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    Would The 2016 Volt’s Transaxle Be Ideal For An Extended-Range Truck?

    In revising the second-generation Chevrolet Volt, General Motors re-designed its electrical/mechanical transaxle, and one might now pose the question whether this same design would be ideal to use in a super fuel-saving truck such as VIA Motors now makes. VIA builds pure series plug-in hybrid trucks based on the Chevrolet Silverado and other light-duty GM […]

    Power, Plugs and People

    Step One Toward Musk’s Hyperloop Planned For 2016

    Some people said Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Hyperloop dream a couple years ago was just to drum up publicity but now a first stage in its becoming a reality is underway. Plans by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies are for a 5-mile test track near the central California town of Quay Valley to begin construction by 2016 […]

    Carmakers, Market & Fleets

    Should We Expect An Apple Car or Not?

    So what do you think? When the autonomous all-electric 2021 Apple car is launched at Tesla-style Apple boutique stores, will it come in silver, gold, and space gray? Will 400 miles range be enough for you? Or are your eyes already starting to roll because you’re one of those who are coming to doubt the […]

    Hybrid Car News

    James Bond Easter Egg Hidden In The Tesla Model S

    The latest Easter egg found on the Tesla Model S may just be the best one yet. Most people familiar with Tesla already recognize that its CEO, Elon Musk, is not your conventional auto manufacturer president. He makes exorbitant predictions, curses during interviews and refuses to follow traditional sales methods. And, it turns out, he […]

    Goodyear: Charging Your EV Through Its Tires

    Goodyear has presented a concept tire at the 85th Geneva International Motor Showthat is aimed at helping electric vehicles charge their batteries. Known at the BHO3, this concept tire offers the possibility of charging the batteries of electric cars by transforming the heat generated by the rolling tire into electrical energy. Goodyear explained the BHO3 […]

    Aston Martin Rethinks The GT Into An EV

    British luxury carmaker Aston Martin presented the DBX Concept EV at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show. Designed to challenge the current idea of what a luxury GT entry should be, this ev concept sits higher off the ground, incorporates all-wheel drive and gives clues to future design directions the brand may take. “The DBX […]

    Koenigsegg Builds Exotic Insanely Fast Regera Plug-in Hybrid

    At the Geneva car show, Swedish carmaker Koenigsegg is giving the world a look at is new supercar: the 2016 Regera. The Regera is the latest addition to the current hypercar trend: insanely potent exotics driven by a hybrid powertrain. It’s a class that caters to the fortunate and affluent few that want unrestrained muscle […]

    Ford Reportedly To Reveal Its Own Chevy Bolt EV Competitor This Year

    When we wrote a couple weeks ago saying electric car makers will need to step up to the new 200-mile/mid-$30,000 benchmark due by 2017, little did we know how soon Ford would reportedly show it too agrees. According to Automobile magazine, Ford will be the fourth EV maker to offer a 200-plug-mile range EV ostensibly […]

    It Was Steady As She Goes For February Leaf and Volt Sales

    Nissan recorded 1,198 Leaf sales last month, Chevrolet recorded 693 Volt sales and this in a shorter sales month would be a case of steady as she goes. The month prior, Nissan broke an 18-month streak of setting records and came plummeting down 65 percent from December to 1,017 sales and 14.5 percent down year […]