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Audi e-tron electric SUV orders to open Sept. 17

Eric C. Evarts Jul 30, 2018 Audi e-tron quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show Enlarge PhotoAfter having the car's formal debut interrupted by an arrest, Audi announced that it will begin taking orders for its all-electric e-tron SUV on September 17, the company said last week. The car's formal debut August 30 in Brussels was postponed after Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested by authorities in Germany for his role in a widespread emissions cheating scandal. Now the unveiling has been rescheduled for San Francisco

Study equates model selection, infrastructure with electric-car sales

Eric C. Evarts Jul 27, 2018 BMW i3 electric car at EVgo DC fast-charging station Enlarge PhotoA paucity of plug-in car models available across the United States is holding back electric-car adoption. That's a major conclusion of a new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)—the organization that helped uncover Volkswagen's diesel cheating scandal in the United States. The latest ICCT study looked at plug-in car sales in 50 cities across the United States and tracked the percentage of electric cars sold in

2018 Nissan Leaf battery technology, a deep dive

Internet Brands Jul 27, 2018 2017 Nissan Leaf showing battery pack (Source: Nissan) Enlarge PhotoWhen the first-generation Nissan Leaf debuted in 2011, it quickly became the best-selling electric car in history, with no real competition. By the time the most recent version debuted in 2017, it was nearly outdated before it left dealers’ lots due to a shorter range than rivals from Tesla and Chevrolet. The biggest issues with the first-generation Leaf involved low range and the lifespan of the battery pack. DON'T MISS: 2011 Nissan

Tesla Model 3 profits, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review, electric car battery reuse: The Week in Reverse

Eric C. Evarts Jul 21, 2018 EVgo charging station in Union City, California with resused BMW i3 battery backup Enlarge PhotoWhich country demanded repayment of electric car incentives from owners? What car may turn a bigger profit than expected? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 20, 2018. Friday, we covered a report saying that a long-anticipated EPA plan to roll back emissions and fuel-economy standards could come as early as next week. Seventeen

European electric-car sales, VW charging network heads to Canada, and Tesla police cars: Today’s Car News

Sean Szymkowski Jul 20, 2018 Ionity multi-brand European charging network Enlarge PhotoElectric-car sales stall in Europe. Volkswagen's charging network expands to Canada. And Luxembourg adds Tesla Model S police cars to its fleet. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. A new report shows electric-car sales in Europe haven't grown as quickly as they did in 2017 and growth tumbled 33 percent in the first half of 2018. VW's electric-car charging network, called Electrify America in the United States, is heading to Canada

European electric-car sales, VW charging network heads to Canada, and Tesla police cars: Today’s Car News

Sean Szymkowski Jul 20, 2018 Ionity multi-brand European charging network Enlarge PhotoElectric-car sales stall in Europe. Volkswagen's charging network expands to Canada. And Luxembourg adds Tesla Model S police cars to its fleet. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. A new report shows electric-car sales in Europe haven't grown as quickly as they did in 2017 and growth tumbled 33 percent in the first half of 2018. VW's electric-car charging network, called Electrify America in the United States, is heading to Canada

Tesla Model 3 Performance to get new “track mode”

Eric C. Evarts Jul 24, 2018 2018 Tesla Model 3 Enlarge PhotoTesla is developing a new track mode for performance versions of the Model 3. YouTube reviewer Marques Brownlee posted a video on Instagram showing a development version of the “track mode” in action. Green Car Reports reached out to Tesla for comment, and the company confirmed in a statement that it is developing the track mode to allow more aggressive track driving without disabling electronic stability control altogether. “Track Mode” won't be the final

How many miles are enough for a plug-in hybrid? Readers respond

Eric C. Evarts Jul 18, 2018 2017 Toyota Prius Prime and 2017 Chevrolet Volt with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker Enlarge PhotoGreen Car Reports readers and Twitter followers are clearly fired up when it comes to plug-in hybrids. When we asked in last week's Twitter poll how many miles are enough for a plug-in hybrid, we got two to three times our usual responses. We asked the question because plug-in hybrids come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and capabilities. The main thing that

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV gas mileage review: practical and efficient

Eric C. Evarts Jul 18, 2018 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Enlarge PhotoThe Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid is something of a missing link in the market for plug-in cars. There are finally plenty of choices for those who want to dispense with gas entirely and buy a small hatchback. Several electric SUVs are coming, but the only one that really lives up to the automotive ideal of driving anywhere you want at a moment's notice is the $80,000-and-up Tesla Model X with its access to

Tesla Model 3 profits, Nissan Leaf Nismo, and EVgo repurposes i3 batteries: Today’s Car News

Sean Szymkowski Jul 19, 2018 2018 Nissan Leaf Nismo Enlarge PhotoA new cost breakdown shows Tesla Model 3 profits. Nissan debuts the Leaf Nismo for Japan. EVgo begins using used BMW i3 batteries for its electric-car charging stations. And some German Tesla Model S owners have been ordered to return an electric-car subsidy. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The Model 3 is pulling in bigger profits, per the latest cost breakdown. In fact, the electric-car maker could be making up