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Naming Electric Cars And Companies: Is Anything Good Left?

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 better associated in the U.S. with hedgehogs or hamburgers. But that's nothing compared to the challenge of naming electric-car... read more

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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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Forget Smart Phone Connectivity, EV Returns To Simple Pleasures

Does the 2011 Nissan Leaf leave you feeling uninspired? Does the 2011 Chevrolet Volt appear too aggressive? Is the 2011 Tesla Roadster just too sporty? Do you long for... read more September 3, 2010 by  1


 
Epic Electric Vehicles Torq Roadster

Epic Electric Vehicles Unveils New Torq Roadster

Epic Electric Vehicles is a little known company based in the U.S. that manufactures all sorts of electric modes of transport including boats, ATVs and now street-legal... read more September 2, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5

Small, Electric Car Gets Fined For Polluting In U.S.

If someone pointed to a Tesla Roadster and said, “That thing is the worse polluter on the road,” most people would take exception to it. Okay, okay, we will concede that... read more August 30, 2010 by  0


 
2009 Tesla Roadster

Tesla Fined $275,000 Over Emissions Regulations

With electricity not always generated through renewable methods, it can be hard to claim that an EV is truly zero-emissions. It's generally accepted that you aren't pumping... read more August 30, 2010 by  6


 
Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2.5 Landspeed Record Car

At 307 MPH, Ohio-Built Electric Racer Is Anything But Slow

Land speed records have long been a integral part of motor racing, but for many years electric vehicles have been viewed as slow and cumbersome. With a 0-60 mph time of less... read more August 26, 2010 by  0


 
2010 TAG Heuer Tesla Roadster

Tomorrow's Hot-Rodders Will Take to Electric Cars, Just Watch

Headers. Cams. Pistons. Liners. Ports. Carbs. Crankshafts. Filters. Mufflers. Are these all words we'll start to see disappearing from the tuning magazines of the future?... read more August 9, 2010 by  10


 

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