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1942 L'Oeuf Electric Car on Display in Atlanta

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Jun 23, 2014 9:45:00 PM

Today, I saw the 1942 Paul Arzens' L'Oeuf Electric—The Electric Egg—likely the oldest electric car in the world. It is on display in the exhibit Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas at the Atlanta Museum Atlanta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1942 L'Oeuf Electric -- on display until September 7 at the High Museum, Atlanta. 

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Solar Roads: Are We There Yet?

Posted by Matt Power

May 27, 2014 1:07:00 PM

BATTERIES ARE THE PROBLEM. Could solar roads be the solution?  If you know anything about electric vehicles, you know that storing electrical energy has been the Achilles heel of the electric car dream for decades. But maybe the problem of long-distance EV travel can be solved in a completely different way--a solution that also solves other long-term environmental negatives associated with asphalt infrastructure.

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Norway’s One Percent

Posted by Wyatt C. King

Apr 29, 2014 12:20:25 PM

Electric vehicles (EVs) are taking Norway by storm. After a banner year in 2013, nearly one percent of all the vehicles on Norwegian roads are now EVs, a far higher percentage than in the U.S. Since September of last year, one EV model or another has topped Norwegian monthly sales several times, and last November, EVs surpassed 12 percent of all vehicles sold during the month. The brisk sales have continued into this year.

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Can Elon do it Again?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Apr 3, 2014 9:06:00 AM

Elon Musk is changing the world. The visionary South African-born entrepreneur has radically changed the transportation sector through his groundbreaking companies Tesla and SpaceEx. His solar leasing company, SolarCity, is delivering affordable solar solutions to homeowners across the country. Now, Musk is poised to deliver a sea change in the battery industry, opening the door to massive advancements in clean technology.

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Trick My Ride

Posted by Ron Jones

Mar 11, 2014 11:59:00 AM

Let’s get one thing out there right in the beginning: I’m a truck guy, always have been. It’s not that my head can’t be turned by a great car—I still feel my heart flutter every time they roll out the latest Corvette. But so far, I have not let the mid-life crisis get the best of me, and it doesn’t take too long to refocus on my true ride of choice: a pickup, especially a vintage model.

Having made that clear, I am still reliving recent experiences from the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, which showcased a dazzling display of new auto technologies. In addition to driverless car demos and a concept crossover that features solar panels built into the roof so it can provide some onboard energy production to assist the hybrid power train, we were invited to take a real-life test drive through the streets of Las Vegas in a snazzy electric vehicle.

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