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The Driverless Electric Car from the Future Has Arrived

The future is now, and it comes to us in the form of the Rinspeed XchangE, an autonomous and completely electric concept car that's based on the Tesla Model S. Set to debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show beginning March 6, this incredible feat of automobile engineering pilots itself (but you can …

Living Rooms

New Japanese Electric Buses Soon To Be Solar Powered

Though most of the time when you hear about electric buses these days it is because of Chinese manufacturer BYD, others do have contributions to the …

Top Picks 2014, 10 Best Cars of the Year - Consumer Reports

What it takes<p>Best overall<p>Tesla Model S<p>Sure, you can talk about this electric luxury car’s blistering acceleration, razor-sharp handling, compliant …

Autoblog Green

Using a car to pull an airplane is nothing new. We've seen a Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI, a Nissan Patrol and a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S all tug widebody aircraft. A few years ago, there was even a Toyota Tundra that pulled the Space Shuttle Endeavour across the 405 in Los Angeles. Now Australia's …

Watch Out, Europe: Tesla Is Coming For You

When it comes to Elon Musk’s ambition, there are no boundaries — or at least borders.<p>Tesla announced a major European expansion on Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show. The company will open more than 30 new service centers and stores across the continent, as well as continue to expand its network of …

ELR, the Cadillac of hybrids

Before The Simpsons, there was The Flintstones.<p>In one episode, Fred, the Flintstones’ pater familias, and his sidekick Barney become pop music stars overnight. They bask in their newfound admiration until a teen decides they are uncool, and in an eye blink, the cavemen are rendered has-beens.<p>It …

EV life: Fiat 500e plug-in car close to perfect

I thought it might be a good time to provide feedback at 5,000 miles on my electric car experiment. In October I leased an all-electric Fiat 500e, as the cost of the lease was less than I was spending each month on gasoline to drive my conventional vehicle.<p>The Fiat's battery range of 80-90 miles …

One year and 15,000 miles with a Tesla Model S

It’s now been a year since I took delivery of my dark green 2013 Tesla Model S with the 60-kilowatt-hour battery.<p>After almost four years of waiting, those first days after delivery were euphoric. As I recall, the words “greatest freaking car in the entire freaking Universe” (or thereabouts) passed …

2015 BMW i8 Specs Finalized As Production Starts

BMW’s new i8 plug-in hybrid sports car made its official world debut at 2013’s Frankfurt Auto Show, but development of the car’s advanced powertrain …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

nanoFLOWCELL unveils flow cell battery prototype vehicle

<i>QUANT e-Sportslimousine. Click to enlarge.</i><p>To charge or discharge the nanoFLOWCELL, two different electrolytic solutions are pumped through the …