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Not to be confused with Volkswagen’s “GTI,” the German automaker gave early billing ahead of the Geneva motor show today of its Euro-market GTE plug-in hybrid. It’s a “GT” – like the “GTI” or ”GTD” hatchbacks – but with an “E” standing for “electric” – and this adds one more variant to the automaker’s nomenclature, […]

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No word yet on price, but Audi now says it will update its all-electric R8 e-tron and fit it with Tesla-like performance. Formerly shelved while still a prototype due to a short-ish 134 mile range, the R8 e-tron is said now to have better li-ion batteries pushing range to 248.5 miles. The car will reportedly […]

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If performance car enthusiasts think the Nissan Leaf is a bit tame for their likes, within three years Nissan intends to produce a “fearless vision of the EV future,” the delta-bodied BladeGlider electric sports car based on the ZEOD electric race car. Tech details are few at this point, but a concept version – accentuating […]

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Porsche’s plug-in Panamera S E-Hybrid zips to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, adroitly carves corners like the four-door 911 it essentially is – and it can travel sans gasoline for around 22 miles or return Prius-surpassing mpg on average-distance commutes. U.S. EPA numbers are still pending, but expect it to beat the outgoing non-plug-in S […]

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