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Bad News: A Brief History Of Media Controversies And The Auto Industry

“Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.” That ages-old slur against the news media was used quite a bit this week after the New York Times’ failed drive of the Tesla Model S, and Tesla’s subsequent response to it. People have a right to be skeptical of the Times’ drive: after all, media coverage of… » 2/16/13 2:30pm 2/16/13 2:30pm

Video: The Next Range Rover, On and Off-Road Review

I've never liked Range Rovers, but not for their lack of capability, design, or build quailty. They have always been fantastic luxury off-roaders, ruined by their owners, whose first trip after leaving the dealership is to Platinum Motorsport, which immediately and without hesitation, ruins every single one. Can the… » 2/16/13 1:30pm 2/16/13 1:30pm

My Grandfather Ran from the Cops in this 1936 Ford Humpback

Police sirens roar through a warm summer night in rural Joplin, Missouri.  Speeding after a 1936 hot rod, the first “Hemi” powered Joplin police car chases after a young man in a black ford.  Racing through the country roads, the man’s heart beats fast.  The cops gain ground on every straight, but the miscreant’s… » 2/16/13 11:59am 2/16/13 11:59am

How To Travel From D.C. To Boston, All-Electric, Faster And Cheaper…

Getting tired of all the Tesla stories? I'm not. Getting away from the sideshow that is Elon Musk v. The NYT there's a much deeper truth about transportation and EVs buried in this story: driving a car from D.C. to Boston is a bad idea for most people. There's a much smarter, cheaper, and faster way to get from D.C.… » 2/16/13 11:46am 2/16/13 11:46am

CNN's Tesla Model S Had Some Of The Problems Elon Musk Told Us Were…

CNNMoney's Peter Valdes-Dapena says he learned a lot of things on his road trip from D.C. to Boston in a Tesla Model S, including the massive amount of planning that goes into a long road trip in an electric vehicle. Oh, and he also encountered the same problems with his Model S we told you were plaguing owners — and… » 2/16/13 9:00am 2/16/13 9:00am

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