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Solarwatt Carport System

BMW To Offer Solar-Powered Charging Systems To EV Customers

Tesla pioneered the idea of harnessing solar power to create an incentive to lure potential customers to its cars. Late last year the Californian startup opened the first of a series of ‘fueling’ stations where owners of its Model S could drive in and charge their batteries to... read more

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Protean in-wheel electric motor

Protean In-Wheel Electric Motor To Enter Production In 2014

For years, in-wheel electric motors were touted as the next big thing in vehicle electrification. Ignoring the increase in unsprung weight, the advantages of in-wheel power... read more April 16, 2013 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR 'Regen on Demand' paddle shifters

Cadillac Demonstrates ELR’s Regen On Demand Paddle Shifters: Video

While on most cars, paddle shifters located behind the steering wheel usually enable a driver to change a car’s gears, but as we’ve seen on some electrified... read more April 15, 2013 by 


 
BMW and Brilliance 5-Series plug-in hybrid concept

BMW's New Chinese Brand To Be Called Zinoro

BMW and Chinese partner Brilliance is on the verge of announcing a new brand for the Chinese market called Zinoro. It will be owned by an existing joint venture between the... read more April 15, 2013 by 


 
Iron Man Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in the Audi R8 e-tron

Iron Man Tony Stark Drives Audi R8 e-tron In New Ad: Video

Audi’s R8 e-tron electric supercar may not be dead after all. Earlier this week prototypes of the car were spotted testing in Europe and now an example has even... read more April 11, 2013 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive

Chris Harris Drives The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive: Video

Since its debut in Paris last year, there’s been little seen or heard of Mercedes-Benz’s new SLS AMG Electric Drive, which is probably due to the car not yet... read more April 11, 2013 by 


 
Fernando Alonso tests Ferrari's LaFerrari supercar at Fiorano

Fernando Alonso Continues To Fine-Tune The LaFerrari: Video

Although Ferrari’s new flagship, the LaFerrari, has already made its world debut, the new supercar is still running the grueling test gauntlet ahead of the start of... read more April 9, 2013 by 


 
2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Detroit Electric Reveals Lotus-Based SP:01 Electric Roadster

If you’re longing for a Tesla Roadster but aren’t prepared to drop your hard-earned on a used example, another electric startup, whose name dates back more than a... read more April 4, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Motors still advertising $500/mo price despite revision of calculator settings

Tesla Model S For $500 Per Month? No. Just No.

Elon Musk is putting his money where his mouth is, but it's actually not much money at all, despite the big mouth. Announced today, a new financing plan makes it possible for... read more April 2, 2013 by 


 
Jamiroquai lead singer Jay Kay at Ferrari’s headquarters in Maranello, Italy

Is Jay Kay The First Confirmed Owner Of A LaFerrari?

It’s a well-known fact that Jamiroquai lead singer Jay Kay is an avid car nut. His cars have often featured in his music videos, including the famous clip for Cosmic... read more April 2, 2013 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B Class Electric Drive

2014 Mercedes-Benz B Class Electric Drive Debuts In New York

After literally years of speculation, Mercedes-Benz’s B Class hatchback has finally landed in the U.S., though there’s only one variant, and it’s electric... read more March 28, 2013 by 


 
Castriota-design Saab 9-3 rendering. Image via Saab World.

The Saab 9-3 That Never Was, But May One Day Be: New Photos

The car you see above is the Jason Castriota-penned Saab 9-3--or at least what it would have looked like, had it been built. This is the car that--ostensibly--would have... read more March 25, 2013 by 


 
Ferrari LaFerrari hits the track

Hear The LaFerrari’s Engine Bark In This Behind The Scenes Video

Here’s your first look at the LaFerrari supercar, the Prancing Horse’s new flagship supercar, out on the track, without all of the editing and studio-generated... read more March 22, 2013 by 


 
Detroit Electric's upcoming two-seat sports car - image: Detroit Electric

Detroit Electric To Debut All-Electric Sports Car In April

In the early years of the 20th century, electric cars were seen by many buyers as preferable to internal-combustion-engine automobiles. Electric cars were easier to start... read more March 19, 2013 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR revealed at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Cadillac ELR Could Downsize To Three-Cylinder Engine As Part Of Facelift: Report

The 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range electric luxury coupe is still nearly a year away from arrival in dealer showrooms, but that hasn’t halted speculation on what the... read more March 18, 2013 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma

China's Geely Out Of Final Bidding For Fisker: Report

After a string of disasters in 2012 left startup automaker Fisker on the ropes financially, last month it appeared that some good news was finally on the horizon for the... read more March 18, 2013 by 


 
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