Electric Cars

TEST DRIVE: is the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid’s 28 MPG Rating Worth the Price Tag?

TEST DRIVE: is the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid’s 28 MPG Rating Worth the Price Tag?

The 2014 Toyota Highlander is now the third generation of Toyota's midsize SUVs. Toyota offers a four cylinder, V6 and hybrid powertrain for buyers to choose from. Although many of its competitors offer

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BMW i8 Spyder Plug-in Hybrid Will Reportedly Arrive by the End of 2015

BMW i8 Spyder Plug-in Hybrid Will Reportedly Arrive by the End of 2015

BMW originally unveiled the i8 Concept Spyder at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, but since then all the news has focused on the 2015 i8 Coupe plug-in hybrid sports car (which is slated to arrive next

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Porsche Returns to Le Mans With Brand New 919 Hybrid Race Car

Porsche Returns to Le Mans With Brand New 919 Hybrid Race Car

It's been 16 years since a Porsche competed in the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans race, but next year the automaker is set to return with a hot new car that could just might dominate the competition. Last

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Ford Begins Testing Self-Driving Technology with Automated Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle

Ford Begins Testing Self-Driving Technology with Automated Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle

Ford just unveiled an automated Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle that will be used to evaluate future driverless vehicle technology. The vehicle is the next step in Ford's Blueprint for Mobility, and

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Electric Car Owner Arrested After “Stealing” 5 Cents Worth of Power

Electric Car Owner Arrested After “Stealing” 5 Cents Worth of Power

A father in Chamblee, Georgia was arrested in November for plugging in his Nissan Leaf  at his son’s school while the 11-year-old played tennis. Kaveh Kamooneh arrived early on a Saturday morning and,

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UK Government Makes £90,000 Porsche Eligible for a Low-Carbon Grant

UK Government Makes £90,000 Porsche Eligible for a Low-Carbon Grant

How would you feel if your tax dollars were going to fund a £5,000 discount on a Porsche for the wealthy? UK citizens will now be able to receive a break on their £89,900 Panamera S E-Hybrid thanks to

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The Top 10 Innovations at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia

The Top 10 Innovations at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia

The halls were packed with an enthusiastic crowd, and you could tell that the business of construction was back in a big way. The first place we hit was the Passive House Zone where a strong contingency

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E-Fox Velomobile is Both a Bicycle and a Car for Urban Commuters

E-Fox Velomobile is Both a Bicycle and a Car for Urban Commuters

Riding a bicycle is a great way to commute to work every day - but what if you need to carry supplies, or even worse, if it starts to rain? Enter the E-Fox, a hybrid vehicle that combines the

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Honda Accord Named “2014 Green Car of the Year”

Honda Accord Named “2014 Green Car of the Year”

At this year's Los Angeles Auto Show the Honda Accord was named the "2014 Green Car of the Year" by Green Car Journal. The Honda Accord received this year's award because of its ability to offer an

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Super Fast-Charging EVA Electric Taxi Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show

Super Fast-Charging EVA Electric Taxi Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show

Those attending the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show this week just got the first look at a vehicle that could change the taxi industry in tropical countries. TUM CREATE, a joint research program by Technische

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US Government Opens Inquiry into Tesla Fires as Elon Musk Defends EV Safety Record

US Government Opens Inquiry into Tesla Fires as Elon Musk Defends EV Safety Record

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on Tuesday that the agency is opening an investigation into two recent Tesla Model S Sedan battery fires that occurred in Washington and

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Recargo Releases Report Detailing the Habits of EV Drivers

Recargo Releases Report Detailing the Habits of EV Drivers

As the population of EV owners begins to grow, California-based software and service company Recargo is conducting research into their driving habits. Last week, the firm released "PlugInsights", a

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Ford and Coca-Cola Unveil Fusion Energi Hybrid With PlantBottle Interior

Ford and Coca-Cola Unveil Fusion Energi Hybrid With PlantBottle Interior

Ford and Coca-Cola just unveiled a new Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle that features interior fabric made from the same renewable material used to produce Coca-Cola’s bottles. The companies

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Confirms Plans for Electric Pickup Truck to Rival the F150

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Confirms Plans for Electric Pickup Truck to Rival the F150

Is an all-electric pickup truck in Tesla's future? The automaker's next electric vehicle after the popular Model S will be the Model X crossover, which will then be followed by a new smaller electric

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Workers at Tesla Plant Burned with Molten Metal

Workers at Tesla Plant Burned with Molten Metal

The Tesla Model S may be one of the safest cars on the road, but its California assembly plant is another story. Three workers at the factory were burned on Wednesday when a low-pressure casting press

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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Car to Debut in the U.S. Next Fall

