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Add Corvette to the GM 8-speed party, but give us the stick

We told you some GM full-size trucks would get the GM Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic gearbox. So, too, does the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette.

One-of-a-kind BMW i8 brings $825K in charity auction

A bidder at Gooding and Company’s Pebble Beach Auction got a one-of-a-kind BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition for the princely sum of $825,000.

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First BMW i8 PHEV sports cars delivered at Pebble Beach

The first BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports cars were delivered to some pretty elite customers at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last week, according to the German automaker.

Porsche with a plug: Confessions of a first-time PHEV user

My time with the Porsche Panamera S e-hybrid was very interesting, especially considering it was my first experience with a plug-in hybrid and my first time driving a car that would cost more to replace than my house. As with most first-time experiences, there was a learning curve.

Ford, DTE Energy to cover 360 parking spaces in solar panels

It’s the ultimate solar carport: Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn, MI headquarters will see 360 parking spaces covered by solar panels and get 30 new EV chargers charged by those solar panels.

Jaguar XE claims 75 MPG EU cycle by way of aluminum

The Jaguar XE will use of lightweight components and aluminum on its way to achieving an expected 75 MPG or more on the EU combined cycle. Uh, wow?

VW e-Golf part of automaker’s carbon reduction strategy

VW will purchase carbon credits to offset emissions associated with production of the VW e-Golf as part of the its “holistic approach to e-mobility.”

Re-Volt-ing: New Chevrolet Volt to debut at 2015 NAIAS

Hard to believe the Chevrolet Volt is already due for a reboot, but it is, according to GM, and it will debut at the North American International Auto Show.

Audi Energy aims to improve EV owner experience

Audi Energy will be a three-pronged program designed to enhance the EV ownership experience, and it will launch alongside the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron scheduled to hit dealerships in the U.S. in the second half of 2015.

Genuine Saab Taliaferro Air Intake is a beautiful noisemaker

The Taliaferro air intake I recently installed on my Saab is a beautiful noisemaker — and the first step to a better performance setup.

Fortissimo Fiat: On Fiat 500L fuel economy and infotainment

So after chillin’ in the Fiat 500L for the week, the fuel economy numbers are in. And I’m tired of pulling over to enter nav destinations.

Jensen got you rollin’ on Dub

Typically the big rim crowd and vehicle technology crowd aren’t cut from the same ilk, but both thoroughly enjoy automotive electronics and good sound.  I guess we part ways when it comes to reducing unsprung weight at the wheels and improving fuel economy.  Can’t really do that rolling on 26″ tires on 55 pound wheels. more »