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Tesla halts production to prep for Model X

Filed under: Sedan, Plants/Manufacturing, Crossover, Tesla, Electric That darling of the electric car world, Tesla, is idling production at its factory in Fremont, CA, for the first time in order to expand the factory in preparation for its future Model X crossover. The $100-million renovation will add 25 robots and upgrades to the body shop [...]

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Tesla halts production to prep for Model X

Filed under: Sedan, Plants/Manufacturing, Crossover, Tesla, Electric That darling of the electric car world, Tesla, is idling production at its factory in Fremont, CA, for the first time in order to expand the factory in preparation for its future Model X crossover. The $100-million renovation will add 25 robots and upgrades to the body shop [...]

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Autoblog Podcast #390

Filed under: Podcasts, Hybrid, Audi, Ford, Nissan, Scion, Smart, Electric Episode #390 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Sebastian Blanco from Autoblog Green talk about the 2015 Ford Mustang specs, the 2016 Smart models, a proposal to add real-world numbers to EPA economy tests and the potential [...]

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Autoblog Podcast #390

Filed under: Podcasts, Hybrid, Audi, Ford, Nissan, Scion, Smart, Electric Episode #390 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Sebastian Blanco from Autoblog Green talk about the 2015 Ford Mustang specs, the 2016 Smart models, a proposal to add real-world numbers to EPA economy tests and the potential [...]

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Tesla 3 Series-fighter to be named Model III

Filed under: Sedan, Tesla, Electric Tesla really is a unique automaker. Usually when a new model is confirmed, there are big press announcements touting a company’s latest, greatest vehicle and everything it can do for consumers. Elon Musk’s electric car company likes to do things a little differently, though. Instead, the CEO gave an interview [...]

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What you missed on 7.15.14

Filed under: Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Hatchback, Audi, Ford, Electric, TV/Movies Top Gear’s 10 most offensive mistakes The boys at Top Gear UK have a habit of making some big mistakes that offend large groups of people. The show’s presenters – mainly, Jeremy Clarkson – have been under fire due to supposedly mumbled racial slurs, staged [...]

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2015 Audi A3 E-Tron [w/video]

Filed under: Hybrid, Hatchback, Audi, First Drives, Electric Over the years, we’ve had a chance to test a lot of Audi E-Tron vehicles, from very early all-electric prototypes (back then we only got to sit in the passenger seat) to the A6 L E-Tron PHEV and the A1 E-Tron plug-in hybrid. All of them were [...]

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Hack a Tesla, win $10,000

Filed under: Sedan, Safety, Technology, Tesla, Electric In the world of computers, competitions that challenge so-called “white hat” hackers are fairly common. Break into this system in X minutes and we’ll give you Y dollars. Rarely, though, does this world cross over with the realm of automobiles. At the 2014 SyScan Conference, which runs from [...]

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Be.e Electric Scooter

A¬†beautiful electric scooter. It has a light yet sturdy monocoque made of resin that’s been reinforced with plant fibers. It has a top speed of 34mph and lasts up to 60mi per charge. It also has a reverse gear and two USB charging ports. Hat Tip Link Price: ~$6,100++ Continue Reading from the Source

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Tesla ‘Model E’ to likely get steel construction, sane price tag

Filed under: Sedan, Plants/Manufacturing, Technology, Tesla, Electric Tesla may have made major inroads with its Model S, and it’s poised to enter new territory when it finally starts selling its Model X, an iconoclastic gullwing crossover. Neither of those may be as important as the model thereafter, which is expected to be its make-or-break sedan. [...]

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Toyota asking NHTSA for fuel cell car safety exemption regarding electric shocks

Filed under: Sedan, Technology, Toyota, Electric Toyota is requesting an exemption from federal safety regulations that govern electric cars as it prepares to launch a small-scale hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle fleet. The Japanese automaker is targeting Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 305, which covers the packaging of high-voltage parts in electric cars. According to Uncle Sam, [...]

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Race Recap: 2014 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Filed under: Motorsports, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Electric, Racing The weather didn’t interrupt the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this year, the sun staying out to shine throughout a mildly cloudy day. The crowds didn’t interrupt the race, either. Last year there were incidents like the woman who leaned so far into the road that her camera [...]

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2014 Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Final Practice Day 4 and pre-race notes

Filed under: Motorsports, Performance, Mitsubishi, Motorcycle, Specialty, Electric, Racing The running order has been established for the 92nd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for all classes and everyone’s had all the practice they’re going to get. On Sunday, June 29, the 14,110-foot-high mountain will ask each of them, “Who wants some?” Unlike [...]

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Harley-Davidson LiveWire [w/video]

Filed under: Videos, Motorcycle, Design/Style, Electric, First Ride Days before Harley-Davidson shocked the world with news that after 111 years of building increasingly larger, gas-powered V-twins, it was going all Tesla with its plug-in electric LiveWire, I had the chance to ride it. The country’s largest and most iconic motorcycle maker had set up shop [...]

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