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Tesla Model S Range, CA Electric-Car Rebate Changes, Solar Impulse In Hawaii: Today's Car News

Tesla Model S Range, CA Electric-Car Rebate Changes, Solar Impulse In Hawaii: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the possibility of a future Tesla Model S electric car surpassing the 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car's 312-mile range, changes to California's electric-car rebate program, and the Solar Impulse 2 airplane's successful crossing of the Pacific Ocean. All this and more on...

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Nissan lithium-ion cell fabrication & battery pack assembly at Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee

U.S. Electric-Car Battery Industry Could Grow If Supply Base Matures

Increasing production of electric cars is expected to increase the market for lithium-ion battery cells substantially, but where will the majority of those cells be made?... read more July 6, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford C-Max Hybrids Recalled To Fix Engine Shut-Off Problem

Ford is recalling 2015 C-Max hybrids to address a software glitch, as part of a larger recall of more than 432,000 2015 models. The software-related malfunction in the... read more July 6, 2015 by 


 
1976 Chevrolet Chevette

Modern Cars Vs Chevy Chevette: Gas Mileage Much Better Today

It's a regular and recurring theme in comments on Green Car Reports: "Yeah, maybe the new 2016 something-or-other gets 31 mpg combined, but so what? My 20-year-old Geo Metro... read more July 5, 2015 by 


 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid information page on Nissan North America website, Jun 2015

Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid 'No Longer Available,' Infiniti QX60 Twin Vanishes Too: UPDATED

Four months ago, we inquired about the fate of the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid. That version of the popular seven-seat family SUV, with a 2.5-liter four and a mild-hybrid system... read more July 4, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Tesla Model S Owner Loyalty Probably Unparalleled In Industry

There are many enthusiastic owner groups in the car world, but it's safe to say that few can rival the passion of Tesla electric-car owners. Many Tesla owners are quite vocal... read more July 4, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Longer-Range Leaf, 67 MPG Cross-Country Run, Cruze Hybrid Possible: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Which car averaged 67 miles per gallon on renewable fuel during a recent cross-country run? And, how many Model S electric cars did Tesla Motors deliver during its second... read more July 3, 2015 by 


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

2016 Nissan Leaf, Tesla Sales, Hydrogen Production: Today's Car News

Today, a report that the 2016 Nissan Leaf could arrive in August with a 100-mile range, Tesla's quarterly sales results, and a company that believes it's close to... read more July 2, 2015 by 


 
Hydrogen station in Ebina City, Japan

Toyota, Honda, Nissan Set Details Of Hydrogen Network In Japan

If hydrogen fuel-cell cars are to succeed, region by region, they will need an adequate number of public fueling stations in each area where they're sold. Carmakers have... read more July 2, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

New West Coast Oil Refinery Proposed To Meet Clean-Fuel Demand

Along the Columbia River in Washington state, developers are planning the first new oil refinery on the West Coast in 25 years. Paradoxically, the goal of the project is to... read more July 2, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Tesla Delivers 11,500 Electric Cars Globally From April Through June, It Says

Keeping to its promise of releasing quarterly global sales totals in a timely fashion, Tesla Motors announced its second-quarter delivery totals this morning. According to... read more July 2, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus SE EcoBoost, Bear Mountain State Park, NY, May 2015

Ford Applies Cylinder Deactivation Even To 3-Cylinder Engines For Fuel Efficiency

Cylinder deactivation can help boost the fuel economy of a car or truck by shutting down some of its engine's cylinders under light loads. But what happens when engineers try... read more July 2, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

2016 Nissan Leaf Range To Top 100 Miles, August Launch Possible: Report

Rumors of a longer-range battery for the 2016 Nissan Leaf have been percolating for a while now. Nissan has steadfastly declined to answer questions about the next model year... read more July 2, 2015 by 


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

HyperSolar Nears Voltage Needed For Solar Hydrogen Production

What's so magical about 1.5 volts, you may ask? It turns out that it's the practical voltage required to produce hydrogen gas from water using artificial photosynthesis... read more July 1, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai

Electric Car Sales, 2016 Toyota Mirai Range, Biofuel Airliners: Today's Car News

Today, we have plug-in electric car sales figures for June, confirmation that the 2016 Toyota Mirai will have over 300 miles of range, and United Airlines' plan to use... read more July 1, 2015 by 


 
United Airlines Eco-Skies jet

United Airlines To Start Using Biofuel On Passenger Flights

Commercial airline passengers in the U.S. have a lot to think about. Reaching the end of the jetway often triggers thoughts about the flight's on-time record, the crapshoot... read more July 1, 2015 by 


 
 

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