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Audi R8 e-tron track drive, Berlin Tempelhof Airport

Audi R8 e-tron: First Drive

Thanks to the combined efforts of companies like Tesla Motors, Mercedes-Benz and others, the concept of an electric supercar no longer seems as unlikely as it once did. Audi has now joined that list too, with its striking R8 e-tron electric supercar. The German automaker invited us to the mighty... read more

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2013 Audi A7

Audi Prepping Fuel Cell-Powered A7

Audi is already preparing a varied fuel product onslaught as it moves to bring more diesel vehicles to the States. Now, however, comes word that a third type of engine juice... read more June 4, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Motors Supercharger Network In 2015  -  released May 2013

Tesla Announces Rapid Expansion Of Supercharger Network: Video

Speaking during the recent All Things Digital conference, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that the number of his company’s fast-charging ‘Supercharger’... read more May 31, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Top Speed Run: Video

There are many things the Tesla Model S does: it looks good, it accelerates quickly, and it's even responsible for a surprising amount of carbon emissions. Saving the earth... read more May 31, 2013 by 


 
IndyCar driver Simona de Silvestro at the 2014 Cadillac ELR production line

IndyCar’s Simona de Silvestro Watches The 2014 Cadillac ELR Being Built

IndyCar's Simona de Silvestro, driver of the #78 KV Racing Technology Chevrolet, yesterday visited General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck plant to witness some of the first... read more May 30, 2013 by 


 
Sebastian Vettel driving the Renault Twizy F1 concept

Sebastian Vettel Gets His First Taste Of Electric Cars, Drives F1-Inspired Twizy: Video

Formula One triple world champion Sebastian Vettel got his first taste of electric cars, hopping behind the wheel of Renault’s ZOE electric hatch during a promotional... read more May 30, 2013 by 


 
2013 Audi R8 e-tron with 8:09.099 Nürburgring lap time

Audi Won't Sell R8 e-tron Electric Sports Car: Official

Audi has confirmed that its R8 e-tron electric sports car will not be sold to the public, ending speculation that the cars may be offered in a limited run. So far, ten... read more May 29, 2013 by 


 
Ray Lane takes delivery of the first Fisker Karma

Fisker Board Member And First Karma Owner Ray Lane Resigns

It has been confirmed that a board member and key investor of distressed electric car company Fisker Automotive has resigned. Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield... read more May 29, 2013 by 


 
Drayson Racing B12 69/EV electric Le Mans prototype

Drayson Racing Aims To Set New Record With Electric Le Mans Prototype

Green technology motorsport firm Drayson Racing, the brainchild of former British science minister Lord Paul Drayson, is out to break some records using an electric version... read more May 29, 2013 by 


 
Tesla presentation slide from June, 2012 outlining 'Gen 3' platform variants

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Reveals Targets For Affordable 'Gen 3' Models

Talk of an affordable electric car from Tesla dates back all the way to 2009, and we have no doubt the company’s CEO Elon Musk had envisaged launching such a model when... read more May 28, 2013 by 


 
Henrik Fisker

Henrik Fisker Joins Bidding War For Fisker Automotive: Report

Less than a week after it was revealed that a consortium that included auto industry veteran Bob Lutz was bidding for control of Fisker Automotive, new reports are out... read more May 27, 2013 by 


 
Zinoro crossover prototype based on the BMW X1

BMW X1-Based Crossover To Be First Model From China's Zinoro

About a month ago it was revealed that BMW and its Chinese partner Brilliance were on the verge of establishing a new brand for the Chinese market to be called Zinoro. At the... read more May 24, 2013 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S Signature

Tesla Pays Back Government Loan--Nine Years Early

Tesla has confirmed it has paid off the entire loan awarded to it by the Department of Energy back in 2010--a full nine years ahead of schedule. The Californian startup wired... read more May 23, 2013 by 


 
VL Automotive Destino with Bob Lutz at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Bob Lutz And China’s Wanxiang In Bid To Buy Fisker: Report

The auto industry can never seem to rid itself of Bob Lutz, but maybe that’s a good thing as where others see failure the inexorable exec sees opportunity. Having spent... read more May 22, 2013 by 


 
Leilani Münter and the Tesla Model S

NASCAR's Leilani Münter Gets Tesla Model S, Goes Activist

If you don't know who Leilani Münter is, you probably should. Apart from being a NASCAR ARCA-series racer, sister-in-law to the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, and very easy... read more May 21, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Tesla Motors To Issue More Shares, CEO Elon Musk To Buy Some

You may never have heard of a "short squeeze," but Tesla is benefiting greatly from it right now. The stock of the Silicon Valley startup electric-car maker has soared in... read more May 16, 2013 by 


 
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