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Today on Green Car Reports, Elon Musk stays in the news (you're not really surprised, are you?), Volkswagen and Ford both tout their turbos, and the U.S. Department of Energy faces up to some hard financial facts. All this and more on Green Car Reports.
Tesla will launch a self-driving car within three years, said CEO Elon Musk.
At least in the U.S. market, Volkswagen will use only turbo engines--no more conventional gasoline engines for its cars.
Meanwhile, Ford has now built more than 2 million EcoBoost turbocharged engines for its own cars since 2009 (whereas it's sold just 277,400 hybrids since 2004).
Electronic toll-taking, plate scanners, and other technologies: Do they mean the end of privacy?
Electric-car charging network Ecotality filed for bankruptcy on Monday after more than $100 million of U.S. Department of Energy payments.
But Ford will install some of its own electric-car charging stations in various of its sites across the country.
In more bad news for the Feds, the DoE will sell its Fisker loan to the highest bidder.
And electric-car fans should be happy: Production of the 2014 BMW i3 began today in Germany.