Oregon to test nation's first per-mile road fee in lieu of gas taxes
Oregon to test nation's first per-mile road fee in lieu of gas taxes

Oregon is looking to institute the nation's first per-mile road tax, with the help of a data-gathering system, according to Automotive News.

Tesla to offer batteries to consumers for home energy storage
Tesla to offer batteries to consumers for home energy storage

Tesla CEO Elon Musk apparently revealed a new line of business for the company: selling or leasing lithium-ion battery packs for home energy storage.

Electric motorcycle gangs: You'll never hear them coming
Electric motorcycle gangs: You'll never hear them coming

What's it like riding with a dozen or so electric motorcycles? Well, you can have a conversation at any stoplight.

Why 'Bolt' is a really terrible name for Chevy's electric car
Why 'Bolt' is a really terrible name for Chevy's electric car

The concept is called the Chevrolet Bolt. And that's just an incredibly bad name for Chevy to use.

What's the best electric car to buy for the average consumer?
What's the best electric car to buy for the average consumer?

Automotive journalists often use each other as information sources, or to get reality checks on new material.

2015 Volkswagen Golf: Green Car Reports' Best Car to Buy 2015
2015 Volkswagen Golf: Green Car Reports' Best Car to Buy 2015

Sometimes being greener in a car that's otherwise entirely normal can be a good thing.

Why electric car owners don't want gasoline loaners from their dealers
Why electric car owners don't want gasoline loaners from their dealers

It's often said by electric-car owners and advocates that once you start driving electric, you never want to go back.

Cross-country electric-car trips: Reality for a few, getting closer for many
Cross-country electric-car trips: Reality for a few, getting closer for many

The idea of traveling long distances in electric cars that have to be recharged after only 70 or 80 miles--or even 250 miles--may seem absurd to some.

Tesla model S Dual-Motor is quicker, has higher range
Tesla model S Dual-Motor is quicker, has higher range

How can you add all-wheel drive to an electric car, making it hundreds of pounds heavier -- and still increase its efficiency and range?

Don't be fooled: Only three electric cars are sold nationwide today
Don't be fooled: Only three electric cars are sold nationwide today

Three and a half years after modern electric cars entered the mass market, there are now no fewer than 17 models on sale in the U.S.

Minnesota leads nation, mandates off-peak electric-car charging rates
Minnesota leads nation, mandates off-peak electric-car charging rates

So far Minnesota is the only state to pass legislation requiring an incentive for home charging.

GM's 200-mile electric car for 2017: What we know so far
GM's 200-mile electric car for 2017: What we know so far

The arrival of a moderately-priced battery electric car with a rated range of 200 miles will change the entire market for plug-in vehicles.

When will electric cars compete in the mainstream market?
When will electric cars compete in the mainstream market?

Electric-car advocates often take it as an article of faith that electric propulsion will one day compete directly with vehicles powered by fossil fuels. But for battery-electric cars to compete directly, they will need to be as good as -- and probably better than -- their counterparts.

Decoding Toyota's electric-car disdain: A role for fuel cells
Decoding Toyota's electric-car disdain: A role for fuel cells

While unveiling its fuel-cell vehicle last month–priced to undercut the Tesla Model S ever so slightly–Toyota's Global R&D Chief Mitsuhisa Kato offered some dismissive thoughts on battery-electric vehicles.

When will plug-in electric SUVs, crossovers go on sale?
When will plug-in electric SUVs, crossovers go on sale?

Have patience, all you SUV and crossover fans who desperately want one that plugs in and runs electrically.

GM's 200-mile electric car for 2017: What we know so far
GM's 200-mile electric car for 2017: What we know so far

The arrival of a moderately-priced battery electric car with a rated range of 200 miles will change the entire market for plug-in vehicles.

When will electric cars compete in the mainstream market?
When will electric cars compete in the mainstream market?

Electric-car advocates often take it as an article of faith that electric propulsion will one day compete directly with vehicles powered by fossil fuels. But for battery-electric cars to compete directly, they will need to be as good as -- and probably better than -- their counterparts.

Decoding Toyota's electric-car disdain: A role for fuel cells
Decoding Toyota's electric-car disdain: A role for fuel cells

While unveiling its fuel-cell vehicle last month–priced to undercut the Tesla Model S ever so slightly–Toyota's Global R&D Chief Mitsuhisa Kato offered some dismissive thoughts on battery-electric vehicles.

