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

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. Aha, you say! The 2009 Tesla Roadster! Errrrr ... well ... no. It's the Coda, a new four-door, five-passenger electric sedan... read more

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Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell with mobile refueler

As Federal Government Holds Back on Hydrogen, California Remains Buoyant

To much of the general public, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles remain a novelty from a distant future. And hydrogen advocates haven’t done a very good job in demonstrating... read more June 1, 2009 by 0


 
2010 Lexus HS 250h

Lexus HS 250h Pricing—Will It Be Low Enough?

A couple of weeks ago as we got our first drive of the upcoming 2010 Lexus HS 250h—and a first up-close look at its many tech-savvy features—Lexus officials were still... read more May 29, 2009 by 6


 
2010 Chevrolet Spark

GM Announces New Small Car Production In U.S. Union Facility

General Motors announced today that they're going to utilize and retool idled assembly and stamping facility for future production for new small cars. GM didn't announce... read more May 29, 2009 by 1


 
2009 Toyota Yaris 5-door

2009 Toyota Yaris: No Hybrid, No Diesel, No Hypermiling, Yet 41 MPG!

With all the talk about hybrid systems and clean-diesel powertrains as the current be-all and end-all for green-car shoppers, it’s easy to forget that there are a few... read more May 29, 2009 by 1


 
2010 Ford Transit Connect - media event in NYC, May 2009

Driven: 2010 Ford Transit Connect

We don't usually break much automotive news here in New York City, unless it's in bankruptcy court (where Chrysler is now, and GM may be next week). So we took great pleasure... read more May 28, 2009 by 3


 
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


 
Lexus Enform Screen

Enform Infotainment Features Launch In 2010 Lexus HS 250h

Yesterday TheCarConnection.com brought you a first drive of the new 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrid. To give you a brief recap, we’re positively impressed but not completely... read more May 27, 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


 
2010 Lexus HS 250h

First Drive: 2010 Lexus HS 250h

TheCarConnection.com recently spent a day driving the 2010 Lexus HS 250h, which won’t arrive to dealerships until later this summer. We don’t yet know what the HS will... read more May 26, 2009 by 0


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Compared: 2010 Toyota Prius Vs. 2010 Honda Insight

In the race to dominate the hybrid market, there really are only two players--Toyota and Honda. While Ford and General Motors ramp up to speed with gas-electric vehicles... read more May 21, 2009 by 1


 
Euro-spec Volkswagen Golf TDI - 5/09

We Drive The 2010 VW Golf…Sort Of

It’s certainly not often that we get to sample the European-spec version of a vehicle on this continent, but that’s what we got from Volkswagen just over a week ago in... read more May 20, 2009 by 4


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

So What Will Those 42-MPG Cars Actually Look Like? (Hint: Not Golf Carts)

No, we won't all be driving golf carts. We won't all have to drive a truncated 2009 Toyota Yaris either. Relax and chill, folks. Let's do a little reality-based projecting on... read more May 19, 2009 by 11


 
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Let The Predictions Begin: How Will New CAFE Rules Affect Cars?

  While the details of President Obama's new CAFE and emissions regulations aren't yet known, TCC has been studying potential outcomes for some time. That search turned up... read more May 19, 2009 by 2


 
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


 

 
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