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    Toroidion Electric Car Has 1 Megawatt (1,341) HP – Video

    With all-wheel drive courtesy of four individual motors, the Toroidion electric supercar concept boasts quick battery swapping and 1,341 horsepower (1 Megawatt). Designed and built in Finland, the company was founded in 2011 to compete in the 24 Hours of LeMans. The one megawatt (1,000 kilowatts) comes by two front 200-kilowatt motors offering direct drive, […]

    Audi

    Audi To Debut Plug-In Hybrid Versions Of Q7 And A6

    Audi is debuting three new models – an SUV, a sedan and a concept wagon – at the Shanghai auto show this month as part of the brand’s plug-in hybrid expansion. The luxury brand said it is merging its quattro drive with a TFSI plug-in hybrid system for the first time, creating the all-new Q7 […]

    Cadillac

    Cadillac CT6 PHEV Revealed In Shanghai

    Cadillac has announced the CT6 plug-in-hybrid version of its newly reveled flagship as expected in Shangahi. According to the automaker, the new four-cylinder turbo-based PHEV system is projected to more than double the fuel economy of its conventional powertrain siblings. “The first-ever CT6 is a technological showcase throughout, making it an ideal platform for Cadillac […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Book Says How Elon Musk Nearly Sold Tesla In 2013 To Google

    In early 2013, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was close to settling a deal that would have had Google buy Tesla outright for $6 billion, with $5 billion additional for future factory expansions. On May 8, 2013 Tesla posted its first ever quarterly profit, nearly surprising everyone due in part to a higher demand for […]

    301 EVs Get Together

    On Saturday, April 18, 148 owners of the all-electric Nissan Leaf met-up at the third annual Branchez-Vous event, marking one of the largest gathering of Nissan Leaf vehicles in Canada. Branchez-Vous 2015 also saw a significant number of 100 percent electric vehicles gathered in one place in Canada: 301. SEE ALSO: What Do We Know […]

    Johnson Controls Builds Start-Stop Batteries In China

    Expanding its manufacturing operations in China, Johnson Controls is beginning production of advanced lead-acid batteries for start-stop vehicles. “We’re excited to announce the delivery of our first batch of locally-manufactured batteries to power start-stop vehicles for local and global automakers in China,” said Kenneth Yeng, vice president and general manager, Johnson Controls Power Solutions China. […]

    Norway Celebrates 50,000th Plug-in Car Sold; Will EV Incentives Continue?

    As we reported on Friday would happen, today the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association held an event acknowledging plug-in electrified vehicle number 50,000 at the country’s Drammen Harbor. Today the registration plate EL 60000 was granted to a Tesla Model S purchased as number 50,000. The plate is 10,000 above because the “EL” plate series began […]

    GM Contemplates Building The Chevy Volt in China

    At a media roundtable today in Shanghai, GM fielded questions as to whether it might begin local production of its Chevrolet Volt for the EV-hungry Chinese market. “Electrification is a part of the strategy” for China, said CEO Mary Barra evading a direct answer but with a response that did not explicitly say no either. […]

    Seattle’s Police Now Utilizing Leaf EVs For Traffic Enforcement

    Last week, Nissan Electric shared a tweet that the Seattle Police Department, specifically the Parking Enforcement division, will be putting to use 28 Leafs in an effort to “stay green” as Nissan put it. While some other cities prefer a more extravagant approach to purchasing police vehicles, the Emerald City went with a different school […]