There's more to sustainable driving than just choosing the right car. We have information on everything from resale values to battery replacement rates to the best and worst things about each kind of green vehicle.
Ferrari Sold More Hybrids Than ICE Cars for the First Time
In the latter half of 2023, the majority of Ferrari vehicles sold worldwide were plug-in hybrids. The success of vehicles like the SF90 Stradale and 296 GTB show that electrification can make supercars more exciting as well as more efficient.
Do EVs Cost More to Repair Than Gas Cars?
Many shoppers are worried that EVs will cost more to repair if they are in an accident. Fortunately, new industry data shows that average electric car repair costs are largely in line with conventional vehicles.
Getting the Federal EV Tax Credit Will Be Easier Next Year
The $7,500 federal tax credit helps make EVs a lot more affordable - but applying for it requires patience and process. Starting next year, your car dealer will be able to apply the credit at the time of purchase.
Toyota's Stance on Electric Vehicles – Hero or Villain?
Toyota is one of the pioneers of electrification, having helped to introduce hybrid technology. However, it has drawn criticism in recent years for its slow progress on fully-electric vehicles.
What EVs are Top Rated for Safety?
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its latest safety ratings, and three EVs introduced in 2023 topped the charts for crash safety and pedestrian protection.
Tesla's Quest for Sustainable Energy
Think Tesla is all about electric cars? Think again. The company's mission is to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy – and it's investing in far more than just EVs. Learn about their solar, energy storage, and manufacturing projects here.
Do Electric Cars Get Driven Less Than Gas Cars?
A recent study from iSeeCars suggests that, on average, EVs get driven about 30 percent less than gasoline cars. Why is that? Read on to find out.
How Much Range Do EV Pickups Lose When Hauling?
EV pickups have awesome features and performance, but how much range do they lose when fully loaded? A recent study from the AAA finds out.
Colorado Bumps State EV Tax Credit To $5,000
If you live in Colorado and want to switch to an EV, you should think about acting soon. Starting in July, the state is bumping its EV tax credit to $5,000.
Future EV Battery Technology Could Offer 800 Miles of Range
Still feeling range anxiety with your EV? Innovations to improve lithium-ion EV batteries, and new tech like solid state batteries, could take the range of electric cars past gasoline vehicles - and enable ultra-fast charging.
Are More Shoppers Rejecting Electric Cars?
While the number of EV options at all price points and charging infrastructure continue to improve, there's a growing segment of American car buyers that aren't interested in switching to electric. Learn more about the issue here.
Best and Worst Things About Driving an Electric Car
If you're switching from gasoline to an electric car, you'll want to know what to expect. Here are some of the best things you'll love about making the change - and some things you should plan ahead for.
Electric Cars Eligible for the $7,500 Tax Credit in 2023
The federal government recently revised its rules in 2023 for which electric and plug-in hybrid cars are eligible for the $7,500 tax incentive. Which cars still qualify? Read on to find out.
Research Shows EV Battery Replacements Very Rare
If you've experienced how your phone's battery performs worse over time, you'll understand the concern some potential EV owners have about battery degradation and EV battery replacement. But the latest research suggests there's very little to worry about.
Hydrogen Peroxide Powered Vehicles
What if the cleanest fuel on earth turned out to be made from hydrogen peroxide? You know, that stuff that people use to bleach their hair? Cecil Mills thinks H2O2 powered vehicles could be the answer to our current and future energy woes.
What are the Most EV-Friendly Places in America?
Electric cars are becoming more and more popular across the U.S. But some cities and states offer far better access to EV charging than others, according to a study by iSeeCars.
Is Coasting Better Than One-Pedal Driving?
One pedal or two? Tesla has popularized one-pedal driving, where electric cars use aggressive brake regeneration to extend range. But Porsche thinks there's a better way. Read on to learn more.
Drive an EV Hassle-Free with Hyundai’s Subscription Service
If you're curious about making the leap to an EV, but aren't yet ready to make a long-term commitment, Hyundai's new Evolve+ subscription service might be for you. It lets you drive an Ionic 5 or Kona Electric no strings attached for an all-in monthly fee.
Which EVs Lose the Most Range in Winter?
We all know batteries don't last as long in the cold weather as they do in the summer. But just how much range do different electric cars lose when the weather turns cold? A recent study broke down data from many popular models. Learn about the best and worst EVs for winter range here.
The Truth About Dirty Energy
You can help lower CO2 emissions even more if the electricity you use to recharge your electric car or plug-in hybrid is sourced from clean energy. What is clean electricity and how do you get it? Let’s find out.
