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Saleen hints at tuning Tesla Model S

Filed under: Aftermarket, Concept Cars, Sedan, Tesla, Design/Style, Electric Saleen has been dropping breadcrumbs about its plans to develop a modified version of the Tesla Model S for a while now, and has finally released the first renderings that show off its changes to the electric sedan. The four renderings indicate a comprehensive makeover for [...]

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100 Tesla Model S hatchbacks to get NCE convertible conversions

Filed under: Aftermarket, Convertible, China, Tesla, Electric The folks Newport Convertible Engineering have made a specialty out of taking coupes and sedans and converting them into convertibles. Sometimes this results in absolutely weird creations like a Range Rover droptop, but its latest project is significantly greener. The company has developed hard and soft top conversions [...]

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Audi and FAW to launch A6 E-Tron in China

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, China, Technology, Audi, Beijing Motor Show, Electric Audi and its Chinese joint-venture partner FAW have announced that they’ll be building a production version of the Audi A6 E-Tron Concept, shown at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. Based on the China-only long-wheelbase A6, the plug-in-hybrid model is being targeted specifically at the [...]

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Saab begins 9-3 EV pilot production

Filed under: Sedan, China, Plants/Manufacturing, Saab, Electric To say that Saab has had a tough time lately would be like saying that it’s been a little colder than usual this winter. After General Motors finally gave up and sold it to Spyker in 2010, Saab declared bankruptcy the following year. GM successfully blocked Spyker from [...]

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GM investing $449 million in next-gen electrification

Filed under: Hybrid, Plants/Manufacturing, Technology, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, Opel, Electric It has been a rough couple of weeks for General Motors with the constant scrutiny on its recalls in the public eye, but the company is trying to move forward. This week, it announced a $449 million investment into its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery [...]

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Verrado Electric Drift Trike

The latest vehicle to emerge from Local Motors isn’t a car, it’s an motorized version of their drift trike. This powerful three-wheeler for adults lets you drift on flat surfaces for about 45 minutes (or 12 miles) on a charge. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $1,560 Continue Reading from the Source

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Zero Motorcycles announces small recall for potentially catastrophic motor failure

Filed under: Safety, Technology, Motorcycle, Electric Bad news for those rooting for electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero – the brand is recalling 94 bikes built between December 26, 2013 and February 18, 2014. This is the second recall for the small-scale manufacturer in the past year, following a larger, 268-unit recall in August. More troubling, though, [...]

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Leaos Urban Electric Bike

With a carbon fiber monocoque body, the Leoas bike sounds more like a supercar than an electric bike. Topping out at an ample 28mph, the bike has built in LED lighting and carbon fiber for the handlebar. Also available in white. Hat Tip Link Price: ~$6800+ Continue Reading from the Source

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Detroit Electric moves production plan from Detroit to Holland [UPDATE]

Filed under: Convertible, Plants/Manufacturing, Electric UPDATE: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that this was the first time Detroit Electric had announced plans to build cars in Holland. This plan was first announced last August. Detroit Electric has dropped plans to build its Lotus-based SP:01 electric sports car in The Motor City. In [...]

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Tesla Model S prone to password hacking?

Filed under: Sedan, Government/Legal, Safety, Technology, Tesla, Electric As more and more technology gets crammed into our automobiles, replacing once simple mechanical systems with electronics and other such wizardry, hackers and people much smarter than ourselves are finding more and more ways to exploit them. The latest such case comes from a man named Nitesh [...]

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Cadillac recalls ELR coupe over stability control problems

Filed under: Coupe, Recalls, Cadillac, GM, Electric Cadillac is recalling about 656 2014 ELR models made between September 26, 2013 and February 14, 2014, because of a fault with the electronic stability control system. On cars without adaptive cruise control, it’s possible that diagnostics could prevent the system from telling the driver if ESC is [...]

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Nissan recalling more than 1M vehicles for airbags that may fail to deploy

Filed under: Budget, Minivan/Van, Sedan, SUV, Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Hatchback, Infiniti, Nissan, Electric, Luxury Nissan and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for 989,701 vehicles in the US due to an issue with their passenger-side airbag systems. Affected Nissan models include the Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and Sentra from the 2013 and [...]

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Nissan recalling more than 1M vehicles for airbags that may fail to deploy

Filed under: Budget, Minivan/Van, Sedan, SUV, Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Hatchback, Infiniti, Nissan, Electric, Luxury Nissan and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for 989,701 vehicles in the US due to an issue with their passenger-side airbag systems. Affected Nissan models include the Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and Sentra from the 2013 and [...]

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This Electric Motorcycle Has Storage Space Instead of a Gas Tank

This Electric Motorcycle Has Storage Space Instead of a Gas Tank

Unless you’re on some giant Harley designed for a long cruise across the country, a backpack is probably the most storage room you’ve got on a motorcycle. But besides the savings on fuel, an electric motorcycle has other advantages, like a giant hole where the gas tank and engine used to be—which this bike, the Feddz, repurposes as built-in storage.

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