Plug-in hybrid Fusion, 2018 Honda Fit, Clarity Electric price, Tesla vs dealers in NY: Today’s Car News

Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

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Today, rumors about an all-new electric car, why trucks can be cars even if their owners don’t know what they are, a frustrating Ford experience (but not because of the car), and lease pricing on the all-electric Honda Clarity. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Over the weekend, we ran down our top green-car stories from last week.

The 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car will be available nationwide one month early, by the end of August, Chevy says.

We took the liberty of publishing some rumors about the 2018 Nissan Leaf launch that correlated with other things we’ve heard.

Some crossovers are cars, and some are trucks; we explain why that matters for fuel economy, in the words of the U.S. Energy Information Agency itself.

Will Tesla get more stores in New York state? That depends on a bill now before the state legislature … but the clock is ticking.

The 2018 Honda Fit gets a style update, some new safety features, and a Sport model—and it’s still one of the higher-mileage small cars without a plug.

Meanwhile, the lease price for the 2017 Honda Clarity Electric will be $269 a month. Could you live with a big, premium sedan if it had only 89 miles?

Our Michigan writer spent several days with a 2017 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan, and the experience left him frustrated. It wasn’t the car’s fault, though.


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