In celebration of the U.S. arrival of the BMW i8, BMW created a one-of-a-kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition. This special one-off i8 will be auctioned during the weekend of the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, ahead of the official BMW i8 fall sale date. BMW said the car will be distinguished by a […]

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VIA Motors is strengthening its ranks. CEO John Weber announced earlier this week that Michael Allman, an energy industry leader, has joined VIA’s board of directors. “We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Allman to the VIA Motors Board,” said Weber. “Michael is a respected industry leader in the energy space and brings to VIA […]

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If a German report is correct, BMW will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2016 with an i9 supercar merging elements of the i8 plug-in hybrid and evoking the memory of the legendary M1. The super i8 could just as well be an “i10” but that name was already taken by Hyundai. To eclipse the i8, […]

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Blending part-time electric drive and posh performance, Porsche’s 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid may be the greenest car yet offered by the automaker from Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Last fall as the proud brand launched this, its first plug-in sedan, it had dug out the history book to remind all that its e-pedigree dates to Nikola Tesla’s day, when […]

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Since last year when the Panamera S E-Hybrid was pending launch, it had been reported Porsche’s next plug-in hybrid would be the Cayenne which was already available as a regular hybrid, and this is now confirmed. The German car maker revealed its revised 2015 Cayenne that comes in a few familiar high-performance flavors, and pushing […]

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General Motor representatives have said on different occasions GM could have a 200-mile range battery electric car as soon as 2016, but have been short on details beyond that. Yesterday it was reported LG Chem says it will be able to supply a 200-mile-range EV battery by 2016, said at least one automaker will get […]

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Cadillac has struggled to sell the 2014 ELR this year, is now quietly offering around $12,500 in rebates, and discounting, and its 16.5-kwh battery will be replaced with a 17.1-kwh pack like the Chevy Volt just got. It’s believed this should net an incremental range increase, and might even help MPGe as a similar increase […]

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Updates to the 2015 Chevy Volt include minor things like interior and exterior color choices, WiFi connectivity, and … an unannounced upgrade to the propulsion battery to 17.1 kilowatt-hours – up from 16.5. The extended-range electric Volt was launched December 2010 as a 2011 model with a 16.0-kwh pack rated at 35 miles electric range, […]

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Mercedes-Benz’ involvement in Formula 1 translates into new hybrid and lightweight solutions for the brand’s road-going cars. “Technologies like direct fuel injection found their way in to series production via the Silver Arrows of the 1950s”, said Prof Thomas Weber, Member of the Daimler Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Head of Mercedes-Benz […]

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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. will host its biggest annual celebration for thousands of loyal Mitsubishi Motors brand enthusiasts at the 2014 Mitsubishi Owner’s Day (MOD), including EV and PHEV presence. The event will be held at the company’s North American headquarters located at 6400 Katella Avenue in Cypress, California 90630. The festivities kick off […]

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