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  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell

    Electric cars are getting blinged out. We’ve written before about how major automakers like Nissan, Ford and GM are plowing forth with electric car and hybrid offerings. Nissan, in particular, wants to grab 20 percent of the global electric cars market. But luxury automakers are getting into the game, too. Could it mean competition for luxury electric car startups like Tesla and Fisker? Big news on this came from BMW recently. First, the company is launching an entire eco-friendly sub-brand of its cars, called “i.” The lineup includes the i3 all-electric city car and the i8...

  • Tesla Model S and Roadster
    Tesla Motors Earnings: Losses Rise, So Does Share Price

    Silicon Valley startup electric-car maker Tesla Motors released its 2010 earnings report yesterday, and--as you might expect from a startup that has sold only cars for three years--it lost money. Investors apparently weren't fazed by the rising tide of red ink. Tesla shares closed yesterday at...

  • Milan's Tesla Store Opens up
    Tesla Launches New Stores, Pulls Out of Singapore

    It’s no secret that the stereotypical Italian sports car is fast, fiery and molto fortissimo. But fans of fast sports cars now have a new sports car to lust after with the official launch of Tesla Motor’s first Italian store. Situated in the heart of Milan’s upper class fashion...

  • Jens Kratholm's Valentine's day gift
    Does YOUR Valentine's Day Gift Plug In? This Tesla Does

    Okay, let's get the schoolyard jokes about buying your female companion a motorised whirring gift for valentine's day. We know you have a much more sophisticated set of tates than that. But how do you buy your partner an exciting, fast, luxurious gift bound to get her blood pumping without...

  • Tangerine Tutu Tesla Ballerina
    Now Free With Every Tesla: Tempting Tangerine Tutu

    Here’s a task for you. Think of the most unusual thing you’re likely to see in a Tesla dealership. Whichever strange and bizarre places your imagination took you, (no, we don’t want to know) we’re pretty sure it didn’t take you to the Munich Tesla Showroom earlier this...

  • winter driving  -  by flickr user Hey Paul
    Will Winter Storms Spell Disaster for Your Electric Car?

    Is it really all doom and gloom for electric car owners when winter weather comes, and will electric car owners be stranded in the snow as many columnists have suggested? That's the suggestion we've seen time and time again over the weekend as another band of heavy winter storms is poised to hit...

  • Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

    It may be the largest battery pack available in any electric car on the road today, but what happens when it is no-longer able to provide enough kick to push the 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5 from 0-60 in under 4 seconds? That’s the question answered by Tesla Motors this week as it announced the launch of its Europe-wide battery recycling program for tired battery packs. Unlike some other electric car battery packs, Tesla’s 52-kilowatt-hour packs aren’t destined to be used in a battery backup system for a computer server farm or Solar power project. Enter Brussels-based...

  • Getaround car sharing Tesla Roadster Sport
    Rent A Tesla For $25/Hour, Just Plan Your Charging Carefully

    The all-electric Tesla Roadster is probably the world's best advertisement for electric cars. While crude, cramped, and expensive, its 0-to-60-mph time of 3.9 seconds will make a convert out of any electric skeptic. But thus far, Tesla Motors has built only 1,500 Roadsters, and the car was always...

  • 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
    Photo Gallery: 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport, Ohm-My-God Sports Car

    Driving a Tesla Roadster is an unforgettable experience. To be fair, perhaps driving any car with acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds is unforgettable. But the fact that all the Tesla's torque comes from 6,831 lithium-ion laptop cells powering an electric motor--and the relative...

  • Smart ForTwo roadster concept
    Smart Goes Topless: Electric Roadster To Appear At Geneva?

    Smart's current range, just like its sole product, the ForTwo, is short and sweet. The lineup consists of the Pure and Passion specifications, and convertible versions of each. A Ford Fiesta rival is expected in the fall, based on the new Nissan March/Micra subcompact. And although it's not...

  • Ben Collins (The Stig)
    Life After Top Gear: “The Stig” Goes Electric, Joins EV Cup

    What happens when the masked marvel of the highly popular and highly anti-electric car BBC Show Top Gear leaves? He starts racing electric cars, of course. Since his fiery departure from the prime-time entertainment show after he unveiled his identity, racing driver and stuntman Ben Collins has...

