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It's Location, Location, Location

Some electric vehicles cause so much more environmental damage than traditional gas engines that they should be hit with more taxes, not subsides.

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Canadian Power Generator To Install Tesla Powerpacks

Man builds giant Tesla logo out of Legos. TransAlta says stationary batteries will encourage renewable energy in Canada. BMW gives Nanyang Technological University an i3 and i8 for electromobility research.

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San Antonio might mix the modern with the classic through an $80-million project to have as many as 80 electric trolleys with classic styling servicing the city. The company making them claims up to a 140-mile range for the vehicles.

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Honda, Toyota, and Nissan are partnering in Japan to offer up to $90,000 a year per station to subsidize the operation of hydrogen refueling stations. The program is expected to run through 2020 and could cost as much as an estimated $49 million.

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The All-Electric Sells 2,074 Units, While The PHEV Moves Only 1,225

Sales for the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt are down for the first six months of 2015, with the June results not doing anything to help reverse the trend.

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Volkswagen chairman Martin Winterkorn says the company is prepping a battery with a 186-mile range, which is more than double the current e-Golf. Although, it's less than the projections of potential competitors like the Tesla Model 3, Chevrolet Bolt, and the rumored upcoming Nissan Leaf update.

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Hyundai has announced the prices of the 2016 Sonata Hybrid. The base model starts at $26,825, including destination.

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The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan has earned an EPA rating of 67 mpge with a 312-mile driving range. Buyers also get three-years or $15,000 in free hydrogen to keep it going.

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NEVS Breaks Ground In China

Is electromagnetic interference enough to justify disabling AM radio in the BMW i3? Saab parent NEVS begins joint ventures to build cars in Tianjin, China. Renault upgrades its Cléon factory to build the Zoe's R240 electric motor.

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FCA is increasing production of its raucous, 707-horsepower Hellcat engine, right as fuel prices sit at some of the lowest levels of this decade.

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Not-Quite-Zero-Emissions Vehicles Have Diesel-Powered Heaters

Norway orders 300 Renault Kangoo electric utility vans for its postal service.

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Fresh from victory in the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship, Renault is keen to move forward as powertrain supplier to Alain Prost's victorious e.dams team.

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Kia is donating a Soul EV to The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano, CA, for the automaker's third year of partnering with the non-profit group. Last year, the company contributed two electric car charging stations.

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French police interview and then arrest the CEO of Uber France and general manager of Uber Europe, charging them with running an illegal taxi service and hiding documents.

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To promote its wireless charging tech, Qualcomm races an RC car against Lucas di Grassi in his Formula E racer.

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The smartphone-based ridesharing app Uber might be getting some good news in Mexico City and be allowed to operate there legally.

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Think your car handles like its on rails? This one actually does. Smart and British train-builder Interfleet converted a Forfour into a tiny locomotive, shot this video, then converted it back again.

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The Official Word Is That Things Are Moving Faster Than Expected

The first batteries from the Tesla Gigafactory are now expected within 12 months. This is a bit sooner than was previously planned.

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A collector in Singapore paid $106,100 on eBay for a non-functional, full-scale model of the 2014 Porsche 919 Hybrid racing prototype, with the proceeds going to charity.

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Until Then, EVs And Hybrids Will Win Green Car Battle

Hyundai said Monday it believes hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future for eco-friendly cars despite challenges of limited infrastructure and slow sales.

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Richard Branson's team will compete in Formula E next year as DS Virgin Racing, following a new deal with PSA Peugeot Citroen to bring its premium brand on board.

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