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2016 Toyota Prius Leaked, Tesla Financials, 2016 Honda CR-Z Updates: Today's Car News

2016 Toyota Prius Leaked, Tesla Financials, 2016 Honda CR-Z Updates: Today's Car News

Today, the 2016 Toyota Prius is revealed in leaked photos, analysts argue over whether Tesla loses money on its electric cars, and the 2016 Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe gets a handful of updates. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week's biggest stories with our Week in Reverse...

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2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014

Automakers Mull Gorilla Glass To Save Weight In Windows, Boost Fuel Economy

Gorilla Glass is already used for the screens of countless smartphones, but it may start to make its way into cars soon. The tough, scratch-resistant material made by Corning... read more 8 hours ago by 


 
2016 Honda CR-Z (Japanese spec)

2016 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Coupe Soldiers On With Minor Upgrades

The Honda CR-Z hybrid was first introduced for the 2011 model year, and since then it's received relatively little in the way of updates. It's now the last production model... read more 9 hours ago by 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Chinese Electric-Car Sales Booming, But Not Because Buyers Want Them

In recent years, the Chinese government and some cities have instituted generous incentives on electric cars, hoping that putting more of them on its roads will curb air... read more 9 hours ago by 


 
Wind farm, by Flickr user Patrick Finnegan (Used under CC License)

Renewable Energy Doing So Well That Subsidies Could End: Energy Secretary Moniz

Government subsidies have been an important lifeline for renewable energy, helping to make different technologies viable even when costs are not in their favor. But at what... read more August 30, 2015 by 


 
2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid

Tesla P85D Love, Hydrogen Stations, Electric Hyundai, New Smart ForTwo: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Which green car broke the Consumer Reports new-car rating system? And, what automaker did we hear may be planning an all-electric car before the end of next year? This is our... read more August 29, 2015 by 


 
2016 Smart ForTwo minicar, parked behind first-generation model, Portland, Oregon, Aug 2015

2016 Smart ForTwo: First Drive Of All-New Two-Seat Minicar

The 2016 Smart ForTwo is the first entirely new version of the European two-seat minicar since that vehicle was launched in the late 1990s. And it's a much better car, with... read more August 28, 2015 by 


 
2009 WheeGo Whip

2016 Smart Drive, BMW i3 Coding, Wheego Withdraws: Today's Car News

Among vacations, staff travel, and Hey-It's-The-End-of-August-Yawn, we're a little light on stories today. But we've still got what owners are doing to BMW electric cars that... read more August 28, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

BMW i3 REx Electric Car: 'Coding' Unlocks Features Owners Want (And May Void Warranty)

The BMW i3 REx model is an unusual beast, the sole example to date of a car built specifically to comply with California regulations that define it as a zero-emission... read more August 28, 2015 by 


 
2013 Wheego LiFe electric car   [photo:Jen Danzinger]

Wheego Electric Cars Fade From Market; China Is The Future, Company Says

With hundreds of thousands of plug-in electric cars from established automakers (and Tesla) on North American roads, most earlier startup carmakers have now largely faded... read more August 28, 2015 by 


 
Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3

3000-HP Venturi Electric Car At Bonneville: Land Speed Record In One Class, Prior Title Still Stands (UPDATED)

With its new "Ludicrous" mode, the Tesla Model S P85D can do 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. But it's not the fastest electric car around, not by a long shot. In 2010, the... read more August 28, 2015 by 


 
Teaser for Honda BR-V prototype debuting at 2015 Indonesian Auto Show

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... read more August 27, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Model S P85D Lauded By Consumer Reports, 'Breaks' Rating System

The Tesla Model S P85D, the highest-performance and most expensive version of the all-electric luxury sedan, has earned even more plaudits and compliments from Consumer... read more August 27, 2015 by 


 
Battery pack assembly for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car at GM's Brownstown, Michigan, plant

LG Chem To Become World's Biggest Electric-Car Battery Supplier? Could Be, Report Says

Three major companies compete today to supply the lithium-ion cells that make up the bulk of today's electric-car battery market. Panasonic sells primarily to Tesla Motors... read more August 27, 2015 by 


 
Honda BR-V prototype, 2015 Indonesian Auto Show

Honda BR-V: Smallest SUV Yet, But Not For North America: Forbidden Fruit

The Honda Pilot is the Japanese carmaker's largest crossover, and the only one currently sold in the U.S. with seven seats. But Honda recently unveiled something with a same... read more August 27, 2015 by 


 
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 August 27, 2015 by 


 
 

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