6th September 2013
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For $25,000: New or Used? Latest Wide Open Throttle Discusses

Greg Emmerson of European Car joins the roundtable discussion on this episode of Wide Open Throttle to discuss his recent Head 2 Head comparison of the BMW E30 M3, Scion FR-S, and Volkswagen GTI. Jessi Lang, Jonny Lieberman, Angus MacKenzie, and Ron Kiino also discuss the crowded entry-luxury segment as well as the future of new and existing electric vehicle manufacturers. Despite the classic BMW’s high cost of entry when it was new and similar performance ...
4th September 2013
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Video of the Day: Artist Depicts ’Green’ Cars Like Tesla Roadster Using Dirty Walls

Imagine having the ability to clean up the environment and create something you love at the same time. This is a reality for English artist Moose Curtis as he washes walls covered in dirt, moss, and other grime with a pressure washer. However, Curtis doesn’t restore walls to their original state; he utilizes the pressure washer and traces wooden cut-outs of cars. ...
2nd September 2013
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TAG Heuer Tesla Roadster Embarks on 24,000-Mile World Road Trip

Missed seeing the TAG Heuer Tesla Roadster in person at the Geneva motor show? You may still have a chance to do so, as the car is about to embark on a 24,000-mile, eight-month drive around the world. Dubbed the “Odyssey of Pioneers,” the trip will be the first of its kind. Sure, EVs have made road trips before (in fact, a Roadster Sport recently made the trek from Los Angeles to Detroit), but never before ...
1st September 2013
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Extra $19,500 for Tesla Roadster Sport

Extra $19,500 for Tesla Roadster Sport

Way back in January of this year, Tesla announced a special Sport version of its core Roadster model. Seven months later, we finally have some new pictures of the car to show you, along with more details about what that extra $19,500 on the price tag gets you. Full ArticleBy Automotive Staff
12th August 2013
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Nissan Objects to New SAE Charging Standard

Not even a week ago, automakers from all over the globe agreed to a new standard for electric vehicle charging, called the Combined Charging System, or CCS. Ford, General Motors, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Daimler AG, and Porsche have been lobbying for the use of single-pug system (a.k.a. CCS) for rapid charging, and Chrysler joining the group as well. But somebody forgot to tell ...
4th August 2013
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Lingering Losses: Tesla Reports $38.4 Million Loss for the Second Quarter

Tesla Motors has yet to post a profit in its short history, and just recorded another significant loss for the second quarter of 2010. With sales of its Roadster electric vehicle in limited quantities, Tesla is now looking toward the launch of its second product, the Model S, in hope of turning a profit Although revenue was strong at $28.4 million – a 5.4-percent increase over the same period last year – the automaker managed ...
7th July 2013
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Electric Teamwork: Seven Carmakers Agree on Single EV Fast Charge Standard

With the rise of electric vehicles comes the risk of confusing methods to charge the batteries. Thankfully, seven automakers have collaborated and reached an agreement to standardize EV fast charging methods in the United States and Europe. The automakers include Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche, and Volkswagen. All seven have agreed on one vehicle inlet/charging connector as well as the method in which the car communicates with the charging station. They also considered the ...
3rd July 2013
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Toyota Overhauling Lineup to Stay Relevant and Retain Market Supremacy

In a blitz of new offerings coming, Toyota is aiming to retain its top sales spot after facing the worst two-year stint in its recent history, littered with recalls, runaways, earthquakes, and financial disasters. By the end of next year, Toyota will have 10 new products rolling into showrooms, from a new Yaris subcompact to the all-new 2012 Toyota Avalon full-size sedan ...
2nd July 2013
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The Top Five Cars We Can’t Wait to Drive in 2012

The New Year promises to bring lots of automotive cheer and new sheet metal to Motor Trend’s garage. Below is a list of more than a dozen new vehicles slated to hit the market in 2012, which should be more than enough to keep us busy with drives, tests, and reviews. The Motor Trend staff was tasked with the difficult job of picking their top three cars from the list below that they can’t wait ...