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Tesla Battery Swap, Toyota Mirai Cost, 2016 Audi Q7 e-Tron Goes Gasoline: Today's Car News

Tesla Battery Swap, Toyota Mirai Cost, 2016 Audi Q7 e-Tron Goes Gasoline: Today's Car News

Today we look at the usefulness of Tesla's lone battery-swapping station, Toyota's claim that it can gradually lower the price of the Mirai fuel-cell car, and the 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron's switch from diesel to gasoline for the U.S. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Diesel enthusiasts have been...

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2016 Toyota Mirai construction at Motomachi plant

Toyota Mirai Should Cost The Same As Diesel Sedan Of Same Size, Toyota Says

The 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle is priced at $57,500 in the U.S. That's far more than a typical internal-combustion or hybrid Toyota of similar size, but... read more March 12, 2015 by 


 
2016 Audi Q7 live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Audi Q7 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid Will Be Gasoline, Not Diesel, For U.S. And China

No diesel hybrids are now sold in North America, but diesel enthusiasts have lately been salivating over the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro diesel plug-in hybrid formally launched at... read more March 12, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014

CAFE Credits For Safer Cars, Tesla P85D Delivered Quickly, 2015 BMW i8 Video Road Test: Today's Car News

Today we've got a proposal from an auto industry trade group that wants to give carmakers extra fuel-economy credits for building safer cars, a report on Tesla Model S... read more March 11, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

Why Can't Other Plug-In Hybrids Copy Chevy Volt's All-Electric Running?

The distinguishing feature of the Chevrolet Volt has always been that as long as it has charge left in its battery, it runs solely on electricity. The gasoline engine doesn't... read more March 11, 2015 by 


 
Honda Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) demo  -  Japan, 11/2012

Should Safer Cars Get Credit For More MPG? Automaker Trade Group Says Yes

As corporate average fuel economy standards continue to tighten each year, car companies have so far kept pace with the rising gas-mileage rules. But automakers are seeking... read more March 11, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Model S P85D Hot Rod Now Has Shortest Delivery Time

The Tesla Model S P85D electric car is arguably the world's quickest production sedan, but it now seems to have another speedy distinction. That's because the most expensive... read more March 11, 2015 by 


 
Purported Audi Q6 electric crossover teaser image. Image via Autocar.

UPDATE: Audi Q6 (Tesla Model X Competitor) Confirmed: Sleek Electric SUV May Beat It On Range

With the all-new 2016 Audi Q7 now launched at last week's Geneva Motor Show, and a diesel plug-in hybrid model to follow, luxury maker Audi can turn its attention to its next... read more March 11, 2015 by 


 
'Under the Dome' screencap

UPDATE: 'Under The Dome' Video: China's 'Silent Spring' Air-Pollution Wakeup

The 1962 book Silent Spring and the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth were invaluable in raising awareness of the dangers to human life posed by environmental... read more March 11, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Spark teaser

2016 Chevrolet Spark Teaser Photo Previews New York Auto Show Debut

The current Chevrolet Spark. launched in North America for 2013, has been a sales success for General Motors. The company has sold more than 1 million units of the stylish... read more March 11, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014

2015 BMW i8 Video Road Test

The BMW i8 is sleek and stunning, but it's no V-8-powered supercar. Is it the car that will give plug-in hybrids sex appeal? First, you need to know what makes the i8 go... read more March 11, 2015 by 


 
2014 Nissan Rogue

Top Cities For Electric Cars, Nissan Qashqai Plug-In Concept, Solar Impulse Airplane: Today's Car News

Today, ChargePoint says which U.S. cities are the best for electric cars, Nissan says it may build a plug-in hybrid crossover in the future, and the Solar Impulse 2 electric... read more March 10, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Report On Tesla-Style Direct Sales Cites GM Brazil Program Ended In 2006

The topic of Tesla Motors and its direct-sales model continues to roil state legislatures, with bills for and against the practice under debate in several states. In May... read more March 10, 2015 by 


 
Solar Impulse 2 solar-powered airplane

Solar Impulse Electric Airplane Now Flying Around The World

The history of aviation is full of circumnavigations of the Earth meant to prove the mettle of pilots and technology. Now, it's time for solar power to be tested in this way... read more March 10, 2015 by 


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Top 10 Cities For Electric Cars: San Francisco Leads, But It's Not All California

After more than four years of modern electric-car sales, it's clear that some areas are more favorable for plug-ins than others. Whether it's local incentives, available... read more March 10, 2015 by 


 
Goodyear concept tires

Goodyear Shows Concept Tire That Generates Electricity From Motion

It's common for automakers to preview new styling or technology elements with concept cars, but now tire companies are doing the same with their wares. Concept tires may not... read more March 10, 2015 by 


 
 

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