Author Archive: Bradley Berman

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VW EL1 plug-in hybrid
01 Mar

Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Is Prequel to VW Electric Vehicles

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By all accounts, Volkswagen was one of the last major car companies to offer a hybrid, when it introduced the Touarag SUV Hybrid in 2010. There’s a 2012 gas-electric Touareg available via an eBay Motors classified right now. It’s a very capable and attractive upscale mid-size SUV, offering 333 horsepower via its Audi V6 engine […]


1965 mini monster
24 Jan

1965 Classic Mini Monster

Before hybrids and electric cars hit the green car scene, the best fuel efficiency strategy was to downsize. But for decades, opting for a smaller car, in order to go further on a gallon of gas, meant driving an “econobox” — a joyless, stripped-down model with little oomph and even less style. One exception has […]


28 Nov

All-Electric Fiat 500e Unveiled at L.A. Auto Show

Fiat today unveiled an all-electric version of its iconic 500 subcompact. Every bit as cute and iconic as the gas-powered Fiat 500, the so-called 500e takes on a blend of both retro and futuristic design—complete with dot patterns on the front grille influenced by Italian furniture, and a new Electric Orange color for the exterior, […]


Tesla Model S
14 Nov

TESLA Model S Sweeps Motor Trend Car of the Year Award

On Monday, Motor Trend magazine announced that the all-electric 2012 Tesla Model S won its Car of the Year Award. It was the first time Motor Trend gave the distinction to a pure electric vehicle, and the first time the judges were unanimous in their decision. The Motor Trend award follows Automobile Magazine giving the […]


1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL EV
02 Nov

1965 All-Electric Mercedes-Benz 230SL Convertible

In 2014, Mercedes-Benz will begin selling a new small electric car, the B-Class E-Cell, in the United States. The car will use electric components supplied by Tesla Motors, and should display some of Tesla’s impressive high-power acceleration. But eBay shoppers don’t need to wait that long for a sweet all-electric Benzo. This 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL […]


01 Nov

World’s First All-Electric Nissan Leaf Limousine

Photo credit: Imperial LimoLand Imperial Coach Builders of Springfield, Mo. made headlines in June when it created the world’s first all-electric stretch limousine. “We took a regular Nissan LEAF electric,” said Nathan Daily, the company’s head electrician, “And we cut it into two and basically extended the frame and everything to add a center section […]


2013 BMW 3-Series ActiveHybrid
25 Oct

2013 BMW 3-Series ActiveHybrid

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When you think of hybrid cars, BMW is probably not the first automotive brand that comes to mind. So, you might be surprised to learn that BMW started selling its first hybrid nearly three years ago. The makers of the ultimate driving machine can now point to four different hybrid vehicles, including the X6 SUV, […]


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