Quick-Charging Effects, GM Ecotec Details, 2015 Volkswagen Diesels: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Electric-car quick charging's effect on battery life, Ford and Toyota hybrids score high in Consumer Reports' used-car ratings, and Volkswagen's new diesel engine for 2015 models. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Quick charging does not hurt battery life, researchers say, but total mileage does.

The first details on the next generation of GM Ecotec engines are here.

Used Ford and Toyota hybrids get the thumbs up on Consumer Reports' Best Used Car list.

Germany likes German electric cars, but not the imported Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf.

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf, Beetle, Passat, and Jetta will all get a new, cleaner diesel engine. That's a lot of new diesels.

Nissan tweets, then deletes, an electric-car sales slap at Tesla Motors.

Here's a good piece of bar trivia: The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel uses a "Maserati" engine.

Seeing is believing: A new study says rearview cameras are better at helping drivers detect objects than parking sensors.

BMW will unveil a concept car and motorcycle at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. Will one be a more stylish plug-in?


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