Fast Forward: First Pedal to the Metal in Tesla's Model S

07.24.2012

The Tesla Model S is billed as an electric rocket ship with 300-mile range that doubles as a practical sedan. How's it stack up against those claims? Jim Motavalli takes it for a spin and reports back.

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Coming Soon: The Idiot-Proof, Thinking Car

07.20.2012

What if you could make your car absolutely idiot-proof? MIT, right here in Cambridge, is working on a semi-autonomous accident-avoidance system that promises to take over when danger is imminent.

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Perfecting Paradise: Hawaii Plugs in to Electric Cars

07.17.2012

Hawaii has abundant sunshine, geothermal resources and strong winds to make sustainable energy. It also has expensive imported gas and a state mandate for electric cars. With the tourism industry on board and the universities doing their part, battery vehicles are hitting the roads.

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The Messiest Car Ever

07.17.2012

There's a bit of a slob in all of us, but sometimes our car clutter gets the better of us. Do you know a vehicle--yours maybe--that's beyond untidy? Has it been the maid's day off for, like, decades? Send the evidence to Car Talk Plaza.

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