What Is It With Electric Cars And Star Wars Stormtroopers Anyway?

What Is It With Electric Cars And Star Wars Stormtroopers Anyway?

There it was, in one corner of the Fiat display at last week's Los Angeles Auto Show: an odd black-and-white Fiat 500e electric car. On closer inspection, it proved to be the custom-painted "Fiat 500e Stormtrooper" ... though it's not clear that would have been obvious at first glance. Why this... read more

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Scenes from 'Ride the Future' electric-vehicle tour across the U.S., Summer 2013, in 'Kick Gas' film

'Kick Gas' Movie: Driving Across U.S. In Electric Car & Motorcycles

Last summer, I rode my 2012 Zero S electric motorcycle across the United States as part of the "Ride the Future" Tour. Now, as a record of that journey, a documentary we... read more April 22, 2014 by 

George Clooney advertising the Mercedes-Benz E-Class L in China

Does George Clooney Really Hate Tesla Electric Cars?

There it was, on the always-factual pages of the New York Post: George Clooney hates Teslas. On Monday, the tabloid published an article focusing on Clooney's comment at the... read more November 15, 2013 by 

Audi R8 e-tron, featured in Iron Man 3

'Iron Man' To Drive All-Electric Audi R8 e-Tron, Again

There's a popular rumor going around that Robert Downey Jr.'s portrayal of Tony Stark, the man behind the mask in Iron Man, is based on Tesla founder Elon Musk. In fact, Musk... read more March 8, 2013 by  3

Daniel Craig as James Bond, Agent 007, in Skyfall, with Aston Martin DB5

Skyfall Sequel: Five James Bond Cars For A New Green Age

James Bond, Agent 007, has now been driving his Aston Martin DB5 sports cars since 1964. With the new film, Skyfall, opening tomorrow, we thought we'd propose some new motor... read more November 8, 2012 by  2

2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

Fisker Karma Boosts Hollywood Image With Cameo In Thriller

Some might say that luxury carmaker Fisker's story is a bit of a thriller itself. Whether tales of fires and frozen loans will measure up to the new Harrison Ford thriller... read more October 18, 2012 by  2

'Revenge of the Electric Car' movie: Elon Musk and Bob Lutz

Tesla's Elon Musk, GM's Bob Lutz To Appear On 'Charlie Rose' Tonight

They're both featured in Revenge of the Electric Car, the documentary that's now in limited release across the country, so it makes sense they'd be doing media together. The... read more November 9, 2011 by  2

'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on red carpet

Elon Musk, Bob Lutz On Red Carpet At 'Revenge of Electric Car' Premiere

Every movie has to have a premiere, and every premiere has to have a red carpet. When the red carpet is on a Manhattan sidewalk, with plenty of passers-by stopping to gawk... read more April 23, 2011 by  0

GM EV1 Anti-Crush Protests,  Screenshot, Who Killed The Electric Car?

'Who Killed The Electric Car?' Sequel Premieres Tonight (Video)

It's taken as gospel by many of the people who have seen it since its 2006 release, and there's no denying its influence. "Who Killed the Electric?" seemingly stung General... read more April 22, 2011 by  0

Elon Musk

Curiouser and Curiouser: Tesla's 'Gay' Electric Car Connection

Oh, what a tangled web we weave in the insular little world of electric car advocates. Take the news earlier today that Universal Pictures has agreed to a request from the... read more October 8, 2010 by  14

Cast of Universal Studios release "The Dilemma," starring Vince Vaughan (center)

Hey Ron Howard: So Electric Cars Aren't That 'Gay' After All?

The news came via a Facebook status from another automotive journalist: "Interesting. Phrase 'Electric cars are gay' pulled from Ron Howard movie." To which we could only... read more October 8, 2010 by  2


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