Tesla D | The AWD Model S

Tesla has throwing around the letter "D" for a little bit and they've now shown off what it represents. The Tesla D is an all-wheel-drive Model S with a few other enhancements. These include 10 more miles of range than...

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BMW i Solar Carport Concept

With the BMW i3 now starting to deliver and the BMW i8 going through its final paces as well, the german automaker's unveiled the BMW i Solar Carport Concept. Developed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the concept is equal parts form...

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BMW i8 Revealed at Frankfurt

BMW i8 Revealed

BMW has officially unveiled the BMW i8, slightly ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show that kicked off today. The hybrid sportscar is a two + two coupe with doors that go up and futuristic design cues that will be sure to turn heads. Power comes from a 1.5-liter, turbocharged, three-cylinder engine that cranks out 231 horses and 236 lb-ft. of torque which is then mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Add in the electric motor and you get an additional 131 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque through a two-speed automatic to the front wheels. That’s all-wheel drive motion with 362 horses and 320 lb-ft of torque, with a 0-62 time of 4.4 seconds. Fuel economy figures are impressive as well with 94 miles per gallon and a full charge coming from a 110-volt outlet in less than four hours. BMW Charging Stations can bring that time down to 1.5 hours.

Official | BMW All-Electric i3

Official | BMW All-Electric i3

BMW has officially taken the covers off the all-electric i3, the first of the German automaker’s i family of vehicles. The i3 blends sustainable design while using cutting-edge materials like Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics to lighten the build while creating a streamlined exterior for improved aerodynamic efficiency. The i3 features a 170 horsepower electric powertrain that goes from 0-60 mph in 7 seconds. Full charge time takes roughly three hours with a range of 80 to 100 miles coming from a single charge. The i3 with Range Extender is also due to be released, which introduces a two-cylinder gas engine to double the driving range.

With a pricetag starting at about $41,000, look for the waiting lists to grow rather quickly.

Road Test | Rolls-Royce 102EX

Road Test | Rolls-Royce 102EX

We recently had the opportunity to test drive the Rolls-Royce 102EX, also known as the Phantom Experimental Electric (EE). It’s the world’s first battery electric vehicle for the ultra-luxury segment and one we see being showcased as a benchmark for other brands in the industry. There’s a growing demand for alternative drive-train options and that’s something the British coachmaker noticed before deciding to build the Phantom EE. Rolls-Royce is known for blending luxury with timeless design and the Phantom has been looked at as one of the most elegant designs in recent years and one that’s seen by many as a modern-day classic. The Phantom EE began here, as the original Phantom’s aluminum shell serves as the design base and though this is strictly an experimental model for the time being, no detail was spared. The hand craftsmanship, fine detailing and iconic design cues like the pantheon grille and the Spirit of Ecstasy are all showcased here, as the only thing removed from the original Phantom were the naturally aspirated 6.75-litre V12 petrol engine and 6-speed gearbox.

Tesla 2.5 Roadster

Tesla 2.5 Roadster

Guess going public this week wasn’t enough excitement for electric-car maker Tesla and CEO Elon Musk as they’ve done a fresh update to their extremely successful Roadster 2.0. Here’s what the man had to say about this new beauty.

These improvements are a direct result of customer feedback and come only a year after release of Roadster 2.0, showing an exceptionally rapid pace of innovation. Where feasible, we will also offer existing customers the ability to purchase the upgrades now available in version 2.5.

There are a handful upgrades including a new front fascia with diffusing vents, a new rear diffuser, directional forged wheels available in both silver and black, new seats with more comfort/lumbar support, power control hardware that enables spirited driving in exceptionally hot climates, an optional 7″ touchscreen display with a rear back-up camera and interior sound reduction including new front fender liner material make the cabin even quieter.

More images after the jump. (via egmCarTech

Evo Design’s Electric Superbike: The EV-o RR

UK's Evo Design is set to debut its high-performance electric superbike, the EV-o RR at the TTXGP zero-emissions gran prix on the Isle of Man. Evo collaborated with Xenophya on the motorcycle, which features a lightweight carbon fiber monocoque chassis,...

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Zero S Electric Motorcycle: Street legal with 31 horses

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The Zero S is the latest electric bike from Zero Motorcycles, and is their first street legal motorcycle. The Zero S has 31 horsepower and 62.5lb ft of torque, reaching top speeds of 60mph.

The clutchless, one-speed bike has a battery that will let you roam for 60 miles before having to charge it (4 hours ’til full). It uses aircraft-grade aluminum for the body and a custom “Z-Force” power pack for enhanced accleration.

Want one? Drop a $1,000 down payment and it’s yours.