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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Google’s self-driving car will have exterior airbags to protect pedestrians

Google’s self-driving car will have exterior airbags to protect pedestrians

Google is hard at work on its upcoming self-driving car and now it's been revealed that the little car could have a new technology to protect pedestrians - external airbags. It's being reported

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VIDEO: See the Tesla Model X up close on the road in Palo Alto

VIDEO: See the Tesla Model X up close on the road in Palo Alto

This isn't the first time that we've seen videos of the Tesla Model X on the road, but this is the first time we've seen it this close up. YouTube user nbkagzw13 recently caught a prototype of

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Toyota’s three-wheeled i-ROAD is the perfect solution for crowded city driving

Toyota’s three-wheeled i-ROAD is the perfect solution for crowded city driving

In the not-too-distant future, personal transportation will take on a completely different shape than today. As more individuals move to city centers, public transportation will become even more

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Mercedes-Benz will release 10 new plug-in hybrids by 2017

Mercedes-Benz will release 10 new plug-in hybrids by 2017

Not to be outdone by Audi or BMW, Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to release 10 new plug-in hybrid models by 2017. Mercedes-Benz has also announced that the new plug-in hybrid models will be

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BMW X5 eDrive40e plug-in hybrid SUV debuts with 19-mile EV range

BMW X5 eDrive40e plug-in hybrid SUV debuts with 19-mile EV range

BMW has unveiled the X5 eDrive40e, which is the first plug-in hybrid from the BMW core brand, which doesn't include the BMW i models. Based on the standard X5, the X5 eDrive40e can travel up to

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Elon Musk announces Tesla will ‘end range anxiety’ this week

Elon Musk announces Tesla will ‘end range anxiety’ this week

The electric Tesla Model S has one of the longest driving ranges of any electric car currently on the market by being able to travel up to 265 miles before its battery runs out of power. Tesla

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Audi’s fully-electric SUV will be totally road trip worthy with a 300-mile driving range

Audi’s fully-electric SUV will be totally road trip worthy with a 300-mile driving range

Audi is about to add several new electrified models to its lineup and this week alone two new models were revealed at the Geneva Motor Show. In addition to the new R8 e-tron and Q7 e-tron

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Audi Q7 e-tron Quattro diesel plug-in hybrid is rated at 166 MPGe

Audi Q7 e-tron Quattro diesel plug-in hybrid is rated at 166 MPGe

Audi has pulled the covers off the diesel-electric Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI Quattro at the Geneva Motor Show. With an all-electric driving range of 34 miles and the ability to achieve a rating of

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TEST DRIVE: 2015 Kia Soul EV feels more refined than the gas-powered version

TEST DRIVE: 2015 Kia Soul EV feels more refined than the gas-powered version

Let’s say you’re in the market for an electric car, but don’t want something as quirky as a Mitsubishi i-Mi-EV or Nissan Leaf. While many of us would love to have the keys to a Tesla Model

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Aston Martin launches all-electric DBX sports car concept at the Geneva Motor Show

Aston Martin launches all-electric DBX sports car concept at the Geneva Motor Show

Aston Martin is known for building sexy sports cars, but none of them can be described as "green" or environmentally-friendly - until now. Aston Martin has just unveiled the new DBX concept at

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Audi Prologue Avant concept is a sexy plug-in hybrid wagon

Audi Prologue Avant concept is a sexy plug-in hybrid wagon

Audi has revealed its latest concept car, the Prologue Avant, which is going to debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. The Prologue Avant concept is the follow up to the two-door Prologue

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nanoFlowcell Quantino is a saltwater-powered sports car that can drive up to 621 miles

nanoFlowcell Quantino is a saltwater-powered sports car that can drive up to 621 miles

In addition to the Quant F saltwater-powered electric car, NanoFlowCell has announced plans to reveal a second concept car at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The second concept called the

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Volkswagen announces plan to invest $10 million in electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Volkswagen announces plan to invest $10 million in electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Now that Volkswagen's electric e-Golf is rolling into dealerships, VW continues to announce new efforts to support the further adoption of electric vehicles in the U.S. Last month VW announced

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This new Nissan Leaf glows in the dark!

This new Nissan Leaf glows in the dark!

Nissan has created a very unique version of the Leaf electric vehicle that glows in the dark. Nissan has applied a unique glow-in-the-dark paint that absorbs UV light during the day so that it

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NanoFlowCell’s new 1075 horsepower Quant F electric car is powered by saltwater

NanoFlowCell’s new 1075 horsepower Quant F electric car is powered by saltwater

Following last year's debut of the saltwater-powered electric car – the Quant e-Sportlimousine, NanoFlowCell has revealed a redesigned version of the concept, that is now dubbed the Quant F.

