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Tesla's first SUV, the Model X, is finally hitting the road

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has mastered the sporty two-seater and the elegant sedan. Now, it wants to conquer the family hauler.<p>Tesla's Model X — one of the only all-electric SUVs on the market — was officially unveiled Tuesday night near the company's California …

Tesla

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Important Electric Car Lessons Cruising Under the Radar

<i>Co-written by Gina Coplon-Newfield and Mike Walker. Photo by Aaron Choate</i><p>Recently, we at AlterAction, a consulting firm focused on large-scale behavior change, and Sierra Club -- the biggest grassroots environmental group in the U.S.-- took an in-depth look at the U.S. electric vehicle ("EV") …

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Saleen turns its hand to Tesla Model S with mixed results

Tuning cars with internal-combustion engines is a bit of a known science. Tuning cars that run on electricity, though, is a newer proposition. In Saleen's case, that hasn't meant so much a modification of the electric motor on this Tesla Model S, as a thorough reworking of the car's …

Chevy Volt Forum

Electric-Truck Maker Smith Gets $42 Million In New Investment

Smith Electric Vehicles may be rebounding after it suspended operations last month.<p>The Kansas City-based maker of electric trucks announced that it …

Life With Tesla Model S: Even After Update, Vampire Draw Remains

The Tesla Model S, for all its technical and design artistry, has a dirty little secret: the car has a substantial appetite for kilowatt-hours even when turned off and parked.<p>Since the Model S was introduced in 2012, this "vampire" power drain from the cars sold so far has consumed roughly 15 …

Autoblog Green

In addition to the all-electric Enspire crossover concept revealed this week ahead of the Beijing auto show, Buick is adding a new production variant to its Velite series of electrified vehicles for China. It's called the Velite 6, a plug-in hybrid that will launch this year in Buick's largest …

2016 Generation Two Volt Reportedly To Bow Next Year

Yesterday, according to “industry sources” speaking anonymously with Edmunds.com, it was reported the second-generation 2016 Chevy Volt would be …

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FORTUNE — <b></b>When Facebook (FB) acquired WhatsApp last week for $19 billion, it set itself apart from earlier generation technology leaders like Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT). Facebook has decided that it wants to own the social space now, as well as in the future, and is willing to pay an …

Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept Car Coming To CES 2014

<b>Published on</b> January 2nd, 2014 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>62<p>January 2nd, 2014 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p>Ford has just announced the Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept. The …

Connecticut Businessman Compares Charging Stations / EVs to Breakthrough Invention of the Microwave

Ed Ingalls, owner of Newington Electric in Connecticut, decided to start a charging station division three years ago.<p>Newington Electric is considered …

Electric Vehicles

Mitsubishi President: Pajero / Montero Plug-In Hybrid Likely Coming to US in 2015

We’d hinted at this awhile back, but now Mitsubishi President Osamu Masuko has chimed in with his take.<p>In speaking with <i>Automotive News</i>, Masuko stated:<p>…

Electric Vehicles

UAW Looks to Unionize Tesla Motors

The United Auto Workers (UAW) is back at it again.<p>When Tesla Motors opened its Fremont manufacturing facility, the UAW tried to unionize the …

Tesla

BYD eBus Enters Service in London

BYD has announced that two electric buses were handed over to Transport London this week, where they will operate on two central London routes – 507 …

Cities

Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show!

We’ve covered the Chevy Volt extensively over the past few years, and we are now excited to announce that the EV has just claimed the title of <b>Green</b> …

Tesla Model E Reveal Slated For 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Though Tesla has not yet released the name of its upcoming electric car for the masses, the Tesla Model E as it has been dubbed is the subject of …

BMW i3 misses top Euro safety rating [w/videos]

The Euro NCAP just tested a recent batch of new cars including the 2014 BMW i3, and the EV Bimmer scored less-than-perfect results. Though not horrible, BMW's all-electric/range-extended i3 was given a four-star (out of five possible) crash rating due to concerns with front-occupant whiplash and …

GM Aims to Compete with Tesla with 200 Mile, $30,000 Electric Car

Watch out Tesla – a General Motors executive just revealed that GM is working to develop an electric car with a 200 mile range that will be available …

Women Prefer Men Who Drive Hybrids, EVs: Survey

<b>The days of women being attracted to men behind the wheels of sporty Porsches and luxurious BMWs could be coming to an end, according to a recent</b> …

Wireless Electric Buses Developed In Utah

<b>Published on</b> October 22nd, 2013 | <i>by Important Media Cross-Post</i><p>4<p>October 22nd, 2013 by <b>Important Media Cross-Post</b><p><i>Originally published on Gas2.</i> <i><br>By Chris</i> …

Mercedes-Benz Releases B-Class Electric Drive Commercial

Words aren’t necessary in this Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive commercial put out by M-B.<p>There’s no story being told.<p>No specs posted.<p>Nothing to …

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Bodybuilding & Fitness

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.<p>Bodybuilding & Fitness. …

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8 Plug-Ins Set New 2013 Highs In August; Leads To 11,073 EVs Sold For Month

In the month of August, 8 plug-in vehicles set new highs for sales in 2013, leading to a month when total EV sales exceeded 11,000 (11,073 is our</i> …

Electric Vehicles

Armadillo-T micro electric car folds to fit into compact parking spaces (video)

The Armadillo-T is pretty petite as it is, but when it comes time to fit into tight parking spaces, the all-electric car can do even better. The four-wheel-drive compact, which integrates a design similar to an armadillo's shell, includes seating for two, a 13.6 kWh battery pack and four in-wheel …