Tesla battery talks, 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman, ethanol cuts: Today's Car News

Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla Model 3 design prototype – reveal event – March 2016

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Today, Tesla talks with LG and Samsung about supplying battery cells for the Model 3 electric car, we drive the 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman, and lawmakers draft a bill to limit the amount of ethanol blended with gasoline in the U.S. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Nissan’s Sunderland, England, plant recently built its 50,000th Leaf electric car. Sunderland is set for an upgrade to build larger battery packs for the next-generation Leaf.

A new House bill seeks to limit the amount of ethanol blended with gasoline, seemingly butting heads with the existing Renewable Fuel Standard.

Tesla may break its exclusive battery-supply relationship with Panasonic. The carmaker is reportedly talking with LG and Samsung about supplying battery cells for the Model 3.

We’ve already driven several third-generation Mini variants, and now we’ve had a chance to test the 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman wagon.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class diesel model is on hold, pending further EPA scrutiny.

Tesla is accused of violating labor laws in California after details of an accident at its Fremont, California, factory come to light.

Garage Italia Customs builds a BMW i8 inspired by the work of Italian artist Giacomo Balla to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the automaker’s official presence in Italy.

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