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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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

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

Green Car Reports

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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Volkswagen ViaVision magazine focuses on e-up! and electromobility

Green Car Congress

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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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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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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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.

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.

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. After a decade in the solar power installation business, Bradley Bartz is tired of being Mr. Nice Guy.

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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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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.

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

Green Car Reports

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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Torquey tattoos: Our five favourite car tattoos and five worst fails of all time

Green Cars News

Many, many years ago, in 2011, long before I got into the wonderful world of automotive writing, I was ever-so-briefly a freelance magazine journalist in the hermetic tattoo industry

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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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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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Refreshed Land Rover lineup to include new plug-in hybrid

Green Car Reports

Now British car magazine Autocar reports that the company will launch four new models by Land Rover and its sister company Jaguar each are planning new lineups by 2024 and 2025 respectively. We've heard a lot about Jaguar's plans to launch a gas, hybrid, and electric version of everything it sells by 2025. Land Rover's plans have been more opaque.

VW plans to build electric ID Crozz and ID Buzz in America

Green Car Reports

VW's North American CEO, Hinrich Woebcken, told British magazine Autocar that the models will be built in the United States and sold domestically. Volkswagen plans to build two of its upcoming electric cars in the United States. Presumably this means the ID Crozz electric crossover SUV and the ID Buzz, the long-awaited successor to the VW

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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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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

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Tesla Model 3 earns Consumer Reports recommendation after software brake upgrade

Green Car Reports

A week after Consumer Reports announced that it could not recommend the Tesla Model 3 because of poor braking performance, a software update improved its performance sufficiently to earn the magazine's recommendation. Consumer Reports announced the update to the Model 3's ratings Wednesday. In the organization's updated emergency braking tests. Consumer Reports

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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?

300-mile Ford Mach 1 electric SUV may be based on Escape

Green Car Reports

Now Autocar magazine in Britain has reported one more important detail: The Mustang-like crossover vehicle will be based on Ford's new C2 platform that it will share with the upcoming redesigned Escape, which is called the Ford has revealed precious few details about its new 300-mile range electric SUV, tentatively slated to be called the Mach 1.

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Toyota announces electric C-HR for China in Beijing

Green Car Reports

In addition to the plug-in Corolla and Levin sedans, the company will electrify its C-HR hatchback for the Chinese market according to a report in British car magazine AutoCar. Toyota announced a third electric car for China at the Beijing auto show last week. China requires automakers to sell a certain percentage of their cars as electrics

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Honda CR-Z hybrid scoops Top Gear green car award

Green Cars News

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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Lexus may add hybrid power to future, high-performance F Sport models

Green Car Reports

In an interview at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed, brand CEO Yoshihiro Sawa told British auto magazine AutoExpress that Lexus may add hybrid power to is F Sport Tesla shook up the luxury car world by showing that performance cars could be electric. After the German brands followed suit, Lexus could be the latest automaker to follow suit.

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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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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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Consumer Reports' view of Tesla Model X: 'fast but flawed'

Green Car Reports

The magazine initially praised the Tesla Model S, but pulled its "recommended" rating after reliability issues cropped up. Consumer Reports has an interesting relationship with Tesla electric cars: it's complicated. It has also become one of the loudest critics of Tesla's Autopilot system, criticizing the name and its beta status among other. Tesla Motors Consumer Reports 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

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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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A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

Creative Greenius

My wife’s boss gave me a job as a magazine editor for the American Portrait Society in 1981, and I became known in the figurative art world which was a blast while it lasted. Ladies and gentlemen your friendly neighborhood Greenius has hit the wall. I am dog tired.

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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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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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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

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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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

GM: Electric Opel by 2010

Plugs and Cars

GM's European chief Carl-Peter Forster is said to mention the EV in an excerpt from tomorrow's Auto Motor Sport magazine. He told the magazines that hybrid technology is too costly to use in small cars, suggesting a city car, perhaps too small to be marketed in the US Thomson Financial reports in Forbes that General Motors Corp unit Opel plans to bring out an all-electric car at the end of 2010.

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