BMW i8 Spyder Concept Revealed in Video

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Over the weekend BMW unveiled their i8 Spyder Concept. Today we have an additional video, showing the drop-top concept in action.  For those not in the know, the i8 is BMW’s most advanced car yet. It features a 170-hp electric motor which powers the front wheels. Powering the rear wheels is a 1.5 liter, three… Continue Reading...

Rinspeed Dock+Go is a Backpack on Wheels for Electric Cars: Geneva Motor Show Preview

Rinspeed Dock+Go is a Backpack on Wheels for Electric Cars: Geneva Motor Show Preview
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Making its way to the upcoming 2012 Geneva Motor Show will be Rinspeed’s Dock + Go creation, an innovative yet strange concept that will leave some scratching their heads. The Swiss-based tuner is marketing the Dock + Go as a backpack on wheels but is also a detachable range-extender for electric cars. The product essentially… Continue Reading...

2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class and B-Class E-Cell Plus Concept: Frankfurt Auto Show 2011

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2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class and B-Class E-Cell Plus Concept: Frankfurt Auto Show 2011
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Mercedes-Benz unveiled its second-generation B-Class at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show along with a concept for an E-Cell version of the front-wheel drive compact sport tourer. The new B-Class is almost two inches shorter than the previous version yet has more leg room thanks to a lowered floor. The seats are also more upright but… Continue Reading...

Chevy Volt Owners Clock 2 Million Miles, Two-Thirds on Electric Power

Chevy Volt Owners Clock 2 Million Miles, Two-Thirds on Electric Power
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There have been hybrids on our streets for some time, and even a few fully electric vehicles. However, the Chevrolet Volt is the first mass produced plug in hybrid to be offered to the general public. It can either drive up to 40-miles on just electric power on a full-charge, or when this power source… Continue Reading...

Fisker Beings Hiring At Delaware Plant

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Fisker Beings Hiring At Delaware Plant
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Fisker Automotive is looking to hire 120 workers at its newly refurbished Delaware plant as the company gears up for its second electric vehicle,  a sedan code-named Project Nina. Although the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid has still not gone on sale, Fisker is looking to hire assembly line workers as well as engineering staff and electro-mechanical… Continue Reading...

BMW May Use A Range Extender For Electric Vehicles

BMW May Use A Range Extender For Electric Vehicles
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Has BMW, the maker of the ultimate (electric) driving machines decided to follow Chevrolet’s example? Word from Munich today is that BMW’s head of electrical components, Dr. Christian Schmidt, said it is weighing the possibility of a range-extended engine to pair to electric vehicles. For some time now BMW has said it would consider an… Continue Reading...

Report: Honda Planning Larger, More Powerful Hybrid Coupe

Report: Honda Planning Larger, More Powerful Hybrid Coupe
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With sales of the Honda CR-Z starting soon in North America, the new hybrid is already far exceeding its sales targets in Japan, which has Honda looking to repeat its success with another model. According to a report by Motor Trend, Honda is working on a larger hybrid coupe that would use a version of… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Jaguar Unveils Hybrid XJ, the Limo-Green Concept

Frankfurt Preview: Jaguar Unveils Hybrid XJ, the Limo-Green Concept
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In front of a select audience, Jaguar took the wraps off its Limo-Green Concept, a hybrid version of the company’s newly-released 2010 XJ flagship. The car will appear at the Frankfurt Auto Show starting tomorrow (September 15th). Powered by a 145kw (195hp) and 295 ft-lb electric motor and a 1.2-liter gasoline engine (developed by Lotus),… Continue Reading...
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