Which famous race driver turns out to love driving his electric car around London?
And, what really gigantic object did a drone fly over, and shoot video of, last weekend?
This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, May 22, 2015.
Friday, we covered some news on the next-generation Toyota Prius hybrid.
The engine will reach 40 percent thermal efficiency, Toyota said at a conference this week, making it the most efficient gasoline engine in the world.
(Current Prius owners, meanwhile, seem to be suffering a spate of battery thefts in the San Francisco Bay Area.)
2015 Nissan Leaf
On Thursday, we gave you our best effort at a primer on what you need to know about electric-car charging.
We covered the different types of charging; the differences in charging among home, work, and public stations; and a few tips on etiquette to boot--so we can all just get along.
Wednesday, we reported that there's a new incentive for owners of 2012 and 2013 Nissan Leaf electric cars to buy out their leases.
It amounts to $5,000 off the residual value, and it poses a challenge for Leaf lessees: Buy the car outright, or wait for longer-range electric cars in the next two years?
It depends largely on what you pay for electricity, and most North Americans won't find it economical just yet.
By the way: Do you actually know what you pay per kilowatt-hour? Most people haven't a clue.
Tesla gigafactory as photographed by drone, May 17, 2015 [screen capture from YouTube video]
Monday, we kicked off the week with video taken from a drone flying over the Tesla Motors battery gigafactory that's being built outside Reno, Nevada.
It's big. Really big. Really, really big. And the video shows just a portion of the final structure.
Last weekend, we wrote that the chief marketer of GM's luxury brand admitted the $75,000 price of the Cadillac ELR had been too high. (It's now $65,000.)
He called it an overestimate; several of our readers had pithier descriptions of the decision.
Finally, can you guess which world-famous race car driver turns out to own and drive an electric car?
We'll give you a hint: He's the greatest driver who's never won a Formula 1 championship.
The answer is Sir Stirling Moss, who zips around London in his Renault Twizy.
He did say, however, that he wanted it to have a bit more power. Over to you, Renault.