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Tesla Delivering More than 500 Model S Per Week Now

This year is huge for Tesla Motors, because it is to be their first full year of sales for its all-electric Model S. Things are looking up, and after some production and financial setbacks forced them to miss their first deadlines, the company now se...
by New Cars Box on Mar 25, 2013

Someone Just Had to Do it: Aftermarket Cup Holder for Tesla Model S

There are many reasons why the Tesla Model S is a highly praised car, however, despite the fact that it seems well-engineered and thoroughly thought out, one area where the Silicon Valley-based company's lack of experience shows is the interior.
by New Cars Box on Mar 22, 2013

Japanese Study Finds that One in Three EV Owners Would Not Buy Another

We have been told time and again that the Japanese are among the world leaders when it comes to the adoption of EVs and green alternative means of transportation in general. However, it seems that not even they are enjoying the benefits of all-electr...
by New Cars Box on Mar 22, 2013

Renault Zoe Priced at £13,650 in the UK After Incentives

Renault’s EV supermini, the Zoe, is priced from £13,650 (€16,040) in the UK after the government’s Plug-in Car Grant deduction. The new hatchback is already available to order now and will arrive in UK showrooms from June 7. Read more »...
by New Cars Box on Mar 21, 2013

BMW’s Efficient Dynamics Technology Defined

A key part of BMW’s current market strengths is their development of Efficient Dynamics Technology across multiple ranges; the EfficientDynamics programme relies on optimising engines and car features to provide excellent levels of power, whi...
by autocarsupdate on Mar 19, 2013

Toyota Motor Corporation and City of Grenoble to launch urban EV car-sharing project

The French city of Grenoble, located in the Alps, the Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, car-sharing service operator Cité lib, French energy provider Électricité de France (EDF) and Toyota M...
by Toyota Car Reviews on Mar 16, 2013

Land Rover Electrifies Classic Defender for the Geneva Motor Show

If you've ever had the opportunity to drive the classic Land Rover Defender on the road, you'd be right to think that it's, if not the, one of the most outdated new vehicles in the world. Take it for a spin off the road, however, and we&#...
by New Cars Box on Feb 27, 2013

Chevrolet Spark EV Heads to Geneva, will go on Sale in Europe Next Year

After its world premiere at last year's Los Angeles Auto Show, the Chevrolet Spark EV's next stop is the Geneva motor show, where it will be displayed for the first time in front of a European audience. Read more »...
by New Cars Box on Feb 13, 2013

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Calls N.Y. Times’ Model S Cold Range Report “A Fake”

Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk lashed out at a recent review of the Model S published by The New York Times, calling the story about the all-electric sedan failing to meet its reported range “a fake”. Read more »...
by New Cars Box on Feb 12, 2013

Form an Orderly Line: Honda Fit EV Now Available in the East Coast

East Coasters interested in Honda's subcompact EV rejoice, yes all five of you: the new all-electric 2013 Fit EV will be available for the first time at select Honda dealerships in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey be...
by New Cars Box on Feb 12, 2013

Mitsubishi Recalls 14,700 i-MiEV Electric Cars Worldwide Over Faulty Brakes

A possible brake pump failure in certain 2012 i-MiEV models manufactured from December 2, 2011, through September 7, 2012, is forcing Mitsubishi to recall a worldwide total of 14,700 examples of its electric hatchback. The recall affects 1,402 vehicl...
by New Cars Box on Feb 11, 2013

Spied: BMW Testing Plug-in Hybrid Version of the 5-Series Sedan

We are already aware that BMW has begun work on a subtle facelift for the current 5-Series sedan (codenamed F10), Touring (F11) and Gran Turismo (F07) models, all of which should arrive in the market next year as part of the brand's four-year lif...
by New Cars Box on Feb 8, 2013

Nissan Lowers Price of 2013 Leaf EV by €3,000 in Europe

Less than 10 days after it dropped the price of the U.S.-made Leaf by more than US$6,000, Nissan announced that it is making its all-electric five-door compact hatchback more affordable in Europe, too, reducing its price by €3,000 (US$4,000). As o...
by Carscoop Online on Jan 23, 2013

Nissan Lowers Price of 2013 Leaf EV by €3,000 in Europe

Less than 10 days after it dropped the price of the U.S.-made Leaf by more than US$6,000, Nissan announced that it is making its all-electric five-door compact hatchback more affordable in Europe, too, reducing its price by €3,000 (US$4,000). As of...
by New Cars Box on Jan 23, 2013

BMW Exec Confirms Two-Cylinder Motorcycle Engine for i3 REx

A BMW official has confirmed that the range-extender engine to be offered as an option on the battery-powered i3 supermini will be a two-cylinder gasoline unit sourced from the brand's motorcycle division and not the upcoming, larger displacement...
by New Cars Box on Jan 22, 2013

BMW Exec Confirms Two-Cylinder Motorcycle Engine for i3 REx

A BMW official has confirmed that the range-extender engine to be offered as an option on the battery-powered i3 supermini will be a two-cylinder gasoline unit sourced from the brand's motorcycle division and not the upcoming, larger displacement...
by Carscoop Online on Jan 22, 2013

eBay Seller Tells us "This Vehicle Doesn't Look Like the Typical Junk from Overseas"

We don't why you would want to, but as it turns out, you can own a SsangYong in the United States, or kind of, since the seller of this low mileage 2011 SsangYong Actyon Sports that has been re-engineered to run on battery power doesn't menti...
by New Cars Box on Jan 20, 2013

Fisker Looks for Strategic Partners in China, Hasn’t Built a Car in Six Months

The Karma might look gorgeous but things aren’t looking very good for its maker, Fisker, right now. In 2012, despite having delivered some 2,000 Karmas, it’s had its federal loan frozen, issued a number of recalls on the Karma, saw its battery su...
by New Cars Box on Jan 18, 2013

GM President Says EVs Are Not Dead, Next Volt Will Cost “Thousands Less”

Despite predictions that plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles would increase rapidly due to climbing gasoline prices, in 2012, their sales were a mere 52,172 units according to the Automotive News Data Center. That’s a drop in the ocean when vi...
by New Cars Box on Jan 18, 2013

Cadillac Says the ELR Hybrid Coupe will be Priced so as to Reflect its "Exclusivity"

The 2014 Cadillac ELR that was revealed at this week's Detroit Motor Show is a stylish extended-range hybrid, 2+2 coupe based on the same Voltec platform as the Chevrolet Volt. Of course, while quite similar (but not identical) under the skin, th...
by New Cars Box on Jan 17, 2013


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