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A Glimpse Inside BMW’s i Electric Project

Next to Tesla, and, perhaps Renault-Nissan, there isn’t an automaker in the world that’s putting as much faith and money into electric mobility as BMW. The brand’s CEO, Norbert Reithofer, has invested massively in his new sub-brand, called “i,” plus R&D and production sites around the globe. Tied …

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8 Electrocopters Coming to Conquer the Skies

Electric helicopters are much more than toys. Improvements in battery technology, flight controls, and electric motors are turning them into pocket-size devices for tactical reconnaissance, small machines for carrying medical supplies, and even full-blown

Ford's eWheelDrive has designs on the urban car of the future

Demonstrated last Friday at Lommel, Belgium, the eWheelDrive is under development by Ford and project leader Schaeffler, a German automotive …

2-Seater Mobility Hybrid Concept Car with Spacious Cabin

This project is called <b>Mobility Hybrid Concept Car</b>, a 2-seater compact hybrid vehicle with spacious cabin where you can keep 2 collapsible pedelecs or …

Autoblog Green

Yesterday, Ford offered up a buffet of information. Along with Bronco news, GT500 teasing and the announcement of Ford Co-Pilot360 driver assistance becoming standard across its entire lineup, Ford also reaffirmed its commitment to electrification. Specifically, the company announced an $11 billion …

Driving Volkswagen's 261-MPG Diesel-Electric Supercar Spacepod

WOLFSBURG, Germany – At first glance, the Volkswagen XL1 is like any other supercar. It's long and low – lower, even, than a Lamborghini Aventador – …

Chevy announces pricing for the 2014 Spark EV — News

For all intents and purposes, automakers aren’t making a nickel from the few electric cars they sell. Fiat says it’s losing $10,000 on every 500E, and while General Motors disputes the Volt’s red ink—estimated at more than $40,000 per car by some sources—Chevrolet is doling out a Costco-size …

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2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

Accord Hybrid v2.0 plugs in for mpg bragging rights.<p>TESTED<p>Two Accord generations ago, Honda offered a hybrid powertrain in its mainstream sedan. But it was a performance-oriented V-6 hybrid that never achieved the lofty fuel-economy numbers that eco buyers crave. Now, Honda is jumping back into the …

2013 Honda Fit EV

Honda's electric hatchback will be available in a limited number of markets.<p>Introduced at the Los Angeles auto show, the Honda Fit EV joins the Scion iQ, Fiat 500, and Chevy Spark in the tiny-cars-that-have-been-converted-to-run-on-batteries brigade. But the Fit EV's rollout, set to begin next …

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Review: 2013 Lexus GS 450h

Lexus introduced the GS300 in 1993. The <i>Italdesign Giugiaro</i> designed car was to follow in the footsteps of the iconic LS400, bringing contention to …

Next-gen Defender plans scrapped, Freelander name being dropped

There seem to be plenty of reports swirling in regards to Land Rover lately. According to <i>Autocar</i>, not only is the British automaker going back to the drawing board for the design of its next-generation Defender, but the outlet is also saying that the Freelander name could be dropped.<p>While the …

Ford Is Adding Jobs And Skipping Vacations To Keep Up With Surging Demand

There’s a tradition among U.S. automakers to shut down factories for two weeks in early July for what’s called the model-year changeover — that’s when routine maintenance is performed as production of current vehicles ends and next year’s models begin. During hard times, that summer shutdown has …

Ford Fiesta ST review

The One With The 2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS! - World's Fastest Car Show Episode 3.2

The Performance Cars of Fast & Furious 6

The Fast & Furious franchise has gotten a handful of hit films out of people driving fast cars doing insane stunts. We got the scoop on the muscle cars featured in the sixth installment, out May 24.

How Mercedes is using QR codes to help accident victims

Mercedes-Benz is working on a system that may help emergency workers quickly and safely rescue trapped occupants in wrecked vehicles. The system pairs rescue sheets that show firefighters, police and paramedics information on exactly how and where to use rescue sheers to extract trapped passengers, …

2014 Audi R8 V-10 Plus

Dual-clutch = double love.<p>TESTED<p>The Audi R8 has always been a starter supercar, a toe into the high-g waters. It doesn’t wear an exotic badge, and it won’t trigger too many adverse assumptions about your manhood. Other supercars are riskier, wilder, more dangerous, less defensible. They test you by …

McLaren Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Special-Edition 12C

Whatever happened to celebrating a double-digit birthday with a cake, or a lawn full of flamingos—you know, one for each year the old codger has been around? In the auto industry, birthdays now are celebrated largely with special-edition models, and McLaren is rolling out a pair of them for its …

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