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Tesla Model 3 orders open, 2019 Chevy Volt, dieselgate update, Volvo plans: The Week in Reverse

Eric C. Evarts Jun 30, 2018 Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs Enlarge PhotoWhich country plans to put a million electric cars on its roads by 2022? What mountain did an electric car climb this week? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 29, 2018. Friday, we reported that Tesla opened orders to all Model 3 reservation holders in the U.S. and Canada. By putting down a

2019 Chevy Volt specs, Tesla Model 3 orders, and Faraday Future investment: Today’s Car News

Sean Szymkowski Jun 29, 2018 2019 Chevrolet Volt Enlarge PhotoChevrolet reveals updates to the 2019 Volt plug-in hybrid. Tesla opens orders for the Model 3 for all U.S. and Canada buyers. Faraday Future receives another financial lifeline. MG plans for an electric roadster to rival the Mazda MX-5 Miata. And the full Tesla Model 3 order guide has surfaced. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2019 Chevrolet Volt doesn't look different from its 2018 model year counterpart, but it boasts

2019 Chevy Volt gets faster charging, stronger regen, more luxury features

Eric C. Evarts Jun 29, 2018 2019 Chevrolet Volt Enlarge PhotoUpdates to the 2019 Chevrolet Volt will help experienced electric-car drivers maximize their electric driving and minimize the times the gas engine needs to run. The biggest improvement is a new 7.2-kw on-board charger that can effectively cut charge times in half. The advantage for Volt drivers will come when they have the opportunity to recharge in public during the day. The car can take on twice as many electric miles per minute during opportunity

Electric car drag racers, VW diesel progress, and Supreme Court retirement: Today’s Car News

Sean Szymkowski Jun 28, 2018 Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington Enlarge PhotoThe NHRA is ready to welcome electric drag racers. How has Volkswagen performed as we reach the two-year anniversary of the dieselgate settlement? The latest Supreme Court retirement could affect environmental protection. And ChargePoint buys into commercial charging. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The NHRA didn't set a date, but an electric-car drag racing class is likely in the governing body's near

Electric trucks coming from Daimler, Freightliner, Volvo, and others

Eric C. Evarts Jun 7, 2018 Freightliner eCascadia electric semi-truck Enlarge PhotoIt's not even on the road yet and the Tesla Semi is getting some new competition. German Automaker Daimler, which owns Freightliner, Fuso, and other truck brands, announced that it would deliver its first 30 electric trucks to customers in North America for testing later this year. Last month, Swedish truckmaker Volvo also introduced an electric delivery truck. Freightliner eM2 electric truck Enlarge Photo The closest competitor to the Tesla Semi (as well as an electric semi

Tesla Model Y teaser, Shell Starship semi record, and US plug-in sales: Today’s Car News

Sean Szymkowski Jun 6, 2018 Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due for reveal in 2019 Enlarge PhotoTesla told us the Model Y electric car will come in 2020. The Shell Airflow Starship semi truck posted a new fuel-economy record. The sales report is in for May plug-in car sales in the United States. And Chargeway posts its first signs to help electric-car drivers sort out charging levels. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Following a Tesla shareholders meeting, CEO

Chargeway pilot program to post labels to help electric-car drivers sort out charging levels

Eric C. Evarts Jun 6, 2018 Chargeway electric-car charging schematic Enlarge PhotoCharging has been a key obstacle to electric carbuyers, and it may not just be the number of public stations available. With three different “levels” of charging, and multiple charging speeds and connector types within each of those, it can be confusing for the average driver to know what type of chargers their car can use and what will give them the fastest charge their car can handle. Now Chargeway, a Portland, Oregon, company,

Panasonic studies new batteries, Canadian plug-in car sales, and Twitter poll results: Today’s Car News

Sean Szymkowski Jun 5, 2018 BMW i3 electric car at EVgo DC fast-charging station Enlarge PhotoPanasonic is looking into new electric-car batteries with smaller amounts of cobalt. The latest Canadian electric car sales may raise some eyebrows. The results are in from the latest Twitter poll. And a new study shows it's less expensive to curb global warming than it is to adapt to the changes. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Panasonic has begun studying batteries with less cobalt in

Twitter poll results: More electric cars get charged at work than at public chargers

Eric C. Evarts Jun 5, 2018 Electrify America 350 kw chargers at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass. Enlarge PhotoElectric-car charging is going through a growth spurt. Volkswagen is spending big money through Electrify America to set up high-speed charging stations, as a result of the settlement terms of the Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal. Northeastern states are banding together to coordinate a rollout of electric car chargers. New York and Maryland have passed new charging initiatives, and California has passed a record incentive for utilities to

Texas reinstates incentives for electric and alternative fuel cars

Eric C. Evarts Jun 4, 2018 Texas Volt Enlarge PhotoAfter a three-year hiatus, Texas has reinstated purchase rebates for plug-in electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles. Texans who buy electric cars after Sept. 1 can get a $2,500 rebate from the state, according to a report in the Dallas Morning News, in addition to the $7,500 tax credit from the federal government. Buyers of fuel-cell cars get the same $2,500. Texas being oil country, those who buy cars that run on compressed natural gas or liquid propane