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To Get Hydrogen Competitive With Gasoline: $1 Billion, Cheap Natural Gas Needed

To Get Hydrogen Competitive With Gasoline: $1 Billion, Cheap Natural Gas Needed

While battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars have had much of the spotlight to themselves for the past four years, we're going to be hearing a lot more about hydrogen fuel-cell cars over the next few. And a new study just released by the University of California--Davis suggests that we are... read more

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2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Battery Upgrade, Mazda Diesel Hybrid, Chevy Volt Fleet Use: Today's Car News

We start today with an unusual proposition: newly redesigned battery packs for used Tesla Roadster electric cars. We've also got stories on Mazda's upcoming (Japan-only)... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
Elco Motor Yachts - 1899 'Wenona' launch - electric boat

Electric Boats: As In Cars, Battery Power Offers Advantages On The Water

The world now has something around half a million plug-in electric cars on the roads, and electric propulsion is slowly spreading into other types of transportation. One of... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mazda Mazda6

Mazda To Offer Diesel-Hybrid (In Japan Only) While U.S. Diesels Still MIA

Mazda's American customers are still waiting on their first diesel model, but the Japanese brand could soon offer its home-market customers a diesel hybrid option too... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2012

Chevrolet Volts In Fleet Use: Might As Well Not Have A Plug

Chevy Volt owners, and even Chevrolet itself, are usually quite proud of the amount of miles the range-extended electric car covers on grid electricity. The company said last... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
Polaris Slingshot

Polaris Slingshot: Is A 173-HP, $20K '3-Wheeled Motorcycle' A Car?

Three wheeled vehicles get a lot of attention from hardcore fans of performance cars. They also get plenty of attention from hardcore fans of green vehicles--as they share... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Roadster To Get Replacement Battery, 400-Mile Range: Musk

Retrofitting new powertrains to used cars isn't something that automakers have done, historically--but electric cars may change that rule. Now, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

Hydrogen Fuel Prices, Tesla Glitches, Trouble-Free Chevy Volts: Today's Car News

There's a little bit of everything today, from the cost of filling up with hydrogen to problems with Consumer Reports' Tesla Model S test car, as well as a minor (but... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Why 707-HP Dodge Challenger Hellcat Doesn't Conflict With Green Goals

Automotive sites with readers whose tastes tend toward sports and performance cars have been having a field day with the upcoming 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. This... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt Electric Car: Only Current GM Model NOT Recalled This Year

The current 2015 Chevrolet Volt, now in its fifth year, will be the last of its generation before a revised and updated 2016 Volt is unveiled next January and goes on sale... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
2016 Jaguar XE prototype with clear bodywork

Upcoming Jaguar XE Sedan: Mostly Aluminum For Fuel Efficiency With Luxury

Jaguars haven't exactly been known for good fuel economy, but that could change with the British carmaker's newest and smallest sedan. The upcoming 2016 Jaguar XE could set... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Glitches Modulate Consumer Reports Praise For Tesla Model S Electric Car

Since it purchased its 2012 Tesla Model S, Consumer Reports has basically adored its electric luxury car. But could the love affair be ending? As problems have gradually... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars: $50 For 300 Miles--Or Free To Fill Up?

Electric cars are far cheaper to run than gasoline cars on a per-mile basis--and depending on the assumptions, they can be cheaper over their entire life too. And gasoline... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

National 'Drive Electric Week' Planned For September, With 100-Plus Events

If you're an electric car fan, mark your calendar for roughly a month from now. In 2011, several organizers looking to promote electric cars started National Plug-In Day--but... read more August 13, 2014 by 


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

Electric-Car Batteries, Rolling Coal, Luring Tesla Gigafactory: Today's Car News

Lots of Tesla news today--including hackers, purchase incentives, even environmental rules in California--plus jet fuel from tobacco, and the odious practice of "rolling... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla Gigafactory: CA Could Waive Environmental Rules To Get It: Report

When Tesla Motors announced the short list of possible locations for its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory," California wasn't on it. The Silicon Valley electric-car maker is... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 
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