Category Archives: Green & Electric

NTSB on Tesla crash, electric VW Microbus, Ioniq demand, diesel ban: Today’s Car News

NTSB on Tesla crash, electric VW Microbus, Ioniq demand, diesel ban: Today’s Car News

Today, we’ve got news on last summer’s Tesla Autopilot crash that killed a driver, high demand for the Hyundai Ioniq, all-wheel-drive fuel economy, and a new, all-electric VW Microbus (but not for a few years). All this and more on Green Car Reports. Volkswagen has confirmed the all-electric VW ID Buzz Microbus will enter production, though it…Read entire story

What AWD vehicle has the highest fuel economy?

What AWD vehicle has the highest fuel economy?

“I want a fuel-efficient car, but I live in a snowy area, and won’t buy one without all-wheel drive; what’s the best?” It’s a question we hear often. Whether or not you agree that AWD is a must-have in wintry climes, the selection of cars with high fuel economy and AWD is limited. DON’T MISS: 2014 BMW 328d xDrive: 40-MPG Diesel Sport Wagon…Read entire story

ExxonMobil greenlights Liza development in offshore Guyana; $4.4B Phase 1 investment

ExxonMobil greenlights Liza development in offshore Guyana; $4.4B Phase 1 investment

Exxon Mobil Corporation will proceed with the first phase of development for the Liza field, one of the largest oil discoveries of the past decade, located offshore Guyana. The company also announced positive results from the Liza-4 well, which encountered more than 197 feet (60 meters) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs, which will underpin a potential Liza Phase 2 development. Gross recoverable resources for the Stabroek block are now estimated at 2 billion to 2.5 billion oil-equivalent barrels, which includes Liza and other successful exploration wells on Liza Deep, Payara and Snoek. The Liza Phase 1 development includes a subsea production system and a floating production, storage and offloading…Read entire story

2018 Leaf, used Tesla prices, Ram diesel worries, Bolt EV road trip: The Week in Reverse

2018 Leaf, used Tesla prices, Ram diesel worries, Bolt EV road trip: The Week in Reverse

Why did a Chevy Bolt EV buyer have to drive his car more than 800 miles just to pick up his electric car? Which state seems to be trolling Tesla, again, by locking its cars out of a special purchase incentive? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, June 16, 2017…Read entire story

Used Tesla prices, Pacifica Hybrid recall, electric mail vans, solar energy jobs: Today’s Car News

Used Tesla prices, Pacifica Hybrid recall, electric mail vans, solar energy jobs: Today’s Car News

Today, electric postal vans, jobs in renewable energy, better used Tesla prices, and a plug-in hybrid minivan recall. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Fully electric Ford Transit vans will be delivering mail within months under a deal announced by Deutsche Post and Ford. Coal has been in the news quite a lot lately, but jobs in solar energy…Read entire story

Michelin Vision concept wheel/tire: airless, connected, rechargeable, organic

Michelin Vision concept wheel/tire: airless, connected, rechargeable, organic

At Movin’On 2017, Michelin presented its new Vision concept tire. The concept tire—which combines the functions of wheel and tire—is airless, connected, rechargeable, customizable and organic, is both a wheel and a tire. Michelin Group Executive Vice President of Research and Development Terry Gettys said that the VISION concept is achievable as it represents the convergence of innovations already being explored by the Group’s R&D teams. The Vision tire combines 4 innovations: an organic tire, developed from bio-sourced, biodegradable materials; a rechargeable tire printed in 3D, according to the level of wear and mobility needs; an airless tire enabled by its alveolar interior architecture; and a connected tire. Organic tire. The materials used, which were both bio-sourced and biodegradable, minimized the tire’s environmental footprint…Read entire story

Jaguar I-Pace imminent, coal subsidies, Texas vs Tesla, self-driving Bolt EVs: Today’s Car News

Jaguar I-Pace imminent, coal subsidies, Texas vs Tesla, self-driving Bolt EVs: Today’s Car News

Today, we’ve got electric cars that drive themselves, electric luxury SUVs that will arrive sooner than you think, a small crossover that’ll offer an electric version, and yet another Tesla battle with a state legislature. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Hyundai Kona small crossover utility vehicle will have an all-electric version…Read entire story

Texas restores $2,500 electric-car purchase rebate, except for Teslas

Texas restores $2,500 electric-car purchase rebate, except for Teslas

Ah, Texas, the state that was formerly a nation and continues to do things slightly differently. Its politics is bare-knuckle, its hats are big, and so are its ranches. It also generates more renewable wind energy than any other state in the union. Its auto-dealer lobbyists, however, are equally large and powerful. DON’T MISS: Tesla Loses Legal…Read entire story

Tesla’s next cars; Clarity, CT6 plug-ins driven; $10K Leaf discounts; states vs Trump: The Week in Reverse

Tesla’s next cars; Clarity, CT6 plug-ins driven; $10K Leaf discounts; states vs Trump: The Week in Reverse

What upcoming electric car was teased by Tesla CEO Elon Musk this week? How much would it cost to replace the 60-kwh battery pack in a new Chevy Bolt EV? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, June 9, 2017. Friday, we found ourselves wondering just how much a…Read entire story

10th Generation Honda Accord launching this year with advanced new powertrain lineup; next-gen two-motor hybrid

10th Generation Honda Accord launching this year with advanced new powertrain lineup; next-gen two-motor hybrid

Honda will launch the tenth-generation Accord ever later this year. A new-from-the-ground-up design that features a more aggressive stance and proportion than any previous Accord complements the lineup of three advanced new powertrains. The Accord is the US’ best-selling midsize sedan, the number one choice of individual American car buyers cumulatively since 2010 (according to Urban Science cumulative cumulative retail sales data for all car models in the industry for 2010-2017CYTD May). The three powertrains in the 2018 Accord will include two direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, a new Honda-developed 10-speed automatic transmission and a sporty 6-speed manual transmission that will be available on both turbo …Read entire story

Tesla Model Y teaser, Bolt EV battery cost, electric-car energy storage, Apple vs texting: Today’s Car News

Tesla Model Y teaser, Bolt EV battery cost, electric-car energy storage, Apple vs texting: Today’s Car News

Today, we’ve got future model details from Tesla’s important stockholders meeting, a renewable-energy second life for Renault Zoe battery packs, the cost of a Bolt EV battery, and photos of former Saabs reborn as electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. What happens to old electric-car battery packs? If they come from Renault Zoes…Read entire story

GM, Honda fuel cell manufacturing JV unveils logo

GM, Honda fuel cell manufacturing JV unveils logo

Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC (FCSM), the joint venture company established by General Motors and Honda for the production of advanced hydrogen fuel cell systems (earlier post), revealed its company logo at an event recognizing local elected officials for helping bring the operation to metro Detroit. Announced on 30 Jan 2017, FCSM is the auto industry’s first joint venture formed to mass-produce hydrogen fuel cell systems. Production is expected to begin around 2020 with the output shared by Honda and GM, which will then use the systems separately in their respective products. The plant, located in the same facility as GM’s battery pack manufacturing operation, is expected to create about 100 new jobs by the time it is in …Read entire story

Car buyers have no idea electric-car charging stations even exist

Car buyers have no idea electric-car charging stations even exist

Electric cars have promised to revolutionize transportation for years now. As more manufacturers offer electrified vehicles and prices continue to drop for battery technology, the easy correlation would be to assume that consumer interest has spiked. Actually, it remains pretty darn low, according to extensive research from J.D. Power. DON’T MISS…Read entire story