What two Tesla videos got everyone all excited--and caused a few laughs, too?
And which item should you remember to bring if you're driving a very, very small electric car in the winter?
This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, January 30, 2015.
Friday, we covered a video posted to YouTube that seems to show a camouflaged Tesla Model X undergoing tests for acceleration, braking, and handling.
Shot at the former Naval Air Station in Alameda, California, it excited Model X buyers and Tesla fans alike--and reminded the rest of us that we still haven't seen the final production version of Tesla's all-electric crossover utility vehicle--scheduled to start deliveries in about six months.
Thursday, Jen Danziger described her real-world experiences driving two tiny electric cars: a Mitsubishi i-MiEV and a Wheego Whip LiFe. Suffice it to say, she advises carrying a blanket on cold days.
On Wednesday, another Tesla video caused equal amounts of excitement.
All it shows are the reactions of unsuspecting passengers to the astounding acceleration of the 'Insane' mode in the hot-rod P85D all-wheel-drive Model S.
It contains a lot of salty language, including some from a very innocent-looking lady. But we have to admit, we laughed. A lot. And we played it again, several times.
We also covered the very first consumer video on the 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. No dialogue--just pretty footage of the car, plus one borderline hipster.
Tuesday, we noted that it appears the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid SUV will be delayed, again, before it goes on sale in the U.S.
The latest date is now the second quarter of next year. nder the original schedule, they'd already have been in showrooms for several months by now.
We kicked off the week on Monday with a look at how Fiat Chrysler engineers boosted the fuel efficiency of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE model.
We also asked whether GM should rename the Chevrolet Bolt electric car the Chevy EV2.
And, finally, we explained once more that low gas prices don't appear to have any effect on sales of plug-in electric cars.
Hybrid cars, on the other, are affected: If gas prices fall, so do hybrid-car sales. But electric cars? Not so much.
And there you have it. Armed with the facts, go forth and drive greener! See you next week.