Do you know what it's called when a diesel trucker deliberately covers an electric car in soot? And how did we get to spend a lovely July day on the waters of Lake George in upstate New York?

This is the Week In Reverse for Friday, August 15, 2014, right here at Green Car Reports.

Friday, we noted that GM executive Mark Reuss admitted that the Cadillac ELR coupe isn't a Tesla competitor.

That might have seemed obvious from the start, but the company's product chief went further, saying GM may not have a product than competes directly with the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan.

On Thursday, we reported on a lovely boating trip over the clear waters of Lake George in upstate New York. It was all in the service of learning about electric boats--and why, just like electric cars, they're growing in popularity.

Wednesday saw the launch of the fastest sedan in the world, the 707-horsepower 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat. We looked at why halo cars like it and the 2015 Challenger Hellcat won't derail steadily increasing fuel efficiency in cars all over the world.

Tuesday, we looked at the downside of a few diesel drivers, and the odious practice of "rolling coal". That means modifying your big truck so it blasts black soot all over everyone.

Lately, electric and hybrid cars have been targeted--and a New Jersey legislator wants to make it illegal in his state. (It's already illegal at the Federal level.)

Monday, we suggested that there are only three plug-in electric cars available nationwide: the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, and Tesla Model S. Ford drivers weren't happy, taking us to task for omitting the Ford C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrids.

And over the weekend, we revealed sketches of the gorgeous Icon Helios retro streamliner concept. Designer Jonathan Ward admits it's only a sketch right now, but he hopes to build one on the rolling chassis of the upcoming Tesla Model X electric crossover.


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