Category Archives: Cars

From Engadget: Tesla Model S electrifies Motor Trend judges, unanimously voted 2013 Car of the Year

Tesla’s Model S roadster has nabbed Motor Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year award, making it the first electric car to garner the prize. The EV was voted in unanimously by the publication’s judges while beating out the formidable likes … Continue reading

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From Autoblog: Toyota recalling 670k Prius models in US, 2.77 million vehicles worldwide

Filed under: Hybrid, Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, Hatchback, Toyota Automotive News reports Toyota is recalling a total of 2.77 million vehicles worldwide for faulty water pumps and steering system issues. A total of 670,000 of those are 2004-2009 Prius hybrids sold … Continue reading

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From Autoblog: Hyundai, Broadcom to equip vehicles with built-in ethernet

Filed under: Safety, Technology, Hyundai, Infotainment Hyundai is the second manufacturer after BMW – having put its Flexray ethernet system into the X5 – to pledge to install Ethernet technology in its cars. This isn’t a ploy to give you … Continue reading

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From Latest Items from TreeHugger: Tesla Unveils its Supercharger Network: “Drive for Free. Forever. On Sunlight.”

Last night Tesla unveiled its Supercharger network of EV charging stations. An extremely ambitious project from a company that thinks outside the box. from Latest Items from TreeHugger

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From Autoblog: Report: Motor Trend tests Tesla Model S, finds 0-60 in 3.9 sec and 100.7 MPGe

Filed under: Sedan, Tesla, Electric Tesla has said the highest-end Model S has a range of 300 miles (at 55 miles per hour), but until recently, it’s been tremendously difficult for anyone outside the company to verify this number. When … Continue reading

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From Autoblog: Study: Feds launch largest-ever road test of connected vehicles

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Technology, Ford, GM Vehicle-To-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-To-Infrastructure (V2I) communications are going to play a big role in future automobiles when it comes to autonomous vehicles, but in the near term, these technologies are being looked at … Continue reading

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From Autoblog: Video: Consumer Reports cuts loose, compares Scion FR-S against Subaru BRZ

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Videos, Scion, Subaru The folks at Consumer Reports are a lot like the Ben Steins of the automotive world. At first glance, they are the dry-as-saltines, facts-only crew that can’t be bothered by anything but the … Continue reading

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