Tesla Battery-Swap Pilot Program To Launch Next Week In California


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Tesla Motors will shortly announce that it is launching a pilot program next week to test the long-promised battery-pack swapping technology for its Model S electric sedan. The swapping site will be located at a facility across the street from the Tesla Supercharger site in Harris Ranch, California--184 miles south of ...Read more

2016 Toyota Mirai: First Drive Of Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Sedan


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The 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car will get a huge amount of promotion and attention from its maker, despite the very low numbers that will be built in its first years. In that respect, it's very similar to the first Toyota Prius hybrid back in 1997--a first sketch of what a future powertrain may promise. Bu...Read more

Tax Breaks Back For Electric-Car Charging Stations, Natural-Gas Cars, Through End Of Year


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It's the end of another Congressional session, which means that a budget extension bill has now been rushed through and is likely to be signed. Called The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (H.R. 5771), it contains special provisions, rule tweaks, and concessions for many, many, many different constituencies. It exten...Read more

California Urged To Stay The Course On Electric Cars, Help Owners Charge Cheaper


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Gas prices are falling: Michigan has signs advertising regular at $1.99 per gallon. It's now below $3 a gallon even in California, which continues to be the focal point for electric-car adoption. Now an electric utility CEO has joined with an environmental advocate to urge that Californians stay the course in their ado...Read more

2015 Audi A3 TDI Diesel: Fuel Economy Review


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The 2015 Audi A3 is the first all-new version of the compact luxury car since it was launched in the U.S. as a 2006 model. And there are a lot of changes. Most noticeable is its evolution from a five-door hatchback to a four-door sedan, facing it off neatly against the Mercedes-Benz CLA (also a compact, front-wheel-dr...Read more