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eTricks Evolution

Like the Motoped, SEV’s eTricks Evolution is a motorized mountain bike, except it uses a 2.5kW electric motor. It can go up to 37mph and last for up to 50mi per charge. Available in urban and various off-road variants. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $5.8K-$7.1K Continue Reading from the Source

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What you missed on 9.18.14

Filed under: Performance, Europe, Government/Legal, Hatchback, Kia, Nissan, Electric Quick Spin: 2014 Kia Cee’d GT We’re undergoing somewhat of a Hot Hatch Revival here in America these days, but the sad truth is that for every Volkswagen GTI and Ford Focus ST we can buy, the average European shopper has three to choose from. So, [...]

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Evo takes flight in BMW’s sultry i8

Filed under: Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Technology, Videos, BMW, Electric Electric cars and hybrids are here to stay, much to the apparent dismay of some auto enthusiasts, but that doesn’t mean they have to represent the death of enjoyable driving. Granted, the initial run of hybrids in the US like the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius [...]

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Fuel cells will flop outside Japan, says VW

Filed under: Japan, Technology, Volkswagen, Electric “It may fly within Japan, but not globally,” VW’s Shoji said. It’s long been battered into our beleaguered auto writer brains that the ultimate future source of motivation for tomorrow’s cars and trucks is not gasoline, diesel, electricity, natural gas, propane or solar power – it’s the hydrogen fuel [...]

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Custom Tesla Model S features incredible light-up paint

Filed under: Aftermarket, Sedan, Etc., Technology, Videos, Tesla, Design/Style, Electric One of the most fascinating things about documentaries which examine the bizarre creatures populating our Earth’s oceans is the concept of bioluminescence. Deep down in the drink, there are jellyfish and other creatures able to emit their own light – often in beautiful, strobing patterns. [...]

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Mission Electric delays motorcycle production, announces plans to enter automotive space

Filed under: Performance, Motorcycle, Electric It’s been a long, hard road for Mission Motorcycles. And it’s been just as long and hard for the company’s fans and would-be clients, who have been left waiting for their high-powered, stunningly beautiful and technologically advanced electric motorcycles to actually hit dealerships for what seems like ages. To such [...]

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Tesla expects another higher-volume deal with Toyota in next few years

Filed under: Hybrid, Toyota, Tesla, Electric Four months have passed since Toyota ended its relationship with Tesla Motors, in which the electric-vehicle specialist supplied full lithium-ion battery packs to the Japanese behemoth for its RAV4 EV rollout, of which 2,500 vehicles will be completed. Now, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk has been heard suggesting [...]

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What you missed on 9.8.14

Filed under: Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Technology, Jaguar, Lexus, Electric, Luxury 2016 Jaguar XE revealed The last time Jaguar made a midsize sedan, it wasn’t exactly praised. No, the X-Type wasn’t a proper offering in a segment led by the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, but this new XE looks to offer serious [...]

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Translogic 158: Works Electric Rover and Custom Chopper

Filed under: Videos, Motorcycle, Electric, Translogic Translogic host Jonathon Buckley heads to Portland, OR on a mission to prove that scooters aren’t just a toy fad. A motorized scooter can be a viable solution to the “last mile” problem many city commuters face. Meet the Works Electric Rover, a serious scooter made from aircraft-grade aluminum, [...]

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Yamaha considering electric leaning trike?

Filed under: Motorcycle, Design/Style, Electric Recent patent filings appear to indicate that Yamaha might be thinking about bringing a leaning, three-wheeled electric scooter to the US. While the idea of a trike cycle is hardly new – after all Yamaha already has its own Tricity – this one would have its dual wheels in the [...]

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Dealers in Georgia latest to oppose Tesla showrooms

Filed under: Car Buying, Government/Legal, Tesla, Electric Tesla has been fighting challenges from dealer groups in several states for years due to the company’s decision to sell directly to customers at stores rather than through franchise dealers. The business has won some of these battles like its recent compromise in Pennsylvania, which allows the company [...]

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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

The e-Golf looks like its gas-powered siblings. The EV’s motor produces 115hp and 199lb.ft. of torque. It will get between 70mi to 90mi per charge and will go up to 87mph. US price starts at $35.5K. Read our test drive on 95Octane. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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There are ways to sneak Tesla Model S into Russia for just 6.5M rubles

Filed under: Sedan, Russia, Tesla, Electric Tesla Fever has extended far and wide, winning over critics and everyday enthusiasts alike. The company is rapidly expanding its efforts both in its home market and abroad, but for some of its wealthy fans, that move isn’t happening quite fast enough. Dmitry Grishin is one such enthusiast. The [...]

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What you missed on 8.28.14

Filed under: Coupe, Budget, Hatchback, Mazda, Volkswagen, Volvo, Electric Electric VW e-Up! tested The Volkswagen Up! is one of our favorite pieces of pint-sized forbidden fruit. The cute little city car is already one of the best-selling microcars in Europe, and VW aims to broaden its appeal with a new electrified version, the e-Up! Jonathon [...]

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2014 Volkswagen e-Up!

Filed under: Europe, Hatchback, Volkswagen, Electric, Quick Spins Volkswagen sets targets that are entertainingly confident, its stated goal for electric mobility being “market leadership by 2018.” The tiny e-Up! is the first round out of the electric cannon, one of 14 EV and hybrid models the company will put on the menu this year as [...]

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Xcar takes a closer look at the electrifying Renovo Coupe

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Misc. Auto Shows, Electric, Luxury Xcar Films went to Pebble Beach and gave ex-Intel engineer and Renovo Motors CEO Christopher Heiser a platform to talk about his new electric supercar based on the Shelby Daytona Coupe. The relevant nuggets: 500 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque from direct-drive twin [...]

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