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    Revolutionary or Flop? Li-Ion Struggles With Reservations

    Last year Li-Ion Motors were crowned winners of the Progressive Insurance X-Prize Alternative Side-by-Side category with their suitably unusual Wave II electric car. Amidst all the controversy surrounding the X-Prize results and allegations of misconduct and fraud, court cases and even a U.S...

  • 2011 Tesla Roadster Spor 2.5 arrives in Edinburgh

    Yesterday we covered the unexpected electric car challenge from a Tesla fan to the BBC journalist driving the 400+ mile trip from London to Edinburgh in a prototype 2009 MINI E David Peilow, a regular at TeslaMotorsClub.Com, took some time off from his work to prove that not all electric cars were slow and impractical for long-distance driving. In a brilliantly engineered publicity stunt, he left the London Tesla Showroom early yesterday morning and headed north, aiming to reach Edinburgh in Scotland by midnight. Succeeding in his quest, Peilow arrived yesterday, completing the entire trip...

  • 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5
    2011 Detroit Auto Show: Tesla Celebrates 1500 Roadsters Sold

    Tesla celebrated the start of the 2011 Detroit Auto Show today by announcing that it had now sold over 1,500 of its iconic electric sports car, the Tesla Roadster. It was November 18, 2006 when we were first shown the sexy two-door car that very few believed could be as good as the then unknown...

  • 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 celebrations will have come later that day. Between the afternoon of December 31, 2010 and the end of January 1, 2011, Team VIN...

  • 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5 Cold Weather Testing
    Counting Down To 2011: Top ASC Article for March 2010

    Making our way towards the end of the first quarter of 2010, March is one of those months that generally include a lot of Spring Break tips for those going on holiday, as well as, reports about the New York Auto Show. The article that really stuck with us this year from March 2010 wasn’t auto...

  • 1999 GM (Specialty Vehicles) EV1
    GM EV1 Gets Another Shot At Smithsonian, 4 Years On

    If General Motors' EV1 had featured in the Disney Pixar animated film Cars, we can't imagine it would have been the happiest of characters. It might well have spent a little time complaining about its friends all being crushed back in 1999, and who could blame it? And four years ago it might have...

  • 2011 Coda Sedan electric car, 'All Electric' badge, 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show
    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...

  • 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5

    Let us run a few engines past you. A warbling flat six. A growling V8. The howl of an inline four changing cam profiles. The smooth buzz of a rotary. How about some names now? Hemi. Vortec. Powerstroke. VTEC. Renesis. Ecoboost. Noticing a pattern? The first list is clearly engine layouts, and the second are trademarked brand names for particular motors. The similarity amongst them all is that you could probably link every single layout and name with a particular car company, or sometimes even with a particular model. Rotaries for example have been synonymous with Mazda for many years now, and...

  • Artist Laurence Gartel's Tesla Roadster for Art Basel Miami 2010
    Forget The Tate Gallery, Artist Turns Tesla Roadster Into Moving Exhibit

    Many would argue that the 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5 is a work of art, with its smooth lines, low profile and breathtaking performance. But one digital artist has taken the Californian electric sports car to a whole new level - by turning one into a work of art. Created as part of Art Basel...

  • 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5 Cold Weather Testing
    Electric Cars Can’t Handle Cold Weather? Myth Busted

    We’re big fans of Mythbusters here at AllCarsElectric and love busting some of our own myths. So we decided to test a myth we hear time and time again: electric cars can’t go very far in the Winter when in-cabin electric heating zaps the power from the battery pack. We put on our...

  • Elon Musk Shows Akio Toyoda 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5
    Tesla Thanks Toyota CEO with a 2011 Roadster Sport 2.5

    Finding the perfect gift to say thank you is a difficult task. Finding the right thank you present is a fine line between a gift that will convey that special message and something you know is unique. So what do you give the CEO that has everything, especially if he runs the world’s largest...

  • 1938 S100 Replica Electric Car
    Are Quirky eBay Conversions Really Worth Buying?

    If the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, 2011 Nissan Leaf, 2011 Coda Sedan or 2011 Tesla Roadster are a little too modern for your tastes, an eBay auction ending this weekend could offer just what you’re looking for. But is it and other converted or one-off cars worth buying when commercially made cars...

  • Nemesis electric sports car
    Tesla's Nemesis - Electric Lotus-Based Sports Car From U.K.

    Tesla knew what they were doing when they selected the chassis from the British Lotus Elise sports car as the basis for their Roadster. The bonded aluminum chassis is spectacularly light by modern standards and also incredibly strong and rigid despite being a roofless design. It also has a large...

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