Mini plug-in hybrid, BMW i8 Spyder, Paris climate agreement: Today's Car News

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Today, the upcoming Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid gets teased, a convertible BMW i8 Spyder will arrive in 2018, and the Paris climate agreement is set to take effect next month. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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The U.S. Department of Energy loan program notorious for its involvement with failed solar company Solyndra is now turning a profit.

The Renault Zoe continued to lead in European electric-car sales through August, while the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid remained the best-selling plug-in hybrid.

Ratification by India and the European Union pushed the Paris climate agreement past the tipping point for implementation. It takes effect next month.

The next-generation Mini Countryman will get a plug-in hybrid powertrain option, as shown in this teaser from the carmaker.

Volkswagen is reportedly “annoyed” that Deutsche Bundespost, the German postal service, will start using its own electric vans.

The BMW i8 Spyder first shown as a concept back in 2012 will enter production in 2018, according to the company’s CEO.

We compare the Mitsubishi Mirage and Toyota Yaris subcompact cars.

Finally, could these European patent drawings depict a futuristic new Volkswagen sedan concept?

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