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Self-Driving Teslas, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Gas Mileage, Hydrogen-Car Skeptics: Today's Car News

Self-Driving Teslas, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Gas Mileage, Hydrogen-Car Skeptics: Today's Car News

We've got stories form all across the green-car spectrum today. Elon Musk says Tesla Motors will build self-driving cars in about three years, Volkswagen's Japan chief expresses skepticism over hydrogen fuel cells, and we drive the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid crossover. All this and more on...

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2014 Tesla Model S

Self-Driving Cars From Tesla In About 3 Years, Says CEO Elon Musk

Autonomous vehicles have become a hot talking point in recent years, as major firms like Google continue high-profile development of the technology. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla... read more September 10, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

Tesla-Toyota Plans, 100K Electric Cars in California, Saleen Foursixteen In Action: Today's Car News

Lots of electric-car news today. Elon Musk hints at a possible second collaboration between Tesla Motors and Toyota, California now has more than 100,000 plug-in cars on its... read more September 9, 2014 by 


 
Stolen Tesla Model S recovered using phone app. Image courtesy of CBS8.

Stolen Tesla Found As Owner Helps Police Using Her Phone App

It's never fun to find an empty space where you left your car. That's the situation a California couple found themselves in, but they were able to use technology to track... read more September 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3 Vs. Mercedes B-Class: Car And Driver Tests Electric Cars From Germany

It's taken awhile, but electric cars are finally getting some serious attention from the mainstream automotive press. Maybe it's increased consumer interest, or maybe the... read more September 9, 2014 by 


 
Saleen Foursixteen based on the Tesla Model S

Saleen Foursixteen Tesla Model S Burns Rubber, Not Gas

An electric car's main purposes are those of efficiency and reducing reliance on oil. But as cars, they're also objects ingrained into culture and often bought for emotive... read more September 9, 2014 by 


 
Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

Chinese Production Of Plug-In Electric Cars Finally Starts To Grow

After years of encouragement through government policies, Chinese production of plug-in electric cars is finally starting to grow. Amidst rampant air pollution, the Chinese... read more September 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

BMW i3 Electric Car: Ultimate Guide

Ever since we got wind of BMW's 'Megacity' electric vehicle, it's been one of the most anticipated electric cars around. Now, it's simply another electric car available to... read more September 9, 2014 by 


 
Peugeot 208 Hybrid Air concept

Peugeot 208 Hybrid Air Latest To Aim For French 117 MPG Target

French automaker Renault is expected to show a concept vehicle at the upcoming Paris Auto Show capable of hitting 117 mpg combined. Not one to be left out, rival Peugeot will... read more September 9, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

More Tesla-Toyota Plans In The Pipeline? Musk Hints At Possibility

Tesla can now add Japan to the list of countries that its Model S electric sedan is roaming the roads. CEO Elon Musk appeared at a recent ceremony to launch the car, but also... read more September 9, 2014 by 


 
California Citrus State Historic Park

California Has More Than 100,000 Plug-In Electric Cars On Roads

California has hit a major plug-in car milestone this week: Since the first electric vehicle was sold back in 2010, more than 100,000 others have now hit the streets. The... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 GMC Canyon

Mid-Size Truck Demand, Drive Electric Week, Carbon Fiber Wheels: Today's Car News

We start the week with a wide variety of topics. Dealer orders indicate demand for smaller pickup trucks may be greater than carmakers anticipated, National Drive Electric... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
National Plug-In Day, Oct 2011

Drive Electric Week, Starting Next Monday, Set To Break Records

As an example of how far the reach of electric vehicles has grown, you need to look little further than the growth of National Drive Electric Week. Now in its fourth year... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
Carbon Revolution carbon fiber wheels

Carbon Fiber Wheels Proposed To Cut Weight, Boost Efficiency

You probably don't think about your car's wheels that much, but to state the exceedingly obvious they're an essential part of every car. They're also surprisingly heavy, as... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt in Venice, California [photo: Chris Williams]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Aug 2014: Vive Le Volt

In August, the Chevy Volt won the Canadian plug-in sales derby yet again – a category dominance that brings to mind the Ford F-150's 48-year-reign(!) atop truck sales... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Colorado, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

Will Smaller Pickups Be More Popular Than Carmakers Expect?

Sometimes it's the throwaway lines that carry the most interesting news. In a routine report on August sales of new cars and trucks last Wednesday, The Detroit News had this... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
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