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Tesla Courts Japanese Suppliers, Diesel-Loving States, Kia Soul EV Dissuasion: Today's Car News

Tesla Courts Japanese Suppliers, Diesel-Loving States, Kia Soul EV Dissuasion: Today's Car News

Today we look at Tesla's attempts to court Japanese battery suppliers for a possible "Gigafactory" project, the states with the most diesel vehicles, and one dealer that isn't too keen on the Kia Soul EV electric car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Check out last week's biggest stories... read more

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Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Jobs Are Getting Further From People; That Means More Driving

For the first time since the postwar suburban boom started 65 years ago, it appears U.S. residents may be starting to drive less. Analysts have noted a stagnation in annual... read more 23 hours ago by 


 
Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Tesla urges Japanese Battery Suppliers To Take Gigafactory Risk

Almost as soon as it announced plans to build its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory," Tesla Motors began to hint that it could be the first of many. After beginning construction... read more 23 hours ago by 


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Tax Fairness For Liquid Natural Gas: Goal Of Bill In Congress: UPDATED

Congress has taken an important step to advance cleaner transport with the introduction of new, fairer taxation for natural gas. The 'LNG Excise Tax Equalization Act of 2013'... read more March 29, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt Concept  -  2015 Detroit Auto Show live photos

GM To Forge Ahead With Electric, Plug-In Hybrid, Other Electrified Vehicles

When oil prices drop, the knee-jerk response of many analysts is to forecast doom for sales of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and other green cars. That's not something... read more March 29, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X testing on California road, Mar 2015  [Twitter: ModelXnews]

Tesla Spy Video, Malibu Hybrid, Utilities Vs Solar Power: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Why did one buyer call visiting his local Chevy dealer "a trip down memory lane"? And what new vehicle launch did we guess right about, way back in January? This is our video... read more March 28, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Tesla Store Helpful, IL Suspends Clean-Car Rebate, Electric-Car Media Myths: Today's Car News

We've got lots of electric-car news today, including one reporter's experience shopping at a Tesla Store and Chevrolet Volt dealers, an update on state electric-car... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

The Five Most Ignorant Media Myths About Electric Cars

We spend more time than we probably should in grumbling at media coverage of plug-in electric cars. Journalists try to get it right, in general, but often the specific and... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
1977 Volkswagen Microbus

VW Bus Hybrid That Never Was: The Microbus Prototype Of 1977

There truly is nothing new under the sun, as the saying goes. Now, a Volkswagen bus from almost 40 years ago has surfaced to prove the point. While hybrid cars have only... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
Pair of Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric cars parked at work  [photo: Jen Danzinger]

IL Suspends Clean-Car Rebates; GA Tax Credit In Trouble Too; Texas Next?

State tax credits and purchase rebates have proven effective in kickstarting the early market for plug-in electric cars and other green vehicles. But they don't last forever... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
Daimler Trucks North America SuperTruck

Daimler Unveils SuperTruck; 12-MPG Semi Is More Than Twice As Fuel-Efficient

Heavy-duty trucks make up a fairly small percentage of the traffic on U.S. roads, but they cover many more miles each year than the average passenger car--with much worse... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Store Helpful, Enthusiastic; One Chevy Volt Dealer, Not So Much

It's long been known that getting some car dealerships to sell plug-in electric cars can be a challenge. Now, one reporter tested the thesis for himself, by visiting both his... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

Diesel Car Guide, 2016 Mercedes GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid, 2016 Chevy Volt Terminology: Today's Car News

Today, we've got our updated Diesel Car Guide, first details on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e plug-in hybrid, and an explanation of why we're calling the 2016 Chevrolet... read more March 26, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid - details of Voltec drivetrain from SAE presentations, Feb 2015

Why We're Calling The 2016 Chevy Volt A Plug-In Hybrid

Since the launch of the Chevrolet Volt almost five years ago, a battle has raged over what to call it. Is it a range-extended electric car, as GM strongly preferred, or a... read more March 26, 2015 by 


 
'Diesel fuel only' caution on Audi Q7 TDI

Diesel Car Guide: Every 2015-2016 Car & Light Truck, With Specs: UPDATED

Diesel cars may keep a lower profile than hybrids or battery-electrics, but they're a good option for drivers looking to reliably save fuel. Many efficiency-focused gasoline... read more March 26, 2015 by 


 
Better Place visitor center [photo: Brian of London]

Tesla Navigation Update Echoes Better Place System Of 3 Years Ago

It was another typically hyperbolic statement from Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. A simple tweet on a Sunday afternoon claimed that Tesla was “About to end range anxiety... read more March 26, 2015 by 


 

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