Today on Green Car Reports: The 2015 Volkswagen Golf Launch Edition starts under $19,000, a wonderful cartoon about a Tesla Model S attracted enthusiasm, and the 2016 Fiat 500X crossover will arrive July 4. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf Launch Edition is priced under $19,000, but the rest of the redesigned Golf range starts higher.

Power Japan Plus says its dual-carbon battery is safer and longer-lived than a lithium-ion battery, but has the same energy density.

A cartoonist describes the Tesla Model S electric car as an "Intergalactic SpaceBoat Of Light And Wonder." Is he underselling it?

The 2016 Fiat 500X crossover will be officially launched on July 4. At least Fiat won't have to supply its own fireworks.

BMW says it will triple its production of carbon fiber for electric cars.

The 2015 Ford Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost will be offered only with a manual gearbox.

Smith Electric Vehicles gets a $42 million investment, and plans to restart electric-truck production.

China's push for lower emissions brings smaller, more-efficient engines and mild hybrids to prominence.

The 2015 Subaru Forester is a compact crossover today, but it would have been a midsize in 2000.

Finally, the 2015 Ford Mustang order guide confirms "EcoBoost" badges for the new four-cylinder model.


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