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LAPD to Buy 100 BMW i3 EVs

LAPD to Buy 100 BMW i3 EVs
The LA Police Department has agreed to purchase 100 electric BMW i3 cars from BMW of North America to use in the department’s transportation fleet. The announcement that BMW won the bid for the 100-vehicle purchase comes after…

Solo Single Seat EV to Launch This July

Solo Single Seat EV to Launch This July
Most of the time when you are in the car driving to and from work, you are probably alone. A Vancouver-based company called Electra Meccanica is aiming directly at these lone drivers with a new EV called the…
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Google Self Driving Car Can Now Honk Its Own Horn

Google Self Driving Car Can Now Honk Its Own Horn
My wife is a bit of a dick behind the wheel of a car, which is why I never let her drive when we are together. She tailgates, drives way too fast, and will honk at you if…

2017 VW e-Golf to Get a Bigger Battery and Motor

2017 VW e-Golf to Get a Bigger Battery and Motor
Volkswagen has revealed that a refreshed e-Golf EV will land this fall, at least in Germany. Presumably, the refreshed car will come to other countries as well. While a facelift is usually most noticeable on the outside, it’s…

2016 Toyota Prius Sets Consumer Reports Hybrid MPG Record

2016 Toyota Prius Sets Consumer Reports Hybrid MPG Record
When each new hybrid or EV hits the market, I continue to wonder why so many car designers think that eco-friendly cars need to be so ugly. We know they can make attractive EVs – just look at…

Tesla Model S Autopilot Isn’t for Napping on the Road

Tesla Model S Autopilot Isn’t for Napping on the Road
One of the biggest things I am looking forward to autonomous cars for is the ability to do long road trips and spend more time looking at the scenery rather than focusing on driving. The automotive market isn’t…

Colorado Passes New EV Bill Making EVs Cheaper to Buy

Colorado Passes New EV Bill Making EVs Cheaper to Buy
Colorado has just become the place to live if you want access to the cheapest EVs around. Colorado legislature passed HB 1332 that improves EV tax incentives with a new $5,000 tax credit. Existing national tax credits are…

Tesla’s Latest Easter Egg is a Rainbow Charge Port

Tesla’s Latest Easter Egg is a Rainbow Charge Port
Tesla has been into rainbow Easter eggs of late. Recently, we saw one that allowed owners of the Model S to make the autopilot lane on the car’s display look like the rainbow road from Mario Kart.

GM and Lyft Working on Self-Driving Chevy Bolt Taxis

GM and Lyft Working on Self-Driving Chevy Bolt Taxis
With GM having recently poured $500 million into ridesharing service Lyft, the two companies have revealed that they are joining up to develop electric automated vehicles to help people get around. The autonomous vehicles will be based on…

2017/2018 BMW i8 Tipped for More Power and a Facelift

2017/2018 BMW i8 Tipped for More Power and a Facelift
Now that it’s been on the market for a couple of years, word on the street is that BMW will be giving its i8 electric sports coupe more power and some visual refinements for the next model year.…

2017 BMW i3 Gets Larger Battery and Longer Driving Range

2017 BMW i3 Gets Larger Battery and Longer Driving Range
BMW has announced a bit of an update to its i3 electric car for 2017 model year. The new version of the car gets a battery that has 50% higher capacity than previous versions of the i3. The…

EPA Gives Tesla Model S 90D AWD 303.2 Miles Hwy Range

EPA Gives Tesla Model S 90D AWD 303.2 Miles Hwy Range
In the world of electric cars, most struggle to go 100 miles on a single charge. Tesla is on a completely different level with its Model S EV. Last year, the 2015 Model S AWD 90D was given…

Immortus Solar Electric Sports Car Wants to Drive Forever

Immortus Solar Electric Sports Car Wants to Drive Forever
One of the cool things about electric cars aside from the no gas and zero emissions thing is that they have gobs of torque. This means that even when an EV doesn’t look fast, it often is. I’m…
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