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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Cadillac Announces Pricing for Electrified 2014 ELR Coupe Starts at $75,995

Cadillac Announces Pricing for Electrified 2014 ELR Coupe Starts at $75,995

Cadillac recently announced pricing for its upcoming 2014 ELR coupe, which will start at $75,995 when it arrives in showrooms this coming January. The 2014 ELR was originally unveiled at the

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Toyota to Launch Automated Driving Safety Technologies in a Few Years

Toyota to Launch Automated Driving Safety Technologies in a Few Years

Toyota recently announced plans to introduce a new Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) system that will use automated driving technologies to support safer highway driving. The system will

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TEST DRIVE: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Zooms to the Top of the Hybrid Segment

TEST DRIVE: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Zooms to the Top of the Hybrid Segment

Many people will remember that this isn't the first time that Honda has produced a hybrid version of the Accord. Back in 2003 Honda released an Accord Hybrid that mated a V6 engine to an

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Tesla Releases CHAdeMO Adapter for the Model S Electric Vehicle

Tesla Releases CHAdeMO Adapter for the Model S Electric Vehicle

Tesla's new Supercharger network is a fast, free way for Model S drivers to quickly recharge their vehicles. Even though Tesla has announced plans to rapidly expand its network, CHAdeMO fast

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Tesla Stock Takes a Hit as Model S Catches Fire in Washington

Tesla Stock Takes a Hit as Model S Catches Fire in Washington

The first Tesla Model S to catch fire was reported this week in Kent, Washington, and as news swept the internet the electric automaker's stock dropped to $169.50 from a 52-week high of $194.50.

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Kia is Bringing its First All-Electric Vehicle to the U.S.

Kia is Bringing its First All-Electric Vehicle to the U.S.

Kia has just announced that it will release its first ever electric vehicle next year, the Soul EV and that it will be offered in the U.S. The all-electric Kia Soul will join the Optima hybrid

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Hertz Adds the Tesla Model S Electric Car to its Rental Car Fleet in San Francisco and LA

Hertz Adds the Tesla Model S Electric Car to its Rental Car Fleet in San Francisco and LA

If you've been dreaming about driving the Tesla Model S but can't afford the electric sedan's price tag, you'll be happy to hear Hertz's latest announcement. The car rental company just added

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California to Extend Electric Vehicle Tax Credits to 2024

California to Extend Electric Vehicle Tax Credits to 2024

California's lawmakers have approved legislation that will extend the state's tax credits for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles until 2024. The bill, which is expected to be signed by Gov.

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Rated at 50 MPG Starts at $29,155

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Rated at 50 MPG Starts at $29,155

This fall Honda is releasing the second hybrid version of their popular Accord sedan, the 2014 Accord Hybrid. With a 50 mpg city rating, this new hybrid is the most fuel-efficient, non-plug-in

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Tesla Announces Plans to Develop a Self-Driving Car by 2016

Tesla Announces Plans to Develop a Self-Driving Car by 2016

Tesla has shaken up the automotive industry with its new Model S sedan's electric driving range and overall performance, but one area that the automaker hasn't explored is self driving cars -

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Volkswagen’s New 2015 e-Golf EV Electrifies the Golf Lineup

Volkswagen’s New 2015 e-Golf EV Electrifies the Golf Lineup

Volkswagen continues to expand its Golf lineup while increasing its presence in the electric vehicle segment. This week at the Frankfurt Motor Show VW unveiled the 2015 e-Golf, which is an

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FCV-R Concept Previews Toyota’s 2015 Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle

FCV-R Concept Previews Toyota’s 2015 Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle

Toyota is going to give the world another preview of its upcoming fuel cell hybrid vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show with the FCV-R concept. The FCV-R concept is a preview of Toyota's first

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E-NV200 Zero Emissions Van Will be Nissan’s Second EV When it Arrives in 2014

E-NV200 Zero Emissions Van Will be Nissan’s Second EV When it Arrives in 2014

Small delivery vans spend countless hours delivering packages all over city centers - however they also deliver harmful emissions into the atmosphere. Well, Nissan is set to offer an alternative

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BMW Unveils Production i8 Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car; Arrives Next Spring for $135,925

BMW Unveils Production i8 Plug-in Hybrid Sports Car; Arrives Next Spring for $135,925

After years of development BMW just unveiled the official production model of its 2015 i8 plug-in hybrid sports car at the Frankfurt Motor Show! The i8's efficient, yet powerful plug-in hybrid

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Mercedes-Benz’ Self-Driving Car Completes First Autonomous Cross Country Trip!

Mercedes-Benz’ Self-Driving Car Completes First Autonomous Cross Country Trip!

Mercedes-Benz just announced that it completed the first autonomous cross country and inner city trip in its self-driving S 500 Intelligent Drive research vehicle! The vehicle was able to drive

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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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