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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»

2009 Tesla Roadster         Photo Credit: Rex Roy
Driven: 2009 Tesla Roadster

I've written plenty about CAFE regulations, government intervention in the automotive business, and other topics that make me cranky. Truth be told, I was fully prepared to write something negative about the 2009 Tesla Roadster simply because it is the poster child for "environmental change" and...Read More»

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Link Love From The Car Connection: Tesla Roadster Recall, U.K.'s Cash-For-Clunkers, And New Zealand's Goats-For-Pickups

♦ Someone smarter than us once said that nothing succeeds like excess. If that's true, the converted ragtop, scissor-doored, six-person Prowler limo up for auction on eBay is America's next Bill Gates. It didn't make the reserve bid this go-round, but we're guessing the pimper/owner will find...Read More»

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Tesla Punks Us Again. Maybe.

A few weeks back, we suggested that Tesla's Elon Musk is not real-crazy, just pretend-crazy--not Howard Hughes, just an actor playing the role of the wacko messianic CEO in order to get publicity for his company. Well, a new YouTube video suggests our suspicions may be correct--and that Musk's...Read More»

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Link Love From The Car Connection: Honda Insight Pulls Ahead, Tata Is Tops, And Another Elon Musk Meltdown In The Making

One horse town -- We were vaguely confused when we came across that high-tech horse wagon pic to your left. Turns out it's not, in fact, a vehicle for upscale Amish gentlemen, but rather a snazzy system for training horses. And also camels. [Kurtsystems via DRB] That voice -- GPS manufacturers are...Read More»

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Driven: Tesla Roadster!

“Thrust. Pure, seamless, unstoppable, rocket-to-the-moon thrust. That’s what the 2009 Tesla Roadster is all about.” So declares GreenCarReports.com editor-in-chief John Voelcker, who just drove the Roadster this past week. His Bottom Line review of this thrilling all-electric sports car posts...Read More»

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TH!NK Thinks 112-Mile Range, 62 mph Max Will Resonate in U.S.

Sister site All Cars Electric today announced that Norwegian automaker TH!NK, purveyor of the TH!NK city electric car, is planning an aggressive move into the U.S. market. Recently the company nearly went bankrupt, but nonetheless they've sold many of their two-seat all-electrics throughout Europe...Read More»

SixNine Performance car by André Lyngra
Link Love From The Car Connection: Maserati Follows Fashion, Tesla Roadster Test Drive, And A Retooled 69

Hey, hey! Look who's here! Friday's back! And he's brought links: The 69, reimagined -- There aren't many details about the concept you see above. We just know it's designed by André Lyngra, who calls it the SixNine Performance car. We also know that it looks pretty damn badass. You're welcome...Read More»

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'08/'09 Tesla Roadster Driven By AllCarsElectric In NYC

Sister site AllCarsElectric.com spent a day quietly blasting around New York City in a Tesla Roadster, the all-electric icon for the petroleum-free automotive movement. Site creator and New York neurologist Lyle Dennis found the Lotus Elise-based, carbon fiber-bodied roadster to be swift, tidy...Read More»

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Elon Musk Still Spinning

Call me Mr. Schadenfreude, but there's nothing quite as entertaining as watching Tesla boss Elon Musk do his damage-control PR thing. That's not to say that Musk isn't an admirable guy. Anyone who would launch a car company in this day and age--much less a car company based around a fully electric...Read More»

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