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Illegal emissions tampering on diesel trucks is rampant—and apparently a big business 29, November 2020 - About 15% of U.S. diesel trucks that were originally certified with emissions controls have had those systems tampered with. That’s among the takeaways from a U.S. EPA report released last Friday. It suggests an environmental and public-health im...
ID.4 and Mach-E range ratings, XC40 Recharge drive, Ariya impressions: The Week in Reverse 28, November 2020 - Which automaker this week agreed to stop siding with the Trump administration? And what possibility did Tesla’s Elon Musk suggest for Europe? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week en...
2022 Nissan Ariya prototype: First impressions, and 5 things to look forward to 27, November 2020 - The 2022 Nissan Ariya is due in summer 2021, and last week at a studio in Los Angeles we finally got some face time with the battery-electric SUV in prototype form. After a long gestation, the Ariya we saw looked ready to burst out of its cocoon. This ...
Tesla recalls Model X, Model Y for separate issues, both assembly-related 27, November 2020 - Tesla is issuing recalls for the Model X and Model Y electric crossovers over separate issues—both related to errors during assembly. The Model X recall, which affects 9,136 cars, addresses improperly-fitted "cosmetic appliqué" pieces at t...
Thanksgiving gas prices are lowest in years—but that hasn’t made electric cars the turkeys 26, November 2020 - Data released this week from AAA shows that the national-average gas price of $2.10 for the holiday weekend is lower than that during any Thanksgiving weekend in years—since 2015. For obvious reasons, that’s not the incentive it usually is ...
Compact Tesla, VW ID.4 range rating, Porsche Taycan drift record: Today’s Car News 25, November 2020 - Volkswagen ID.4 range ratings are out. Tesla’s considering even higher range targets, and a compact car for Europe. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has hinted that another range boost could be coming soon to some Tes...
2021 VW ID.4 electric SUV rated at 250 miles of range 25, November 2020 - The official range ratings are out for the first of Volkswagen’s mass-market electric vehicles. No surprises, they’re exactly what VW had anticipated leading up to the launch. The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4, which is due for first deliveries earl...
Musk: 435-mile range coming soon, compact Tesla hatchback considered for Europe 25, November 2020 - Tesla CEO Elon Musk said an electric car with 435 miles of range is coming soon, and that Tesla is considering a hatchback model for Europe, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Addressing a European battery conference, Musk said improved versions of existing T...
Cadillac plans, Volvo XC40 Recharge review, GM and California: Today’s Car News 24, November 2020 - GM makes good with California, and it gives Cadillac dealerships a way out if they don’t see the all-electric future. And we get a drive in the Volvo XC40 Recharge. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. General Motors confirmed that it has st...
Preview drive: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge doesn’t complicate the future 24, November 2020 - Simplicity is bliss. After a very short drive of the Swedish automaker’s first fully electric production model earlier this month, I found it’s a lasting impression that rings true in the driving experience and the overall ambience of the v...
Preview drive: 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge electric SUV doesn’t complicate the future 24, November 2020 - Simplicity is bliss. After a very short drive of the Swedish automaker’s first fully electric production model earlier this month, I found it’s a lasting impression that rings true in the driving experience and the overall ambience of the v...
Report: Dealers not sold on GM’s all-electric vision for Cadillac can sell out 24, November 2020 - Dealerships not sold on General Motors' plan to make Cadillac all-electric can sell out, according to an Automotive News report. The automaker is offering dealers unsure about the plan up to $500,000 to drop their Cadillac franchises, the industry trad...
GM switches allegiances, halts challenge of California clean-air standards 24, November 2020 - General Motors Monday confirmed that it has halted its challenge of California's ability to set its own, stricter emissions standards. Along with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Toyota, GM backed the Trump administration's attempt to rescind Califo...
General Motors Drops Support for Trump Climate Rollbacks 23, November 2020 - General Motors said it would no longer back President Trump’s effort to strip California of the power to set fuel economy standards.
G.M. Accelerates Its Ambitions for Electric Vehicles 23, November 2020 - General Motors says it will increase its investment and model offerings over the next five years “to expedite the transition to E.V.s.”
G.M. Drops Its Support for Trump Climate Rollbacks and Aligns With Biden 23, November 2020 - General Motors said it would no longer back President Trump’s lawsuit seeking to strip California of the power to set fuel economy standards.
G.M. Drops Its Support for Trump Climate Rollbacks and Aligns With Biden 23, November 2020 - General Motors said it would no longer back President Trump’s lawsuit seeking to strip California of the power to set fuel economy standards.
Mustang Mach-E range, Karma vs. Lordstown, Nissan and Hercules: Today’s Car News 23, November 2020 - Nissan appears to be exploring electric-truck possibilities, too. Karma calls foul on Lordstown. And the Mustang Mach-E electric SUV gets EPA range ratings. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The most affordable versions of the Ford Mustang Mach...
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E: First non-Tesla EV to reach 300 miles of EPA-rated range 23, November 2020 - Ford has announced that the U.S. EPA has certified range numbers of up to 300 miles for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E, which will start arriving at dealerships in December. In its single-motor rear-wheel-drive (RWD) layout—including the California Rout...
Karma sues EV startup Lordstown, claims it stole infotainment tech 23, November 2020 - Karma Automotive is suing Lordstown Motors, alleging the Ohio-based electric-truck firm stole trade secrets and poached employees involved in the development of infotainment tech. First reported by The Business Journal of Youngstown, Ohio, the lawsuit ...