2017 Ford Fusion Energi, Tesla gigafactory opening, Apple electric-car charging: Today's Car News

2017 Ford Fusion Energi

2017 Ford Fusion Energi

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Today, we have more details on the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, a date for the grand opening of Tesla’s battery “gigafactory” in Nevada, and hints that Apple may sell electric-car charging stations. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Catch up on last week’s major news with our Week in Reverse feature.

We have more details on the 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car that recently crossed 150,000 miles of commuting.

A grand-opening event for the Tesla “gigafactory” will be held July 29, per invitations sent to certain guests.

Electric range for the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid rises to 22 miles.

Tesla enlists its owners clubs as a lobbying army with new rules that require officially-sanctioned clubs to align with the carmaker’s policies.

Mercedes-Benz will begin using particulate filters from diesel cars on gasoline models as well.

The next BMW “i” electric car has been the subject of intense discussion for many months. Here’s what the rumored i5 electric crossover could look like.

Consumer Reports confirms the EPA 52 mpg combined fuel-economy rating of the 2016 Toyota Prius, while ratings for city and highway fuel economy differ.

Will Apple sell electric-car charging stations as well as (or instead of) an actual car?

The Fiat 500e electric car is recalled for a software glitch.

Finally, Google announces plans to open an autonomous-car research center in suburban Detroit.

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