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'Consumer Reports' Tesla Test, Electric-Car Enthusiasm, Gas Price Drop: Today's Car News

'Consumer Reports' Tesla Test, Electric-Car Enthusiasm, Gas Price Drop: Today's Car News

Today, Consumer Reports tests the new Tesla Model S "Ludicrous Mode," a poll says consumer interest in electric cars may be stagnating, and analysts predict a significant drop in gas prices. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A new poll shows that buyer interest in electric cars hasn't...

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2016 Tesla Model S

CR Tests Tesla Model S P85D, Skeptical Of P90D Ludicrous Mode Claims

The Tesla Model S P85D electric car is breathtakingly quick, and quietly forceful in a way that makes it simultaneously a tailpipe-free counterpoint and a serious rival to... read more August 21, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Poll: Consumer Interest In Electric Vehicles Stagnating?

Today you’re far more likely to see an all-electric vehicle like the Nissan Leaf or Tesla Model S on your way to work or to the store, versus just a couple of years... read more August 21, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

2016 Toyota Prius, Cadillac Diesels, Mitsubishi i-MiEV Vs VW e-Golf: Today's Car News

Today, the 2016 Toyota Prius is confirmed for a September reveal, Cadillac says it will sell diesels in the U.S. again, and we compare two electric cars: the Mitsubishi... read more August 20, 2015 by 


 
Teaser for 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

All-New 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Coming soon

Hyundai has slipped the first image of its next-generation Elantra and confirmed that the global debut of the new compact sedan will be taking place soon. A local debut at... read more August 20, 2015 by 


 
2015 Cadillac CTS

Cadillac Confirms It Will Bring Diesels Back To The U.S.

Currently, several German luxury automakers--including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--offer diesel models in the U.S. But except for one disastrous experiment decades... read more August 20, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i3

BMW i3: How Far Can You Go Without Touching The Brake Pedal?

The regenerative braking system in the BMW i3 electric car is quite extreme. If you plan ahead and allow enough stopping distance, by lifting off the accelerator, this little... read more August 20, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Quick Drive  -  Portland OR  -  July 2015   [photo: Doug Berger]

Little i-MiEV Electric Car: How Does It Compare To VW e-Golf?

The 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is an outlier—in design, in layout, and in the way it drives. Yet our long-term 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is nearly the polar opposite—a... read more August 20, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Prius camouflaged test car, Southern California, Jun 2015  [photo by CarsDirect]

2016 Toyota Prius To Debut Next Month, Prior To Frankfurt Show

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius is fast approaching. Toyota Motor Corporation has confirmed to Bloomberg that the fully redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius will be shown in Las... read more August 19, 2015 by 


 
2015 Aston Martin Rapide S

Audi Electric SUV Concept, Tesla Model X Spied, Electric Aston Martin: Today's Car News

Today, we have teaser images of the Audi e-tron quattro electric SUV concept set to debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, more spy images of the Tesla Model X, and... read more August 19, 2015 by 


 
Audi e-tron quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Tesla-Targeting Audi e-tron quattro Electric SUV Concept Teased Ahead Of Frankfurt

Audi will build an all-electric version of its upcoming Q6 SUV "coupe," which will be previewed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show next month. We now know the concept will be... read more August 19, 2015 by 


 
2015 Aston Martin Rapide S

Electric Aston Martin Rapide Coming In Two Years, Says CEO

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer dropped hints earlier in the year that the company was investigating the possibility of an electric version of the Rapide sports sedan. Now the... read more August 19, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X prototype [by Silicon Valley Teslas]

Tesla Model X Prepped For Delivery: Spyshots And Video

Tesla has said it plans to deliver the first Model X electric crossover in the coming months, after multiple delays. If nothing else, the increased presence of prototype... read more August 19, 2015 by 


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

What Cities Have Most Electric Cars In The U.S.?

In the U.S., government entities on the Federal, state, and local levels are pushing for greater electric-car adoption in different ways. While different regions in the... read more August 19, 2015 by 


 
PowerPost Level 1 electric-car charging stations at Portland International Airport

Portland Airport Adds 42 Electric-Car Chargers, At 120 Volts; Here's Why

When it comes to electric-car charging, speed is typically as important as availability. Installing more charging stations is important, but it's generally thought that they... read more August 19, 2015 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

Used Chevy Volts, Best Hybrid Deals, Tesla Charging In NYC: Today's Car News

Today, we look at whether the Chevrolet Volt makes a good used car, the best deals on new hybrids, electric cars, and diesels, and Tesla's plan to install more Model S... read more August 18, 2015 by 


 
 

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