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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

Sakti3 Battery Firm: Key To GM 200-Mile Electric Car, $100 Per kWh By End Of Decade?

By all indications, there will be an all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV for which General Motors is targeting a range of 200 miles. And one of the keys to achieving such a... read more September 29, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE (European spec)

Volkswagen Passat GTE Plug-In Hybrid To Appear At Paris Motor Show

Now that German carmakers have started to work in earnest on plug-in hybrids, expect to see a whole lot more of them in the coming years--though not always in North America... read more September 29, 2014 by 


 
Peter Rutman, who bought a wrecked Tesla Model S salvage car  [frame from San Diego 6 The CW]

Buying A Crashed Tesla Model S: Damage, Risk, Safety, Salvage, And Reporting

Caveat emptor. Or, for those less conversant in Latin, buyer beware. That's the lesson that should always be applied when buying a used car. Especially one with obvious... read more September 29, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Iowa Dealers Shut Down Tesla Test Drives As Rep Humiliates Them

Sometimes you almost have to feel sorry for car dealers--or, more specifically, their ineptness at the public-relations end of their fight against electric-car maker Tesla... read more September 28, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Prius Competitors, Lutz On Tesla, Toyota Fuel-Cell Ad: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Why is Senator Harry Reid a new convert to electric-car incentives? And, are you part of what Toyota calls the "bold few" who will usher in a zero-emission future? This is... read more September 27, 2014 by 


 
2015 Subaru Impreza

ELR Electric Coupe Update, Biofuel For Jets, 'Fringe' Brand Tesla: Today's Car News

Is Tesla Motors actually a "fringe brand," as famous former GM executive Bob Lutz recently maintained? We've laid out his reasoning; you be the judge. Meanwhile, GM will... read more September 26, 2014 by 


 
China

From Making iPhones To Electric Cars: Foxconn To Offer $15K Plug-In Vehicle

Foxconn is well known for manufacturing Apple iPhones--and for controversy over its labor practices--but now the company is expanding to a new area. The electronics... read more September 26, 2014 by 


 
Frame from 2014 Cadillac ELR video on YouTube, with actor Neil McDonough

Updated 2016 Cadillac ELR Electric Coupe For LA Auto Show

While much of the electric-car world is anticipating the next Chevy Volt, which will launch in January, GM's other range-extended electric car will be getting some changes... read more September 26, 2014 by 


 
Clean Energy Fuels natural gas refueling station Long Beach, California.

Best Use For Abundant U.S. Natural Gas: Powering Electric Cars

Natural-gas vehicles have never had much acceptance in the North American passenger car market, and even trucks powered by it are struggling. While natural gas is presently... read more September 26, 2014 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

Six California Electric-Car Bills Signed By Governor Brown

As thousands participated in National Drive Electric Week events around the country last week, California took further steps to promote electric cars. Governor Jerry Brown... read more September 26, 2014 by 


 
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 (Image: Flickr user Aero Icarus, used under CC license)

Southwest Airlines Will Use Renewable Jet Fuel From Forest Waste

In the U.S., there isn't a lot of enthusiasm for automotive biofuels these days. Concerns over the potential impact on food supplies, the growing sales of practical electric... read more September 26, 2014 by 


 
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