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Elon Musk's Appeal, 2015 VW e-Golf Price, Ford & Hyundai Hybrids: Today's Car News


Elon Musk plugs a Tesla Model S into a Supercharger (Image: deanslavnich on Twitter)

Elon Musk plugs a Tesla Model S into a Supercharger (Image: deanslavnich on Twitter)

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Today's news includes a little bit of everything. On the practical side, we've got pricing details for the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car; on the more subjective side, we assess the impact of Elon Musk's personal touch on Tesla's success.

Also, see how Ford and Hyundai apparently plan to challenge the Toyota Prius with their own dedicated hybrids. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

We recapped last week's biggest stories with our Week in Reverse feature and video.

Rhode Island launches hybrid-electric license plates to warn EMTs of high-voltage electronics in crashed cars.

We updated our report on General Motors' 200-mile electric car, which we now know will be an adaptation of the current Chevrolet Sonic.

Is Tesla CEO Elon Musk's personal touch the secret to his success?

Find every 2014 and 2015 hybrid car sold in the U.S. in our Ultimate Guide.

Find out which electric cars are winning the battle of the brands.

A van version of the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid is set to launch in Europe, but U.S. sales of any kind are still a year away.

The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car is priced from $36,265, and will only be offered in the top Golf trim level.

Ford and Hyundai target the Toyota Prius with dedicated hybrids of their own.

Honda plans to unveil a group of modified 2015 Fit subcompacts at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas this fall.

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