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This 450-hp electric Lotus Evora is powered by Tesla and Chevrolet

Published: May 9, 2017

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Filed under: Aftermarket , Green , Chevrolet , Lotus , Tesla , Coupe , Electric , Performance It’s putting down about 450 horsepower at the wheels. Continue reading This 450-hp electric Lotus Evora is powered by Tesla and Chevrolet This 450-hp electric Lotus Evora is powered by Tesla and Chevrolet originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 09 May 2017 10:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds


Tesla Model S Easter egg turns car into submarine

Published: February 28, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Videos , Weird Car News , Tesla , Technology , Sedan , Electric Elon Musk is sharing his ownership of the Lotus Esprit submarine from the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me with every Tesla Model S owner thanks to a nifty Easter egg in the car’s software. He also pays homage to a classic piece of sci-fi literature


Lotus F1 Team reveals new E23 Hybrid

Published: January 26, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Motorsports , Lotus Now running under dominant Mercedes power, the new E23 Hybrid is the first new chassis from Lotus to pack anything but a Renault engine in two decades. But will that be enough to put Lotus back in contention for checkered flags? Continue reading Lotus F1 Team reveals new E23 Hybrid Lotus F1 Team reveals new E23 Hybrid originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:28:00 EST.


Video: Watch Lotus F1 team careen through a mall in Renault Twizy EVs

Published: November 28, 2014

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Filed under: Motorsports , Coupe , Marketing/Advertising , Videos , Renault , Middle East , Electric The Lotus Formula One Team is sticking with drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado next year , but it’s dropping Renault as an engine supplier in favor of Mercedes power .


Official: UK’s Loughborough University improving Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine

Published: May 20, 2014

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in , Ford How much does it cost for college students to study zero emissions vehicles? At Loughborough University in the UK, a new Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) is being built at a cost of a billion pounds ($1.7 billion US). The school has just announce that it will fund a number of grad student positions and is creating a new Chair in Advanced Propulsion Systems, which sounds like a fun job to us.


Report: In hindsight, Musk wouldn’t use Lotus for Tesla Roadster

Published: May 15, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Lotus , Tesla Motors The world will be a different place after Elon Musk builds a time traveling device (don’t ask us how we know that will happen). For one thing, the Tesla Roadster of the rewritten future will not have been built using the chassis of the Lotus Elise


Report: Detroit Electric moves production plan from Detroit to Holland

Published: April 2, 2014

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Filed under: Convertible , Plants/Manufacturing , Electric Detroit Electric has dropped plans to build its Lotus -based SP:01 electric sports car in The Motor City. In fact, it’s not even being built in the North America.


Motorsports: Renault showcases new F1-spec hybrid turbo V6 power unit for 2014

Published: January 22, 2014

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Filed under: Motorsports , Hybrid , Renault , Racing Engine development is typically frozen in Formula One . So the Renault R27 engine that propelled Sebastian Vettel to the championship last season, for example, was by and large the same one that drove him to his previous three titles, and the same design that has motivated countless other Red Bull , Lotus , Caterham , Williams and Renault challengers since 2007


Official: Caterham expands into motorcycles with three new concept bikes

Published: November 5, 2013

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Filed under: Misc. Auto Shows , Motorcycle If there is any car on the road you might consider essentially a four-wheeled motorcycle, surely it’s the Caterham Seven


Report: Detroit Electric SP:01 production plans delayed again

Published: August 24, 2013

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Filed under: Convertible , Coupe , Performance , Plants/Manufacturing , Electric The revival of Detroit Electric and the imminent arrival of its first vehicle, the SP:01 sports car, have us hooked, not because the EV is the most innovative design around (based on the Lotus Exige , it’s strikingly similar to Tesla’s discontinued Lotus-based Roadster ), but because it promises to be yet another American-built high-performance EV with some unique twists.


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