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Tesla News: Model S Warranty, Gigafactory Fight, New Roadster Battery (VIDEO) Electric Cars August 20, 2014

Tesla News: Model S Warranty, Gigafactory Fight, New Roadster Battery (VIDEO)

The Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors seems to be in the news almost every day. Over the last two weeks, the company faced fallout over glitches in early Model S cars, and upgraded its...

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2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Why Green Car Reports Writes About Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars

It would seem pretty obvious that a site called Green Car Reports would cover zero-emission vehicles that will soon go on sale from major global automakers. But cars powered... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
Kim Price, first buyer of 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, and sales associate Steven Hall

First 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Sold Last Month

Last month, 41 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive hatchbacks were delivered to their owners, marking the first month of sales for the first battery-electric vehicle from... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

Four-Seat Volkswagen 'XL2' Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Coming?

For a two-seat car priced at more than $100,000, not sold in North America, and with just 250 built, the Volkswagen XL1 gets an extraordinary amount of attention. That's due... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
2015 Lincoln Navigator

Next Lincoln Navigator Likely To Get Aluminum Body For MPG Gains

The Ford F-150 pickup might be one of America's best-selling vehicles, but the move to build the 2015 model from aluminum has required significant investment from Ford. To... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
Renovo Coupe

Renovo Coupe Pairs Iconic Design With Electric Performance: Video

One indication that electric vehicles are clearly ready for the mainstream market is that they're already becoming desirable in the rarefied atmosphere of the supercar and... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

2016 Chevy Volt Price, VW XL1 Influence, Electric-Car Range Logic: Today's Car News

Today's news is all about the future. A low-priced 2016 Chevrolet Volt has the potential to undercut plug-in hybrids while, further out, technology from the Volkswagen XL1... read more August 19, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger DC fast-charging site, Goodland, Kansas. Photo by Electric Conduit Construction.

What It Takes To Build A Tesla Supercharger DC Fast-Charging Site

As more public charging stations are built, electric-car drivers have access to increasingly-large areas of the U.S. Owners of the Tesla Model S plug-in car largely rely on... read more August 19, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Fusion

2015 Ford Fusion: Smaller EcoBoost Engine, Manual Gearbox Gone

Time was when mid-size sedans routinely came with V-6 engines of 3.0 to 3.6 liters. But these days, those are rare and expensive high-end options--if they're even offered at... read more August 19, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

Could Less-Pricey 2016 Chevy Volt Undercut Plug-In Hybrids?

The average new vehicle transaction price in the U.S. today is around $32,000. Now it appears that the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Volt may possibly have two model variants, one... read more August 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

Next-Generation VW Golf Looks To XL1 Eco Car For Better MPG

The Volkswagen XL1 is a high-technology, high-cost plug-in hybrid that, while intriguing, will do very little do directly change the automotive landscape. Like many such... read more August 19, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf electric car with eVgo quick charging station. [courtesy eVgo]

You're Better Off Buying 100-Mile Electric Cars, Report Says; Shoppers May Disagree

Sometimes mathematical logic is simply swept aside by the more primal emotions: fear, anxiety, and insecurity. Which is why so many car buyers make choices that cost them... read more August 19, 2014 by 


 
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