What did Chevy reveal to an unsuspecting public? And how serious are Tesla's drivetrain problems?

This is the Week In Reverse for Friday, August 8, 2014, right here at Green Car Reports.

On Friday, we asked how serious the Model S drivetrain-replacement problem is for Tesla Motors. Our Tesla-driving author David Noland looked at why the company is replacing complete drivetrains--and what it means for owners and buyers.

Thursday saw the release of the first teaser photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. Turns out Chevy's going to rethink the marketing too, since most consumers still don't understand the Volt.

Wednesday, we looked at how many hydrogen fuel-cell cars will really be sold by Hyundai, Toyota, and Honda. The number may not be as high as people seem to think.

Tuesday we added the last numbers to our monthly plug-in electric car sales report card for July. It was another month above 10,000 units--the third one in a row.

Monday we reviewed the new 2015 Subaru Outback. You decide if it's a wagon or a crossover; we just looked at the gas mileage, which was over 30 miles per gallon.

And over the weekend, we reported on a Tesla owner who found the UberX service was cheaper than his electric car.

Finally, the new 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickups are almost here. Now we've learned their prices, which start about $5,000 lower than full-size pickups. You'll have to wait a little longer for the diesel versions, however.


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