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Audi R8 e-tron at Le Mans

Audi R8 e-tron Wins Silvretta EV Rally

Audi's motorsports heritage is unquestionable--from rally to road racing, the four-ringed brand has proved its ability time and again. This time, Audi gets to add a new kind of notch to its belt: a win at the Silvretta EV time-distance rally with the R8 e-tron prototype. The R8 e-tron took the win... read more

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell electric vehicle (image via Auto Bild)

Video: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell Electric Prototype Previewed

Plans for the electric version of the SLS AMG have been official since the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show, but now it looks like Mercedes-Benz has built a prototype. Painted in... read more June 22, 2010 by 

2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Sang Bleu

Report: 800-HP Electric Bugatti Supercar Built, But May Never See Daylight

Sneaking an 800-horsepower electric supercar onto the scene is a bit like sneaking an 800-pound gorilla into a dinner party. But that looks to be just what Bugatti has done... read more May 27, 2010 by 

Automotive X PRIZE Aptera 2e

Video: Track Testing Reveals Weaknesses In Automotive X PRIZE Cars

Super-streamlined, often three-wheeled and impeccably green, the cars battling it out at Michigan International Speedway for the Automotive X PRIZE win are chock full of... read more May 4, 2010 by 

Aptera 2e

Automotive X PRIZE Track Testing Begins This Week

We've been following the Automotive X PRIZE for over a year now, and it's finally getting to the cars-on-course phase, pitting 28 teams against each other on the track to... read more April 26, 2010 by 

Fisker Karma at Laguna Seca

Fisker Secures $529 Million Loan From DOE For Karma Production

Fisker's sleek and sporty Karma plug-in hybrid and its upcoming Project NINA got a shot in the arm late last week when the U.S. Department of Energy confirmed a $528.7... read more April 26, 2010 by 

Aptera 2e

Aptera Unveils 200-MPG Pre-Production 2e

Getting a new vehicle startup off the ground is tough, and even tougher when you're trying to build all-electric, three-wheeled, futuristic bubble cars. Aptera knows this... read more April 14, 2010 by 

BMW 1-Series MINI hydrogen Hybrid Prototype

Spy Shots: BMW Hydrogen Hybrid MINI Prototype

Our spy photographers have captured these images of what appears to be a 1-Series hybrid that runs on hydrogen instead of gasoline, and possibly stores its electricity in the... read more April 12, 2010 by 


Video: On Top Of (And Around) The World With Leonardo DiCaprio, Tesla And TAG Heuer

It would be really easy to make fun of Leonardo DiCaprio. Heck, if nothing else, the guy was in Titanic, which, according to our extensive research, is the sole reason for... read more March 19, 2010 by 

Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL

Report: Mercedes Planning B-Class, Small SUV For U.S.

Fans of Mercedes-Benz know that while the U.S. sees only midsize-and-up vehicles from the brand, it sells a full range of cars, including compacts, in Europe. But that may be... read more March 8, 2010 by 

Audi A1 e-tron Concept

2010 Geneva Motor Show: Audi A1 e-tron Concept

We've seen the Audi e-tron concept in its various guises over the past few auto shows, but this week’s 2010 Geneva Motor Show is hosting a design study for Audi's first... read more March 1, 2010 by 

NLV Quant teaser image

2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: NLV Quant Electric Supercar

Extreme is a word that's bandied about all too easily in the realm of high-end supercars, but in the case of Koenigsegg it's simply the most accurate way to say it: the... read more February 22, 2010 by 

2009 BMW Concept ActiveE

BMW Reveals Plans For All-Electric Megacity Vehicle

BMW's plans for the future have been dramatic and decidedly high-tech of late, including the U.S.-bound 1-Series ActiveE and the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept, itself... read more February 22, 2010 by 

2010 IED Turin EYE Concept

2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: EYE Concept By IED And Tesla

Envisioned as a 2 + 2 electric sports car suitable for daily use, the Istituto Europeo di Design of Turin's latest concept offers more than just a futuristic look at the... read more February 19, 2010 by 

2010 Opel Flextreme GT-E Concept

2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: Opel Flextreme GT-E Concept

The Voltec powertrain technology that underpins the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is well-known by now, as are plans to distribute the tech to other platforms. Aside from the... read more February 18, 2010 by 

Rinspeed UC? Concept

2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: Rinspeed UC? Concept

With Aston Martin city cars, Ferrari hybrids, Porsche hybrids and Audi diesels dancing through its halls, it's no wonder the 2010 Geneva Motor Show attracts its share of... read more February 14, 2010 by 


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