Tesla Spy Video, Malibu Hybrid, Utilities Vs Solar Power: The Week In Reverse (Video)


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Why did one buyer call visiting his local Chevy dealer "a trip down memory lane"? And what new vehicle launch did we guess right about, way back in January? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, March 27, 2015. Friday we wrote about one car b...Read more

The Five Most Ignorant Media Myths About Electric Cars


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We spend more time than we probably should in grumbling at media coverage of plug-in electric cars. Journalists try to get it right, in general, but often the specific and complex issues around electric cars, who buys them, and how they're really used get lost or ignored in general reporting. At one reader's suggestion...Read more

IL Suspends Clean-Car Rebates; GA Tax Credit In Trouble Too; Texas Next?


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State tax credits and purchase rebates have proven effective in kickstarting the early market for plug-in electric cars and other green vehicles. But they don't last forever, as buyers in Illinois and Georgia are learning; the Ilinois program has been suspended, and Georgia seems likely to kill off its program as well....Read more

Tesla Store Helpful, Enthusiastic; One Chevy Volt Dealer, Not So Much


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It's long been known that getting some car dealerships to sell plug-in electric cars can be a challenge. Now, one reporter tested the thesis for himself, by visiting both his local Tesla store--to inquire about the Model S electric luxury sedan--and his local Chevrolet dealer, to ask about the Volt range-extended elect...Read more

Why We're Calling The 2016 Chevy Volt A Plug-In Hybrid


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Since the launch of the Chevrolet Volt almost five years ago, a battle has raged over what to call it. Is it a range-extended electric car, as GM strongly preferred, or a plug-in hybrid as others insisted equally forcefully? GM's goal in calling the Volt a "range-extended electric" car was to underscore its battery ran...Read more