Tesla buys SolarCity, 200-mile Nissan Leaf, replacing an old Toyota Prius: Today's Car News


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Today, Tesla Motors moves to buy SolarCity, the next-generation Nissan Leaf is slated to get a larger battery pack and 200 miles of range, and options for replacing an old Toyota Prius hybrid. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

The next-generation Nissan Leaf will get a 60-kilowatt-hour battery pack and 200 miles of range, says Nissan's hybrid electric-car development boss.

When Jen Smith needed to replace her faithful 2006 Toyota Prius, she reached out to Green Car Reports to ask about her options. Here are the suggestions we gave.

Panasonic will begin producing electric-car battery cells at Tesla's Nevada "gigafactory" later this year, a new report says.

The Volkswagen emissions scandal has hurt the reputation of diesel worldwide. Could it even end Germany's 80-year love affair with diesel?

Despite previous statements, Toyota hints that it may be more friendly to electric cars in the future.

Tesla will pay nearly $3 billion for SolarCity. The two companies are already closely aligned through the influence of Elon Musk, who is both Tesla CEO and SolarCity chairman.

The next-generation Nissan Juke and Rogue crossovers could get electric powertrain options, according to a new report from the U.K.

BMW unveils a home energy-storage system that uses i3 electric-car batteries.

Finally, the Volvo S90 sedan and V90 wagon get sportier R-Design styling packages.

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