automotive

Toyota Looks to Magnesium-Ion Batteries for Longer Electric Vehicle Range

Toyota Looks to Magnesium-Ion Batteries for Longer Electric Vehicle Range

Battery technology is one of the biggest factors that is holding back the electric vehicle revolution. Many electric vehicles max out at a range of 80-100 miles, which discourages potential buyers. Toyota

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Mercedes-Benz Unveils Fuel Cell-Powered Ener-G-Force Vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Fuel Cell-Powered Ener-G-Force Vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz just debuted its latest concept vehicle - the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force - at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. At first glance the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force looks like an oversized SUV,

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2013 Fiat 500e Electric Car Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show!

2013 Fiat 500e Electric Car Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show!

Fiat just pulled the wraps off its new electric car, the 2013 Fiat 500e at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show! The 2013 Fiat 500e is largely based on the standard Fiat 500, but its gas engine has been swapped

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2013 Ford Fusion Named Green Car of the Year at the 2012 LA Auto Show

2013 Ford Fusion Named Green Car of the Year at the 2012 LA Auto Show

The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion has been named Green Car Journal's 2013 Green Car of the Year at the 2012 LA Auto Show. The Ford Fusion emerged on top of a field of finalist, which included the 2013 Dodge

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2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Rated at 115 MPGe and Starts at $39,780

2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Rated at 115 MPGe and Starts at $39,780

Honda has released fuel economy ratings and pricing for the all-new 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in hybrid, which is slated to arrive in January. The EPA has rated the Accord Plug-in hybrid at 115 MPGe, which

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CUER Unveils Streamlined Sun-Powered Car for the 2013 World Solar Challenge!

CUER Unveils Streamlined Sun-Powered Car for the 2013 World Solar Challenge!

Cambridge University Eco Racing just unveiled its revolutionary new solar car, which will be competing in the 2013 World Solar Challenge! The team blended aerodynamic and solar performance to create an

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BMW Set to Unveil Electric i3 Coupe Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show

BMW Set to Unveil Electric i3 Coupe Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show

The first model from BMW's new i electric range, the BMW i3 is slated to arrive in 2013, and it will be followed by the i8 electric supercar in 2014. BMW has big plans for its new i division and it's set

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Chevrolet Announces 2014 Spark EV Will Be Priced Under $25,000

Chevrolet Announces 2014 Spark EV Will Be Priced Under $25,000

General Motors has announced that when the 2014 Chevy Spark EV arrives next summer it will have a starting price under $25,000 after the available tax rebates. The 2014 Spark EV is based on the Spark

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TEST DRIVE: 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid is the Perfect Green Family Car

TEST DRIVE: 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid is the Perfect Green Family Car

From the start Ford has aimed for the 2013 Ford C-MAX to appeal to the Toyota Prius v market, but even though Ford feels that it has the perfect competitor for the Prius, hybrid buyers could say

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General Motors Aims to Have 500,000 Electric Vehicles on the Road by 2017

General Motors Aims to Have 500,000 Electric Vehicles on the Road by 2017

General Motors is working hard to boost the number of hybrid and electric models in its lineup. According to Mary Barra, GM's senior vice president of Global Product Development, General Motors expects to

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Volvo Boosts Production of the V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid as It Sells Out in Europe

Volvo Boosts Production of the V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid as It Sells Out in Europe

Although Volvo just released the 2013 Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid in Europe, it's already sold out. Volvo only planned to produce 1,000 units of the model, which is also the world's first diesel

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2013 Fiat 500e EV to Debut This Month at the Los Angeles Auto Show

2013 Fiat 500e EV to Debut This Month at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Fiat is set to debut the all-electric 2013 Fiat500e, which promises to combine the stylish Fiat 500 with a zero-emission powertrain. Fiat has confirmed that the battery-electric Fiat 500e will been shown

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Honda’s New Micro Commuter is Small, Efficient, and Features a Swappable Body

Honda’s New Micro Commuter is Small, Efficient, and Features a Swappable Body

Honda's Micro Commuter is a compact, fuel-efficient vehicle with an innovative design that enables its body to be swapped out to suit different purposes. Close to being production-ready, the lightweight

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Tesla Motors Sued by Car Dealers in New York and Massachusetts

Tesla Motors Sued by Car Dealers in New York and Massachusetts

Tesla Motors seems to be on a roll lately with a lineup that includes not only the electric Roadster, but also the Model S sedan—which has just named Automobile of the Year, by Automobile Magazine. Even

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TEST DRIVE: How Does the Ford Focus Electric Handle High Speeds and Long Distances?

TEST DRIVE: How Does the Ford Focus Electric Handle High Speeds and Long Distances?

