Despite the assurances of Elon Musk, the Tesla Model X has been delayed, again, with production now slated to begin in the third quarter of 2015.
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A new study from Navigant Research suggests that by 2023, plug-in cars could be as much as 2.4% of the light duty vehicle market.
Aside from January, when I estimated that Tesla had 15 more deliveries than the Nissan Leaf had sales, the Leaf has topped the charts every month this year.
Meet the Arion1 velomobile- set to become the world’s fastest bicycle later this year when students from the University of Liverpool take it to 90 MPH at Battle Mountain, NV.
Toyota sold a record 9.98 million vehicles last year, it said Thursday, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen to maintain its title of world’s biggest automaker. The Japanese auto giant’s highest-ever annual sales volume came thanks to a weaker…
In just over a year, Tesla Motors has become the single most talked-about brand in the world, and all the talk about Tesla has no doubt helped sales of the Model S. Even though the California company doesn’t release sales numbers, global sales reports indicate Tesla has sold at least 25,000 electric sedans to date.
For those of you curious to find out how the 2014 Chevy Sonic turbo + manual transmission stacks up who don’t want to read a long, rambling review, let me tell you this: the Chevy Sonic is good. Like, really good. Those of you who are hoping for a little more context and clarity regarding […]
There are a ton of reasons why electric cars should be the dominant type of car on our roads — reasons why you should really ditch your gasmobile for an electric car. Some of those reasons would slowly sway portions of the market. But logic doesn’…
Plug-in and electric car sales have grown quickly in 2013, out-pacing the growth of the market overall and out-pacing even the most optimistic projections from just a year or so ago– but how does the adoption of electric cars compare to the historical market growth of gasoline or hybrid cars? That’s a question our sister […]
This week we’re taking it easy on the news, and most of the stories are going to be lists from writes of their favorite stories from 2013. I’m going to kick things off with my top 13 favorite overall green cars from the past year, and leading the charge is… 13: The Cadillac ELR We’ve […]
Sprint cars are fat-tired, big-winged, alcohol fueled monsters that roar around tiny tracks with as much horsepower and downforce as a Formula 1 car- but with decidedly less technology (sprint cars have no transmission or on-board electronics, for example) in play. They’re brutally fast, stupid loud, and incredibly fun to watch, and they assault your […]
Forget LA, Detroit, Chicago, or even SEMA. If you’re a dedicated go-fast enthusiast, the Performance and Racing Industry trade show (aka, the PRI Show) is the one you want to be at. With serious hardware from motorsports’ major players and some trick new toys on display, the 2013 show at Indy was no exception- and […]
300% Increase In 100% Electric Car Sales In 2013 (via Clean Technica) Originally published on EV Obsession. 100% plug-in car sales are up about 300% in 2013 so far, while plug-in hybrid electric car sales are up about 31% for the same period. Note that Tesla doesn’t report its sales on a monthly basis — […]
For most of the past 20 years, the Honda Civic has regularly been among the top 10 best-selling vehicles in America, and millions of Americans proudly call themselves Civic owners.I am convinced these are the only people who will buy the Honda Civic Hybrid, a car that delivers very good fuel economy in a very […]
A few weeks ago, Yamaha rolled out a fully electric motorcycle “ecosystem” that could, in theory, take a motorcycle rider “from the cradle to the grave” without burning a single drop of oil. Among the scooters, pee-wees, and dirtbikes, however, there was one critical question that Yamaha had to answer before said ecosystem could really […]
Yamaha announced a number of new “concept” electric motorcycles at this year’s EICMA show- but what’s decidedly more important is this: Yamaha has created a fully electric motorcycle “ecosystem” that takes its customers from the cradle to the grave without burning a single drop of oil or gas. Hot damn! Ever since Apple conquered the […]
Volkswagen knocked one out of the park with its genre-defying, extreme MGP XL1 supercar- with orders exceeding the company’s XL1 production plans for the slinky exotic car, despite its six-figure price tag. Don’t think that the XL1 is done because VW doesn’t plan on building more XL1s, though. Meet the Volkswagen’s XL1 follow-up act: the […]
Combining a pair 100 KW electric motors and Chevrolet’s 505 hp aluminum V8 engine, the hybrid Corvette revealed at this year’s SEMA show packs a serious, high-performance punch that should be enough to strike some real terror into the stoplight grand-prix driver in the next lane. This car isn’t the long-awaited 2015 hybrid Corvette, but […]
If you’re an American, you probably feel like Mitsubishi has fallen off the map in recent years- but rest assured, the brand has just been gathering strength, building the highest non-hybrid MPG car you can buy in the US and developing innovative new diesel-hybrid technology that could find its way into the next, all-conquering Evo […]
Launched as part of this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show, the Bertha Benz Challenge is an event that celebrates the progress electric cars have made since 1888, when the group says that Bertha Benz (of “Mercedes Benz” family fame) is said to have ushered in the era of the horseless carriage with her long-distance journey from […]