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Volvo Updates Electric Models with Larger Motor and New Charger

Volvo Updates Electric Models with Larger Motor and New Charger

Latest motor gets cars to 70km/h in 5.9 seconds

Volvo is updating its electric cars with a more powerful electric motor and faster charging system. The latest motor supplied by Siemens will get the electric C30 to 70km/h (44mph) in 5.9 seconds, and it can charge fully in 1.5 hours.  Th...
24.04.2013 | 4279 views | 0 comments
Toyota Me.We Is a 60s-Inspired Modern Car

Toyota Me.We Is a 60s-Inspired Modern Car

Attempts to be modern, practical and environmentally friendly

Toyota has gone back to the three-box compact designs of 60s Japanese cars for its Me.We concept, which Toyota calls its “anti-crisis” car. Toyota worked with the design studio Massaud on the design. The car will be revealed at Le Rend...
24.04.2013 | 14554 views | 1 comments
Detroit Electric SP:01 Claims to Be Fastest Electric Car in the World

Detroit Electric SP:01 Claims to Be Fastest Electric Car in the World

It can hit 100km/h in 3.7 seconds with a 155mph top speed

Detroit Electric publically revealed its SP:01 sports car at the Shanghai Motor Show. It is claiming that it is the fastest electric car currently in production with acceleration to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 155mph, which is as fas...
22.04.2013 | 6184 views | 0 comments
Smart Forjeremy Actually Going Into Limited Production

Smart Forjeremy Actually Going Into Limited Production

Look created by fashion designer Jeremy Scott

Smart has made the amazing decision to put the Forjeremy from the LA Auto Show into limited production. The car is based on the Smart Fortwo but with angelic wings surrounding each taillight from fashion designer Jeremy Scott. When the taillights ...
22.04.2013 | 883 views | 1 comments
Leaf Buyers in Europe Can Now Opt to Lease Batteries

Leaf Buyers in Europe Can Now Opt to Lease Batteries

Reduces car's upfront cost

Buyers in Europe can now opt to lease the batteries in their Nissan Leaf to reduce initial purchase price by €5,900. The costs for the leases vary from €79 to €142 per month depending on how long the buyer leases the battery and how...
19.04.2013 | 688 views | 0 comments
Renault Investigating Participating in Formula E

Renault Investigating Participating in Formula E

Series already has calendar and tire supplier for next year

Renault Chief Operating Officer Carlos Tavares has expressed interest in participating in the Formula E series possibly as soon as 2014.  "Formula E is something that we are looking at very closely. It's very probable to say that...
18.04.2013 | 4546 views | 0 comments
GM Begins Building Spark EV in US

GM Begins Building Spark EV in US

Motor and drive unit built in the US

General Motors has begun production of the Chevrolet Spark EV at its factory in White Marsh, Maryland. It is the first time for its electric cars where the motor and drive units will also be built in the US. “The era of using electricity...
17.04.2013 | 838 views | 0 comments
Cadillac ELR Allows Drivers to Force Energy Regeneration

Cadillac ELR Allows Drivers to Force Energy Regeneration

Steering wheel paddles force the car into Regen on Demand mode

Cadillac's ELR will go on sale at the beginning of 2014 as the brand's first ever range-extended hybrid vehicle, and Cadillac is giving new details on the car. One interesting feature is Cadillac's Regen on Demand feature where drivers...
15.04.2013 | 603 views | 0 comments
Detroit Electric Brings Lotus Engineering to Electric Cars

Detroit Electric Brings Lotus Engineering to Electric Cars

Takes chassis from Elise

When two former Lotus Engineering employees decide to launch their own electric car company, it should come as no surprise that the new car would have some Lotus components. That is exactly what has happened with the introduction of the Detroit El...
04.04.2013 | 5396 views | 0 comments
Tesla in Planning Stages for Second Generation Roadster

Tesla in Planning Stages for Second Generation Roadster

Will not be on market before 2016 at earliest

Tesla has admitted that it is in the early planning stages for a next generation Roadster. It already delayed the Model X crossover until late 2014, and it has been planning its smaller, cheaper car since before the Model S went on sale. The secon...
03.04.2013 | 2579 views | 0 comments

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