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Carbon GT Review: Polished electric skateboard eats rough terrain for breakfast

When we road tested Evolve's Carbon Series electric skateboard last year we were pretty reluctant to hand it back. Responsive, fast, and whole lot of fun to burn around on, it quickly became the company's hottest seller. So what happens when you take an already killer design and up the power by around 10 times? We tightened up our helmets and jumped aboard the souped-up Carbon GT to find out.Read More

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For real? Startup talks 2,000-hp turbine-hybrid big rig and 520-hp UTV

If there was ever a time to dazzle the world with promises of futuristic electric car technologies and crazy performance estimates, it would be 2016. Salt Lake City-based startup Nikola Motor Company may have a long way to go, but it believes it can revolutionize transportation. Given its overnight ascendance and off-the-charts claims, we're nothing if not skeptical. We are, however, hopeful that its 2,000-hp turbine-extender semi truck and solar-assisted, all-electric side-by-side – or derivatives thereof – become reality.

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Riversimple unveils two new hydrogen car concept designs

When the Rasa hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle prototype was launched earlier this year, its unconventional styling was, for some, an acquired taste. At this weekend's London Motor Show Riversimple outlined the potential for an expanded range by showing two new concept designs based on the existing chassis and running gear: a four-door sedan and a light commercial vehicle.Read More

Volvo aiming to sell one million electric vehicles by 2025

Volvo is doubling down on electrification, announcing this week that it hopes to sell up to one million electrified vehicles (all-electric and plug-in hybrid models), in total, by 2025. It will work toward that goal by creating two plug-in variants of every model and introducing its first fully electric car in 2019.
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Honda to offer Clarity in fuel cell, electric and hybrid models

Why build a green car when you can start a whole family? We just watched Hyundai use that strategy with the IONIQ lineup of hybrids and electrics, and now Honda is following suit. It's already revealed the Clarity Fuel Cell, and it announced today that it will add a Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid in 2017. Honda is the first to offer these three powertrain options on a single model platform, giving green car shoppers a few new cars to consider. Read More

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China's LeEco gives a first look at its semi-autonomous Tesla fighter

After talking about a Tesla fighter for over a year, LeEco, the Chinese tech company formerly known as LeTV, has put money where its mouth is, revealing a sporty electric sedan concept at a big Beijing product reveal. We're not sure the new automotive player has Elon Musk quaking just yet, but the company seemingly has the money and will to disrupt the electric car industry, and it also has a working relationship with Aston Martin. Now it's officially added a pretty compelling concept car, the LeSEE.
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Tesla Model 3 preorders exceed 325,000 within the first week

It was one of the most hotly anticipated reveals on the automotive calendar, but even Elon Musk hadn't expected the Tesla Model 3 to be this quick out of the blocks. In the week since it was announced, more than 325,000 people have pre-ordered the electric sedan, amounting to more than US$14 billion in projected sales for a car that Tesla won't even start making until late next year.Read More

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Consumer-ready wireless charger for EVs inches closer

Tesla and Chevrolet might have committed to mass-producing electric cars, but that doesn't mean everyone is ready to plug a battery-powered car into their garage every night. Depending on who you ask, wireless charging might just be the solution. Even if we can't quite expect every manhole or green lane to extend our range just yet, a team at Oak Ridge Laboratories believes it has come close to creating a wireless car charging system efficient enough to broaden the appeal of electric vehicles. Read More

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Tesla makes its big play for the mainstream with the Model 3

At a special launch event in California, Tesla has finally revealed one of the most anticipated cars of the year, the Model 3. Long known as THE electric car company, Tesla is making a major play for the mass market with an electric car the masses can actually afford. To be priced a tad north of the US$33,500 average US light vehicle price and with a 215-mile (346-km) range, will the Model 3 be the tipping point for the mass acceptance of electric cars?Read More

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Calling all test drivers 10 and younger

Anyone who sat behind the wheel of a car as a kid and imagined they were driving it may wish they could turn back the clock and move to the UK. Young Driver Motor Cars Limited recently completed production of a two-seater car designed specifically for kids from five to ten years old, and they're looking for test drivers to give it a go.Read More

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