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  • Tesla versus Top Gear

    A British judge ruled against Tesla Motors in its lawsuit for libel against the BBC show Top Gear, which had shown the carmaker's Roadster electric sports car seemingly out of electricity.

  • Sacramento Electric Vehicle Gathering, June 18, 2011
    National Plug-In Car Day: Promoting Electric Cars, Educating Future Buyers

    Cities around the US will host special events on Sunday, October 16, 2011, to promote and educate the public about the growing number of plug-in cars and how they work in real-world driving.

  • 2012 Tesla Model S Charging Connector
    Tesla's 2012 Model S Charging Equipment. Redesign For Redesign's Sake?

    Last weekend, Tesla released more details about its up-coming 2012 Model S all-electric luxury sedan at an exclusive reservation-holder and media Model S event in Fremont, California. While some of the new information -- like the sub-4.5 second 0-60 time of the new Model S Sport variant -- got us...

  • Elon Musk
    Tesla Now Trading Higher Than Ford, GM, VW After 2012 Model S Launch

    It may not be delivering its much-anticipated 2012 Model S Sedan to the its first customer until the middle of next year, but Californian electric automaker Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA] is now trading higher than many of its traditional gasoline rivals on the NASDAQ exchange. At a high-point of $24.95 so...

  • 2012 Tesla Model S
    2012 Tesla Model S: First Ride Report

    On Saturday, exactly one year after it took ownership of the former Toyota NUMMI facility in Fremont, California, Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] held a series of test-drives aimed to show off the latest Model S Betas to the press and Model S reservation holders. We’ve already told you about some...

  • Tesla Model S Alpha build
    2012 Tesla Model S Electric Sedan: What Do You Want To Know?

    This Saturday, we’ll be heading to the California factory where Tesla Motors plans to build its much-anticipated 2012 Model S electric sports sedan. While we’re there, we’ll be given a full tour of the former NUMMI factory in Fremont, California. where the Model S will be...

  • Gordon Murray & Toray's TEEWAVE AR.1 electric sports car

    Gordon Murray may need little introduction among gearheads following his work on the McLaren F1 supercar back in the 1990s, but his most recent projects, the T.25 and T.27 minicars, certainly raised a few eyebrows. Sports car fans need not have feared however, as today Gordon Murray Design (GMD) and Toray Industries Inc. announced a new prototype electric sports car, called the TEEWAVE AR.1. Murray has hinted previously that the upright T.25 and T.27 weren't the only cars he had planned for his groundbreaking iStream production process, and the AR.1 - internally codenamed T.32 at GMD -...

  • 2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5
    One Red Tesla: This Canadian’s Bid to Trade Up Is Running Out of Time

    Remember the story of One Red Paperclip? The guy from Vancouver, Canada who traded a single red paperclip to a full-size house in just 14 trade ups? Now fellow Canadian Martin Provost, trying to trade his way from a $30 Camera to a Tesla Roadster, has just got his first ride in the $109,000...

  • Tesla all-electric Model S sedan and Roadster sports car shown together on video
    Secret Tesla Video? Model S Sedan, Roadster Shown On The Road Together

    Tesla Motors has now released a few videos (here and here) of the all-electric 2012 Model S sports sedan it plans to launch next year. But we haven't yet seen one showing the Model S driving together with the equally all-electric 2011 Tesla Roadster. That's what the video below shows. According to...

  • Tesla Model S Alpha build cars testing on track
    Tesla Releases Trio Test-Track Fun Model S Teaser Video

    If Tesla’s Model S all-electric seven-seat sedan were in high school, it would be the kind of girl every heterosexual boy would lust after and every teenage girl would want to be. At least, that’s certainly the line being taken by Tesla in its latest teasing track-test video, in which...

  • 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Prototype
    How Much Is a Tesla-Engineered Drivetrain? To Toyota, $100 Million

    Unless you’ve been sleeping for the past year you’ll know that Toyota is bringing back the iconic RAV4 EV for the 2012 model year and contrary to past reports, will be available for private purchase. You probably also know that the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV will be powered by a drivetrain...

  • 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
    Tesla Electric Car Plus Solar Power Equals Zero-Cost Driving (Video)

    Mike Koenigs is also a true Tesla and clean power activist

  • 2005 Toyota Prius

    Spare a thought, if you will, a momentary tear, for 85,000 doomed drivers of three models of hybrid car in California. They are the unlucky losers of a privilege that saved them time, raised the value of their vehicle, and undoubtedly increased their karmic contentment, all because of a set of tiny stickers. Those very special stickers gave them the privilege of driving in the state's High Occupancy Vehicle lanes with only a single occupant. And today is the last day those stickers are valid. So tomorrow, those drivers must again join the common man in the jam-packed, stop-and-start grind of...

