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Electric : Car Reviews And News

Pure Electric 2015 Oullim Spirra EV Headed to Europe

Pure Electric 2015 Oullim Spirra EV Headed to Europe
South Korean manufacturer Oullim Motors is bringing its Spirra sports car to Europe, but instead of the car’s standard V6 turbocharged engine, it will come with an all-electric powertrain. The gasoline-powered Spirra was first made available in 2008 and comes with a 2.7-liter V6 made by Hyundai and is available with either one or two turbochargers, resulting in power of up to 600 hp.
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Mitsubishi to Take on Pikes Peak in 603HP EV

Mitsubishi to Take on Pikes Peak in 603HP EV
Pikes Peak is one of the most impressive and difficult hill climbs in the U.S., if not in the world. While Mitsubishi has driven the course before in an electric race car, this year they will be bringing a newly upgraded car, dubbed the MiEV Evolution III.
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Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Evolution Gran Turismo

Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Evolution Gran Turismo
Another day, another over-the-top concept that you can drive in the PlayStation 3 title Gran Turismo 6. In this case, we’ve got Mitsubishi getting in on the virtual car action, with an alternative fuel crossover that looks way too cool to ever go into production.
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Google Shows Tiny Prototype Driverless Car

Google Shows Tiny Prototype Driverless Car
Google has been working on autonomous vehicle technology for several years now, and even has had its self-driving cars on public streets. But up until now, its cars have entirely been based on modified production vehicles.
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Monster Tajima Prepares to Defend Pikes Peak 2014

Monster Tajima Prepares to Defend Pikes Peak 2014
Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima made his way to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado Springs in 2013 with an all-electric Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special and took home first place the electric vehicle class with a time of 9:46.530 over the 12.42 mile course.
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NCE Two-Door Tesla Model S and Convertible

NCE Two-Door Tesla Model S and Convertible
Newport Convertible Engineering (NCE) is known for taking popular cars and transforming them into drop-tops. The latest vehicle on their chopping block is the Tesla Model S. The company is already hard at work at building a convertible Model S sedan, but has revealed it is also working on both a 2-door convertible as well as a coupe Model S.
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DIY Solar and Wind-Powered Electric VW Beetle

DIY Solar and Wind-Powered Electric VW Beetle
Electric vehicles are clearly here to stay, but even today’s cheapest all-electrics cost nearly $30,000, and most of them cost significantly more. With that in mind, one enterprising student in Nigeria decided to build his own electric car – and this one can run on solar or wind power.
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Formula E: The Future of Motorsport

Formula E: The Future of Motorsport
It may be strange to think of a time when pro race cars won’t use internal combustion engines, but we’re already on the precipice of car races which run entirely on electricity. In this short documentary, XCAR takes a look at Formula E, which takes advantage of high torque motors, and silent, pollution-free drivetrains to permit races in cities.
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Meyers Manx Introduces an Electric Dune Buggy

Meyers Manx Introduces an Electric Dune Buggy
In 1964, Bruce Meyers created the world’s first fiberglass dune buggy, the Meyers Manx, and Meyers Manx has built more than 7,000 dune buggies since then. The car has such an important place in U.S. automotive history that, in May of 2014, the Historic Vehicle Association recognized the 1964 Meyers Manx as part of the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Heritage Documentation.
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Jay Leno Shows of His New McLaren P1

Jay Leno Shows of His New McLaren P1
Jay Leno received the first McLaren P1 to be delivered to the United States. McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt dropped by Leno’s garage to talk about creating the new P1 supercar. Only 375 of the highly anticipated car will be built and deciding on that number was a difficult decision after selling fewer McLaren F1s than expected, but the P1 is now sold out with a waiting list. 
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BMW DesignworksUSA’s Solar Carport Concept

BMW DesignworksUSA’s Solar Carport Concept
BMW’s DesignworksUSA group is showing off their lightweight concept design for a solar-powered charging carport. We prefer it with the BMW i8 parked inside, but the smaller i3 is also a great car and looks right at home under the canopy.
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BMW i3 Hits U.S. Shores

BMW i3 Hits U.S. Shores
Back in January, we had an opportunity to drive the BMW i3, and thought that they really hit the mark with their enigmatic electric vehicle. At the time, the car was available only in Europe, and U.S.
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Chris Harris Test Drives the BMW i8 Hybrid

Chris Harris Test Drives the BMW i8 Hybrid
In this video, Chris Harris of /DRIVE takes the carbon fiber plug-in hybrid BMW i8 for a 24-hour trip around the streets of Los Angeles. The i8 is powered by the combination of a 231hp 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine (adapted from the new MINI) and a 96kw electric motor, for a total 362hp.
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2015 Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid R-Design

2015 Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid R-Design
Volvo brings together its sporty R-Design line with the efficiency of a hybrid drivetrain with the new 2015 Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid R-Design. Volvo did well in 2013 with its diesel V60 Plug-In Hybrid, selling more than 8,000 plug-in hybrids over the year and is adding a higher performance option to the lineup with the R-Design, adding the R-Design front, rear diffusor and 18-inch “Ixion” wheels.
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Solar Roadways: Crowd-Funded Future Tech?

Solar Roadways: Crowd-Funded Future Tech?
Technology continues to advance in the areas of solar power, smart roadways, autonomous vehicles, and electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. One ambitious couple, Scott and Julie Brusaw, are hoping to bring many of those technologies together in the form of Solar Roadways, with the help of an Indiegogo campaign.
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