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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2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid Debuts with a 157 MPG Rating

2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid Debuts with a 157 MPG Rating

Volkswagen has unveiled their new 2015 Golf GTE plug-in hybrid ahead of its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Based on the popular 2015 VW Golf GTI and GTD models, the new GTE

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Tesla’s Lithium-Ion “Gigafactory” to Reduce Battery Costs by More than 30%

Tesla’s Lithium-Ion “Gigafactory” to Reduce Battery Costs by More than 30%

Last week Tesla announced plans to build a new large scale lithium-ion battery "gigafactory" within the next three years, and the automaker just revealed that it will require a massive initial

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Consumer Reports Says the Tesla Model S is the Best Overall Car You Can Buy

Consumer Reports Says the Tesla Model S is the Best Overall Car You Can Buy

Consumer Reports just released its latest list of the top cars currently on the market, and this year it named the Tesla Model S the Best Overall Car that you can buy. In order to qualify as a

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EMC Unveils Solar-Powered Spark Recharging Station for the Xkuty One Electric Bike

EMC Unveils Solar-Powered Spark Recharging Station for the Xkuty One Electric Bike

One year after Electric Mobility Company (EMC) unveiled the Xkuty One electric bike in Spain, the company has now developed a solar-powered recharging station for the bike. The Spark recharging

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Hyundai’s 2015 Tucson Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Runs on Human Poo

Hyundai’s 2015 Tucson Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Runs on Human Poo

This spring Hyundai will begin leasing a fuel cell version of its Tucson crossover in the U.S. and when it goes on sale, drivers in Southern California will be able to power their cars using

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Tesla’s Elon Musk Confirms Talks with Apple, Reveals Plans for First Road-Ready Autonomous Car

Tesla’s Elon Musk Confirms Talks with Apple, Reveals Plans for First Road-Ready Autonomous Car

Earlier this week it was reported that Tesla CEO Elon Musk had a secret meeting with Apple's merger and acquisitions chief Adrian Perica last year at Apple's headquarters, which sparked

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Local Motors to Debut First 3D-Printed Electric Vehicle at the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show

Local Motors to Debut First 3D-Printed Electric Vehicle at the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show

Unlike other automakers that mass produce their vehicles, Local Motors co-creates vehicles with a global community of designers, engineers and enthusiasts. So far the group has produced one car,

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How Smart Meters Could Optimize the United States’ Energy Grid for EV Charging

How Smart Meters Could Optimize the United States’ Energy Grid for EV Charging

Last year car buyers bought a record 100,000 electric vehicles - and that number is expected to grow more and more each year. As electric cars like the Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf leave dealer

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Rinspeed Turns the Tesla Model S into an Autonomous Mobile Office

Rinspeed Turns the Tesla Model S into an Autonomous Mobile Office

On the outside, autonomous vehicles will look almost identical to today's vehicles, but there is a lot of room to dramatically change the interior. Since drivers no longer need to spend all of

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Toyota to Test a Wireless EV Charging System that Recharges Batteries in Just 90 Minutes

Toyota to Test a Wireless EV Charging System that Recharges Batteries in Just 90 Minutes

Toyota has announced plans to begin verification testing of its new wireless battery charging system for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. Doing away with today's charging cables, the

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Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Hybrids to Fix a Software Glitch

Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Hybrids to Fix a Software Glitch

Toyota has issued a recall of 1.9 million Toyota Prius hybrids to reprogram software in the third-generation Prius. The recall is needed to update a hybrid control glitch that can cause the

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2015 Kia Soul EV Debuts in Chicago With a 100-Mile Driving Range

2015 Kia Soul EV Debuts in Chicago With a 100-Mile Driving Range

Kia just unveiled its first electric vehicle, the 2015 Kia Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. The EV looks nearly identical to the standard Soul, but under the hood lies a fully-electric

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the Most Fuel-Efficient Full-Size Pickup Ever

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the Most Fuel-Efficient Full-Size Pickup Ever

In the past full-size pickup truck manufacturers have always boasted about how much their vehicles can tow or haul - largely at the expense of fuel economy. Now Chrysler has taken a step towards

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2014 Honda Civic Hybrid Hits the Streets with 47 MPG Highway Rating

2014 Honda Civic Hybrid Hits the Streets with 47 MPG Highway Rating

Honda just announced that the 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid is set to go on sale tomorrow nationwide and it's now more fuel-efficient with a 44/47 mpg EPA rating. That means the new Civic Hybrid is

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Elio Motors’ Two-Seater P4 Vehicle Gets 84 MPG and Only Costs $6,800

Elio Motors’ Two-Seater P4 Vehicle Gets 84 MPG and Only Costs $6,800

Today's top of the line hybrids and electric cars feature expensive systems under the hood that place them out of reach for many buyers. But Elio Motors could change all that with their new P4 -

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Porsche’s First Car Built in 1898 Was Electric!

Porsche’s First Car Built in 1898 Was Electric!

