They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and Rolls-Royce is now seriously considering a plug-in hybrid with a Volt-like 30-50 miles e-range within the next five years. Of course it won’t really be a Volt – it will be a super upscale electrified lead sled not unlike the canceled all-electric 102EX pictured. But […]

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McLaren pulled the cover off the P1 GTR concept during a private event at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, but even if you plunked down its estimated $3,357,000 price, you wouldn’t be able to drive it home. The track-focused car is said by the British performance car company to be a preview to the final […]

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If you’ve never heard of Renovo Motors Inc., the Silicon Valley company says its all-electric Coupe has been developed in “stealth mode” over the past four years. Promising a true driver’s car with mid-mounted 500-horsepower 1,000 pounds-feet motors supplied energy by proprietary modular li-ion batteries, the car with CSX9000 chassis supplied by Shelby American is […]

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While Toyota especially has proven bullish about the prospects of the future hydrogen infrastructure, questions still remain about finding a safe and stable source of hydrogen, and ultimately how much it will cost future users. Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations at Toyota, used the figures of $30 for 300 miles to refuel […]

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According to Autoblog Green, which got the story from Green Car Reports and ultimately, Auto Express, the Tesla Roadster which ceased production in 2012 will get a 400-mile range battery. You could say this is recycled battery news, and included is the longest-range li-ion battery yet may also get Supercharger compatibility. The hint emanated from […]

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Will GM build an electrified vehicle called the “Bolt?” It sure rhymes with “Volt,” and invokes an electrified theme of a lightening Bolt that could be quicker than Usain Bolt. Your guess is as good as ours, as GM has only patented the name without notice, and offered no further revelation beyond public disclosure Aug. […]

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Chevrolet is rightly proud that of the 500,000,000-plus miles driven by its Volts since its introduction, nearly two thirds — 63 percent — were done using “grid electricity.” However, Green Car Reports lists at least two major examples in the last couple years of Volts being almost exclusively driven on gasoline power alone, greatly reducing […]

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General Motors confirmed today that it will show its next-generation Chevrolet Volt this January at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Want to know how much it will cost, or EV range, or see details and specs? According to GM Spokesman Randy Fox, GM regretfully declines to offer more than a teaser […]

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Yesterday Honda was reported as planning to axe the limited-market all-electric version of the Fit, and the Insight hybrid. The Fit EV (pictured) is lease-only, and Honda only ever committed to producing 1,100 units. It will be canceled in the fall, but supported until leases run out. As for the Insight, the latest generation of […]

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Back after a hiatus for model year 2014, Toyota announced today it will introduce a Prius Liftback “Persona SE” for 2015. The Prius Persona Series Special Edition as it’s formally called is an update to the Prius Three Trim level, and differentiated by subtle interior and exterior changes. Exterior changes include a rear-mounted “Persona Series” […]

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