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Cadillac ELR Hybrid Coupe Packs 207HP, Goes on Sale in Early 2014 [Updated]

When the Cadillac Converj concept was launched at the 2009 Detroit Motor Show, the consensus was unanimous: just build it! GM heard the press’ and public’s voices and, three years later, launched the production version, named ELR, at the same ven...
by New Cars Box on Jan 15, 2013

VIA X-Truck has Mad Max Looks, 800HP with 100MPGe and is Backed by Bob Lutz

VIA Motors is a privately-owned electric vehicle company founded in 2010 that has developed a proprietary extended-range drive technology called VIA V-Drive that is designed for use in full-size pickup trucks, vans and SUVs. It purchases standard GM...
by New Cars Box on Jan 15, 2013

First Official Photos of Cadillac's New ELR Extended-Range Hybrid Coupe [Updated]

The countdown for the presentation of the new Cadillac ELR at the Detroit auto show (January 14 to 27) begins with a fresh set of pictures that afford us our first unobstructed view of the GM's upmarket extended range hybrid coupe. The new image...
by New Cars Box on Jan 14, 2013

Nissan Drops Price of U.S.-Made Leaf by More than $6,000 to as Low as $18,800 with Tax Credits

At the Detroit Auto Show, Nissan revealed the 2013 model year Leaf, which aside from a host of upgrades, will be built from now on in the U.S. at the brand's manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. As a result of the shift in production from J...
by New Cars Box on Jan 14, 2013

Color Me White: Tesla Displays Slightly Updated Model X Prototype at Detroit Motor Show

Tesla’s second model after the Model S all-electric saloon will be the Model X crossover, which was on display at the automaker’s stand at the Detroit Motor Show. Although we’ll have to wait for the automaker’s press conference to find out mo...
by New Cars Box on Jan 14, 2013

In 2018: 3% of the Volkswagen sales will be from electric and hybrid cars

Volkswagen intends to launch an electric and hybrid offensive. The Germans will focus on the wall-plugged hybrid models and will try to reach a 3 % of the total sales in 2018 with these models. Since the French from Renault [...]...
by Cars VW on Jan 10, 2013

Survey Shows Carmakers Remain Skeptic about EV Sales, will Invest in Internal Combustion Engines

It seems that, despite all the noise they make about their hybrid, plug-in and all-electric vehicles, carmakers still expect the internal combustion engine to dominate sales until 2015. According to a survey conducted last November by audit, tax and...
by New Cars Box on Jan 9, 2013

Nissan Presents Updated 2013 Leaf, which is Now Made in the U.S.A. as Well

Today, Nissan revealed the U.S. market version of the 2013 Leaf in advance of its debut at next week's North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2013 Leaf that will be sold in the States features a similar host of technical and equi...
by New Cars Box on Jan 9, 2013

GM Shows New Cadillac ELR on the Road Ahead of Detroit World Premiere

Less than a week before its scheduled world premiere at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, General Motors has shared a single picture of its new Cadillac ELR coupe covered in wraps while driving through the mountains of Southern C...
by New Cars Box on Jan 8, 2013

Domino's Pizza Takes Delivery of a Pair of Renault Twizy EVs in the UK

A Domino's Pizza franchise in Swindon, UK, will now deliver its hot goods around town with a pair of Renault Twizy electric cars. Read more »Copyright © Carscoop.blogspot.com - All Rights Reserved...
by New Cars Box on Jan 8, 2013

BMW Shows the New i3 Concept Coupe on the Move

Displayed for the first time in public at the LA Auto Show last November, the i3 Coupe is a conceptual spin-off from BMW's five-door i3 series that will soon be released in final production trim and go on sale worldwide in the end of 2013. In th...
by New Cars Box on Jan 2, 2013

China's BYD Wants to Build All-Electric Busses in the U.S.

The Chinese maker of all-electric vehicles that gained a lot of attention in 2008 when investor Warren Buffett bought a 10 percent stake in BYD for$230 million, is now actively looking to build an electric-bus assembly plant in the States. Micheal Au...
by New Cars Box on Dec 28, 2012

Nissan Extends 2011-2012 Leaf's Battery Warranty to Address Capacity Loss Issues

After some Leaf owners located in hot-weather climates complained to Nissan about their car's lithium-ion battery losing performance , the Japanese automaker decided to take action and bolster its warranty program that will apply retroactively on...
by New Cars Box on Dec 28, 2012

Designer Dreams Up Single-Seater Bugatti TypeZero Concept

It's never a bad idea to look to the past for inspiration, just as long as you don't forget the needs and wants of the future when doing so. French designer Marc Devauze looked at Bugatti's glorious past and chose the brand's most successful racecar...

Tesla Model S Lands in Europe, Prices Start From €71,400 in Germany

With U.S. deliveries having started since June, Tesla Motors is now introducing its Model S all-electric luxury saloon in the European market – but only in its higher-end versions. For the time being, Tesla announced that it will offer only the 60-...

Designer Dreams Up Single-Seater Bugatti TypeZero Concept

It's never a bad idea to look to the past for inspiration, just as long as you don't forget the needs and wants of the future when doing so. French designer Marc Devauze looked at Bugatti's glorious past and chose the brand's most successful racecar...

VW Rocky 3-Door SUV Design Concept Based on the Up! Mini Car Platform

Here's another design concept for a small crossover model utilizing the platform hardware from the Volkswagen Up! family of mini cars. We say another one because Volkswagen itself introduced a very-near production study at this year's edition of the...

U Design: VW Ayoreo Design Concept for a More Affordable Alternative to the Tesla Model S

It's been a few years since the first modern-era electric cars started to become available to the masses, and even though they haven't exactly set the market on fire, they're slowly gaining pace in the automotive marketplace. Over the ne...
by New Cars Box on Dec 22, 2012

VW Rocky 3-Door SUV Design Concept Based on the Up! Mini Car Platform

Here's another design concept for a small crossover model utilizing the platform hardware from the Volkswagen Up! family of mini cars. We say another one because Volkswagen itself introduced a very-near production study at this year's edition of the...
by All Cars Toyota on Dec 22, 2012

Designer Dreams Up Single-Seater Bugatti TypeZero Concept

It's never a bad idea to look to the past for inspiration, just as long as you don't forget the needs and wants of the future when doing so. French designer Marc Devauze looked at Bugatti's glorious past and chose the brand's most successful racecar...
by All Cars Toyota on Dec 22, 2012


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