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FTC Comes Out In Favor Of Tesla Direct Sales, Against Dealer-Backed Bans

FTC Comes Out In Favor Of Tesla Direct Sales, Against Dealer-Backed Bans

The ongoing fight between Tesla Motors and car dealers across the country has spilled from the headlines into the legal system, but so far, the outcome is far from certain. Will Tesla be allowed to sell its cars directly to consumers? Or is there some state interest in forcing Tesla into the dealer...

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2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES  -  Driven, April 2014

Smaller, More Efficient Engines Work Harder; Noise Suppression More Important

For a long time in the U.S. car market, bigger was better. From engines to bodywork, size meant luxury and performance. But recently, manufacturers and customers alike have... read more 16 hours ago by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

Why Electric-Car Charging At Work Matters: Explaining The 'Duck Curve'

For many electric car owners, charging at work is a nice bonus, but not a necessity. For others, it's the difference between choosing an electric vehicle, and not doing... read more 17 hours ago by 


 
The New Fisker Automotive

New Fiskers In 2015? What Company Must Decide First

The embers of life still glow at Fisker Automotive, as the company readies plans to put its Karma back on the road by the middle of next year. With a new owner and new... read more 17 hours ago by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf electric car on the roads of Thimphu, Bhutan

Electric-Car Buyers Vs Hybrid Buyers: Younger, Wealthier, And More Options

If you were to make assumptions about hybrid and electric vehicle owners--and we're sure many do, for good or bad--how do you see them? Perhaps technology-savvy, of... read more 18 hours ago by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec 4Matic

2014 Mercedes E250 Diesel MPG, 2014 BMW i3 Demand, EPA Ethanol Rules: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: 2014 BMW i3 production rises to meet strong demand, the EPA resets its ethanol rules, and we drive the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec diesel... read more April 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Easier Electric-Car Charging: BMW ChargeNow, Nissan EZ Charge

One inconvenient aspect of electric-car ownership at present is the need to set up multiple accounts, cards, and fobs to access different public-charging networks. However... read more April 23, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

In Effort To Sell RAV4 Electric SUVs, Toyota Puts 'Cash On Hood'

The all-electric Toyota RAV4 EV, even with its Tesla-designed powertrain, isn't exactly flying out of dealerships. While it's a low-volume compliance car sold to meet... read more April 23, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

EPA Resets Ethanol Rules To Reflect Reality: Cellulosic Sources Don't Exist

For many months now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has faced a dilemma: What to do about its rules that millions of gallons of cellulosic ethanol be blended into... read more April 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec 4Matic

2014 Mercedes-Benz E 250 BlueTec Diesel: Fuel-Economy Review

In recent years—especially in the time since EPA fuel economy ratings have become more realistic—40 miles per gallon on the highway has become like a sort of... read more April 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3 Electric-Car Production Rises To Meet Strong Demand

The 2014 BMW i3 electric car has represented a major risk for its maker, but at the moment, it seems to be paying off. BMW has recently had to increase i3 production to meet... read more April 23, 2014 by 


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

Tesla's 100th Supercharger, 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, Luxury Electric Cars: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: Tesla Motors opens its 100th Supercharger fast-charging station, the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze sedan is unveiled at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, and a... read more April 22, 2014 by 


 
Frame from 2014 Cadillac ELR video on YouTube, with actor Neil McDonough

'Tree Huggers Don't Buy Luxury Cars,' Says Cadillac Exec On Electric Cars

So what IS a "tree hugger," anyway? According to a Cadillac executive quoted in The Detroit News a week ago, it's someone who never buys luxury cars. That phrase leaped out... read more April 22, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Cruze (Chinese spec), 2014 Beijing Auto Show

2016 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan Unveiled At Beijing Auto Show

While the current Chevrolet Cruze continues for one more year in the U.S. market, Chevy just unveiled the new, next-generation model that will replace it, at the Beijing Auto... read more April 22, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Tesla's 100th Supercharger Electric-Car Charging Site Now Open

The audacious plan by electric-car maker Tesla Motors to install its own network of free, high-speed charging stations for owners of Tesla cars is starting to pay off. This... read more April 22, 2014 by 


 
Scenes from 'Ride the Future' electric-vehicle tour across the U.S., Summer 2013, in 'Kick Gas' film

'Kick Gas' Movie: Driving Across U.S. In Electric Car & Motorcycles

Last summer, I rode my 2012 Zero S electric motorcycle across the United States as part of the "Ride the Future" Tour. Now, as a record of that journey, a documentary we... read more April 22, 2014 by 


 
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