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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Tesla Model S Buyers in China Get a Free License Plate Worth $15k

Tesla Model S Buyers in China Get a Free License Plate Worth $15k

If you live in Shanghai, you now have even more incentive to buy a Tesla Model S - the electric sedan now comes with a free license plate. That might not seem like a big deal in the US, but in

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The Hoverbike of Your Dreams Will Hit the Market in 2017 for $85,000

The Hoverbike of Your Dreams Will Hit the Market in 2017 for $85,000

The hovercraft has been a science fiction dream for decades, but one company is about to make it a reality. Aerofex just announced plans to produce its Aero-X hoverbike, which looks like a Star

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It’s Happening – Tesla to Break Ground On Their First Gigafactory Next Month

It’s Happening – Tesla to Break Ground On Their First Gigafactory Next Month

Even though Tesla only revealed plans for its new Gigafactory in February, CEO Elon Musk has announced that it will break ground on at least one of the two factories next month. Tesla has yet to

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BMW Unveils Solar-Powered Bamboo Carport That Charges Electric Vehicles With the Sun

BMW Unveils Solar-Powered Bamboo Carport That Charges Electric Vehicles With the Sun

The first BMW i3 electric car just arrived in the US, and BMW marked the occasion by unveiling a solar-powered bamboo carport to charge it! The i Solar Carport provides electric vehicles with a

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Zipcar Announces New One-Way Trips with the 2015 Honda Fit

Zipcar Announces New One-Way Trips with the 2015 Honda Fit

Since Zipcar's car-sharing service was introduced, one of the biggest drawbacks has been that you have to return the vehicle back to the original pickup spot - making one-way trips impossible.

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Sarolea SP7 Electric Carbon-Fiber Motorcycle Fires Up for the Isle of Man TT Zero Race

Sarolea SP7 Electric Carbon-Fiber Motorcycle Fires Up for the Isle of Man TT Zero Race

The famous Isle of Man TT Zero race for electric motorcycles kicks off next month and Sarolea's new SP7 carbon fiber electric motorcycle will be competing against the world's best battery

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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Arrives This Summer Starting at $41,450

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Arrives This Summer Starting at $41,450

This summer Mercedes-Benz is set to introduce the 2014 B-Class Electric Drive, which will go head to head with the BMW i3 electric car. The B-Class Electric Drive not only offers the comfort and

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BMW i3 Electric Vehicle Wins ‘World Green Car’ and ‘Design of the Year’ Awards at the 2014 New York Auto Show

BMW i3 Electric Vehicle Wins ‘World Green Car’ and ‘Design of the Year’ Awards at the 2014 New York Auto Show

The World Car of the Year Awards were given out today at the 2014 New York Auto Show, and the BMW i3 electric car was crowned the Green Car Of The Year and the Car Design Of The Year. The BMW i3

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Volvo S60L Plug-in Hybrid to Debut Next Week at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show

Volvo S60L Plug-in Hybrid to Debut Next Week at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show

Volvo just announced that it will unveil its S60L PPHEV (Petrol Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) concept car next week at the Beijing Auto Show. Volvo has been selling a diesel plug-in hybrid

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Chevrolet Expected to Launch Cheaper Chevy Volt Plug-In Hybrid Next Year

Chevrolet Expected to Launch Cheaper Chevy Volt Plug-In Hybrid Next Year

Chevy is currently working on the next-generation Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, which is expected to arrive sometime next year. According to the latest reports, Chevy may be working on two versions

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Johammer J1: Retro-Futuristic Electric Motorcycle Can Travel Over 125 Miles on a Charge

Johammer J1: Retro-Futuristic Electric Motorcycle Can Travel Over 125 Miles on a Charge

One of the biggest things holding back electric motorcycles is their limited driving range - but the Johammer J1 could finally put electric bikes on the map. With a 125 mile range, the Johammer

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Tesla Model S Blazes Across the United States on Record-Setting 12,000-Mile Road Trip

Tesla Model S Blazes Across the United States on Record-Setting 12,000-Mile Road Trip

Summer is almost here, and thousands of US travelers are gearing up for the great American tradition of road tripping across the States. But what if those trips could be taken by electric cars

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Hybrid Skylys Flying Car is an Electric Vehicle, Helicopter and Plane Rolled Into One

Hybrid Skylys Flying Car is an Electric Vehicle, Helicopter and Plane Rolled Into One

The dream of flying cars dates back to the 1960s when the animated series "The Jetsons" envisioned a future where these airborne vehicles dominate the sky. In the past few years the flying car

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Electric Car Sales Are Growing More Than 100 Percent Every Year

Electric Car Sales Are Growing More Than 100 Percent Every Year

Electric car sales continue to improve every year as more and more models hit the market and consumers begin to adopt the technology. A recent report shows that EV sales are currently growing at

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Bentley Unveils its First Plug-in Hybrid Concept Car

Bentley Unveils its First Plug-in Hybrid Concept Car

Bentley is known for producing large powerful luxury vehicles, but they aren't very "green." Well, that's about to change with the debut of the Bentley Hybrid Concept, which previews the plug-in