  • Tesla Roadster on an autocross course
    Tesla Owner Electrifies Autocross Event With Roadster Fun (Video)

    How do you legally have fun with a $109,000 electric sportscar that can do 0-60 in under 4 seconds, has excellent grip, and a top speed of 125 mph? That’s exactly the question facing many Tesla Roadster owners looking to test their cars - and themselves - to the limit in a safe environment...

  • 2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5
    CEO Musk: 2011 Tesla Roadster Electric Sports Cars Are Gone, Almost

    The Tesla Roadster hasn't been front-page news for electric cars in a while, now that several mass-market family electric cars have launched. So as Tesla moves its focus to the upcoming Model S electric sedan, production of its first electric model is beginning to wind down as planned, so supplies...

  • Fisker Karma
    Luxury Hybrid Maker Fisker Automotive Raises Extra $100 Million

    Fisker Automotive, which manufactures luxury plug-in electric hybrid cars, has raised an extra $100 million in its third round of funding to help fund production of its luxury sedan and a second, cheaper electric car that is geared toward more mainstream hybrid electric car buyers. The 2011 Fisker...

  • Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson
    Top Gear: Doing Another Silly, Deceptive Electric-Car Stunt?

    Uh oh, here we go again. Or not? The crew of the British car show Top Gear have been spotted in the British town of Lincoln, traveling in a pair of electric cars, the 2011 Nissan Leaf and a Peugeot iOn (which will be sold in the States as the 2012 Mitsubishi 'i'). Hosts Jeremy Clarkson and James...

  • Earth Day: Eager Electric-Car Advocates Meet Unaware Public

    Three weeks ago, in a suburban park in Roseville, California--just outside the state capital, Sacramento--a community celebration of Earth Day served as a gathering of the greenest cars now available. Both participants and random park-goers were drawn to the cars, providing a chance for eager...

  • 2010 Jaguar C-X75 Concept live photos

    Supercars: sleek, blindingly fast, ultra-expensive objects of lust for 14-year-old boys and sober-suited executives alike. For decades, supercars were powered solely by gasoline. But now there's a new gang in town, and they've upended all the rules. The newest, coolest, most jaw-dropping supercars will come with one feature no Ferrari or Maserati or Lamborghini or Noble or Aston Martin has ever had. It's a charging cord. Here are six supercars--one in production now, five on the way--that use electric power for some or all of their motive power. Whether it's combined with a gasoline engine...

  • Sign on Vacaville, California, DC fast charger for electric cars, May 2011
    What Good Is Fast-Charging For Electric Cars If It's Closed?

    Vacaville, California, has the distinction of the very first public Level 3 or DC quick charging station for electric cars to be installed in the United States. It was first activated in late May 2010, and was used very soon after for a small fleet of Mitsubishi i-MIEV models to make a trip from...

  • 'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on red carpet
    Elon Musk, Bob Lutz On Red Carpet At 'Revenge of Electric Car' Premiere

    Every movie has to have a premiere, and every premiere has to have a red carpet. When the red carpet is on a Manhattan sidewalk, with plenty of passers-by stopping to gawk, and many of the celebs are arriving in electric cars, things get a little more complicated. Still, last night's premiere of...

  • Tesla versus Top Gear
    Top Gear Producer Says Tesla's Libel Suit Is Bogus

    Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla says BBC TV show Top Gear falsely stated that the Tesla Roadster could only travel 55 miles before needing to recharge, according to Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman. Wilman said the team behind Top Gear, a show that touts the latest and greatest cars...

  • 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
    Tesla Triumphs with Ten Million Miles Travelled Since Launch

    Ten million miles. That’s the achievement being celebrated by Tesla Motors after its customers have clocked up 10 million miles of low emissions, all-electric driving since the Tesla launched its two seat sportscar in 2008. Since delivering its first Roadster in 2008, Tesla has sold over 1500...

  • 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
    Anti-Hybrid Cause Launched To Keep Next Mitsubishi Evo 'Pure'

    Democracy can be a messy and ugly thing to watch in practice. Especially when it's being pointed toward carmakers, which aren't often the subject of mass protests pointed toward their future product lines. This morning, we received an e-mail with a link to a Causes page urging Mitsubishi not to...

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