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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Detroit Electric Moves Production of the SP:01 Electric Car from Detroit to Holland

Detroit Electric Moves Production of the SP:01 Electric Car from Detroit to Holland

Although Detroit Electric shares its name with the famous Michigan city, the automaker is reportedly going to kick off production of its new SP:01 electric car in Holland. Production of the

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Smart Fourjoy Electric Concept Car Unveiled Ahead of its Frankfurt Motor Show Debut

Smart Fourjoy Electric Concept Car Unveiled Ahead of its Frankfurt Motor Show Debut

Smart has unveiled its newest concept car, the fourjoy concept, which is slated to debut next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The compact four-seater is an electric concept car that previews

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TEST DRIVE: The 2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid is Full of Surprises

TEST DRIVE: The 2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid is Full of Surprises

For the 2013 model year Lexus has completely revamped its ES, which is now in its sixth generation. The big news for the popular Lexus sedan is the addition of the new hybrid version and the

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Sexy Hybrid Concept Coupé  Previews Volvo’s Future

Sexy Hybrid Concept Coupé Previews Volvo’s Future

Volvo has unveiled its latest concept car, the Concept Coupé, which is a new hybrid vehicle that takes styling elements from Volvo's past and at the same time previews the car manufacturer's

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Next-Generation 2015 Toyota Prius Will Feature Wireless Charging Capability

Next-Generation 2015 Toyota Prius Will Feature Wireless Charging Capability

Toyota has released a few early tidbits of information regarding the next-generation Toyota Prius, which is slated to arrive sometime in 2015. Satoshi Ogiso, Toyota's Managing Officer, revealed

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Nissan Announces Plans for Fully Autonomous Vehicles by 2020

Nissan Announces Plans for Fully Autonomous Vehicles by 2020

Nissan has announced plans to release multiple autonomous vehicles by the year 2020. The auto maker's goal is to have the technology available across its model range within two vehicle

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BMW X5 eDrive Concept Debuts with a Plug-in Hybrid System

BMW X5 eDrive Concept Debuts with a Plug-in Hybrid System

BMW has unveiled the new BMW X5 eDrive Concept ahead of its world debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The X5 eDrive Concept is based on the 2014 X5, but features a new plug-in hybrid

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Land Rover Unveils First Range Rover Hybrids

Land Rover Unveils First Range Rover Hybrids

Land Rover has unveiled its first ever hybrid models, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport hybrid. They are also the world's first premium diesel SUV hybrids. On the outside the hybrid versions

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Tesla Model S Beats Crash Tests to Achieve Highest NHTSA Safety Rating of Any Car Ever Tested

Tesla Model S Beats Crash Tests to Achieve Highest NHTSA Safety Rating of Any Car Ever Tested

After a series of crash tests the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just awarded the Tesla Model S with the highest safety score of any car ever tested! The electric vehicle fared

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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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