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Report: Audi downplays R8 Plug-In Hybrid, R8 e-tron will be made to order

Audi was rumored to be working on some seriously electrified versions of the next-generation R8, including the all-EV R8 e-tron and the R8 Plug-In Hybrid. Click here for more news on the Audi R8. But in a new report from CarAdvice, word is that the R8 Plug-In Hybrid is a no-go while the R8 e-tron will […]

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BMW announces research and development for wireless inductive charging system

BMW officially announced to be working on a new wireless inductive charging system for their plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, like the i3 and the i8. The system is planned to arrive later this year and will consist of a floor-mounted base plate with a lightweight charging coil that sits at the bottom of the […]

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Report: Tesla’s new entry-level sedan to share little with current Model S

Tesla has been known to be in the works with several new models to expand its current portfolio. In addition to their highly-anticipated EV crossover, a BMW 3-Series fighter is also in the works. According to a new report from AutoCar, the new Tesla entry-level sedan will share little in common with the current Model S, […]

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Report: Audi developing suspension that generates power

According to the late Sir Isaac Newton, energy is neither created nor destroyed by his law of the conservation of energy. That said, energy is just converted into various forms and Audi is seriously taking this to heart. According to a new report from Britain’s AutoExpress, Audi is attempting to develop a suspension system that converts […]

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Report: Audi to offer a lineup of high-performance EVs

Word via Reuters is that Audi is going to be launching an entire new lineup dedicated to high-performance electric vehicles, which is expected to launch next year. The car expected to launch the new line is the highly-anticipated R8 e-tron sporting a range that’s estimated to hover around the 279 mile or 450 km mark. “Internal […]

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Report: Tesla working on a long wheelbase version of the Model S

A report is in from enthusiast site, Gas2.org, who apparently learned that Tesla Motors is preparing a long-wheelbase model to the Model S, which could out sometime later this year. This doesn’t sound unreasonable as long wheelbase models have been on the rise, particularly from demand in China, where the frivolous lot like to be chauffeured […]

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Report: Tesla Roadster could get an update, new model still a ways away

Jalopnik has learned that the last generation Tesla Roadster will be given an update, after hearing from Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk. Of course, details are limited, though Musk said: “We’re going to do something cool with the roadster later this year.” Obviously, since the Roadster ceased production, this could only mean that an intensive software […]

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New owner of Fisker is a Chinese billionaire, ready to go dry to compete against Tesla

Fisker is being put back in the game after a tumultuous start-up with an abusive CEO and problems with battery fires, thanks to Chinese billionaire and chairman and founder of China’s Wanxiang Group Corp., Lu Guanqiu. His list of accomplishments and appearances are nothing short of massive and after acquiring Fisker Automotive for less than […]

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Volkswagen confirms 2015 e-Golf for US shores later this year

Volkswagen got on the PR wire to inform the world that the 2015 all-electric e-Golf will be hitting our dealerships later this year in the fourth quarter. The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is propelled by a 110hp electric motor also good for 199 lb-ft of torque. With an average range of 70-90 miles and weighing in […]

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Report: Mercedes-Benz to eventually offer an S-Class EV

Top Gear reportedly learned that Mercedes-Benz will eventually add an S-Class EV to the portfolio at some point. After speaking with Dr. Uwe Ernstberger, the doc confirmed that ” a complete electric car will be done in the future.” However, the model was described to be quite a ways away. “We have to work on the […]

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