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

Audi A3 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid: Not A Compliance Car, Exec Says

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Two years ago, we described the difference between high-volume electric cars and "compliance cars"--those built in very limited numbers solely to meet California rules that require a certain number of zero-emission vehicles to be sold each year. Now it appears that manufacturers don't want new plug-in electric models ...Read more

2015 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid: First Drive Of Luxury Compact Utility Vehicle

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The 2015 Lexus NX is the first compact crossover from Toyota's luxury brand, and it's been a long time coming. Unlike the mid-size Lexus RX, which helped to launch the luxury crossover category 15 years ago, the smaller NX faces established competitors from the German luxury brands. But Lexus will likely sell quite a ...Read more