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More car brands are broadening their alternative energy vehicle lineup. Growing beyond the traditional profile of the economical family car, carmakers are slowly adding hybrid sports cars and luxury cars to the mix. And now Lexus is joining in. Lexus is planning to launch its first hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) by 2017. The car […]

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Appeal and sales for alternative energy cars are still slowing as gasoline prices drop. But that isn’t putting the brakes on the auto industry’s expansion in the EV market. A new survey says that with every 10-cent decrease in gasoline prices, consumer interest for alternative energy vehicles also falls by 1-percent. The study was commissioned […]

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Nissan has smashed its best calendar-year U.S. sales record in its fourth year on the market with 30,200 units sold for 2014. Last year it sold 22,610 Leafs and this is the first time any plug-in has sold over 30,000 – and it would appear to defy any notion that the first-generation electric car might […]

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Nissan’s 2015 edition of the Sentra starts at $16,480. The 2015 Sentra has not changed much but small tweaks in equipment have been done to this seventh-generation Sentra, first introduced in fall 2012. The car is offered in six models: S 6MT, S CVT, FE+ S, SV, SR and SL. “For 2015, the Sentra lineup […]

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Audi will demonstrate the capabilities of its autonomous driving technology between Silicon Valley and Las Vegas. The German automaker said it is demonstrating that the era of automated driving is nearly here by having one of its cars cover more than 550 miles of piloted highway driving with journalists behind the wheel,. The long-distance test […]

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A stock Tesla Model S P85D was recently tested by Drag Times on a dynamometer and delivered 864 pounds-feet of peak torque which helps explain why it can be quicker to 50 mph than a Lamborghini Aventador. Tesla rates the new all-wheel-drive car with pricing that starts just shy of $106,000 at 471 horsepower to […]

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Mercedes-Benz will show a self-driving concept car in Las Vegas this month at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. A teaser image of the as-yet un-named vehicle reveals little, details of its powertrain and so forth have yet to be disclosed, but some more tidbits may be in advance of the Jan. 5 showing. Mercedes-Benz has […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is using Twitter for the second time in a week to hint about upcoming Tesla developments. In a tweet this morning, Musk said that the company was creating an automatic charge cord that “moves out from the wall and connects like a solid metal snake.” One minute later, he added that […]

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The Chevrolet Volt and BMW i8 are well-designed and fun to drive, according to a new comparison. The Australian-based CarAdvice.com tested both cars as part of sort of odd-ball match-up between electrified vehicles including the Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi Outlander. The review used a 2014 Volt, which is rebadged as the Holden Volt […]

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The Tesla P85D drag race show on YouTube is starting, and one matchup is between a 691 horsepower Lamborghini Aventador versus the 691 horsepower P85D. Of course the Lamborghini weighs less, costs more, is a genuine supercar, and the P85D is an all-wheel-drive Model S that does very well indeed. The owner of the Aventador, […]

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