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The '1,000-MPG' BMW i3: 56,000 miles on 50 gallons of gas

The '1,000-MPG' BMW i3: 56,000 miles on 50 gallons of gas

The few available range-extended electric car models give drivers added flexibility by using gasoline engines as onboard backup generators. But using the range extender too often may consume a significant quantity of gasoline, somewhat offsetting the purpose of owning an electric car for some... read more

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Evatran Plugless wireless charger for Tesla Model S

Want to charge your Tesla Model S wirelessly? Soon you can

A handful of Tesla Model S owners will soon have the ability to charge their cars without having to plug them in. Several aftermarket companies have designed wireless... read more August 23, 2016 by


 
Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept, 2016 Monterey Car Week

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept coupe: all-electric powertrain hints at future plans

As the famed Monterey Car Week moves into high gear today, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new concept car: the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. It's not too surprising that a large... read more August 19, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi A4 Ultra

2017 Audi A4 Ultra: 31-mpg version of luxury sedan

Audi offers efficiency-focused "Ultra" versions of several of its models in Europe that are designed to achieve maximum fuel economy with conventional internal-combustion... read more August 19, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera

Porsche 911 won't get electric, hybrid versions any time soon

Porsche is among the cadre of German luxury carmakers adding all-electric and plug-in hybrid models to their lineups to better compete with Tesla Motors. The Porsche Mission... read more August 19, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S P90D and Boeing 737 drag race

Tesla P100D battery coming for Model S, Model X, EU site shows

The Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan has had a dizzying array of battery offerings over its four-year life, and the Model X has had quite a few over less than a year. Now... read more August 15, 2016 by


 
Tesla store under construction, Van Ness Ave, San Francisco [photo: BlueStarE3 on Tesla Motors Club]

Tesla opens new electric-car store in San Francisco, to serve as flagship

California is not just the home state of Tesla Motors, it's also the biggest single U.S. market for electric cars. So perhaps it's not surprising that Tesla recently opened a... read more August 15, 2016 by


 
Audi eROT electromechanical rotary damping technology

Audi regenerative shock absorber recaptures energy

Regenerative braking is commonly used in hybrids and electric cars to recover energy normally lost as heat during braking. But that isn't the only potential source of energy... read more August 15, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW 740e xDrive i Performance

2017 BMW 740e large plug-in hybrid luxury sedan with 14-mile range announced for U.S.

More than a year after it was first announced, the 2017 BMW 740e plug-in hybrid luxury sedan is about to arrive in U.S. showrooms. The 740e xDrive i Performance—to use... read more August 12, 2016 by


 
2017 Karma Revero - first official photo

2017 Karma Revero: first official photo of rebooted Fisker Karma released

As the 2017 Karma Revero gets closer to its official launch later this year, its maker has released the first official photo of the luxury plug-in hybrid sedan. The rebooted... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback

2017 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid to get updates to styling, tech

The 2017 Audi A3 sedan and convertible get several styling and technology updates that will likely be applied to the A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid model as well. The... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X drives semi-conscious owner to hospital on Autopilot (updated)

Three months later, the May 7 death of a Model S driver in Florida continues to generate headlines and spark debate on the merits of electronic driver-assistance... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche Panamera

2017 Porsche Panamera shows just how complex saving fuel has gotten

The 2017 Porsche Panamera was hardly designed to be a "green" car. While it will likely continue to be offered with an optional plug-in hybrid powertrain, the large four-door... read more August 9, 2016 by


 
Fisker of Bellevue, Washington, dealership in October 2012 [photo by Bill D via Foursquare]

Karma Revero (nee Fisker) to blend dealers and Tesla-like showrooms

Karma Automotive appears to be making progress in resurrecting the car formerly known as the Fisker Karma. Now called the Karma Revero, the luxury sedan recently entered... read more August 9, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Automakers 'not even trying' to sell electric cars, Tesla says

When it comes to regulatory measures, it's customary for automakers to present a united front to government agencies setting new rules and policies. But as it has in so many... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW X3

2017 BMW diesel lineup gets EPA approval for sale

The Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal has caused regulators to take a closer look at all new diesel models submitted for certification. Backups caused by more extensive... read more August 3, 2016 by


 

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