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ElectricVIA Motors Turns GM Trucks Into Plugin Hybrids
GM boss Bob Lutz is backing a company that just started production at its assembly plant in Mexico. The plant builds range-extended electric trucks out of existing GM models. Called VIA Motors, it has the capacity to assemble up to 10,000 trucks per year. That may sound ambitious for a …
Electric2013 Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced
Since 2005, the Green Car Journal uses the Los Angeles Auto Show as the venue to award the title of Green Car of the Year ® for the most environmentally friendly car. Since then, the number of cars evaluated has grown steadily, likely a direct consequence of manufacturers trying to …
Electric2015 Chevrolet Impala CNG Bi-Fuel
This is Dan Akerson, CEO of General Motors next to the bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala sedan which he just confirmed GM will produce for 2015. The announcement was made during the OPEC Oil Embargo + 40 symposium, which refers to the 40th anniversary of the 1973 oil embargo. The Impala CNG …
ElectricTesla Gives Itself Three Years To Develop an Autonomous Vehicle
While Daimler, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen have given themselves until 2020 to produce their autonomous car, Tesla says it needs only three years to develop a car that can drive free from human assistance. The big boss, Elon Musk, confirmed that his autonomous car will be managed 90% electronically through …
ElectricMercedes-Benz B-Class Electric
The Mercedes-Benz B-Class powered by an electric motor will be officially sold in North America next year. The entry into the North American market was, faster than expected. After the American launch, the car will be available in European markets. Technical specifications Its electric motor has an output of 177 …
ElectricNo gas? No problem, with a new electric car rental program in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. - Visitors to Orlando often try new things while on vacation: thrilling roller coasters, luxury hotels, different cuisines. Now they can try out a fully electric car and not have to pay for gas during their vacation. Under a new program announced Thursday called Drive Electric Orlando, anyone …
ElectricNissan Will Soon Have Five EVs in its Lineup
Nissan is planning to expand its lineup of electric vehicles to five in the near future, according to a report from Automotive News Europe. Currently only the Nissan Leaf is on the market. Nissan has previously indicated a desire to bring a luxury EV based on the Infiniti Emerg-e concept …
ElectricTesla Model S is Safest Car Ever Tested in the U.S.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently tested the Tesla Model S and, according the company, the Model S obtained a record-breaking 5.4 stars. Ordinarily the maximum rating is five stars however the NHTSA sends manufacturers what is called a Vehicle Safety Score which can be above 5. By …
ElectricSupercharge your Tesla in 20 min!
Tesla has added a supercharging station at its Freemont manufacturing facility for the public to use twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. "I was so excited to get the email that the supercharger is over here," said Jain, who was joined by his 12-year-old daughter, Pragya. "We …
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