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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Ford Lowers 2013 C-MAX EPA Rating to 43 MPG, Customers Offered Rebates

Ford Lowers 2013 C-MAX EPA Rating to 43 MPG, Customers Offered Rebates

Ford has responded to criticism regarding the EPA ratings for its 2013 Fusion and C-MAX hybrid models by lowering the C-MAX's combined rating to 43 mpg. When Ford launched the 2013 Fusion and

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P-Mob Solar-Powered Electric Car Receives €2.8 Million in Funding

P-Mob Solar-Powered Electric Car Receives €2.8 Million in Funding

Currently solar-powered vehicles remain a distant dream for electric vehicle fans. One of the biggest hurdles is the fact that the current on-board solar panels don't produce enough power to

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Volkswagen Aerrow Hybrid Car Concept Looks Like a Futuristic Spaceship

Volkswagen Aerrow Hybrid Car Concept Looks Like a Futuristic Spaceship

German designer Andreas Blazunaj's Volkswagen Aerrow is a futuristic hybrid car that looks like an out of this world spaceship. The two-wheeled concept car combines attributes of different

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BMW’s i8 Plug-in Hybrid Will be the First Production Car to Use Scratch-Resistant Gorilla Glass

BMW’s i8 Plug-in Hybrid Will be the First Production Car to Use Scratch-Resistant Gorilla Glass

BMW is going to unveil the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, but in the meantime the automaker has released the first batch of specs for the i8, the flagship

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GM Drops Starting Price of 2014 Chevy Volt by $5,000

GM Drops Starting Price of 2014 Chevy Volt by $5,000

General Motors just announced that pricing for its 2014 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid will now be almost $5,000 lower than the 2013 model at $34,995. This means that after available tax credits the

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Toyota Begins Testing Compact Winglet Personal Mobility Robot in Japan

Toyota Begins Testing Compact Winglet Personal Mobility Robot in Japan

Toyota has announced that it will begin public testing of the Winglet, a personal transport assistance robot that is ridden in a standing position, much like a Segway. Toyota says that the

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Hyundai ix35: World’s First Production Fuel Cell Car Arrives in the UK

Hyundai ix35: World’s First Production Fuel Cell Car Arrives in the UK

The first hydrogen-powered fuel cell production vehicles will soon be arriving in the UK with the launch of the Hyundai ix35. Five of the groundbreaking vehicles will be part of the London

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Ford and Toyota End Collaboration on New Hybrid System for Light Trucks

Ford and Toyota End Collaboration on New Hybrid System for Light Trucks

In 2011 Ford and Toyota announced plans to partner on a new hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs, but after completing a feasibility study on the partnership, the two automakers have decided

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Rubbee Electric Drive Gives a Boost to Any Pedal-Powered Bike

Rubbee Electric Drive Gives a Boost to Any Pedal-Powered Bike

Today's electric bikes represent a great alternative to traditional pedal-powered bikes, especially when you're traversing a hill or on a hot summer day. The biggest drawback is the larger

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Mercedes Unveils Solar-Powered ‘Vision’ Golf Cart of the Future

Mercedes Unveils Solar-Powered ‘Vision’ Golf Cart of the Future

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the Vision, which the automaker is touting as the golf cart of the future. Today's golf carts rarely set hearts on fire with their slab sided minimalistic designs, but

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Ford Becomes the First Automaker to Join a Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program in India

Ford Becomes the First Automaker to Join a Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program in India

In an effort to stabilize carbon dioxide emissions, Ford has announced that it is the first automaker to join a voluntary greenhouse gas reporting program in India. Ford already voluntarily

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BMW Announces 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle Pricing Starts at $42,275

BMW Announces 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle Pricing Starts at $42,275

We're still a week from the official debut of the 2014 i3 electric vehicle, but BMW just announced that the EV will launch at a starting price point of $42,275 before any state or federal tax

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Honda’s New Hybrid Powertrain for Small Cars Gets 86 MPG in Japan

Honda’s New Hybrid Powertrain for Small Cars Gets 86 MPG in Japan

Today the hybrid car market is largely dominated by Toyota and most recently Ford - but Honda is getting ready to enter the segment in full force with new models like the upcoming 2014 Accord

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Tesla Shares Hit All Time High as the Electric Car Company Heads to the Nasdaq 100

Tesla Shares Hit All Time High as the Electric Car Company Heads to the Nasdaq 100

The Tesla Motors success story keeps getting better - this week shares of the electric car maker reached an all-time high after it was revealed that Tesla will soon be added to the Nasdaq 100

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Electrolyte E-Bike Conceals its Electric Parts for a Clean, Traditional Design

Electrolyte E-Bike Conceals its Electric Parts for a Clean, Traditional Design

Electric bikes continue to offer an attractive alternative to traditional human-powered bikes, but one of the big trade-offs is the bulky electric drivetrain that has to be bolted on. The

