Tesla Model 3 deposits, VW TDI update stalls, Spyker electric SUV: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the implications of the surge in Tesla Model 3 deposits, a European Volkswagen diesel recall stalls, and Dutch boutique carmaker Spyker may build an electric SUV. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We have the Tesla Model 3, Toyota Prius Prime, and more in our Week in Reverse feature and video. Designers explain their work...

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Dutch sports car brand Spyker developing electric SUV

The history of the modern incarnation of Dutch brand Spyker is a short but troubled one. After launching in 2000 with a sports car called the C8, Spyker made the costly error of entering Formula One. It then made an even costlier error of trying to save Saab, which ultimately still went under and saw its assets sold off to National Electric...

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Tesla Model 3 deposits now 300,000 or more; what does this imply?

Three days ago, when Global Equities Research projected more than 300,000 reservations for the Tesla Model 3 electric car by the start of this week, that number seemed outlandish. And yet, by the end of Saturday, the global total had reached 276,000, according to a tweet by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. When the Model 3 was first unveiled in California on...

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1967 Volkswagen Beetle 'eBug' electric car first drive

Richard Hugo, of Carpinteria, California, may be the only Tesla Model S owner in the world who prefers to drive his other car. But it’s not as crazy as it sounds; his second set of wheels is a gorgeous blue 1967 Volkswagen Beetle that he’s converted to electric power. It gets just as many stares and thumbs-up as his Model S, he...

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European VW diesel update halted, lower fuel economy at fault?

Six months into the Volkswagen diesel scandal, the company still hasn't reached an agreement with regulators on how it will recall nearly 600,000 affected TDI cars in the U.S. But things didn't look so bad in Europe, at least for a while. VW previously said that a fix for some of the affected vehicles sold there had been approved, and that it...

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New York adds electric-car purchase incentives, Minnesota may follow

Purchase incentives have proven to be a powerful tool for electric-car adoption in those states that offer them. And now it seems two more states may be ready to join that group. New York has just added budget provisions for an electric-car incentive program during the upcoming fiscal year, and Minnesota is close to passing similar measures as...

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