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Kulan Electric Utility Concept: Simple 'Donkey' Vehicle For Parks, Farmers

Kulan Electric Utility Concept: Simple 'Donkey' Vehicle For Parks, Farmers

Naming an electric car after a donkey would normally seem like an odd choice, but this isn't exactly a car. The Kulan gets its name from a donkey native to Central Asia and, like its namesake, this electric vehicle is a beast of burden. SEE ALSO: It's Not Just Cars: Diesel Tractors, Construction... read more

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Volkswagen elctric-car ad with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.

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... read more October 6, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

Belatedly, Germany Follows California, Offers Electric-Car Incentives

As governments try to encourage the adoption of electric cars, incentives have proven to be one of the most powerful tools. That's why Germany has finally come around, and... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

Nissan Leaf Vs BMW i3 Vs Volkswagen e-Golf: German Magazine Compares

The BMW i3's styling has been divisive since its launch earlier this year but one thing that most agree on is its abilities--it's among the best electric cars yet. When... read more July 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

Skeptical German Reviewer Buys BMW i3 Electric Car: Likes The Car, Dislikes The Price

If it's worth saying once, it bears repeating a hundred times: The best way to get people to buy electric cars is to put them behind the wheel. One German journalist has done... read more July 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Audi A6 2.0 TDI Ultra

German Federal Parliament Gets Efficient Audi Diesel Cars For Official Duties

World governments are spurring carmakers to lower emissions through stricter regulations, that much we know. But how much effort is there to make the cars lawmakers actually... read more June 15, 2014 by 


 
WAVE electric-car parade in Stuttgart, Germany.

Most-Electric-Vehicles Record Broken Again: 507 in Stuttgart

While sales continue to grow, electric cars still represent a tiny fraction of the vehicles on the world's roads. Perhaps that explains the proclivity of electric-car... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
Ebuggy electric range-extending trailer concept

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

Despite protestations that electric vehicles are compromised by short battery range, most owners find the vast majority of driving is achievable on the modest 80-100 miles... read more April 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

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

It isn't unusual for citizens of a particular country to employ a little patriotism when buying vehicles and stick to brands from that country. A huge swathe of Americans buy... read more March 19, 2014 by 


 
Hamburg (Image: Flickr user LuxTonnerre, used under CC license)

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)

A few weeks back at the opening of a Tesla Motors service center in Munich, Elon Musk told a room full of fans and journalists that Tesla would offer a special tuning package... read more November 5, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

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

Most countries have their own road rules and regulations and it's no surprise that driving conditions and car requirements vary greatly as a result. One such country is... read more October 23, 2013 by 


 
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 


 
2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

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

The results of German national elections don't get much news coverage in the U.S. But the re-election of Angela Merkel as chancellor on September 22 could prove to have an... read more October 3, 2013 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz Hydrogen Fuel-Cell vehicle

Germany Expanding Hydrogen Network: Will U.S. Ever Follow?

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

125 years ago a man named Karl Benz patented what many consider to be the first motor car. As an engineer he wasn't as adept at marketing it though, which is why his wife... read more November 4, 2011 by  1


 
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