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Competitive Electric Cars, Crossovers With Great Gas Mileage, Tesla Offices: Today's Car News

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Volvo ‘Drive Me’ autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

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It's mostly crossovers and electric cars today: We drove the new Subaru Outback, look at when electric cars will be fully competitive with old-fashioned gasoline ones, and of course there's a Tesla story to complete the day. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

We added more data to our July plug-in electric car sales report, and it's proving to have been another good month.

Catch up on last week's big stories with our Week in Reverse feature and video.

One Tesla owner in California calculated that it's actually cheaper to use UberX for his travels than to drive an electric car. Your mileage may vary.

How good are your inverter design skills? There's a $1 million prize for a really advanced design, if you can create it.

Do you keep hearing that hanging onto an old car is greener than buying a new one? It's not true, and we show you how to educate those folks.

How long will it take until electric cars compete in the mass market? It's getting a lot closer than you may think.

We've updated our rundown of crossover utility vehicles with great gas mileage; now there are 10.

As if trying to build the world's largest battery plant (or maybe two) isn't enough, Tesla is running out of office space--and looking for more.

We recently drove the new 2015 Subaru Outback--and in mostly highway use, found it to be a genuine 30-mpg mid-size crossover.

Almost two-thirds of survey respondents said they could drive better than an autonomous car; we explain why they're probably wrong.

And finally, if you've ever wanted an escort with flashing lights to precede you, take a tip from some laughing Russians and build your own! We've got video.

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