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More Tesla Praise, Honda Forbidden Fruit, LG Chem Futures: Today's Car News

More Tesla Praise, Honda Forbidden Fruit, LG Chem Futures: Today's Car News

Today, we take a break from the plethora of stories about hydrogen fueling stations and go back to a perennial reader favorite, the Tesla Model S--which has earned more good words from Consumer Reports. We report on a small seven-seat Honda utility vehicle we won't see in North America, and look at...

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ZF E-Mobility Test Vehicle  -  Germany, 2015

Supplier ZF: Intriguing EV Ideas, But No Plans To Get In The Battery Business

The supplier ZF has designed and engineered a city-sized EV. Yet it has no plans to build such a model; the one-off prototype is just a means for the German supplier, touting... read more 16 hours ago by 


 
2015 Porsche Panamera

'Fueling' Costs, Hydrogen Station Reliability, Luxury Plug-In Hybrids:Today's Car News

Today, we compare the costs of gas stations, hydrogen fueling stations, and electric-car charging stations, an analyst criticizes luxury plug-in hybrids, and a station... read more August 26, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

Luxury Plug-In Hybrids May Be A Mistake, Says German Industry Analyst

The established German luxury carmakers are showing considerable enthusiasm for plug-in hybrids. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche all have at least one plug-in hybrid in... read more August 26, 2015 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Gas, Electricity, Hydrogen: How Many Cars Can 'Fuel' And What Will It Cost?

Gas stations are ubiquitous across the world, many with diesel pumps as well, to fuel the more than 1 billion vehicles now roaming the surface of our planet. As regulators... read more August 26, 2015 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Driver To Plant Trees In 48 States On Cross-Country Trip

Despite its name, National Drive Electric Week is actually an international awareness event for plug-in electric cars. And in concert with this year's event, one driver is... read more August 26, 2015 by 


 
Cal State L.A. Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility

Hydrogen Fueling Station Reliability: 'An Issue For Some Time' To Come

The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell crossover became available for lease in California last year; it will soon be followed by the 2016 Toyota Mirai, and then a Honda model... read more August 26, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Tesla Model S Distance Record, Jaguar 'EV-Type,' Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Update: Today's Car News

Today, Norwegian drivers cover 450 miles in a Tesla Model S on just one charge, a possible electric crossover from Jaguar, and an update on the U.S. arrival time for the... read more August 25, 2015 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Quebec City, Sep 2013

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage To Get Updates After Skipping 2016 Model Year

The Mitsubishi Mirage minicar has been an unexpected success for the U.S. arm of what's usually described as "struggling Japanese automaker Mitsubishi." Sales volume after... read more August 25, 2015 by 


 
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid quick drive (European model)

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: May Availability In Early Markets

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has been on sale in Japan and Europe for quite some time now, but its U.S. launch has been delayed repeatedly. The model has actually... read more August 25, 2015 by 


 
2016 Lincoln MKX, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Engine Power, MPG Figures Tested Using Different Fuels

It's all about the asterisk, it turns out. Most buyers likely assume that the conditions for rating a new car's fuel economy and engine performance are identical. For at... read more August 25, 2015 by 


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Norwegian Drivers Set New Tesla Model S Distance Record: 450 Miles (Video)

A pair of Norwegian drivers claim to have set a new record for Tesla Model S electric-car range. Over the weekend, the pair covered 728.7 kilometers (452.8 miles), after a... read more August 25, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai  -  Quick Drive  -  Portland, July 2015  [photo: Doug Berger]

2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car Runs On...Leftover Lemonade? Huh?

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If you already have lemonade, make hydrogen, Toyota says. As part of its promotional efforts for the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car... read more August 25, 2015 by 


 
2017 Jaguar F-Pace serves as 2015 Tour de France support vehicle

Jaguar 'EV-Type' To Be All-Electric F-Pace To Compete With Tesla?

It's still hard to explain to outsiders just how disruptive Tesla Motors and its electric luxury cars have been to the established German prestige automakers. From 2017 to... read more August 25, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Prius Spy Shots

Hyundai Electric Car, 2016 Toyota Prius Spy Shots, Tesla Store Tweaks: Today's Car News

Today, a possible all-electric version of Hyundai's "Prius fighter" dedicated hybrid model, spy shots of the 2016 Toyota Prius, and updates to Tesla's retail stores. All this... read more August 24, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Toyota Passes 8 Million Hybrids Sold Since 1997, Still Dominates Sector

Since the first-generation Prius originally went on sale in Japan in 1997, Toyota has dominated the hybrid sector. Less than a year after selling its 7 millionth hybrid... read more August 24, 2015 by 


 
 

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