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Fisker Karma delayed again, but only by a tiny little bit

Fisker Karma delayed again, but only by a tiny little bit

Yes, that’s a Fisker Karma at the Monaco Grand Prix starting line, but no, it won’t be taking off just yet, at least not this month. Last we heard from Roger Ormisher, Fisker Automotive’s Communications chief, the electric supercar was set to debut in the US during the June / July timeframe, but that’s now been nudged […]

TomTom announces Go Live 800 series PNDs for lost Europeans

TomTom announces Go Live 800 series PNDs for lost Europeans

TomTom’s Go Live family got a little larger today, with the unveiling of the company’s new 800 series of PNDs. With the purchase of an 820 or 825 GPS, you’ll get a year’s worth of free access to HD Traffic, a speed camera alert system, local weather updates and all the rest of TomTom’s Live services. The […]

Getaround car sharing service goes live, rent out your ride with an iPhone app and car kit

Getaround car sharing service goes live, rent out your ride with an iPhone app and car kit

We expressed our excitement when we first heard about Getaround, the personal car rental service that enables users to rent out their autos by the hour or day, and at TechCrunch Disrupt the service has officially gone live for drivers outside the Bay Area. The company also announced an accompanying car kit that allows potential renters […]

TomTom sends HD Traffic update to all Live models, extends Traffic Manifesto to US

TomTom sends HD Traffic update to all Live models, extends Traffic Manifesto to US

TomTom CEO Harold Goddijn announced at a NYC event last night that the company’s HD Trafficservice, previously only included with the Go 2535 M Live, would be available on all U.S. Live models, including the Go 740 Live and XL 340 Live. Traffic updates will be one component of the subscription-based Live, which will also see a 50 […]

Jaguar will actually build million-dollar C-X75 hybrid supercar in 2013

Jaguar will actually build million-dollar C-X75 hybrid supercar in 2013

You know how we said that 780bhp electric pipe dream Jaguar had last year wasn’t going to be anything more than a concept? Well, we were wrong. Sort of. You see, the British automaker has just announced its intention to produce a limited run of 250 C-X75 supercars in partnership with Formula 1 team Williams, however the retail […]

Formula 1 cars set to go all electric in the pit lane from 2013 onwards, racing purists outraged already

Formula 1 cars set to go all electric in the pit lane from 2013 onwards, racing purists outraged already

Formula 1, the pinnacle of gas-powered racing, is more often at odds with the eco-conscious electric carmovement than in tune with it, but here’s an exception to that rule. The FIA, the sport’s governing body, announced back in December of last year a move to a hybrid four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which is still on track to […]

Toyota and WiTricity team up for OTA car charging

Toyota and WiTricity team up for OTA car charging

Some day you’ll charge everything wirelessly — phones, cars, graphing calculators, all using the same basic technology. That’s the sort of utopian vision Toyota had in mind when it formed the Wireless Battery-charging Alliance with WiTricity. The young Massachusetts-based company is pushing “resonance” technology, which charges electronics without contact and is supposedly more efficient than induction-based charging […]

CE-Oh no he didn't!: BMW exec says electric vehicles 'won't work,' but would love to sell you one anyway

CE-Oh no he didn’t!: BMW exec says electric vehicles ‘won’t work,’ but would love to sell you one anyway

Jim O’Donnell, CEO and chairman of BMW North America, recently sat down with the Detroit News to discuss the ActiveE — an electric version of BMW’s 1 Series coupe, available for lease in the US this fall. Most CEOs would’ve probably used the opportunity to wax PR poetic about their company’s bold, forward-looking ethos, because that’s what CEOs […]

Geely McCar comes with an electric scooter for people who hate walking

Geely McCar comes with an electric scooter for people who hate walking

Find the use of your legs inconvenient? Behold the Geely McCar, an ultra compact, two-door car that still manages to tuck an electric scooter in the back. Geely, the Chinese company that now owns Volvo, is hoping you’ll use it for everything from golfing to navigating urban sprawl to traversing the Mall of America parking […]

Couple in Atlanta finally gets a LiFe, courtesy of Wheego

Couple in Atlanta finally gets a LiFe, courtesy of Wheego

Wheego has, at long last, let its first $32,995, 100-mile range LiFe electric two-seater loose on the public, and added another cute little electric car to the US EV collective. By either stroke-of-luck or sheer coincidence (no way is it intentional), the first of the breed was delivered today, otherwise known as Earth Day, to a couple of […]

Nissan recovering from quake, ramps up Leaf deliveries

Nissan recovering from quake, ramps up Leaf deliveries

We have some good news from the Land of the Rising Sun — a fresh batch of Leafs are on their way to American shores. At the New York Auto show, Nissan announced that the first shipments of post earthquake-produced EVs should be in the hands of American consumers by April 27th. The company still expects […]

Nissan Leaf Nismo RC swaps basic comforts for a carbon fiber body and some racing good looks

Nissan Leaf Nismo RC swaps basic comforts for a carbon fiber body and some racing good looks

Electric vehicles may have that instant torque thing going for them, but they’re still a bit behind when it comes to giving heart palpitations to those diehard petrolheads. Hoping to change that perception, Nissan is setting up to unveil a brand new concept vehicle, dubbed the Leaf Nismo RC (that stands for Racing Competition, not “radio-controlled”), […]

T3 Motion's three-wheeled R3 is real, has in-dash Galaxy Tab

T3 Motion’s three-wheeled R3 is real, has in-dash Galaxy Tab

Since 2009, T3 Motion has been waving computer-created images of three-wheeled electric vehicles in our face and taunting us with the idea of a dashboard built around an iPad. Now, it seems the company is finally ready to deliver a real product, and you can pre-order yours now for a $500 deposit. Besides existing in the […]

Pioneer AVH-3300BT in-car entertainment system: Busting the boredom of car journeys

Pioneer AVH-3300BT in-car entertainment system: Busting the boredom of car journeys

“Mum are we there yet?”, “Dad I need the toilet!”, “I feel sick going round these windy bends!” It’s an unfortunate but well-known fact that children and long car journeys do not go well together, with the scenario of siblings starting to whinge, becoming restless and fighting, even before you have reached the motorway, being […]