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    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 […]

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    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 […]

    Acura

    2016 Acura NSX Photo’d In the Wild

    It appears that Acura is benchmarking the new NSX against some of the world’s finest sports cars. Photos of the 2016 Acura NSX out in the wild were posted onto the internet, showing the Japanese automaker’s hybrid sports car driving with a Porsche 911 and sitting beside an Audi R8. While the NSX has already […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Average Age For Cars in US Increases To 11.5 Years

    The average vehicle on U.S. roads is roughly 11.5 years old. That means that the average car driving beside you was bought brand new in 2004 (like the 2004 Civic, seen above). According to IHS Automotive, overall vehicle registrations have grown by 2 percent compared to last year, and now sit at a record 257.9 […]

    Camouflaged Hyundai Hybrid Spied

    With a teardrop profile culminating in the hatchback’s high rear deck, a recently spied camouflaged mule could easily be mistaken as the next Toyota Prius. But it isn’t. The photos, captured by AutomobileMag.com, are actually of a Hyundai hybrid in testing. To date, Hyundai has been tight-lipped about this new hybrid. It’s been known for […]

    Chevy Volt Batteries Get Secondary Use – and Help Set Guinness Record

    As General Motors works on secondary uses for the Chevrolet Volt battery a recent opportunity came up to nab a Guinness World Record in Canada. At the Pan American Games in Toronto, from July 17-27, a record 4,739 people pedaled bikes to generate electricity into a Volt’s battery. The record title: the most number of […]

    By 2025, Hybrids Could Be Priced Evenly With Non-Hybrids

    If hybrid vehicles continue improving at their current pace, a new study said manufacturing costs will “be cut in half before 2025,” positioning hybrids to compete directly with non-hybrids for sales. John German’s technical paper, published by The International Council on Clean Transportation, named advances through the learning process, increases in vehicle production and development […]

    GM Introducing Diesel Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Pickups

    General Motors today announced midsized sibling trucks with the cleanest diesel truck engine it’s yet installed. The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon with 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine will go on sale ths fall, and join 2.5-liter four, and 3.6-liter six-cylinder versions. Exactly how clean the new diesel is has not been announced, nor has […]

    Simple Bolt Deters Hybrid Battery Thieves

    The answer to keeping one’s self from being a victim of hybrid battery thieves may be security bolts. This at least is the takeaway from a CBS News affiliate, which reports the incidence of their theft is on the rise in the San Francisco Bay Area. The used recyclable or resalable goods are becoming as […]