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BMW i3 Electric Car to Arrive in the U.S. Early Next Year Starting Around $35,000

BMW i3 Electric Car to Arrive in the U.S. Early Next Year Starting Around $35,000

BMW has yet to officially unveil the production version of its upcoming i3 electric vehicle - however BMW's execs recently dropped a few hints about its impending launch date. According to

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Nissan Adds EV Quick Charging Stations at More than 100 U.S. Dealerships

Nissan Adds EV Quick Charging Stations at More than 100 U.S. Dealerships

DC quick chargers are set to revolutionize the electric vehicle segment, because they will dramatically drop the amount of time it takes to re-charge an EV. Nissan has announced plans to install

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Stella is the World’s First Solar-Powered Family Car!

Stella is the World’s First Solar-Powered Family Car!

The Netherlands' Solar Team Eindhoven just unveiled Stella, the world's first solar-powered family car! The team comprises a group of 22 students who want to show the world that a family car

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Toyota Announces the 2013 Prius Plug-in MPG Challenge

Toyota Announces the 2013 Prius Plug-in MPG Challenge

To demonstrate just how fuel efficient the Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid is, and to engage with local communities, Toyota has launched the 2013 Prius Plug-in MPG Challenge. The challenge is open

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Lightning Electric Motorcycle Beats All Gas-Powered Motorcycles at Pikes Peak Race

Lightning Electric Motorcycle Beats All Gas-Powered Motorcycles at Pikes Peak Race

The Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado is one of the most challenging race courses in the U.S. with its 156 turns and extreme elevation changes from 4,720 feet up to 14,110 feet. This year

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General Motors and Honda Announce Partnership to Develop Next-Gen Fuel Cell Technologies

General Motors and Honda Announce Partnership to Develop Next-Gen Fuel Cell Technologies

General Motors and Honda just announced a new partnership that will enable both automakers to collaborate on next-generation fuel cell and hydrogen storage technologies. GM and Honda are

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Jaguar Unveils 850 Horsepower C-X75 Plug-in Hybrid Supercar

Jaguar Unveils 850 Horsepower C-X75 Plug-in Hybrid Supercar

Jaguar just unveiled its streamlined, sexy C-X75 supercar, which features the company's first carbon composite monocoque chassis and a plug-in hybrid powertrain with over 850 horsepower. The

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Volkswagen Passat TDI Sets 77.99 MPG World Record For Fuel Economy in 48 State Drive

Volkswagen Passat TDI Sets 77.99 MPG World Record For Fuel Economy in 48 State Drive

The Volkswagen Passat TDI clean diesel just set a world record by achieving 77.99 mpg - the lowest fuel consumption for a non-hybrid car. VW announced that the new Guinness World Record was

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Volvo Unveils Innovative Self-Parking Car!

Volvo Unveils Innovative Self-Parking Car!

Volvo has been working on autonomous vehicle prototypes under its SARTRE road train project for a while, and now the company has revealed a new technology that enables cars to park themselves!

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Nissan Unveils the World’s Fastest Electric Racing Car

Nissan Unveils the World’s Fastest Electric Racing Car

Nissan just unveiled the world's fastest electric race car - the ZEOD RC! The ZEOD RC uses the same lithium-ion battery technology as the Nissan Leaf, but it's able to achieve speeds in excess

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Tesla Unveils Technology to Swap EV Batteries in 90 Seconds Flat

Tesla Unveils Technology to Swap EV Batteries in 90 Seconds Flat

Tesla just unveiled its new battery swap technology, which gives Model S owners the ability to completely charge their electric vehicles in less than half the time it takes a high speed gas pump

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Debuts With 49 MPG Rating

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Debuts With 49 MPG Rating

As promised, Honda just took the wraps off the 2014 Accord Hybrid, which is the second Accord hybrid following the introduction of the first model earlier this year. The 2014 Accord Hybrid will

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TEST DRIVE: A Quick Drive Around Manhattan in the 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

TEST DRIVE: A Quick Drive Around Manhattan in the 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

The new 2013 Lincoln MKZ is offered with three engine options, a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder, a 3.7L V6, and the 2.0L hybrid system. The MKZ Hybrid is powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine

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Tesla to Unveil Quick-Swap Batteries for the Model S Electric Car This Week

Tesla to Unveil Quick-Swap Batteries for the Model S Electric Car This Week

Tesla could revolutionize the electric car industry by solving one of the main reasons why buyers don't make the switch from gasoline - range anxiety. Tesla already announced plans to expand its

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Volvo Unveils New Noiseless Electric Buses for Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo Unveils New Noiseless Electric Buses for Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo just unveiled a new line of silent electric buses that will hit the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2015. The buses are part of a new service initiative called ElectriCity, which is

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