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While there has been plenty of attention around various auto manufacturers looking to vastly increase the ranges offered on their next-generation electric vehicles, a new study suggests that might not be the best way to go. The study, written by Zhenhong Lin of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville, Tenn., concludes that until the […]

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Want a unique vehicle for your next daily rental? Los Angeles area’s MPG Car Rental group is now offering a Tesla Model S. The company stated it is offering the Model S at the lowest daily rate in the world. The rental group said it is offering Tesla rental vehicles for just about all uses, […]

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A Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV completed the FIA-certified Asia Cross Country Rally 2014. The plug-in hybrid four-wheel drive SUV – entered and managed by the Two & Four Motor Sports rally team supported by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) – was entered in the T1E class (electric vehicle class) of the Asia Cross Country Rally 2014 (AXCR). The […]

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The BMW i8 has been one of the most anticipated performance cars in years, both for its faithful concept-to-production design and its radical hybrid-electric powertrain that strikes an excellent balance between conservation and outright performance. Power comes from a radical turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder and a pair of electric motors to deliver a combined 357 horsepower […]

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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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Tesla Model S drive units have been receiving warranty replacements at a significant rate, so CEO Elon Musk issued a very generous warranty update. Tesla is bent on proving electric motors are more reliable. Wholesale replacements of the drive unit after a year or two doesn’t back that up. To deal with it, today he […]

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The EcoCAR competition is starting its third iteration later this year, and will challenge 16 North American universities to showcase their vision of the future of transportation. The event, the latest in the US Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition series, is once again partnering with General Motors to supply the vehicles and other […]

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Bob Lutz is often called “father of the Volt” but claiming that that title too is Tony Posawatz, now a consultant at large, who was added to the board of directors for telematics company INRIX. Posawatz was the vehicle line director of the Volt during its development years through production, left GM, then took over […]

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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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