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Audi Buys Patents For Fuel-Cell Technology From Ballard Systems

Audi Buys Patents For Fuel-Cell Technology From Ballard Systems

Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota have made most of the headlines in hydrogen fuel-cell development lately, but the Volkswagen Group may soon increase its presence. Audi announced today that it will acquire a package of patents from fuel-cell company Ballard Power Systems, which it says will be applied...

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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf (Euro spec)  -  Driven, Portland OR, July 2014  (credit: NWAPA)

VW To Spend $10 Million On Electric-Car Charging Sites, Asks Governments To Step Up Too

Volkswagen plans to invest millions of dollars into U.S. electric-car charging infrastructure, but doesn't want to go it alone. The German carmaker plans to spend $10 million... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
Honda N-Truck and N-Camp travel trailer concept, Japanese Camping Car Show, Feb 2015

Honda N-Truck Kei Concept: World's Tiniest Travel Trailer, Too Cute For Words

Sometimes there are cars that just make you grin. So how can you not love a tiny Japanese kei car, their minier-than-minicar class, converted into a pickup truck with its own... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
2016 Fiat 500X

Tesla Model S P85D Buying, Electric Fiat 500X, 2016 Kia Optima Teased: Today's Car News

Today we look at one owner's process of trading in a Tesla Model S for the new all-wheel drive Model S P85D, a possible electric version of the Fiat 500X crossover, and the... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D  [photo: owner George Parrott]

Why I Had To Trade My Tesla Model S For A Brand-New P85D

Last October, Tesla announced an all-wheel-drive version of the Model S electric car, with up to a mind-boggling 691 horsepower, and said deliveries would start as early as... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
Teaser for Kia Optima concept debuting at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

New 2016 Kia Optima Sedan To Debut At Geneva Motor Show

The Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan recently went through a redesign cycle, so now it's time for the related Kia Optima to get a refresh. Kia plans to unveil a concept version... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
Fiat 500X development test car in camouflage near Fiat Chrysler HQ, Auburn Hills, Michigan, Jan 2015

Is The Next Chrysler Compliance Car An Electric Fiat 500X?

For those not familiar with the term, a "compliance car" is a zero-emission vehicle built in small numbers and sold largely or exclusively in California. Its sole purpose is... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
Honda City spotted in Torrance California (courtesy of Temple of VTEC)

Will U.S. Get Honda Fit Sedan To Join Hatchback, HR-V? Test Car Spied

U.S. buyers can already get the new 2015 Honda Fit hatchback, and they'll soon have the Fit-derived HR-V subcompact crossover utility vehicle as well. But could there be a... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

CA Electric Utility Applies To Build 25,000 Electric-Car Charging Stations

California already leads the nation in electric-car adoption, and that momentum will likely increase if a new infrastructure plan is approved. Pacific Gas & Electric... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Model X Delay, 2017 Chevy Spark Leaked, Victory Charger Trademarked: Today's Car News

Today we look at why the Tesla Model X electric SUV is late, some leaked photos of the 2017 Chevrolet Spark minicar, and Vctory's possible plans for an electric motorcycle... read more February 9, 2015 by 


 
next-generation 2017 Chevrolet Spark testing in South Korea  [photo: BobaEdream.co.kr]

2017 Chevrolet Spark: Photos Of Updated Minicar Leaked In Korea

The Chevrolet Spark minicar, among the smallest five-door hatchbacks sold in North America, has been an unexpected success for General Motors. The company has boosted imports... read more February 9, 2015 by 


 
2014 Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle

Will Victory Beat Harley-Davidson With First Electric Cruiser Motorcycle?

A patent for the name “Victory Charger” has been filed by Polaris with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Polaris recently bought the manufacturing business of... read more February 9, 2015 by 


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

France To Give Dirtiest-Diesel Drivers $11,500 To Trade For Electric Car

French drivers have long preferred diesel cars for their good fuel economy, but increased air pollution from diesel exhaust emissions has become a public health concern. That... read more February 9, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X CES 2015 walkaround by TechVideo screencap

Why Tesla Model X Electric SUV Is Late: Range, Towing, 'Falcon Doors'

Electric-car fans and Tesla owners alike are eagerly awaiting the debut of the Tesla Model X electric SUV, now scheduled to go into production roughly six months from now... read more February 9, 2015 by 


 
Savannah hybrid mega-yacht

Zillion-Dollar Super-Luxury 270-Foot Mega-Yachts Now Run Hybrid Too

Luxury carmakers are showing increasing interest in hybrid powertrains, but what about makers of luxury boats? A large yacht can consume 130 gallons of fuel per hour just... read more February 8, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Bolt Production, Little Jeep Driven, Chrysler's Secret Diesel? The Week In Reverse (Video)

What story did the Reuters news service break that set the electric-car world buzzing? And which carmaker's service was rated best by Consumer Reports? This is our video look... read more February 7, 2015 by 


 
 

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