Electric-Car Battery Energy: Why Waste It On Cabin Heating? (Video)


Green Car Reports
Among the drawbacks of cars that run on battery power is the energy required to heat their cabins. As electric-car drivers in less temperate climes know, heating the cabin to room temperature has an enormous impact on battery range--conceivably as high as 40 percent. A similar impact is seen from air-conditioning use a...Read more

Why A 2015 BMW i3 REx Replaced My 2013 Chevy Volt: Electric-Car Evolution


Green Car Reports
The car most comparable to the first Chevrolet Volt is the current BMW i3 fitted with the optional REx range-extending engine. Both cars run entirely in electric mode until their battery packs are depleted, unlike other plug-in hybrids which switch on their engines under maximum power demand. But few drivers can say th...Read more

Italy’s Torino Design Unveils Wildtwelve Hybrid Supercar Concept


Motor Authority
Italian design house Torino Design, established in 2006 by Roberto Piatti, has unveiled a new supercar concept powered by a V-12-based hybrid system. The concept is called the Wildtwelve, and it made its debut at the first-ever Parco Valentino - Salone & Gran Premio held recently in Turin, Italy. The Wildtwelve is ...Read more

Porsche 911 Turbo Owned By Steve McQueen Heads To Auction: Video


Motor Authority
A Porsche 911 Turbo originally owned by Steve McQueen is headed to auction. The Porsche, said to be the last special-order 911 McQueen ever bought, is an original 1976 930 finished in Slate Gray. The early production example, not unlike the very first 911 Turbo, is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six engine sa...Read more

Chinese Rival To Google Working With BMW On Autonomous Car, Prototype To Launch This Year


Motor Authority
Google isn't the only tech giant in the autonomous car game any longer as Chinese search engine giant Baidu is hoping to start testing of a self-driving car this year together with BMW. Baidu signed a partnership agreement with the German automaker in 2014 to develop autonomous car technology and now it has announced t...Read more