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

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 popularity. No, it's not the DeLorean DMC-12. It's the Urba Centurion, a diesel-powered kit car that it's still possible for you to... read more

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1977 Volkswagen Microbus

VW Bus Hybrid That Never Was: The Microbus Prototype Of 1977

There truly is nothing new under the sun, as the saying goes. Now, a Volkswagen bus from almost 40 years ago has surfaced to prove the point. While hybrid cars have only... read more March 27, 2015 by 

1972 BMW 1602e

BMW Releases New Video On First Electric Car: 1972 BMW 1602e

Today's BMW i3 may be the first electric car available to the public in large quantities from the Bavarian brand, but it's certainly not BMW's first-ever electric vehicle... read more March 20, 2015 by 

1906 Mercedes Mixte hybrid vehicle

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... read more May 12, 2014 by 

1898 'P1' electric car designed by Ferdinand Porsche

First-Ever Porsche Turns Out To Be An Electric Car

Here's a great piece of bar trivia: The first-ever Porsche was ... an electric car. While any ardent Porschephile knows that the first Porsche-branded vehicle was the 356... read more January 30, 2014 by 

1959 Opel P1 experimental prototype gas-mileage record-holder

Opel P1 376-MPG Record-Holder Still For Sale, At $425,000

Do you rarely hear the words "green car" and "collectible" used in the same sentence? The owner of the one-and-only 1959 Opel P1 experimental prototype--which set a Guinness... read more December 15, 2013 by 

1900 New England Electric vintage car

Electric Cars Are Fast: First-Ever U.S. Speeding Ticket

Speeding is big business. There's no money to be made from it as an individual of course, unless you subscribe to the theory "time is money". But the U.S. Census Bureau... read more April 20, 2013 by  4

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  0

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


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