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Mini Finally Goes Hybrid
Back in 2009, BMW built many hundreds of electric Minis for its lease program around the globe, designed to test their technology and customer acceptance. After completing field trials in several countries, most of those Mini Es got crushed. The second evolution was the fleet of 1-Series ActiveEs that... Read more
8 Things You Must Know Before Buying a Fuel Cell Vehicle
Your stalwart internal-combustion engine? Well, it’s a little 20th century. This is the age of pocket-size computers and 3-D-printed organs, of missions to Mars and Virtual Boy electronica. For tech-obsessed glitterati still awaiting their robot chauffeurs, there are myriad ways to get around your city while giving the impression... Read more
Confirmed: Audi R8 e-tron Bites the Dust
A midst numerous reports of the Audi R8 e-tron’s death, a spokesperson from Audi has confirmed that the all-electric supercar has officially reached the end of the line. The R8 e-tron was revealed at the 2015 Geneva auto show after previously being canceled for its high cost, weight, and... Read more
SEMA 2016: Ford Teases Custom Mustangs and Fusions
You can always count on the Ford Motor Company to go big at the SEMA show and 2016 is no exception. Four of the tricked out F-150s that they will be showcasing at this year’s show made the rounds last week and now it’s time for a peek at... Read more
These are the 12 best driver’s cars of 2016
Every year since 2009, the staff at Motor Trend magazine along with professional racer Randy Pobst have selected what they consider to be the Best Driver’s Car of the Year. Past winners of the competition include the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, and the defending champion... Read more
Audi Le Mans Program to End by 2018
In June, Porsche put an end to Audi’s streak of never losing two years in a row at Le Mans. After 16 successful years racing in the top class at Le Mans, Audi is rumored to be calling it quits after the 2017 season. A report from Auto Motor... Read more
BMW’s New Hydrogen Prototype Looks Like an Angry i8
BMW’s hydrogen strategy is starting to take shape. The company has been working on hydrogen-powered cars since 1984, but for a long time the focus remained on the internal-combustion engine. The efforts, first shown in a 7-series in the mid-1980s, culminated in 2006 in the V-12–powered Hydrogen 7. Now... Read more
Here It Is: Faraday Future’s 1000-Hp Electric Race Car Concept
The mystery is no more. Tonight in Las Vegas, right on the strip and just before the beginning of the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Faraday Future—that secretive autonomous electric-vehicle company backed by a rich Chinese investor, loaded with top talent from across the automotive industry, and claiming to revolutionize the car business—has unveiled a new modular platform,... Read more
10 Concept Cars We Wish Made It to Production
While concept cars are rarely production ready, they frequently capture our imagination and make us wonder what it would be like if they actually made it out of the concept phase and down the production line. Here are ten concepts that we wish had become reality. Saleen S5S Raptor... Read more
Here are the 10 best engines in the world today
Wards released the latest edition of its annual list of best engines in the world. For 2016, the 10 winners are an eclectic bunch. There are four-, six-, and eight-cylinder engines, along with a diesel and a trio of hybrids. This is the 22nd time Wards has conducted the... Read more