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Tesla Motors and the Model S Prepare To Take on the World
Tesla Motors and the Model S Prepare To Take on the World

When electric car company Tesla Motors officially arrived on the scene in March of 2008, their first offering, the Roadster, definitively put to rest the long held notion that electric cars cant make your pulse race.  Since its debut the six figure carbon fiber bullet has been busy dismantling the...Read More»

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Shopping for My First Car - Lessons Learned Back in the Day

It was 1975, I was twenty, and Albuquerque at that time offered up a plethora of used automotive opportunities. I had a budget of $ 1,500 or less, and not much experience to draw on. A Plymouth Gold Duster with an automatic was my Drivers Ed chariot in New York, and a white 3-speed 1974 Camaro was...Read More»

Jesse James with hydrogen land-speed record contender, by Spencer Weiner - Los Angeles Times
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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Road Trip In A 2009 Lotus Elise SC: Part 1, The Route

So the story is that I had to get from Las Vegas to San Francisco over the weekend of May 3-4. Frankly, it's an easy drive that can be dispatched with little effort using major state roads and/or interstates. After all, as the ICBM flies, the trip is less than 400 miles. However ... good road trips...Read More»

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Fortunes Brighten For Tesla, Fisker, If Temporarily

The two U.S. electric vehicle startups that have drawn the most attention - Tesla and Fisker - stole quite a bit of attention at Detroit's Auto Show. They can thank Nissan, who pulled completely out of the show in attempts to save money, and Honda, who canceled a press briefing for its U.S. model...Read More»

Tesla Builds First Electric-Car Roadster

Tesla Motors says its new roadster is in production, and that customers will begin to get their cars soon. The electric-car maker has had some rough patches since we last spoke with them in October, when we took a first ride in the Tesla Roadster. Problems with the vehicle's transmission led to...Read More»

911 Doesn't Do It? How About a Gumpert?

There’s little doubt the Geneva Motor Show is in the premier league of auto expos, but it also has an appeal for some smaller car companies that you’ve probably never heard of. They pay at exactly the same rate as the big boys for stand space, it’s just that they take a smaller...Read More»

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