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    Report: Remembering the tiny, quirky Enfield Electric Car from the 1970s [w/video]

    Bell bottoms and oversized collars from the 1970s might strike some as kitschy, but the concept of an urban electric vehicle pioneered by UK-based Enfield during the early part of that decade remains current. With Nissan starting production of its all-electric Leaf in Sunderland in the UK earlier ...

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    Followup: UK appeals court dismissed Tesla's BBC Top Gear lawsuit

    Tesla Motors' efforts to clear allegations of reduced range on its electric cars just took another hit. A British appeals court dismissed a libel lawsuit filed by Tesla against the BBC's Top Gear show. The court rejected Tesla's appeal of a court decision last year that struck out its "libel and ...

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    Report: Tesla libel suit against Top Gear fails again

    Tesla and the company's lawyers are nothing if not determined. After a judge smacked down the electric vehicle manufacturer's libel suit against the BBC and Top Gear for comments made about the range of the Tesla Roadster, the automaker rallied with a second, amended lawsuit. It didn't take long ...

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    Video: Top Gear producer Wilman praises YouTube parody

    For all of its glory, Top Gear can be a bit formulaic. Any given episode likely includes Jeremy Clarkson saying something absurd about one vehicle/ethnicity or another, at least two of the hosts embroiled in a ludicrous challenge and, of course, plenty of quick editing and stunning videography. ...

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    Report: Judge: Tesla will need to prove financial damage to win suit

    Tesla's much publicized lawsuit against Top Gear has not been going well for the upstart electric car company. The British judge hearing the case tossed out the automaker's libel claim, and now this. According to The Guardian, Justice Tugendhat has issued a written judgment ordering Tesla to show ...

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    Tesla: Top Gear libel suit defends the honor of electric vehicles

    Tesla's libel suit against Top Gear for the show's 2008 review of Roadster is apparently about more than just some erroneous statements made regarding Tesla's electric Roadster. Myra Pasek, a London-based spokeswoman for the automaker, claims that Tesla is suing to defend the honor of electric ...

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    Elon Musk says Top Gear is "completely phony"

    Last time we broached the subject of Tesla libel suit against Top Gear for the program's 2008 review of Roadster, Top Gear producer Andy Wilman responded to Tesla's claims that the automotive show had fibbed about the Roadster's brakes not working properly, that its range was merely 55 miles and ...

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    Tesla sues BBC for libel over rigged Top Gear test

    Let's put this out there: Tesla Motors is a feisty little company. When General Motor tried to trademark "range anxiety," the electric automaker said, "You can have it." Tesla has also had a long-standing beef with the BBC TV show Top Gear, largely because of that memorable 2008 review of the ...

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    Tesla superfan takes high road, gets to Scotland before the BBC

    David Peilow with Tesla Roadster 2.5 in front of Edinburgh Castle
    It could have been a great confrontation. No, we didn't expect fisticuffs or bodily harm of any sort. Rather, a great conversation about the merits and drawbacks of electric cars and, possibly, the role of the media in presenting ...

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    Tesla superfan to confront BBC EV hachet job team, gets Fully Charged

    BBC's Brian Milligan pondering how to plug in a Mini E
    When most people take issue with the quality of media coverage of a certain issue – for instance, the adequacy of electric cars to travel from London to Edinburgh, depending only on a nascent public charging infrastructure to juice up ...

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    VIDEO: Fully Charged takes on BBC, Mitsubishi for i-MiEV depreciation story

    Fully Charged host Robert Llewellyn discussing controversial BBC article – Click above to watch a video after the break
    "The most spurious load of codswallop I think I have ever seen on the BBC." That's how Robert Llewellyn, host of the EV-centric Fully Charged series described an ...

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    What A Waste! - coming to BBC on July 25th

    AGB reader "Garry" contacted us to tell us about a new BBC series called "What a waste!" in which they look at how the world is going to cope as the demand for power and energy grows and grows. This includes the quest to find the greenest car possible. According to the press release (which you can ...

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    Is carbon trading obscene? Kevin Smith of Carbon Trade Watch thinks so

    Growing faster than smoke from a tall brick chimney at a busy factory, carbon trading (which includes carbon offsetting, something we write about here on AutoblogGreen a lot) has become a verifiable trend with news out every other day it seems about journalists or bands who want to invest in wind ...

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    Toyota says no to diesel-electric hybrids

    Back in August, just before we got word of the Citroen C-Metisse concept car, I was electronically chatting with my friend Bryan about diesels and hybrids when he said, "makes me wonder why no one is marketing a diesel-electric hybrid to consumers yet." Think of the high mileage, the minimal ...


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