What the World Needs Now: The X Prize's Foam Car

07.24.2010

The Progressive Auto X Prize is down to a dozen contenders with 15 cars. And some of the remaining contestants give new meaning to the concept of automotive innovation. Car Talk takes a closer look at the field.

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Plugging In: Juice Bars and Charging Farms for Urban EVs

07.19.2010

The assumption seems to be that urban EV early adopters will plug in at "home garages," but what does that mean when you live in an apartment building and work in an office tower? Maybe the solution is a downtown charging farm.

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Wanna Bet? Putting Money Down on the Future of EVs and Fuel Cells

07.08.2010

We're moving away from internal combustion, but what's next--and how fast will it happen? People are wagering on the uncertain future for plug-in and hydrogen cars, but there aren't any sure things out there.

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