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B-List Star-Mechanic Mouths Off: Jesse James On Green-Car Tech

B-List Star-Mechanic Mouths Off: Jesse James On Green-Car Tech

We always liked watching Jesse James on "Monster Garage." He was quiet, and usually brought a needed touch of reality to the hype, jumpy editing, and quick-and-dirty projects his shop cranked out for Discovery Channel's cameras. Which is why we're disappointed that the mechanic /... read more

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2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: First Photo, Going Electric Too?

Who says the new age of electric vehicles won't be any fun? According to AutoWeek, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG gullwing supercar will get in on the green action with a... read more July 10, 2009 by  0


 
Nissan EV-02 prototype at speed

Nissan EV Electric Car To Launch at Frankfurt or Tokyo

Nissan may have the most aggressive plans of any major automaker to produce fully electric cars. The company has said it expects to sell up to 100,000 EVs globally by 2012... read more June 25, 2009 by  0


 
2008 Renault Z.E. Concept

Renault To Preview Production EV at 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show

The charge toward full-electric vehicles is proceeding at a snail's pace to the public's eyes, though behind the scenes at many of the world's major automakers, progress is... read more June 18, 2009 by  0


 
money

Is A Higher Gas Tax The Way To Pay For Road Repair?

Every now and then, one of our posts sparks a nice online discussion. Typical topics: the fate of General Motors after the government bailout, whether hybrid cars are for... read more June 11, 2009 by  1


 
Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car

Mitsubishi and Subaru Electric Cars Go On Sale in Japan Next Month

Friday is World Environment Day, and Mitsubishi used the occasion to unveil the final production version of its i-MiEV electric car, which goes on sale in Japan in about six... read more June 4, 2009 by  0


 
Coda electric sedan

Take Car, Add Batteries: Tesla's Latest Sedan? Nope, It's The Coda

So here's an idea: Take an existing car, re-engineer it with a large lithium-ion battery pack, rebrand it, and sell it in the US as the first all-electric car of its kind... read more June 3, 2009 by  5


 
2009 MINI E

Rare BMW Screwup: Mini E Electric Vehicle Is Unpleasant To Drive

Like their owners and pretty much every auto journalist, we love BMWs. And we especially love driving them. It's a cliche now, but especially their sedans are perfectly... read more June 2, 2009 by  6


 
2007 Volvo ReCharge Concept

Volvo Piles Into Plug-In Parade With First Vehicles Due in 2012

With its divorce from parent Ford Motor Company imminent, Volvo Cars is fast relearning how to develop its own technologies. Not that it ever lost its engineering skills;... read more June 1, 2009 by  1


 
2011 Ford Focus Rendering

2011 Ford Focus Preview

If you know where to look, Ford Motor Company has told the world plenty about the upcoming 2011 Ford Focus. According to Ford, the Focus we'll get is based on the model... read more May 28, 2009 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Toyota to GM: No Hybrid Tech For You!

Toyota isn't going to help GM with its hybrid technology. Shocker! But these days anything is possible, and Toyota does have licensing relationships with Ford and Nissan for... read more May 26, 2009 by  1


 
Electric 2009 HUMMER H3 by Raser Technologies and FEV

Electric HUMMER H3 In Washington: Any Impact?

  I first saw the 2009 HUMMER H3 by Raser Technologies at the SAE World Congress held last month in Detroit. The vehicle uses a powertrain similar to vehicles from Fisker... read more May 26, 2009 by  1


 
E-bikeboard

E-Bikeboard: Could This Be Our Transportation Future?

Now that we all know about President Obama's new CAFE legislation, hands are wringing about the future of transportation in the United States. There's no doubt that there... read more May 21, 2009 by  1


 
2012 Tesla Model S prototype

Daimler Takes Stock in Tesla

Tesla Motors, and its ineffable founder Elon Musk, may have found the tether to long-term viability that they've been seeking. No, not the Federal government--though Tesla's... read more May 19, 2009 by  1


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup racer

EVs Won’t Be Affordable To Middle Class, Says VW’s Jacoby

In remarks to the automotive and environmental press last week in Seattle, Volkswagen of America president and CEO Stefan Jacoby said that while the automaker is considering... read more May 15, 2009 by  5


 
Better Place battery-swap demonstration

Better Place Video Of EV Battery-Pack Quick Swap: Nope, STILL Not Convinced

Yesterday, we laid out in some detail why we're not sold on the idea that the Better Place electric-vehicle startup or Renault, its first vehicle partner, will be able to... read more May 14, 2009 by  3


 
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