Reactions to Tesla 100D versions less than ecstatic: here's why

Reactions to Tesla 100D versions less than ecstatic: here's why

Generally, when Tesla Motors makes an announcement about a new product or a future plan, its fans and advocates cheer lustily. The rest of the industry grunts, takes quiet notice, and carries on. Yesterday's announcement that Tesla's two current models will be offered in new, longer-range 100D... read more

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BMW M4 GTS concept, 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Future BMW M4 To Use Water Injection For Power, Efficiency At Same Time

BMW recently demonstrated water injection on a small hatchback, but its first planned production use of the feature will be on quite a different type of car. At the 2015... read more August 14, 2015 by

2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

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... read more July 19, 2015 by

Urba Centurion

Urba Centurion: Building Your Own 128-MPG 1970s Diesel Sports Car

It's a wedge-shaped sports car from the late 1970s that once had a role in a popular science-fiction movie. But despite its futuristic styling, it never achieved much... read more July 15, 2015 by

2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar

Volvo Leads Plug-In Hybrid Sales In Europe, Higher-Power Polestar Plug-Ins Coming

For quite some time, Volvo has relied on an aftermarket company called Polestar to coordinate racing efforts, sell performance parts, and build high-performance versions of... read more July 15, 2015 by

Tesla Model S P85D breaks the dyno

Too Much Electric-Car Torque: Tesla Model S P85D Breaks Dynamometer (Video)

With its prodigious power and sophisticated all-wheel drive system, the Tesla Model S P85D has already broken the egos of quite a few supercar drivers. Now, this electric car... read more June 7, 2015 by

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


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