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Nissan To Launch Plug-In Hybrids Too, In Less Than Two Years

Nissan To Launch Plug-In Hybrids Too, In Less Than Two Years

Plug-in hybrids will clearly be all the rage among carmakers for the next couple of years. While the number of high-volume battery-electric vehicles today can be counted on one hand--BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S--virtually every global automaker now has plug-in hybrids planned for launch... read more

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Michael Thwaite tests the BMW i3's Park Distance Control function

Watch The BMW i3 Electric Car Park Itself, As Owner Reacts (Video)

Parking is one of those maneuvers that we all screw up now and then, no matter how experienced we are at driving. And there's nothing worse than having an audience just as... read more June 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Electric Car Sales, 2014 MINI Cooper Driven, BMW i3 & Mercedes B-Class Compared: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: Our recap of plug-in electric car sales for May, a quick drive in the 2014 MINI Cooper Hardtop, and a comparison of luxury electric cars from BMW... read more June 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 MINI Cooper automatic, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2014

2014 MINI Cooper Automatic: Quick Drive

The all-new, third-generation 2014 MINI Cooper three-door hatchback--now called "Hardtop" by MINI--sports a longer nose, a new 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, and an... read more June 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3 Vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class: Luxury Electric Car Comparison

This summer, buyers will have the option of two electric cars that on the surface, offer very similar attributes. Both are from Germany, for a start. Each has a very similar... read more June 3, 2014 by 


 
Priscilla Briggs with her new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Boston, May 2014

Why One Young Woman Bought A 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: Frugal Shopping

Many people approach car shopping in the U.S. looking for the largest, most luxurious vehicle they can afford, from the best brand possible. Still, at least a handful of... read more June 3, 2014 by 


 
Natural Gas-powered Kenworth truck (Image: Flickr user TruckPR)

Natural Gas For Long-Haul Trucks: Which Version Makes More Sense?

LNG or CNG? If that just looks like a jumble of letters to you, we're talking about liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas--and so is the trucking industry. Natural... read more June 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

More Data Confirms: Electric-Car Drivers Really Love Their Cars

In the grand scope of automotive history, modern electric cars haven't been on the road very long. Yet they've already demonstrated considerable staying power. At the... read more June 3, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FCV hydrogen fuel cell vehicle prototype during hot-weather endurance testing in N America

Tesla Model S Changes, 2015 Subaru Legacy Video, EPA Coal Limits: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: Detecting Tesla Model S electric-car changes, a video road test of the 2015 Subaru Legacy sedan, and new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)... read more June 2, 2014 by 


 
2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R

2015 Subaru Legacy Video Road Test: 30 MPG, All-Wheel-Drive Mid-Size Sedan

The new 2015 Subaru Legacy is a stealth car: Other drivers may not pay it much attention, but it's sneaking up on the high-volume vehicles in the ultra-competitive mid-size... read more June 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Electric Car: What Has Changed Since 2012?

Tesla Motors only reveals its production figures every quarter, but it has now likely built about 50,000 of its all-electric Model S luxury sport sedan. The company also... read more June 2, 2014 by 


 
Two BNSF locomotives hauling coal trains meet near Wichita Falls, Texas

EPA's Coal-Plant Emissions Rules: This Will Be The Big Fight

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce new regulations to cut the carbon emissions of more than 600 existing coal-fired electric power... read more June 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Arriving At Dealers, Updated, Cheaper

There are times when being first to the market with something just isn't enough. Take the Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car. It may have launched as long ago as July 2009 in... read more June 2, 2014 by 


 
Tata Nano Twist (Images: Indian Autos Blog)

Tata Nano Twist: World Cheapest Car Tries To Get Hip, Move Upscale

How do you make the world's cheapest new car more appealing? Make it more expensive. Sounds crazy, but that's the strategy Indian automaker Tata is using with its new Nano... read more June 2, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FCV concept, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Japan's Automakers & Government Move To Dominate Fuel-Cell Vehicles

Battery-electric, or fuel-cell? Japanese automakers are divided on the subject--Nissan and Mitsubishi brought electric cars to the market early, but Toyota and Honda have... read more June 2, 2014 by 


 
Lithium-ion battery yarn (Image: Wei Weng)

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Soon, Woven From 'Yarn' That Carries Energy?

Could your car seats become large, comfortable batteries? If experiments by scientists at Fudan University in Shanghai, China become reality, perhaps they could--as the group... read more June 1, 2014 by 


 
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