When Porsche fans think back to the history of the brand that is responsible for the iconic 911, most of us think the brand came to life in 1948 and in many ways it did. But long before the 911

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Vukee Car Launches the World’s First Tesla Car Sharing Program

Vukee Car Launches the World’s First Tesla Car Sharing Program

There are several car sharing services like Zipcar that offer access to electric vehicles, but vukee Car just announced the world's first car sharing service to offer the Tesla Model S! This

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Tesla’s Sales Surge at the End of 2013 with Highest Sales Ever in the Fourth Quarter

Tesla’s Sales Surge at the End of 2013 with Highest Sales Ever in the Fourth Quarter

Tesla is reporting that its sales in the fourth quarter of 2013 were the highest ever in the company's history, with almost 6,900 vehicles delivered. The sales in the last quarter of 2013

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VW’s Passat BlueMotion Has the Highest Fuel Economy Rating of any Non-Hybrid Midsize Sedans

VW’s Passat BlueMotion Has the Highest Fuel Economy Rating of any Non-Hybrid Midsize Sedans

The Passat BlueMotion Concept is based on the production Passat, but features an all-new version of Volkswagen's 1.4-liter engine with direct injection and turbocharging with 150 horsepower and

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2015 Ford F-150 Drops 700 Pounds Thanks to New Super Lightweight Aluminum Body

2015 Ford F-150 Drops 700 Pounds Thanks to New Super Lightweight Aluminum Body

When Ford's engineers set out to redesign the new F-150, they improved the truck’s fully boxed ladder frame with more high-strength steel than ever – making it stronger and lighter. The last

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Toyota Unveils 2015 Zero Emissions Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle at CES 2014 in Las Vegas

Toyota Unveils 2015 Zero Emissions Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle at CES 2014 in Las Vegas

Toyota is going to release a new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in 2015, and the manufacturer just gave the world a preview of it at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Toyota brought

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Volkswagen’s New Passat BlueMotion Concept Has the Highest Fuel Economy of Any Non-Hybrid Midsize Sedan

Volkswagen’s New Passat BlueMotion Concept Has the Highest Fuel Economy of Any Non-Hybrid Midsize Sedan

Volkswagen just announced plans to unveil its new Passat BlueMotion concept at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show next week. The Passat BlueMotion shows the world that it's possible to get good gas

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Ford’s First Solar-Powered Car to Debut at the 2014 International CES Show in Vegas

Ford’s First Solar-Powered Car to Debut at the 2014 International CES Show in Vegas

Ford has unveiled plans to debut their first solar-powered car next week at the 2014 International CES show in Las Vegas. The new C-MAX Solar Energi concept is based on the C-MAX Energi plug-in

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TEST DRIVE: is the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid’s 28 MPG Rating Worth the Price Tag?

TEST DRIVE: is the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid’s 28 MPG Rating Worth the Price Tag?

The 2014 Toyota Highlander is now the third generation of Toyota's midsize SUVs. Toyota offers a four cylinder, V6 and hybrid powertrain for buyers to choose from. Although many of its

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BMW i8 Spyder Plug-in Hybrid Will Reportedly Arrive by the End of 2015

BMW i8 Spyder Plug-in Hybrid Will Reportedly Arrive by the End of 2015

BMW originally unveiled the i8 Concept Spyder at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, but since then all the news has focused on the 2015 i8 Coupe plug-in hybrid sports car (which is slated to arrive

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Porsche Returns to Le Mans With Brand New 919 Hybrid Race Car

Porsche Returns to Le Mans With Brand New 919 Hybrid Race Car

It's been 16 years since a Porsche competed in the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans race, but next year the automaker is set to return with a hot new car that could just might dominate the competition.

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Ford Begins Testing Self-Driving Technology with Automated Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle

Ford Begins Testing Self-Driving Technology with Automated Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle

Ford just unveiled an automated Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle that will be used to evaluate future driverless vehicle technology. The vehicle is the next step in Ford's Blueprint for

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Ford’s Interceptor Sedan is the Most Fuel-Efficient Police Vehicle in the U.S.

Ford’s Interceptor Sedan is the Most Fuel-Efficient Police Vehicle in the U.S.

Ford just announced that its Interceptor police sedan is the most fuel-efficient law enforcement car sold in the United States, with an EPA rating of 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the

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E-Fox Velomobile is Both a Bicycle and a Car for Urban Commuters

E-Fox Velomobile is Both a Bicycle and a Car for Urban Commuters

Riding a bicycle is a great way to commute to work every day - but what if you need to carry supplies, or even worse, if it starts to rain? Enter the E-Fox, a hybrid vehicle that combines the

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Honda Accord Named “2014 Green Car of the Year”

Honda Accord Named “2014 Green Car of the Year”

At this year's Los Angeles Auto Show the Honda Accord was named the "2014 Green Car of the Year" by Green Car Journal. The Honda Accord received this year's award because of its ability to offer

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