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Monthly Archives: March 2018

NY show debuts, 250-mile Kona Electric, Insight hybrid details, Leaf battery fade: The Week in Reverse

John Voelcker Mar 31, 2018 Follow John Add to circle 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric, 2018 New York auto show Enlarge Photo Which plug-in hybrid concepts and production electric cars debuted at the New York auto show? What words were EPA staff told to use to sow doubt about climate change and its effects? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, March 30, 2018. Friday, we covered a new study of 283 Nissan Leaf electric-car batteries that

250-mile Kona Electric, plug-in hybrid charging ban, who owns electric cars? Today’s Car News

John Voelcker Mar 29, 2018 Follow John Add to circle 2019 Cadillac XT4, 2018 New York auto show Enlarge PhotoToday, Beverly Hills (of all places) has released a policy that's got plug-in hybrid drivers in an uproar, we look at a missing mid-size hybrid SUV, and our Twitter followers surprised us, a lot. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Yesterday, the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric debuted in the U.S. with 250 miles of range; the battery-electric hatchback will go on sale late this year. We

Beverly Hills bans plug-in hybrids from public charging stations

John Voelcker Mar 29, 2018 Follow John Add to circle 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ Enlarge PhotoWell, that's … interesting. The city of Beverly Hills, California, has issued new regulations for parking and electric-car charging. As of Monday, April 2, only battery-electric cars will be allowed to park and plug in at any of the city's 35 public charging stations—plug-in hybrids will not. DON'T MISS: Charging etiquette for electric-car drivers: what you need to know In fact, according to

Five electric cars tested in cold Norwegian winter: how did they do?

John Voelcker Mar 23, 2018 Follow John Add to circle Drivers in the parts of North America that get winter weather are deeply familiar with snow-clogged wheel wells, iced-in wipers, and weak batteries, to list just a few. Our counterparts in Norway have exactly the same challenges in winter—but they're far further along in adopting plug-in electric cars, to slash the carbon footprint of the country's personal vehicles. To help buyers make smart choices, the Norwegian EV Association (Norsk Elbilforening) tested five electric cars in winter

Auto parts suppliers support current fuel-economy rules, overwhelmingly: survey

John Voelcker Mar 22, 2018 Follow John Add to circle Gas pump Enlarge PhotoAs the auto industry and environmental groups count down the days until the NHTSA releases proposals to revise fuel-economy standards, surveys show one industry wants the standards to stay just as they are. That is the auto-parts supply industry, according to a study released Thursday morning by Calstart, the national clean-transport industry association. The group commissioned Ricardo Energy & Environment to survey so-called Tier 1 suppliers on their views of the current greenhouse-gas emission

Mitsubishi helps Costa Rica toward goal of Latin American electric-car pioneer

John Voelcker Mar 21, 2018 Follow John Add to circle Arenal volcano, Costa Rica, by Flickr user Adam Baker (Used under CC License) Enlarge PhotoCosta Rica isn't what you'd call a bastion of automotive sales. Wedged between Nicaragua and Panama, the country is home to 4.8 million people who buy just 154,000 vehicles annually—less than 1 percent of U.S. vehicle sales each year. But that won't deter the Costa Rican government from taking a variety of measures to reduce the environmental impact of its fleet. CHECK OUT: 2018

Silicon anodes to boost lithium-ion battery capacity within a few years

John Voelcker Mar 21, 2018 Follow John Add to circle Prototype production of battery modules for BMW Group’s fifth-generation electric powertrain Enlarge PhotoThe main impediment to mass electric-car adoption is price, and the driving force behind that is the cost of lithium-ion battery cells. The performance of those cells improves at about 7 percent a year, give or take: Either the same cell costs 7 percent less after a year, or a carmaker gets 7 percent more energy capacity for the same price. Those improvements come from

Electric car sales in Germany finally start to soar: Tesla leads

John Voelcker Mar 14, 2018 Follow John Add to circle 2018 Tesla Model S and 2018 Tesla Model X Enlarge PhotoIt's starting to look like China will lead the world in adoption of plug-in electric cars, but which carmaking nations will follow it? While electric cars were launched simultaneously in Japan and the United States, Europe lagged somewhat behind. Now, however, Germany—home to the largest piece of Europe's auto industry—appears to be catching up. DON'T MISS: Europe takes the lead in very fast electric-car charging In fact, Germany could

Government EV Charger Rebates | Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Federal and State Government EV Charger Rebates Government EV Charger Rebates? Yes!  The federal government and many state governments offer EV charger rebates for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations.  Government agencies, utilities and others offer a variety of tax credits, rebates and other incentives to support energy efficiency, encourage the use of renewable energy sources, and support efforts to conserve energy and lessen pollution. Your free report will include a breakdown of these incentives along with quick access to these government programs.

India plan for converting to electric cars by 2030 may get trimmed, a lot

John Voelcker Mar 12, 2018 Follow John Add to circle Smog in Delhi, India (by Flickr user Mfield) Enlarge PhotoTwo years ago, the government of India proposed a remarkable and ambitious goal: make every new vehicle coming onto its roads electric by 2030. The plan was largely a response to some of the world's highest levels of hazardous air pollution in its cities, higher in many cases than the legendary foul air in Chinese cities. The world's second-most populous country plans to support that goal through private