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Workers Burned In Industrial Accident At Tesla Motors Plant

Workers Burned In Industrial Accident At Tesla Motors Plant

Three workers have suffered burns in an accident at the Fremont, California assembly plant, where Tesla Motors builds its Model S electric car. According to the company, a low-pressure aluminum casting press failed on Wednesday afternoon, spilling hot metal onto the workers. All three employees... read more

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2012 Chevy Volt Crash: © Livingstone County News / Michael Johnson

Huge 2012 Chevy Volt Crash Proves Its Safety Credentials

Ever since a battery pack from a 2012 Chevrolet Volt caught fire weeks after it was subjected to tough National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tests in a laboratory... read more May 30, 2012 by  21


 
Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press

Yes, Even Prius Drivers Can Be Utter Idiots At The Wheel

We spend a fair amount of time here defending Toyota Prius drivers, who seem to have a bad reputation for slow and inept driving. We point out that gentle acceleration gets... read more May 21, 2012 by  15


 
Car accident

First Responder Smart Phone App Helps In Green Car Crashes

For first responders, helping deal with the aftermath of a car crash is a common occurrence. But while dealing with crashed gasoline cars is an everyday event for... read more January 4, 2012 by 


 
G-Wiz charging in the U.K.

Fatal G-Wiz Crash: Victim Was On Phone, Not Using Seatbelt

We brought you news last year of a horrific accident, in which a woman was killed when her G-Wiz neighborhood electric vehicle, a model not sold in the United States, was... read more September 1, 2011 by  6


 
Estella Warren

Toyota Prius: Estella Warren's Weapon Of Choice

Here is what we know about Estella Warren from her Wikipedia page: • She is a fashion model, with a portfolio that includes work for Victoria's Secret, Chanel, Vogue... read more May 25, 2011 by  7


 
Volvo C30 electric car after crash testing. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Electric Car Crashes? Just As Safe As Any Other Volvo

Despite thousands of automotive gasoline fires in the U.S. every year, we've pretty much normalized the risks of the highly explosive liquid that we use to fuel our cars. But... read more January 11, 2011 by  3


 
2000 Toyota Prius

Hybrids Don't Cost More To Repair or Run, But Payback Debatable

It's a concern that comes up over and over: If I buy a hybrid car, won't I have to spend thousands of dollars to replace the battery pack in a few years? The answer is, No... read more November 30, 2010 by  10


 
Toyota Prius driver slams into police car, in reverse, during traffic stop. Video: Break.com

Video: Really Bad Prius Driver Slams Police Car, Then Tree

For all the grief Toyota Prius hybrid drivers get, you'd think they were some deranged combination of green storm troopers and mentally defective traffic impediments. But... read more November 22, 2010 by 


 
Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press

How Do First Responders Act Around a Crashed Hybrid or EV?

Once more, a reader question prompts us to share the answer with our entire green car audience. In this case, it's about how first responders should approach accidents that... read more July 7, 2010 by  3


 
2005 Toyota Prius

The Punching Bag Hits Back: Prius Crash Was Driver Error, Toyota Says

Few automotive engineers believe in so-called "sudden acceleration". But until recently, there's been no way to determine what a driver what doing when he (or she) swears... read more March 19, 2010 by  50


 
Toyota Prius body damage

Do Hybrids Hit Pedestrians More Often? NHTSA Report May Say So

Advocates for the blind have long been pushing for hybrid and electric cars to make some kind of artificial noise at low speeds, to alert people with vision impairment of... read more November 12, 2009 by  17


 
Welcome to Prius

Prius Driver Charged With Evading The Scene Of An Accident

Less than a week ago, we told you that hybrid drivers are more likely to get into accidents than non-hybrid drivers. Today, one Connecticut woman has become a mildly amusing... read more July 22, 2009 by  3


 
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