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    Three Ways Formula E Will Benefit Our Electric Vehicles

    Regardless whether you personally like motorsports, or not, alternative energy fans may want to seriously consider cheering on Formula E or at least hope it succeeds. For more than a century internal combustion vehicles have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship between racing and cars we can buy, and a key goal for Formula E is facilitating […]

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    Nevada Approves Tax Breaks For Tesla

    After three long days of special legislative sessions, the Nevada government finally approved the $1.3 billion bundle of tax breaks and other incentives needed to bring the Tesla Gigafactory to the state. During a signing ceremony, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval said that the deal “changed the trajectory of our state forever,” and that “We made […]

    Culture & Market

    Americans Buy Their 250,000th Plug-In Car

    Last month was a good month for car sales in general, plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) in particular, and regarding this latter category, Americans bought their 250,000th. This count includes all road-going U.S. plug-in passenger car sales since 2008 when Tesla’s Roadster was launched, to the present. Early this year, excluding commercial vehicles, we chronicled just […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Tesla Stock Drops Despite Court Victory In Mass.

    After the dust settled in the Nevada legislature from last week’s drawn-out approval of Tesla new Gigafactory, the company continues to be in the news today. Perhaps the most important nugget came from analyst Adam Jonas from Morgan Stanley — described by Automotive News as “one of Tesla Motor Inc.’s strongest supporters on Wall Street” […]

    Nissan Sponsoring National Drive Electric Week

    To celebrate National Drive Electric Week, held September 15 to 21, Nissan is sponsoring more than 130 grassroots events across the U.S. and abroad. National Drive Electric Week, formerly National Plug In Day, started in 2011 as a series of local events aimed at spreading the word about plug-in vehicles. The annual event, which is […]

    C-HR: Hybrid Compact Crossover From Toyota

    Toyota is jumping on the hybrid compact crossover bandwagon, coming with a competitor to Honda’s Vezel, the C-HR. The company said it will present its new C-HR concept vehicle at the Paris motor show, revealing on October 2 the company’s vision for a compact crossover model. Toyota stated the C-HR concept combines a powerful new […]

    Formula E’s Nelson Piquet, Jr Thrashes A BMW i8 – Video

    If anyone still wonders whether BMW’s 357-horsepower i8 plug-in hybrid has the high-performance goods, Formula E put on a video promo showing the car being pitched sideways and spun around at speed. The $137,000 BMW is equipped with FIA-required safety car gear but otherwise mainly stock. It doesn’t look too easy to flip, and China […]

    Mazda’s Diesel Engine Delayed Yet Again For North America

    Despite years of research and potentially billions of dollars, Mazda has yet to introduce its SKYACTIV-D turbodiesel engine on North American soil. And, according to a story at The Truth About Cars, it still won’t arrive anytime soon. According to an unnamed source close to the situation, it appears that the latest delay is so […]

    Nissan-Renault Has Huge Battery Overcapacity Problem

    After a full assault on the electric-vehicle market with the Leaf, it looks like Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will be making some seriously tough decisions about how the company, and its French partner Renault, will build or source its batteries. According to a report in Reuters, Ghosn “is preparing to cut battery manufacturing…in a new […]