Today on Green Car Reports: Solar Roadways exceeds its crowdfunding target, a newbie drives the 2014 Nissan Leaf electric car, and Google shows an electric, autonomous test car. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Google's electric, autonomous test car takes human drivers completely out of the loop by foregoing a steering wheel.

Learn why CVTs won--and direct-shift gearboxes lost--the fuel-economy fight.

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid will arrive in the U.S. in Fall 2015 after all.

Taking a stand against smog, China will ban 6 million gross-polluting vehicles from its roads.

Not everyone has driven the bestselling 2014 Nissan Leaf electric car: Read this newbie's first impressions.

Solar Roadways smashes its crowdfunding target, and is still raising money.

Turns out New Jersey buyers of the range-extended BMW i3 REx electric car have to pay sales tax on it, despite what BMW and its dealers may have told them.

A new report suggests autonomous cars will destroy city budgets by eliminating citation revenue.

Finally, Volkswagen previews the next Passat, which will get a new twin-turbocharged engine and plug-in hybrid option--in Europe.


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