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Tesla driver monitoring, Nissan Leaf sales decline, VW electric-car plan: Today's Car News

Tesla driver monitoring, Nissan Leaf sales decline, VW electric-car plan: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the legality of Tesla's use of driver data, why anticipation of the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt EV may be hurting Nissan Leaf sales, and the Volkswagen Group's plan to launch 30 electric-car models by 2025. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Volvo electric buses are... read more

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2017 BMW 7-Series

Diesel BMW 7-Series won't be sold in U.S., company confirms

For U.S. buyers who want diesel cars, German luxury brands have traditionally offered the widest array of model choices. But in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
Screenshot from Elio Motors ad "Comfortable Seating for Two"

Elio Motors' new marketing partner is...The Onion ?!?!? Yep.

Is it possible to use political satire to sell a car? In the age of social media and viral marketing, carmakers have tried some pretty unusual stunts in order to sell their... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
Concert on Volvo electric bus, Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo electric buses: quiet enough for classic-music concerts

One advantage of electric city buses is the lack of noise from their powertrains. That makes it much easier to read a book, take a nap, or even listen to some live music... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Plug-in electric car sales, Tesla & Nordstrom, Peabody Coal lobbying: Today's Car News

Today, we look at plug-in electric car sales for May 2016, Tesla plans to sell electric cars in Nordstrom department stores, and Peabody Coal's bankruptcy reveals the extent... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
Tesla gallery at Nordstrom

Tesla to sell electric cars at Nordstrom department store, expanding retail footprint

From the beginning, Tesla has taken a different approach to selling cars than other automakers. Instead of franchised dealerships, it relies on company-owned stores, usually... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Bankruptcy shows scope of Peabody Coal's climate denial lobbying

These are tough times for the coal industry. Coal plants are being retired at an increasing rate in North America and Europe, replaced by a combination of natural-gas and... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales for May flat: Leaf struggles despite range boost

U.S. sales of cars with plugs were essentially flat last month, as low gas prices and perhaps anticipation of longer-range entries within months kept a lid on buyer interest... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
2005 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius hybrid is cheapest car over 10 years that you can buy

When it comes to buying a new car, there are many factors to consider. The car itself has to meet the buyer's needs, but it's also important to consider long-term ownership... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
Tesla Energy for utilities

Tesla to provide batteries for energy storage farm in Kauai, Hawaii

While its electric-car manufacturing continues to get the most attention, Tesla quietly continues to build up its energy-storage business as well. Today, the still-incomplete... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Rogue

Tesla production rate, Nissan ethanol fuel cell, Blue Crude synthetic diesel: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla says it's building 2,000 cars a week, Nissan says it will develop fuel cells powered by ethanol instead of hydrogen, and Nordic Blue Crude says its synthetic... read more June 14, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, May 2016: Canada crosses 20,000 cars with plugs

The Chevy Volt's May sales numbers put it in the driver's seat in Canada for the fourth time in five months The country welcomed its 10,000th plug-in electric vehicle around... read more June 14, 2016 by


 
Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

Net-zero-energy homes underscore evolution of electric utilities

Electric-car owners can cut their ownership costs significantly by avoiding the gas pump and charging up at home. But they can also save money by making the homes where they... read more June 14, 2016 by


 
Pump with multiple ethanol/gasoline blends.

Nissan takes a different approach to fuel cells: ethanol

When the world at large thinks of fuel-cell vehicles—to the extent it does, at least today—they are associated with hydrogen as the fuel to power them. But a fuel... read more June 14, 2016 by


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Car dealer tries to install solar, town-owned utility limits power it can generate

It should have been fairly straightforward. Install some solar panels on the roof of a building, cut carbon emissions, and perhaps save some money on electricity bills. But... read more June 14, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S undergoing assembly

Tesla now building 2,000 electric cars a week, it says

As with any auto manufacturer, the vehicle production rate at Tesla Motors is intensely scrutinized by shareholders, fans, financial analysts, and competitors. Almost two... read more June 14, 2016 by


 

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