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Tesla Model S Breaks 28-Year-Old Sales Record in Norway

Tesla Model S Breaks 28-Year-Old Sales Record in Norway

The Tesla Model S has only been on sale in Norway for less than a year, but the electric car has already broken a 28-year-old monthly sales record. Last month Tesla sold 1,493 Model S sedans in

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Fomm’s Concept One Electric Car Floats Like a Boat in Emergencies

Fomm’s Concept One Electric Car Floats Like a Boat in Emergencies

Following the devastating 2011 tsunami, Japan's Fomm designed an electric vehicle that can protect people in areas susceptible to flash floods or tsunamis. The Concept One electric car is not

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Tesla Model S Gets a New Underbody Shield to Protect its Batteries and Prevent Fires

Tesla Model S Gets a New Underbody Shield to Protect its Batteries and Prevent Fires

Tesla has announced that it is adding a new underbody shield and aluminum deflector plate to the Model S following two collisions that led to car fires last year. The two fires prompted the

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Is New York Turning on Tesla Too?

Is New York Turning on Tesla Too?

The battle between Tesla Motors and Auto Dealers Associations across the United States keeps raging on. It turns out that New Jersey isn't the only state that could pass legislation against

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Toyota Unveils TS040 Hybrid Race Car for the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship

Toyota Unveils TS040 Hybrid Race Car for the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship

Toyota just unveiled its new TS040 hybrid race car, which is going to go head to head with Audi and Porsche during this year's 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship. The all-wheel-drive TS040

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Arizona and Ohio Legalize Tesla’s Direct-to-Consumer Sales Model

Arizona and Ohio Legalize Tesla’s Direct-to-Consumer Sales Model

The battle between Tesla and state car dealership associations continues to rage on, however the tide may be slowly turning in favor of the electric automaker. After New Jersey passed

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Rungu’s Three-Wheeled Juggernaut Bike Floats Over Sand and Snow

Rungu’s Three-Wheeled Juggernaut Bike Floats Over Sand and Snow

Anyone that's ever tried to ride a bicycle through the sand or snow knows how easily standard tires are bogged down, making it a near impossible feat. But a new fleet of "fatbikes", like Rungu's

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Wealthy Toyota Prius Owners are Switching to Tesla’s All-Electric Model S

Wealthy Toyota Prius Owners are Switching to Tesla’s All-Electric Model S

A recent Polk Automotive study reveals that many Model S owners traded in the cheaper Prius for Tesla's all-electric sedan. At first it may not make sense that Prius owners would switch to a

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UPM’s Biofore Concept is a More Sustainable Car Made From Wood and Biocomposites

UPM’s Biofore Concept is a More Sustainable Car Made From Wood and Biocomposites

Tiny Bamboo Shelters in Abandoned Factories May Provide Relief to Homeless in Hong Kong UPM recently teamed up with students from the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences to

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3D-Printed Genesis Concept Car Inspired by the Turtle Offers Super Safe Auto Travel

3D-Printed Genesis Concept Car Inspired by the Turtle Offers Super Safe Auto Travel

German automotive supplier EDAG unveiled a new concept car inspired by a turtle. Showcased at the Geneva Motor Show, the Genesis' frame is designed to demonstrate the potential of 3D printing or

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Folding Electric Gi Bike Charges Your Cell Phone and Fits in Any Apartment

Folding Electric Gi Bike Charges Your Cell Phone and Fits in Any Apartment

Biking to work is great for your health and the environment, although showing up drenched in sweat is a decided faux pas. That's why electric bikes are starting to become more popular - and the

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Governor Christie’s Administration Bans Tesla’s Direct-Sales Model in New Jersey

Governor Christie’s Administration Bans Tesla’s Direct-Sales Model in New Jersey

Unfortunately we have a bit of bad news for Tesla Motors today as New Jersey joins a handful of states in the U.S. that are barring Tesla's direct-sales model, making it illegal for Tesla to

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Volvo Claims Road Magnets are Safer than Cameras and GPS Systems for Self-Driving Cars

Volvo Claims Road Magnets are Safer than Cameras and GPS Systems for Self-Driving Cars

Most of today's autonomous cars rely heavily on GPS systems and cameras to drive on the road without intervention from a driver. But Volvo claims that GPS systems and cameras have limitations in

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Rolls-Royce Announces Plans for Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Within the Next Three Years

Rolls-Royce Announces Plans for Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Within the Next Three Years

When you think of Rolls-Royce, images of large, twelve-cylinder luxury vehicles will likely come to mind. But Rolls-Royce's image could become a bit greener in the next few years, as the

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Audi’s Traffic Light Recognition Technology Could Save Up to 238 Million Gallons of Fuel While Reducing Emissions

Audi’s Traffic Light Recognition Technology Could Save Up to 238 Million Gallons of Fuel While Reducing Emissions

Everyone knows how annoying it can be to hit every red light on a daily commute, and how stopping and accelerating for those pesky red lights also costs you more at the pump. Fortunately, Audi's

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