Electric Vehicle

Proterra Catalyst XR electric bus has 258 mile range

Proterra Catalyst XR electric bus has 258 mile range

Getting a bunch of people to ride along in a single bus rather than a bunch of individual cars is an important element of more sustainable, environmentally-friendly transportation. Getting those buses to operate on electricity takes the whole thing a step further, as electric buses could be recharged using electricity from solar panels and wind. Range is a big issue, though, making the Proterra Catalyst XR an important creation.

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Karma Automotive ressurrects Fisker

Karma Automotive ressurrects Fisker

The folks at Fisker Automotive and Technology Group have changed their name to Karma Automotive. After declaring bankruptcy back in November of 2013, the company was acquired in February of 2014 by the Chinese auto-parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group. Chairman and founder of the group, Lu Guanqiu, was quick to suggest that he would "put every cent that Wanxiang earns into making electric vehicles" back in May of 2014 - fast forward to September of 2015 and the company appears to be back with a whole new name.

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5 key facts about Tesla’s Model X

5 key facts about Tesla’s Model X

Today we're bringing you a bit of a run-down on some of the most noteworthy facts about the Tesla Model X. This is the vehicle the electric car company unveiled in full last night, and the car that Tesla delivered to the first five earliest preorder customers last night as well. This vehicle is fast, it has far smarter doors than a DeLorean, it's safe to drive, there aren't many of them on the road right now, and if you want one, it's going to cost you a pretty penny.

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E-TWOW Review: regenerative electric kick scooter on point

E-TWOW Review: regenerative electric kick scooter on point

Over the past few weeks we've been testing out the 33V Booster E-TWOW electric kick scooter. This device isn't the sort of vehicle you're going to hear about on the news or see rolling around your neighborhood, more than likely - the company just isn't that massive - yet. Based on what we've experienced with this tiny vehicle, it's easy to recommend it as one of the most fun-to-use examples of urban transport out on the market today. No gasoline required.

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‘Hoverboard’ is a self-balancing one-wheel skateboard

‘Hoverboard’ is a self-balancing one-wheel skateboard

A new skateboard-like vehicle has been introduced, this one simply called “Hoverboard”. Before you get too excited, know this — it, like other “hoverboards”, doesn’t levitate. It does, however, move a bit like we imagine a hoverboard would move, something facilitated via a single wheel placed centrally under the board. The futuristic slant is complemented with a colored light around the edge of the board.

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Tesla Model X Crossover to be detailed 29 September

Tesla Model X Crossover to be detailed 29 September

September 29 seems like a big day. And no, it's not just because Google will be possibly unveiling two new Nexus smartphones and Chromecast products alongside formally launching Android 6.0 Marshmallow. No, that will also be a big day for those in the automobile industry as Tesla has seemingly planned to make a big splash on that day as well. Invitations have started going out that is unambiguously related to the Model X and it will be likely that the car maker will be spilling all the retail beans on the crossover there.

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Greyp Bikes introduces next-gen G12S motor bike

Greyp Bikes introduces next-gen G12S motor bike

Around this time in 2013, we saw the Greyp G12, an electric bicycle activated with the touch of a one’s thumb. The company is back with a next-gen version of the bike, and it is called the Greyp G12S. This bike has the same design flavors as the original version, but includes an improved battery pack, among other things. The new model was recently showcased at the Salon Privé 2015.

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Brabus takes their high-performance tuning to Tesla Model S

Brabus takes their high-performance tuning to Tesla Model S

Germany's high-performance auto tuning company Brabus has taken a small break from applying their craft to Mercedes' beastly sedans and decided to take a stab at Tesla's ever-more-popular Model S. In order to modify Tesla's most powerful model of the sedan, the P85D, Brabus went about creating a new arm of the company to focus on electric vehicles: Brabus Zero Emission (BZE). Since the Model S ships from Tesla with 772 horsepower, BZE recognized there's little point in trying to top it, so instead they've focused on the car's simple aesthetics.

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Los Angeles to lease fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles

Los Angeles to lease fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles

Departments in the city of Los Angeles will be leasing a fleet of both electric and hybrid vehicles, Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced. Under this commitment, the LA Police, Fire, General Services, Water, and Power departments will lease a total of 160 battery-powered electric vehicles. Joining this will be another 128 plug-in hybrids that will be used by the General Services Department and the LADWP.

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First-run Tesla Model X orders begin: colors, sizes, ludicrous speed

First-run Tesla Model X orders begin: colors, sizes, ludicrous speed

Electric car company Tesla has begun issuing first-order specification lists to those that've previously expressed interest in the Tesla Model X. Amongst the choices they're asked to make are paint color, wheel size, and whether or not they'd like the option to go ludicrously fast in their vehicle. Signature reservation holders began reporting last night that their configuration dashboards were available for tapping and ordering. The base model will cost limited edition first-run customers approximately $132,000 USD.

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Tesla Model S P85D: so good it’s bad, breaks Consumer Reports

Tesla Model S P85D: so good it’s bad, breaks Consumer Reports

When you establish a rating standard to try to give all products a fair review, you usually set it up against an ideal perfect product. But what if you come across a product that actually surpasses that ideal? That was the predicament that Consumer Reports found itself in when it tried to grade Tesla's Model S P85D, the successor to an earlier Model S version. You see, the P85D was rated so good that it scored a 103, on a scale that shouldn't even go beyond 100.

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