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 |  Apr 29 2014, 8:54 AM

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Things are heating up in the premium-EV segment. The folks at Mercedes-Benz are poised to introduce their new B-Class Electric Drive. Pricing for this small people-hauler was just announced.

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 |  Apr 25 2014, 8:02 AM

Tesla Model S Reliability

Tesla’s Model S sedan scored an unprecedented “99 out of 100″ from Consumer Reports last year, but the glowing endorsement from this influential publication could turn out to be short lived. Sources indicate the reliability of this car may have taken a slide.

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 |  Mar 11 2014, 9:30 AM

2016 Kia Soul EV

Heads up EV fans, Kia is on track to launch its first global battery-powered vehicle in 2016.

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 |  Feb 25 2014, 3:32 PM

Electric Vehicle Chevy Volt

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed an advanced simulation that projects future emissions in the United States and the results of this study are surprising.

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 |  Jan 23 2014, 12:41 PM

FIA Formula E RacecarFormula E is the FIA’s electric racing series and the global organization just announced that its new headquarters will be located at Donington Park Racing Circuit in the United Kingdom.

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 |  Jan 20 2014, 12:45 PM

Nissan Leaf Sales Reach 100,000 Mark

Nissan announced today that it has sold its 100,000th Leaf electric vehicle.

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 |  Jan 15 2014, 12:02 PM

2013-Tesla-Model-S1

California-based electric car maker Tesla says it delivered about 22,300 Model S electric luxury sedans in 2013.

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 |  Dec 31 2013, 10:02 AM

Face to Face


Ford-Fusion-Aston-Martin-Main-ArtIntroduced in 2013, the redesigned Ford Fusion has wowed customers and industry pundits alike with its sexy styling. The Camry, Accord and Malibu aren’t even in the same league as this supermodel sedan.

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 |  Nov 29 2013, 8:09 AM

2014-BMW-i3

Widespread implementation of electric cars might be closer than you think according to BMW product development boss Herbert Diess.

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 1:15 PM

Nissan-Blade-Glider-Concept-Main-ArtThe Tokyo Motor Show is host to more than its share of unusual concept vehicles and one of the most intriguing has got to be Nissan BladeGlider.

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 10:31 AM

Toyota-Prius-Fuel-Cell-Possible

Toyota is committed to bringing its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to the U.S. market by 2015 and when it does there’s a chance that car will be a member of the Prius family.

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 |  Nov 21 2013, 1:32 AM

2015-Honda-Vezel-Main-Art3Honda took the covers off a new production utility vehicle in the Eastern Capital and it’s called the Vezel. It’s a product that promises to blend a variety of vehicular attributes into one right-sized package.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 2:08 AM

Toyota-FCV-Concept-Main-Art2After more than a century the internal-combustion engine still reigns supreme as the world’s go-to powerplant for vehicular propulsion. Of course electrics have started to chip away at that dominance but they really haven’t had all that much success. When it comes to alternative technologies will fuel cells fare any better? Well, maybe if Toyota starts pushing them.

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 |  Nov 12 2013, 12:02 PM

Not to be Taken Auris-lly


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In North America Toyota is known for a couple signature vehicles. Over the decades they’ve sold legions of Camrys and more Prius hybrids than you might expect. Beyond these core products the company also offers a host of other models, from the full-size Tundra pickup truck to the FJ Cruiser sport utility.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 4:33 PM

Tesla-Fire-Main-ArtBust out the marshmallows and weenies, it’s reported that another Tesla Model S has caught on fire. This is the third one to go up in flames recently.

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 |  Nov 05 2013, 11:00 AM

tesla-model-x-01-mainTesla CEO Elon Musk let slip a few more details about the automaker’s upcoming electric SUV, the Model X.

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 |  Oct 28 2013, 1:42 PM

Tesla Model S Fire Mexico

Another Tesla Model S has caught fire following a crash, bringing up another round of questions regarding the safety of electric cars. Continue Reading…

 |  Oct 22 2013, 4:45 PM

Tesla-Model-S-Main-ArtThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the Tesla Model S after one of the luxury electric cars caught on fire and was destroyed.

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 |  Oct 22 2013, 12:31 PM

Driving the Future from the Past… Today!


Main-ArtThe Toyota Prius is one of the most contentious vehicles available today. On the one hand it rankles automotive enthusiasts like few other cars. They decry its bland styling and lifeless driving experience.

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 |  Sep 11 2013, 9:35 AM

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The folks at Daimler’s smart division revealed a new concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Supposedly their forjoy design study is a forerunner to a next-generation car.

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 |  Sep 06 2013, 9:07 AM

Leaf-Nissan-Main-Art

August new-vehicle sales in the U.S. were up an impressive 17 percent compared to the same month last year, with almost every automaker posting solid gains. But perhaps a bigger surprise has to do with how well plug-in and electric vehicles performed on the market.

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 |  Sep 04 2013, 3:58 PM

Range-Rover-Evoque-e-Main-Art

Hybrid technology isn’t just a Japanese specialty anymore, everyone is jumping on the electric bandwagon from the Detroit three to German automakers. Even the British are investing in cutting-edge batteries and motors.

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 |  Aug 29 2013, 10:02 AM

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When it comes to hybrids, Toyota is the undisputed king. The Japanese automaker’s ultra-efficient Prius is practically the gold standard when it comes to economical motoring, but just because they’ve been successful over the past 15 years doesn’t mean they’re slowing down.

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 |  Aug 22 2013, 4:02 PM

nissan-leaf

By most standards, the Nissan Leaf is a slow seller. Then again, most standards don’t apply to electric cars.

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