Prius Countdown, Audi Electric SUV, Leaf Battery Upgrades: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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What does Toyota plan for the fourth-generation Prius? Is Audi serious about an electric SUV? Why was Tesla scolding those who used its Superchargers? And should you get a used Chevy Volt?

This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Friday, August 21, 2015.

Toyota in Japan confirmed that the 2016 Toyota Prius will get an advance showing in Las Vegas in just a few weeks, ahead of its anticipated debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show. We look forward to seeing the car and hopefully bringing you some much-anticipated details.

And Audi teased a concept car for the Frankfurt show: With the e-tron quattro SUV concept—an all-electric, all-wheel-drive four-seater with a range of more than 300 miles—Tesla Motors might have a direct rival for its Model X.

Speaking of the Model X, one was recently spotted near Tesla’s Silicon Valley headquarters—without full camouflage. Are first deliveries just weeks away?

Also this past week, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer confirmed that they’ll have an electric version of the Rapide sport sedan in just two years.

What U.S. cities have the most electric cars? We found out, and while most of the results won’t surprise you, a few of them might.

One of those cities, Portland, just installed 42 new chargers at its airport. Level 1 charging still does have a place, and it’s here, in long-term parking.

Tesla this past week flubbed a letter—sent to alleged abusers of its Supercharger network, and clearly misguided in some cases. Meanwhile, the company increased its number of New York chargers—although in this case, they’re not talking Superchargers.

We published our roundup of some of the best deals on hybrid, electric, and diesel cars for August. And are you thinking of getting a used Chevy Volt? We published an updated guide with some advice on that, and updated our list of four electric cars you should probably avoid buying.

While we’re still waiting to see what Nissan does with the next-generation version of the Leaf electric car that’s still potentially a couple of years away, some recent hints on a dealership site—in a page that’s now been taken down, by the way—tipped us off that their might be a higher-capacity battery-pack option before then.

And we took you through last weekend with a fun dash of electric minimalism—in the form of a prototype laptop-size electric skateboard. It’s probably not up for any serious tricks... but it sure looks cooler than a Segway, right?

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