January 15, 2013 - Detroit, MI. 2014 Cadillac ELR revealed at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.Enlarge Photo
So what in the world happened in the green automotive universe this week?
We spent some time driving the new 2014 Audi Q5 TDI diesel crossover, and we're finally allowed to tell you how the new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid drives. Oh, and we also explained how that Accord Hybrid actually works, since it doesn't have a transmission.
For those who want to save a little green, we laid out five things you should know about gas mileage that'll help save you money. Then there was the topic of public electric-car chargers, and whether there's a business case for them. Speaking of charging, Tesla said it's going to offer a CHAdeMO quick charging adapter for the Model S later this winter--but it will cost $1,000.
BMW priced its 2014 i3 with the range extender from $46,225, and Toyota cut the price on the 2014 Prius Plug-In Hybrid by $2,000 to $4,600. And we were shocked as the new 2014 Cadillac ELR came out with a price of $75,995 and up. Meanwhile, New York City's plans to offer a better taxi experience received what could be a fatal blow in court, as the Nissan 'Taxi of Tomorrow' was ruled unlawful.
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