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Tred speeds ahead with $1.7M, plans to change car shopping with driveway test drives

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One of my favorite pitches at the TechStars Demo Day last November was a tiny company called Tred that had a big idea: Transform the way people test drive and buy new cars. Founder Grant Feek summed up the concept in one line, telling the audience that they allow car...
Tred speeds ahead with $1.7M, plans to change car shopping with driveway test drives

Tesla to unveil details of super charger next Monday night

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Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it will unveil the technology and deployment plans for its super charger next Monday night. As we reported last year, Tesla has been planning to install a “super charger” station somewhere between Los Angeles and San Francisco that can add 150 miles of charge...
Tesla to unveil details of super charger next Monday night

Why Green Car Makers Need to Find Mobile Partners

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Will you use connected car services, such as navigation, audio, video and Internet, through a system built into the vehicle — or through an app loaded onto your cell phone? According to a new report out today from ABI Research, consumers will increasingly turn to their cell phones as the...
Why Green Car Makers Need to Find Mobile Partners

Coda files for bankruptcy, hopes to sell its EV assets for $25 million

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We can't say we were enthused with Coda Automotive's ho-hum EV design, and we know the public wasn't, either. Still, it's hard not to lament the company's fate now that its parent, Coda Holdings, is declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy and getting out of the car market. The firm has...
Coda files for bankruptcy, hopes to sell its EV assets for $25 million
Cadillac's New ELR Is Ready To Battle Tesla For The Luxury Electric Car Market
Panasonic launches 56-inch OLED 4K TV, but pushes deeper into software

2012 Ford Fiesta: Saved by Sync

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Not much about the Ford Fiesta rises above the heavy competition in the under-$20k car market, except for its ability to connect with mobile devices. [Read more]...
2012 Ford Fiesta: Saved by Sync

China and cars: a love story

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China is now the world's biggest market for new cars. Its motorway network will soon rival America's. But while the rich splash out on Porsches and Ferraris, resentment is growing among the have-notsIt is half a century since Zhang Jing's father impressed the neighbours with a mark of his family's...
China and cars: a love story
BMW backs electric car charging startup Coulomb

Economic woes drive down car sales in France and Spain

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French and Spanish registrations tumble to record lows, with new car market expected to continue decline throughout 2013Car sales in France and Spain in 2012 fell to their lowest levels for at least 15 years, with December registration data underscoring the challenges facing the broader European economy.French car registrations fell...
Economic woes drive down car sales in France and Spain

Mahindra Reva not giving up on hopes for Indian electric car market (gulp)

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Despite selling less than 5,000 models over a decade, India’s little electric car company that could, Reva, is now doubling down on its hopes that a market for electric cars in India will emerge. According to the New York Times, Reva — which is now partially-owned by Indian giant Mahindra...
Mahindra Reva not giving up on hopes for Indian electric car market (gulp)

How Fisker's struggles will affect electric cars, investing and government support

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Some of the most important feedback I got after publishing my long investigative piece on Fisker Automotive (A look under the hood: why electric car startup Fisker crashed and burned) was that many people thought that Fisker’s struggles were such an anomaly that they wouldn’t likely affect the broader market...
How Fisker's struggles will affect electric cars, investing and government support
Mojo Motors Fuels Up With $3M From Atlas, RPM For Better Used Car Shopping
Cool but weird: India's $4B plan for electric, hybrid vehicles

Stitcher launches connected car API; lands in Chevy Sonic, Spark

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Why design your app for an automaker’s connected dash API, when the automaker can just tap into your API? That’s the approach Internet news and talk radio streamer Stitcher is now taking to the growing connected car market with its increasingly fragmented number of platforms. GM’s Chevrolet will be the...
Stitcher launches connected car API; lands in Chevy Sonic, Spark

Report: Better Place laying off hundreds

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Following a difficult year, the departure of the founding CEO, and new fund raising efforts, electric car infrastructure company Better Place has been laying off hundreds of employees in Israel, according to Israeli business magazine Globes (hat tip Autoblog Green). The startup tells Globes that it’s “undergoing a reorganization” —...
Report: Better Place laying off hundreds
Nokia inks deal to bring map data to Oracle customers

Mazda2: car review

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The small-car market is the toughest there is. But this little Mazda punches well above its weightPrice £10,495MPG 55.4Top speed 104mphFor many of us, January was a month of denial: less drink, less food, less excess, less fun. Thank goodness it's over. But we weren't the only ones on a diet....
Mazda2: car review

: China set to target Europe's car market (US Next?)

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: China set to target Europe's car market (US Next?)

Green Overdrive [video]: Test driving the electric Ford Focus

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Ford is finally showing off its biggest push to date for the electric car market: an electric version of its Ford Focus. At an event in downtown San Francisco last week, Ford let journalists conduct test drives of its brand new electric Focus. For GigaOM TV’s latest Green Overdrive show...
Green Overdrive [video]: Test driving the electric Ford Focus
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