What's Norway's ambitious plan to get rid of gasoline cars altogether?

And, who's talking up electric cars in the pickup-heavy heartland of Oklahoma oil country?

This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, August 7, 2015.

Friday, we wrote about our latest drive of the 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which we hadn't reviewed since we drove a bright purple one back in 2012.

The little Japanese minicar was the first electric car with a modern lithium-ion battery sold in volume, back in 2007, but how has it aged?

And with its small size and EPA-rated range of just 62 miles, how practical is it in U.S. traffic? Bengt Halvorson drove it around Portland to find out.

On Thursday, we reported on a Tesla Model S that was hacked to the point that some of its vehicle systems could be controlled by third parties, who brought the car to a halt.

Tesla's already issued an update to remove the security vulnerability they exploited.

To do that, the white-hat hackers had to gain access to the car to put in an Ethernet port. Our commenters debated whether that constituted an actual hack.

Wednesday, we published the final update to our monthly sales report on plug-in electric cars in the U.S. 

Sales of the Chevy Volt held steady in July, as GM cleared out stocks of the old model in preparation for the new 2016 Volt--but sales of the Nissan Leaf plummeted.

(We also published our monthly Canadian EV sales report; the Volt had a good month there, too.)

On Tuesday, we wrote about Norway's plan to cut its carbon emissions radically, by working toward entirely zero-emission vehicle sales by 2025.

It's an ambitious goal, but a member of Parliament says it's eminently attainable--and in a systematic fashion, he laid out how the country will make it happen. Inspiring.

California expects to hit that same goal too, by the way--all new vehicles sold will be emission-free--although not until 2030.

We kicked off the week on Monday with a note that the second-generation Nissan Leaf could become a family of electric cars, possibly including a crossover utility vehicle.

Finally, National Drive Electric Week will be coming up in September, and new cities are being added this year--as they have each year previously.

But you may not have expected to see electric cars promoted in the heart of Oklahoma oil country. We wrote about the man who's making it happen.

Until next week, this has been the Green Car Reports Week in Reverse update.


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