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BMW i3 REx Vs Chevy Volt, Chargepoint App Tested, 2015 Honda Fit Safety: Today's Car News

BMW i3 REx Vs Chevy Volt, Chargepoint App Tested, 2015 Honda Fit Safety: Today's Car News

Today we have a range-extended electric-car faceoff between the 2014 BMW i3 REx and the Chevrolet Volt. We've also got a review of the updated Chargepoint app for finding charging stations, and a report on a safety update for the 2015 Honda Fit. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Tesla...

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ChargePoint smartphone app for locating electric-car charging stations, Aug 2014

Chargepoint Updates App That Finds Electric-Car Charging Stations: Review

Public charging for electric vehicles is currently an adventure. Just finding a charging station can sometimes be a challenge. The most common way to locate charging stations... read more 13 hours ago by 


 
2015 Honda Fit  -  First Drive

2015 Honda Fit: Early Models To Get Better Bumpers For Crash Safety Boost

The 2015 Honda Fit subcompact just recently went on sale, but it's already received a significant update. Honda has strengthened the bumper-beam welds, and now it will... read more 13 hours ago by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S: The Electric Car For 'Mistresses', Apparently

Most buyers of expensive luxury sedans are men, and most Tesla Model S electric car drivers seem to be men too. There are notable exceptions, of course, including NASCAR... read more 14 hours ago by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition

Ford Mustang MPG, Tesla Gigafactory, Electric-Car Battery Winner: Today's Car News

Today's news is all about technology. Leaked window stickers reveal fuel-economy ratings for the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost, states compete to meet Tesla's "Gigafactory"... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Honda CR-Z HPD Supercharged

2014 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Gets Factory-Approved Supercharger Kit

Ask Honda fans what's wrong with the CR-Z hybrid coupe, and they'll give you one of two answers. Those who seek economy will tell you it's not frugal enough. Those after... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
Chevy Volt and Spark EV with Sen. Debbie Stabenow as GM expands Global Battery Systems Lab, Sep 2013

Battery Maker LG Chem: Biggest Electric-Car Winner Of All?

Let's say your company builds a crucial, high-volume component for advanced-technology vehicles. Suppose it emerged this week that you've now got contracts to supply two of... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid  -  First Drive, December 2014

2014 Acura RLX Hybrid: 3 Motors, AWD--Most Sophisticated Hybrid Yet?

Several manufacturers now offer gas-saving hybrid versions of their vehicles but it's surprisingly rare to find two companies who have gone about it in the same way. The... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla Battery Gigafactory: Speed, Incentives, Power-Line Proximity Crucial

Tesla Motors' proposed "gigafactory" to make lithium-ion cells and battery packs for electric cars won't just benefit drivers; it will also benefit the state where it's... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Gas Mileage: 26 MPG Combined: UPDATE

The 2015 Ford Mustang has attracted plenty of attention for its 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine--and not all of it positive. Fans of chest-thumping V-8s... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
Saab 9-3 EV electric prototype shown by NEVS, 2014

Prototype Electric Saab 9-3 EV Revealed By Struggling Owner NEVS

After Saab Automobiles vanished from the U.S. market three years ago, the bankrupt remains of the Swedish brand and its factory in Trollhattan were bought by a Chinese... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
Honda FCEV Concept, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

Tesla News Video, VW 'XL2' Rumored, Hydrogen Stories: Today's Car News

Today's news spans three types of powertrain. We recap the last two weeks of whirlwind Tesla news on video, explain our reasoning for writing about hydrogen fuel-cell cars... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
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 


 
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