Electric-car battery costs, Germans vs Tesla, more cheating probes: The Week in Reverse


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What kind of fuel would you expect to buy at a True Zero filling station? And, which four carmakers will introduce new or updated all-electric cars for 2017? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, April 29, 2016. Friday, we covered Tesla Motors' war...Read more

As VW pledges more electric cars, it supports biofuels as alternative


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Are there many different ways to reduce the carbon associated with road vehicles? Or are electric vehicles the best and only viable way to proceed? That's the debate at the heart of two different reports on Volkswagen's recent actions in Europe this week. DON'T MISS: VW settlement with EPA announced over diesel emissio...Read more

EPA tells Mitsubishi to retest fuel economy after Japan errors


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The dominos continue to fall as more and more carmakers are investigated for accuracy in their testing of emissions and fuel economy over longer periods of time. While European buyers had complained for years that EU fuel-economy ratings diverged from real-world results, nothing much happened until last year on that fr...Read more

Ford CEO Mark Fields confirms 200-mile electric car coming


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What a difference a week makes. Just last week, Ford's director of electrification programs and engineering, Kevin Layden, told reporters that the company had no immediate plans to launch a 200-mile electric car. But on today's second-quarter earnings call, Ford Motor CEO Mark Fields announced that the company plans to...Read more

Electric-car battery costs: Tesla $190 per kwh for pack, GM $145 for cells


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Lithium-ion cells and the battery packs that hold them are the single most costly part of modern electric cars. And how fast their costs will fall remains the defining factor in making those cars affordable for the mass market. GM made waves last fall when product chief Mark Reuss said the company will pay $145 per kil...Read more