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    235 MPG Renault Eolab Heads To Paris

    Renault’s Eolab plug-in hybrid could net 282 mpg on the Euro cycle and in the U.S. it reportedly might achieve 235 mpg under more stringent EPA tests. A prototype of the four-passenger car has been driven by Top Gear, they say it works basically as advertised, but for now, the concept is to be displayed […]

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    Three Ways Formula E Will Benefit Our Electric Vehicles

    Regardless whether you personally like motorsports, or not, alternative energy fans may want to seriously consider cheering on Formula E or at least hope it succeeds. For more than a century internal combustion vehicles have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship between racing and cars we can buy, and a key goal for Formula E is facilitating […]

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    Nevada Approves Tax Breaks For Tesla

    After three long days of special legislative sessions, the Nevada government finally approved the $1.3 billion bundle of tax breaks and other incentives needed to bring the Tesla Gigafactory to the state. During a signing ceremony, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval said that the deal “changed the trajectory of our state forever,” and that “We made […]

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    Police May Be Able To Bust In-Car Texting With ‘Radar’ Gun

    A “radar-gunlike” text-message detection device is “near production” for use by law enforcment to find out drivers distracted by texting at the wheel. The device is being developed by ComSonics of Harrisonburg, Va., and it can spot the frequency of cell phone transmissions emanating from a moving vehicle, and discern between texting and cell phone […]

    Consumer Reports Compares Tesla Model S and BMW i8

    It did not take long, and now Consumer Reports has posted a video review of the Tesla Model S and BMW i8. While we were more discrete when we loosely compared the Model S to a Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, calling it “apple and orange,” CR flat out says the i8 and Model S comparo […]

    Mercedes-Benz Also Granted California Autonomous Vehicle License

    Mercedes-Benz is another German company receiving an autonomous vehicle license from the state of California. With “Senate Bill No. 1298″ taking effect, Mercedes-Benz received a license allowing the company to test vehicles in autonomous driving mode in daily traffic on California roads. Mercedes-Benz, which has been in Silicon Valley for almost 20 years now, said […]

    Top Gear Magazine Tests Nissan’s ZEOD RC Hybrid Race Car

    Nissan’s eye-catching arrow-shaped ZEOD RC saw both the highs and lows of endurance racing during the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans this past June. While the team met its goals of both hitting 300 km/h (186 mph) along the Mulsanne Strait and completing a lap of the eight-mile circuit on electric power alone, the […]

    2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Downsizes Its Diesel and Gas Offerings

    Mercedes-Benz has long been a supporter of diesel options in its growing line of SUVs, but there looks to be a mild shake-up happening for the 2015 M-Class. The long-serving 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel won’t be answering the bell, replaced instead by the 2.1-liter four-cylinder found in the smaller GLK and mid-sized E-Class sedan. So the […]

    Revised C-Max Unveiled

    Ford Motor Company unveiled a revised C-MAX and Grand C-MAX with a new exterior design, interior as well as what Ford calls major fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions improvements. The revised five-seat C-MAX, available in the U.S., and seven-seat Grand C-MAX will go on sale across Europe in early 2015. The models is said to […]