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Tesla ‘Model D’ Still a Mystery

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Just days ahead of the Paris Motor Show, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has created huge speculation about his California-based company’s newest model. At Hawthorne Airport in LA, on Oct. 9, the intrepid executive will take the wraps off what he calls the Model D. The shocking news came via a tweet from the CEO, [...]

The Fastest Hybrids in the World

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Guest Blogger: Daniel Solomou For: Toyota There is no denying that advancements made in hybrid technology, since it first appeared, are impressive. The reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions when compared with standard-issue combustion engines are both significant and promising, and pave the way to a greener and more sustainable future for our roads. [...]

GM Reveals ‘Secret’ Chevy Volt

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Chevrolet issued a press release this week about its “secret,” next-generation Volt. As engineers sent the extended-range EV out to the test field, they made it known to the world that the new car is ready for its 2015 debut in Detroit, but officials left the camouflage in place during testing. See the video clip [...]

‘Refreshed’ Cadillac ELR Will Debut in LA

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Officials at Cadillac announced this week that an updated version of the range-extended EV would be unveiled at the 2014 LA Auto Show, which is open to the public from Nov. 21 to Nov. 30. In addition to exterior and interior changes, the 2016 ELR will offer new engineering as well. Industry insiders say the [...]

Experts: Sept. Auto Sales to Rise 10 Pct

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Early word from multiple news outlets is that September car sales will post at least a 10 percent increase when compared to last year’s numbers. The entire span of 2014, so far, has demonstrated undeniably strong sales growth, with three of the industry’s big players, Nissan, Chrysler, and GM all looking at gains of 10 [...]

New Porsche Cayenne Hybrid: Ready for its Debut

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Porsche representatives announced this week that the company would debut its new Cayenne S E-Hybrid at the Paris Motor Show next week. The vehicle will become the first-ever plug-in SUV in the luxury segment. The new car’s appearance means that Porsche now produces more plug-in hybrid automobiles than any other company. In addition to the [...]

EV Sales Surge in Europe

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European EV sales spiked up 91 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to the latest data from JATO Dynamics. No single model dominates the statistics, though the leaders of the segment included Tesla Model S, BMW i3, and the venerable Nissan Leaf. Previously, the Renault Zoe had topped the EV leader board, but as the [...]

New Fiat 500e Now Available in Ore., Calif.

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Fiat announced this week that its new 2015 electric car, the 500e, would be available in both California and Oregon. Prices begin at $31,800 and lease rates are set at $199 per month with $999 due at signing, for a 36-month agreement. Fiat initially built the EV in order to meet California smog laws, as [...]

DiCaprio, Bieber Happy Now? Fisker Karma Returns!

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Wanxiang Group of China will relaunch the Fisker Karma luxury hybrid-electric car, possibly in time for the 2016 model year. The fresh-faced version will be largely based on the final model made by the former owners, namely the 2012 Karma. Reuters reported that an unnamed source within Wanxiang said the new car will be almost [...]

Renault Eolab: ’234 MPG’ Hybrid to Debut

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On the heels of Volkswagen’s super-high mpg XL1, Renault of France will be taking the veil off its own mileage champion at the Paris Motor Show in early October. The Eolab travels 100 kilometers on a single liter of fuel. That translates to a real-world figure of 234 mpg, all of which is accomplished via [...]

Get Ready for Peugeot’s Hybrid ‘Quartz’

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Peugeot will bring its 500-horsepower crossover to the Paris Motor Show in October. The high-performance hybrid concept boasts a 1.6-liter turbo, 4-cylinder alongside a pair of electric motors that produce 228 additional units of horsepower. When the car is driven in race mode, it utilizes both electric motors as well as the combustion engine, but [...]

National Drive Electric Week is Biggest Ever

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Thanks to a well-organized sponsorship by Nissan Motors, the ongoing National Drive Electric Week is proving to be a huge success, featuring more than 125 local events all over the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Running from Sept 15-21, and previously called National Plug In Day, the event works to inform the world’s drivers about the [...]

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