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2016 Mazda Miata: At 30 MPG Combined, Gas Mileage 25 Percent Higher

2016 Mazda Miata: At 30 MPG Combined, Gas Mileage 25 Percent Higher

Nearly eight months after the car was first unveiled, we now have fuel-economy figures for the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata sports car. The Miata will achieve 30 mpg combined (27 mpg city, 34 mpg highway) when equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, and gets an extra 2 mpg highway with the... read more

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2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Roadster 3.0 Update: San Jose To LA Without Recharging

Back in December, we first received confirmation of the "3.0" update for the Tesla Roadster, the electric-car maker's very first product, sold in the U.S. from 2008 through... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
2015 Detroit Electric SP:01

Detroit Electric SP:01 Sports Car: Final Design Announced

Starting a new company is always somewhat difficult, but that’s particularly true in the car business. Even when the new company shares its name with one of the... read more January 8, 2015 by 


 
1961 Jaguar E-Type

Is Jaguar Perhaps Planning An Electric Sports Car? 'EV-Type' Trademark Teases Us With Possibilities

Carmakers do their best to keep future-model plans a secret, but the sprawling bureaucracy of today's corporate operations can sometimes make that difficult. A part of that... read more November 19, 2014 by 


 
Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

Audi Plug-In Hybrid Range To Include R8 Supercar Too

There's a new wrinkle in the seemingly never-ending saga of the electrified Audi R8 sports car. While the battery-electric Audi R8 e-tron has been cancelled and revived... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
MINI Superleggera Vision concept

Electric Mini Superleggera Decision Delayed For Months

Unveiled earlier this year, the MINI Superleggera Vision concept was a refreshing counterpoint to current MINI production models, which seem to grow larger and uglier by the... read more September 12, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FT-1

Joint Toyota-BMW Hybrid Sports Car To Use Supercapacitors From Le Mans Program

BMW has announced more details of the hybrid sports car project it's developing in conjunction with Toyota, confirmed last year. While the two vehicles will be very different... read more March 25, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2015 BMW i8 Production Starts, Final Specs Released For Plug-In Hybrid Supercar

The 2015 BMW i8 is one of this year's most eagerly-anticipated cars, but there's not long to wait now as the first examples begin to roll from the production line. The German... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
Mahindra Reva Halo, 2014 Delhi Auto Expo - Image via MotorBeam

Mahindra Reva Halo: Indian Electric Sports Car Debuts In Delhi

Perhaps understandably, most automakers producing electric vehicles have concentrated on fairly humble, practical vehicles--compact hatchbacks, sedans, city cars. Those... read more February 7, 2014 by 


 
Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

Audi R8 e-Tron Electric Supercar Back From The Dead, With Greater Range?

The on-again--then off-again, then on-again, then off-again, then on-again--Audi R8 e-tron all-electric sports car may in fact hit showrooms next year after all. And it's all... read more December 17, 2013 by 


 
Toyota Aqua Air concept, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota Prius C Hybrid To Get Convertible Model In Japan?

From the current Toyota lineup, the Prius C compact hybrid probably wouldn't be your first choice for turning into a sports car. Toyota itself might disagree though, and will... read more November 18, 2013 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Hybrid Corvette Is Now Real, With 773 Horsepower

Yes Virginia, there really is a hybrid Corvette. But it wasn't built by Chevrolet. The Quanta Corvette QHP770 features an aftermarket hybrid powertrain that's good for 773... read more November 11, 2013 by 


 
2014 Honda CR-Z HPD Supercharged

2014 Honda CR-Z HPD: Performance Up, Economy Down For Hybrid Hatch?

Poor Honda. It launches the CR-Z, perhaps hoping to rekindle the spirit of the much-beloved 1980s CR-X lines, but when the car is released it doesn't really please anyone. As... read more November 8, 2013 by 


 
2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Detroit Electric To Build Electric Sports Cars In...Holland ?!?!?

Detroit Electric's first sports car will be a little less Detroit than first intended, it seems. The company has announced that the first of its SP:01 electric sports cars... read more September 7, 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 


 
2008 Mitsubishi Concept-RA

Mitsubishi Lines Up Plug-In Hybrid, 500 HP Evolution Model

Electrically-powered vehicles that match regular combustion cars for performance are no longer a surprise, many of those barriers eroded thanks to companies like Tesla... read more July 22, 2013 by  1


 

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