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Mercedes-Benz Touts Its Hybrid History From Way Back In 1906

Mercedes-Benz Touts Its Hybrid History From Way Back In 1906

Have you noticed how many automakers seem to have a hybrid or electric vehicle somewhere in their history files? If one were being cynical, you might think the long-forgotten knowledge has been retrieved to prove the manufacturer has always been progressive and innovative. Mercedes-Benz is the... read more

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1947 Nissan Tama EV (Image: Nissan)

Nissan Leaf's Great-Grandfather: The Tama EV

You might think high gasoline prices are a problem now, but at least it's relatively easy to get hold of. The same couldn't be said in Japan after the end of World War II... read more April 2, 2013 by  4


 
Woods Interurban electric and gasoline vintage car

Electric Or Gasoline? Vintage Woods Automobile Could Do Either, If Required

The turn of last century must have been a fascinating period to live in. Within the last quarter century or so, the car itself had been invented by Karl Benz. Virtually every... read more January 30, 2013 by  3


 
1974 Enfield 8000 Electric Car

Funky Friday: Flux Capacitor Charges Up Historic Electric Drag Racing

Every Friday, those of us who work at GreenCarReports like to kick back a little with a story that, if you’ll forgive us, is more about indulging our fun side than it... read more June 29, 2012 by  3


 
1918 Millburn Electric: Ebay

Vintage Electric Cars Benefit From New Electric Car Sales Too

If you’re in the market for an electric car, the chances are you’ve resigned yourself to the fact that you’re going to need to spend upwards of $30,000 in... read more May 25, 2012 by 


 
1974 Enfield 8000 Electric Car

Vintage Electric Car Gets New Life: As Street-Legal Tesla-Beater

Forty years ago, in the midst of fuel crisis after fuel crisis, automakers large and small around the world came up with concept and limited-run electric cars that would, it... read more May 15, 2012 by  1


 
'39 Pontiac Electric Car Conversion (© Roanoke College)

Converting A Car To Electric? How About A ’39 Pontiac Silver Streak?

For as long as electric cars have existed, enterprising individuals around the U.S. have sought to convert gasoline cars to electric power. Over the years, we’ve seen... read more May 4, 2012 by  4


 
1919 Rauch & Lang electric car. Image: Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars

eBay Watch: 1919 Rauch & Lang Vintage Electric Car

It may not be the first electric car ever built, but the original 1919 Rauch & Lang electric car currently for sale on eBay is truly an object of beauty. With elegant... read more November 9, 2011 by  1


 
Renee Zellweger's 1988 Honda CRX [via eBay Motors]

Five Classic Cars With Modern-Day Gas Mileage

Ask most people to name a classic or vintage car, and they’ll probably give you a list of V8 powered muscle cars not known for their high gas mileage. But the quest for... read more September 22, 2011 by  7


 
1899 Columbia Electric Laundaulet

1899 Vintage Electric Car Sells For Record-Breaking $550,000 In Auction

If you had over half-a-million dollars to spend on an electric car, which car -- or cars -- would you buy? For $550,000 -- that’s about the same price as the... read more August 24, 2011 by  6


 
Swedish Customized Toyota Prius

Five Things You Shouldn't Do To A Toyota Prius...Ever

The venerable Toyota Prius has been around for over a decade now, first as an awkward but fuel-efficient sedan, then a geeky hatchback and soon a platform in its own right... read more August 12, 2011 by  6


 
1938 S100 Replica Electric Car

Are Quirky eBay Conversions Really Worth Buying?

If the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, 2011 Nissan Leaf, 2011 Coda Sedan or 2011 Tesla Roadster are a little too modern for your tastes, an eBay auction ending this weekend could offer... read more November 10, 2010 by  3


 
1912 Edison Electric Car. Image: Sunday Express

Thomas Edison's 1912 Electric Car Gets A Chance To Shine

American-born Thomas Edison might be best known for coming up with one of history's most significant inventions, the lightbulb, but the inventor had other bright ideas too... read more September 27, 2010 by  7


 
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