1916 Detroit Electric Brougham Model 60 – back when ‘electric’ wasn’t ‘alternative’

When Detroit Electric produced the 1916 Brougham Model 60 (often called the “Opera Coupe”), the company had already been making electric cars for nine years and boasted not only one of the longest ranges in the industry, but also the highest number of cars produced. This beautiful carriage-style EV still …

U-M Solar Car Team wins a fourth consecutive American Solar Challenge, sets record | About Alternative Cars

The University of Michigan Solar Car Team won the 2012 American Solar Challenge (ASC) with its car Quantum, snagging a fourth consecutive ASC title, and also breaking the record the team set in 2008. Final time for the 1,650-mile (2,655 km) competition was 44:36:21—10 hours and 18 minutes ahead of …

Volt continues to be top-selling plug-in in US | About Alternative Cars

The Chevrolet Volt was the top-selling plug-in vehicle (PEs) in the US in June 2012, posting 1,760 units, up 213.7% by volume from the 561 units in June 2011. For the first six months of the year, Volt sales reached 8,817 units, up 221.2% from 2,745 units in the first …

Review: 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI | About Alternative Cars

For the past week, I’ve been driving the 2012 VW Passat TDI sedan.  It’s a beautiful car that, for its price point, surprises with its excellent handling and ride.  The extremely efficient diesel engine, though, is really the crowning achievement of this car. Pinboard (MacAaron:aacaoc)

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