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Tesla Motors' Value, Cheap Ethanol, Attention-Focused Car: Today's Car News

 

BMW Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid

BMW Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid

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Today on Green Car Reports, we've got a little bit of everything. The city of Palo Alto, California, will require new homes to be wired for electric-car charging; ethanol marketers are emphasizing the biofuel's lower price to win over the public; the U.S. version of the 2015 Honda Fit won't have a start-stop function; and Florida minicar owners are giving their rides the full custom treatment. Meanwhile, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is now worth almost half as much as General Motors. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Palo Alto, California will require electric car charger wiring in new homes.

The 2015 Honda Fit won't get start-stop because of acceleration lag, Honda says.

Is Tesla Motors really worth almost half the value of GM?

Researchers have now built a test car that only runs when your attention is focused on the road.

The navigation function of Apple Maps steered a driver onto an airport taxiway.

Will a lower price convince more drivers to use ethanol?

Small, fuel-efficient cars are getting the full custom treatment.

Finally, BMW may build a production version of the Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid SUV concept from the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.

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