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Electric-Car Evangelism, Ethanol Angst, Anne Hathaway, Energy Of The Future: Today's Car News

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2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

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Today on Green Car Reports: We start to run down what's happened in green-car news and social media, an electric-car evangelist explains how it's done, and ethanol faces strong headwinds in next year's Congress. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

While hydrogen-powered vehicles like the 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell start to appear in small numbers, the French post office will test hydrogen fuel cells as electric-vehicle range extenders.

As year end approaches, we run down the entire past year in social media for Green Car Reports.

What does it take to be an electric-car evangelist? Palo Alto's Sven Thesen offers one approach.

Plans are underway for a four-door Fiat 500 model; will it retain the quirky, distinctive charm of the current three-door hatchback minicar?

As for that 2014 BMW i3 electric car that actress Anne Hathaway supposedly bought in Germany for her husband because she was too impatient to wait for imports to start next spring? She didn't.

There appears to be some chance that Congress could kill the ethanol mandate contained in the Renewable Fuels Standard next year.

As if Tesla Motors' electric luxury cars weren't enough, is CEO Elon Musk also building "the energy company of the 21st century"?

We run down our five top green-car stories of the past year.

Could low resale values compromise the cost benefits of owning a plug-in electric car?

TV ads for the 2015 Audi A3 compact sedan take direct, and humorous, aim at its competitors.

And, finally, it turns out that one-fifth of you break the speed limit--but half of you hate it.

Best wishes to all our readers for a happy, healthy, safe, and rewarding New Year! We'll be back on Thursday.

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