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Tesla in the Wild – Part 2

While commuting, I came across yet another Tesla in the wild on the 405 freeway transitioning to the 10 freeway west. These things are starting to pop-up now. Pretty soon, it will be like a Prius.

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Tesla in the Wild

Tesla Motors has a showroom in West LA where I drive past sometimes dreaming about how I could obtain one in this lifetime. However, until this week, I’ve never seen one in the wild. I was driving on the 10 ...

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Honda FCX on the road

The Honda FCX, which has been around since 2007, was sighted on the 405 recently. Apparently, it’s a prototype and not available directly to the public. This one looks like it’s a dealer test car. The FCX is a hydrogen ...

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Nissan Cube Sighting

I’ve seen the TV ads for the Nissan Cube but had not seen one in the wild until recently. I saw this one parked in the Ralphs parking lot in downtown. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to talk to the owner ...

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GM Goes Electric

Now that GM has filed for bankruptsy reorganization and showing that they are re-inventing themselves on TV, it appears that they are finally going electric… again. This is a GM electric SUV that I saw being tested on the 10 ...

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CES 2009 Wrap Up

The last time I went to CES was back in the 90’s. In fact, if I remember correctly, I think I went every year for 18 years or so before I stopped going. Well, I decided to return to CES ...

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Hands Free by July 1st or Jail

If you live in California, you should be aware that as of July 1, 2008, if you drive and talk on your cell phone without a hands-free device, you can get a ticket.  I’ve pretty much ignored this law change ...

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Smart Fortwo is Small But Safe

In the last month or so, I’ve been seeing these almost golf cart sized “cars” on the road.  I assumed they were electric cars but didn’t know what it was.  I finally got curious enough to google it and found ...

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