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2014 BMW i3 REx Driven, Tesla Guide, Greenest Carmaker: Today's Car News


BlueIndy electric-car sharing station and European Bollore BlueCar, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2014

BlueIndy electric-car sharing station and European Bollore BlueCar, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2014

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Today on Green Car Reports: A drive report on the brand-new 2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car from the very first owner, a new book offers Tesla Model S ownership advice, and we drive BlueIndy's electric BlueCar as well. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Lots to catch up on, including last week's stories in reverse ... but here's what's new since Friday.

We drive BlueIndy's BlueCar, the electric car at the center of an ambitious new car-sharing service in Indianapolis.

In a surprise upset, Hyundai-Kia topples Honda for 'Greenest Automaker' laurels.

BMW makes a statement on the scrapping of its ActiveE test-fleet cars.

We tell you what it's like to drive the new 2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car--courtesy of the very first owner in the country.

Meanwhile, the German carmaker responds to criticism of energy-intensive carbon-fiber production, saying the resulting cars have lower lifetime emissions.

And completing a BMW hat trick, Top Gear's Jame May says he will buy a 2014 BMW i3 REx.

Start-stop systems increase fuel efficiency, but how do you make them more pleasant for drivers?

Chrysler's CEO really wants you to know that the Fiat 500e loses money.

The MINI Superleggera Vision concept teases us with a vision of a two-seat MINI sports car.

A new book offers Tesla Model S ownership tips, tricks, and inside information.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the 1914 Washington, D.C. "Electric Sociability Run," and enthusiasts are celebrating with a rally of their own.

Could renewable bamboo be as strong as carbon fiber for lightweight cars?

Learn why your next vehicle is more likely to have a continuously-variable transmission (CVT).

Finally, the 2015 Volvo XC90 crossover is revealed. Well, its interior, at least.

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