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

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 respond, huh? [UPDATE: Turns out that there's even a Tesla angle too.] Turns out the upcoming movie The Dilemma, starring Vince... read more

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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 


 
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 


 
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


 
Elon Musk Speaks

Tesla's Elon Musk Sneers at 'Primitive' 2011 Nissan Leaf Battery

Automakers often do comparison ads showing how their features or specs are better than their competitors', but they don't generally trash other makers' designs in public... read more August 9, 2010 by  9


 
Daihatsu Mira EV - Photo by the Japan EV Club

What Range Anxiety? Daihatsu EV Does 623 Miles On One Charge

Last October, Simon Hackett and Emilis Prelgauskas set a new distance record for a production battery-powered vehicle: a hugely impressive 313 miles in a 2008 Tesla Roadster... read more August 6, 2010 by  18


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk with Tesla Roadster

Tesla Motors Reports Wider $38.5M Loss, But Says It’s On Track

As predicted, Tesla Motors posted higher losses for the second quarter during its earnings announcement today — its first as a public company. The electric vehicle maker... read more August 5, 2010 by  2


 
2011 Coda Sedan prototype - front

So What Exactly Is An American-Made Car? You May Be Surprised

We wrote about the 2011 Coda Sedan and Coda's EV cost calculator not too long ago, and described the cars as a "Chinese-built sedan" with a battery pack "containing... read more August 4, 2010 by  6


 
2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5

The New Black Market: Buying And Selling EV Credits

It appears selling cars isn’t the only way for electric vehicle manufactures to earn a buck. Thanks to California’s Zero Emission Vehicle program, some manufacturers... read more August 3, 2010 by  6


 
Dentist - Photo by Flickr User WolfieWolf.

Four Out Of Five Dentists Open To Driving Electric Cars (Apparently)

Unless you've been living in a remote shack in the remote wilderness of Northern Alaska you'll be familiar with the television adverts we all suffered in the 80s which... read more July 23, 2010 by 


 
Toyota RAV4 facelift for the 2010 Geneva Motor Show

BREAKING: The RAV4 EV Is Returning, Tesla, Toyota Confirms

Remember yesterday's article where we spoke about rumbles from the rumor mill at Toyota and Tesla? Industry insiders had told two auto sites that the two companies were... read more July 16, 2010 by  6


 
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