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FTC Calls Michigan's Tesla Ban 'Protectionism' For Dealers

FTC Calls Michigan's Tesla Ban 'Protectionism' For Dealers

Tesla Motors has had varied success in its efforts to fight state laws making its direct online-sales model illegal. The electric-car maker lost a round in Michigan last fall, but now a government agency has weighed in on Michigan's revision to its franchise law. Let's just say that the U.S... read more

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2015 Chevrolet Trax LT AWD, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

2015 Chevrolet Trax: Gas Mileage Review Of Small SUV

Sport-utility vehicles are all about hauling stuff, so collecting a set of 40-year-old wheels seemed like the perfect road test for the new 2015 Chevrolet Trax. The... read more May 12, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Owners Take Protest To Michigan; Dealer-Backed State Ban Targeted

Tesla Motors' direct sales business model has met considerable opposition from auto-dealer associations in several states. Lobbying efforts have ensured that there are some... read more May 12, 2015 by 


 
2015 Infiniti Q50

Tesla Powerwall Findings, Green Car Deals, Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Driver Impressions: Today's Car News

Today, we tell you what we learned about Powerwall home batteries from Tesla's first-quarter results call, show you the best green-car deals for May 2015, and relay early... read more May 11, 2015 by 


 
Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell leased by Paul Berkman, Corona del Mar, California

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell: Early Drivers Discuss Experiences Traveling On Hydrogen

There have already been more Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicles leased in the U.S. than any other hydrogen-powered vehicle. Through April, Hyundai has leased 68 of the small... read more May 11, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars: What's Needed To Eliminate Gasoline, Diesel In 25 Years

More than four years after the first modern electric cars went on sale in significant numbers, concerted efforts by carmakers, governments, and assorted advocates have... read more May 11, 2015 by 


 
2015 Lexus CT 200h

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For May 2015

Green cars can save their owners money by using less fuel, or--in the case of all-electric cars--none at all. But as with any other car, the lack of fixed prices means there... read more May 11, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Powerwall Home Battery

Tesla Energy: What We Learned About Powerwall Demand On Q1 Results Call

The quarterly earnings calls held by Tesla Motors are always a chance to hear CEO Elon Musk describe the Silicon Valley carmaker's operations and outlooks. But last week's... read more May 11, 2015 by 


 
NASA battery-powered airplane 'Greased Lightning'

New Battery And Energy Research And Technology: What We're Reading

Modern electric cars have been on sale for over four years, and in that time they've proven that battery power works in the real world. Now, they're being joined by the first... read more May 10, 2015 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

Which Electric Car Dominates Sales In New York State?

When it comes to determining electric-car sales, monthly figures published by carmakers are the most readily-available resource. But they aren't necessarily the sole sources... read more May 9, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

Tesla Q1 Results, 2016 Chevy Volt CA HOV Lane Access, GM Misses Green-Car Target: Today's Car News

Today, we have findings from Tesla Motors' quarterly earnings call, an indication that the 2016 Chevrolet Volt will get solo California carpool-lane access, and General... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X prototype in Culver City, California [photo by Instagram user jmtibs]

Tesla Model X, Model 3, Gigafactory: What We Learned On Q1 Results Call

The quarterly earnings call held Wednesday afternoon by Tesla Motors is always a chance to hear how CEO Elon Musk views the operations of his carmaking company. But the call... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
2015 Buick LaCrosse

GM To Fall Short Of 500,000 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Goal For 2017

In November 2012, General Motors announced a goal of putting 500,000 electrified vehicles on the road by 2017. That encompasses any type of vehicle that uses electricity as... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt on display at Disney World Test Track exhibit  [photo tweeted by 'Schmoofy']

2016 Chevy Volt To Get California Carpool Lane Access

Access to the carpool lane in California with only a single occupant has proven to be one of the more effective incentives to get the state's drivers to buy electric cars... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S Drift

Tesla Model S Drifting Shows Wild Side Of Electric Cars (Video)

Numerous drag-race videos have proven that the Tesla Model S P85D can take on just any challenger in a straight line. But what about other forms of automotive hooliganism?... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Tesla Buys Supplier, New Car Fuel Economy, Hybrid & Electric Car Sales: Today's Car News

Unfortunately, today's news involves some slightly disappointing numbers. A new report finds that average fuel economy for new cars declined in April, while another finds... read more May 7, 2015 by 


 

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