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Minicar Crash Tests, More Tesla Superchargers, Electric-Car Prices: Today's Car News


2013 Honda Fit - IIHS small-overlap front crash test

2013 Honda Fit - IIHS small-overlap front crash test

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Today on Green Car Reports: Several very small cars fail a new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash test, more Tesla Supercharger stations bring a cross-country route closer to reality, and new research suggests electric-car prices may not be as important as consumer awareness. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Will "charge rage" join "range anxiety" as a negative electric-car owner emotion?

A number of very small cars failed the new IIHS small-overlap frontal crash test, making them the worst-performing group so far.

Are electric-car prices less important than just making buyers aware that the cars actually exist?

Tesla is rapidly opening more Supercharger stations, bringing a cross-country route closer to reality (along with Elon Musk's family road trip).

Electric-car safety risk is different, not worse, a top National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulator says.

Future cars may come with options and upgrades that consumers rent.

Finally, some spy shots of the Audi S1, a sporty version of the A1 hatchback coming to European roads soon.

(This list may be a bit shorter than usual, but we have two editors out driving today--so watch for their drive reports in the days ahead.)

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