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This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports —for the week ending July 12, 2019.

Volkswagen and Ford finally reached a long-anticipated agreement for mutual investment in electric cars and self-driving vehicles. Ford will use VW’s MEB affordable electric vehicle platform to build a new electric car for Europe.

Something old and something new rounded out the VW news. To celebrate a rededicated design and engineering center in Silicon Valley, it showed a tech-loaded concept based on a vintage Microbus , and demonstrated new artificial-intelligence-based lightweighting technology .

Volkswagen Type 20 Microbus concept

The Tesla Model 3 earned top safety ratings from two agencies this week, in U.S. NHTSA and Euro NCAP testing . Tesla also opened up access to other charging networks for the Model 3 by releasing a new CHAdeMO charging adapter. Meanwhile, CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the older and more expensive Model S and Model X won’t get long-anticipated updates . And a ruling on whether Tesla stores act as dealerships is headed to the Connecticut Supreme Court. 2020 Mini Cooper SE Hardtop Mini revealed its new electric Cooper SE , due to go on sale later this year. And a new report indicates the company may revive its tiny Rocketman city-car concept as an electric vehicle for China.Toyota announced it is testing a new Prius […]

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