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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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
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
Audi wants to showcase its autonomous driving technology at the upcoming International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in an effort to demonstrate the technology's capabilities. To back
It looks like Google isn't the only company developing an autonomous car from the ground up, since Mercedes-Benz has just released a teaser of its new self-driving car. Mercendes-Benz hasn't
Last year, Tesla announced plans for a new battery swap technology that would give Model S owners the ability to replace their depleted battery with a fully charged one in less time than it
Lithium-ion battery technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past few years - and Tesla just packed the state of the art into a Roadster update package that gives the electric vehicle
Several automakers are working on new safety technology that will connect drivers to pedestrians and cyclists, with the ultimate goal of alleviating collisions. Volvo has already revealed
Google has revealed the first functional prototype of its new self-driving car, following the debut of the "early mockup" this last May. The shape of the Google's self-driving car hasn't changed
Last spring, EDAG unveiled a 3D-printed car that was inspired by a turtle - and the German engineering firm just unveiled its latest car inspired by nature. The EDAG Light Cocoon has a skeletal,
Several cars on the market already have technology that allows them to park themselves without total interaction from the driver, but none of them allow you to completely get out of the car
Ford already uses plants like tomatoes to make several parts for the interiors of its vehicles and now Mazda has announced that it has furthered the technology to produce exterior car parts.
Just in time for Christmas, Egoista Motors has unveiled the ultimate present for Formula 1 fans - the EM01 Stradale Project. This mini Formula 1 car is a street-legal race car that also happens
Following the success of its electric i-sub brand, BMW has announced plans to introduce plug-in hybrid versions of all of its core-brand models, with the first model being the popular 3 Series.
Next year Audi's A3 e-tron will arrive with an electric driving range of around 31 miles. However, Audi has just confirmed that it is working on another electric vehicle with a much longer
The Audi Urban Future Initiative, a global platform for dialog between the city and the automobile, is meant to discover innovative ideas for tomorrow's mobility. Today cities are plagued with
With traffic congestion in urban areas growing at an alarming rate, it's only a matter of time until some cities start banning cars. To address the changing needs of urban mobility MINI just
Green Car Journal just announced its 11th annual Green Car of the Year award at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and this year's winner is… the 2015 BMW i3! The i3 impressed the jury with its
Unlike Toyota and Honda, which have unveiled completely different models for its fuel cell technology, VW is showing how its technology can be adapted to existing production
Autonomous cars represent a future in which cars will be able to drive to your desired destination with little input beyond entering an address into the GPS system. Since drivers and the cars'
The Toyota Prius is by far the most popular hybrid on the market, but even though it has a stellar reputation for being fuel efficient, there's one thing that you can't really do with it - go
Although Honda originally announced it would release its next generation fuel-cell vehicle next year, it's not due to arrive in 2016, but it will definitely be worth the wait. The automaker
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
General Motors is set to officially unveil the all-new 2016 Chevy Volt at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January, but GM has decided to give the world a few teasers now. In addition to a few
Detroit Electric has revealed the final exterior design of its electric two-seater sports car, the SP:01. What will be the world's fastest production electric car upon release now features a
It's no secret that Tesla has revolutionized the electric car market with the Model S. Automakers like General Motors have taken notice of public interest and now Ford has revealed that it is
Lyft and Uber can now legally pick you up or drop you off at San Francisco's International Airport as both companies have just signed a new agreement with the airport. This is big news since
Two years ago BMW, Daimler and scientists at the Technical University Munich (TUM) announced that they had joined forces to create an everyday, affordable and safe electric car, called the
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