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In 2013, Google Almost Bought Tesla For $11 Billion

In 2013, Google Almost Bought Tesla For $11 Billion

Tesla Motors accounts for a tiny fraction of the world's car sales, but after just a few years in the biz, the small company has already had a huge effect on laws, public opinion, and the auto industry. However, according to a new book by Ashlee Vance, things could've gone very different for Tesla...

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Tesla Motors gallery in Houston Galleria, opened October 2011, with Model S on display

Tesla Triumphs In Maryland As New Bill Allows Sales At Four Sites: Which State Is Next?

Another one bites the dust -- and more will surely follow. Auto News reports that the Maryland legislature has passed a bill that would allow Tesla to open up to four retail... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
Dodge's online configurator for the Viper SRT GTC

Owning Multiple Cars, 2015 Tesla Model S, 2015 Dodge Viper: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Tesla Model S Review On sale less for less than three years, the Tesla Model S electric car has been nothing less than a silent sonic boom that... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
2009 Volkswagen Routan

2009-2010 Volkswagen Routan Recalled For Flawed Ignition Switch

Volkswagen has issued a recall for 2009 and 2010 models of the Routan minivan. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicle may suffer from... read more April 16, 2015 by 


 
A Dream Garage

Analysis: The More Cars You Have, The More You Drive One Of Them

The fewer vehicles you have in your household, the more likely you are to put some serious miles on each of those wheels, right? Actually, that’s not at all the case... read more April 16, 2015 by 


 
Audi Prologue Allroad concept, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

Kia Sedona, Rules For Autonomous Cars, Audi Prologue Allroad: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Kia Sedona Review Automakers are rushing headlong into niches, with compact crossovers and coupe-like sedans, yet they're not exactly pushing... read more April 16, 2015 by 


 
2015 Kia Sedona

2015 Kia Sedona: Crash-Test Ratings Now All In, And Excellent

The 2015 Kia Sedona has been crash-tested by the federal government for occupant protection, and with its mostly top-tier Insurance Institute for Highway (IIHS) ratings... read more April 15, 2015 by 


 
Audi A7 autonomous car prototype

Disabled Left Dangling As California DMV Delays Rules For Autonomous Cars

Some people are worried about the arrival of autonomous cars. For example: 1. People who like to drive. 2. People who think they can drive better than a computer. 3. People... read more April 15, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D, Apr 2015  [photo: David Noland]

Mahindra In U.S., Cadillac ELR, Tesla Model S 70D: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: No, Seriously: Mahindra Is Planning Another Run At The U.S. Market If you were the CEO of a foreign car company and you wanted to break into the... read more April 15, 2015 by 


 
2012 Subaru Impreza

2012 Subaru Impreza Investigated For Deactivated Airbags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2012 Subaru Impreza. According to government documents (PDF), the sensor that... read more April 15, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Even As Batteries Age, Electric Cars Meet Commuter Needs: Study

As the modern lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries in our smartphones and personal electronics age, the more often we have to plug them back in to keep them charged and... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
2016 Volvo XC90 Excellence

2015 BMW X6, 2015 Ford F-150, 2016 Volvo XC90: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 BMW X6 Review The BMW X6 was once unusual in its form factor, but it's gained companions, from within the brand and without: the BMW X4 takes... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
Mahindra e2o electric car

No, Seriously: Mahindra Is Planning Another Run At The U.S. Market

If you were the CEO of a foreign car company and you wanted to break into the bustling U.S. auto market, how would you do it? Would you: A) Approach the expansion slowly... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
2015 Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio

2015 Fiat 500c 1957 Edition Cabrio: Retro Style From $24,700

One of the things that Fiat fans like about the company's iconic 500 model is its retro style. The lines and silhouette of today's version hearken back to the 500's debut... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150: First Crash-Test Ratings For Aluminum-Bodied Truck

The 2015 Ford F-150 makes some great leaps ahead, with its aluminum-intensive, aerospace-styled construction, fuel-efficient turbocharged engines, and tech-loaded cabin. But... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
Toyota Pre-Collision System

Toyota Adding Affordable Auto-Braking Systems: An Active-Safety Tipping Point?

Toyota recently announced plans to make what has been a rather exclusive kind of active-safety system a lot more accessible—by making affordable auto-braking systems... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 


 
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