Next clean-energy transport: a solar-powered electric railcar?


Green Car Reports
Tourist railroads are one of the unexpected pleasures of travel. Usually operating on trackage that railroads no longer need, they offer low-speed rides through scenic vistas, including locations that tourists often can't reach by car. But along with historic railcars on many lines come older engines, usually powered b...Read more

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid pulled from VW's U.S. lineup in 2017


Green Car Reports
Volkswagen released details on its 2017 lineup for the U.S. yesterday, including the launch of its crossover-like Golf Alltrack wagon, some new Beetle versions, and greater availability of electronic safety systems across more models. But one entry in the VW lineup was missing. Volkswagen's William Gock confirmed to Gr...Read more

VW to offer TDI diesel owners $7,000 plus buyback: rumor


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With terms of a final settlement between Volkswagen and the EPA on 482,000 TDI diesel vehicles due to be announced next Tuesday, Judge Charles Breyer has imposed a gag order on all parties. That doesn't seem to have stopped unidenitfied sources from talking about possible terms contained in the settlement. The latest r...Read more

Nissan Juke, Rogue crossover SUVs to offer all-electric versions?


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It's a frequent complaint from car shoppers: all the affordable electric cars are small hatchbacks or sedans, but I want an SUV. Indeed, there's only one all-electric crossover utility vehicle on the market—the Tesla Model X—and that will run you $80,000 or more. Now it appears that Nissan has plans to solv...Read more

Has Germany's long love affair with diesels finally collapsed?


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It's been 80 years since the first Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicle went into volume production. Over that time, German makers have developed, refined, and promoted the combustion-ignition engine as a more fuel-efficient method of powering personal vehicles. Followed by Volkswagen Group's various makes, BMW, and the rest o...Read more