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BMW i3 Electric Car Can be Bought on Amazon

Amazon may sell a lot of things, but cars are just not made for e-commerce. At least, that is what people think. It seems that the company is now selling the BMW i3 electric vehicle, making…

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GTC 2015 NVIDIA Powered Cars On Show

GTC 2015: Normally I’d write something insightful but for this article, it’s a really simple one that involves some heavily induced eye-candy for you. As a member of GTC, the first step for me was to…

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Ford Reveals Two New Prototype E-Bikes

Ford recently revealed two prototype e-bikes at the Mobile World Congress that aim to make travelling around cities a bit safer. The two e-bikes are called MoDe:Me and MoDe:Pro and have a 200-watt electric motor, along…

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2016 Audi R8 e-tron to Take on Tesla Model S

The next version of Audi’s R8 will have a separate electric version labelled the ‘e-tron’. The car, with its 92kWh t-shaped lithium-ion battery, has the potential to take on the performance of the Tesla Model S. It…

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Ride the Electric Scooter That’s Also a Briefcase

Ever wanted a suitcase/breifcase that you could ride? Me neither. But in case you ever do want one, the Coolpeds Briefcase Electric Scooter is your answer. This handy ride comes with a convenient and relatively large suit/briefcase attached…

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The Bolt, Chevrolet’s Claim to Green Fame

Electric vehicles (EVs) are slowly becoming the norm in today’s society. It all started off with the hybrid Toyota Prius back in the late 2000’s, but now it seems every manufacturer and their brother makes EVs or…

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Meet The Electric Car With More Power Than a Bugatti Veyron

Meet the Quant F – a German supercar with a difference. It’s electric, but certainly isn’t your average EV. It produces the equivalent of 1075 bhp – more than the Bugatti Veyron. What’s being billed as Germany’s…

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Apple and Tesla Fighting Over Employees

Apple and Tesla have reportedly entered a tug of war over top employees. The two companies are worried about losing some of their most important employees to each other, and interestingly, it’s said that 150 Apple employees…

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Tesla Model X Spotted Under Test at Former Naval Station

The Tesla Model X, the company’s cheaper ‘crossover utility vehicle’ (CUV), has been sighted on test at a former Naval Air Station in Alameda, CA. The video marks some of the first footage of the production version of the…

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Software Update To Improve Tesla Acceleration

Never before have you read a headline like that – a software update improving the acceleration of a car. Yes, according to Elon Musk, a software update will soon be delivered that will tweak the algorithm…

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Elon Musk Debunks Electric Space Rockets after Simpsons Episode

Elon Musk appeared in last night’s episode of the Simpsons, an episode full of future and current concepts such as self-driving cards, violin playing quadcopters, self-packing luggage and a working hyperloop. Elon Musk was treated well…

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Tesla Developing ‘Metal Snake’ Charger

Tesla is working on a charger for its cars that you don’t even have to plug in, because it’ll do it all by itself. “For realz” (the words of Elon Musk, not mine). Btw, we are…

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Meet The Electric Supercar – For Kids

Want your little boy or girl to be the coolest kid in the neighbourhood? South Korean company Henes has announced the F870 – the electric supercar for kids. This thing really is a miniature supercar, including shock absorbers, coil-spring…

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Tesla Announces Roadster 3.0 – With 400 Mile Range

Luxury electric car maker Tesla has announced a new version of the Tesla Roadster, the 3.0. Most interestingly it has a range of 400 miles – unprecedented in electric vehicles that usually max out at 100…

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BMW and Tesla in “Talks”

Reuters reports that Elon Musk has been in talks with BMW over possible collaboration in the design of batteries and other components. The talks have taken place between the Chief Executive of Tesla Elon Musk and BMW…

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Elon Musk Says “Time to Unveil the D”

Tesla are preparing to unveil their new car as Elon Musk teases us on Twitter. The company is full of surprises this year with new technologies, vehicle name changes and more; now it looks like their…

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Volkswagens New XL1 Hybrid is Capable of 261 mpg

100 miles per gallon has long been the benchmark which automakers have been working to reach. Volkswagen created their Lupo 3L in 1999 which could hit 78.4 miles on one gallon of diesel, a great achievement.…

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Electric Car Energy Density Boosted 7x Using Poroxide

Electric cars are here to stay, it doesn’t matter if they’re powered by hydrogen or a plug socket, they’ve proven to be more efficient than petrol engines and that’s an important step in the right direction.…

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New Peugeot Hybrid Ditches Electric Motors, Uses Compressed Air

The new Peugeot 2008 Hybrid Air looks set to make a mockery of the electric loving hybrid cars that are currently dominating the market. It ditches the electric motors in favour of an air compressor to…

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Tesla Release a Sporty Model 3

Tesla has recently announced they are planning a BMW Series 3 rival named the model 3. We had heard rumors that their next release would be called the model E, but  Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk had…

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Toyota Hydrogen Car Ready to Compete with Tesla

With all the fuss about electric cars in recent years, it has been tricky to find news on the real future of motoring, hydrogen fuel cells. Tesla haven’t had much in the way of direct competition…

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Cost of Electric Vehicles in UK Rising, Due to Subsidies Ending

The end of UK government subsidies will likely make it more expensive to drive an electric car than driving a traditional petrol-powered vehicle. The installation and maintenance of electric chargers, which was overseen by the Department…

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Harley-Davidson Unveils the Company’s First Electric Motorcycle

Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson unveiled the Project LiveWire electric motorcycle, showing the famed brand wants to diversify its motorcycle offerings. Unfortunately, similar to other first-generation electric vehicles, the project motorcycle has a relatively short battery range.  A…

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New Tesla to be Released With Gull Wing Doors – Model X

Tesla Model X reservation holders have just been informed that their brand new SUV’s will begin production in early 2015. In the email, Tesla also confirmed the futuristic-looking gull wing door design: “We’re pleased to confirm that the…

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Driver Completes All-Electric Cross Country Journey In Tesla

A cross country drive the US is no small task, with a journey that can stretch to 12,000 miles the fuel costs alone can be enough to put many people off, but what if you were…

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See The E-Volo 18 Rotor Electic Helicopter In Action

The e-volo looks unlike any helicopter we have every seen. The Volocopter features 18 electric rotors and has become one of the first ever electric helicopters to make a successful flight and has so far reached…

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Tesla Open First UK Showroom

The Westfield shopping center in London already attracts a big crowd, but now it looks set to gain even more attention as Tesla open their first UK showroom at Westfields. As I’m sure many of you…