Archive for the 'Electric cars' Category

Tesla has launched a network of quick charging stations that can give a 150-mile charge in just 30 minutes, making life much easier for EV owners and giving the EV charging infrastructure a boost. The electric car charging stations, called Superchargers, are now in southern California. All of the charging stations will be solar-powered, and […]

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Tom Cruise is getting a divorce from Katie Holmes, and while the Maverick will be riding solo, at least he’ll be doing it in style. Tom Cruise drove the BMW i8 in the movie Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. He also got to drive the concept car to the Russian screening, though we imagine that involved […]

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Toyota is planning a 40-mpg hybrid version of the 2013 Toyota Avalon.  The 2013 Avalon Hybrid will get the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and hybrid drivetrain as the 2013 Lexus ES300h.  Toyota says that the 200-hp hybrid system in the 2013 Toyota Avalon will give the large car a 40-mpg rating. Toyota has already announced […]

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The 2012 Ford Focus Electric will go on sale soon in California, New York and New Jersey, and when it does it will come with a 105 MPGe rating. The Focus Electric will also have a 76-mile range. The Focus EV will beat the Nissan Leaf in both range and MPGe, though not by much […]

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California residents who bought Chevy Volts thinking their electric car would grant them access to the state’s HOV lanes without a passenger, a privilege available to Nissan Leaf buyers and some owners of the hybrid cars, were probably disappointed to find out that the Volt’s emissions are too high for HOV access. Chevy has decided […]

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The Tesla Roadster electric sports car can’t be left for an extended period without a charge or the battery will run out and die. When a Tesla’s battery (or any lithium polymer battery) completely runs out of juice, it can’t be recharged. The Roadster also can’t be put into tow mode without any power, so […]

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Mitsubishi has revealed the new 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander, giving us a sneak peak at the company’s small SUV a month ahead of the official unveiling next month at the Geneva Motor Show. In addition to a redesigned exterior, the Outlander will be available as a plug-in hybrid that could get up to 140-mpg. The 2013 […]

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Volkswagen has announced that a hybrid version of the compact VW Jetta will be built. Volkswagen has long been the posterchild for diesel in the diesel vs hybrid debate, but now the Jetta will get another fuel sipping option: a hybrid engine with 45-mpg. Volkswagen says that the 2013 Jetta Hybrid will be the fastest […]

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Chrysler has announced that a hybrid version of the newly redesigned 300 is in the works. The 2012 Chrysler 300 Hybrid will be Chrysler’s only gas-electric hybrid model when it goes on sale, though Chrysler has plans for more. An all-new minivan will be introduced in 2013 and will be available with Chrysler’s hybrid system. […]

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The Chevrolet Volt has been given a 93 miles per gallon rating by the Environmental Protection Agency. The 93-mpg rating is the equivalency rating for the Volt when operating on just electric power. The Volt also received a second rating of 37-mpg when operating on just the gasoline engine, which occurs after the electric motor’s […]

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