When will plug-in electric SUVs, crossovers go on sale?
When will plug-in electric SUVs, crossovers go on sale?

Have patience, all you SUV and crossover fans who desperately want one that plugs in and runs electrically.

New 2017 Nissan Leaf: More details on new styling, range
New 2017 Nissan Leaf: More details on new styling, range

The Nissan Leaf is by far the highest-volume electric car ever built, with 110,000-plus on the roads now. And three and a half years after its launch, Nissan is pushing hard to boost its sales all over the world.

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Largest auto-industry employer in Calif.: Electric-car maker Tesla Motors
Largest auto-industry employer in Calif.: Electric-car maker Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors is one of the youngest U.S. automakers, but has made a disproportionately large impact in the automotive media's headlines over the last few years.

Why European gas-mileage ratings are so high and often wrong
Why European gas-mileage ratings are so high and often wrong

Year after year, European car sales figures have shown a bias towards higher average fuel economy and lower fleet-wide CO2 emissions.

Is Walmart's WAVE concept truck the fuel-efficient future of semis?
Is Walmart's WAVE concept truck the fuel-efficient future of semis?

With its aerodynamic cab, the WAVE certainly doesn't look like any other large truck currently on U.S. roads.

Many car dealers don't want to sell electric cars -- here's why
Many car dealers don't want to sell electric cars -- here's why

Hundreds of cases have been reported of customers walking into a Nissan or Chevy dealer to buy a Leaf or Volt, then being aggressively steered toward a Sentra or Cruze.

Five big myths about green cars and gas mileage, debunked
Five big myths about green cars and gas mileage, debunked

In the interests of helping you actually save money by using less gasoline, here are five favorite myths about green vehicles.

January 21st, 9:44 AM CST
Gasoline cars to remain dominant in 2040
Gasoline cars to remain dominant in 2040

The U.S. Energy Information Agency expects that 78 percent of the vehicles sold in the U.S. will continue to run on gasoline a quarter of a century hence.

December 24th, 9:44 AM CST
Branding Bad: 10 Eco-marketing car labels that mean nothing
Branding Bad: 10 Eco-marketing car labels that mean nothing

Pretty much every carmaker wants to brand itself green -- or at least fuel-efficient.

December 3rd, 9:53 AM CST
Electric-car maker Tesla is highest-trending car brand on Google
Electric-car maker Tesla is highest-trending car brand on Google

If Internet search terms are to be believed -- and as a mark of how much people are trying to find out about something, they're pretty important -- Tesla Motors has certainly created that recognition.

December 24th, 9:26 AM CST
Ethanol a victim of change as gasoline sales have flatlined?
Ethanol a victim of change as gasoline sales have flatlined?

Eight years ago, ethanol was going to let the U.S. grow its own vehicle fuel, reduce its use of gasoline made from imported oil, and boost energy security.

December 17th, 9:33 AM CST
Five things to know about gas mileage that will save you money
Five things to know about gas mileage that will save you money

Gas mileage has gotten far more important in new-car choices over the last 10 years, and that's not likely to change. 

October 8th, 9:14 AM CDT
Five facts about Tesla, electric cars that may surprise you
Five facts about Tesla, electric cars that may surprise you

Tesla always tops the charts. Coverage of the feisty startup electric-car maker from Silicon Valley attracts huge attention any time it appears.

September 24th, 10:14 AM CDT
Calif. figures out regulation for ride-sharing apps
Calif. figures out regulation for ride-sharing apps

If you really want to go green, why not get rid of your car? That's the logic behind ridesharing and carsharing services.


October 1st, 9:26 AM CDT
Ford's C-Max mileage mess: How it happened and what it means
Ford's C-Max mileage mess: How it happened and what it means

Ford spent nine months justifying the 47-mpg fuel-efficiency rating of its new 2013 C-Max Hybrid--before it bowed to public pressure and lowered it to 43 mpg late on August 15.

August 20th, 9:47 AM CDT
Electric car: Lease or Buy?
Electric car: Lease or Buy?

You're considering a plug-in electric car. Should you lease or buy?

June 25th, 10:00 AM CDT
Is the 2001-2003 Toyota Prius a good used car buy?
Is the 2001-2003 Toyota Prius a good used car buy?

Is the car which started it all -- the original Prius -- still a good car to buy used today?

June 11th, 10:01 AM CDT

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