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Plug-In Race Cars, Stalling Focus Electrics, CNG Volkswagens: Today's Car News


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Today on Green Car Reports we have Volkswagen's plan for world domination: VW says it will lead the industry in electric car production by 2018, and it's also considering selling compressed natural gas (CNG) cars in the United States.

In more exciting news, the Porsche 918 Spyder and Nissan ZEOD RC are both strutting their stuff on racetracks. In less exciting news, the NHTSA is investigating complaints of Ford Focus Electrics stalling. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Volkswagen says it will be the biggest electric-car maker in 2018.

It's also thinking about adding natural-gas cars to its U.S. lineup.

Plug-in cars on racetracks: The Porsche 918 Spyder sets a Nürburgring lap record, and the Nissan ZEOD RC tests at Fuji Speedway.

Ford Focus Electric drivers complain that their cars suddenly stall while being driven.

Nissan adds the Leaf to its certified used program.

There is now an offer on the table for Fisker Automotive, waiting for the Energy Department to weigh in.

Finally, the EPA ratings for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E 250 BlueTEC diesel sedan are in, and the mid-size Merc is rated at 34 mpg combined.

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