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Saleen Foursixteen Tesla Model S Burns Rubber, Not Gas

Saleen Foursixteen Tesla Model S Burns Rubber, Not Gas

An electric car's main purposes are those of efficiency and reducing reliance on oil. But as cars, they're also objects ingrained into culture and often bought for emotive reasons, like speed and aesthetics. It's no surprise that with both plenty of performance and a sleek body style, the Tesla... read more

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

More Tesla-Toyota Plans In The Pipeline? Musk Hints At Possibility

Tesla can now add Japan to the list of countries that its Model S electric sedan is roaming the roads. CEO Elon Musk appeared at a recent ceremony to launch the car, but also... read more September 9, 2014 by 


 
California Citrus State Historic Park

California Has More Than 100,000 Plug-In Electric Cars On Roads

California has hit a major plug-in car milestone this week: Since the first electric vehicle was sold back in 2010, more than 100,000 others have now hit the streets. The... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 GMC Canyon

Mid-Size Truck Demand, Drive Electric Week, Carbon Fiber Wheels: Today's Car News

We start the week with a wide variety of topics. Dealer orders indicate demand for smaller pickup trucks may be greater than carmakers anticipated, National Drive Electric... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
National Plug-In Day, Oct 2011

Drive Electric Week, Starting Next Monday, Set To Break Records

As an example of how far the reach of electric vehicles has grown, you need to look little further than the growth of National Drive Electric Week. Now in its fourth year... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt in Venice, California [photo: Chris Williams]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Aug 2014: Vive Le Volt

In August, the Chevy Volt won the Canadian plug-in sales derby yet again – a category dominance that brings to mind the Ford F-150's 48-year-reign(!) atop truck sales... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Colorado, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

Will Smaller Pickups Be More Popular Than Carmakers Expect?

Sometimes it's the throwaway lines that carry the most interesting news. In a routine report on August sales of new cars and trucks last Wednesday, The Detroit News had this... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf electric car recharging at ESB ecars charging point in Ireland

Electric Cars In Ireland: How To Get To The Tipping Point?

Ireland is--or should be--an ideal place for large-scale adoption of electric cars. The island is compact; it has a vibrant IT sector, a favorable policy environment, and... read more September 7, 2014 by 


 
2015 Lexus ES 300h

2015 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Gets New Infotainment Features

While its Toyota Camry Hybrid sibling gets a significant refresh, the 2015 Lexus ES 300h cruises into the new year with only minor changes. For the 2015 model year, the ES... read more September 6, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Tesla Gigafactory, 2016 Mazda Miata, Ford Hybrid Sales: Today's Car News

Today is a day of reckoning. After a months-long competition between five states, Tesla Motors picks Nevada for its first battery gigafactory, and the 2016 Mazda MX-5 is... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
Terry Hershner competing in 2014 Vetter Challenge for motorcycle with lowest energy cost

Pushing Limits Of Electric Motorcycles: Terry Hershner Wins Vetter Challenge

If you follow electric motorcycles, you'll likely have heard of the legendary Terry Hershner. Terry likes to ride. Scratch that: Terry loves to ride. He also loves pushing... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford Hybrid Sales: So Far, Not Hurt By All Those MPG Reductions

It's embarrassing when an automaker has to reduce its EPA gas-mileage ratings after being investigated by the agency, as Ford did in August 2013 for its 2013 and 2014 C-Max... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
Echo Automotive's EchoDrive bolt-on plug-in hybrid kit

Echo Automotive Fails: Bolt-On Plug-In Hybrid Kits Used Bright Technology

Starting a company is tough; starting a company in the green automotive field may be even tougher. So it seemed like the engineering team from defunct startup Bright... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata live photos

2016 Mazda Miata: Sexy New Roadster Highlights Low Sales Of Two-Seat Cars

The Mazda MX-5, formerly Miata, holds a Guinness World Record as the highest-selling two-seater sports car in history. More than 940,000 MX-5s have been made since 1989, and... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory: Elon Musk, Brothel Owner, State Work Toward Deal

As expected, Tesla Motors announced yesterday afternoon that it would build its first battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada. The electric-car maker released platitudinous... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 Toyota Prius V

2014 Toyota Prius V: Hybrid Wagon Ultimate Guide

The Prius name has been around since the very first Prius sedan back in 1999, but for quite a while Toyota's flagship hybrid was a single-model range. The Prius C subcompact... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
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