Marc Carter

 

Marc Carter grew up in Los Angeles listening to the sound of vintage Chevys and Fords being tweaked in his parents' garage. Five years ago he founded The Torque Report, the "go-to" destination for late and breaking news on the auto industry. When he's not obsessing over the newest electric car, he can be found hanging out with his pug, Baxter.

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Ford’s new headlights can automatically shine a light on pedestrians and animals

Ford’s new headlights can automatically shine a light on pedestrians and animals

Driving at night can be a bit unnerving on unlit roads, since it can be a bit difficult to see potential hazards on the road. Ford has revealed that it is working on new advanced headlights that

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SNEAK PEEK: Chrysler’s electric Town & Country minivan spotted on the streets of LA

SNEAK PEEK: Chrysler’s electric Town & Country minivan spotted on the streets of LA

What do we have here? Yesterday on my way to the office I pulled up next to two heavily camouflaged prototypes of Chrysler’s all-new Town & Country minivan, which is expected to arrive

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Nissan’s next-generation Leaf prototype can drive over 310 miles on a single charge

Nissan’s next-generation Leaf prototype can drive over 310 miles on a single charge

Range anxiety continues to be one of the main reasons that electric cars have not taken off as fast as automakers would have liked. Nissan claims that this is one of the main reasons that sales

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Tesla rival 2017 Chevy Bolt EV production expected to kick off in late 2016

Tesla rival 2017 Chevy Bolt EV production expected to kick off in late 2016

Chevy has released two teaser photos of the 2017 Bolt electric vehicle, which is currently undergoing testing. The 2017 Bolt will finally give Tesla a rival with its estimated 200 mile driving

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2016 Toyota Mirai is the only zero-emissions vehicle that can travel 312 miles

2016 Toyota Mirai is the only zero-emissions vehicle that can travel 312 miles

In the market for a zero-emissions vehicle that can travel almost as far as a regular gas-powered vehicle? Up until now, you're only choice has been the Tesla Model S with its 265 mile range,

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Volkswagen is working on a 186-mile range electric car

Volkswagen is working on a 186-mile range electric car

In the next few years electric cars are set to finally take a big jump forward with the arrival of several models that will have a driving range around 200 miles - much longer than today's

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Ford’s new Peer-2-Peer car sharing will let you rent your car to other drivers

Ford’s new Peer-2-Peer car sharing will let you rent your car to other drivers

Ford has announced the start of a new program that will give customers the ability to rent their financed vehicles to other drivers, to help offset the monthly ownership costs. The new

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Brilliant Stanford invention makes hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars even greener

Brilliant Stanford invention makes hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars even greener

In the next few years hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars are going to become more readily available thanks to new models from Toyota, Honda and Hyundai. While automakers have labeled the fuel-cell

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Watch the Tesla Model S P85D take on gas-guzzling muscle cars in a race

Watch the Tesla Model S P85D take on gas-guzzling muscle cars in a race

When the Tesla Model S was introduced, Tesla boasted about its 250+ mile driving range, but no one expected it to ever be able to take on sports cars on the performance circuit. Several videos

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Nissan e-NV200 is the world’s first electric seven-passenger minivan

Nissan e-NV200 is the world’s first electric seven-passenger minivan

Back in 2013 Nissan introduced its second electric vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van. The small van is the perfect delivery van for an urban environment, due to its small footprint and its fully

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General Motors finds a new use for used Chevy Volt batteries

General Motors finds a new use for used Chevy Volt batteries

The number of electric vehicles hitting the market continues to grow each year and with that comes the concern about what we'll do with all the lithium-ion batteries that power the EVs. General

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Tesla’s upcoming Model 3 will be a family of electric vehicles

Tesla’s upcoming Model 3 will be a family of electric vehicles

The world is eagerly awaiting Tesla's mass-market Model 3 and although we've yet to see the $35,000 electric car, Tesla has just revealed that it will be offered in more than one body style.

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Is BMW planning an all-electric SUV to rival the Tesla Model X?

Is BMW planning an all-electric SUV to rival the Tesla Model X?

