Tag Archives: electric-cars

Report: Jump into Fisker’s grave and you may find…nothing

Sold completely to the Chinese Wanxiang group earlier this month for an additional $149,000,000, (on top of what they already paid) Fisker may not be worth much, but the new owner is looking to change that. In an interview with Reuters, the group’s CEO said “Obviously we want to sell more than what Fisker sold before […]

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2014 Chicago: Kia electrifies the Soul for 2015 in the Windy City

Kia finally revealed the all-electric version of the Soul at the Chicago Auto Show today for the 2015 model year. Building upon the Soul’s already profound success, Kia seeks to see if younger buyers are willing to experiment with EVs. None of the hip appeal of the Soul is lost as the 2015 Kia Soul […]

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Saleen will tune the Tesla Model S

These are uncharted waters, but Saleen boldly chose to tune a production electric car, perhaps cementing the Tesla’s fitment into car culture. The existing car comes with 416 horsepower, so it will be interesting to see what Steve Saleen has in store for the upcoming model whose details remain scant. For a company whose bread […]

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Cadillac ELR available for lease at $699/month

Cadillac has just knocked down a barrier to ELR, uh, lesseeship. With some stipulations, the $75,000 plug in hybrid coupe is now available for those with qualified credit for $699 per month. The 32,500-mile lease lasts 39 months after one forks over a $5,000 deposit at the lease signing. The ELR is a snappy, two-door, […]

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2015 Toyota FCV Concept

Report: Meeting the 54.4 MPG CAFE standard by 2025 may be easy

In 2012, the US Government set a fuel economy standard for 2025: 54.4 miles to the gallon. According to Brian Kessler of Johnson Controls, this number may be attainable, and doesn’t pack the sharp bite that one may expect. Despite some efforts by the EPA to bring their fuel economy testing into real world situations, […]

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2013 Tokyo: Mitsubishi offers a third concept to add to the crossover possibility list w/ video

The Montero has been gone for too long for some from the US market and we may be looking at indications of what its replacement may be. As indicated in the video clip, the concept comes with electronic rear suicide doors, a glowing blue touch interface down the center of the cabin, plug in hybrid […]

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2013 Tokyo: Mitsubishi showcases the XR-PHEV Concept, another hybridized crossover pitch w/ video

Mitsubishi’s biggest contribution to the US auto market is not one of their sedans, but the Outlander compact SUV; that car is to be retired in not too long and Mitsubishi is throwing out hints at what the next equivalent may be like with the XR-PHEV concept. Lots of chrome and LED headlights akin to […]

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2013 Tokyo: Nissan brings some new EV concepts to Tokyo

Nissan has sold over 87,00 copies of their LEAF electric hatchback and is now branching out to different markets by adapting an existing van, updating the LEAF in two variants, and releasing two new concepts at this year’s Tokyo Auto Show. Nissan released a sports car concept, but perhaps more interestingly, they are offering something […]

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Volkswagen reveals its electrified E-Golf for North America, due at LA this year

Volkswagen will officially be jumping on the electric vehicle bandwagon by introducing their first mass-produced electric vehicle at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show in the coming weeks. That said, the brand just revealed and confirmed their latest EV, which will take form as an electrified Golf. Due in the last quarter of 2014, the […]

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Report: Tesla’s entry level sedan to be called the Model E

Dutch publication DerTelegraaf reports that Tesla’s new entry-level sedan will be receiving the name, Model E. It will be introduced in less than two years and will follow in the footsteps of the current Model S, but in a package that is rumored to cost around $30,000-$35,000. It will be produced as a supposed 2017 […]

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