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Tesla Model S P85D first drive: Luxury meets insane acceleration and handling

Tesla Model S P85D first drive: Luxury meets insane acceleration and handling

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Insane Mode. We knew the Tesla Model S P85D was going to be exciting after seeing the word Insane as an option, but we didn't know the half of it. We went up in a stunt plane recently and pulled 5G. The P85D was more exciting. Writing this with shaky... >>

11 best electric and hybrid supercars: Over 1,300hp from an electric? It's here

11 best electric and hybrid supercars: Over 1,300hp from an electric? It's here

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Electric and hybrid supercars are well and truly here. Hypercar level hybrids from Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren are already plastering the walls of many teenage boys' bedrooms the world over. So what's next? There's even more excitement to come with new... >>

Is now the time to buy an electric or hybrid car? Best cars explored

Is now the time to buy an electric or hybrid car? Best cars explored

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The future of driving appears to be electric, with Formula E in full effect, supercars adopting hybrid drive systems and range getting further all the time. Fuel powered engines may have their days numbered. But is it time to make the change to electric?... >>

BMW brings plug-in hybrid smarts to the new X5 dubbed X5 xDrive40e (gallery)

BMW brings plug-in hybrid smarts to the new X5 dubbed X5 xDrive40e (gallery)

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BMW has announced its first plug-in hybrid car in a core range, the X5 xDrive40e, which should give the best mileage for any X5. The new X5 xDrive40e will offer plenty of power to keep the sizeable beast moving fast despite going easy on the fuel. In... >>

Toyota i-Road: The electronic Boris bike of the future?

Toyota i-Road: The electronic Boris bike of the future?

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Transport is changing. Emissions caps are tightening, owning a car in the big city is increasingly prohibitive, and commuters are ever mindful of electronic or hybrid options as alternative ways to get around – often proving both cheaper and faster.... >>

What is Formula E? Everything you need to know and why it will change the world

What is Formula E? Everything you need to know and why it will change the world

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Formula E is the electric future of car racing. When the international competition started in September 2014 in Beijing it ushered in a new competitive platform that pushes electric car technology to another level. In the same way that F1 tech filters... >>

Alfa battery lasts 14 days, runs on normal water and is out later this year

Alfa battery lasts 14 days, runs on normal water and is out later this year

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Battery developments that speed up charging are great but ones that go green at the same time are even better. So this battery that can be recharged using water should make some serious waves. Japanese company Fuji Pigment has developed an aluminium-air... >>

Chevrolet Bolt electric car concept unveiled with 200-mile range

Chevrolet Bolt electric car concept unveiled with 200-mile range

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At the Detroit Auto Show 2015 a new concept car has been unveiled in the Chevrolet Bolt that offers an impressive 200-mile range in a compact car. The Chevvy Bolt, unlike the hybrid Volt already available, uses a completely electric drive train to power... >>

Saltwater powered Quant e-Sportslimousine, with 600km range and 0-62mph in 2.5s time, approved for EU

Saltwater powered Quant e-Sportslimousine, with 600km range and 0-62mph in 2.5s time, approved for EU

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Until now Tesla has been relatively unchallenged in the high-end electric car market. But now that German company nanoFLOWCELL AG with its Quant is here that's about to change. The Quant e-Sportlimousince might sound ridiculous and that's because it... >>

These are the cars that make saving the planet cool

These are the cars that make saving the planet cool

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Cars and gadgets have never been more closely intertwined than they are now. With electric drive systems, sat nav nearly everywhere, and rear view cameras becoming the norm. But can electric cars looks sexy? Can gadget heavy motors still be desirable?... >>