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Car to Debut in the U.S. Next Fall

Volkswagen just announced plans to show off its new electric Golf at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. The 2015 e-Golf is set to make its US debut by the end of next year, and when it hits the market

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Honda Fuel-Cell EV Concept to Debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

Honda Fuel-Cell EV Concept to Debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

Honda is going to give the world a preview of its upcoming fuel cell electric vehicle, with the Honda FCEV concept that is going to be unveiled this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. According to Honda,

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Ann Arbor Plans America’s First Networked Fleet of Driverless Cars by 2021

Ann Arbor Plans America’s First Networked Fleet of Driverless Cars by 2021

Ann Arbor is planning to become America’s first city with a shared network of driverless cars - and it could happen as early as 2021. The Mobility Transformation Center (UMTRI), an initiative involving

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2015 Kia Soul Electric Vehicle Will Have a Driving Range Over 120 Miles

2015 Kia Soul Electric Vehicle Will Have a Driving Range Over 120 Miles

Kia is hard at work on a new electric version of the 2015 Kia Soul, which is set to arrive in the U.S. next year. On the outside, the 2015 Soul EV will look almost identical to the standard Soul, and

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Nissan Unveils BladeGlider Electric Vehicle Ahead of Tokyo Motor Show Debut

Nissan Unveils BladeGlider Electric Vehicle Ahead of Tokyo Motor Show Debut

Nissan just took the wraps off its new BladeGlider EV concept, which is set to debut later this month at the Tokyo Motor Show. The three-seater electric vehicle features closely-set front wheels to reduce

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Detroit Company Develops $12,000 EcoV Electric Vehicle with New Manufacturing Model

Detroit Company Develops $12,000 EcoV Electric Vehicle with New Manufacturing Model

Detroit-based EnVironmental Transportation Solutions (EVTS) has flipped the traditional car manufacturing model on its head in order to offer a low-speed electric vehicle (LSV) that costs just $12,000.

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Tesla May Build the World’s Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

Tesla May Build the World’s Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

Tesla doesn't have enough lithium-ion batteries to keep pace with their booming electric vehicle sales. Although the car maker sold 5,500 Model S sedans in the third quarter, sales might have been stunted

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J Mays Retires as Ford’s VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer

J Mays Retires as Ford’s VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer

Ford just announced a series of changes in its senior leadership team, and one of them is the retirement of J Mays, group vice president and chief creative officer of design. J Mays is retiring after more

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Toyota’s New Fuel Cell Vehicle Can Produce Enough Electricity to Power Most Japanese Homes for a Week

Toyota’s New Fuel Cell Vehicle Can Produce Enough Electricity to Power Most Japanese Homes for a Week

Toyota just unveiled its new FCV concept ahead of the car's official debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) concept is a preview of a hydrogen vehicle that Toyota

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100 Self-Driving ULTra Personal Electric Transportation Pods to be Installed Near London

100 Self-Driving ULTra Personal Electric Transportation Pods to be Installed Near London

Milton Keynes, a small city north of London, just announced plans to install 100 self-driving “pod cars” to connect the city's downtown to its central train station. Powered by electric motors, the

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America’s First All-Electric School Bus to Launch in 2014

America’s First All-Electric School Bus to Launch in 2014

America's first all-electric school bus is set to start picking up students in 2014. The SST-e type A bus is estimated to save the Kings Canyon, California Unified School District around 16 gallons of

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Should Apple Buy Tesla? One Analyst Thinks So

Should Apple Buy Tesla? One Analyst Thinks So

Rumors have long floated around that Apple might stake a claim in Tesla Motors, which is now valued at $20 billion. But the move may be one step closer after analyst Andaan Ahmad at German investment bank

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Tesla Completes West Coast Supercharger Corridor from San Diego to Vancouver

Tesla Completes West Coast Supercharger Corridor from San Diego to Vancouver

Tesla Motors just completed the West Coast Supercharger Corridor, a network of electric vehicle charging stations that stretches all the way from San Diego, California to Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Tesla Buys Nearly 2 Billion Panasonic Lithium-ion Battery Cells

Tesla Buys Nearly 2 Billion Panasonic Lithium-ion Battery Cells

Tesla and Panasonic just announced a new agreement that will allow Panasonic to expand its supply of automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells to the EV manufacturer. The new agreement expands on the

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Apple’s VP Doug Field Joins Tesla Motors to Lead Vehicle Development

Apple’s VP Doug Field Joins Tesla Motors to Lead Vehicle Development

Tesla Motors is making waves in the automotive industry with a recent acquisition that makes its nickname the “Apple of carmakers" even more credible. The electric car giant announced yesterday that it

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