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Best Car To Buy 2018; Tesla Semi, Roadster; VW e-Golf driven; electric-car tax credit: The Week in Reverse

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What strong new competitor to the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid will go on sale December 1? Which vehicle did we name our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, November 17, 2017. Friday, we covered all the news from the unveiling. The Week In Reverse

Jülich, ORNL researchers advance high energy density iron-air batteries

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Toyota Prius V hybrid wagon ends U.S. run; RAV4 Hybrid took its sales

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After six model years, the 2017 Toyota Prius V will soon leave the stage, and there will be no 2018 version. Toyota has confirmed to Green Car Reports that it is ending production of the hybrid wagon for the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The reason is simple: Its sales have fallen considerably since the 2016 launch of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid compact

API: US petroleum demand last month highest for October since 2007; 19.9 mbpd

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Total petroleum deliveries in October moved up by 1.1% from October 2016 to average 19.9 million barrels per day, according to data from the American Petroleum Institute (API). These were the highest October deliveries since 2007. Compared with September, total domestic petroleum deliveries, a measure of US petroleum demand, decreased 1.8%. For year-to-date, total domestic petroleum deliveries moved up 1.2% compared to the same period last year.

LA Metro and Via Join partner to offer shared rides to select transit stations; $1.35M grant

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Via, a provider of on-demand shared rides are partnering to offer an affordable, equitable, and accessible option to connect to major train and bus stations. The project is funded in part by the largest federal grant of its kind—a $1.35-million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for advanced technology to help bridge the first/last mile gap.