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

NHTSA Opens Probe Into Tesla Model S Fires

After three recorded Model S electric car fires, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening an investigation. Last month, the NHTSA said it would not investigate the fires, so what's changed? This time, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] asked the agency to look into the matter... read more

November 19, 2013 by 
 
Honda FCEV Concept teaser sketch, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

Honda FCEV Fuel Cell Concept Previews FCX Clarity Successor

Honda will present a new concept car at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show that will be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Called the FCEV, the new concept is said to preview the... read more November 11, 2013 by 


 
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... read more November 11, 2013 by 


 
2014 Saks Fifth Avenue Special Edition Cadillac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR Gets Saks Fifth Avenue Special Edition

While some are wondering what, exactly, the Cadillac ELR's competitive set might be, others are just wondering what colors they can get. For those wishing there were a "white... read more November 8, 2013 by 


 
Nissan BladeGlider Electric Sports Car Concept  -  2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan Reveals Electric Sports Car Concept, Plans To Build It: Video

Nissan has given an early overview of its exhibits at the Tokyo Motor Show, to be held later this month, and aside from a new GT-R NISMO performance flagship, the standout... read more November 7, 2013 by 


 
2014 Super Aguri Formula E electric race car

Super Aguri Returns As Formula E Team

Yet another former Formula One name has been linked with the Formula E Championship, the world’s first sanctioned motorsport event for electric cars. That name is Super... read more November 7, 2013 by 


 
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 


 
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 


 
 

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