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Hydrogen VW Passat Driven, Pickup Truck Fuel Economy, Tesla Factory Upgrades: Today's Car News

Hydrogen VW Passat Driven, Pickup Truck Fuel Economy, Tesla Factory Upgrades: Today's Car News

As we head into a holiday weekend here in the U.S., we've got a brief drive of the Volkswagen Passat HyMotion hydrogen fuel-cell prototype, a comparison of pickup truck fuel-economy ratings, and details on upgrades to Tesla's California factory. All this and more on Green Car Reports...

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Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Tesla Factory Retooling Completed Ahead Of Planned Production Boost

Tesla Motors has now completed upgrades to its Fremont, California, plant ahead of an expected production increase. The electric car-maker shut down the factory for two weeks... read more November 26, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

2015 Pickup Truck Fuel Economy: Ford Vs Ram Vs Chevy, Who's Best?

Americans buy more full-size pickup trucks than any other vehicle type, so boosting their gas mileage has a much greater impact than improvements in smaller and more... read more November 26, 2014 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

Nissan And Renault Together Pass 200,000 Electric-Car Sales

A little less than four years ago, the first 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car was delivered to eager buyer Olivier Chalouhi in San Francisco. Earlier this month, Nissan and its... read more November 26, 2014 by 


 
First BMW i8s delivered to customers

Tesla And BMW Talk, VW Golf Hydrogen Concept, Angry Car Dealers: Today's Car News

Today we've got news of talks between BMW and Tesla Motors, details on the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen hydrogen fuel-cell concept, and the latest rumblings from car-dealer... read more November 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford C-Max

More EPA Gas-Mileage Rating 'Adjustments' To Come In New Year?

First Hyundai and Kia cut fuel-economy ratings on a dozen models, then Ford on the C-Max. Then, Ford cut ratings on the C-Max again, along with those of five more models. Are... read more November 25, 2014 by 


 
Petro-Canada gas station, Crossfields, Alberta, with electric-car charging station

Electric-Car Charging Station At Gas Station In Tar-Sands Land

Electric-car charging stations are still remarkably rare at gas stations, though a handful exist in the Pacific Northwest. But earlier this year, the Petro-Canada station in... read more November 25, 2014 by 


 
Vision for Lincoln dealership in China

Car Dealers: Innocent, Delicate, Fragile Blossoms, Apparently

"We're not gonna take it any more!" If you're of a certain age, that line likely brings back memories of a 30-year-old Twisted Sister song. You might be less likely to think... read more November 25, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S and 2014 BMW i3, Hudson Valley, NY, Nov 2014

Tesla, BMW Chat Over Possible Partnership, Elon Musk Says

BMW and Tesla Motors are both committed to offering mass-market luxury electric cars, which would seem to make them natural rivals. Yet there's also the possibility that they... read more November 25, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen HyMotion concept, 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen HyMotion: Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Concept At LA Auto Show

Very few compact wagons remain on sale in North America, but this year, the car known to U.S. buyers for years as the Jetta SportWagen has a new name: the 2015 Volkswagen... read more November 25, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8 construction at Leipzig plant

Strong Demand For BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Coupe May Presage Production Rise

The 2015 BMW i8 coupe's futuristic styling gained our attention when we test drove it earlier this year, and apparently we're not the only ones. Demand for the sleek plug-in... read more November 25, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

L.A. Auto Show Recap, 2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car, 2015 Ford F-150 Gas Mileage: Today's Car News

To start off the week, we're recapping last week's Los Angeles Auto Show news in our Week in Reverse feature. We've also got a video preview of the 2016 Toyota Mirai... read more November 24, 2014 by 


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

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car At Los Angeles Auto Show (Video)

The 2016 Toyota Mirai, seen here in its production form, is the first-ever hydrogen fuel-cell car to be offered for sale by a major automaker. It goes on sale in Japan next... read more November 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150 Gas Mileage: Best Among Gasoline Trucks, But Ram Diesel Still Highest

Perhaps no gas-mileage ratings have been as eagerly awaited this fall as those for the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup. The redesigned full-size truck with an aluminum body... read more November 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 and 2014 Tesla Model S   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Tesla And BMW: Natural Competitors In Electric Cars, One Day

They may both be luxury vehicles, but the BMW i3 and Tesla Model S electric cars are quite different. The two models don't quite directly compete, but rather approach the... read more November 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Fuel-Cell Fan Bites Back At Electric-Car Advocates, Asks 10 Questions Of His Own

Last week's Los Angeles Auto Show brought more news about hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles than we've seen in a very long time. The 2016 Toyota Mirai was unveiled--we drove it... read more November 24, 2014 by 


 
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