Why did one man have to visit so many dealerships to buy a plug-in electric car?
And when do our Twitter followers think hydrogen fuel will be available everywhere in the U.S.?
This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, September 2, 2016.
His previous article, explaining why he bought a 2017 Chevrolet Volt in the first place, proved hugely popular with our readers as well, incidentally.
2017 Chevrolet Volt, leased by Phil Ganz of Texas
On Thursday, we previewed green cars at the Paris Motor Show. We'll update that piece as more vehicles are revealed leading up to the end-of-month media days.
We also wrote about plans for an electric-car storefront and education center in Portland, Oregon, possibly the first of its kind in the nation.
Wednesday, we explained how the Nikola One semi-tractor can travel entirely emission-free: it uses a hydrogen fuel cell, rather than the natural gas engine previously promised.
In other hydrogen vehicle news, GM and the U.S. Army will collaborate on a Chevrolet Colorado fuel-cell test truck to see if hydrogen proves useful for military applications.
We also explained one theory of how Tesla will charge Model 3 owners for Supercharger use, since fast charging won't be free for buyers of the lower-priced electric car.
Tesla Supercharger stations at Harris Ranch, California, in April 2013 [photo: TeslaTap.com]
On Tuesday, we noted that a columnist in The Wall Street Journal, no less, wrote that it's all coming together for electric cars.
We also covered the $12 million fine levied on Harley Davidson, which sold emission defeat devices for its motorcycles. The settlement did not include an admission of guilt.
We kicked off the week on Monday with a piece on the BMW i3 REx range-extending engine.
Under certain circumstances, including long uphill grades at high speeds, the engine occasionally can't produce enough power to keep the car at speed.
Three High Gear Media editors have experienced this phenomenon, and a lawsuit alleges that it's unsafe and that BMW (dealers) don't do enough to educate buyers about it.
2014 BMW i3 REx, Catskill Mountains, New York, Oct 2014
Finally, we asked our Twitter followers in two separate surveys when they felt DC fast-charging for electric cars and hydrogen fueling stations would be available throughout the U.S.
We also updated our explanation of why we moderate comments on Green Car Reports, and how.
Those were our main stories this week; we'll see you again next week. Until then, this has been the Green Car Reports Week in Reverse update.