We start the week with a wide variety of topics. Dealer orders indicate demand for smaller pickup trucks may be greater than carmakers anticipated, National Drive Electric Week will sing the praises of electric cars beginning next Monday, and carbon fiber wheels show promise as a way to improve efficiency. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

The 2015 Lexus ES 300h hybrid gets new infotainment features, but fuel economy and virtually everything else remain the same.

See why Ireland could be the ideal place for electric cars, and how the Irish government is working to spur adoption.

Will smaller pickup trucks be more popular than carmakers expect? Dealer-order figures for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado seem to indicate "yes."

August plug-in electric car sales figures for Canada are in, and the Chevrolet Volt is in the lead.

Find out how carbon fiber wheels can cut weight, and boost fuel efficiency.

National Drive Electric Week starts next Monday, and it's already set to break records.

New-car average fuel economy reached a record 25.8 mpg in August, and could continue to increase through the end of 2014.

Finally, Cadillac announces new autonomous and connected car technology for upcoming 2017 models.


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