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2015 Ford Focus Electric Price Cut, Tesla Model X Delay, Stricter EPA Gas-Mileage Testing: Today's Car News

2015 Ford Focus Electric Price Cut, Tesla Model X Delay, Stricter EPA Gas-Mileage Testing: Today's Car News

We've got plenty of green-car news to start off your week. The 2015 Ford Focus Electric could get a price cut of $6,000, one analyst believes there's a "reasonable risk" of another Tesla Model X delay, and the EPA plans to tighten gas-mileage test rules. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Is a...

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MINI E electric cars used in vehicle-to-grid test. Photo by University of Delaware/Evan Krape

Delaware Vehicle-To-Grid Test Lets Electric Cars Sell Power

The ability to have large numbers of electric cars store energy and feed it back into electric grids is still many years away, but researchers are studying how it could work... read more 17 hours ago by 


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

EPA To Tighten Gas-Mileage Test Rules, Audit More Ratings From Carmakers

The EPA plans to audit more of the gas-mileage test data submitted by carmakers, and tighten its rules for that testing, after fuel-economy ratings on almost 20 recent models... read more 18 hours ago by 


 
Tesla Model X prototype in Culver City, California [photo by Instagram user jmtibs]

Will Tesla Model X Be Delayed Again? Analyst Says 'Reasonable Risk'

Each of its two previous models came to market later than projected, and now the third vehicle from Tesla Motors--the Model X electric crossover utility vehicle--may slip a... read more 18 hours ago by 


 
DalburyE Nissan e-NV200 camper van conversion by Hillside Leisure

VW Westfalia Camper Van Spiritual Successor: Nissan e-NV200 Camper

If you've had your heart set on a modern interpretation of the old Volkswagen Westphalia camper van, you're in luck. A British company called Hillside Leisure will offer a... read more October 19, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus Electric

2015 Ford Focus Electric Price Cut To $29,995, A $6K Drop: Report

It appears that the 2015 Ford Focus Electric will get a major price cut of $6,000, bringing the suggested retail price to $29,995--more in line with the best-selling Nissan... read more October 18, 2014 by 


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

How Tesla Did It, Fuel-Cell Questions, Next Electric Chevy: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Is a century-old and very fuel-efficient two-stroke engine poised for a comeback? And, what questions should you ask about upcoming hydrogen fuel-cell cars? This is our video... read more October 18, 2014 by 


 
2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Tesla Model S Power Boost, 2015 Kia Soul EV Range, China MPG Punishment: Today's Car News

Lots of Tesla news today. Rear-wheel drive Model S electric cars get a power boost--on paper at least--and we analyze how dealer efforts to ban Tesla's direct-sales model... read more October 17, 2014 by 


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

Do Dealer Efforts To Ban Tesla Sales Backfire When Public Notices?

Are car dealers winning battles against Tesla Motors, and its direct-sales model, that will set them up to lose the bigger war? For almost five years, state dealer... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Rated: 93 Miles Range, 105 MPGe

The very first 2015 Kia Soul EV electric cars are now being sold in California, adding a 19th plug-in vehicle to that state's market. And its final EPA range and efficiency... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
wind farm

Do Wind Turbines Kill Birds? Far Fewer Than Cell Towers...Or Cats

Wind turbines are a proven source of clean, renewable energy, but many people believe that they kill massive numbers of birds. It sounds like a classic Catch-22. The story... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric Car Buyers Slam Dealer Experience; Dealers Don't Like 'Em Either

Buying a car often isn't a pleasant experience, and that's especially true for people looking to purchase an electric car. Electric-car buyers' disapproval of the dealership... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volvo S60L production in China

China Puts Teeth Into Gas-Mileage Rules, Will 'Punish' Makers Who Don't Comply

Several countries are implementing stricter fuel-efficiency standards, but none appear to be enforcing them as strictly as China. Perhaps thinking U.S.-style fines were too... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Puzzling New Power Numbers For Tesla Model S: What's the Deal?

Last week, while the press and Tesla owners were entranced by the introduction of the dual-motor Tesla Model S P85D with all-wheel drive, Tesla quietly changed the listed... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store  -  Portland OR

Michigan Car Dealers Slip One Over On Tesla, Ban Direct Sales: UPDATED

Tesla Motors and its supporters have rallied numerous times against attacks on the electric-car maker's company-owned stores, but a Michigan bill banning its online... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan at Aspen Ideas Festival  [photo: Riccardo Savi]

10 Fuel-Cell Car Questions, Tesla Battery Swapping, California ZEV Cuts: Today's Car News

Internal combustion lays low today. We've got 10 questions on hydrogen fuel-cell cars for Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota, Tesla Motors' first battery-swapping site, and proposed... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
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