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Audi R8 E-Tron, More Efficient Volvos, Five Tesla Facts: Today's Car News


Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

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Today on Green Car Reports, we have a zombie electric supercar: It turns out that the Audi R8 e-tron may not be completely dead after all. Also, Volvo is prepping more efficient gasoline engines instead of jumping right into the plug-in hybrid pool.

Tesla Motors [NSDQ: TSLA] hasn't done anything new (today), but we do have five surprising facts about the luxury electric car maker.

We've also got some fuel news. Americans want more E15 gasoline, a new survey says. Meanwhile in Canada, a certain city is calling for electric car charging at gas stations. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

The Audi R8 e-tron is not dead yet, just dormant, the company says. It will hibernate until better batteries become available.

Spy shots of a subcompact Jeep for 2015 or thereafter have emerged.

Volvo is prepping efficient new gas engines under the Drive-E brand name, with hybrids potentially to follow.

A Canadian city says new gas stations must have electric-car quick charging, or other alternative fuels.

Americans want more E15 gasoline, according to a new poll sponsored by a pro-E15 advocacy group.

Ford has a 30-mpg police car (with asterisks) that'll go into production in December.

Finally, here are five surprising facts about Tesla and electric cars.

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