Next Volt Engine, Diesel MPG, GM History, Is Coal Dying? Today's Car News

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2014 Mazda 3 four-door sedan, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show  [photo: IndianAutosBlog]

2014 Mazda 3 four-door sedan, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show [photo: IndianAutosBlog]

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Today on Green Car Reports, we've got photos of the new--and rather nice-looking--2014 Mazda 3 sedan, news about the future of coal for generating electricity, and a look at General Motors repeating history with its newest hybrid. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

We think we just got a look at the three-cylinder range extender for the next Chevy Volt.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC diesel sedan has been rated by the EPA at 34 mpg, or 32 mpg with all-wheel drive.

Ever want to fly electrically? All is takes is $40,000 for a new electric airplane.

We've got video of the very un-nerdy Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept from last week's Frankfurt Auto Show.

We've also got photos from Frankfurt of the very stylish 2014 Mazda 3 sedan.

And we ask whether General Motors is repeating history by making the new base engine in the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu as fuel-efficient as the Malibu Eco hybrid model.

In energy politics: Is the writing on the wall for coal as a fuel? We look at the challenges posed by new EPA regulations--and China's fight against air pollution.

We also note that the recent G-20 Summit agreed to phase out oil subsidies--or at least to study a way to agree on what they are.


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