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Third Tesla Model S catches fire after hitting road debris. Photo via Twitter user @NASHVILLAIN_

Third Tesla Model S Fire: Still Not A Big Deal

A third Tesla Model S has caught fire, and while many pundits speculate as to the impact the news will have on Tesla Motors' [NSDQ:TSLA] stock, the future of electric cars, and the length of the current Solar Maximum cycle, we still don't think it's a big deal. Cars crash. Sometimes they catch... read more

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Tesla Model S taken to top speed on a German Autobahn

Tesla Model S Tops 130 MPH On The Autobahn: Video

There are very few places you can safely test the top speed of modern vehicles, and even fewer where it's legal to do so--but some sections of Germany's autobahn network tick... read more November 5, 2013 by 

Lexus LF-LC Blue Concept

BMW And Toyota Alliance To Spawn High-End Coupe, Most Likely Production LF-LC

In late 2011, BMW and Toyota signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration on a number of projects ranging from the development of a new sports car platform to... read more November 4, 2013 by 

Via Motors' X-Truck

Bob Lutz-Backed Via Motors Starts Electric Pickup Production

Electricity may not be the fuel of choice for the average pickup buyer, but that isn't putting VIA Motors off. The Bob Lutz-backed company has just started production at its... read more November 4, 2013 by 

Mitsubishi XR-PHEV, GC-PHEV and AR concepts, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi Previews New Design Language And Tech With Three Tokyo Concepts

Mitsubishi at long last looks to be emerging from an era of acceptable yet somewhat dull product design with an exciting trio of concept cars that hint at the... read more November 1, 2013 by 

Drayson Racing  B12 69/EV electric Le Mans prototype

Drayson Racing Sets Three Records With Electric Le Mans Prototype

Back in June, Drayson Racing, led by former British science minister and avid racer Lord Paul Drayson, set a new record using an electric version of a race car originally... read more November 1, 2013 by 

Alain Prost (second from the left) and the Spark-Renault SRT_01E

F1 Legend Alain Prost Backs Formula E Team

Four-time Formula One world champion Alain Prost has joined forces with Jean-Paul Driot, founder of leading GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5 team Dams (Driot Associés Motor... read more October 25, 2013 by 

2014 Nissan ZEOD RC Le Mans prototype makes track debut at Fuji Speedway

Watch Nissan’s ZEOD RC Le Mans Car At Its Track Debut: Video

Late last week, Nissan took the covers off its ZEOD RC electric Le Mans prototype, which it plans to field as a ‘Garage 56’ experimental entry in next... read more October 22, 2013 by 

2013 Tesla Model S

Elon Musk Promises Autobahn-Tuned Model S: Video

Here in the U.S., Tesla Model S owners are likely to rarely reach the car’s 130 mph top speed, but in Germany, where the electric sedan has just been launched, this... read more October 22, 2013 by 

2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3 First Drive

BMW enthusiasts have had several years to get used to the tradition-breaking SUVs and crossovers which infiltrated the once sedan-only range, but electric cars are a... read more October 21, 2013 by 

Submersible Lotus Esprit from James Bond flick ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’

Elon Musk Is Buyer Of James Bond Lotus Submarine, Plans To Make It Electric

Not long ago, it was revealed that the Lotus Esprit submarine from the 1977 James Bond flick The Spy Who Loved Me was sold at auction for close to a million dollars. In case... read more October 18, 2013 by 

2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW Racks Up 8,000 Orders For i3, Considers Expanding Production

BMW's i3 electric car hasn't caused nearly as much foaming at the mouth from BMW traditionalists as many expected it would. Even if it had, BMW probably wouldn't care: It's... read more October 18, 2013 by 

Nissan ZEOD RC electric race car

Nissan Reveals Completed ZEOD RC 2014 Le Mans Racer: Video

It’s hard to believe that it was only in February that Nissan confirmed its intention to field its own race car in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014... read more October 17, 2013 by 

Nano structured batteries and super capacitors integrated into carbon fiber panel

Volvo Shows Body Panels That Could Replace Batteries In Electric Cars

Volvo is working together with independent research groups to develop a means of energy storage for future electric cars that does away completely with traditional battery... read more October 17, 2013 by 

2012 Fisker Karma

DOE Starts Taking Bids On Fisker Loan

The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday started an auction on its loan made out to struggling electric car startup Fisker Automotive back in 2010. The DOE is still owed $168... read more October 14, 2013 by 

2014 Cadillac ELR revealed at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

$75,995 Cadillac ELR Goes On Sale In January

The 2014 Cadillac ELR, the Wreath-and-Crest brand's first plug-in car, will go on sale in January. The ELR will start at $75,995, including destination. That's more than... read more October 11, 2013 by 


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