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Strong Demand For BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Coupe May Presage Production Rise

Strong Demand For BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Coupe May Presage Production Rise

The 2015 BMW i8 coupe's futuristic styling gained our attention when we test drove it earlier this year, and apparently we're not the only ones. Demand for the sleek plug-in hybrid with the doors that rise above the roof appears strong enough that BMW may ramp up production. DON'T MISS: 2015 BMW... read more

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Slide from Tesla Motors press conference at 2014 Detroit Auto Show

How Many Tesla Model S Electric Cars Have Been Built So Far?

Car production data may cause some eyes to glaze over, but the numbers are closely followed in the auto industry. Electric-car maker Tesla Motors doesn't report its exact... read more January 15, 2014 by 


 
GM Announces $24-Million Landfill Gas Investment

GM Expands Landfill-Gas Use To Power Car Assembly Plants

Car production isn't the greenest of processes, but in recent decades many automakers have at least made attempts to reduce environmental impact--and General Motors is the... read more December 5, 2013 by 


 
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Supplies Tight In 'Rolling Release'

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is proving unexpectedly popular, both in Japan and the U.S., and that's causing supply challenges for Honda. Two readers have contacted us in the... read more November 22, 2013 by 


 
2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Detroit Electric Sports Cars Delayed Over Factory Deal

Detroit Electric, which earlier this year unveiled an electric sports car designed to rival vehicles like the Tesla Roadster, was set to produce its first car this month... read more August 26, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Quality Testing: 5 Hours Of Indoor Inspection (Video)

Thorough pre-delivery testing is commonplace in the modern automotive industry, and means the shiny new cars we pick up from dealerships are of higher quality than ever... read more August 15, 2013 by 


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Car Manufacturing, Assembly Gets Greener As Plants Cut Waste, Energy Use

You could produce the cleanest, greenest vehicle on the road, but if your factory belches out black smoke and creates thousands of tons of landfill, that car's green... read more August 13, 2013 by  5


 
Red 2013 Tesla Model S cars roll down the production line (Photo: @elonmusk on Twitter)

Tesla Model S Electric-Car Production Above 400 A Week, Musk Says

All is still well at Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], it seems, with CEO Elon Musk announcing the company is beating its self-imposed production targets. As Bloomberg reports, Tesla... read more July 11, 2013 by  11


 
2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Delays At Detroit Electric Postpone Electric Sports Car By A Month

Forgive the cynicism, but color us not all that surprised at the news that startup automaker Detroit Electric is postponing production of its SP:01 electric sports car by "at... read more June 2, 2013 by  5


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Watch A 2013 Nissan Leaf Being Built In Tennessee (Video)

We always love seeing how electric cars are made. There's something fascinating about watching a car go right from the metal presses to rolling out of the factory. In recent... read more April 29, 2013 by  21


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Now Making, Delivering 500 Model S Electric Cars Weekly

With a backlog of more than 10,000 depositors for the Tesla Model S, its maker is making and delivering electric luxury sedans as fast as it can. Among other benefits, that... read more March 24, 2013 by  29


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

Tesla CEO Musk: We'll Build 80 Model S Electric Cars This Week

The 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sport sedan is now in a race with time. The first production Model S was delivered in June, and Tesla has cautiously been ramping up... read more September 17, 2012 by  26


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Line at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant

After Record Sales, Chevy Volt Production To Resume A Week Early

Buoyed by record monthly sales of its Chevy Volt hybrid electric plug-in car in March, General Motors will resume production of the Volt at the Detroit Hamtramck plant one... read more April 4, 2012 by  13


 
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80 Million Vehicles Built Globally Last Year--A New Record

Well, the numbers are in. Despite the lingering effects of economic recession, the world's auto industry built more vehicles in 2011 than ever in history: 80 million, in... read more March 29, 2012 by  10


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Line at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant

Chevy Volt Production To Halt For 5 Weeks Due To Oversupply

Late Friday afternoon, Chevrolet announced it would idle production of its Volt range-extended electric car for five weeks, from March 19 to April 23. The story was first... read more March 5, 2012 by  36


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Fisker Promises 15,000 Karmas for 2012, Changes Story On Production Delays

Fisker Automotive, maker of the plug-in Karma sports sedan, hasn’t had an easy time of late, thanks to the Karma’s rather low EPA fuel economy rating and... read more November 16, 2011 by  7


 
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