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Tesla’s Electric Stimulus Treatment

A joint partnership between Toyota and electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors, announced Friday, will provide $50 million to the latter firm while giving Toyota access to Tesla’s battery technology, a move that will help boost electric car production in the face of Toyota’s recent recall setbacks.

Posted on May 22, 2010 READ MORE


Gas-guzzling Ford
From f650pickups.com

Kicking the SUV Habit—Finally

Ford announced its largest production cuts in 20 years, blaming high gas prices for customers shifting away from its pickups and SUVs and toward higher-mileage models.

  • We were wondering how long it would take Americans to wean themselves from their SUV addiction.
  • Now, if we could just get a few more of these next-generation electric cars on the road….

  • Posted on Aug 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Tesla electric car
    From the L.A. Times

    No Gas, But Zero to 60 in Four seconds

    The Tesla company’s new all-electric car can go 250 miles off a 3.5-hour charge and hit speeds of 130 mph. And although at $100,000 apiece, they’re not ready for the masses, the Teslas represent a huge leap over GM’s 1996 all-electric model, and offer a glimpse of things to come.

    Posted on Jul 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Who Killed the Electric Car

    The Next Must-See Documentary

    Check out the new movie that The New York Times calls “a prosecutorial examination of the role of oil companies, the automobile industry and the Bush administration (them again) in stymieing the development of emission-free electric vehicles.”

     

    Posted on Jul 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Gitmo
    From AndrewSullivan.com

    Gitmo and Afghanistan Interrogation Tactics Exposed

    In a new book, a medical ethicist has compiled a list of interrogation techniques documented at U.S. detention centers in Guantanamo and Afghanistan. They include: external electric shocks; beating; punching with fists; use of truncheons; stretching or suspension (to tear ligaments or muscles to cause asphyxia) ...
    UPDATE: An L.A. Times reporter writes that the barring of U.S. reporters from Gitmo “make[s] us all the more determined to question, probe and illuminate the actions of our government being waged in the country’s name.”

    Posted on Jun 19, 2006 READ MORE


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