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22Recharge Wrap-up: Chevy Volt class action suit proposed, Tesla stock could outperform in 2015

ZEB Pilot House Makes Enough Extra Power To Charge An EV

Analysts are bullish on Tesla, a class action suit is filed against GM for steering defects in the Chevrolet Volt, and a solar-powered house also charges an EV.

63Tesla Roadster 3.0 package prototype announced with 400-mile possibilities

Improvements include bigger battery, aerodynamic improvements and low rolling resistence tires

Following a heads-up given by CEO Elon Musk last week on Twitter, the company has now shared some details of a new upgrade it will be making available for its electric sports coupe sometime in 2015. Together, the enhancements should offer a 40-50 percent range improvement and give Roadsters a 400-mile range under certain conditions.

22Mercedes may be working on a new electric-car platform dubbed 'Ecoluxe'

A report in Autobild claims that Mercedes-Benz is throwing more then $2 billion at an electric car family of vehicles with a program called "Ecoluxe." It would challenge the Tesla Model S and Model X with four offerings, the top of the range being a pair of seven-seaters that could have as much as 610 horsepower.

41It won't be long now before Nissan Leaf finally overtakes Chevy Volt

At some point in 2015, most likely in the first three months, cumulative sales of the Nissan Leaf will finally reach a higher number than those for the Chevy Volt.

1Recharge Wrap-up: Fisker takes apart Finland assembly, Nissan Leaf sales in Europe expected to grow 25%

Hamburg Gets Hydrogen Buses; EV Fees Aren't As Bas As Gas Tax

Get news on Fisker's assembly lines in Finland, the Nissan Leaf's growth in Europe, hydrogen buses in Hamburg, and learn why EV taxes aren't so bad (except in Virginia).

39Elon Musk teases Tesla Roadster update

Elon Musk is dropping hits about improvements for the Tesla Roadster all-electric convertible. More details will likely be revealed later this week.

5Recharge Wrap-up: Renovo Coupe at CES, Aussies tour US in Tesla Model S

Nissan e-NV200 As A UK Taxi; DOE's EV Charging Report

Your daily dose of short green car news. Today, Renovo's coming to Las Vegas, Nissan's e-NV200 working well as a taxi van and some Australian's take a Tesla Model S on a road trip in the US.

58Next-gen Chevy Volt gets Corvette looks, adjustable regen levels

More details are leaking out about the 2016 Chevy Volt, including that the new Corvette influenced the design and that the ELR's adjustable regen braking levels will be available in the Chevy plug-in hybrid as well.

7Recharge Wrap-up: Ridesharing jeopardizes taxi medallion values

Formula E's School Series, Rotterdam's BYD e6 EVs

A number of short green car news items. Today, how ridesharing is putting the hurt on taxi medallions and how EVs can get cleaner over time.

38China's answer to Elon Musk seeks license to build electric car

Chinese tech billionaire Jia Yueting is trying to get a license to build electric cars in China, and he thinks that they could be a revolution there. Even if Jia doesn't make it, other companies are getting ready to jump into China's emerging EV marketplace.

15Bultaco returns with new offroad electric bike

Spanish motorcycle brand Bultaco is back on the scene with its latest electric cycle. The Brinco is an electrically assisted moped made to traverse rough roads, with disc brakes and lots of suspension travel at the front and rear. Its four-horsepower motor can go about 19 miles on a charge or, you can start pedaling.

70Tesla starts real-world beta testing of Model S battery swaps in California [UPDATE]

Tesla has finally launched its long-awaited Model S battery swap technology. The first station, still in a limited beta test phase, is now open between Los Angeles and San Francisco in California.

29Tesla Model S drivers put way more miles on their cars than Nissan Leaf owners do (we think)

California EV Company Hits One Billion Kilometer Milestone 1.5 Years Earlier

Just a few weeks ago, Nissan announced that its customers have driven over a billion electric kilometers in the four years that the world's best-selling EV has been on the road. That heady milestone means, Nissan says, that the Leaf has saved 180 million kilograms of CO2 emissions around the world.

98Analyst slashes Tesla sales forecast by 40% due to fuel prices

While falling gas prices are cause for celebration among Americans, many of whom are seeing their budget for Christmas presents burgeon on account of the cheap fuel, it's decidedly bad news for Tesla Motors.

13There's a familiar ring to this 1966 video of GM's hydrogen ElectroVan

Also: A Look Back At Green Cars From The 1994 Chicago Auto Show

"What we need is fuel cells that can run on a hydrocarbon fuel and air."

3Recharge Wrap-up: Honda FCV Concept comes to Detroit, Toyota seeks young green energy fellows

Sandia And Linde Team Up On Hydrogen Infrastructure; Scania To Test Wirelessy Charged Bus In Sweden; Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Recieves Environmental Certification

Honda will bring its FCV Concept to the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The hydrogen-powered concept made its Japanese debut in November, and will now make its way to North America for the first time. The FCV concept improves upon the design of the FCX Clarity with a more striking appearance and roomier interior. Its smaller powertrain packaging means more space for people, and the FCV Concept seats five passengers. Honda also expects the next-generation fuel-c

77New Toyota Mirai videos continue questionable hydrogen claims

Ad Says H2 Car Has 'Smaller Carbon Footprint' Than EVs

"Toyota engineers were simultaneously working on a brand new technology that met all the driver's needs with an even smaller carbon footprint."

1Recharge Wrap-up: Smart celebrates 5 years in China, France wants to quit diesel

Ninebot One Is An Electric Unicycle; Use A USB Mouse On A Tesla Model S

Smart celebrated its fifth anniversary in China with a concert and two special editions of the Fortwo. The two editions include a China red version limited to five units and a Chinese New Year edition limited to 666 examples. Smart has 143 dealerships in 77 Chinese cities, with 60,000 cars sold so far. Daimler is also looking to expand its Car2go carsharing network in China using Smart vehicles. The anniversary celebration featured a live concert for 50,000 fans. Read more in the press release b

1Smarter charging, load leveling can save $10,000 a month in electricity costs

GE Pilot Program Comes To NYC

Longtime electric-vehicle drivers will tell you that, when it comes maximizing efficiency while driving, smoothness counts. And it looks like the same goes for the electricity of the buildings charging those vehicles. Which is why General Electric is running a pilot program of plug-in vehicle chargers in New York, Wired reports.

3Recharge Wrap-up: Chicago and NY taxis consider their own hailing apps; Zipcar extends one-way service in Boston

Tesla Investors Raising New Fund; Andromeda Interfaces Releases EVIC Video

Chicago and New York are considering creating hailing apps for taxis. In order to keep up with rivals like Uber and Lyft, Chicago has approved plans for an app (or perhaps multiple apps) that allow users to hail a cab from their smartphone. A New York City councilperson has also proposed a similar app that has yet to be voted on. The Chicago plan, which is part of the city's Taxi Driver Fairness Reforms package, has the backing of a taxi union, as drivers would benefit from keeping pace with the

28First Tesla Model S P85D owner says it's 'night and day' improvement

Kevin Babineau Loves The Extra Quickness

The first public owner of a Tesla Model S P85D says the model's autonomous-driving feature that more-or-less allows for the all-electric sedan drive itself hasn't been activated yet. We should all have such troubles.

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