2016 Toyota Prius Was Delayed Due To Redesign For Sportier Style

2016 Toyota Prius Was Delayed Due To Redesign For Sportier Style

Since his arrival about five years ago, Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda has pushed for more exciting styling and better driving dynamics in the carmaker's products. So with an entirely redesigned version of Toyota's halo car--the Prius hybrid--set for the 2016 model year, its designers will emphasize... read more

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Cykno electric bicycle

Is This The World's Most Beautiful Electric Bicycle?

A complaint we hear a lot about electric vehicles is that they're simply not beautiful enough. We can't think of a good reason that few seem capable of making electric... read more April 12, 2013 by  9

Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept, 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Photo Gallery: 2012 LA Auto Show

At the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show this week, Mercedes-Benz unveiled a striking new SUV concept said to be capable of packing a hydrogen fuel cell stack, lithium-ion battery... read more November 29, 2012 by  1

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

How Toyota Made The 2012 RAV4 EV More Aerodynamic

As most electric car fans will tell you, it’s much easier for automakers to build an all-electric car from scratch than it is to repurpose an existing gasoline model... read more August 23, 2012 by  10

2011 Nissan Leaf SL

Where Have All The Beautiful Electric Cars Gone?

There are people around who'll tell you that "all cars look the same". They are of course talking baloney. We aren't living in the 1980s any more, where cars were... read more December 9, 2011 by  36

2011 Hyundai Elantra

Will Sensual Design Details Lure Buyers Inside Greener Cars?

One of the enduring stereotypes of economy cars is that they have to be boring to look at, and dismal to live in. But 2011 has brought us great transportation options that... read more June 6, 2011 by  4

IED Abarth scorpION Concept

Abarth ScorpION: The Electric Car With A Sting In Its Tail

What happens when you give an Italian design studio free reign to create an electric car wearing one of Italy's most celebrated badges? You get the Abarth ScorpION concept... read more March 10, 2011 by  0

2011 Chevrolet Volt

The 2011 Chevy Volt: Made Alongside GM's Gas-Guzzling V8s

Think of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and very little seems conventional about it. With a range of 40 miles per charge and a range-extending gasoline engine used to provide extra... read more August 4, 2010 by  12

2010 Scion xB 5dr Wagon Auto (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View

2010 Scion XB: Quick Review

The 2010 Scion xB is a little more curvy than the previous model.  However, it still has that boxy look that you either love, or hate.  Some buyers will think it's a quirky... read more July 12, 2010 by  0

Smart Expressions vinyl-wrap option - plaid pattern

If No One Notices Your Smart ForTwo, Why Not Wrap It In Plaid?

You've got to be at least somewhat extroverted to drive a 2010 Smart ForTwo minicar, the smallest car sold in North America. People stare at it, point at you, and often ask... read more July 10, 2010 by  0

Tesla Roadster 2.5

2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5: New Looks, Wheels, Seats, Less Noise

Tesla's on a roll, it seems. Two days after its successful public stock offering, the company has released details of the latest updates to its Roadster electric sports... read more July 1, 2010 by  1

2011 Smart electric drive  -  first drive

Five Things EVs Will Need To Do Before They Become Mainstream.

Let's face it. EVs are still a very small, very niche market. Expensive, short on supply and not even universally supported throughout the USA there are a whole series of... read more June 25, 2010 by  9

2011 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Sells Out Preorders Of New Leaf Globally

Nissan has a happy problem. It has been inundated with pre-orders for the Leaf since it introduced a refundable deposit program in the U.S. and Japan. There have been... read more June 1, 2010 by  0

2011 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Breaks Ground For Lithium-Ion Battery Plant In U.S.

Nissan has broken ground for the lithium-ion battery plant that will produce the power packs for the Leaf, Nissan’s battery electric vehicle. The production facility is... read more June 1, 2010 by  0

2010 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show

With Initial EV Prices High, Is Conversion an Option?

Early this week, Mitsubishi announced that the U.K. purchase price of the 2010 i-MiEV would be a hefty £33,699 ($50,465). With prices for plug-in vehicles on the high side... read more March 26, 2010 by  15

Ford Focus BEV

Reader Opinion: Automakers Should Convert Existing Models To EVs

Hobbyist and auto manufacturers have different viewpoints on electric vehicles, or EVs. As an EV enthusiast, building a number of all-electric vehicles has been an... read more March 22, 2010 by  9


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