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Autopilot drives Tesla Model S Electric Car Coast-To-Coast (More Or Less)

Autopilot drives Tesla Model S Electric Car Coast-To-Coast (More Or Less)

The Tesla Autopilot autonomous-driving system was only released last week, contained in one of the company's periodic software updates. Tesla itself doesn't consider the Autopilot functions complete, calling the initial release a "public beta" test. Yet the system has already been used, apparently... read more

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WAVE 2013 electric vehicle parade (Images: WAVE Facebook group)

'World Record Drive' Around EU Draws 388 Electric Cars

What do you call 388 electric cars and bikes driving from Vienna in Austria to Geneva in Switzerland? Answer: A world record. No, it's not funny, but then it wasn't a joke... read more July 9, 2013 by  1

Nissan Leafs break the world record for largest electric car convoy

Nissan Leaf Breaks Electric Car Convoy Record With 225 Cars

Agroup of Nissan Leaf owners from around the United Kingdom have broken the world record for the 'largest parade of electric vehicles'. With 225 Nissan Leafs and an overcast... read more November 27, 2012 by  5

2012 Volkswagen Up record attempt

High MPG Meets 16 Passengers In Latest Volkswagen Publicity Stunt

Producing a vehicle that can accommodate a high number of passengers whilst retaining great gas mileage is becoming a much-prized target in the automakers, with increasingly... read more October 28, 2011 by  0

John Petsche with his record-setting homebrew 350cc diesel motorcycle running on vegetable oil

Homebrew 6-HP Motorcycle Sets Biodiesel World Speed Record

Combine a whole bunch of parts from motorcycles, go-karts, industrial machinery, and even generators, and what do you get? In John Petsche's case, he not only built a... read more September 21, 2011 by  2

'Revenge of the Electric Car' movie

Electric Car Revenge is Sweet in Amsterdam With 100 Nissan Leafs

The Tribecca Film Festival in New York City provided the backdrop to the world premiere of Revenge of the Electric Car -- Chris Paine’s much-anticipated sequel to Who... read more September 15, 2011 by  3

2011 Nissan Leaf at 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Nissan Leaf Fails To Attempt Backwards Hillclimb Record

Last week we told you about Nissan’s plans to break some novel world records at the world-famous 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Unlike some of the other competitors... read more July 5, 2011 by  5

Skylar and Teagen from Team VIN 1000

347.2 Miles! Tesla Takes New Production Car Distance Record

Many of us will have broken in the New Year celebrating with friends, sinking a few drinks, watching a firework display and generally being merry. For some though, the... read more January 7, 2011 by  9

DBM Energy Audi A2 Electric Car

Electric Car Drives 375 Miles at 55 mph, Recharges In 6 Minutes

We all know that battery packs are the weakest link in electric vehicles. Not only are they heavy and expensive, but they take a long time to recharge and on average can only... read more October 27, 2010 by  36

1959 Opel P1 experimental prototype gas-mileage record-holder

World-Record Gas-Mileage Champ For Sale, From 1959, For $425K. Ahem.

It's the Friday before a long holiday, which means most of you aren't around to read this. But for those who are, here's our bit of green-car randomness to launch the... read more July 2, 2010 by  2


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