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Renault Helps Mercedes On New Smart, Plans Return To U.S.

Renault Helps Mercedes On New Smart, Plans Return To U.S.

No one can deny that French automaker Renault is on the move these days. In addition to its work with Nissan on electric vehicles, the company is in talks with Mercedes-Benz to develop a new model for Mercedes' Smart brand. And here in the U.S., the company is chatting with Roger Penske about... read more

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2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: First Photo, Going Electric Too?

Who says the new age of electric vehicles won't be any fun? According to AutoWeek, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG gullwing supercar will get in on the green action with a... read more July 10, 2009 by 


 
China 3

Detroit Electric Holdings And Dongfeng Ink Partnership To Develop EVs in China

The American marketplace may be sluggish right now, but manufacturers and investors are betting big on China. Not only is there a fair amount of money floating around that... read more June 19, 2009 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2013 Tesla Model S [photo: David Noland]

Car-Charging Start-Up Sparks Interest

From Elon Musk to Bob Lutz, many folks are amped about electric vehicles. Unfortunately, there are still lots of hurdles preventing EVs from becoming attractive to mainstream... read more June 17, 2009 by  3


 
Jay Leno rides the Zero S electric motorcycle

Video: Jay Leno And The Zen of Zero S Electric Motorcycle Maintenance

A couple of months ago, we posted video footage from a 24-hour race of electric motorcycles made by California-based Zero Motorcycles. And while we loved the concept of the... read more June 15, 2009 by 


 
2010 Mazda3 MPS

Mazda Zoom-Zooms Down The Hybrid Road

It's been a strange year for Mazda--at least on the drivetrain front. Last summer, rumors circulated about the company's top-secret "Volt-killer": a hybrid vehicle with a... read more June 12, 2009 by 


 
Jeep American Flag

'Buy American' Provision To Boost U.S. Development Of Electric Vehicles

You may recall that there's a mammoth bill on energy policy in the works, and that in addition to the fairly contentious regulations put forward in the American Clean Energy... read more June 8, 2009 by  2


 
2008 Prius Plug-in Hybrid prototype

Toyota Hit Hardest By New California Emissions Standards

Yesterday, Toyota announced that it will launch a fleet of plug-in hybrids later in 2009. The company's timing couldn't have been better. California's new emissions... read more June 5, 2009 by 


 
2009 WheeGo Whip

Review: 2009 WheeGo Whip NEV -- Challenge To Smart ForTwo?

So why is TheCarConnection.com (emphasis on CAR) reviewing a neighborhood electric vehicle? Valid question. Answer: Because WheeGo has told us that their 2009 Whip NEV will... read more June 5, 2009 by  2


 
Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid

Toyota Prius-Based Plug-In Hybrid: Coming To An Outlet Near You

Not news: Toyota's developing a plug-in hybrid based on the third-generation Toyota Prius. News: Toyota is releasing 500 of them into the wild by the end of 2009. Of that... read more June 4, 2009 by  2


 
2009 Tesla Roadster         Photo Credit: Rex Roy

Elon Musk Speaks About Three New EVs, Including Next-Gen Tesla Roadster and 2010 Smart EV

Tesla chairman Elon Musk is in the news again, making small talk about three upcoming EVs. Tesla is producing two of those in conjunction with its new lifepartner, Daimler;... read more June 3, 2009 by 


 
Honda FCX Clarity

Driven: 2009 Honda FCX Clarity

Early on an unseasonably warm morning this past weekend I was already getting some good seat time behind the wheel of a hydrogen-fueled 2009 Honda FCX Clarity. By the way... read more June 3, 2009 by  1


 
Well-blinged Toyota Camry

Link Love From The Car Connection: Toyota Camry Blinged, Plus Videos For 'Mission One' Electric Motorcycle, Grand Turismo 5, And Jay Leno's EcoJet

♦  There's a lot of car bling on the market, but not everyone knows how to use it. We think the owner of this Toyota Camry did a pretty awesome job of walking the fine... read more June 3, 2009 by 


 
Bentley in camo

Link Love From The Car Connection: Bentley Bubba-fied, Dodge Viper Bid, And Chrysler's PR Team Tries To Stay Busy

♦  Sometimes you folks send in images that we can't explain, and frankly, we don't want to. Sometimes, we just want to stare in slackjawed amazement, as we're... read more June 1, 2009 by 


 
2009 Tesla Roadster         Photo Credit: Rex Roy

Driven: 2009 Tesla Roadster

I've written plenty about CAFE regulations, government intervention in the automotive business, and other topics that make me cranky. Truth be told, I was fully prepared to... read more June 1, 2009 by  2


 
2011 Ford Focus Rendering

2011 Ford Focus Preview

If you know where to look, Ford Motor Company has told the world plenty about the upcoming 2011 Ford Focus. According to Ford, the Focus we'll get is based on the model... read more May 28, 2009 by 


 
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