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Citing many customer requests via e-mail and social media, Audi today said it has decided to introduce its A3 TDI Sportback to the U.S. in the summer of 2015. The clean diesel version of its A3 sedan will join the A3 e-tron Sportback as part of Audi’s electrified and diesel alternative energy portfolio. Audi has […]

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With now almost 50,000 Leafs sold in the U.S., Nissan is working to accelerate sales with a free 2-year charging program in its 10 top markets with at least 15 more to follow next year. The program for 2014 Leaf buyers is an expansion of Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” pilot program started last summer […]

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Honda’s stellar but priced-higher Accord Hybrid has only sold at monthly levels of around a quarter to a third of the Camry Hybrid this year, but part of this may be due to a backlog. According to Wards Auto, intenders for the $30,000-$36,000 car are having to be put on a waiting list. The car […]

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Beyond consumers, other stakeholders in Tesla’s challenge to state franchise laws are the car sellers – car dealers, automakers, and Tesla. This is the second of a set of articles in this series examining what these stakeholders stand to gain or lose. See also the Introduction, Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, and […]

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Is Tesla being poached by an attorney capitalizing on its reputation and pumping up claims in order to make his case? That was the implication made yesterday by Tesla Motors about the “King of Lemon Laws” Vince Megna who’s suing the EV maker over an allegedly defective Model S. In a post titled, “When Life […]

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A lemon law suit has been filed in Wisconsin over a Tesla Model S that has been out of commission 66 days and displaying a host of bugs, according to the filing. The suit contends issues with the car – as shown in a video posted April 7, 2014 – have included dashboard failures, paint […]

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Audi’s midsized A6 has long been a well-regarded luxury performance sedan and this year the German automaker is offering it to the U.S. in diesel flavor. Counting the extra-potent S6, there are now five A6 variants available, and the 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo diesel in the A6 TDI quattro Tiptronic might just make choosing between these […]

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General Motors has said it will not be caught behind in automotive propulsion electrification, and today it again backed that statement with substantial investments for its Chevrolet Volt and “two future products” yet to be revealed. The company said it will invest $449 million to upgrade processes at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly […]

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Today Tesla Motors announced it would offer a simple and straightforward leasing program for business customers. The program is being offered through an arm of the company called Tesla Finance, and is part of a limited but growing suite of services. Until now, Tesla did not offer pure leases for its Model S and the […]

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Nissan’s all-electric Leaf is an efficient car, and now its U.S. plants responsible for its production are more efficient too, as Nissan has won for the third straight year the EPA’s 2014 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. Nissan and other award winners were selected from 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program. The […]

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