Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock Discuss VW Electric Cars In New Ad (In German)

Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock Discuss VW Electric Cars In New Ad (In German)

Electric cars can be a more efficient alternative to internal-combustion vehicles, but how do they compare to a starship? Two people well-positioned to make that assessment--Star Trek stars William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy--are now featured in a new Volkswagen ad. ALSO SEE: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf... read more

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WAVE electric-car parade in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Ebuggy electric range-extending trailer concept

Ebuggy Electric Car Trailer Boosts Range By 300 Miles, Looks A Bit Silly

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Germany Likes German Electric Cars; Leaf, Volt, Not So Much

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Hamburg, Germany, Aims For Car-Less Streets In 20 Years

Urban centers are very different in the U.S. to those in Europe, its more recent history and greater expanses of space allowing wide, open and sprawling spaces to develop--a... read more January 9, 2014 by 

Tesla Model S taken to top speed on a German Autobahn

Yes, A Tesla Model S Can Hit 132 MPH On The Autobahn (Video)

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Tesla Model S To Offer 'Autobahn' Tuning For Top Speed Over 130 MPH

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2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

European Union Delays Emissions Rules: Victory For German Luxury Makers?

The heads of German luxury car makers are probably breathing a collective sigh of relief. On Monday, European Union environmental ministers voted to delay an enhanced carbon... read more October 18, 2013 by 

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Why German Elections Affect Your Next Audi, BMW, Or Mercedes

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Mercedes-Benz Hydrogen Fuel-Cell vehicle

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By 2015, Germany is expected to have 5,000 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles roaming the streets. That doesn't sound like a great number, particularly when battery-electric cars... read more June 20, 2012 by  18

World's first electric car (1881) recreated

German Autovision Museum Recreates First Ever Electric Car

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BMW ActiveE electric car production line, Leipzig, Germany

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Dieter Zetsche

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Porsche Boxster E electric car prototype

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