The Robocar autonomous EV race car is coming, but first the DevBot prototype is paving the way. Roborace will be a racing series made up entirely of autonomous, self-driving electric cars. It will use the Robocar, which is slated to be unveiled later this year. For now, behold the DevBot, which is a prototype previewing […]

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Mercedes unveiled a new ultra luxurious coupe concept at 2016 Monterey Car Week, one of the world’s most prestigious motoring events. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is a 2+2 coupe, and the concept’s most defining feature is probably its enormous size. The concept measures 18.5 feet long (a bit short of the 20 feet that was […]

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Although media reports periodically focus on relatively low sales for plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs), a few standout models are selling in numbers respectable even next to much-better established non-plug-in hybrids. The regular, non-plug-in hybrid market has had 16 years in the U.S. to get underway and today the two top sellers – the Toyota Prius […]

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Depending on who is spinning the news, plug-in hybrids may be the recipient of high praise, deep criticism, or to the dismay of advocates, they may completely fly under consumers’ radar – but sometimes even good new ideas take a while to sink in. Presented as a solution to radically cut petroleum and emissions just […]

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If you are one of those who’ve not been sufficiently attracted to an all-electric car, last month 7,762 other Americans thought differently. That was the number of U.S. consumers who went all the way from thinking about it, to signing on the dotted line, to whirring away in a shiny new EV. U.S. sales from […]

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As true in any competition, many contenders may vie, but only one can be the champion. And, now that the Rio Olympic games are underway, we thought we’d score another game with arguably higher stakes than gold, silver or bronze – the race by automakers to propel society away from excessive petroleum usage and climate […]

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A Chevrolet Corvette modified to run on electric power has set a speed record in Florida. The Genovation Extreme Electric Car (GXE) now holds the record for the fastest land EV, breaking its own previous record for a street-legal, all-electric car. During supervised tests at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the car reached 205.6 […]

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Last Friday, hundreds of Tesla vehicle owners and their invited guests celebrated the official opening of the company’s first Gigafactory battery plant in the Nevada desert. The new facility at the edge of the town of Sparks, east of Reno, will build Tesla’s future battery cells and packs for all of its products. In addition […]

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There have been significant way markers on the road toward an electrified automotive future, and 2016 has seen more than its fair share. The U.S. plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) market was essentially kicked off in 2008 with Tesla’s Roadster if one discounts prior attempts including GM’s late-90s EV1. To make up for abandoning that project, […]

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Major automakers have been selling all-electric vehicles for over half a decade in the U.S. and a fair number of people have turned to them as an alternative to traditional internal combustion powered transportation. At the same time, low gas prices have induced a spike in more gas-consuming truck and SUV sales, suggesting EVs are […]

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