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Tesla Open-Sources All Its Patents

CEO Elon Musk believes the world would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform

Tesla CEO releases all patents on electric car technology in an effort to encourage other automakers to build electric cars on a common platform.

Daimler plans sound strategy for EVs [w/video]

As regulations encourage wider adoption of electric cars and more OEMs get into their electric-car stride, we're getting a better idea of what the synthetic tones we'll be hearing on our electrified streets. Not only will it be unlike anything we've ever heard, it could get pretty raucous according to a Bloomberg article that surveys the sound engineers creating the notes sung by electric cars.

Electric Car Owner Charged With Stealing Five Cents Worth Of Electricity

Police insist stealing is stealing

An electric car owner was arrested and charged with stealing after he plugged his EV into a public school outlet. The estimated cost of the theft? About five cents.

Tesla Outsells Ten Major Car Companies In California

Tesla Model S captures 12-percent of sports car market

In California, Tesla Motor Co. sold more Tesla Model S's in June than ten major auto manufacturers sold from their whole lineups.

Tesla Hopes To Build Affordable Electric Cars In Three To Four Years

Electric car sale continue to grow

Tesla Motors CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk told CBS the car company is looking to have an affordable Tesla on the market soon.

Electric Cars Aren't Actually Dead In The Water

Author of new study says EVs are actually ahead of long-term projections

Contrary to recent reports of the electric car's pending flop, a pair of researchers say EVs are gaining in popularity among consumers and that sales are actually ahead of long-term growth projections.

In Detail: SEMA 2011

SEMA has always been about tricked out cars, big rims and body kits. But, like the rest of the industry, SEMA is amping up in-car and under-the-hood tech too. In our episode, we covered some really neat entrants at the show, but there was more, much more--and we aren't talking about booth babes.

Regulation sparks innovation with green cars at the L.A. Auto Show

Get this. The vehicles that automakers claimed was impossible years ago are exactly the ones they have featured at the LA Auto Show. Roland Hwang, the transportation program director for the Natural Resources Defense Council's energy program, walked the show this year and helped hand out the Green Car of the Year award to the

EV Fuel Economy Labels: Your Mileage May Vary (A Lot)

The EPA has finally weighed in with its (long awaited) fuel economy numbers for the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf. While the results are impressive – 93 and 99 miles per gallon equivalent for each of the two vehicles, respectively – the more important story is that consumers are likely to remain confused about just how fuel-efficient this new automotive technology is.

Toyota and Tesla to debut RAV4 EV love child at 2010 LA Auto Show

Toyota RAV4 EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

Will GM's electric vehicle policy be dictated by the success of its IPO?

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

Will GM's EV policy be dictated by the success of its IPO?

2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

GM to fill Detroit, RenCen headquarters, with electric vehicle chargers

2011 Chevrolet Volt plugs in at the RenCen – Click above for high-res image gallery

Coda EV models to be available through Enterprise Rent-A-Car

All-Electric Coda Sedan – Click above for high-res image gallery

ECOtality to install Blink EV charging stations at select Best Buy stores

Blink Charger – Click above for high-res image gallery

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