Want to know how Tesla will end range anxiety? And how some California enthusiasts got such a great deal on the Fiat 500e?

This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Friday, March 20, 2015.

This week, we looked at the features that are on the way in the next vehicle software update for the Tesla Model S. Will they, as CEO Elon Musk claims, end range anxiety?

Tesla has officially been allowed to sell cars in New Jersey, on a limited basis; and so we brought you an update on which states currently allow Tesla’s direct sales method.

More than a hundred members of several racing communities in California quickly banded together to take advantage of a great lease deal on the all-electric Fiat 500e. Although based on many of your comments, it’s clear not everyone thinks that it’s a great deal for EVs in general.

One well-implemented electric highway network now connects large portions of the Pacific Northwest—not just the urban areas—with fast chargers that make the occasional road trip doable. Will California follow?

We took a closer look at several models first shown at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month. Yes, the Koenigsegg Regera is a supercar that costs most of two million dollars and can go 255 mph. Why’s it covered here? Because it has a new kind of single-speed plug-in hybrid system—one that might show some promise in cars without a thousand-plus horsepower.

Hyundai showed two different hybrid concepts in Geneva. Although neither of them is likely to make it to the U.S. with a diesel engine under the hood, as they were shown, we bet one of them is a strong hint of a future production system.

We’ve been bringing you updates on BMW’s plug-in hybrid plans periodically, and now we have a confirmation and some specs on the U.S.-bound, BMW X5 plug-in hybrid, also called the X5 xDrive 40e.

We also brought you video of BMW’s first electric car; and we updated our comprehensive guide to the BMW i3 Electric Car.

Also this week, we accompanied kids who are fighting life-threatening diseases on a dream drive in a supercar. And that supercar? The quickest-accelerating four-door sedan on the market, the Tesla Model S P85D and its so-called “insane” mode. Parents came along too, because who could resist?

We looked at how Car2Go is installing bike racks on about half of its Smart Fortwo fleet in Portland. Are you more likely to use car sharing if you could bring your bike along?

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