Autonomous electric cars, marketing out of the VW mess, Exxon attacking media, and missing spare tires. All this and more today on Green Car Reports.

Could the next Nissan Leaf electric car offer autonomous driving capabilities, just like a Tesla? We report from Tokyo.

Ford says it will sell 1 million EcoBoost vehicles this year, and that a majority of its F-150 pickups are now fitted with the downsized and turbocharged engines.

Volkswagen is facing some dire long-term challenges as a result of its diesel emission scandal. We look at some marketing approaches to restore the VW brand.

Back in the 1980s, Exxon funded some of the first research showing the existence of climate change; its attacks on media reporting about its two decades of concealment indicate it's scared of the consequences. We tell you why.

Spare tires seem to be disappearing from new-car trunks; it's all because of weight reduction. Are the substitutes enough?

Finally, what if you got the chance to buy back a beloved car you'd sold 15 years ago? Our colleague Marty Padgett did.


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