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1979 GE-Chrysler Electric Test Vehicle-1 Up For Sale On eBay

1979 GE-Chrysler Electric Test Vehicle-1 Up For Sale On eBay

If you're creating a mass-market electric car, it makes a degree of sense to use a mass-market platform. That's why you'll find some Versa sitting under the Leaf and rather a lot of Focus in Ford's Focus Electric. Dig hard enough, and even the Chevy Volt has similarities with other GM... read more

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Classic BMW 3.0 CS

Classic BMW Coupe Becomes 800-Horsepower Electric Car

BMW's ActiveE coupe is a great little electric car. Even more so when it's working. It looks pretty good, there's decent performance on offer, and drivers enjoy BMW handling... read more February 6, 2013 by  7


 
Honda Gear Concept Study Model

Honda Gear Concept: The Original Civic, Reincarnated?

With the North American International Auto Show diverting much of the motoring press to Detroit, Honda has surprised us all by launching a new concept car at the Montreal... read more January 18, 2013 by  5


 
DeLorean DMC-12

Electric DeLorean DMC-12: Better Than The Original? (Video)

There's a line of thinking that recommends that you never meet your heroes, as they'll only disappoint you. GET YOUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER. SIGN UP! You could argue that the... read more August 14, 2012 by  13


 
1997 Solectria Force electric car for sale on eBay

eBay Watch: 1997 Solectria Force, Geo-Based Electric Car

Electric car conversions aren't for everyone, but for electric car fans who can't stretch to one of the latest models, they're a much cheaper option to get behind the wheel... read more August 6, 2012 by  6


 
Experimental Lucas hybrid-electric car, developed in the 1980s

Urgent: Save This Old, Ground-Breaking Hybrid Car!

It's another Monday morning, and there's nothing like a positive start to the week. Unfortunately, this is nothing like a positive start to the week. In fact, when we started... read more July 16, 2012 by  3


 
CleanAir LA301 range-extended electric car, October 91 issue of CAR magazine

Chevy Volt? Old News! CleanAir Electric Car Did It 20 Years Ago

What car can be charged up via a plug, then offers an all-electric range of around 40 miles, before a range-extending generator kicks in to supply power and top up the... read more July 13, 2012 by  13


 
2012 Fiat 500

2012 Retro Rides: Fiat 500 Beats Beetle, Mini On Gas Mileage

There was a time when small European cars like the original Fiat 500, Volkswagen Beetle and Mini represented the very epitome of cheap, stylish, practical motoring. So much... read more July 12, 2012 by  4


 
Corbin Sparrows

Five Forgotten Electric Cars: Do YOU Remember Them?

Amidst a throng of new launches over the past few years and a host of new models to come, some electric cars from days gone by have disappeared into obscurity. Some are... read more June 28, 2012 by  8


 
2012 Volkswagen Beetle, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2012

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Quick Drive

It's not all that fuel efficient, but it's more fun to drive than we expected. That's our reaction to a quick drive last month in a blue 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. It's the... read more June 21, 2012 by  3


 
Electrica 007 in junkyard, by Mike Bumbeck, Clunkbucket

1981 Jet 007: Retro Chrysler-Based Electric Car On eBay

A common misconception about electric cars is that they're a fairly recent phenomenon. Anyone who ever lusted over GM's EV1 will tell you that isn't the case, and Jay Leno... read more June 20, 2012 by  5


 
1980 Comuta-Car for sale on eBay

Electric Cars Are Not Coming; They're Here (In 1974...)

We've all heard the stories about how electric cars were set to take over at the turn of the last century (before ironically being killed by the electric starter motor), and... read more June 1, 2012 by  14


 
The Magnolia Special. Image: Amy Jett for Bienville Studios

Jay Leno Shows Stunning Hand-Built Natural-Gas Retro Racer

We may be having a natural-gas moment. Next week, we'll test-drive a 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas, the only factory-built passenger car sold to retail buyers that runs on... read more November 11, 2011 by  3


 
1980 Dodge Electrica

Retro Electric Car Cool On eBay: 1980 Dodge Electrica

Haven't you heard? Retro is in fashion right now, so if you have a few thousand burning a hole in your pocket, there's just the vehicle waiting for you on eBay right now... read more November 1, 2011 by  2


 
Takayanagi Miluria retro EV

2011 Nissan Leaf? Far Too Boring In Japan...

If it ever really needed to be said, Japanese car tastes can be... "alternative", to put it in polite terms. As well as their Kei-Jidosha class of city cars that are... read more December 9, 2010 by  0


 
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