2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Will Be Third Plug-In For German Brand


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Over the past few years, it's become clear that the German prestige makers are determined to offer plug-in electric vehicles across their various ranges. Some makers are more aggressive (BMW), some less so (Mercedes-Benz)--but by the end of next year, there will be a dozen or more vehicles with plugs from the combined ...Read more

Quiet-Car Rules Must Be Delayed, Automakers Say: NHTSA Not Ready


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The concern that very quiet hybrid and electric cars may pose a danger to unaware pedestrians has been around for a decade or more now. Back in 2010, Congress required the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to develop rules for adding alert noises to cars running on silent electric power. The law was adopte...Read more

Nissan Leaf $5,500 Battery Replacement Loses Money, Company Admits


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Last month, electric-car owners finally learned the price of a replacement battery pack for the Nissan Leaf: a surprisingly low $5,500 after the old pack is traded in. Many advocates and Leaf owners promptly seized on the price to "prove" that Nissan could now build batteries for less than $250 per kilowatt-hour. Not s...Read more

Tesla Spat, Lexus NX Hybrid Driven, Bigger Volt Battery: The Week In Reverse (VIDEO)


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Why did a Tesla executive get so angry at Hyundai? And what's the new Lexus NX hybrid crossover like on the road? This is the Week In Reverse for Friday, July 18, 2014, right here at Green Car Reports. They've been on sale for two months now, but BMW won't say how many i3 electric cars were sold with the REx range-exte...Read more

2014 BMW i3: Is Range Extended Version Outselling Battery Only?


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The 2014 BMW i3 electric car has a unique feature offered by no other vehicle in the world: Buyers can choose to have it as a battery-electric vehicle, or add an optional range-extending engine that roughly doubles its rated electric range of 81 miles. With the i3 on sale now for two months, a mix of the two variants h...Read more