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Norwegian Man With Seven Teslas Says Electric Cars Work Just Fine In Winter Weather
Norwegian Man With Seven Teslas Says Electric Cars Work Just Fine In Winter Weather

Last year, the auto world watched Tesla CEO Elon Musk carry out a very public feud with New York Times writer John Broder, who'd published a damning story about his travels in a Tesla Model S. Musk claimed that negative publicity generated by the piece cost Tesla $100 million in revenue. Among...Read More»

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
Fisker, 2013 Lexus ES, Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Honda issued a recall while GM released details regarding the 2014 Cruze Diesel. The Tesla Roadster's battery became a car meme and Murilee Martin has a new guilty pleasure. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. LG wants to end distracted...Read More»

Steve Jobs
Will Steve Jobs' Influence On Cars--And Car Companies--Last?

Steve Jobs resigned today as CEO of Apple, but his legacy as an active creator and innovator of technology isn't done yet. Despite medical problems, the most unlikely pickup driver of all time is expected to stay on as Apple's chairman, which means his tightly focused take on consumer electronics...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt Z-Spec
Chevy Volt Tiff Exposes Potential Abuse Of EV Tax Credit?

The federal government's $7,500 tax credit—applying to the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf, and Tesla Model S—has become a hot topic over the past couple of days, as a Washington, D.C. (read: politically motivated) 'watchdog' group sounded an alert over dealerships that were allegedly...Read More»

Tesla versus Top Gear
The Tesla Versus TopGear Lawsuit So Far: Quick Recap

EV maker Tesla and U.K. TV car show TopGear are soon to be locked in a battle, this time in the courtroom rather than on the airwaves and front pages: Tesla is dredging up the past, suing the BBC and the television show for an episode that aired back in December, 2008. The segment, despite praising...Read More»

Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5 Loaned to Tony Hawk
Tesla Joins The Club, Gets Socially Smart And Gives Tony Hawk A Roadster Sport 2.5

When we talk about leaders in the auto industry using social media, Ford and General Motors come readily to mind. Audi is quickly clawing their way into that circle, while Toyota and Lexus have recently increased their efforts to get visibility. Notice Tesla was not on that short list? That is...Read More»

Screencap from Dodge' YouTube channel
Battle Of The Brands: Which American Automakers Bare All On YouTube?

This week at SocialCarNews, we're hosting a little competition. You see, we spend a lot of time debating which automakers do well on the social media front and which, well, don't. But most of those discussions center on specific marketing campaigns, like Suzuki's AllPoints contest, or the...Read More»

Screencap from Tesla & TAG Heuer's 'Odyssey of Pioneers' round-the-world drive
Video: TAG Heuer Shows How 'Easy' It Is To Recharge The Tesla Roadster

A surprising number of potential car buyers are considering plug-in vehicles -- up to 25% of you, in fact. One of the biggest hurdles standing between shoppers and sellers, though, is anxiety about the batteries that plug-in vehicles use: how far will drivers be able to go on a charge, and how...Read More»

Volkswagen Caddy Maxi EcoFuel driven by Rainer Zietlow
Volkswagen Caddy Maxi EcoFuel Motors The Panamericana Without Gasoline

Last week, we covered the kick-off of Tesla's round-the-world tour, featuring a special-edition 2010 Tesla Roadster designed by luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer. The high-profile stunt is designed to show that Tesla's all-electric Roadster has plenty of range, and that it can circumnavigate the globe...Read More»

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Poll: Electric-Vehicle Range, Price Expectations Vary Wildly

Relative to the number of plug-in market choices available now or in the near future, the portion of consumers saying that they would give purchase consideration to EVs is surprisingly high. But responses are also showing that expectations about driving range and purchase price vary wildly. These...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Catch High Gear Media on BBC 5 Live Today!

The death of HUMMER and the rise of hybrids, electric vehicles and everything in between--what's the future of the automobile and the car industry? If you're near a computer or satellite radio today, you'll find out more during Richard Bacon's BBC 5 Live today. Along with other guests, I'll be...Read More»

Elon Musk
DOE, Daimler Keep Tesla CEO Elon Musk On A Short Leash

Earlier this week, our own John Voelcker raised a number of questions about Tesla and its long-term viability. Now Wired -- a high-tech media outlet that often champions the EV automaker -- has revealed some interesting news about Tesla's recent $465 million loan from the U.S. Department of Energy...Read More»

2010 Tesla Roadster Sport
High Gear Media Picks a Winner: 2010 Tesla Roadster Live!

It's a big week at High Gear Media -- with a new version of TheCarConnection.com in your hands, and a new site we've launched with NASCAR, we're looking ahead to bringing you the best of the Web in 2010 across the Web universe, from our learned hands as well as from exciting new sources. You may be...Read More»

Car Crusher by Flickr user wilkesjournal
U.S. Fleet Shrinks, As More Vehicles Go To The Crusher

For the first time since Word War II, the annual number of vehicles scrapped exceeded the number of new vehicles sold. That’s solemn news for the auto industry. U.S. vehicle sales had been in a sustained boom period of 15 to 17 million vehicles per year from 1994 through 2007. And the size of the...Read More»

Tesla Roadster as used by videogame designers
Seven Things You Didn't Know About the 2010 Tesla Roadster

High Gear Media has partnered with Tesla Motors on a new writing contest where YOU can win a tour and road test of the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport. You can submit as many articles as you like and enter multiple times. Enter now! Well, maybe you actually knew some of these seven if you're a true Tesla...Read More»

Nissan LEAF
Preview: Cars Of The Future, Coming Sooner Than You Think

Grab any science magazine from the last century, and you'll see ideas and sketches for cars of the future, from atomic-powered to levitating. But the future is here already, and it's going on sale at a showroom near you over the next three model years. Here's our roundup of the most significant new...Read More»

2010 Tesla Roadster Sport
You Too Can Test-Drive a Very, Very Fast 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport!

We write a lot about Tesla, certainly more than their share of the sports car market, given that they're just coming up on 1,000 cars delivered. But the 2009 Tesla Roadster that we reviewed last spring is one amazing electric vehicle. And now you too can have the chance to road-test a Tesla. In...Read More»

2010 Tesla Roadster Sport
News In Brief: Tesla Plays Climate Change Card In Copenhagen

The international Convention on Climate Change is making headlines this week, so it's no surprise that EV startup Tesla and its spotlight-friendly CEO, Elon Musk, are taking their show to Copenhagen, offering test drives of the current Tesla Roadster and crowing about the car's eco-friendly...Read More»

Tesla Roadster as used by videogame designers
Videogame Designers Love The Tesla Roadster's Quiet Ride

Tesla and its Roadster are a product of DIY ingenuity -- a perfect example of what can happen when a bunch of people come together and say, "Hey, no one else is doing this, so why don't we?" In that same the DIY spirit, game designers at Microsoft have cleverly recruited a Tesla roadster for their...Read More»

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