Electric Cars

2014 MINI Cooper spy shots

New MINI May Spawn Up To 10 Variants, Including Plug-In Hybrid

A new MINI Cooper is just around the corner but it will be just the first in what may end up being 10 different variants, one of which is likely to be a plug-in hybrid. The current-generation MINI already has seven different variants but some new additions, such as a sedan, MPV and even a proper... read more

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2013 Tesla Model S P85 service loaner vehicle [photo: David Noland]

Owner Of Battery Fire Tesla Model S Says Car 'Performed Very Well,' Will Buy Again

The Tesla Model S fire that we asked everyone not to get all worked up about because it's just like any other car fire is still not a big deal (in fact, it may be less of a... read more October 4, 2013 by 

Delft University of Technology students and their DUT13 electric car

Dutch Students Smash The Electric Car 0-60 Record

Students from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have smashed the electric car world record for the 0-60 mph run using a car built themselves. Their time... read more October 1, 2013 by 

2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

New Nissan GT-R To Feature Williams Hybrid Tech: Report

Last month reports emerged claiming Nissan’s next GT-R, the R36, would be introduced as early as the 2016 model year and that it would likely come with some form of... read more September 30, 2013 by 

Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Science Turns Solar Cells Into So Much Krylon

Solar panels are popular for everything from heating water to charging electric cars like the Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S, but they can be expensive to manufacture and hard to... read more September 20, 2013 by 

McLaren P1

McLaren P1 Mega Gallery

McLaren’s new P1 supercar recently underwent final testing and the first cars have already run down the production line. McLaren will build just 375 examples, at a rate... read more September 20, 2013 by 

2012 Saab 9-3 Griffin range

Saab's Trollhättan Plant Built A 9-3 Today

No, Saab isn't risen from the dead--yet anyway. But the company that bought the automotive brand after its collapse, NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB), has... read more September 18, 2013 by 

2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW i3 Begins Production, Carbon Process Plays Key Role

Carbon fiber is nothing new to the upper end of the high-performance car world, whether from OEMs or from the aftermarket. It's old hat in racing. But in mass-market... read more September 18, 2013 by 

Tesla Model S on the dyno with Autocar

Tesla Model S Cranks Out 428 Horses At The Wheels: Video

The Tesla Model S is an undeniably quick car, especially considering its considerable weight. But just how much power does the world's only real electric car produce? A lot... read more September 17, 2013 by 

Porsche 918 Spyder online configurator

Build Your Dream Porsche 918 Spyder With Official Configurator

The dust hasn’t even settled on the floors of the Frankfurt Auto Show where the Porsche 918 Spyder just made its world debut, but already a configurator for the car has... read more September 16, 2013 by 

2014 Scion FR-S

Development Of Hybrid Scion FR-S Reaches ‘Advanced’ Stage: Report

About a year ago we first heard that Toyota was seriously considering installing some type of hybrid technology in its Scion FR-S, a GT 86 for those readers outside the U.S... read more September 16, 2013 by 

Lord Drayson and the B12 69/EV Le Mans prototype

Drayson Racing Aims To Beat Own Electric Car Record: Video

Back in June, Drayson Racing, led by former British science minister and avid racer Lord Paul Drayson, set a new record using an electric version of a race car originally... read more September 16, 2013 by 

2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid Live Photos And Video From Frankfurt

A full-sized luxury sedan capable of sub-6.0 second runs to 60 mph and fuel economy of 70 mpg or better may seem a little farfetched but it’s a promise Mercedes-Benz... read more September 13, 2013 by 

2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2014 BMW i3 Live Photos: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

The BMW i3 has made its official debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show and is due in showrooms early next year, priced from $42,275 including destination. As expected, it closely... read more September 13, 2013 by 

Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Yaris Hybrid-R Live Photos And Video From The 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

At the Frankfurt Auto Show this week, Toyota presented a new concept based on its Yaris hatchback that leverages the automaker’s hybrid technology developed for its... read more September 12, 2013 by 

2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

First Formal Offer For Fisker Submitted To DOE: Report

A few weeks ago it was revealed that an investor group in Germany was interested in acquiring Fisker for the lowly sum of $25 million, with the intention to start limited... read more September 12, 2013 by 


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