We've got news from all around the world today. Designers consider whether less "EVness" will make the 2017 Nissan Leaf more appealing, Tesla Motors sets up shop in Japan, and Chinese-Swedish carmaker Volvo unveils a prototype engine that makes 450 horsepower from just 2.0 liters. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

A new aftermarket body kit makes the BMW i3 electric car look tougher, but probably decreases efficiency.

Volvo introduces a triple-turbocharged four-cylinder engine prototype that produces a staggering 450 hp from just 2.0 liters.

Will less "EVness" make the upcoming 2017 Nissan Leaf more appealing to a wider range of buyers?

Catch up on last week's biggest stories with our (slightly belated) Week in Reverse video.

Tesla sells its first electric cars in Japan.

As General Motors prepares to launch the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickups, Ford reconsiders selling a smaller truck in the U.S. Could we be in for a Ranger redux?

Finally, a more powerful version of the Venturi America electric crossover debuts at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.


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