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2011 Chevrolet Volt Expects 230mpg EPA City Rating

Fans of the Chevrolet Volt have followed its development closely, but few even of the faithful expected to see numbers as big as the ones coming out of General Motors today. The tentative EPA methodology works out to a city efficiency rating of 230 mpg. Talk of mile-per-gallon equivalents can get... read more

August 11, 2009 by
 
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Preview: Mercedes Benz SLS AMG ‘Gullwing’

The successor to the Mercedes Benz SL Gullwing (and replacement for the SLR) has been spotted in prototype form in and around Germany’s Nurburgring test circuit for... read more July 22, 2009 by


 
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Abu Dhabi investment firm buys 4% of Tesla stake from Daimler

Tie-ups between traditionally European brands and Middle Eastern investment firms are becoming increasingly common. Aston Martin's primary shareholder is the Kuwaiti firm... read more July 13, 2009 by


 
2011 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Gullwing spy shots

More details on Mercedes’ all-electric SLS gullwing

Not only is the horsepower war not over - contrary to AMG's own declaration last year - the latest reports say it has moved into a whole new range of armaments: electric... read more July 13, 2009 by


 
Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid

Fisker signs deal with Quantum to source Karma plug-in hybrid system

While big brand automakers like Toyota and General Motors are still more than a year away from launching their respective plug-in hybrid vehicles, small start-ups such as... read more July 8, 2009 by


 
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Right-hand-drive Tesla Roadster coming next year

Just a few weeks ago Tesla got a new lease on life with a $465 million U.S. Department of Energy loan to build the infrastructure it needs for the mass-production of the... read more July 8, 2009 by


 
Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe

Porsche hints at electric 911

Electricity and high-performance cars may or may not mix, depending on your frame of reference, but whether you're a Tesla fan or a Formula 1 devotee, it's easy to agree that... read more June 29, 2009 by


 
U.S. Capitol Hill

House passes bill to double DOE fuel-efficient vehicle fund to $50 billion

Former president Bush signed the $25 billion Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program into life last year, but for the past 8 months, the U.S. Department... read more June 29, 2009 by


 
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GM pitching Volt as sporty, green alternative to Prius, Insight

At first glance, there's very little to differentiate the main contenders for your hybrid sedan dollar - the new Insight looks remarkably like the Prius. For that matter, so... read more June 29, 2009 by


 
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Tesla opens European flagship store in London

Just a few days ago Tesla got a new lease on life with a $465 million U.S. government loan to build the infrastructure it needs for the mass-production of the Model S... read more June 26, 2009 by


 
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Tesla will use DOE funding for Model S and electric drivetrain factories

Despite its small size, Tesla Motor Company, builder of the famed Roadster electric sports car, is as embattled as any major manufacturer these days. Between a lawsuit from a... read more June 25, 2009 by


 
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U.S. DOE announces $8 billion in loans for fuel-efficient vehicles at Ford, Nissan and Tesla

President Bush signed the $25 billion Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program into life last year, but for the past 8 months, the U.S. Department of... read more June 23, 2009 by


 
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Nissan planning to mass produce electric vehicles by 2012

Promises about electric vehicles are a dime a dozen, and so far no one - not even Tesla - has managed to deliver a real daily-driving production car in volume. Nissan has so... read more June 23, 2009 by


 
Tesla Roadster

Tesla slashes production cost of Roadster, claims profitability within reach

Despite its small size, Tesla Motor Company, builder of the famed Roadster electric sports car, is as embattled as any major manufacturer these days. Between a lawsuit from a... read more June 22, 2009 by


 
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Brabus electric Smart car features electronic exhaust noise simulator

It's often cited as an advantage of electric cars, but it's also one of the biggest potential danger zones: silence. It makes for peaceful - if somewhat eerie - cruising at... read more June 17, 2009 by


 
Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi reveals 2020 environmental roadmap

Looking ahead to year 2020, the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the company, Mitsubishi today announced its new ‘Group Environmental Vision 2020’ roadmap... read more June 5, 2009 by


 
 

 
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