Are you a good writer with an interest in automotive journalism, environmental issues, and sustainable transportation? If so, maybe we should talk. This website is growing and in need of an East Coast time zone freelance writer to post daily alternative-energy transportation focused news briefs. Opportunities for advancement for the right person could follow, but […]

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This week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Elio Motors debuted its fifth autocycle prototype – the P5 – in pre-production form. One key difference between the P5 and previous iterations is the newest model is powered by Elio’s own proprietary engine. The three-cylinder 0.9-liter engine was designed by Elio Motors after the company concluded […]

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In anticipation of plug-in cars soon increasing their numbers, people with a need to know are preparing. To foster this, next month the University of Central Florida’s Electric Vehicle Transportation Center (EVTC) will host its first EV Transportation and Technology Summit. The U.S. Department of Transportation-funded research facility was established in 2013 and from Oct. […]

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At the Frankfurt International Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz unveiled a new concept plug-in hybrid that emphasizes aerodynamics. Concept IAA, short for Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, has the ability to alter its exterior to improve the flow of air over the four-door sedan which foreshadows in dimensions and profile the third-generation CLS expected in 2017. The for this […]

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On display alongside the new generation of Volkswagen Tiguan this week in Frankfurt is the company’s first plug-in hybrid SUV concept based on its new MQB modular architecture, dubbed the Tiguan GTE. Volkswagen’s new design for the second generation of this SUV isn’t one of the more dramatic facelifts seen recently. but perhaps it didn’t […]

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National Drive Electric Week begins this Saturday, with more than 150 cities around the world gearing up to celebrate plug-in cars and other electrified vehicles (EVs). “What strikes me the most about National Drive Electric Week is the incredible diversity of our participants and our event organizers’ passion,” said Joel Levin, executive director for Plug […]

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Last week, Bosch announced it is acquiring a California-based battery company that’s currently developing a solid-state lithium-ion battery. Bosch’s purchase of Seeo, set at an undisclosed price for the company’s intellectual property and research staff, was both groundbreaking and (to some) questionable. “It is the first instance of a major automotive player outright acquiring a […]

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Three new changes are coming for the Tesla Model S, including a new “ludicrous mode.” If the P85D’s “insane” mode was not enough for you, when this setting is engaged, the now-quicker Model S will reach 60 mph in a reported 2.8 seconds making the previous P85D’s 3.2 seconds seem sluggish. Top speed is 155 […]

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A small company in Maryland, committed to “building advanced green vehicles,” is putting the final touches on an all-electric Corvette Z06. Genovation Cars doesn’t make a habit out of electrifying sports cars. Its G2 two-door (pictured below) was created and built in-house, and is available as either a battery electric or a plug-in hybrid. When […]

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Tesla Motors is close to completing the first construction phase of its battery-building Gigafactory. The latest update on the Gigafactory reveals that a 900,000 square foot building is almost fully built and will soon be ready for the manufacturing equipment to be installed. Steve Hill, director of the governor’s office of economic development, spoke with […]

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