Electric Cars

Audi R8 e-tron concept to run 2010 Silvretta EV rally

Audi R8 e-tron To Run 100-Mile Silvretta EV Rally

To date, electric cars have largely been the golden children of the green movement. As sleek or stylish as they may be, they're often equally boring behind the wheel (the Tesla Roadster being a notable exception). But the future may hold as much in the way of performance and luxury for EVs as it... read more

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Automotive X PRIZE Aptera 2e

Video: Track Testing Reveals Weaknesses In Automotive X PRIZE Cars

Super-streamlined, often three-wheeled and impeccably green, the cars battling it out at Michigan International Speedway for the Automotive X PRIZE win are chock full of... read more May 4, 2010 by

Aptera 2e

Automotive X PRIZE Track Testing Begins This Week

We've been following the Automotive X PRIZE for over a year now, and it's finally getting to the cars-on-course phase, pitting 28 teams against each other on the track to... read more April 26, 2010 by

Fisker Karma at Laguna Seca

Fisker Secures $529 Million Loan From DOE For Karma Production

Fisker's sleek and sporty Karma plug-in hybrid and its upcoming Project NINA got a shot in the arm late last week when the U.S. Department of Energy confirmed a $528.7... read more April 26, 2010 by

Aptera 2e

Aptera Unveils 200-MPG Pre-Production 2e

Getting a new vehicle startup off the ground is tough, and even tougher when you're trying to build all-electric, three-wheeled, futuristic bubble cars. Aptera knows this... read more April 14, 2010 by

BMW 1-Series MINI hydrogen Hybrid Prototype

Spy Shots: BMW Hydrogen Hybrid MINI Prototype

Our spy photographers have captured these images of what appears to be a 1-Series hybrid that runs on hydrogen instead of gasoline, and possibly stores its electricity in the... read more April 12, 2010 by


Video: On Top Of (And Around) The World With Leonardo DiCaprio, Tesla And TAG Heuer

It would be really easy to make fun of Leonardo DiCaprio. Heck, if nothing else, the guy was in Titanic, which, according to our extensive research, is the sole reason for... read more March 19, 2010 by

Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL

Report: Mercedes Planning B-Class, Small SUV For U.S.

Fans of Mercedes-Benz know that while the U.S. sees only midsize-and-up vehicles from the brand, it sells a full range of cars, including compacts, in Europe. But that may be... read more March 8, 2010 by

Audi A1 e-tron Concept

2010 Geneva Motor Show: Audi A1 e-tron Concept

We've seen the Audi e-tron concept in its various guises over the past few auto shows, but this week’s 2010 Geneva Motor Show is hosting a design study for Audi's first... read more March 1, 2010 by

NLV Quant teaser image

2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: NLV Quant Electric Supercar

Extreme is a word that's bandied about all too easily in the realm of high-end supercars, but in the case of Koenigsegg it's simply the most accurate way to say it: the... read more February 22, 2010 by

2009 BMW Concept ActiveE

BMW Reveals Plans For All-Electric Megacity Vehicle

BMW's plans for the future have been dramatic and decidedly high-tech of late, including the U.S.-bound 1-Series ActiveE and the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept, itself... read more February 22, 2010 by

2010 IED Turin EYE Concept

2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: EYE Concept By IED And Tesla

Envisioned as a 2 + 2 electric sports car suitable for daily use, the Istituto Europeo di Design of Turin's latest concept offers more than just a futuristic look at the... read more February 19, 2010 by

2010 Opel Flextreme GT-E Concept

2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: Opel Flextreme GT-E Concept

The Voltec powertrain technology that underpins the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is well-known by now, as are plans to distribute the tech to other platforms. Aside from the... read more February 18, 2010 by

Rinspeed UC? Concept

2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: Rinspeed UC? Concept

With Aston Martin city cars, Ferrari hybrids, Porsche hybrids and Audi diesels dancing through its halls, it's no wonder the 2010 Geneva Motor Show attracts its share of... read more February 14, 2010 by

Kia Ray plug-in hybrid concept car, 2010 Chicago Auto Show

2010 Chicago Auto Show: Kia Ray Plug-In Hybrid Concept Live Photos

Powered by a newly-developed plug-in hybrid drivetrain, the Kia Ray plug-in hybrid concept unveiled today in Chicago puts a new face on green, and it's a face we'd like to... read more February 10, 2010 by

Kia Ray Plug-in hybrid concept

2010 Chicago Auto Show: Kia Ray Plug-In Hybrid Concept

Imagine a plug-in hybrid concept that's not only aerodynamic, but actually attractive. One that's both high-tech and long-range capable. One that's even affordable. Kia hopes... read more February 10, 2010 by


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