With the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans getting the green light last weekend, millions of viewers around the world turned their attention to this iconic track in France. But recently the Circuit de la Sarthe race track was the setting for a different type of vehicle when Shell brought its Eco-marathon prototypes to show […]

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The Chief Financial Officer of Tesla Motors unexpectedly announced that he will be leaving the company later this year. The news came earlier today during Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting. CFO Deepak Ahuja called his decision to retire “difficult,” adding that it was “akin to letting go of a child.” “My time at Tesla has been […]

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will spend up to $100 million in grants to help expand the infrastructure of renewable fuels. The funding has been allocated under the USDA’s Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership. Under this new program, the agricultural department will collaborate with state governments and private companies with the goal of […]

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In California, promotions for a new rebate program to help low income families switch to a fuel-efficient vehicle have become explosive. It began with California Senate leader Kevin de León crushing a 1984 Ford Ranger pickup at the state’s capitol building. His publicity stunt kicked off California’s new program to help families below the poverty […]

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Within the next three years, A123 Systems plans to double the global production of its lithium-ion batteries to 1.5 gigawatt-hours. In order to meet these new levels, A123 said it will need to expand its factories, which are already at maximum production levels. “We’re at capacity at all of our production facilities,” said A123 CEO […]

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Tesla Motors isn’t the only automaker branching into the energy storage market, and now Daimler has announced that it too will begin selling large battery units to capture solar or grid energy for home and industrial uses. With a much quieter approach compared to Tesla’s Powerwall debut, Daimler released news of its Mercedes-Benz branded products […]

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Never one to pause in the shadows for long, Tesla Motors is again showing its unconventional side with its new “mobile experience.” Made from shipping containers, Tesla said that it’s planning to tour this new mobile store around the country. “Designed in-house, the shipping container arrives and unfolds to double its size in just a […]

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This week at the Shanghai Motor Show, the Chinese-Israeli automotive manufacturer Qoros revealed its adventurous new 2 PHEV concept. Drawing on a mix of Chinese and German design features, the 2 PHEV is looking to appeal to “young, open-minded and efficiency-conscious consumers” according to Carscoops. The 2 PHEV’s design includes pushing its wheels out to each […]

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Aston Martin has plans in two to three years to release an all-electric variant of its Rapide, it could potentially boast 1000 brake horsepower on a four wheel drive platform while also including a range of 200 miles. The creation process is already in motion in the UK, plans are being drawn up and battery […]

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NEW YORK – Today Lexus unveiled the fourth generation of its best-selling RX crossover lineup including the hybrid version. Powering the 2016 Lexus RX 450h is an Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V6 paired with a single electric motor. This hybrid powertrain has the same 300 horsepower output as its all-gas counterpart, the RX 350. Other details of […]

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