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    Report: Elon Musk named low-carbon advisor in UK

    Elon Musk may not be making a ton of friends in Texas, but the folks in the UK sure seem to like the Tesla Motors head honcho. UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has appointed Musk to serve as an advisor to the British government and as it tries to speed up adoption of plug-in vehicles, the ...

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    GM talking to potential Ampera customers in UK, interest in vehicle builds

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    General Motors has begun pushing the Vauxhall Ampera in Britain and is currently in discussions with potential fleet customers. According to GM, there is a significant amount of interest from government agencies and public ...

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    British Steam Car update: Check back tomorrow

    Yesterday, the British Steam Car Challenge team issued a release indicating that today would likely (finally) be the day that Fred Marriott's hundred-year-old officially recognized top speed record of 127 miles per hour in a Stanley steam car would fall. Today's update: Check back ...

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    British Steam Car record attempt delayed until August

    Who knew a World Speed Record set all the way back in 1906 at the Daytona Beach Road Course would be such a tough nut to crack? We've been following the British Steam Car Challenge and its team of would-be record setters for the last couple of years, so the thought of waiting another month for ...

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    Half of British motorists believe the perfect car would be a diesel or a hybrid

    You've undoubtedly heard the term 'design-by-committee' (usually in a negative context), but when's the last time you heard someone say 'design-by-survey?' A British online buying guide called New Car Net ( spent two months searching for the ideal car by asking motorists to ...

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    Brit weighs in on "Who Killed the Electric Car?"

    Finlo Rohrer of BBC News Magazine writes about the movie documentary, "Who Killed the Electric Car?" playing in U.S. theaters. He compares the story told in the film to a similar situation that happened in Europe when Ford of Europe launched the Ford Think (pictured), a simple version of General ...


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