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Today, a report claims Volkswagen's diesel cheating was an "open secret" among engineers, Tesla offers a "limited time" lease deal on the Model S electric car, and Ford says its Energi plug-in hybrids cover half their mileage on electric power. All this and more on Green Car Reports.
Catch up on last week's news with our Week in Reverse feature and video.
A new report claims use of "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. emissions tests was an "open secret" among engineers in Volkswagen's diesel-engine group.
Check out the (spoof) movie made using only a Toyota Prius backup camera.
The Tesla Model S is now available to lease for $698 per month for a limited time."
Leaded gasoline was taken off sale 20 years ago this month.
Porsche plug-in hybrids are selling well in California, and the company is optimistic about its upcoming electric car, too.
Volkswagen and Audi dealers are still selling used diesel cars, despite a stop-sale order for TDI models. Find out what's going on.
Fifty percent of miles driven by Ford Energi plug-in hybrid owners are on electric power, the company says.
General Motors adds used cars to its online "Shop-Click-Drive" tool, which allows shoppers go through a large part of the purchase process online and finish at the dealer.
We compare two bestselling plug-in cars--the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf.
Finally, rumor has it that a refreshed Volkswagen Golf compact will appear in March, perhaps at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.