Ever since the BMW i3 and i8 electric cars arrived last year, there has been a lot of speculation about what other models BMW could introduce to the electric i-sub brand. There have been several

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid impresses with seven seats and a 59 MPGe rating

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid impresses with seven seats and a 59 MPGe rating

If you aren’t quite ready to make the jump to a full electric car, a plug-in hybrid might be your best option, since it starts with a traditional hybrid powertrain, but adds the capability for

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LINDO Smart is a quirky electric car designed to take on city traffic jams

LINDO Smart is a quirky electric car designed to take on city traffic jams

Here in the U.S. you probably have a higher chance of seeing a unicorn than a small three-wheeled rickshaw, like the Piaggio Tuk Tuk, but in several countries around the world, small rickshaws

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Audi unveils self-driving R8 e-tron electric car at CES Asia

Audi unveils self-driving R8 e-tron electric car at CES Asia

Audi has just unveiled its latest autonomous concept car - the R8 e-tron piloted driving concept at the CES Asia show in Shanghai, China. The R8 e-tron piloted driving concept is based on the

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Tesla wins in Maryland! Governor allows Tesla to sell directly to customers

Tesla wins in Maryland! Governor allows Tesla to sell directly to customers

Ever since Tesla started selling cars in the United States it has had to battle laws that have prevented it from selling its cars directly to customers. Laws in many states across the U.S. make

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Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 will debut in March 2016, production kicks off in 2017

Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 will debut in March 2016, production kicks off in 2017

Tesla's Model S sedan is the poster child for the growing electric vehicle segment, but with a price tag in the $70,000 range, it's far out of reach for most buyers. Tesla has already announced

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Chevy lowers the 2016 Volt’s price to $33,995, almost $1,200 less than the current model

Chevy lowers the 2016 Volt’s price to $33,995, almost $1,200 less than the current model

When Chevy unveiled the all-new 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, Chevy revealed everything from the Volt's revamped exterior to its longer EV driving

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Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid can travel over 37 miles in electric mode

Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid can travel over 37 miles in electric mode

Today the only Cadillac that's available with an electrified powertrain is the ELR coupe, but Cadillac is about to expand its number of plug-in hybrid models. Cadillac has unveiled the first one

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Chevrolet’s FNR is a space-age self-driving concept to debut in Shanghai

Chevrolet’s FNR is a space-age self-driving concept to debut in Shanghai

Several automakers have spoken publicly about their future plans to release autonomous vehicles, but General Motors has been pretty quiet about the technology. Well it looks like GM is working

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TEST DRIVE: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is an electric car for the real world

TEST DRIVE: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is an electric car for the real world

Motor Trend gave the VW e-Golf electric car its highly coveted Car of the Year award this year and just about every other major automotive publication has raved about the new e-Golf, but in the

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Volvo plans to release hybrid versions of its entire lineup

Volvo plans to release hybrid versions of its entire lineup

This year the all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 SUV is slated to arrive with its first ever plug-in hybrid powertrain. The plug-in hybrid version has received so much interest, that now Volvo is

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2016 Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid gets power upgrades and a lower price

2016 Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid gets power upgrades and a lower price

The Cadillac ELR was released for the 2014 model year as a more luxurious alternative to the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, but unfortunately sales haven't taken off. Cadillac has now unveiled a

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2015 Chevy Spark EV price slashed to $14,995 after tax credits in some states

2015 Chevy Spark EV price slashed to $14,995 after tax credits in some states

A few years ago electric cars were far out of reach for most buyers, since they had sticker prices that were way too expensive for more car buyers. Today electric cars continue to get cheaper,

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Tesla launches new base Model S 70D to appeal to mainstream luxury car buyers

Tesla launches new base Model S 70D to appeal to mainstream luxury car buyers

Tesla continues to make its popular Model S even better and now it's announced the introduction of the new Model S 70D, which will now act as the entry point for the Model S lineup. The Model S

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Hyundai to release semiautonomous car later this year

Hyundai to release semiautonomous car later this year

Self-driving cars are poised to forever change how we "drive" a car, but up until now the technology has only been promised by the year 2020. Well later this year, owners of the Hyundai Equus

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2016 Smart Fortwo is a tiny, super-smart city car with lots of legroom

2016 Smart Fortwo is a tiny, super-smart city car with lots of legroom

The small Smart Fortwo is one of the best cars you can buy if you live in a tight urban space, like San Francisco or New York. Now it's even better, since Smart just unveiled the all-new 2016

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2016 Lexus RX 450h hybrid makes a bold statement at the New York Auto Show

2016 Lexus RX 450h hybrid makes a bold statement at the New York Auto Show

Lexus has taken the wraps off the all-new 2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid today at the New York Auto Show. The fourth-generation RX gets new more dynamic styling with a floating roofline that gives it

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TEST DRIVE: BMW i3 vs. Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive—which electric car wins?

TEST DRIVE: BMW i3 vs. Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive—which electric car wins?

There are now more electric cars on the market than ever before and not everyone of them is alike, but two EVs will likely be compared to each other more than the others - the BMW i3 and

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