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    2016 Chevrolet Volt Rated For 53 Miles Electric Range

    The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is EPA rated for 53 miles all-electric range. This 3-mile increase over an estimated 50 miles announced this January in Detroit will be welcome as every bit counts, as will a mild bump in efficiency of 106 MPGe over 102 projected, and 42 mpg over 41 projected in gas-only operation. The […]

    Batteries

    Tesla CTO: Li-Ion Advancements Will Lead To Electric Car Domination

    Are you one of those who are looking forward to battery chemistry “beyond lithium ion” before EVs can seriously challenge gasoline-powered counterparts? That won’t quite be needed, said Tesla Motors’ JB Straubel, rather it’s inevitable battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will soon be cheaper to own than and this will lead to their market domination. It […]

    Carmakers, Market & Fleets

    5 Surprising Cars Not As Quick As Tesla’s ‘Ludicrous’ Model S

    There was a time when electric vehicles were considered slow and boring. Apparently, things can change in just five years, because now, some electric vehicles are straight ludicrous when it comes to straight-line acceleration. Tesla has added a “ludicrous mode” for its Model S that gives the sedan the capability of going 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds, which […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Study: EPA Understates Hybrid MPG By Up To 33 Percent

    Hybrid vehicles may actually get much better fuel economy than their EPA-rated stickers say, according to a new study. The analysis, conducted by Britt A. Holmén and Karen M. Sentoff with the University of Vermont, looked at the fuel consumption of a conventional Toyota Camry and compared it to a Camry Hybrid the same model […]

    More Apple-BMW Collaboration Rumors Come Forth

    Rumors of a collaboration between Apple and BMW are heating up. According to a recent report, Apple CEO Tim Cook visited BMW’s headquarters last year along with senior executives from the Cupertino-based company, taking a tour of the German automaker’s factory in Leipzig to learn more on how BMW manufactures the i3 all-electric vehicle. The […]

    Formula E Could Be An Event In The 2020 Olympics

    Motorsports could be making its way to the 2020 Olympic games. A recent report says that motorsports are under consideration to be added in time for the 2020 Olympic games. Although details are extremely sparse, it appears that FIA president Jean Todt has proposed Formula E as an event to be part of the Olympics. […]

    Spy Photos Capture Tesla Model X Towing Cargo Trailer

    The Tesla Model X has been spied out in public once again, but this time the battery electric SUV had a cargo trailer in tow. Public sightings of the Model X are becoming more and more prevalent. And, with the official release date in as little as three months, the fervor over this zero-emission SUV […]

    July Nissan Leaf Sales Drop In Lockstep With Declining Production

    As production winds down for the 2015 Nissan Leaf in anticipation of a 2016 replacement, sales declined 45 percent from June’s 2,074 to July’s 1,174. Nissan offered no commentary as to why it sees the sales declining, but it may not be as simple as consumer interest decreasing. Certainly consumers are sitting back as the […]

    Mercedes-AMG To Go Hybrid by 2020

    Mercedes-AMG models will have hybrid powertrains by the end of the decade. According to the German automaker’s head of research and development, Thomas Weber, hybrid AMG performance cars could be on sale by 2020 due to increasing pressure on the performance sub-brand to reduce CO2 output of its model lineup. Currently, Mercedes offers a few […]