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Electric Harley Ride, VW Golf Diesel Vs Electric, Ford F-150 Intrigues Buyers: The Week In Reverse (VIDEO)

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What's the new Harley electric motorcycle concept like to ride? And why did Tesla stop building its Model S electric sedan? This is the Week In Reverse for Friday, July 25, 2014, right here at Green Car Reports.

Our writer Ben Rich was able to take a test ride on the Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle concept. The company's been touring 40 Livewires around the country to get rider reactions. Ben tells us what this radical new ride is really like on the road.

Ben, by the way, is also the guy who created our very popular 2014 buyer's guide all about electric motorcycles.

Last month, Nissan announced that a replacement battery pack for its Leaf electric car would cost just $5,500. This week, the company admitted to Green Car Reports that it loses money on every pack it sells for that price.

Tesla has halted assembly of its Model S electric sedan for two weeks--but for good reasons. It's preparing the production line to add assembly of its upcoming Model X electric crossover utility vehicle, which goes into volume production next year.

If you're looking at the new 2015 Volkswagen Golf, we've now tested the two greenest models: the Golf TDI diesel and the e-Golf battery-electric version. We look at the strengths and weaknesses of each one, and offer some thoughts on which works best under what conditions.

That diesel Golf, by the way, gave us almost 50 miles per gallon in a recent test of several days. We also reported separately on what the Volkswagen e-Golf is like on the road.

What happens when a little Smart car meets a big Mercedes-Benz S-Class in a crash? We've got the video.

And finally, it was a big risk to use an aluminum body for the new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck, the highest-volume vehicle Ford makes. But, it seems buyers are intrigued.

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