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Tesla Pops Up, State Electric-Car Fees, Obama Delayed: Today's Car News

Tesla Pops Up, State Electric-Car Fees, Obama Delayed: Today's Car News

We look at vacation car-rental dilemmas, state electric-car fees, and yet another innovation from California carmaker Tesla Motors. All this and more today on Green Car Reports. Tesla takes a page from the retail industry and opens its first "popup store" to sell electric cars in Santa Barbara. Who... read more

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2013 Nissan Leaf

Tesla Door-Handle Failure, Toyota Prius Battery Theft, Nissan Leaf Buyout Incentive: Today's Car News

Today, Consumer Reports shows Tesla Model S door-handle issues haven't been completely expunged, Toyota Prius hybrid battery packs become the target of thieves in San... read more May 20, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

Tesla Gigafactory Drone Flyover, CA Plug-In Hybrid Green Stickers, German 'Eco Lane': Today's Car News

Today, we have a drone flyover of the Tesla "Gigafactory" site in Nevada, an update on California's green carpool-lane stickers for plug-in hybrids, and a German state's... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
2016 Fiat 500X, Bear Mountain State Park, NY, May 2015

2016 Fiat 500X Driven, 2016 Chevy Camaro Turbo Four, Hyperloop Test Track: Today's Car News

Today we have a drive report of the 2016 Fiat 500X small crossover, a first look at the lightened 2016 Chevrolet Camaro and its new efficiency-focused four-cylinder... read more May 18, 2015 by 


 
Gas pump

Next Toyota Prius Spied, Tesla Automated Passing, Higher Gas Taxes: Today's Car News

Today, we have video of what could be the next-generation Toyota Prius, a vague update on Tesla's latest tech feature, and why higher gas taxes could be an effective way to... read more May 15, 2015 by 


 
2015 Mazda CX-5 GT

2015 Ford Focus EcoBoost Driven, VW Golf GTE Sport Plug-In Hybrid, Mazda & Toyota Pact: Today's Car News

Today, we have the Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport performance plug-in hybrid concept that will debut at the annual Wörthersee festival in Austria, an agreement between Mazda... read more May 14, 2015 by 


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla MI Ban 'Protectionism,' Biofuel Carbon Footprint, CO Credit for Used Electric Cars: Today's Car News

Today, the Federal Trade Commission criticizes Michigan's ban of Tesla direct sales, a new study questions whether biofuels are really carbon neutral, and the quirk of... read more May 13, 2015 by 


 
2015 Infiniti Q50

Tesla Powerwall Findings, Green Car Deals, Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Driver Impressions: Today's Car News

Today, we tell you what we learned about Powerwall home batteries from Tesla's first-quarter results call, show you the best green-car deals for May 2015, and relay early... read more May 11, 2015 by 


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

Tesla Q1 Results, 2016 Chevy Volt CA HOV Lane Access, GM Misses Green-Car Target: Today's Car News

Today, we have findings from Tesla Motors' quarterly earnings call, an indication that the 2016 Chevrolet Volt will get solo California carpool-lane access, and General... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Tesla Buys Supplier, New Car Fuel Economy, Hybrid & Electric Car Sales: Today's Car News

Unfortunately, today's news involves some slightly disappointing numbers. A new report finds that average fuel economy for new cars declined in April, while another finds... read more May 7, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Energy for utilities

Toyota Mirai Dealers, Tesla Energy Competitors, Shell's Energy Future: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the first California dealers for the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car, competitors to Tesla's energy-storage business, and what Shell Oil thinks the future... read more May 6, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

BMW i3 Tear-Down, 2015 Electric Car Sales, Toyota Prius Plug-In Production End: Today's Car News

Today, we have videos of a BMW i3 electric car being torn apart and analyzed, predictions on plug-in electric car sales for 2015, and the end of production for the... read more May 5, 2015 by 


 
2016 Ford F-150 CNG conversion

2016 Chevy Volt Priced, Used Tesla Model S Electric Cars, 2016 Ford F-150 CNG: Today's Car News

Today, we have pricing information for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, the debut of Tesla's certified pre-owned program for electric cars, and a new natural gas option for the 2016... read more May 4, 2015 by 


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

Tesla Drag Racing, 2017 Jaguar XE Diesel, Plug-In Electric Car Sales in Apr: Today's Car News

Today, we've got a drag-racing Tesla Model S, a diesel Jaguar, and our report on plug-in electric car sales for the month of April. All this and more on Green Car Reports... read more May 1, 2015 by 


 
2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum

Third Row Seats And Good Gas Mileage, Electric Cars Defined, Premium Gas On The Rise: Today's Car News

Today, we look at vehicles with three rows of seats and good gas mileage, definitions for the different subcategories of electric car, and the implications of more widespread... read more April 30, 2015 by 


 
Large switch at photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Clean-Energy Growth, Oil Industry Stagnation, Toyota Electric Cars In China: Today's Car News

Today, we have reports on growth in clean energy for electricity generation, and encouraging signs of electric-car adoption. Also, see why Toyota may have to build the... read more April 28, 2015 by 


 

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