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Tesla Model S Already A Future Classic? Auto Library Thinks So

Tesla Model S Already A Future Classic? Auto Library Thinks So

Put a group of auto enthusiasts in a room, ply them with suitable amounts of alcohol, and soon conversation will turn to 'future classics'. The term refers to a modern car which gains the kind of respect and appeal of a classic vehicle in its lifetime, guaranteeing it a similar status many years in... read more

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1959 Austin Mini Se7en De Luxe Saloon

Classic Mini Voted Greatest British Car Ever

If you were to compile a list of the greatest American cars ever, it's unlikely you'd find many gas sippers near the top. But in Europe, where small cars rule and gas has... read more September 10, 2012 by 


 
DeLorean DMC-12

Electric DeLorean DMC-12: Better Than The Original? (Video)

There's a line of thinking that recommends that you never meet your heroes, as they'll only disappoint you. GET YOUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER. SIGN UP! You could argue that the... read more August 14, 2012 by  13


 
CleanAir LA301 range-extended electric car, October 91 issue of CAR magazine

Chevy Volt? Old News! CleanAir Electric Car Did It 20 Years Ago

What car can be charged up via a plug, then offers an all-electric range of around 40 miles, before a range-extending generator kicks in to supply power and top up the... read more July 13, 2012 by  13


 
1980 Comuta-Car for sale on eBay

Electric Cars Are Not Coming; They're Here (In 1974...)

We've all heard the stories about how electric cars were set to take over at the turn of the last century (before ironically being killed by the electric starter motor), and... read more June 1, 2012 by  14


 
1918 Millburn Electric: Ebay

Vintage Electric Cars Benefit From New Electric Car Sales Too

If you’re in the market for an electric car, the chances are you’ve resigned yourself to the fact that you’re going to need to spend upwards of $30,000 in... read more May 25, 2012 by 


 
1974 Enfield 8000 Electric Car

Vintage Electric Car Gets New Life: As Street-Legal Tesla-Beater

Forty years ago, in the midst of fuel crisis after fuel crisis, automakers large and small around the world came up with concept and limited-run electric cars that would, it... read more May 15, 2012 by  1


 
'39 Pontiac Electric Car Conversion (© Roanoke College)

Converting A Car To Electric? How About A ’39 Pontiac Silver Streak?

For as long as electric cars have existed, enterprising individuals around the U.S. have sought to convert gasoline cars to electric power. Over the years, we’ve seen... read more May 4, 2012 by  4


 
1980 Comuta-Car for sale on eBay

eBay Watch: 1980 Comuta-Car--Retro Urban Electric Car

We're big fans of the Renault Twizy electric car. Designed exclusively for urban use, it's a vehicle you'd purchase as much with the heart as you would with the head. Buyers... read more April 25, 2012 by  5


 
Daryl Hannah's BioDiesel El Camino Pickup Truck

Kill (Gas) Bills: Daryl Hannah’s Bio Diesel El Camino Sold At Auction

For years, the great and the good of Hollywood have helped encourage people to ditch gas guzzlers by turning up to red-carpet events and driving around Beverly Hills in an... read more February 17, 2012 by  5


 
1912 Cadillac Touring Edition

What Killed Electric Cars? The Electric Motor, 100 Years Ago

Ever felt a bit cranky in the morning? Chances are, it's not for quite the same reason as it would have been for your great grandfather. Because originally, "cranky" was what... read more February 15, 2012 by  5


 
Saab EV-1 Experimental Vehicle

Rare EV-1 Up For Sale, But It Isn't An Electric Car

Earlier today, our colleagues over at MotorAuthority told us about a collection of over 100 rare cars going under the hammer in Sweden. Among them, a complete EV-1. Complete... read more January 17, 2012 by 


 
1919 Rauch & Lang electric car. Image: Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars

eBay Watch: 1919 Rauch & Lang Vintage Electric Car

It may not be the first electric car ever built, but the original 1919 Rauch & Lang electric car currently for sale on eBay is truly an object of beauty. With elegant... read more November 9, 2011 by  1


 
World's first electric car (1881) recreated

German Autovision Museum Recreates First Ever Electric Car

125 years ago a man named Karl Benz patented what many consider to be the first motor car. As an engineer he wasn't as adept at marketing it though, which is why his wife... read more November 4, 2011 by  1


 
Renee Zellweger's 1988 Honda CRX [via eBay Motors]

Five Classic Cars With Modern-Day Gas Mileage

Ask most people to name a classic or vintage car, and they’ll probably give you a list of V8 powered muscle cars not known for their high gas mileage. But the quest for... read more September 22, 2011 by  7


 
GMPP E-ROD 1955 Chevy Bel Air

GM Performance Parts' E-ROD: A Hot Rod Leans Towards Green

Common wisdom says that hot rodders and environmentalists are at opposite ends of the spectrum, and that the two mix like water and oil. Not so, says GM’s Performance... read more June 23, 2011 by  1


 
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