This week we dissected Tesla's need for huge amounts of batteries as demand and production of its cars ramps up. Will Tesla run into a battery supply issue? How will the electric-car maker deal with this issue?

Also making headlines this week is the possibility of a hybrid Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in the future. Think it's impossible? Don't laugh, says GM president Mark Reuss, it's possible, and in fact, it would be a good idea for numerous reasons.

Meanwhile in California, electric-car owners can be happy as their HOV lane access has been extended to 2019. We reported August plug-in electric car sales, and the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid received official fuel economy ratings.

E15 gasoline was in the news this week as gas stations claimed oil companies are blocking the fuel blend. Toyota revealed the Yaris Hybrid-R before its 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show debut, and Smart showed off the Fourjoy Concept which previews its upcoming four-door ForFour.

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