California Gets a Charge From Electric Cars

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Tesla is not considered to be a household name, but that idea may be changing. The brand has silently become a bestseller in the state of California, where their electric powertrains are better accepted than in other areas of the country.

Tesla stealthily becomes a bestseller in California 

Tesla trails behind only Mercedes-Benz and BMW for sales in the first half of 2013. The Tesla Model S is now the third bestseller, with the Mercedes E-Class coming in first and the BMW 5-Series second. The Model S certainly seems to be the little electric car that could–unloading a staggering 4,714 units during the first half of 2013 alone. read more

Ferrari to Unleash 900 Prancing Hybrid Horses in Detroit (Video)

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While Lamborghini has not entered the hybrid supercar race (and claims they will never), Ferrari and others are stampeding ahead with their respective versions. In fact, the 900-hp Ferrari hybrid is slated to appear at this year’s Detroit Motor Show. Yes, I said 900 horses and hybrid in the same sentence. Details on the hybrid Ferrari chassis can be found here. Video at bottom of post.

Fun fact: A hybrid drivetrain also is a way to boost performance.

The horsepower race among gas-electric hybrids is getting better with each introduction. But will the word ‘hybrid’ someday lose its association with the words “slow” and “green”? Perhaps not the later, but the performance outlook is certain to alter with the arrivals of more and more blisteringly fast hybrid hypercars! read more