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Tesla Model S Versions: What Are Your Different Options?

Tesla Model S Versions: What Are Your Different Options?

Tesla Motors currently sells just one car: the Model S sedan. But that electric car is available in a wide array of configurations, a list that grew considerably larger Friday with the announcement of new options. Those are a new 90-kilowatt-hour battery pack, and a "Ludicrous" mode that surpasses... read more

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Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Is Tesla Model S P85D The World's Fastest Sedan? Top Speed Test Needed

Even 10 years ago, the idea of a “family sedan” that could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds was something between a rarity and a fantasy. Even... read more February 26, 2015 by 


 
2014 Ford Fiesta ST  -  Driven, October 2014

Ford 'EcoBeast' Trademark: The Performance Side Of Green?

The drive to raise new-car fuel economy in the face of tightening global emissions standards has brought a glut of green brand names for fuel-saving technologies and... read more January 6, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D on a dyno

Tesla P85D Top Speed, Performance To Be Boosted In 'Next Few Months'

The Tesla Model S P85D electric car's greatest talent seems to be generating outrageous performance figures. Tesla itself claims the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive car produces... read more December 30, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D drag races a Ferrari

Tesla Model S P85D Obliterates Ferrari In Drag Race (Video)

The Tesla Model S P85D has only been on sale for a few weeks. But given its specifications it was only a matter of time before the dual-motor all-wheel drive electric car... read more December 16, 2014 by 


 
Ferrari LaFerrari, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

The Ferrari LaFerrari Hybrid Can Run Only On Electricity: Video Proves It

The Ferrari LaFerrari supercar may be a hybrid, but Ferrari claims it isn't meant to be particularly green. The hybrid powertain was primarily designed to improve... read more October 21, 2014 by 


 
Volvo Drive-E engine with electrically-driven turbocharger

Volvo's Triple-Turbo Four-Cylinder Engine: 450 HP From 2.0 Liters

As carmakers downsize internal-combustion engines, they have to balance increased efficiency with the performance that many buyers demand. Volvo is proving that there is... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

Do The BMW i3 And i8 Electric Cars Pose A Threat To Tesla?

With the 2014 BMW i3 battery-electric car now being delivered to its first buyers, and the range-extended i3 REx version to follow within several weeks, BMW is at last in the... read more May 9, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang via USA Today leak

Ford 'Considers' Diesel, Hybrid, Even Electric For New Mustang

Someday, muscle-car enthusiasts might brag about kilowatts, not horsepower. Future versions of the 2015 Ford Mustang, which was revealed last week, might possibly get diesel... read more December 9, 2013 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang

2015 Ford Mustang Revealed, With First 4-Cylinder Since 1993 (Photos)

You may or may not be aware that the new 2015 Ford Mustang has now officially been unveiled. Perhaps you saw it this morning on Good Morning America, or came across some of... read more December 5, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray first drive

Chevy Corvette Hybrid: Not Nearly As Horrifying As Purists Think

Traditionalists may be feeling faint right about now. The thought of a Chevrolet Corvette with a hybrid-electric powertrain threatens to make their heads explode. But that's... read more September 3, 2013 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt drive test, March 2011

New Rating System: Most Performance For Least Fuel Use

Many people buy cars because they deliver good gas mileage, with the EPA as an impartial arbiter of fuel efficiency ratings. Many other people buy cars because they're fast... read more September 10, 2012 by  8


 
2013 Ford Shelby GT500

All-Electric Ford Mustang? Don’t Count On It Yet, Says Ford

With its latest generation of EcoBoost engines, plug-in drivetrains, and Internet-connected infotainment systems, Ford wants the world to know it is working toward safer... read more June 21, 2012 by  9


 
Volvo C30 electric concept, 2010 Detroit Auto Show

2012 Volvo C30 Electric Winter Testing: What Should We Test?

It’s no secret that electric cars prefer temperate weather in which to operate. That’s why many electric automakers add features to their cars to ensure that... read more March 8, 2012 by  4


 
Aston Martin Cygnet Concept

No Hybrids for Aston Martin

Apparently James Bond won't be going green any time soon. In a report published by Auto Telegraaf today, Aston Martin boss, Dr. Ulrich Bez, said that current hybrid systems... read more January 5, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Toyota Prius side

2010 Toyota Prius: Reviewing the Reviews

As we've noted before, our sister site TheCarConnection.com offers deep, comprehensive car reviews, with both our own impressions from driving the car (in this case, the... read more October 5, 2009 by  3


 

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