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Electric Cars Of The Future...As Imagined In The 1970s

Electric Cars Of The Future...As Imagined In The 1970s

Cars of the future--especially those from the past--always exert a powerful pull on our imaginations. They range from the outlandish (no wheels) to the bizarre (extreme styling exercises) to the jaw-dropping (powered by tiny nuclear powerplants). While the Fifties and Sixties may have been the... read more

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Classic BMW 3.0 CS

Classic BMW Coupe Becomes 800-Horsepower Electric Car

BMW's ActiveE coupe is a great little electric car. Even more so when it's working. It looks pretty good, there's decent performance on offer, and drivers enjoy BMW handling... read more February 6, 2013 by  7


 
1959 Mercedes-Benz 190d biodiesel race car [Image: eBay auction]

Classic Green Biodiesel Benz With Racing Pedigree For Sale

Just because a car is old, or because it races, it doesn't mean it can't be green. Mercedes-Benz has been building diesel cars for what seems like an eternity--indeed, they... read more February 4, 2013 by  0


 
1959 Glas Isard 400 Coupe from the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum [Photo: RM Auctions]

Classic Microcars To Be Auctioned On February 15

If you've heard of a 1951 Atlas Babycar, 1954 Cuno Bistram or a 1956 Eshelman Deluxe Adult Sport Car, you've probably visited The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum in Madison... read more February 1, 2013 by  3


 
Woods Interurban electric and gasoline vintage car

Electric Or Gasoline? Vintage Woods Automobile Could Do Either, If Required

The turn of last century must have been a fascinating period to live in. Within the last quarter century or so, the car itself had been invented by Karl Benz. Virtually every... read more January 30, 2013 by  3


 
2012 Tesla Model S

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... read more December 12, 2012 by  16


 
1965 Mercedes-Benz SL electric car conversion [Images: eBay listing]

Converted Mercedes SL Electric Car On eBay Is A Real Beauty

Imagine your dream car. It would have to be beautiful. Classy, too, and utterly elegant and tasteful. No superfluous detailing, timeless lines, and a badge that demands... read more November 30, 2012 by  0


 
1951 Crosley Wagon [photo by Chequered Flag International]

Green Cars Of The Past: 1951 Crosley Wagon

Being an antique auto historian and appraiser is the greatest job I've ever had. I get to drive all sorts of cars that I've admired from afar, but never actually had a chance... read more November 19, 2012 by  4


 
Citroen DS

France To Ban Classic Cars From Capital To Clean The Air

For some, the image of a classic Citroën DS passing along the Champs-Élysées couldn't be much more French if a man in a stripy top and beret walked past... read more November 14, 2012 by  5


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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


 

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