Why is Honda's Accord Hybrid still in such short supply? And how much do we really know about GM's mythical 200-mile electric car?

This is the Week In Reverse for Friday, August 22, 2014, right here at Green Car Reports.

Friday, we published a comprehensive driving comparison of the two main range-extended electric cars on the U.S. market: the 2014 BMW i3 REx and the Chevy Volt. Much discussion ensued.

On Thursday, we looked at two electric-car news stories: why battery maker LG Chem may be the biggest winner in the industry, and exactly what Tesla is looking for as it checks out sites for its battery gigafactory.

Wednesday, we explained--politely and patiently--just why Green Car Reports writes about hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, even though some of our readers view them as a sham. One answer: They're green, with zero emissions (except for water vapor).

We also posted our first Tesla News video on Wednesday, rounding up all the stories about the electric-car maker that we'd run over the last two weeks.

Tuesday, we considered how the upcoming 2016 Chevy Volt could undercut existing plug-in hybrids on both price and electric range--if, that is, the lower-priced model that's been rumored actually comes to pass.

On Monday, the big story was a careful roundup of everything we know so far about GM's planned 200-mile electric car for 2017. Spoiler alert: It may be a Chevy Sonic.

We also asked why the Honda Accord Hybrid--our Green Car Reports 2014 Best Car To Buy winner--continues to be in such short supply all over the U.S.

Over the weekend, we covered some news that broke late Friday: Tesla raised its Model S powertrain warranty to eight years with unlimited mileage for 85-kilowatt-hour cars.

Finally, an unexpectedly popular story was about the fuel-economy ratings for the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost, with its 310-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

Perhaps we have more Mustang fans among our readers than we realized?


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