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    Report: Elon Musk regrets not saying more about NYT Model S review

    Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk has always taken pains to pitch how far his cars can go when sufficiently charged. The man himself is proving he can go quite a distance as well. Sufficiently chafed by a review of the Tesla Model S in The New York Times that said the electric vehicle's single-charge ...

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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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    Read This: Forbes columnist says Tesla EVs are 'niche' vehicles, just like most cars

    Did Forbes just publish an article defending a plug-in vehicle? Sure did, when one of the publication's columnists offered a counterpoint to that famous piece in The New York Times that criticized the Tesla Model S for less-than-advertised driving range. Forbes contributor Mark Rogowsky took ...

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    Official: Tesla's Elon Musk offers "final" thoughts on NYT spat, but Twitter flames continue

    For a while there, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was having a kumbaya moment after the public editor The New York Times, Margaret Sullivan, wrote that her publication may have been overzealous in its criticism of the Tesla Model S and admitted that Times reporter John Broder was not entirely precise with ...

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    Report: New York Times admits Tesla Model S writer didn't use "good judgment" [Update]

    And, lo, in the case of John Broder vs. Elon Musk, The New York Times is admitting defeat. A little bit. Sort of. "Musk is at fault, too, for using the car's driving logs "in the most damaging (and sometimes quite misleading) ways possible." Yesterday, the NYT's public editor, Margaret ...

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    Report: Tesla Model S road trip drivers find success along NYT's failed drive route [w/video]

    "There is a learning curve to taking long road trips in an EV, especially in the cold." In the last week, we have read and written many thousands of words about the Tesla Model S road trip that The New York Times writer John Broder could not accomplish. Thanks to a critical tweet by Tesla ...

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    Report: CNN recreates infamous Tesla Model S drive with miles to spare, others to try this weekend [w/video]

    You knew this was coming, didn't you? Even more prisms through which to look at the failed (or is that "failed"?) Tesla Model S drive up the East Coast that The New York Times reported on last weekend. We're going to assume you know what's been happening with this, but if not, then you can get ...

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    Report: NYT writer "cannot account" for discrepancy, still disputes Tesla Model S data

    They can't both be right. When Tesla CEO Elon Musk issued his official response to The New York Times journalist John Broder's negative review of the Tesla Model S (well, a description of his charging and range problems, more than a review), Tesla said it would be the company's last word on ...

  • Report: Elon Musk's attack on "fake" New York Times article prompts lots of Tesla talk

    Despite an official promise that Tesla Motors would respond to the online kerfuffle kicked up yesterday between The New York Times reporter John Broder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the official Tesla website remained silent today. The wait doesn't mean the internet has been mute on this subject, ...

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    VIDEO: Elon 99 per cent sure of DOE loan, calls NYT writer "a huge douchebag"

    Since it was announced that the highly quotable Bob Lutz would be departing from his General Motors management spotlight, automotive bloggers and reporters everywhere have been mourning the loss of an executive with such an exquisite way with words. Now it appears that the pining may have been ...

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    NYT drives electric Ford Focus mule

    While it took months for GM to let the media drive its Volt mule, Ford has wasted no time in giving Bill Vlasic of the New York Times a chance to try out its own all-electric Ford Focus-based prototype. The company just announced the existence of the vehicle a few days ago.Accompanied by Ford's ...

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    New York Times gets a PHEV Dodge Sprinter

    The New York Times is adding their first plug-in hybrid van to their New York City delivery fleet with the addition of a new Dodge Sprinter. The Sprinter is being provided by a partnership of DaimlerChrysler, the New York Power Authority (NYPA), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Con ...

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    The difficult transition from Mustang to Prius, the thinking man's chick magnet

    Many of us green-minded car nuts have at one point or another suffered from the worst of all diametrical battles within - high performance v. high mileage. I'll be the first to admit that some years ago I owned a '69 Alfa Romeo GTV. The engine displaced just under 1.8 liters, but with ...

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    Using aluminum to create lighter, more fuel-efficient automobiles

    Graphic: New York TimesThe use of aluminum in automobiles is by no means ground-breaking news. Sixteen years ago Honda pioneered the first all-aluminum unibodied mass-produced vehicle with the NSX. Since then we've seen automakers turn to aluminum to reduce the weight of drivetrain components, body ...

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    GM buildings save money and emissions by going solar (for free)

    Treehugger recently wrote about this article in the New York Times spotlighting General Motors for switching to solar power for electricity in some of their buildings. The reason why the General's accountants are so happy is because they're saving money on their electric bill and there wasn't a ...

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    Who supports a higher federal gasoline tax? Environmentalists and economists

    It's time to take a serious look at our country's federal gasoline tax. According to the New York Times, it's been set at 18.4 cents per gallon since 1993. This is FAR lower than any other industrialized nation. The article also points out that according to the International Energy Agency, ...

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    DaimlerChrysler presents first of 5 PHEV test fleet vehicles: "Another step toward a cleaner, greener world"

    On Monday, Dr. Cornelius Murphy, Jr. president of the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) and Timothy S. Carey, president and chief executive officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), were presented a plug-in hybrid electric Sprinter van ...

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    Friedman naively fired up about ethanol

    After a visit to Brazil, the world's only major ethanol exporter, Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign affairs columnist Thomas L. Friedman wrote a piece published in Friday's New York Times (Times Select subscription required) fully endorsing ethanol as a renewable alternative to gasoline. I usually ...

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    A tribute to a forerunner with Insight

    With the end of Honda's production of the Insight this year, The New York Times takes a nostalgic look at America's first modern gas-electric hybrid. Introduced in 1999, the Insight offered an E.P.A. rating of 70/61 on highway and city streets. In 2006, the little two-seater still offers the best ...

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    BioTown, USA

    Everyone's heard about individual survivalists rejecting modern society and, instead, living off the land. But how about an entire town? The tiny town of Reynolds, Indiana, won't be building barricade and polishing shotguns. However, it's still a first, a "biotown" that will power itseflt using ...


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