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Celebrities

  • Prince Harry and new wife Meghan Markle in the Jaguar E-Type Zero concept

    Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. All were rolled into one gorgeous bauble leaving Saturday's royal wedding. The light-blue metallic Jaguar E-Type convertible waiting to whisk Prince Harry and his bride, Meghan Markle, from their public reception at Windsor Castle to a private celebration hosted by Prince Charles at Frogmore House wasn't just any classic Jaguar, it was fitted with an electric powertrain. This roadster was a Concept Zero, a classic 1968 E-Type convertible lent a new lease on life by Jaguar's own Classic Works restoration shop in England. Classic...

  • Bill Nye in new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, Jan 2017 [photo: Oskar Liners, Community Chevrolet, Burbank]
    Science Guy Bill Nye buys Chevy Bolt EV, his seventh electric car

    Bill Nye, better known as "The Science Guy" on the popular PBS children's series that bears his name, loves electric cars. He drove one of only a few hundred original GM EV1 two-seat electric cars almost 20 years ago. Three weeks ago, he took delivery of a brand-new "Kinetic Blue" 2017 Chevrolet...

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger with Kreisel Mercedes-Benz G-Class electric conversion
    Schwarzenegger's hydrogen Hummer gives way to electric G-Wagen

    Arnold Schwarzenegger has always had rather unusual taste in vehicles. The movie star and former California governor previously drove a hydrogen-fueled Hummer H2, symbolizing both his love for militaristic vehicles and a general concern for the environment. Now, the "Governator" has another SUV...

  • Jeremy Clarkson of The Grand Tour     [publicity photo provided by Amazon]
    Jeremy Clarkson seems to know very little about electric cars, sadly

    Oh, dear. The things celebrities say. One of three long-time hosts of BBC's long-running "Top Gear" TV show, Clarkson was fired after punching a producer. His costars quit soon afterward. Now the trio is back in Amazon Prime's new series, "The Grand Tour," and Clarkson has hit the road to do...

  • Steve Wozniak and a Chevrolet Bolt EV
    Apple's Woz likes Chevy Bolt EV better than Tesla Model 3, he says

    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak likes the Chevrolet Bolt EV.

  • Modified Tesla Model S owned by Will.i.am.
    This may be the most horrifying Tesla Model S electric car in the world

    This modified Tesla Model S may be the ugliest yet.

  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt with Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, Jan 2015

    By this point, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt launch at this week's Detroit Auto Show may feel like old news to followers of GM's plug-in hybrid compact hatchback. The evening of the same day that GM CEO Mary Barra showed the 2016 Volt, it was revealed to a different crowd as well: Los Angeles celebrities. DON'T MISS: 2016 Chevrolet Volt: 50-Mile Range, 41 MPG, Five Seats, All New (Photos) The Chevy Volt sells in higher volumes in California than anywhere else, and in the Golden State, celebrities can publicly support environmental awareness and plug-in electric cars. Which is why the company's...

  • 2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius
    How Many Celebrities Drive Toyota Prius Hybrids? Well, What's A Celebrity?

    See which celebrities drive the Toyota Prius hybrid.

  • 2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013
    Will Hollywood Abandon Tesla Model S For BMW i3 Electric Car?

    Electric cars can be confusing enough to neophytes--a car that you plug in at night just like a phone ?!?!?--but when you add in social status signifiers, it can all get quite complicated indeed. Which is how we end up with a Hollywood Reporter piece that asking whether celebrities may abandon...

  • JayZ with Tesla Model S electric car, from Beyonce's website, April 2014
    Jay Z Now Owns A Murdered-Out Tesla Model S (Apparently)

    It appears that celebrity musician and promoter Jay Z has added an electric car to his stable of luxury rides. At least, that's the so-far-unconfirmed inference from a photo posted in late April to his wife Beyonce's website. The only reason we're running this two-month-old photo--aside from...

  • 2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013
    Actress Anne Hathaway Is NOT The First 2014 BMW i3 Owner In The U.S.

