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Natural-Gas Stepchildren, Iron Butt Record, Has Tesla Beaten Dealers? Today's Car News

Natural-Gas Stepchildren, Iron Butt Record, Has Tesla Beaten Dealers? Today's Car News

If you've never heard of the Iron Butt Assocation, you may not be a motorcycle rider--but you'll be interested in the first electric bike rider to win the honor. Plus a crack in the dealer opposition to Tesla Motors, and some encouraging news on wind and solar energy. All this and more on Green Car...

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2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Natural-Gas Vehicles: Honda, Chevy Are 'Neglected Stepchild' Among Green Cars

Diesels seem likely to gain U.S. market share in light trucks and SUVs, hybrids are at least holding their own, and of course sales of plug-in electric cars are rising... read more 22 hours ago by 


 
British Columbia   [image: Wikimedia Commons]

When Electric Car Incentives Expire: A Case Study In Canada

In February, the Canadian province of British Columbia became one of few areas of the world to allow its plug-in electric vehicle purchase incentives to expire. The cause was... read more 23 hours ago by 


 
Renault Eolab Concept for future plug-in hybrid vehicle, 2014 Paris Motor Show

Tesla Model 3 Cost, Mercedes CLA Sales, Plug-In Hybrid Concept: Today's Car News

There's more Tesla news today (of course), with the electric-car company winning a court battle to sell cars in Massachusetts but facing a grim prediction by one analyst of... read more September 17, 2014 by 


 
Updated Ford C-Max (European market) for 2015, shown at 2014 Paris Motor Show

Updated Ford C-Max European Models Unveiled For Paris Motor Show

Just one day after it revealed a small portion of the design in a teaser photo, the updated Ford C-Max for the European market has been unveiled ahead of the Paris Motor... read more September 17, 2014 by 


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

Tesla Wins Dealer Battle In MA: Direct Sales, Stores Are Legal

In the state-by-state war between Tesla Motors and car-dealer associations, the electric-car maker has now added another victory to its tally. Massachusetts' highest court... read more September 17, 2014 by 


 
Renault Eolab Concept for future plug-in hybrid vehicle, 2014 Paris Motor Show

Renault Eolab: Preview Of Nissan Plug-In Hybrid At Smaller Scale?

French carmaker Renault hasn't sold cars in North America in almost 30 years, But as half of the global Renault-Nissan Alliance--and Europe's earliest volume electric-car... read more September 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, test drive in Oregon, July 2014

2014 Mercedes CLA: Smallest Benz Sees Sky-High Demand

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class compact sedan isn't much like the other cars that wear the three-pointed star badge. In contrast to most Mercedes models sold in the U.S... read more September 17, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S lithium-ion battery pack in rolling chassis   [photo: Martin Gillet via Flickr]

Tesla Battery Cost: New Report Suggests Model 3 To Cost $50K Or More

It's likely the biggest question for the future of electric cars: How low can battery cost go, and how fast? Tesla Motors is thought to have the lowest cost-per-kilowatt-hour... read more September 17, 2014 by 


 
Formula E Championship 2014 Beijing ePrix

Tesla's Economic Impact, Nissan's Battery Future, Formula E's First Race: Today's Car News

We've got plenty of electric-car stories today. Find out why Nissan's electric-car battery future might lay with LG Chem, how Tesla is reshaping Silicon Valley, and recap the... read more September 16, 2014 by 


 
MIT cheetah robot

Hardly A Vehicle, MIT's Electric Cheetah Is Still Impressive

While plug-in cars remain a small niche, electric power is displacing internal combustion in a completely different type of "vehicle." Meet MIT's battery-powered robotic... read more September 16, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla 'Ecosystem' Changing The Face Of Silicon Valley

Tesla Motors' effect on the car industry is the subject of much analysis, but how is the carmaker affecting its home region of Silicon Valley? While most attention is focused... read more September 16, 2014 by 


 
Nissan lithium-ion cell fabrication & battery pack assembly at Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee

Nissan's Electric-Car Battery Future: Will It Be With LG Chem?

Nissan is set to close electric-car battery plants in England and the U.S. and turn to Korean maker LG Chem for some batteries. Or perhaps not. A startling and exclusive... read more September 16, 2014 by 


 
2016 Ford C-Max teaser image

Ford C-Max To Get 'Extreme Makeover,' Debut At Paris Motor Show

The Ford C-Max tall wagon is about to get an "extreme makeover." At least, that's Ford calls the collection of styling and equipment changes it will unveil September 17... read more September 16, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S with LumiLor electroluminescent light coating

How To Make Your Tesla Model S Way, Way More Noticeable

A Tesla Model S electric car can turn heads wherever it goes, but one particular version can induce whiplash. For those who really like to stand out, this Model S is covered... read more September 16, 2014 by 


 
Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car

First Formula E Electric-Car Race Held Sunday In Beijing

Modern electric cars are good at many things, but generating excitement from fans of speed arguably isn't one of them. The Formula E Championship is an attempt to show that... read more September 15, 2014 by 


 
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