. But another organization has its own take on the situation. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model S: Too Many. Tesla Motors Consumer Reports Reliability plug-in cars

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Consumer Reports: Tesla Model S 'Best Overall' Again In 2015

Green Car Reports

DON''T MISS: Consumer Reports: Tesla Model S Electric Car Is ''Best Overall'' Vehicle (Feb 2014) As the well-regarded consumer magazine notes in its summary: For all of the impressive Well, Tesla Motors seems to have done it again. For the second year in a row, Consumer Reports has named the Tesla Model S its "Best Overall" vehicle to buy for 2015.

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Hybrids, Subaru, Mazda Clean Up In Consumer Reports 'Best New-Car Value' List

Green Car Reports

The magazine named the 2014 Toyota Prius hybrid best overall automotive value. People buy green cars for fuel efficiency, but that''s often far from their only good quality. Consumer Reports released its "Best New-Car Value" list yesterday, and there are plenty of hybrids and fuel-efficient gasoline cars on it. This is the second year the Prius has

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Green Car Reports Scorecard: 3 Stories We Got Right In 2014, 3 We Didn't

Green Car Reports

That''s why there are Retractions sections in newspapers and magazines, and updates shown by using We published roughly 1,800 stories on Green Car Reports this year, covering everything from fuel economy (it''s rising) to electric cars (there are more on sale than ever). Every news site strives for 100-percent accuracy, but very few reach that mark.

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Life With Tesla Model S: Pushing the Range Limits In 60-kWh Car

Green Car Reports

But last week, I got an invitation from Don Sherman, Technical Director of Car & Driver magazine, to meet him in Danville In the eight months I''ve owned my 60-kWh Tesla Model S, I''ve never had occasion to drive it more than 120 miles, comfortably within the car''s EPA-rated 208-mile range. The phrase "range anxiety" was not in my lexicon.

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BMW could celebrate centenary with improved i8

Green Cars News

According to one of Britain’s biggest motoring magazines, BMW is working on a faster version of the i8 hybrid to be released in time for the German brand’s 100th anniversary in 2016.

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Life With Tesla Model S: Three Days Of Service Nirvana

Green Car Reports

It was a perfectly satisfactory experience, pretty much like any other service visit: Drive to the shop, read magazines for a couple of hours, get the car back, drive home. A few months ago, some minor glitches in my 2013 Tesla Model S were fixed at the Tesla service center in White Plains, New York. The notable differences: a longer drive (about

Life with Tesla Model S: replacing the drive unit (aka 'the funny noise')

Green Car Reports

High-profile multiple failures occurred in long-term test cars driven by Motor Trend magazine and the automotive website. Back in 2014, Tesla had a spate of problems with the drive units in early-production versions of its Model S electric sedan. The drive unit is essentially the car’s power train: electric motor, inverter, and gear box.) repairs Warranty Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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MPG Marathon returns and opens for entries

Green Cars News

Sponsored by ALD Automotive and Shell FuelSave and organised by Fleet World Magazine, the latest edition of the[.].

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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Renault ZOE electric car wins BusinessCar ‘Techies’ award

Green Cars News

Renault’s electric supermini, the ZOE has won a prestigious award from trade magazine BusinessCar, claiming the Green category in the 2013 Fleet Technology Awards, known informally as ‘The Techies’.

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