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  1. 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-productionAs tens of thousands of United Auto Workers members went on strike Monday morning, details emerged about General Motors' offer to the plant workers for electrified vehicles. Included in the proposed offer from GM to the UAW,...
  2. Rimac C_Two CaliforniaA major supplier indicates that 800-volt tech is coming to another major automaker’s platform in 2022. The 2020 Prius gets a few more features. And CATL is looking at a plant in the U.S. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. The...
  3. CATL at Frankfurt auto showChina’s Contemporary Amerex Technology Co., better known as CATL, has in the past several years become a global battery giant. Last week one of its senior executives revealed to Reuters that the company is considering a...
  4. 2020 Toyota PriusToyota announced a handful of changes for its bread-and-butter hybrid Thursday, including iPhone integration via Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa-enabled smart features for the first time. In addition to these connected features, the 2020 Prius gets...
  5. 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo SLast week, in coordination with the Frankfurt auto show, Delphi Technologies announced it will be the first major supplier for the auto industry to produce an 800-volt inverter—a component that Delphi underscores is one of the...
  6. Electric GT crate electric V-8For many decades, so-called crate engines—most often V-8s—have been the basis for adding more excitement or a life extension to old cars and trucks, fresh out of a shipping crate and with a minimum of fuss. So...
  7. Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS conceptWhich automaker looked back to the late-’70s hatchback era with an electric concept car? And why is your favorite green-car site interested in a claimed record lap time at California’s Laguna Seca track?...
  8. 2020 Porsche Taycan TurboAudi shows how very futuristic concepts can still be off-road-focused. Tesla wears “Plaid” at the track. And VW shows wall chargers to go with its electric cars. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Tesla announced...
  9. 2020 Volvo XC40 PHEVVolvo's plug-in hybrid variant of its XC40 compact crossover is hitting showrooms in the UK, offering a glimpse of what we can likely expect within the next model year. The XC40 PHEV is based on its T5 trim, which is the range-topper for the small...
  10. VW ID ChargerAs a companion to the launch of its new ID 3 electric car, Volkswagen is offering a series of at-home AC charging stations. In three flavors, the new ID Charger series ranges in three levels from basic charging to a high-precision, connected suite. All of...
  11. Tesla Model S Laguna Seca recordTesla announced Wednesday that its Model S "Plaid" development car lapped WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California, in 1 minute, 36.55 seconds this week. That set a track record for four-door...
  12. Audi AI: Trail quattro conceptEarlier this week at the Frankfurt auto show, Audi revealed a strikingly different adventure-vehicle concept car that’s designed to show, according to the brand, “a comprehensive concept for sustainable mobility...
  13. 2019 Hyundai Ioniq ElectricThe most efficient car for the 2019 model year may surprise you, states may be recouping more than just lost gas taxes from EV drivers, and the EPA chief Andrew Wheeler signaled that the final fuel-economy freeze may not be...
  14. 2019 Hyundai Ioniq ElectricEfficiency went further and farther for 2019 model-year vehicles in almost every sense of the two words. Green Car Reports’ top 10 fuel-efficient vehicles all have one thing in common: plugs. But where they go from there...
  15. BMW i3 charging at EVgo fast chargers at Chevron station in Menlo Park, CaliforniaSome states are assessing additional fees on electric vehicle owners that end up being in excess of what the...