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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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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Honda Lowers Pricing for the 2013 Honda Fit EV to $259 a Month

Honda Lowers Pricing for the 2013 Honda Fit EV to $259 a Month

In an effort to keep ahead of the competition, Honda has announced that the pricing for the 2013 Honda Fit EV has been lowered to $259 a month. Currently the Fit EV's monthly lease price is set

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Henrik Fisker Teams Up With Hong Kong Billionaire Richard Li to Save Fisker Automotive

Henrik Fisker Teams Up With Hong Kong Billionaire Richard Li to Save Fisker Automotive

Although Fisker Automotive hasn't produced a car since July, a few parties have stepped up to save the fledgling automaker. Reports say that Fisker co-founder Henrik Fisker has teamed up with a

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Tesla Repays its Entire $465 Million Federal Loan Nine Years Early

Tesla Repays its Entire $465 Million Federal Loan Nine Years Early

Tesla Motors just announced that it has repaid the entire $465 million loan that it received from the Department of Energy a full nine years early. The development makes Tesla the only US car

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Chevy Announces 2014 Spark EV Pricing Starts at $27,495

Chevy Announces 2014 Spark EV Pricing Starts at $27,495

Electric Vehicle buyers in the US looking for a good deal now have three models to choose from, as General Motors just announced that pricing for the 2014 Chevy Spark EV starts at $27,495.

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Half of the World’s Consumers Trust Autonomous Cars, According to a New Study

Half of the World’s Consumers Trust Autonomous Cars, According to a New Study

A new global study by Cisco found that half of the world's consumers would trust a car that that can operate without a human driver. Cisco's Customer Experience Report surveyed more than 1,500

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Elio Motors Unveils Three-Wheeled 84 MPG Car That Costs Only $6,800

Elio Motors Unveils Three-Wheeled 84 MPG Car That Costs Only $6,800

A brand new car that gets 84 MPG and costs less than $7,000 sounds too good to be true, but Elio Motors just unveiled a new three-wheeled vehicle that hits all those marks. The affordable

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Consumer Reports Gives the Tesla Model S its Highest Test Rating Ever

Consumer Reports Gives the Tesla Model S its Highest Test Rating Ever

Consumer Reports recently tried out the Tesla Model S electric car, and after all the testing was done, the magazine found that the Model S outscored every other car in their ratings. "It does

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With a 119 MPGe Rating, the 2014 Chevy Spark EV is the Most Efficient Electric Vehicle Available in the US

With a 119 MPGe Rating, the 2014 Chevy Spark EV is the Most Efficient Electric Vehicle Available in the US

General Motors has released the official EPA ratings for the 2014 Chevy Spark electric vehicle, which goes on sale this summer in California and Oregon. The 2014 Spark EV has a driving range of

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Toyota’s ME.WE Concept is an Electric Vehicle Without Any Excess

Toyota’s ME.WE Concept is an Electric Vehicle Without Any Excess

Toyota just unveiled the new ME.WE electric concept, which is a pick-up, convertible, off-roader and small city car in one. Toyota says that the ME.WE is simpler, more appropriate and more

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Hyundai Unveils Flying Electric Car for Congested Cities

Hyundai Unveils Flying Electric Car for Congested Cities

Hyundai just unveiled a series of new concepts for single-person vehicles that can navigate heavily congested cities - including a multi-rotor flying car! The next-gen vehicle is propelled by

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GreenTech Automotive and JAC Motors Partner Up to Build a US-Made Electric Sedan

GreenTech Automotive and JAC Motors Partner Up to Build a US-Made Electric Sedan

GreenTech Automotive, manufacturer of the electric MyCar, and Chinese automaker JAC Motors have announced a new partnership that will include the development of a five-passenger electric

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