Tesla Teaches Dealers, 2016 Volt Update, Gas Prices Fall: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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Which new small car did we drive this week?

And what unexpected health benefit might there be to owning an electric car?

This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, December 5, 2014.

We're back! We took much of last week off to celebrate the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving, but now we're returning to our weekly roundup of some top green-car stories.

We spent part of the week driving the new 2015 Chevrolet Trax, subcompact crossover that goes on sale soon--but we'll have more on that car next week.

Friday, we published a light-hearted story on some anecdotal evidence that buying a Nissan Leaf electric car might just help you stop smoking. Seriously.

On Thursday, more coverage of the ongoing battle between car dealers and Tesla Motors, which sells direct to consumers over the Internet.

In this case, we looked at how some auto dealer chains are learning new tricks from Tesla--even as their lobbyists battle the electric-car maker in court and in statehouses.

Wednesday, we covered some encouraging news from the Department of Energy on the spread of workplace charging for electric cars.

Turns out that if you have charging at work, you may be up to 20 times more likely to buy a plug-in car than if you don't.

Moreover, a whopping 90 percent of today's charging stations at work are fully occupied every weekday, the report said.

For Tuesday, we covered a plan to install charging stations along famed historic Route 66.

Which means now you can get your kicks silently and electrically.

Monday, we updated our guide to what we know so far about the 2016 Chevrolet Volt that'll be unveiled next month at the Detroit Auto Show.

We also noted that Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said addressing climate change must be a corporate humanitarian goal.

Over the weekend, we wondered what effect falling gas costs would have as oil prices fall to new lows.

Finally, we also looked at some images of a new electric armored police car from China. Words fail us.

Really, they do. We just don't know what to say about that one.

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