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Following In Tesla's Footsteps, BMW Offers To Share Electric Car Technology

Following In Tesla's Footsteps, BMW Offers To Share Electric Car Technology

Well, this is interesting: according to Auto News, BMW wants to share its electric-car technology with other automakers. Why is that interesting? Because Tesla Motors did something very similar last month. Was BMW inspired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk's (nominally) altruistic act? Or is BMW trying to... read more

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2011 Chevrolet Volt pre-production prototype, January 2010

First Drive: 2011 Chevrolet Volt

GM's audacious attempt to leapfrog the popular Toyota Prius, with its green halo, has gotten it more publicity than any General Motors car in decades. The car is the 2011... read more January 10, 2010 by  13


 
Tesla Roadster as used by videogame designers

Seven Things You Didn't Know About the 2010 Tesla Roadster

High Gear Media has partnered with Tesla Motors on a new writing contest where YOU can win a tour and road test of the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport. You can submit as many... read more December 16, 2009 by  9


 
Nissan LEAF

Preview: Cars Of The Future, Coming Sooner Than You Think

Grab any science magazine from the last century, and you'll see ideas and sketches for cars of the future, from atomic-powered to levitating. But the future is here already... read more December 14, 2009 by  2


 
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid To Go On Sale in 2011

Toyota has been a late and cautious entrant into the field of plug-in vehicles, gradually rolling out a small fleet of Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid versions of the... read more December 14, 2009 by 


 
Porsche lightweight lithium-ion 12-Volt starter battery

Porsche Offers Lithium-Ion Battery, But Only For Starting

Lithium-ion batteries are part of the path to the Promised Land of electric vehicles. The all-electric 2009 Tesla Roadster was the first sports car to run on lithium cells... read more December 9, 2009 by  1


 
Better Place Israel CEO Moshe Kaplinsky displays the first electric parking lot in Israel.

Is Better Place's Shai Agassi Fudging the Math On Cost of Driving Electric?

Shai Agassi, the founder and CEO of Better Place, is by all accounts a supremely charismatic entrepreneur. He has raised hundreds of millions of dollars to wire Israel with... read more September 28, 2009 by 


 
2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

First Look: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

What is it?: Mild hybrid version of the big Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan The basics: Teutonic solidity, impeccable equipment, better fuel economy On sale: This fall Price... read more September 18, 2009 by 


 
2009 Audi R8 e-Tron Concept

Frankfurt: Audi e-Tron Electric Car Has Awesome Torque, All-Wheel-Drive

Audi of America's President Johan de Nysschen may have put his foot in his mouth by calling buyers of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt "idiots," but Audi headquarters seems to like... read more September 15, 2009 by  1


 
Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHYBRID lithium-ion battery pack

Study: Lithium Fears Unfounded, Plenty To Meet EV Demand

There's been growing concern in the green car community about EVs and their reliance on lithium batteries -- specifically that there's not enough lithium on Planet Earth to... read more August 31, 2009 by  14


 
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Norwegian Electric-Car Maker Think Newly Solvent, Resumes US Plans

These days, you can't turn around without finding electric-car news and updates. The 2010 Tesla Roadster, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, and 2012 Nissan Leaf all sop up their share... read more August 28, 2009 by 


 
DOE battery grant recipients

Obama And The DOE Award $2.4 Billion In Battery Grants

Yesterday, President Obama announced $2.4 billion in technology grants to car companies, battery makers, universities, and research facilities across the U.S. During his... read more August 6, 2009 by 


 
2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid 4-door Sedan Hybrid FWD Air Vents

MIT Student-Built EV Charges In Ten Minutes

Take one 2010 Mercury Milan hybrid, add 7,905 lithium iron-phosphate batteries and untold hours of MIT student labor, and what do you get? A kickin' EV with a 187kW motor... read more July 27, 2009 by 


 
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