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Dealer Chains May Still Hate Tesla, But Now They're Learning From It

Dealer Chains May Still Hate Tesla, But Now They're Learning From It

Auto-dealer groups are fighting Tesla Motors' direct-sales model in a state-by-state battle, fostering legislation to outlaw the electric-car maker's company-owned stores, and claiming they're bad for consumers. However, that doesn't mean these dealers aren't also learning from Tesla. Tesla Stores...

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2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports Customer Satisfaction Index, Again

More than two years after its launch, it seems owners are still in love with the Tesla Model S electric car. The Tesla sedan topped Consumer Reports' annual customer... read more December 4, 2014 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

Workplace Charging, Hydrogen Car Tax Credit, Exhaust-Powered Generator: Today's Car News

Today we've got reports on the growth of workplace electric-car charging, impeding expiration of the Federal hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle tax credit, and a new hybrid... read more December 3, 2014 by 


 
Kandi electric car (Image: Kandi Technologies Group)

China Overtook U.S. In Monthly Electric-Car Sales Two Months Ago

China has been the world's largest auto market for several years now, with 18 million passenger cars and another 4 million commercial vehicles sold there last year. But until... read more December 3, 2014 by 


 
First 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell delivered to lessee at Tustin Hyundai, June 2014

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle Tax Credit Expires This Month: Will It Be Renewed?

Financial and other incentives are widely viewed as a good way to kickstart the adoption of new green vehicles, largely to compensate for their higher prices against... read more December 3, 2014 by 


 
Zijing Qingyuan Armored Spherical Cabin Electric Patrol Vehicle. Photo by CarNewsChina.com.

Armored Electric Chinese Police Patrol Car Is ... Words Fail Us

Here's an electric car whose designers thought outside the box... literally. It may look like Buckminster Fuller's interpretation of the Popemobile, but this is actually one... read more December 3, 2014 by 


 
Jaguar XJR-15 equipped with YGK EER-Hybrid system

Not Just Turbocharging: Exhaust Gases Can Generate Electricity, Too

The exhaust gases shooting out the tailpipes of internal-combustion cars aren't just a form of pollution, they also represent wasted energy. One way to use some of that... read more December 3, 2014 by 


 
MetLife electric-car charging station for employee use - Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Workplace Charging Doubles in Two Years, 90% Of Charging Stations Full

It's clear that more public charging stations are needed to boost the practicality of driving electric cars. And it turns out that a good place to put those stations is the... read more December 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

November Plug-In Car Sales, Route 66 Goes Electric, WA Electric-Car Incentives: Today's Car News

We've got news from all across the U.S. today. Illinois announces a plan to electrify Route 66 by adding public charging stations, Washington state mulls electric-car... read more December 2, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Wisconsin: Higher Taxes For Hybrids, Electrics For Not Burning Enough Gas To Fund Road Repairs?

It's not news that the roads and bridges in many states are falling into disrepair. Much of the money to fund maintenance of this infrastructure comes from taxes on fuel, but... read more December 2, 2014 by 


 
Road trip on historic U.S. Route 66 (Images: Antony Ingram)

Famed U.S. Route 66 To Go Electric In Illinois, With State Support

As the song says, you can "get your kicks" on Route 66--but soon you'll also be able to get a charge. The historic highway and the towns it passes through were largely done... read more December 2, 2014 by 


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Days Numbered For Dirtiest Diesels In Europe; France To Phase Out Diesel Fuel

For many European cities, diesel exhaust emissions have become a health as well as an environmental problem. So in addition to promoting electric cars or alternative forms of... read more December 2, 2014 by 


 
Seattle Center as night falls (photo by Jeffery Hayes)

Washington State To Give Electric Cars Tax Breaks, Carpool-Lane Access?

Several states have tried to boost electric-car adoption with cash incentives, tax breaks, and perks like carpool-lane access. The West Coast states of California and Oregon... read more December 2, 2014 by 


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

2016 Chevy Volt Preview, BMW Says 'No' To Tesla, Low Gas Prices: Today's Car News

We start off the final month of 2014 with updates on the 2016 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car, BMW's response to Elon Musk's talk of a possible collaboration with... read more December 1, 2014 by 


 
2016 BMW 3-Series eDrive plug-in hybrid prototype

BMW Unveiled Not Just One, But Three Plug-In Hybrids Last Week

If there was any doubt that we'll see a spate of new plug-in hybrids over the next few years, a set of three different announcements from BMW last week should put that to... read more December 1, 2014 by 


 
Carlos Ghosn

Nissan CEO Ghosn: Climate Change Must Be Corporate Humanitarian Cause

There are many reasons that automakers sell electric cars. Cars that plug in to travel on batteries charged from the electric grid respond to perceived customer demand for... read more December 1, 2014 by 


 
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