Chevy Bolt EV electric car to be GM-Lyft self-driving car testbed


Green Car Reports
It's the season of autonomous-car announcements, apparently. This week Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that the Silicon Valley giant would use the Detroit automaker's 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans for its self-driving car research. Now, General Motors has said that the Lyft ride-sharing service,...Read more

Plug-in electric car sales for April 2016: Volt romps, Leaf stagnates (update)


Green Car Reports
After the usual winter doldrums at the start of the year, April proved to be a good month for plug-in electric car sales in the U.S. March was a record-breaking month, and as April results come in today and tomorrow, last month's pace seems to be robust as well. As usual, the two highest-volume cars for which we have r...Read more

Chevy Cruze Vs. Hyundai Elantra: Compare Cars


The Car Connection
Today's economy cars are do-it-alls. They're practically mid-sizers, with styling that has set trends, and features that sometimes outpoint much more expensive rivals. Two highly-rated four-door sedans fight head to head for shoppers looking for reasonable performance for about $20,000--but between them, is the 2017 Hy...Read more

VW diesel buyback: what other automakers paid for used vehicles


Green Car Reports
A main aspect of the agreement between VW and the EPA to settle its diesel-emission cheating scandal is an offer by Volkswagen to buy back all 482,000 2.0-liter TDI diesel vehicles sold from 2009 through 2015. The details of that agreement won't be made public until June 21, and won't be finalized until July 26, after ...Read more

How BMW can compete with Tesla electric cars: future i5, plug-in hybrids, says advocate


Green Car Reports
For a decade now, Tesla Motors has been the "black swan" of the auto industry. It's a California company startup, founded from scratch, using a new powertrain, that against all odds has sold more than 100,000 electric cars and created a brand known worldwide. You can almost hear the grinding of teeth in the automaking ...Read more