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    Tango EV is an excellent little sight gag in Silicon Valley [w/video]

    I haven't been watching HBO's new nerd comedy Silicon Valley, but I should have known that anything from the brain of Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-head, Idiocracy) is likely to be pretty funny. People sure seem to like it, and if a sight gag from the pilot episode is any indication, the producers ...

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    Report: It takes 15,000 EVs to Tango in Auckland, apparently

    Tall and skinny, it can take a while to get used to the looks of the Tango electric car. It doesn't look like anything else on the road, but there are also very few of them to catch your eye. The residents of Auckland, New Zealand might soon get plenty of chances to recognize the tiny two-seater, ...

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    Video: Translogic proves funky Tango isn't just on the straight and narrow

    The Tango electric vehicle looks like a cross between a G-Wiz and Goldmember's Corbin Sparrow. However, it has a hidden talent buried underneath its tandem seating configuration: It's quick – very quick. What does that mean exactly? Bradley Hasemeyer and the AOL Translogic crew decided to ...

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    Automotive X-Prize: Results from Finals Stage, Week One - Amp, Spira, Tata and Tango are out

    After the first week of the Progressive Automotive X-Prize's Finals Stage, some of the better-known teams will have to say good-bye and watch the rest of the competition from the sidelines. According to a new press release from the AXP, Tata Motors, Amp, Commuter Cars (Tango) and Spira are out. ...

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    Automotive X Prize revs up for Michigan events, Knockout Stage starts next week

    Governor Granholm and X-Prize CEO Peter Diamandis in the Amp'd Sky – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At the official kick-off event for the Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize in Lansing, MI today, the same cars, most of the same people and the same "news" was delivered as we ...

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    Tandem Tango ready for $2.5 million Automotive X-Prize challenge

    All else being equal, Commuter Cars has about a 13 percent chance to win the $2.5 million tandem-seating Alternative Class portion of the Progressive Automotive X Prize with their Tango two-seat electric car. Why, because only seven vehicles are entered in that category and one of the winning ...

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    Detroit 2010 Preview: Electric Avenue's unusual line-up

    In addition to the return of the EcoXperience driving exhibit, the upcoming Detroit Auto Show will also feature Electric Avenue. The show organizers have just released the list of vehicles that will make up the Avenue, and there are some old friends and a few surprises. It looks like this: ...

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    Jay Leno does the electric Tango [w/VIDEO]

    Jay Leno drives Commuter Cars' Tango - click above to watch the video after the jump
    Jay Leno likes him some electric Tango. No, not the new dance craze all the kids are talking texting about, but rather the oddly-narrow but very quick two-seater from Commuter Cars. Now, regular Autobloggreen ...

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    Bringing Skinny Back: Tango electric production to restart?

    Until the Tesla Roadster came along, most electric cars were odd looking, to say the least. Near the top of the list of peculiar EVs you'll find the Tango. This tandem two seater looks like a Japanese Kei car that got stuck in a bagel slicer. It's creator, Rick Woodbury, stopped building Tangos ...

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    AltCar 2009: Touring the show with the Governator

    Gov. Schwarzenegger learns about the Chevy Volt - click above for high-res image gallery
    During the opening day of the 2009 AltCar Expo & Conference here in Santa Monica, Governor Schwarzenegger stopped by for a tour of the green vehicles on display. He learned about the Volt from Dave ...

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    It's Friday: Tango EV - good enough for George Clooney, good enough to plow snow

    click above and scroll down to watch the video
    Now this is just funny. If you're buried under a bit of snow these days then perhaps you'll soon be wishing you were like George Clooney and had a Tango EV. You'll see what I mean after watching this video. Without any special attachments, the ...

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    VIDEO: Tesla versus Tango on the drag strip

    We've seen electric cars race against "gassers" before, but although we've seen some fast electrics hanging out together, we hadn't seen them square off. Until now. A few days ago the Tango belonging to a guy named Jorg (which we've seen driven previously) and the Tesla Roadster Signature 100 ...

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    60 mpg not enough of a selling point? Ford dances the tango with new Fiesta

    Photo by Sebastian Meyer, Cake Group
    As if 60+ mpg wasn't enough to to get people's attention, Ford UK had two of the new Fiesta models - in Squeeze Green and Hot Magenta colors - driving a little dance pattern near the Tower of London last week alongside human dancers. The stunt was ...

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    VIDEO: Danny's Contentment rides in the Tango, loves it!

    Our favorite British electric-car vlogger, Danny Fleet, came to America recently whilst on holiday and had the opportunity to not only see the Tango from Commuter Cars up close but also go for a ride. As is his wont, he took his video camera along and now we can all have a small taste of how it ...

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    Three of the fastest EVs meet for lunch

    Click on the image above to enlarge digg_url = ''; What do the Tango, Tesla Roadster and Wrightspeed X1 all have in common? Easy, they are all ridiculously quick and sporty electric cars. And now, they've all gotten together ...

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    George Clooney still doing the Tango

    The rich folk of Hollywood, it's probably fair to say, switch out their bling mobiles on a pretty regular basis because, well, because they can. There are, however, a few who have embraced green transportation alternatives like Ed Begley Jr. (bicycle) and Darryl Hannah (former biodiesel El Camino ...

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    Tango your way to 60 miles per gallon

    I was passing by my local scooter store the other day when I caught a glimpse of what looked like a small three-wheeled road-going vehicle. Since traffic was demanding my attention I didn't get a good look and thought it might be a Cree, an electric three-wheeler from Switzerland, but then I ...

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    Video: Tango Google Talk

    This Google Talk, all about the Tango electric car, starts out with a bold statement. If Tango were cheaper, it would have a market of 150,000,000. The 24-minute talk was made in July by Rick Woodbury, the Tango creator. The description at the page says "before there was the Wrightspeed X-1, there ...

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    Another homebuilt Segway-like contraption built by teens in Canada

    Despite the internet ribbing that the Segway tends to get, people sure are fond of making copies of them (see related posts below). Actually, maybe it's because of the ribbing they get... I mean, how cool is it that a couple of teens in Canada can take some wheelchair motors, 36 volts worth of ...

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    Making a safety case for the Tango

    Tango creator Rick Woodbury addresses safety concerns anyone might have while driving his narrow-bodied electric vehicle. The advantages are obvious: easy parking, slipping through congested traffic, no wasted space. Skeptics question the safety of such a small vehicle in a jungle filled with ...


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