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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Would a Porsche Taycan Turbo confuse the Mission for sports-car brand’s electric car?

Bengt Halvorson Dec 27, 2018 Follow Bengt Porsche Taycan production The Porsche Taycan—since way back in its early 2015 Mission E Concept days—has been discussed by Porsche in two distinct ways. On one hand it’s a Tesla rival, capable of meeting higher standards of performance than the Model S or Model 3. And on the other hand it’s at the lead of a big part of Porsche’s future, as it sees all (or nearly all) of its cars eventually becoming electric. At the center of Porsche’s

Plug-in hybrids to charge again in Beverly Hills

Eric C. Evarts Dec 28, 2018 EVgo charging station in Union City, California with resused BMW i3 battery backup Banning plug-in hybrids from public chargers is no good. That's the conclusion of a new California law signed in September, which forbids cities from restricting access to public chargers for any type of electric vehicles in the state. After making a big splash by banning plug-in hybrids from its public chargers last April, the city of Beverly Hills, California, will have to grant them access by

Jaguar I-Pace road trip, Subaru Forester hybrid, Porsche Taycan sold out: Today’s Car News

Eric C. Evarts Dec 28, 2018 Audi Aicon concept Porsche reveals that the first year's production of its 2020 Taycan electric car is sold out. Subaru plans a sporty hybrid concept version of the Forester for the Tokyo auto show. And the city of Beverly Hills, California, which banned plug-in hybrids from its public chargers last spring will have to allow them back in the new year. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Our correspondent in Chicago reveals the challenges of urban

Porsche Taycan orders, electric towing, urban-charging reality check: The Week in Reverse

Eric C. Evarts Dec 29, 2018 Tesla Model X towing Bowlus Road Chief Which upcoming electric car is already sold out for a year, before it even goes on sale? What company warned electric-car drivers that networked home chargers could be hacked and potentially damage electrical systems? This is our look back at the (short) Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending December 28, 2018. 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, 3-day test drive One of our drivers had a chance to take a road trip

Pickup drivers target Tesla Superchargers in “ICEing” incidents

Eric C. Evarts Dec 30, 2018 Dodge flatbed blocking a Tesla Supercharger in Tennessee, fake charging [CREDIT: freckletan, Reddit] People are jealous of things they can't (or don't) have. In a spate of incidents reminiscent of “rolling coal,” truck drivers have begun seemingly intentionally blocking whole banks of Tesla Superchargers across parts of the South. Trucks blocking Tesla Supercharing station at Sheets in Hickory, N.C. [CREDIT: Leicina, Reddit] Photos shared across Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit over the weekend showed all kinds of trucks blocking Superchargers, from

Automakers face big fines in Europe for missing CO2 targets

Eric C. Evarts Dec 13, 2018 Smokestacks pollution air quality As global leaders meet in Poland to hammer out details about how to meet Paris Climate Accord targets, a new study shows that European automakers aren't introducing electric cars nearly fast enough to meet European standards—and the delay could cost them. The European Union has set the strictest limits on carbon-dioxide emissions from cars anywhere on the planet: 95 grams of CO2 per 100 kilometers, which would require cars there to average the equivalent

Porsche already has a prototype that will charge faster than its 350-kw Taycan

Bengt Halvorson Dec 14, 2018 Follow Bengt Add to circle FastCharge 450-kilowatt charging station prototype The Porsche Taycan, when it arrives toward the end of 2019, will likely have the quickest, highest-power DC fast charging of any production vehicle. But Porsche apparently is already setting its sights higher. Yesterday, as part of a research consortium that includes BMW, it presented a prototype for using CCS-standard charging hardware at up to 450 kw at 800 volts, which can also operate at 400 volts for cars that don't

Super-fast Porsche charging, no Hyundai diesel, best deals: Today’s Car News

Eric C. Evarts Dec 14, 2018 Waymo self-driving car Hyundai decides to bin its plans for a diesel-powered version of the new Santa Fe. Porsche ups the ante on fast charging speeds. A report reveals who's really funding the campaign to unwind fuel-economy and emissions rules. And we check out the best deals on plug-in, hybrid, and electric cars for the end of 2018. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Citing consumers' rejection of diesels following the VW emissions cheating scandal, Hyundai