Clean Power Plan, Nissan Leaf Nismo, Tesla Semi: Today's Car News


EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt [photo from 2014]

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Today, the EPA signaled its intent to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, the Nissan Leaf Nismo popped out, and California may be the first place in America where gas engines are a distant memory. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

The big newsmaker today came not from Washington, D.C., but near the coal mines of Appalachia: EPA head Scott Pruitt confirmed that the agency will begin dismantling President Barack Obama's signature Clean Power Plan.

A zippier version of the 2018 Nissan Leaf is on the way, at least eventually. The Leaf Nismo concept that will debut later this month in Tokyo is hardly a surprise, but it'll be interesting to see how Nissan attempts to expand the reach of its revolutionary Leaf.

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From California, where internal combustion engines may eventually be a thing of the past, comes news that Tesla's slow-launching Model 3 has also delayed the company's Semi project.

Finally, we have our drive impressions of the long-awaited 2018 Kia Stinger, a four-door that's trying to be the next sports sedan.

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