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2013 Ford CMAX Energi: Plug-Into Style

2013 Ford CMAX Energi: Plug-Into Style

Europe’s family-friendly, five-passenger wagon comes to the USA as the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi. Much like Chevrolet’s lauded Volt, Ford’s C-Max Energi is a plug-in vehicle with both an electric motor and a gas engine for non-stop driving. Come along on a road test of a super fuel-efficient C-Max Energi on an early fast-moving trip […]

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2013 Fiat 500e: EV Ownership Made Simple

2013 Fiat 500e: EV Ownership Made Simple

Innovative Italian automaker Fiat has made its first all-electric vehicle (EV) simple to own and drive. And that’s quite refreshing for those who are considering getting off the petro dollar and into a truly zero emissions, zero petrol, 100% electric car. Plus, on a weeklong road test around my hometown of coastal Orange County, CA, […]

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Volkswagen Debuts XL1 Super Fuel Efficient Sports Car

Volkswagen Debuts XL1 Super Fuel Efficient Sports Car

Calling it “the most fuel-efficient and aerodynamic production car in the world,” Volkswagen launched its plug-in XL1 this week. VW claims this enviro-wonder vehicle gets a European-estimated combined fuel consumption rating of 261 mpg (a record not achieved by any other vehicle to date) and can drive for around 32 miles in all-electric mode. The […]

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BMW i3 Unveiled Globally

BMW i3 Unveiled Globally

BMW launched its entirely all-new electric vehicle, the i3, simultaneously in London, Beijing, and New York earlier this week to much anticipation.  These specific metropolises were identified to grab the attention BMW’s intended market, consumers in mega-cities in need of convenient, energy efficient travel.  With a passenger compartment made entirely from carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) as […]

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive circles the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a record time of 7:56.234 minutes

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive circles the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a record time of 7:56.234 minutes

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive circled the Nu?rburgring Nordschleife (“north loop”) in a record time of 7:56.234 minutes. Therefore, the electric AMG super sports car is at the same time the first electrically-powered series production vehicle, which masters the legendary race track in under eight minutes. The record time of the SLS AMG […]

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Aston Martin to race world-first Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S

Aston Martin to race world-first Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S

Aston Martin is ripping up the record books at the 41st ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring in Germany next month as the famous British sports car brand is to race a pioneering hybrid hydrogen car. ?The record-breaking Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S – based on Aston Martin’s new four-door, four-seat sports car – will become […]

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2013 Nissan LEAF

2013 Nissan LEAF

Now in its third model year, the innovative Nissan LEAF pure electric vehicle features an extensive list of important enhancements for 2013 including a new BOSE sound system. Importantly, LEAF is now assembled in the United States at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tenn. assembly plant, with battery production taking place right next door in the country’s largest […]

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