IIHS Tests Small Cars On Small Overlap: Volt Does OK, Leaf 'Struggles'

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One of the toughest crash tests a car can face is the new small-frontal-overlap, introduced by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2012. By crashing a vehicle so that only 25 percent of its front end contacts the barrier, far greater forces are transmitted through the car than in a typical offset crash test....Read more

Electric Infiniti, Mercedes CLA Drive, Lithium Batteries: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Infiniti's electric car is once again given the green light, we drive the Mercedes-Benz CLA, and a new form of lithium anode has been developed--for potentially better batteries. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The city of London has decided to charge diesel drivers and drivers ...Read more

Researchers Create Pure Lithium Anode, 'Holy Grail' For Battery Cell

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Existing lithium-ion batteries rely on the movement of lithium ions between the anode and cathode--and back--as the battery charges and discharges. It's one of the best options we have for powering electric vehicles (and most consumer electronic devices, for that matter) but there's still room for improvement. Research...Read more

London To Levy Additional Charge On Older, Higher-Emitting Cars By 2020

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Plans are afoot to hit diesel drivers in London with an extra fee to drive on the city's streets. Drivers already pay a £11.50 ($19.50) fee to enter the city, known as the 'Congestion Charge', but diesel drivers could pay an extra £10 ($17) if the plans go ahead. The diesel surcharge is the idea of London m...Read more

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Makes It Big: Will Appear On 'The Simpsons' As Himself

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Wealth? Success? Power? All of these fade to insignificance as ways to show you've "made it" in life, compared to a guest appearance on The Simpsons. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has certainly made it, and to prove it he'll be guest-starring in the 26th season of the popular cartoon comedy. READ: Tesla And Panasonic Reac...Read more