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    Video: Motor Trend suggests Tesla Model S may be most important new car since Ford Model T
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    "It may very well be the most important new car since the Model T." That's the summation of the latest video from Motor Trend and its Ignition video series, speaking of the Tesla Model S. Though the buff site had previously released a video featuring a range-testing excursion from LA-to-Vegas ...

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    Video: Toyota really loving that plugging-in feeling with Prius PHEV
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    Huh? Toyota is looking to boost awareness and potential sales of its Prius Plug In by launching a social-media campaign that involves getting points for plugging in and recharging an iPhone. We think. The campaign's minute-long video, available below, shows a few folks in various stages of ...

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    Video: 'Monster' Tajima drives Tesla Model S, wants one
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    Pure driving joy, with a big open-mouthed smile. That's what we see on the face of Nobuhiro 'Monster' Tajima as he puts a 2012 Tesla Model S through its paces on a test drive down some curvy California roads. Best known for winning the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb six times in a row ...

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    Report: Lada introduces new all-electric vehicle in Russia
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    In 1976, Renault famously (or some would say infamously) introduced Le Car. Now, the French automaker is playing a major role in the unveiling of El Lada. In this case, Renault and sister company Nissan are 50 percent owners of Lada, which is pitching what will be the first Russian-produced ...

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    Official: French Twizy EV dons odd new clothes, including Union Jack
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    The UK division of Renault is promoting the Twizy two-seat electric vehicle with a new, six-minute video and is pitching its customization possibilities by making it available in designs that include the Union Jack. The video, which hypes Twizy's style quotient by showing its female "driver" ...

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    Video: Toyota shows off RAV4 EV's eco tricks with new videos
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    If a picture paints a thousand words, Toyota's hoping that a couple videos do a little better than that for its RAV4 Electric Vehicle. The Japanese automaker recently released a couple of videos touting the EV and its evolution through the company's partnership with Tesla Motors. The first ...

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    Video: Translogic follows Monster Tajima's historic, and short, Pikes Peak run
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    The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second-oldest motorsports event in the United States, having been contested since 1916. It's an outlier in the sanitized, corporate-sponsored world of professional racing, remaining true to its unique and local roots. The race has a long history of ...

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    Video: Acura's ILX Hybrid gets all ate up with LED lighting
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    Acura has paired its 2013 ILX Hybrid with the band Metric on its U.S. tour. To keep people as intrigued outside the concert as they are inside, Acura turned the ILX into an LED art car with a 3D display where there should have been an interior. Creating the LED light show took 4,600 hours, that ...

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    Video: Watch Monster Tajima's new electric race car whir up Pikes Peak
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    The car we were most excited to see at this year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb was undoubtedly Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima's new one-off electric racer. The radically styled car, called the 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special, represents a new challenge for the Japanese racer, who has won the ...

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    Video: Prisoners pedal for electricity in Brazil, lighting the city at night
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    Generating electricity through energy sources other than coal and nuclear is being debated in legislatures and board rooms around the world. In addition to natural gas, wind, solar and geothermal, there's one zero-emission energy source that we really don't hear much about: prisoner power. But ...

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    Video: Discovery takes a look at the Mitsubishi i
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    It ain't Yosemite or shark attacks, but we'll take it. The Discovery Channel has turned its attention to the evolution of the Mitsubishi i electric vehicle. The channel will run an episode titled 'Birth of a Mitsubishi i-MiEV' on August 4. The show, which is promo'd in the awful short video ...

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    Video: Renault-Nissan Alliance pushes electric vehicle vision at Rio+20
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    The Renault-Nissan Alliance, along with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), produced a two-minute video to coincide with the Rio+20 environmental conference that pitches the sister companies' advances in plug-in vehicle technology. The video, which aired on CNBC and can be seen below, ...

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    Official: Opel/Vauxhall Adam zooms into Europe's supermini fray [w/video]
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    We've done a triple-take with the Opel/Vauxhall Adam, and after two rounds of grainy spy shots, this third official look brings the car into crisp, clear focus. From the looks of these photos, we like it a bit more than we thought we did initially. Yes, it's got plenty of Audi A1 going on in that ...

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    Official: Honda and Mugen develop widebody twin-turbo V6 CR-Z for racing [w/video]
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    Honda has announced that it's working with M-TEC and Team Mugen on a CR-Z GT that will campaign in the GT300 category of Japan's Super GT championship. The racing hybrid uses a 2.8-liter, twin turbo V6 paired with a specially developed hybrid system, and it will enter its first race at this ...

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    Video: Watch this Nissan Leaf set a record up Goodwood... backwards
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    There's more than one way to set a record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Just ask Nissan. The automaker took to the hill climb this year with the lowly Nissan Leaf and actually managed to capture a spot in the record books with a unique stunt. Terry Grant jumped behind the wheel of the EV for ...

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    Video: Renault plugs Twizy EVs into Eiffel Tower, raves it up
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    If you've been slacking on your doctor-recommended dose of electronic beats and French weirdness, Renault has you covered. The company has turned out a new video for its Twizy pod car featuring a gaggle of youth prowling Parisian streets in the early hours of the morning. The fleet of ...

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    Video: Brammo Empulse R commercial calms our cravings, get two thumbs up
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    After enduring a wait for the Brammo Empulse R reveal that was so long it seemed a construct of Samuel Beckett, the moment of truth seemed to pass us by far too quickly. While we've comforted ourselves with the thought that there will soon be deliveries and real-world reviews of the sexy electric ...

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    Video: Audi flashes us the hybrid R18 e-tron Quattro
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    It's fast. That's what viewers of a two-minute, 21-second video Audi recently posted about its R18 e-tron Quattro racecar will be able to discern. The German automaker, which titled the video "The evolution of racing," included interviews with Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, head of Audi Motorsport, as ...

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    Report: Cars.com calls out Consumer Reports over Toyota Prius C verdict
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    Cars.com has evidently taken issue with a Consumer Reports video review featured on Autoblog advising consumers that they would be better off buying a used "regular" Prius instead of a 2012 Prius C. Consumer Reports shouldn't have passed on recommending the Prius C, Cars.com argues: "CR's low ...

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    Video: Star Wars Prius commercial gives droids a shot with Toyota's plug-in
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    Help us, plug-in cars, you're our only hope. In his original deal with Fox for the first Star Wars movie, George Lucas famously kept the licensing rights for himself. That deal – unusual at the time – has resulted in a huge pile of cash for the filmmaker and the ability for his ...

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