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Car Dealers Fire Back: Why Negotiating Is Good For Car Buyers (Video)

Car Dealers Fire Back: Why Negotiating Is Good For Car Buyers (Video)

The battle between Tesla Motors, which sells its electric cars directly to customers over the Internet, and the nation's car dealers--which want to make that practice illegal--has raged for four years. Now, it seems to be starting to breed a wider conversation about the role of franchised dealers...

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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

First 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Delivery On Friday; Auction Proceeds To Charity

The electric-car sales figures for October showed that one single 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf was delivered to a buyer last month,--even though the car hasn't yet arrived at the... read more November 4, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV enters production

October Electric-Car Sales, 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Range, 2015 Kia Soul EV: Today's Car News

Today we have the first plug-in electric car sales figures for October, the EPA range and efficiency figures for the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf, and the fourth of our five 2015... read more November 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Rated At 83 Miles Range, 116 MPGe

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf is the latest car range to be offered with an electric powertrain as well as internal-combustion engines. Now, the EPA range and efficiency ratings... read more November 3, 2014 by 


 
Volvo Drive-E engine with electrically-driven turbocharger

Electric Turbochargers Forecast To Boom For Gas-Mileage Gains

Carmakers are increasingly turning to downsized turbocharged engines as a way to increase fuel efficiency without compromising power output. Now, a new technology promises to... read more November 3, 2014 by 


 
Bourgeois Chevrolet, Rawdon, Quebec, Canada   [photo: RoulezElectrique.com]

A Third Of This Dealer's Sales Are Chevy Volt Electric Cars: How'd They Do It?

Can any other franchised dealer in the world make the claim that full one-third of its sales are a single model of plug-in electric car? Bourgeois Chevrolet of Rawdon... read more November 3, 2014 by 


 
Indianapolis, by Flickr user ellenm1 (Used under CC License)

Which City Will Have Most Hybrids, Electric Cars In Its Fleet?

When it comes to deploying plug-in electric cars in municipal fleets, Indianapolis appears to be leading the way. The city announced last week that it will replace 425... read more November 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric: Range Pack Standard, Styling Update, More Features

After only a few months on sale, Mercedes-Benz's first mass-market electric car will apparently get some noteworthy updates for the new model year. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz... read more November 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

2015 Kia Soul EV: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

The fourth of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Kia Soul EV. It's the Korean maker's first-ever electric car sold in the... read more November 3, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S

Tesla Tries To Hire Aussie Auto Engineers As Local Industry Wanes

Could Australia's loss be Tesla Motors' gain? As Ford, General Motors' Holden division, and Toyota prepare to shut down their Australian factories, the Silicon Valley... read more November 2, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Esquire

New Volt Tech, Tesla Sales Spat, Best Car To Buy Award: The Week In Reverse (Video)

What battle did electric-car maker Tesla Motors bring on itself? And, which of five new cars should win our Best Car To Buy 2015 award? This is our video look back at the... read more November 1, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

Small Electric Cars, Toyota Prius 'Pushback,' 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: Today's Car News

Today we ask whether carmakers were right to launch the current wave of electric cars as small cars, confirm that negative stereotypes of the Toyota Prius hybrid and its... read more October 31, 2014 by 


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

Toyota: 'No One Wants Us To Build Electric Cars'

Well, here's one that may give electric-car owners and advocates a Friday morning chuckle. Toyota is well-known not only as one of the world's three largest carmakers, but... read more October 31, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco, Malibu, California, Oct 2014

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

The third of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco, the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid version of the Korean... read more October 31, 2014 by 


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

Were Small Cars Exactly The Wrong Way To Launch Electric Cars?

Historically, most technology innovations in automobiles start at the high end and gradually work their way down the lineup until they've become standard features of even the... read more October 31, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Toyota Prius Hybrid 'Pushback': Still A Real Thing

In three generations and over a decade on sale, the Toyota Prius hybrid has become a common sight on U.S. roads, and has spurred the launch of numerous other hybrid models... read more October 31, 2014 by 


 
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