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2014 BMW i3 REx Vs Mountain, Clunkers Vs Electric Cars, Cheap Solar Energy: Today's Car News


Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

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We're back from the Labor Day holiday with the latest green-car news. Find out how a range-extended 2014 BMW i3 REx does on a mountain climb, learn about California's latest clean-air initiative, and see why UBS thinks electric cars will make residential solar energy practical for more people. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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

Falling gas prices probably made your Labor Day road trip a little less expensive.

Tesla Motors strikes a deal to build 400 electric-car charging stations in China.

The Silicon Valley-based carmaker may have also proven that electric cars are "inherently better," even if the general public doesn't know it yet.

Find out which one wins in a battle between a 2014 BMW i3 REx and a 14,000-foot mountain.

Get a first look at the sporty Mitsubishi Outlander Concept-S plug-in hybrid, which will debut at the 2014 Paris Auto Show next month.

Home electric-car charging station prices fall to $500 for a 30-amp unit--through September 30, at least.

The latest California clean-air initiative: Cash in a clunker, buy an electric car.

See why UBS thinks electric cars will make home solar practical without subsidies in 10 years.

The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickup trucks will get new eight-speed automatic transmissions for increased fuel efficiency.

Can't afford a 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid? You may at least be able to afford some of its high tech toys.

Speaking of less-expensive BMWs, a new report says up to seven small front-wheel drive models could be in the works.

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