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Eccentric British Maker Morgan To Add Hybrids To All Models

Eccentric British Maker Morgan To Add Hybrids To All Models

Among carmakers, Morgan isn't exactly known for adopting the latest trends. The century-old British firm is known for building sports cars nearly identical to the ones it made before World War II--right down to the wood used in the construction of certain models. But even Morgan is embracing the... read more

January 26, 2016 by -
 
2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

Porsche Plug-In Hybrids Selling Well In California

Porsche is moving forward with plans to produce and sells its first electric car, but the German automaker is already seeing success with plug-in hybrids. Over the past few... read more January 25, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S 'Limited Time' Lease Offered At $698 Per Month

Perhaps to stimulate buyer interest during typically slower winter months, Tesla Motors is touting a new lease deal for its Model S electric luxury sedan. This "limited time"... read more January 25, 2016 by


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

U.K. Plant To Assemble Larger Battery Packs For Next Nissan Leaf

Nissan said yesterday it will invest £26.5 million ($37.9 million) in its battery plant in Sunderland, England, to produce "advanced" battery cells for the... read more January 22, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car

VW Appoints New Electric-Car Leader From Supplier Continental

As it tries to weather the ongoing diesel scandal, Volkswagen has promised to allocate more resources to electric-car development in the near future. Now it has a new chief... read more January 22, 2016 by


 
2011 Nissan Leaf - battery pack cutaway

Electric-Car Buyers Expect Battery Upgrades To Be Available

With battery-electric cars now on the market for five years, and perhaps 200,000 on U.S. roads, we now know more about how the cars and their drivers behave in the real world... read more January 21, 2016 by


 
1912 Baker electric car converted to solar power screencap

The Solar Powered Electric Car From Back In 1960 (Video)

Some electric cars use roof-mounted solar panels to provide supplementary electric power. In fact, a solar roof seems to have become an obligatory accessory on electric and... read more January 21, 2016 by


 
Audi e-tron quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi Q6 e-Tron Quattro Electric Car Production Site In 2018 Chosen

Audi has announced that it will build its upcoming all-electric SUV in Belgium. The German carmaker says it will dedicate an existing plant in Brussels to the new electric... read more January 21, 2016 by


 
President Barack Obama sits in 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at Detroit Auto Show, Jan 2016

Obama Visits Detroit Auto Show, Checks Out Chevy Bolt EV Electric Car

Only three U.S. presidents in history have visited the Detroit Auto Show in its century-plus of existence: Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1960, Bill Clinton in 1999, and now Barack... read more January 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, December 2015: Tesla Model S-Capades

Tesla's dominance in Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales in December seems all but assured, given that its sales in the quarters ending in March, June and September were... read more January 20, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X 'Falcon Door': Lawsuit Against German Supplier Over Failed Development

Even Tesla CEO Elon Musk has conceded that the company's electric Model X crossover utility vehicle ended up a more complicated vehicle than may have been necessary. Now, a... read more January 20, 2016 by


 
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn presenting at company annual meeting, Yokohama, Jun 2015

Regulators Pushing Electric Cars Today, But Consumers Will Pull: Nissan CEO

While there are already a number of enthusiastic owners, electric cars are still receiving a significant amount of market support from governments across the globe. They... read more January 20, 2016 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE350e Plug-In Hybrid

Mercedes To Boost Electric Range Of Plug-In Hybrids As It Adds Models

Last year and this year see a veritable onslaught of low-volume German plug-in hybrids, both sedans and SUVs. BMW and Mercedes-Benz have each said they'll offer plug-in... read more January 19, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Plug-In Electric Car Sales For 2015 Fall Slightly From 2014

The U.S. new-vehicle market set a new record last year, with deliveries of new passenger cars and light trucks totaling 17.39 million. The previous record of 17.35 million... read more January 19, 2016 by


 
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn with GM's Larry Nitz at 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV debut  [photo: Gary Lieber]

Carlos Ghosn's Face Shows Nissan's Reaction To 2017 Chevy Bolt EV

Carlos Ghosn has never really been known as a man with frequent warm and ready smiles for all comers. Under most circumstances, the man who runs not only global automaker... read more January 19, 2016 by


 
Liviu Tudoran's "Apple iMove" design study

Apple's Making An Electric Car: Tesla's Musk Calls It 'Open Secret'

One of the biggest automotive rumors of the past year or so has been Apple's reputed program to build an electric car. Known as "Project Titan," the program is reported to... read more January 18, 2016 by


 

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