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PG&E announces plans to build 25,000 electric vehicle chargers in California

PG&E announces plans to build 25,000 electric vehicle chargers in California

California has detailed to put 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road in the state by 2025, which will help meet California's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below

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VIDEO: Watch the Tesla Model X prototype in action

VIDEO: Watch the Tesla Model X prototype in action

Even though the Tesla Model X SUV has been delayed several times, Tesla is still working hard to deliver it by the end of 2015. Tesla is currently testing prototypes of the Model X and now we

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BMW and Volkswagen team up to install up 100 DC fast chargers on high-traffic U.S. routes

BMW and Volkswagen team up to install up 100 DC fast chargers on high-traffic U.S. routes

BMW and Volkswagen have announced a new partnership with ChargePoint that will create express electric vehicle charging corridors along heavily-traveled routes on the both the East and West

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Can Ford’s new Palo Alto research center make self-driving cars accessible to everyone?

Can Ford’s new Palo Alto research center make self-driving cars accessible to everyone?

Ford has announced the opening of its new Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto, California, which will help Ford accelerate its development of technologies and experiments in

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Nissan and NASA team up to build autonomous cars for use in space

Nissan and NASA team up to build autonomous cars for use in space

Its predicted that self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020 and now Nissan and NASA have inked a new partnership to further research on autonomous vehicles. The five year research and

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Google seeks automakers’ help to get autonomous cars on the road

Google seeks automakers’ help to get autonomous cars on the road

Google recently announced that functional prototypes of its self-driving car are now ready for real-world testing and now Google is reportedly reaching out to suppliers that will help build the

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TEST DRIVE: 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the cheapest electric car you can buy, but can you live with it?

TEST DRIVE: 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the cheapest electric car you can buy, but can you live with it?

Lets say you’re in the market for an electric car, but can’t swallow the idea of paying over $40k for something like the BMW i3. Well there is one electric car that has a price tag much

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Google gives free electric community shuttle buses to Mountain View

Google gives free electric community shuttle buses to Mountain View

  Thanks to Google, residents of its hometown of Mountain View, California can now get around the city on electric shuttles—for free. Google provided funding and teamed up with

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Mercedes-Benz C 350 Plug-in Hybrid debuts at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz C 350 Plug-in Hybrid debuts at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to launch ten plug-in hybrid models by 2017, and with that announcement, the automaker revealed its second PHEV: the C 350 Plug-in Hybrid. The C 350 Plug-in

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Honda FCV fuel-cell concept makes its U.S. debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Honda FCV fuel-cell concept makes its U.S. debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Fuel-cell vehicles have been dominating the news the past few months and today at the Detroit Auto Show, Honda revealed its latest fuel-cell concept to the U.S. for the first time ever. The

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid has a 22-mile electric driving range

2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid has a 22-mile electric driving range

Car buyers who aren't quite ready to make the switch to a full electric car, but still love the idea of driving at least part of their trip emissions free will soon have more options with the

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PAL-V One flying car gives you the freedom to soar over traffic

PAL-V One flying car gives you the freedom to soar over traffic

Who hasn’t been stuck in traffic and wished that they could simply just hit a button and their car would fly over it? Flying cars have been a fantasy for decades and now they're finally

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Mercedes-Benz unveils self-driving, hydrogen-powered F 015 Luxury in Motion vehicle at CES

Mercedes-Benz unveils self-driving, hydrogen-powered F 015 Luxury in Motion vehicle at CES

Mercedes-Benz just unveiled its vision of the future of the automobile at CES 2015 - and it drives itself. The F 015 Luxury in Motion research vehicle is "an illustration of how the car will

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Detroit Electric’s SP:01 will be the world’s fastest two-seater electric car when it hits the streets in 2016

Detroit Electric’s SP:01 will be the world’s fastest two-seater electric car when it hits the streets in 2016

Detroit Electric just unveiled the production version of the SP:01 electric sports car, which the automaker says will be the fastest pure-electric, two-seater electric car when it hits the

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Toyota gives away more than 5,600 hydrogen fuel-cell patents for free

Toyota gives away more than 5,600 hydrogen fuel-cell patents for free

Taking a page out of Tesla's book, Toyota has announced that more than 5,600 of its fuel-cell-related patents are available for use—for free. Toyota hopes that its announcement at the 2015

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