Today on Green Car Reports: The BMW i3 and i8 electric cars could threaten Tesla Motors, a new report says, the E-FAN electric aircraft makes its first flight, and Mahindra plans to build an electric scooter in Michigan. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

BMW designs a custom solar charging station for the i3 and i8 plug-in cars that makes as much of a design statement as they do.

BMW ActiveE electric cars join the DriveNow car-sharing program as drivers give them back.

The 2014 Dodge Dart dumps its dual-clutch automatic transmission, except on the efficiency-minded Aero model.

Do the BMW i3 and i8 electric cars pose a threat to Tesla Motors? One analyst argues they're the closest competition for the Silicon Valley carmaker yet.

Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine is doing well in the Fiesta, and it will launch in the Focus next.

Think electric cars are cool? How about an electric airplane, then? The E-FAN electric aircraft recently made its first flight.

China pollution restrictions on new-car registrations spur a scramble.

India's Mahindra will build the GenZe electric scooter in Michigan.

Desperate for parking? Use the MonkeyParking app and pay someone to leave their spot.

Finally, Mercedes-Benz expresses its love of green cars with a "hybrid" badge on its latest Formula One racer.


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