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Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan Price, Tesla Battery Cost, Lighter Cars: Today's Car News

Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan Price, Tesla Battery Cost, Lighter Cars: Today's Car News

Today we look, both directly and indirectly, at Tesla's future. See why the Toyota hydrogen fuel-cell sedan could target the Model S, and how the electric-car maker's battery "Gigafactory" could get prices down to $100 per kilowatt-hour. Meanwhile, the internal-combustion car still has some life in...

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Clean Energy Fuels natural gas refueling station Long Beach, California.

Why Aren't Natural Gas-Powered Long-Haul Semi Trucks Selling Better?

We will likely never see battery-electric trucks enter the long-haul freight mainstream, but other alternatives to diesel fuel exist today. One is natural gas, which comes... read more August 28, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla's Battery Gigafactory May Achieve Nirvana: $100 Per Kilowatt-Hour, Report Says

Many within the electric car industry believe that $100 per kilowatt-hour will be the tipping point for electric-car batteries. It is the point at which electric vehicles... read more August 28, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

2017 Nissan Leaf Renderings, 2016 Volvo XC90 Plug-In, Solid-State Batteries: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports, we delve into some renderings of possible styling for the 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car, give you all of the details on the 2016 Volvo XC90... read more August 27, 2014 by 


 
Excerpt of rendering by Auto Express of possible design for 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car

2017 Nissan Leaf Renderings: How Conservative Will Design Be?

It's long been acknowledged that the current Nissan Leaf electric car is a radical and distinctive design, just as the landmark 2004 Toyota Prius hybrid was. But some portion... read more August 27, 2014 by 


 
2016 Volvo XC90

2016 Volvo XC90 Will Be Only Seven-Passenger Plug-In Hybrid

It is, as yet, not possible to buy a plug-in car with seating for seven passengers. That will all change when the 2016 Volvo XC90 hits the market, as the latest generation of... read more August 27, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Ad Shows Driver...Not Plugging In (Video)

Toyota has been quite upfront about its belief that plug-in electric cars are not the technology of the future. (It says hydrogen fuel-cell cars are.) And now this belief has... read more August 27, 2014 by 


 
Electric car drivers in Helsinki. Image: electrictraffic.fi

Which City Wants To Make Privately-Owned Cars Obsolete?

Instead of continually improving the efficiency of cars, might it be better to replace them entirely? A few cities encourageresidents to eschew car use for public transit... read more August 27, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt

Sakti3 Claims Solid-State Battery Breakthrough For Electric Cars

A Michigan-based startup called Sakti3 claims it has battery chemistry that doubles the energy density of today's best lithium-ion batteries. Speaking to Scientific American... read more August 27, 2014 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

A World Beyond Cars, Tesla Model X Expectations, Fisker Karma Spare Parts: Today's Car News

Today's news is very forward-looking. California looks forward to a world beyond cars while, in the nearer term, analysts predict success for the 2015 Tesla Model X, and... read more August 26, 2014 by 


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

Will California Pioneer A World Beyond Cars This Century?

It's almost inconceivable, the idea of a world without personally-owned automobiles. But that's the startling vision proposed by noted researcher Tom Turrentine and... read more August 26, 2014 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

Fisker Karma Owners Can Soon Buy Spare Parts, Wanxiang Says

Owners of the 2012 Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury car got some good news last week: The company that now owns the carmaker has promised that supplies of spare... read more August 26, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Fiesta

Ford EcoBoost High-Efficiency Turbo Engines: Ultimate Guide

If you've spent any time looking at Fords recently, one word won't have escaped your attention: EcoBoost. EcoBoost is Ford-speak for a downsized, turbocharged gasoline engine... read more August 26, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover with 'Falcon Doors' open

2015 Tesla Model X Electric SUV To 'Devour' Premium Segment: Report

The 2015 Tesla Model X electric crossover is already attracting enthusiasm from, among others, the analysts at Morgan Stanley. Apparently, the Model X won't just match the... read more August 26, 2014 by 


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Diesel Drivers: Would You Take $13,000 To Switch To Electric Cars?

Diesel has long been the fuel of choice for European drivers wishing to reduce their motoring costs. However, recent concerns over the emissions of older diesel vehicles has... read more August 26, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

2015 Kia Soul EV: Animals, Electrons, Maroon 5 (Video)

Well, it's about time: An electric-car maker is using straight-out sex appeal to market a new electric car. Even if it is, errrmmmm, rodent sex appeal. A new video posted... read more August 26, 2014 by 


 
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