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Elon Musk plugs a Tesla Model S into a Supercharger (Image: deanslavnich on Twitter)

Elon Musk plugs a Tesla Model S into a Supercharger (Image: deanslavnich on Twitter)

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From The Car Connection:

Is Elon Musk About To Blow The Roof Off The Electric Car Industry?

As high-tech and eco-friendly as electric cars may be, they're not an easy sell to consumers. Not only are they expensive -- considerably more expensive than comparably equipped gas-powered vehicles -- but shoppers also worry about battery range and about the time those batteries need for recharging.

U.S. Has More Vehicles In Operation Than Ever Before, Scrappage Rates Plummet

Have you ever wondered how many vehicles roam the highways and byways of America? Research firm IHS Automotive has the answer, and it's the highest in recorded history.

Nissan Will Replace Timing Chains On Some 2011-2013 Juke Hatchbacks

Nissan has issued its own service bulletin for the 2011-2013 Juke hatchback. Some Jukes from those model years were fitted with faulty timing chains. As a result, the vehicle's engine could shut down.

Teaser for Bentley's SUV

Teaser for Bentley's SUV

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From Motor Authority:

2016 Bentley SUV Spy Shots (With Interior)

Bentley’s new SUV is due to enter production in 2016 and should be in showrooms either that year or in early 2017. Today we have our first spy shots of a prototype for the new SUV, which in addition to testing new mechanicals is being used to promote a new microsite that already contains a few teasers and will be updated with more information as we approach the eventual reveal.

Alfa Romeo Establishes U.S. Dealer Network, Prices 2015 4C From $55,195

For too long, Alfa Romeo's U.S. return seemed like a dream. Now, that dream is becoming reality, because not only does the storied Italian brand have a new car to sell, it has a place to sell it.

2016 BMW 7-Series Spy Video

Several prototypes for BMW’s next-generation 7-Series, the G11, have been caught on video while testing in Italy. The prototypes give us a good idea what the new 7-Series will look on the road when it’s finally launched, with the reveal likely to take place midway through next year, making it a 2016 model.

Nissan Leaf and Nissan e-NV200 Ultraman ginga editions

Nissan Leaf and Nissan e-NV200 Ultraman ginga editions

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From Green Car Reports:

Nissan Leaf Electric Car Becomes Futuristic Attack Vehicle On Japanese TV Show

Want to guarantee your car immortality? Get it featured on a TV show or in a movie. Nobody has to ask twice what a DeLorean looks like, and most people probably know what car Starsky and Hutch drove. And Herbie is a no-brainer.

First 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Delivered In California

The very first 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell crossover vehicle was delivered yesterday to its lessee, Timothy Bush, in a ceremony that attracted both Hyundai executives and California government dignitaries.

Would You Ride This Tiny Folding Electric Scooter To Work?

The sexiest electric vehicle in the world right now is arguably the Tesla Model S luxury sedan, but now there seems to be a race on to design the smallest electric vehicle in the world. First came the Commute-Case from Green Energy Motors, and now we have the less expensive (and less glamorous) Trikelet.

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