We knew that the Ford Focus Electric was likely to do well driving in the city where regenerative braking could replenish the battery and slow speeds put low demands on the car. But the real test was how

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Giant Ghetto Blaster Made of Cardboard Houses a Mini Cooper in Zurich

Giant Ghetto Blaster Made of Cardboard Houses a Mini Cooper in Zurich

Hoping to make some big noise for a little car, Mini Cooper tapped artist Bartek Elsner to design and construct a giant boombox made of cardboard. Debuting at the International Radio Festival in Zürich,

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Audi Scraps Plans to Sell its R8 E-tron Electric Car

Audi Scraps Plans to Sell its R8 E-tron Electric Car

Bad news, luxury car fans - Wired just confirmed Audi has scrapped its plans to sell the all-electric R8 e-tron coupe. Sources at the company cited shortcomings in battery technology and differing

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Barcelona’s Transfodesign Turns Junked Cars Into Intriguing Works Of Art

Barcelona’s Transfodesign Turns Junked Cars Into Intriguing Works Of Art

The Trashcars event took place at the center for creation Fabra i Coats in Barcelona and was part of the BCN Design Festival. An international array of designers and architects participated in the

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Lexus Unveils Luscious Blue LF-LC Hybrid in Australia

Lexus Unveils Luscious Blue LF-LC Hybrid in Australia

Following its debut at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, Lexus has unveiled an updated version of its Lexus LF-LC hybrid concept. The biggest change to the design is the new Opal Blue exterior

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2013 Scion iQ Commuter EV to be Offered in the U.S. Through Car-Sharing Programs

2013 Scion iQ Commuter EV to be Offered in the U.S. Through Car-Sharing Programs

Although Toyota changed its production plans for the small iQ electric vehicle, the Japanese automaker has announced that the iQ EV will be offered in the U.S. under the Scion brand. Rather than selling

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury Car

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury Car

When the all-new 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid arrives later this fall, it not only arrives with a new bolder exterior, but will also be more fuel-efficient. The EPA has just certified the 2013 MKZ with a 45

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Society of Automotive Engineers Approves New Chargers That Will Recharge EVs in Minutes

Society of Automotive Engineers Approves New Chargers That Will Recharge EVs in Minutes

The days of waiting hours to recharge your electric vehicle may soon be behind you. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)—an international body which sets technical standards in the industry—has

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2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Fuel-Efficient Plug-in Hybrid in the U.S.

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Fuel-Efficient Plug-in Hybrid in the U.S.

Ford's all-new 2013 C-MAX Plug-in hybrid was just rated as most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid available in the U.S. thanks to its 108 MPGe city rating and 100 MPGe combined rating. With today's record gas

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Terrestrial is a Modular Car Concept that Rethinks the Lifecycle of a Vehicle

Terrestrial is a Modular Car Concept that Rethinks the Lifecycle of a Vehicle

Cars are extremely wasteful; they use up valuable raw materials and produce tons of waste, and worst of all, they're only about 85% recyclable. But what if a car could be completely rebuilt after each

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2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Will Be the Most Affordable EV in the U.S.

2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Will Be the Most Affordable EV in the U.S.

When the 2013 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive arrives in showrooms next spring it will be the most affordable electric vehicle available in the U.S. Smart USA has just announced that the ForTwo Electric Drive

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Audi Unveils Next-Gen Crosslane Hybrid Coupe Concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Audi Unveils Next-Gen Crosslane Hybrid Coupe Concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Audi recently unveiled its brand new Crosslane Hybrid Coupe concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The Crosslane concept is the first vehicle to feature the automaker's new dual-mode hybrid system, and it

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Mercedes-Benz Unveils HOT All-Electric SLS AMG Coupe at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz Unveils HOT All-Electric SLS AMG Coupe at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz just unveiled its second electric car, the 2014 SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive at the 2012 Paris Motor Show! The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive sets a new standard for

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Ecotricity’s Nemesis Supercar Breaks UK Land Speed Record for Electric Vehicles at 151 MPH!

Ecotricity’s Nemesis Supercar Breaks UK Land Speed Record for Electric Vehicles at 151 MPH!

Who said battery-powered cars had to be boring? The “Nemesis”, a modified Lotus Exige, just broke the UK speed record for electric vehicles this morning! Engineered by renewable energy company

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Porsche Unveils Panamera Sport Turismo Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Porsche Unveils Panamera Sport Turismo Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Porsche just gave the world a glimpse of the sports car of tomorrow as it unveiled its new Panamera Sport Turismo Plug-in Hybrid concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The next-gen vehicle is powered by a

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes Ford’s Stylish 2013 Fusion Hybrid For a Spin

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes Ford’s Stylish 2013 Fusion Hybrid For a Spin

The all-new Fusion adopts many of the design cues from the Evos concept that Ford unveiled last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Its exterior has a more European look, and everyone loves drawing

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