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Crowdsourcing Electric-Car Innovation: Design Inverter, Win $1 Million From Google

Crowdsourcing Electric-Car Innovation: Design Inverter, Win $1 Million From Google

Improving the modern electric drivetrain isn't easy, but it's certainly worthwhile. It's rewarding too, for any one entering the Google and IEEE 'Littlebox Challenge'--a competition to design a smaller, high power density inverter. The prize? One million dollars. ALSO SEE: When Will Electric Cars...

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford Hybrid Cars: Fusion, C-Max, Escape And More, Ultimate Guide

Ten years ago, your choice of hybrid vehicles was pretty limited. A lot has changed in those ten years, and the rise of Ford as a real force in the hybrid markets is one of... read more August 1, 2014 by 


 
2009 Fisker Karma prototype

Fisker Karma Finnish Production To Resume Following Fixes, New Model Later

The new owners of the Fisker luxury car brand will resume production of the Karma range-extended electric sedan initially at a contractor's factory in Finland--but not until... read more August 1, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW 328d

Diesel Luxury Sedans: Audi, BMW, Mercedes Face Off, Mazda Still Missing

While gasoline power units have seen incremental improvements over the last few decades, diesels seem to have shot up from relative obscurity straight to the big time. Sales... read more August 1, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

BMW i3 To Get Fuel Cell Version With Toyota Tech?

In 2015, Japanese automaker Toyota will make a fuel-cell vehicle available to the public. It has worked on the project with German firm BMW, itself planning a fuel-cell... read more August 1, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla: 8,763 Cars Built, 7,579 Sold, 'Potential' Nevada Gigafactory Ground Broken: Q2 Earnings Report

Tesla Motors built 8,763 Model S electric cars and delivered 7,579 of them to customers during the second quarter, according to just-released second-quarter results. It... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
2016 Jaguar XE sedan - first official photograph from company

Volt And Leaf Crash Tests, Cruze Diesel Sales, Tesla Gigafactory Pact: Today's Car News

Small cars and the new IIHS small-overlap crash test: How'd they do? We look at lousy sales of GM's first diesel passenger car in 28 years, a higher-efficiency model of the... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle concept, test ride event, July 2014 [photo: Ben Rich]

Riding The Harley-Davidson LiveWire Electric Motorcycle: News Video

Harley-Davidson may be the most traditional of motorcycle makers. But it's now taken a huge leap into a greener future with its LiveWire electric motorcycle concept... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, test drive in Hell, Michigan

Chevy Cruze Diesel Sales: Mediocre At Best, So Far

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel went on sale almost a year ago, the first diesel passenger car sold by General Motors in 28 years. Hopes were high for the Cruze with the... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt - IIHS small front overlap crash test

IIHS Tests Small Cars On Small Overlap: Volt Does OK, Leaf 'Struggles'

One of the toughest crash tests a car can face is the new small-frontal-overlap, introduced by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2012. By crashing a vehicle so... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150 SFE: Highest Gas Mileage Model For Aluminum Pickup

Various details have already been released about the radical new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck, the first-ever to use an all-aluminum body to reduce weight and improve fuel... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
2016 Audi A3 e-tron  -  First Drive

2016 Audi A3 e-tron: First Drive

Plug-in hybrids like the 2016 Audi A3 e-tron—especially those with well-tuned responses and zippy performance—are the evangelists that have the best chance of... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla, Panasonic Sign Gigafactory Pact; Nevada Site Work Already Underway?

Now it's official: Panasonic and Tesla Motors will build the "gigafactory," a huge lithium-ion cell fabrication and battery-pack production facility in the western United... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
2012 Infiniti LE Concept

Electric Infiniti, Mercedes CLA Drive, Lithium Batteries: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports: Infiniti's electric car is once again given the green light, we drive the Mercedes-Benz CLA, and a new form of lithium anode has been... read more July 30, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, test drive in Oregon, July 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250: Gas Mileage Review Of Compact Luxury Sedan

We've finally had a chance to test out the fuel economy of the new and very popular smallest Mercedes-Benz, the 2014 CLA 250 sedan. The company has been struggling to meet... read more July 30, 2014 by 


 
Lithium-ion battery pack for 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car

Researchers Create Pure Lithium Anode, 'Holy Grail' For Battery Cell

Existing lithium-ion batteries rely on the movement of lithium ions between the anode and cathode--and back--as the battery charges and discharges. It's one of the best... read more July 30, 2014 by 


 
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