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Photo Gallery: 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport, Ohm-My-God Sports Car

Photo Gallery: 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport, Ohm-My-God Sports Car

Driving a Tesla Roadster is an unforgettable experience. To be fair, perhaps driving any car with acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds is unforgettable. But the fact that all the Tesla's torque comes from 6,831 lithium-ion laptop cells powering an electric motor--and the relative... read more

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2010 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5 Cold Weather Testing

Counting Down To 2011: Top ASC Article for March 2010

Making our way towards the end of the first quarter of 2010, March is one of those months that generally include a lot of Spring Break tips for those going on holiday, as... read more December 31, 2010 by 0


 
1999 GM (Specialty Vehicles) EV1

GM EV1 Gets Another Shot At Smithsonian, 4 Years On

If General Motors' EV1 had featured in the Disney Pixar animated film Cars, we can't imagine it would have been the happiest of characters. It might well have spent a little... read more December 30, 2010 by 3


 
2011 Coda Sedan electric car, 'All Electric' badge, 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Naming Electric Cars And Companies: Is Anything Good Left?

Naming new car models is always tough. The latest head-scratcher is GM's decision to rebrand the replacement for its Aveo subcompact as the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, a name... read more December 10, 2010 by 9


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5

No Engine, No Brand Identity? Electric Cars And Branding

Let us run a few engines past you. A warbling flat six. A growling V8. The howl of an inline four changing cam profiles. The smooth buzz of a rotary. How about some names... read more December 8, 2010 by 10


 
1938 S100 Replica Electric Car

Are Quirky eBay Conversions Really Worth Buying?

If the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, 2011 Nissan Leaf, 2011 Coda Sedan or 2011 Tesla Roadster are a little too modern for your tastes, an eBay auction ending this weekend could offer... read more November 10, 2010 by 3


 
Nemesis electric sports car

Tesla's Nemesis - Electric Lotus-Based Sports Car From U.K.

Tesla knew what they were doing when they selected the chassis from the British Lotus Elise sports car as the basis for their Roadster. The bonded aluminum chassis is... read more November 8, 2010 by 1


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5

Tesla Gets Jolt Of Power As Panasonic Buys $30 Million Stake

We have to hand it to Tesla Motors. Over the past year the Californian-based automaker responsible for the fast, sexy 2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5 and 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport... read more November 4, 2010 by 11


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt test drive, Michigan, October 2010

How To Make Your 2011 Chevy Volt Drive Like a Tesla Roadster

Pretty much anyone who's driven one loves the performance of the Tesla Roadster, the first modern electric car with a lithium-ion battery pack. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is a... read more October 18, 2010 by 5


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Touched By Tesla: Why Tesla’s Future Lies In Engineering

Despite what some electric car conversion advocates will tell you, making a good electric car is extremely hard. It takes skill, money, resources and many hours of time... read more October 14, 2010 by 3


 
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


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Touring Tesla: Electric Car Startup Struts Its Green Stuff

It's debatable whether Tesla Motors should even be called a startup. It's five years old, it has almost 1,400 cars on the road, and it has 700 people working for it globally... read more October 7, 2010 by 1


 
2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5

Tesla Plays Cautiously, Recalls 439 Roadsters Over Potential Fire Risk

Tesla Motors, manufacturers of the all-electric Tesla Roadster and Tesla Roadster Sport has decided to recall 439 of its sexy sports car, over a potential fire risk. The... read more October 5, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5

Tesla Recalls 439 Roadster Models Over Potential Fire Risk

Tesla has recalled 439 Roadster 2.0 and 2.5 models due to a low-voltage cable that might be defective. A 12-volt auxiliary cable is the culprit. The cable could lose power... read more October 5, 2010 by 0


 
Peraves E-Tracer, winner of Progressive Automotive X-Prize. Photo: Stefano Paris.

Auto X-Prize Winners Finalize Plans To Bring Unique 2-Wheeler To Market

Let’s face it. We haven’t been particularly nice about the Automotive X-Prize. While the multi-million dollar competition was originally designed to seek out new... read more October 1, 2010 by 5


 
Audi e-tron Concept

Leaked Sketches Show All-Electric Audi R4 Spyder. Is It Real?

The Internet is often full of tip-offs, spyshots and conjecture about everything from governmental policies to new car models. With the Paris Motor Show just weeks away... read more September 20, 2010 by 1


 

 
 

 
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