Small SUV Drives, Tesla Love Letter, Why Electric Cars Succeed: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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Which two small SUVs were the subject of our drive reports this week?

And what prompted one Tesla owner to write an unqualified love letter about his new 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 12, 2014.

Friday we learned more about the 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron quattro, the official name of a new diesel plug-in hybrid version of the all-new Q7 luxury SUV.

Audi claims 35 all-electric miles and 373 horsepower from its 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 and electric motor.

We also reported on our drive of the new 2015 Chevrolet Trax, the pint-sized crossover utility vehicle that's the least expensive all-wheel-drive Chevy.

Thursday, we covered the four different reasons that Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says electric cars will inevitably become more popular and grow their share of the new-car market.

On Wednesday, we wrote about our real-world road test of the updated 2015 Honda CR-V compact crossover, and what kind of gas mileage we got versus the EPA ratings.

Tuesday was an essay called The Passion of the Tesla, a completely unprompted love letter to his car from one new owner of a Tesla Model S.

The 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car will change the industry, said one Toyota executive in our Monday story, just as the company's Prius hybrid car did 15 years ago.

As fuel-cell cars and their prospects often do, that piece prompted an enormous number of comments from readers--almost 300 and counting.

And on Sunday, we wrote about Quebec's efforts to encourage purchase of electric cars. The Canadian province is using a mix of carrots and sticks.

Finally, to celebrate this week's fourth anniversary of the Nissan Leaf electric car going on sale, we profiled four different unusual Leafs we've written about over the years.

One's simply a Leaf that's covered more than 100,000 miles in that time--but would you believe a Leaf electric pickup truck?

Still, our favorite is probably the Leaf as a superhero transport in the Japanese Ultraman Ginga 5 TV series.

If you look closely, seems like there might be some frickin' laser beams in there somewhere.

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