Preserving Our Rivers
In this article, we explain some of the perils that exist for our rivers and waterways and steps you can take to help preserve them. When faced with big problems we often hear people lament, “What can I do? I’m just one person.” Here are a few ideas.
Why More Americans Aren't Considering EVs
According to a survey by industry watchdog Autolist, which surveyed over 1,300 consumers in early 2022, vehicle prices and range are the factors most on the minds of U.S. buyers – not gasoline savings.
Are Electric Cars More Reliable?
Electric vehicles are often praised for helping drivers save money, but how reliable are they? Is there a tradeoff? Here on GreenCars.com, we look at why electric cars are more reliable and why software glitches seem to be the primary culprit.
Revitalizing Our Soil
As the impact of climate change becomes more evident, the need for keeping carbon in soils is more important than ever. There is much we can each do to help repair our soil to reduce greenhouse gases. Here are some tips.
How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
By reducing your own carbon footprint, you not only reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, but you also become part of a ripple effect resulting in a more sustainable way of living for all. Here are some tips.
Are Electric Cars Better for the Environment?
Are electric cars better for the environment than gasoline vehicles? Yes, but it's a complicated question. EVs may reduce carbon emissions but what about the negative impact of lithium mining? Can a car be truly green when electricity is still dirty?
Saving Our Bees
In this article, we explore the dire ecological problems that exist for protecting our bees and offer encouraging ways we can work together to truly can make a positive difference. Want to help save the bees? Read on.
Restoring Our Forests
Forests support the environment by regulating the climate, cleaning our water and preventing soil erosion. Trees improve our air quality by turning carbon dioxide into the oxygen we breathe. How can you do your part to preserve and restore them? Read on.
Earth's Rising CO2 Levels
In this article, we hope to help you understand the earth’s rising CO2 levels and why reducing greenhouse gases from automobiles is essential for our planet’s future.
The Downside of Electric Cars
Electric cars offer numerous advantages, among which are performance, smoothness, and zero-emissions driving. They can help contribute to cleaner air - but EV batteries come with some of their own problems.
Simple Tricks to Reduce Plastic Waste
There are currently 5.25 trillion macro and micro-plastics in our oceans and 46,000 pieces of plastic in every square mile of ocean water. Our planet is literally swimming in plastic pollution. Here are some tips to reducing your plastic waste.
Pro Tips for Home Recycling
Doing your part to reduce plastic waste feels good. So does giving paper and glass products a second life by avoiding the landfill. But how you recycle is now more important than ever before. Here are some tips for recycling at home.
Protecting Our Oceans
The degradation of our oceans, known as marine pollution, stems from a combination of human caused dispersal of trash and chemicals that are washed out to sea in massive amounts. Over five million metric tons of plastic enters the oceans each year. What can you do to help?
Why Electric Vehicle Owners Won't Go Back
Market-research firm J.D. Power surveyed electric car owners across the country. Most love their EVs - and will never go back. What makes for a great experience? In short, it comes down to range, charging, incentives, and the after-sales experience.
More EV Myths and Misconceptions
Our article on EV Myths was so well received, we thought you might like to hear about a few more. Here, we debunk EV myths about cost, safety, and other controversial topics.
Common EV Myths and Misconceptions
There are lots of myths about electric driving out there. Fortunately, your friends at GreenCars have put together our list of the top five most common electric car myths - which we bust in this story.
Five Simple Sustainability Hacks
If you're looking for small ways that you can help contribute to a healthier planet, we're here to help. These sustainability hacks are easy and inexpensive to implement into your life.
How Many Electric Vehicles Sold in 2021?
EV sales are surging. Electric vehicle sales growth topped that of the global car market in 2021, up 26 percent over the previous year. Even with Covid-19 restrictions and component shortages, global EV sales topped 6.4 million units sold worldwide for the year.
Investing in Electric Car Stocks
As electric cars continue to gain in popularity and acceptance, it seems that investing in EV-related stocks might be a good idea. Should you invest in EV stocks, and if so, which ones?
Interest in Electric Cars is Rising
A number of recent studies show that interest in owning an electric car is definitely on the rise. One study in particular by the British RAC has found that an increasing percentage of European drivers plan to switch over to an electric car for their next vehicle.
Why Your Next Car Will Be Electric
More and more laws are pushing auto makers towards zero-emissions vehicles by 2030 - which will bring millions of electric cars to our roads. Here are some reasons you should consider going electric for your next vehicle.