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Chris Porritt

Aston Martin Chief Engineer Chris Porritt Joins Tesla

While things may look quiet on the surface, there are major shuffles taking place within Aston Martin. Just days ago it was reported that the company’s CEO, Dr. Ulrich Bez, was about to resign to a more ambassadorial role. And this was followed by an official announcement that the sale of a... read more

May 3, 2013 by 
 
Volkswagen DSG dual-clutch transmission

10-Speed DSG Among Volkswagen’s Future Tech

Given the proliferation of announcements for eight-, nine- and even 10-speed automatic gearboxes of late, it would appear the world’s major automakers were giving up on... read more April 29, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Model S

Would You Track Your Tesla Model S If Laguna Seca Had A Supercharger?

For all the grief we've given Tesla Motors and Elon Musk (most of it well deserved), we still really enjoy driving the Model S sedan. Fast, quick, with abundant torque and... read more April 26, 2013 by 


 
Strategic Recovery Institute EV1

SRI EV1 First Electric Off-Road Race Car To Run Baja Peninsula: Video

Electric cars are many things: efficient, quiet, high-tech, expensive. With few exceptions, however, electric cars are not exciting. This is one of those exceptions. The... read more April 26, 2013 by 


 
Renault Twizy F1 concept

Meet Renault’s F1-Inspired Twizy

The Renault Twizy is an electric city car that retails for less than $10k and has a power output starting as low as 4 kilowatts (5 horsepower) and topping out at about 13... read more April 26, 2013 by 


 
2012 Emgrand EC7

Geely And America's Detroit Electric To Develop EVs Together

Detroit Electric, a startup based in downtown Detroit, Michigan, will be teaming up with Chinese automotive giant Geely to develop a new range of electric cars and related... read more April 26, 2013 by 


 
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... read more April 25, 2013 by 


 
Formula E Championship stops by Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Welcomes Formula E Championship: Video

Like it or not, electric motorsport is coming. In fact, there’s already an FIA-sanctioned event for electric cars, the Formula E Championship, whose inaugural season... read more April 24, 2013 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover with 'Falcon Doors' open

Will We Ever See The Tesla Model X?

Tesla Motors has reached beyond its initial startup status to penetrate the skepticism of much of the automotive media. We're not among that group, despite our love of their... read more April 17, 2013 by 


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Want A Tesla Model S? Recycle Your Roadster

The Tesla Model S, is, despite the company's somewhat questionable practices, a brilliant car. It also happens to be electric. It's also quite in demand. So what to do now... read more April 17, 2013 by 


 
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 


 
 

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