    Sometimes the media don't quite know what they're talking about. And so it was with a story that had actress Anne Hathaway importing one of the first 2014 BMW i3 electric cars from Germany for her husband because she didn't want to wait for it to go on sale in the U.S. next spring. The story, which...

  • 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 very end of a recent Esquire interview that he'd been "on the side of the road a while" in his Tesla Roadster. Clooney owned...

  • Ed Begley Jr. arrives at pre-Oscar event in a Chevy Volt

    Stars and green cars are nothing new--several have admitted to owning Toyota Prius in the past, while others have been spotted in Tesla Roadsters or Fisker Karmas. At Global Green USA's 10th Pre-Oscar party on Wednesday, a host more stars were caught alongside two electric vehicles--the 2013 Chevrolet Volt and 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV. Global Green USA hosts a party each year, bringing together celebrities to raise awareness for green issues, such as sustainability, green building projects, improving health and creating jobs. This year, the focus was on building greener, more resilient homes...

  • 2008 tesla roadster motorauthority 020
    Want A Tesla Roadster? Buy George Clooney's Old Car

    The Tesla Roadster is no longer on sale, and with attention on the recently-launched Model S, the upcoming Model X crossover and a rumored BMW 3-Series-sized Tesla sedan, it may be some time before the company produces another sports car. That means you're limited to used vehicles, and what better...

  • 2012 Fisker Karma on Two and a Half Men
    2012 Fisker Karma Lands A Role On 'Two And A Half Men'

    CBS raised a lot of eyebrows earlier this year when it canned the human trainwreck known as Charlie Sheen from its hit sitcom, Two and a Half Men, replacing him with the younger, saner Ashton Kutcher. But little did we know that producers were adding another supporting role to the show, in the form...

  • Estella Warren
    Toyota Prius: Estella Warren's Weapon Of Choice

    Here is what we know about Estella Warren from her Wikipedia page: • She is a fashion model, with a portfolio that includes work for Victoria's Secret, Chanel, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. • She is a swimsuit model, which is like being a fashion model, except the fashion is less important...

  • Michael Jackson
    Michael Jackson Solves Energy Problems From Beyond The Grave

    Reginald Garcia believes he's invented an engine that generates more power than it takes in. Perhaps more incredibly, to help turn his pet project into a reality, he's harnessing the star power of the late Michael Jackson. Garcia was a freelance shutterbug in 1978 when a friend asked him to take...

  • Renault Fluence Z.E. at Cannes Film Festival
    Forget The Prius, Renault Cannes Chauffeur Celebrities Too

    For most Hollywood A-List celebrities the choice of how to arrive at premieres and film festivals has been almost as big a decision as what to wear. Now Hollywood A-list celebrities have one less thing to worry about courtesy of French automaker Renault, which is providing ten of its all-electric...

  • James Cameron, Suzy Amis with 2011 Chevy Volt at Global Green Pre-Oscar Party, Feb 2011

    It all started with Leonardo DiCaprio, who showed up at the foot of the red carpet in his very own Toyota Prius. Within a couple of years, alighting from a Prius hybrid--or any other hybrid, including the hulking Cadillac Escalade Hybrid luxury full-size sport-utility vehicle--was de rigeur for any celeb who hoped to burnish his or her green credentials. Now, there's a new kid in town. At the pre-Oscar Party held last night by Southern California nonprofit Global Green--which has strong ties to the Hollywood glitterati--many celebrities were photographed on the "green carpet" with the new...

  • 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport
    2010 Tesla Roadster's Price is Right--But Not For One Player

    You've seen it all--Alpine hikers plummeting to their deaths, women losing tube tops and falling down spinning the big wheel, people losing their "stuff" when they bid exactly right on a Showcase Showdown. But have you ever seen one winner walk away with more than $112,000 on The Price is Right?...

  • Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press
    Prius Sudden Acceleration: Much Ado About Nothing?

    Complaints about so-called sudden accleration in the 2004-2008 Toyota Prius occur at roughly the expected rate

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