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October 2011 Archives

2012 BMW 1-Series ActiveE

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BMW has announced a super-exclusive program offering its new 2012 ActiveE electric car, based on the BMW 1-Series compact luxury sedan. The ActiveE brings a true German driving dynamics, a 168-hp electric motor, a luxurious interior and a BMW-estimated 100-mile range.

GM's First New Battery Electric Car: 2013 Chevrolet Spark EV To Launch In U.S.

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GM had hoped to announce its latest green vehicle at a nice, orderly, staged press event to celebrate Chevrolet's 100th birthday. But one of its hometown papers jumped the gun and broke the news: The largest domestic car company will launch a small battery electric vehicle in the U.S. market.

Kia Launching New EV

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Kia Motors is making headlines with an all-new electric car model set to launch very, very soon: by the end of 2011, in fact, in Kia's home market of South Korea. No word yet on when the new model will come to the U.S., but we figure some time in late 2012.

Tesla Model S Quicker than Porsche 911?

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Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk is never one to shy away from the limelight. Musk has just announced a high-performance variant of the new Model S all-electric sedan, and the promising new electric car has some serious kick. Try 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. For comparison purposes, a 2011 Porsche 911 Targa 4 takes 4.9 seconds to make the same sprint.



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