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Tesla Model S 70D, Nissan Rogue Hybrid, Aluminum-Ion Battery: Today's Car News

Tesla Model S 70D, Nissan Rogue Hybrid, Aluminum-Ion Battery: Today's Car News

Today, we have breaking news of the Tesla Model S 70D electric-car variant, the launch of the Nissan Rogue Hybrid in Japan, and a new experimental aluminum-ion battery that researchers say charges much faster than today's lithium-ion cells. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla Motors... read more

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2016 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid (model sold in Japan)

Nissan Rogue Hybrid Launched In Japan, U.S. Sales Uncertain

More than four years after launching its Leaf electric car, Nissan is by far the leading maker of electric vehicles globally. In hybrids, however, it was late to the game and... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 electric cars waiting at East Coast shipping port for distribution, May 2014

BMW Targets Twice As Many Electric-Car Sales This Year

Sales of the two BMW "i" plug-in electric models have been fairly good over the past year, and that's leading the company to reach for a more ambitious goal. BMW aims to... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

BREAKING: $75,000 Tesla Model S 70D: AWD, 240-Mile Range Is New Base Version

Leave it to electric-car maker Tesla Motors to spring another surprise on the world. This morning, it announced a brand-new version of the base model in its signature... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

Fisker Karma News, 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Driven, VW Beetle Hybrid: Today's Car News

Today, the remains of Fisker Automotive show a hint of life, we drive the 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid plug-in car, and a Volkswagen Beetle Hybrid prototype appears... read more April 7, 2015 by 


 
2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review Of Plug-In Hybrid

The 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is a comfortable, relatively fast, and fairly fuel-efficient luxury sport sedan. It's rated at 16 miles of electric range, but we didn't... read more April 7, 2015 by 


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

What Future For Coal In The U.S.: Slow Decline Or Faster Retreat?

Coal is the largest source of carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions produced by generating electricity, but that doesn't mean it will go away any time soon. While coal's... read more April 7, 2015 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

VW Beetle Hybrid Prototype Previewed Outside New York Auto Show

At the 2015 New York Auto Show, Volkswagen introduced four Beetle Special Edition concepts as a way to rekindle interest in the rounded retro hatchback. Just outside the show... read more April 7, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

EPA Insider: Agency Bluffed Carmakers To Get CAFE Standards

Sometimes in negotiations, it's best to open with an unrealistic offer. That leaves room to deal. In the end, the party making the offer gets what it really wanted--less than... read more April 7, 2015 by 


 
Teaser for Wanxiang’s updated Fisker Karma

New Fisker Karma Details May Come As Soon As This Month

The planned relaunch of the Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury sedan isn't likely to happen until at least the middle of next year. And when it does happen, new... read more April 7, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Spark, 2015 New York Auto Show

2016 Chevy Spark Video, 2016 Lexus RX Hybrid, GA Kills Electric-Car Incentive: Today's Car News

Today, we have the 2016 Chevrolet Spark and 2016 Lexus RX 450h from the 2015 New York Auto Show, and news that Georgia will kill its electric-car tax incentive. All this and... read more April 6, 2015 by 


 
Elio Motors founder Paul Elio at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

Elio Motors: First-Ever Auto-Show Press Event In NYC Touts '84-MPG' Three-Wheel Car

Startup automaker Elio Motors put on its first-ever car-show press conference last week, taking the last slot on Thursday's media schedule at the New York Auto Show. Founder... read more April 6, 2015 by 


 
Georgia license plate

Insult To Injury? GA Kills Electric-Car Incentive, Adds Last-Minute Luxury-Car Tax Break

It hasn't been a particularly good year so far for electric-car purchase incentives. As feared by advocates, last week Georgia passed a highway-funding bill that killed its... read more April 6, 2015 by 


 
Battery symbol

Patent Fight Erupts Over Next-Generation Electric-Car Battery Chemistry

Electric cars may still make up just a tiny percentage of the vehicles on world roads, but the batteries that power them are already a big business. As with most industries... read more April 6, 2015 by 


 
2016 Lexus RX 450h

2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid Unveiled At New York Auto Show

When it first appeared back in 1998, the Lexus RX practically invented the luxury crossover-utility segment. In 2005, it also became the first vehicle of its type offered... read more April 6, 2015 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on ferry to Horseshoe Bay, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Mar 2015: Tesla On Top Again (Most Likely)

As expected, the Tesla Model S was a “three-peat” plug-in electric vehicle sales champion in Canada back in February, with its 48 sales comfortably exceeding... read more April 6, 2015 by 


 

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