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Carbon Fiber from Plants Instead of Oil: Not Just Greener but Cheaper Carbon Fiber from Plants Instead of Oil: Not Just Greener but Cheaper
Carbon fiber is glamorous. It helps shed precious pounds from performance-focused cars like those from McLaren (its carbon Monocell is pictured above) as well as upmarket eco-warriors like the BMW i3, and it is increasingly applied as merit-badge splashes of decor on sporty trims of myriad other vehicles....
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Nissan Will Make One of Its Mainstream Models EV Only by 2025 Nissan Will Make One of Its Mainstream Models EV Only by 2025
- Nissan made a daring move a decade ago when it decided to make the Leaf electric car a global mass-production effort rather than a small-scale one that would just satisfy regulators. While it had hoped to sell millions of Leafs by now and have 10 percent of its global sales be EVs by 2015—neither...
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Kia Soul EV Now Offers up to 111 Miles of Range Kia Soul EV Now Offers up to 111 Miles of Range
- The 2018 Kia Soul EV is virtually indistinguishable from the 2017 model except for one very important technical detail: a boost in driving range of nearly 20 percent, to 111 miles. - It’s a distinction that is bound to increase the Soul EV’s appeal among commuters and those who see it as a potential...
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New Graphic Details Three Decades of The Honda Civic Si New Graphic Details Three Decades of The Honda Civic Si
The Civic is the quintessential Honda, seen by many today as a reliable and affordable means of transportation. The Civic Si was greeted the same way when it debuted in 1986 on the heels of the CRX Si a year earlier. Since then, the car has seen its fair share of revisions and upgrades, but despite...
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Fisker Aims for Charging Innovation and Solid-State Batteries—Not Dealerships or Assembly Plants Fisker Aims for Charging Innovation and Solid-State Batteries—Not Dealerships or Assembly Plants
- Ten years after launching Fisker Automotive, a company that once sparred with Tesla for California electric-vehicle supremacy, its founder is back with a new company as well as a new electric car, the all-wheel-drive EMotion. It won’t be officially introduced until next month at CES in Las Vegas, but...
Fisker Aims for Charging Innovation and Solid-State Batteries—Not Dealerships or Assembly Plants »
BMW Is Burning Cow Pies on the Road to Renewable Energy BMW Is Burning Cow Pies on the Road to Renewable Energy
- Cow poop and chicken droppings? You might not expect to find those among the fuel sources automakers are tinkering with. But BMW is among a number of automakers harnessing the power of biowaste—not to power its cars, but the factories that build them. - The Bavarian carmaker’s Rosslyn factory...
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2019 Range Rover Models Blend Performance With Efficiency 2019 Range Rover Models Blend Performance With Efficiency
Expect to see prototypes of the 2019 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid during the Los Angeles Auto Show. The vehicles represent a combination of “sustainable performance” and “effortless capability” according to Jaguar Land Rover. It’s the first time the models have...
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Not Zero: Emissions from Driving an EV Vary Widely by Country Not Zero: Emissions from Driving an EV Vary Widely by Country
- China and India both aspire to embrace electric cars to cut petroleum dependence over the next decade. But there’s a big reality check: Electric cars are only as clean as the power sources that charge them. So far, in both of these rapidly changing markets, the electrical grids are quite dirty. - Both...
Not Zero: Emissions from Driving an EV Vary Widely by Country »
New Toyota Supra Won’t Be a Toyota New Toyota Supra Won’t Be a Toyota
The new Toyota Supra may be the most highly anticipated car since the return of the Chevy Camaro. Theories regarding what it will look like and what will power it have captivated the Internet for a good 18 months. Maybe even since the Supra was discontinued all the way back in 2002. We now know it’s...
New Toyota Supra Won’t Be a Toyota »
Will the Republican Plan to Zap the EV Tax Credit Kill Electric Cars? Will the Republican Plan to Zap the EV Tax Credit Kill Electric Cars?
- A key incentive spurring sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, the $7500 federal EV tax credit, is on the chopping block as part of a sweeping tax-reform proposal being tackled by Congress. And the timing couldn’t be much worse for automakers ramping up the development of electric vehicles...
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