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Tesla production rate, Nissan ethanol fuel cell, Blue Crude synthetic diesel: Today's Car News

Tesla production rate, Nissan ethanol fuel cell, Blue Crude synthetic diesel: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla says it's building 2,000 cars a week, Nissan says it will develop fuel cells powered by ethanol instead of hydrogen, and Nordic Blue Crude says its synthetic diesel fuel cuts carbon emissions by 85 percent. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Norwegian company Nordic Blue Crude...

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Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Car dealer tries to install solar, town-owned utility limits power it can generate

It should have been fairly straightforward. Install some solar panels on the roof of a building, cut carbon emissions, and perhaps save some money on electricity bills. But... read more June 14, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S undergoing assembly

Tesla now building 2,000 electric cars a week, it says

As with any auto manufacturer, the vehicle production rate at Tesla Motors is intensely scrutinized by shareholders, fans, financial analysts, and competitors. Almost two... read more June 14, 2016 by


 
2016 Audi A3 TDI Sportback

Blue Crude synthetic diesel fuel cuts carbon by 85 percent

Fuels produced from plant feedstocks are touted by many as a viable and lower-carbon alternative to traditional gasoline or diesel. But the need to dedicate large swaths of... read more June 14, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell prototype

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell, Tesla suspension update, Toyota solar plans: Today's Car News

Today, the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell is a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle that also plugs in like an electric car, Tesla CEO Elon Musk chimes in on Model S suspension issues, and... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
Chevrolet Beat Activ

Can Chevy Spark Activ 'soft-roader' SUV-like version boost appeal?

Sometimes, all it takes to turn a car into an "SUV" is a little extra body cladding and a slightly higher ride height. Subaru has relied on this formula for years with its... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell prototype

Mercedes fuel-cell GLC plugs in like an electric car: what does that imply?

This morning, Mercedes-Benz announced that its upcoming GLC F-Cell hydrogen fuel-cell crossover SUV would also include a battery pack that plugs in to recharge. Just like an... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell prototype

Mercedes-Benz GLC to offer world's first plug-in fuel-cell powertrain

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles face the challenge of a global fueling infrastructure that doesn't exist and will cost billions to build. Electricity, on the other hand, is... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S owned by David Noland, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2015

Tesla Model S suspensions, NHTSA, NDAs: what you need to know (further update)

A post on a small auto-industry blog that accused startup carmaker Tesla Motors of concealing potentially hazardous suspension breakages blew up into a major media... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
Rendering of solar installations at Toyota North America headquarters, Plano, Texas

Solar panels at Toyota's new Texas HQ to provide 25 percent of its electricity

Texas may be known as an oil state, but it's also a sprawling and sunny state, making it a good place to set up solar panels. Toyota hopes to take advantage of that when it... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

GM commits to more efficient, electric, and autonomous cars

General Motors will focus more heavily on electrified cars and alternatives to traditional car ownership to meet anticipated future regulations and predicted consumer trends... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 concept, 2014 Hannover Commercial Vehicle Show

How to turn long-haul trucking all-electric? Tractor swapping!

Current battery technology places the same range restrictions on electric commercial trucks as on electric cars. So while electric trucks may be suitable for local delivery... read more June 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla first drive, electric road trip, hybrids to supplant diesels? The Week in Reverse

Which controversial new Tesla vehicle did we finally get to drive, and what did we think of it? And, where is our electric-motorcycle riding contributor Ben Rich headed on... read more June 11, 2016 by


 
Car entering London's Congestion Charge zone [Image: Flickr user jovike]

Hybrids lose London privileges two weeks from today: here's why

Sooner or later, it can happen in a romance: the two parties decide they're just not that into one another. The state of California dumped hybrid-electric vehicles on July 1... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
Honda CR-Z Alpha Final Label Edition (Japanese spec)

Honda CR-Z hybrid sport coupe production to end, apparently

The Honda CR-Z hybrid sport coupe appears to be nearing the end of its lifespan. It's the last Honda model still in production using the company's Integrated Motor Assist... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
Car2Go in Chongqing, China

Tesla Model S suspension, Faraday Future in MI, Car2Go in China: Today's Car News

Today, we have everything you need to know about the controversy surrounding Tesla Model S suspension repairs, Faraday Future looks to test self-driving cars in Michigan, and... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
 

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