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  • Student team vehicles at the 2015 Shell Eco Marathon Americas

    Many of the cars are more like enclosed bicycles, and virtually none of them could operate on public roads or highways. But the Shell Eco-Marathon offers some useful lessons for the more than 100 high-school and college teams that compete in it--many of them having little to do with the cars themselves. DON'T MISS: Shell Project M Concept City Car: Huge Efficiency Gains Possible, Designer Gordon Murray Says Held under the harsh overhead lights of Detroit's Cobo Center convention hall--more often seen as the lavishly decorated home to the North American International Auto Show every...

  • Photo contest winner: 2013 Honda Fit EV charging on surface of Algonquin Lake, Wells, NY [Mike Kamm]
    Photo Contest: Most Unusual Place To Charge An Electric Car? (WINNER)

    Ten weeks ago, we asked you to send us photos of the most unusual place you'd ever charged a plug-in electric car. And, wow, were there some unusual photos indeed among the several dozen entries submitted to our photo contest by readers from around the world. Now, we've finally chosen a winner--and...

  • Chevy Volt recharging on the street in Cambridge, MA   [photos: John C. Briggs]
    CONTEST: Most Unusual Place You've Charged An Electric Car?

    We know electric-car owners will go to extraordinary lengths to plug in and recharge wherever the opportunity presents itself. It may be for just a few minutes--a kilowatt-hour here and there--or it may be overnight. Sometimes even longer. MORE: Electric-Car Drivers Charge Anywhere; Check Out These...

  • 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model
    2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Challenge Raises Funds For Philanthropy

    When it comes to social media marketing, Ford showed the auto world how it's done back in 2010. The company's Fiesta Movement recruited perky, camera-ready cool kids to talk about the Fiesta through blog posts, photos, and videos. The campaign was so successful that 60% of Americans knew about the...

  • Utah
    How To Celebrate Earth Day? Utah Says: Oil, Gas & Mining!

    Sometimes there comes an idea so audacious, so inspired, so downright jaw-dropping that it's worth covering even if it doesn't directly involve cars. You may know Earth Day is coming up on Monday, April 22. Localities and groups all over the country celebrate it. So, how has the Utah Department of...

  • 2011 New York Auto Show
    High Gear Media Wants You--To Write And Win A Trip To New York

    Electric-car fans, here's your chance to see the latest EVs and plug-in hybrids, up close at New York's Javits Center. High Gear Media is joining with Hyundai and the New York International Auto Show to give you the chance to attend the upcoming show and to write about it for a High Gear Media...

  • Fiesta iPad App

    You really do have to chuckle at the amount of communication one can have in this era. The irony is that it might all be with the aid of a computer of some shape or form. Ford has really tapped into this concept of social media, as we mentioned in our earlier article today about their Scribd.com rebate announcement. However, not all of the social media is just about selling the cars. Okay, okay, I knew I wouldn’t get away with that. Yes, all the social media in some form is trying to create a sense of community and need for those with or looking to own a car in any segment that Ford...

  • Tesla Roadster road-trip map from Los Angeles to Detroit, Dec 2009-Jan 2010
    All-Electric Roadtrip From LA to Detroit? No Problem, Says Tesla

    As we've noted elsewhere, we write a lot about Tesla. We certainly give them more ink...errr, electrons?...than their share of the sports car market, since they're just delivered their 900th Roadster. Not that they're not wildly fun to drive, mind you. But despite early engineering difficulties...

  • 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport - test drive contest at High Gear Media
    Want To Drive a 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport? Enter Our Writing Contest!

    We tested a 2009 Tesla Roadster last spring. Without a doubt, it's one of the most fun and breathtaking performance cars around. And the new-for-2010 Roadster Sport model is even quicker. Zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, anyone? Now you too can have your very own chance to drive a 2010 Tesla Roadster...

  • Audi 100th Anniversary book giveaway
    Write About Green Cars, Win Audi Swag from High Gear Media!

    High Gear Media's the only place on the Web, where you can write about cars alongside the pros. This week, we're kicking off a new contest to get you to join the growing number of gearheads posting blogs, reviews and pics of their favorite machines--and this time we're hooking the best writers up...

  • iPod Touch
    Write About Green Cars, Win an iPod Touch!

    High Gear Media is looking for you--show off your expert touch and win an iPod Touch!

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