We've now driven the newest Tesla, and reported on a pair of price cuts on plug-in cars from General Motors. And then we tell you about the least popular car on sale in the U.S. All this and more today on Green Car Reports.
Our biggest story is a drive report by our Tesla-owning reporter David Noland on the 2015 Tesla Model S 70D, the new base model with more range and a larger battery pack.
Noland writes that he was sufficiently impressed that he asked his local Tesla Store to estimate the value of his current 85-kWh Tesla. Just in case, you understand.
Lexus, however, sees the future of luxury zero-emission vehicles as fuel cells--though it might consider battery-electric cars. Maybe.
Yesterday, GM announced that it would cut the price of the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car to $25,995--and add enough bonus cash to bring the after-incentive price to $15,000.
(In the three states--California, Maryland, and Oregon--where the little electric compliance car is sold, anyhow.)
Then, this morning, full details on the 2016 Cadillac ELR range-extended electric luxury coupe were released--and it gets a $10,000 price cut plus more standard equipment.
Meanwhile, the discontinued Honda Insight hybrid is the slowest-selling car in the country (which means there may be deals if you want one).
Lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems is focusing on start-stop batteries rather than those for electric cars, like the ill-fated Fisker Karma.
While we don't write about it much, there'll be a new compact Buick Verano launched at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month--updating Buick's smallest sedan.
Finally, Indian carmaker Mahindra is apparently investigating U.S. sales, again--after leaving dealers high and dry several years ago when it killed its first such plans--but this time maybe with electric cars.