Renault Twizy Price and Drivers License

You must be this short to ride this awesome electric car

By on March 25, 2015 at 5:25 PM.

You must be this short to ride this awesome electric car

Meet Twizy, a Renault electric car – well, better described as a quadricycle – that offers a 60-mile range at a maximum speed of 50mph… and it’s made for 14-year olds. At least, that’s the case with a special version of the new car that will be available soon in several countries.

As Wired reports, a new law in France says that quadricycles are safe for youngsters, who only have to pass a road safety certificate test to ride the Twizy, assuming they can convince their parents to spend $7,600 on one. More →

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Tesla Model X CUV Spy Video

Watch: Tesla’s unreleased Model X gets caught on video

By on March 24, 2015 at 2:58 PM.

Watch: Tesla’s unreleased Model X gets caught on video

In addition to releasing new software updates to existing car models, Tesla is working on some brand new toys, Green Car Report reminds us. In fact, it looks like the new Model X CUV has once again been caught on video during a test drive near the company’s headquarters in California. More →

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Apple Car Rumors Steve Wozniak

Woz really hopes Apple will release its own car

By on March 23, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

Woz really hopes Apple will release its own car

It seems the rumors are true and Apple is indeed working on a vehicle project of its own, although we likely won’t see an actual car on the road for years to come, if ever. Talking to Australian publication Financial Review, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he doesn’t know if Apple is making a car, but that he hopes the current rumors prove to be true. More →

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Tesla Model S P85D Drag Race

Listen to the bizarre sounds of the Tesla Model S P85D on a racetrack

By on March 20, 2015 at 3:45 PM.

Listen to the bizarre sounds of the Tesla Model S P85D on a racetrack

This week has been packed with Tesla news, from the announcement of a software update that will ensure drivers never run out of battery to the ability to put the car on autopilot, so it only makes sense to wrap the week up with a video of the Tesla Model S P85D shredding asphalt at a racetrack. More →

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Tesla Model S Self-Driving

You’ll soon be able to put your Tesla Model S on ‘autopilot’

By on March 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

You’ll soon be able to put your Tesla Model S on ‘autopilot’

Tesla’s electric cars are a dream come true for some drivers, but that doesn’t mean the amazing vehicles can’t get even better. In addition to its Thursday announcement aimed at ending “range anxiety” in Tesla cars, the company also announced that the Model S will receive a software update that will enable limited automated driving, The Verge reports. More →

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Tesla Model S

How Tesla just made it ‘basically impossible’ for the Model S battery to die

By on March 19, 2015 at 12:59 PM.

How Tesla just made it ‘basically impossible’ for the Model S battery to die

The futuristic Tesla Model S is about to get much cooler and a whole lot safer. As promised, Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday delivered a number of important announcements regarding the highly revered Model S.

First and foremost, an upcoming software update to the Model S will include a “range assurance” application that will alert users when they drive out of charging range. By keeping tabs on how much juice is left in the car and always monitoring how far or close the nearest charging stations are, the car’s software promises to relieve range anxiety altogether. As Musk boldly stated, the new software update will make it “basically impossible” for a user to run out of charge before finding a station. Impressively, the software will be “smart” enough to assess if nearby charging stations are full or temporarily out of service.

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Porsche Electric Car

How Porsche plans to take on Tesla

By on March 17, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

How Porsche plans to take on Tesla

With Tesla proving that there’s a bustling market for electric cars, a number of more traditional automakers have started devoting tremendous resources towards electric car development. BMW is of course one such example, and just a few weeks ago we began to see rumblings that even Apple has plans to develop an electric car of its own.

Now comes word that Porsche is also toying with the idea of releasing an electric car. While Porsche is already one of the world’s top luxury automakers, the Volkswagen owned brand is reportedly interested in attracting a new subset of customers: Those who prioritize environmental cleanliness.

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Elon Musk Tesla Range Anxiety

Elon Musk vows to end one of Tesla drivers’ biggest fears

By on March 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Elon Musk vows to end one of Tesla drivers’ biggest fears

Although you can drive Tesla vehicles for a long time on a single charge, many drivers still get range anxiety when they go on long drives simply because there are so comparatively few charging stations compared to, say, gas stations. However, Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Sunday vowed that his company would end so-called “range anxiety” this week via an over-the-air software update that would be announced this coming Thursday. More →

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Apple Car Project Titan

Major investigative report reveals new details about Apple’s top-secret car project

By on March 13, 2015 at 12:43 PM.

Major investigative report reveals new details about Apple’s top-secret car project

Apple has done its best to keep its car project a secret but AppleInsider on Friday published a huge new investigative report that purportedly reveals the top-secret location where Apple is working on its vehicle. More →

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Apple Electric Car

Is Apple crazy? An in-depth analysis of the mythical Apple Car

Is Apple crazy? An in-depth analysis of the mythical Apple Car

By on March 12, 2015 at 11:50 AM.

If there’s any truth to the old adage, “when there’s smoke there’s fire,” it’s becoming increasingly hard, if not downright impossible, to ignore the growing number of news reports and rumors suggesting that Apple is developing an electric car.

In the span of just about two weeks, the notion that Apple is working on an electric car went from crazy unsubstantiated rumor to a claim bolstered and corroborated by venerable publications like the Wall Street Journal. The Journal, for instance, relayed that Apple CEO Tim Cook has already approved the formation of a 1,000 strong car development team.

Adding even more specificity into the mix, Bloomberg recently reported that Apple is aiming to have production kick off by 2020. What’s more, Apple has already begun assembling an impressive team of folks with deep and broad expertise in automotive development. More →

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Best Uber Driver Ever

Finally: A happy story about an Uber driver

By on March 4, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Finally: A happy story about an Uber driver

It seems like every time we see headlines about Uber drivers, it’s about them allegedly ripping off customers, committing sexual assault or crashing into cop cars and then getting busted for having drugs in the glove box. But we should remember there are plenty of honest and decent Uber drivers out there who shouldn’t be tarnished by the actions of a few high-profile criminals. Business Insider brings us an example of one such Uber driver who returned a passenger’s driver’s license, credit card and other important items after she left them in the car. More →

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Best Of Geneva Motor Show

The 12 most insane new cars from the Geneva Motor Show

By on March 4, 2015 at 11:22 AM.

The 12 most insane new cars from the Geneva Motor Show

There are plenty of auto shows around the world each year, and each of the big ones has generally developed a unique reputation as far as what car fans should expect. In the case of the annual Geneva Motor Show, people expect to be blown away by exotic cars that most people will likely never even see in person, let alone own.

This year, the Geneva show did not disappoint. There are tons of sleek and sexy cars to salivate over, so narrowing the list down to a handful of particularly drool-worthy cars is an absolute necessity. More →

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