Green Commuter has brought its electric car sharing program to Chattanooga, Tennessee. The same company that launched Tesla Model X car sharing in Los Angeles now allows Chattanoogans to rent a Nissan Leaf for $9 per hour. The Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority brought the electric carsharing service to the area through a $3 million grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority. Members who pay a $50 annual fee will be able to use the fleet of 20 Leafs, which will be parked around town at EV chargers. Read more from the Times Free Press.
Spanish energy firm Acciona will return to the Dakar Rally with its electric off-road racer. The group joined the race for the first time two years ago, marking the first zero-emissions vehicle to compete in the grueling event. Its electric motor provides 300 horsepower and 516 pound feet of torque. The car uses solar panels to power electronics, while a support team charges the car's battery modules at checkpoints along the way. The 2017 Dakar Rally takes place over 5,600 miles in Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay from January 2 through 14. Read more at Hybrid Cars.