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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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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Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid to debut this month in Shanghai

Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid to debut this month in Shanghai

Cadillac has unveiled the 2016 Cadillac CT6 flagship sedan at the New York Auto Show. While Cadillac showed off three different powertrains for the new CT6, one version was missing - the CT6

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE500e is the brand’s first plug-in hybrid SUV

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE500e is the brand’s first plug-in hybrid SUV

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the 2016 GLE SUV, which officially replaces the popular M-Class SUV. The big news is that the GLE also introduces Mercedes' first plug-in hybrid SUV - the GLE500e,

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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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