Electric Cars

 
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 isn’t the case, thanks to the country’s unrestricted stretches of autobahn. The CEO of Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]... read more

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Nissan ZEOD RC electric race car

Nissan Reveals Completed ZEOD RC 2014 Le Mans Racer: Video

It’s hard to believe that it was only in February that Nissan confirmed its intention to field its own race car in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014... read more October 17, 2013 by 


 
Nano structured batteries and super capacitors integrated into carbon fiber panel

Volvo Shows Body Panels That Could Replace Batteries In Electric Cars

Volvo is working together with independent research groups to develop a means of energy storage for future electric cars that does away completely with traditional battery... read more October 17, 2013 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma

DOE Starts Taking Bids On Fisker Loan

The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday started an auction on its loan made out to struggling electric car startup Fisker Automotive back in 2010. The DOE is still owed $168... read more October 14, 2013 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR revealed at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

$75,995 Cadillac ELR Goes On Sale In January

The 2014 Cadillac ELR, the Wreath-and-Crest brand's first plug-in car, will go on sale in January. The ELR will start at $75,995, including destination. That's more than... read more October 11, 2013 by 


 
2014 MINI Cooper spy shots

New MINI May Spawn Up To 10 Variants, Including Plug-In Hybrid

A new MINI Cooper is just around the corner but it will be just the first in what may end up being 10 different variants, one of which is likely to be a plug-in hybrid. The... read more October 11, 2013 by 


 
2014 Scion FR-S

Scion FR-S-Based Sedan In The Works: Report

Toyota may soon launch an affordable rear-wheel-drive sedan based on the bones of its Scion FR-S sports car. That’s the claim of a new report coming out of Australia... read more October 11, 2013 by 


 
2013 Lexus CT 200h

Lexus To Launch Updated CT 200h Next Year, Eventually Offer More Variants: Report

Out of Lexus’ lineup, the CT 200h is the only model yet to receive the automaker’s spindle grille treatment, with the entry-level hatch still wearing the same... read more October 9, 2013 by 


 
2015 Cadillac Escalade

2015 Cadillac Escalade May Still Spawn EXT Pickup And Hybrid Variants: Report

General Motors is still open to launching EXT pickup and hybrid versions of its new 2015 Cadillac Escalade, according to one of the automaker's top engineers. Speaking with... read more October 9, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S P85 service loaner vehicle [photo: David Noland]

Owner Of Battery Fire Tesla Model S Says Car 'Performed Very Well,' Will Buy Again

The Tesla Model S fire that we asked everyone not to get all worked up about because it's just like any other car fire is still not a big deal (in fact, it may be less of a... read more October 4, 2013 by 


 
Delft University of Technology students and their DUT13 electric car

Dutch Students Smash The Electric Car 0-60 Record

Students from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have smashed the electric car world record for the 0-60 mph run using a car built themselves. Their time... read more October 1, 2013 by 


 
2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

New Nissan GT-R To Feature Williams Hybrid Tech: Report

Last month reports emerged claiming Nissan’s next GT-R, the R36, would be introduced as early as the 2016 model year and that it would likely come with some form of... read more September 30, 2013 by 


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Science Turns Solar Cells Into So Much Krylon

Solar panels are popular for everything from heating water to charging electric cars like the Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S, but they can be expensive to manufacture and hard to... read more September 20, 2013 by 


 
McLaren P1

McLaren P1 Mega Gallery

McLaren’s new P1 supercar recently underwent final testing and the first cars have already run down the production line. McLaren will build just 375 examples, at a rate... read more September 20, 2013 by 


 
2012 Saab 9-3 Griffin range

Saab's Trollhättan Plant Built A 9-3 Today

No, Saab isn't risen from the dead--yet anyway. But the company that bought the automotive brand after its collapse, NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB), has... read more September 18, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW i3 Begins Production, Carbon Process Plays Key Role

Carbon fiber is nothing new to the upper end of the high-performance car world, whether from OEMs or from the aftermarket. It's old hat in racing. But in mass-market... read more September 18, 2013 by 


 
 

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