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  1. BMW Vision Dynamics conceptPolestar gives a glimpse of a future flagship electric car. Researchers suggest much higher solar cell efficiency without rare materials. And Hyundai is working on giving transmissions more smarts, not necessarily more gears....
  2. 2020 Hyundai Sonata HybridEven as it moves to launch more electric cars, Hyundai is looking for ways to wring more efficiency from internal-combustion powertrains. The automaker has developed what it calls an "Information and Communication Technology (ICT)"...
  3. Solar panels on a Walmart storeSolar cells produce electricity without carbon emissions, but the low efficiency numbers leave a lot of room for improvement. New research suggests a possible way to boost that—possibly without a radical rethink or...
  4. Polestar Precept conceptPolestar Tuesday revealed the first full photos and information for the Precept, a concept electric car that will be shown in March at the Geneva International Motor Show. Polestar has, in recent weeks, been teasing the Precept...
  5. Audi E-Tron S first driveTesla is working on a very smart suspension for the Cybertruck. Yamaha moves into the electric-motor business. Porsche has built the highest-power fast-charging station in Europe. Lordstown Motors is planning to put four motors...
  6. Porsche Turbo Charging park  -  Leipzig, GermanyPorsche announced last Wednesday that it opened what amounts to Europe’s most powerful charging station yet. The charging station taps into 7 MW of energy from all-renewable sources,...
  7. Lordstown Endurance wheel hub motorLordstown Motors is planning to use a former GM facility near Cleveland, Ohio, to effectively beat GM to the punch—in offering an all-electric, made-in-America pickup. “Our goal is to build the first...
  8. Yamaha 35-kw prototype electric motor for automotiveYamaha wants to enter the electric-car business, but not by developing entire vehicles. Instead, the Japanese firm announced that it will sell a permanent-magnet synchronous...
  9. Tesla CybertruckTesla CEO Elon Musk used his preferred method of communication—Twitter—to reveal a few more details about the upcoming Cybertruck electric pickup truck on Friday. "Active ride height & active damping are game-changing for a truck or...
  10. Hot Wheels 1:64-scale remote control Tesla CybertruckThe Tesla Cybertruck generated quite a lot of buzz when it was unveiled in November 2019. Three months later, Hot Wheels is trying to cash in on that buzz with toy versions of...
  11. Polestar 2Which big name in tech and philanthropy just got a Porsche Taycan? Why can’t some Toyota hybrids fill up their tanks? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending February 21, 2020. Things are...
  12. 2020 Tesla Model 3Tesla scores big in Consumer Reports’ annual roundup, and might be using a different kind of battery for China for the Model 3. Jaguar Land Rover is looking at its electric-mobility future. And we dig into some of the best EVs and plug-in...
  13. 2017 Tesla Model XPlug-in vehicles make up a much larger portion of the market in California than in the rest of the nation. And yet many EVs and plug-in hybrids are able enough to take on serious winter driving in Snow Belt states—where getting through the...
  14. Tesla starts delivery of Chinese-made Model 3 sedans on December 30, 2019Tesla has made major investments into cylindrical battery cells, using 18650-format cells in the Model S and Model X, and 2170-format...
  15. Jaguar Land Rover Project VectorJaguar Land Rover may be know for the sleek F-Type sports car and rugged Range Rover SUV, but the British automaker's latest concept car is something completely different. The Project Vector "concept platform" is an...