We start today with a report that Nevada will be the site for Tesla Motors' first gigafactory. On the internal-combustion front, we've also got the first fuel-economy ratings for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks, and a drive report of the 2014 MINI Cooper three-cylinder. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

We've got more data on plug-in electric car sales for August.

The Tesla Motors battery gigafactory will apparently go to Nevada. Or at least, the first one will.

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks are rated at 20 or 21 mpg combined with the V-6 gasoline engine option.

Has electric-car battery use already surpassed hybrids' total?

Italy's Carabinieri get new patrol cars: Tiny Mitsubishi i-MiEV plug-ins. Efficiency trumps intimidation in this case.

Do a three-cylinder engine and manual transmission equal maximum efficiency for the 2014 MINI Cooper.

Volvo concentrates on more-efficient sedans, wagons, and crossovers in its future product plans.

Finally, electric motors will just be the tip of the iceberg if Michael Bay's plans for a movie based on the book Cosmic Motors come to fruition.


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