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Quanta QHP770 hybrid Chevrolet Corvette, SEMA 2013

Quanta Reveals 770-Horsepower Corvette Z06 High-Performance Hybrid

Automakers have recently discovered a very good way of helping gearheads over their natural mistrust of hybrid vehicles: Making them incredibly powerful. Next year will see the debuts of McLaren's P1, Ferrari's LaFerrari and Porsche's 918 Spyder--hybrids one and all. While not an official factory... read more

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Third Tesla Model S catches fire after hitting road debris. Photo via Twitter user @NASHVILLAIN_

Third Tesla Model S Fire: Still Not A Big Deal

A third Tesla Model S has caught fire, and while many pundits speculate as to the impact the news will have on Tesla Motors' [NSDQ:TSLA] stock, the future of electric cars... read more November 7, 2013 by 


 
Drayson Racing  B12 69/EV electric Le Mans prototype

Chris Harris Drives The Drayson Racing Electric Le Mans Prototype: Video

From the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta to the Porsche 911 GT3, Chris Harris has driven some very impressive cars. Yet he didn't seem prepared for the Drayson Racing B12 69/EV. The... read more November 7, 2013 by 


 
2013 Nissan GT-R (Japanese spec)

Nissan Confirms Hybrid Powertrain For R36 GT-R

A senior Nissan executive has finally confirmed what we’ve already known for some time; that the next-generation GT-R, an R36 to all the fans, will feature a hybrid... read more November 7, 2013 by 


 
Simulation of Tesla Model S as a police cruiser

Is The Tesla Model S Electric Car The Perfect Police Cruiser?

The city manager of tony Atherton, California, thinks he'd like some new police cruisers. In fact, George Rodericks suggested to the San Jose Mercury News, "I'd love to see... read more November 6, 2013 by 


 
Toyota FCV concept, Tokyo Motor Show 2013

Toyota Previews FCV And FV2 Tokyo Motor Show Concepts

At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show on November 20, Toyota will unveil two concepts that look into the future of the automobile. The first is the FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) concept... read more November 5, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Model S taken to top speed on a German Autobahn

Tesla Model S Tops 130 MPH On The Autobahn: Video

There are very few places you can safely test the top speed of modern vehicles, and even fewer where it's legal to do so--but some sections of Germany's autobahn network tick... read more November 5, 2013 by 


 
Lexus LF-LC Blue Concept

BMW And Toyota Alliance To Spawn High-End Coupe, Most Likely Production LF-LC

In late 2011, BMW and Toyota signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration on a number of projects ranging from the development of a new sports car platform to... read more November 4, 2013 by 


 
Via Motors' X-Truck

Bob Lutz-Backed Via Motors Starts Electric Pickup Production

Electricity may not be the fuel of choice for the average pickup buyer, but that isn't putting VIA Motors off. The Bob Lutz-backed company has just started production at its... read more November 4, 2013 by 


 
Mitsubishi XR-PHEV, GC-PHEV and AR concepts, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi Previews New Design Language And Tech With Three Tokyo Concepts

Mitsubishi at long last looks to be emerging from an era of acceptable yet somewhat dull product design with an exciting trio of concept cars that hint at the... read more November 1, 2013 by 


 
Drayson Racing  B12 69/EV electric Le Mans prototype

Drayson Racing Sets Three Records With Electric Le Mans Prototype

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 November 1, 2013 by 


 
Alain Prost (second from the left) and the Spark-Renault SRT_01E

F1 Legend Alain Prost Backs Formula E Team

Four-time Formula One world champion Alain Prost has joined forces with Jean-Paul Driot, founder of leading GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5 team Dams (Driot Associés Motor... read more October 25, 2013 by 


 
2014 Nissan ZEOD RC Le Mans prototype makes track debut at Fuji Speedway

Watch Nissan’s ZEOD RC Le Mans Car At Its Track Debut: Video

Late last week, Nissan took the covers off its ZEOD RC electric Le Mans prototype, which it plans to field as a ‘Garage 56’ experimental entry in next... read more October 22, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Elon Musk Promises Autobahn-Tuned Model S: Video

Here in the U.S., Tesla Model S owners are likely to rarely reach the car’s 130 mph top speed, but in Germany, where the electric sedan has just been launched, this... read more October 22, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3: First Drive

BMW enthusiasts have had several years to get used to the tradition-breaking SUVs and crossovers which infiltrated the once sedan-only range, but electric cars are a... read more October 21, 2013 by 


 
Submersible Lotus Esprit from James Bond flick ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’

Elon Musk Is Buyer Of James Bond Lotus Submarine, Plans To Make It Electric

Not long ago, it was revealed that the Lotus Esprit submarine from the 1977 James Bond flick The Spy Who Loved Me was sold at auction for close to a million dollars. In case... read more October 18, 2013 by 


 
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