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Tesla's Wrist Slapped, Frugal SUVs & Hybrid Ferraris: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Tesla gets told off over its safety scores, green SUVs are the new black, and we ponder Toyota's disinterest in pure electric vehicles. All this and more in today's car news, right here on Green Car Reports.

Tesla Motors isn't the messiah, it's a very naughty boy--that's according to the NHTSA, who didn't like its "5.4 out of 5" safety rating.

Cleaned-up SUVs are all the rage: First Land Rover announced two new diesel-hybrid Range Rover models...

...then BMW unveiled a plug-in hybrid version of its X5. You'll be able to catch it at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month.

We've taken a look at why Toyota seems so slow to adopt electric cars, despite its hybrid background.

Ferrari isn't often compared to Toyota, but its strategy is similar--hybrids are okay, electric cars not so much according to Ferrari chief Luca di Montezemolo.

Nissan has chosen a test driver for next year's electric Le Mans attempt--gamer-turned-racer Lucas Ordóñez.

Photos of the beautiful Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid are cascading out of Pebble Beach.

Finally, Saab production is close to restarting at the hands of its Swedish-Chinese owners. Electric cars are on the cards...

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