This probably isn't exactly what Neil Young had in mind with "repowering the American dream": it turns out one of Young's pet projects, the 1959 Lincoln Continental he's turning into an electric car, started that fire in his Peninsula warehouse last week.The white landshark Continental somehow ca ... More >>
Tesla Motors Inc.'s initial public offering of shares was trading at Tuesday at $18.13, above market expectations of $14 to $16 each, according to NASDAQ.The Bay Area-based electric automaker had hoped to earn $209.7 million if shares sold at $15, with every extra dollar per share worth $11 ... More >>
Tesla's next endeavor? Fresh off the revelation that the company's top publicist is an avid fan and participant in San Francisco's Critical Mass monthly bicycle parade, Tesla Motors announced it will be opening an electric car store in America's top bicycling city, Boulder, Colorado.Last mo ... More >>
Unlike the vehicles in this classic Quinn Martin production, the S.F.-inspired car LocalMotors hopes to build won't be a giant gas-guzzler that gets great air on the hillsCarmaker LocalMotors is planning to build a vehicle based on San Francisco. But here's the catch. You have to design it.The co ... More >>
By Benjamin Wachs I have to admit something before I begin: Gavin's ability to be boring is stronger than my ability to be funny. I'm slipping. I think I can hold the line for seven-and-a-half hours, but if he posts a sequel (perhaps "State of the City: Revolutions," or "State of the City: Attac ... More >>
Chronicling the breaking of the world record for distance moonwalking, for reasons unknown
Pulling the Plug on Electric Cars; Hypocrisy, Pro and Con; God, More Letters
Detroit automakers have spent millions attempting to unplug California's effort to put electric cars on the road. And so far, Detroit's succeeding.