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Fancy An Electric Or Hybrid Rolls-Royce? It Might Just Happen

Fancy An Electric Or Hybrid Rolls-Royce? It Might Just Happen

While Rolls-Royce may have hit the headlines earlier this year with its all-electric 102EX Phantom Concept, its large customer base hasn’t been quite as welcoming. Despite a strong customer ambivalence to anything other than a throbbing 12-cylinder engine underneath the hood of its hand-built... read more

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Mission Motors Mission One electric motorcycle prototype

Electric Powertrain Manufacturer Mission Motors Nets $9 Million

Mission Motors, a manufacturer of electric powertrains that go in electric cars and motorcycles, announced today that it has raised $9 million in its second round of funding... read more August 18, 2011 by  1


 
2014 BMW i3 spotted in Chicago

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Spotted During Filming In Chicago

Were it not for imminent reveals at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in mid September, you might think the automakers were getting careless with their upcoming models. First... read more August 15, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Single-Malt Powered Electric Car Offers Travel Sans Hangover

You might feel a little "green around the gills" the following morning, but a night of drinking Bruichladdich whisky from the UK helps to do your bit for green... read more August 10, 2011 by  1


 
Bernie Ecclestone

Formula One Boss Ecclestone: "Electric F1 Could Kill People"

F1 television rights boss Bernie Ecclestone has never been one to mince his words, and now his ire has turned towards the 2014 Formula One rules that will require pitlane... read more August 8, 2011 by  6


 
2010 mini e electric vehicle ev la auto show 022

BMW's UK MINI E Test Ends: Drivers Happy, But...

A few months after BMW and MINI's electric car study ended in the United States, a similar scheme run in the U.K. has also come to a close, and the results are in... ...and... read more August 5, 2011 by  10


 

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid: Everything to Everyone?

The iconic Toyota Prius was the car which started the hybrid revolution. Offering fuel economy that very few other gasoline cars could hope to achieve, it has been loved by... read more August 1, 2011 by  6


 
Assembly of Think City electric cars, Elkhart, Indiana, Jan 2011

Think Went Thunk: What Does Electric-Car Bankruptcy Teach Us?

A little more than three weeks ago, Norwegian electric-car maker Think Global declared bankruptcy--for the fourth time, actually. In a pithy piece published a week later... read more July 8, 2011 by  9


 
Scenes from dedication of electric-car charging station at Creekside Inn, Palo Alto, CA

Will Euro-Squabbles Cripple Cross-Border Electric Car Charging?

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, said the philosopher Santayana. And there seems to be a very real chance that Europe is heading toward a variety... read more July 7, 2011 by 


 
2012 Mitsubishi i

Mitsubishi Adds Electric-Car Models: One's Cheaper, One Goes Further

Mitsubishi Motors has played the next move in the growing global electric car war by announcing that it will offer three different versions of its popular four-seat electric... read more July 6, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott

June Electric Car Sales Continue To Climb: Leaf Soars, Volt Steady

Sales of plug-in electric cars continued their slow climb in June. The 2011 Nissan Leaf racked up its best U.S. sales number ever while the 2011 Chevrolet Volt sales held... read more July 1, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Electric Car Plus Solar Power Equals Zero-Cost Driving (Video)

Almost every Tesla Roadster owner is probably a car enthusiast, but Mike Koenigs is also a true clean-power activist. First, he set up a “Life with Tesla” website... read more June 30, 2011 by  7


 
Chevrolet Beat EV electric vehicle with GM executives, India, June 2011

Chevy Shows Fourth Electric-Car Project: Beat EV Minicar In India

Right now, the sole plug-in vehicle you can buy from Chevrolet--or indeed all of General Motors--is the 2011 Volt range-extended electric car. But that doesn't mean GM isn't... read more June 24, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Nissan Leaf, Nashville, October 2010

2012 Nissan Leaf: Heated Seats, Wheel & Battery As Standard

While Nissan killed the Altima Hybrid, its sole U.S. hybrid vehicle, for 2012, the company has made a number of important upgrades to its Leaf battery electric car. For 2012... read more June 21, 2011 by  1


 
1914 Detroit Electric car, owned by GE scientist Charles Steinmetz, Schenectady, NY, June 2011

1914 Detroit Electric: Pretty Spry For A Century Old (Video)

For decades, old electric cars--those built from the 1890s to 1930 or so, when the last remnants of the industry died out--were nothing more than oddities. Tall, imposing... read more June 20, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Will GM's 2011 Chevy Volt Evolve Or Become A Costly Dead End?

While the 2011 Chevy Volt will find its way to between 10,000 and 15,000 U.S. buyers, that's far from enough volume to make any car a production success--or to make it... read more June 20, 2011 by  11


 
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