• Posts Tagged ‘electric’

    Tesla goes open source with EV technology

    by  • June 13, 2014 • Motoring News, Technology

    2014 Tesla Model S exterior front right static

    Electric vehicle company Tesla has opened up its technology to other EV manufacturers in an effort to stymie the ‘enormous flood of gasoline cars pouring out of the world’s factories every day’. In a blog post, its chief executive Elon Musk said that Tesla originally pursued patents because it feared the major manufacturers would...

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    Google unveils steering wheel-less car

    by  • May 27, 2014 • Motoring News, Technology

    2014 Google self-driving car prototype

    No steering wheel, no accelerator, no brake pedal – the latest Google car is the ultimate in simple and the tech company also wants it to be the ultimate in safety. Google unveiled the ultra cute little two seater ‘car’ by giving members of the public a spin. Director of the Self-Driving Car Project,...

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    First Drive: Renault Twizy

    by  • August 28, 2013 • Car Reviews, First Drives

    2013 Renault Twizy exterior

    City dwellers take note, a new contender has joined the urban run-around market and it’s quite possibly the smallest yet. The new Renault Twizy is a two-seat electric quadricycle and we got to take it for a quick spin at its Irish launch in Mondello – we weren’t on the track, mind, but on...

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    Volkswagen up! goes electric

    by  • March 15, 2013 • Motoring News

    2013 Volkswagen e-up! exterior front left static

    The Volkswagen up! will fly the flag for the German carmaker as it ventures into the world of electric cars. The new Volkswagen e-up! will be the first fully electric production vehicle from the company. Volkswagen says the four-seater will have a range of 150km and will offer ‘excellent everyday practicality’, be it around...

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