Ultra-Efficient VW XL1: Now An Urban Legend, Debunked By Snopes


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Ah, conspiracy theories and urban legends. They lure us in with the promise of dark plots and amazing events--even as our rational minds suggest they're likely not true. Now the ultra-efficient Volkswagen XL1 economy car, the highly aerodynamic two-seat diesel plug-in hybrid we drove last fall, has become the subject ...Read more

Nissan EZ Charge Card To Let Leafs Recharge On Four Networks


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One of the minor hassles of owning an electric car is the need to have multiple accounts, passes, and fobs to access multiple different public charging networks. Now Nissan is working to make public charging simpler, introducing a program called EZ Charge that lets Nissan Leaf electric-car drivers access multiple charg...Read more

BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid Prototype: We Drive Future Electric SUV


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They're not here yet, but in less than two years, U.S. buyers will have a choice of at least three plug-in hybrid SUV models to choose from. Now, we've driven a prototype version of one of them: the BMW X5 e-Drive, which will be shown as an updated concept car at this week's New York Auto Show. DON'T MISS: New York Au...Read more

Coda Sedan Electric-Car Rolling Bodies For Sale On eBay


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The 2012 Coda Sedan electric car had a long, troubled gestation and a brief life before joining other failed automotive startups in the history books. But at least few hundred cars were built, all told, and now some of them are for sale as rolling "gliders," without their battery packs. If you happen to want to buy a ...Read more

2014 BMW i3: Polarizing Looks, Average Range--Can It Succeed?


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Most of the world's truly significant cars have been striking, even polarizing, designs. But some unusual, even polarizing, designs have been colossal failures. And it remains unclear which category the 2014 BMW i3 will fall, in the different global markets in which BMW is selling it. DON'T MISS: 2014 BMW i3: First Dri...Read more