Today we have an announcement from BMW, Volkswagen, and ChargePoint about a plan to build around 100 DC fast-charging stations using the Combined Charging Standard (CCS), fuel-economy ratings for the 2016 Honda HR-V, and how Tesla's direct-sales scheme is starting to influence other companies. All this and more on Green Car Reports.
BMW, Volkswagen, and ChargePoint announce that they will work together to install 100 CCS DC fast-charging sites along heavily-traveled East and West Coast corridors.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz confirms that the U.S. won't meet President Barack Obama's goal of putting 1 million electric cars on the road by the end of 2015.
Meanwhile, in a different branch of the Federal government, the Senate votes against affirming the validity of climate-change science.
See why the competition is heating up among electric-car fast-charging networks.
DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) funds continued development of the SilentHawk hybrid motorcycle prototype.
While laws maintain the current franchised-dealer system, Tesla's direct-sales model is attracting interest from Lexus, Volvo, and dealer chain AutoNation.
The 2016 Honda HR-V subcompact crossover is rated at 31 mpg combined.
Finally, General Motors unveils a new multi-material construction process for the 2016 Cadillac CT6 sedan, intended to help shed weight.