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Tesla Battery Shield, 2015 Honda Fit Mileage, GM Electric-Car Plans: Today's Car News

Tesla Battery Shield, 2015 Honda Fit Mileage, GM Electric-Car Plans: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: We've got photos of the Tesla Model S electric car's new battery safety shield, we muse on General Motors' electric-car plans, and we drive the 2015 Honda Fit hatchback. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Get a closer look at the battery safety shield Tesla Motors...

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2012 Chevrolet Volt

GM Is Serious About Electric Cars, Despite Grumbling By Advocates

Sometimes memories are short. Electric-car advocates often forget that it took seven years from the first Toyota Prius hybrid, launched in Japan in 1997, until sales of the... read more April 10, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec

Diesel Or Hybrid? Road & Track Says Benz Beats Prius

Car shoppers today are spoiled for choice when it comes to fuel-efficient vehicles. When else in history have we had the choice between gasoline, diesel, biofuel, natural... read more April 10, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S added battery shield - half-tube, black titanium plate, T-section, from front to rear

Life With Tesla Model S: Battery Safety Shield In Detail (Photos)

When I first heard last week that Tesla was offering Model S owners a free retrofit that would install its new underbody shield and deflector plates, I called my local Tesla... read more April 10, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Bentley Hybrid Concept, 2015 Ford Focus, Tesla Credit Crunch: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: The Bentley Hybrid Concept plug-in emerges, we cover the updates to the 2015 Ford Focus, and we look at why Tesla Motors probably won't like... read more April 9, 2014 by 


 
2012 Audi A6 L e-tron concept

Audi A6 e-tron Plug-In Hybrid To Be Sold In China

Audi is betting big on plug-in hybrids, with plans to launch electrified "e-tron" versions of most of its mainstream models. The latest step toward that goal is the Audi A6... read more April 9, 2014 by 


 
Photo of Tesla Model S battery swapping versus 'fastest gas pump in LA' tweeted by Elon Musk

California Hands Loss To Tesla In Proposed ZEV Credit Changes

It was one of the thorniest issues facing the powerful California Air Resource Board: Did the ability to swap electric-car battery packs qualify for "fast fueling" incentives... read more April 9, 2014 by 


 
Bentley Mulsanne Hybrid Concept, 2014 Beijing Auto Show

Bentley Hybrid Concept: Preview Of 2017 SUV Plug-In Hybrid System

As Bentley has been promising for more than two years now, it will introduce a plug-in hybrid powertrain in a future product. Now we know that the first plug-in Bentley ever... read more April 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 Saab 9-3 Aero

Audi Q4 Hybrid Concept, Tesla Model S Convertible, Saab 9-3 Electric: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: Sketches of the Audi Q4 hybrid crossover concept appear ahead of the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, Newport Engineering creates a Tesla Model S... read more April 8, 2014 by 


 
2014 Saab 9-3 Aero

First Electric Saab 9-3 Models Built, Will Go To China Test Fleet

National Electric Vehicles Sweden, the Chinese-Swedish company behind the re-launch of Saab, has started production of its first electric Saab models. The... read more April 8, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S convertible by Newport Convertible Engineering

Want A Tesla Model S Convertible? Newport Engineering Says It'll Build You One

In theory, convertibles are the perfect way to enjoy electric motoring. What better way to experience your zero-emissions car than with the roof down--enjoying the silence... read more April 8, 2014 by 


 
Teaser sketch for new Audi TT-based crossover concept

Audi Q4 Hybrid Crossover Concept: Sketches Appear Before Beijing Show

The market for crossover vehicles grows with every passing year, so it's surprising that few automakers have offered the vehicles with hybrid or plug-in powertrains up until... read more April 8, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf at Haleakala volcano screencap.

Nissan Leaf Vs The Volcano: The Silent Ascent

Electric cars may inspire "range anxiety" among the unfamiliar, but a single battery charge can take you to some amazing places. The top of a volcano, for example. As part of... read more April 8, 2014 by 


 
2014 Fiat 500

2015 Fiat 500 Updated With New Instrument Cluster, Display Options

Details on the 2015 Fiat 500, which will feature a handful of updates, have now been released a week before the car is showcased at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The most... read more April 8, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Roadster, Reva i, & Ford Th!nk electric cars parked at charging station in Oslo, Norway

One Percent Of Norway's Cars Are Already Plug-In Electrics

Overshadowed by their spectacular sales success in March, electric vehicles hit a momentous milestone in Norway last month. Fully one percent of Norway's passenger-car fleet... read more April 8, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mazda 3, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2013

2014 Mazda 3: Gas Mileage Review Of Sporty Compact Hatchback

Auto writers tend to like Mazdas; they generally perform and handle well, and are far more fun to drive than the anodyne Fords, Hondas, and Toyotas that outsell them in the... read more April 7, 2014 by 


 
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