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When You Think Lotus, Think Billy Baldwin And Sharon Stone [La Auto Show]

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All of the Lotus models at the LA Auto Show were already revealed at Paris, much to the world’s dissapointment. Lotus decided to again double down on our displeasure by using three old models to debut two sorta new ones. More »

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November 18th, 2010

This Racing Mazdaspeed RX-8′s Missing A Heart [La Auto Show]

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The racing FXDD Mazdaspeed RX-8′s an attractive race car, but floor reporter Corbin Coodwin couldn’t help but notice that, like the Tin Man, it’s missing a heart. More »

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November 17th, 2010

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

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Toyota RAV4 EV

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Toyota and Tesla producing electric vehiclesIn the spring of 2010, Toyota and Tesla announced that they would be working together on future electric vehicle products. The ink is probably still wet on the $60 million contract, but Toyota and Tesla are ready to show off the fruits of their respective labor. The RAV4 EV is slated to make its debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, but Toyota has released a few teaser shots ahead of the full reveal.

Toyota has supplied the RAV4 bodies and a bundle of cash, while Tesla has developed the battery, power electronics module, electric motor, transmission and software. Thousands of laptop-like battery cells will power the RAV4 EV, but we can’t speculate on the performance or efficiency figures. Engineers from Toyota will be on hand at the LA Auto Show and we will get the full scoop on the electric CUV before it goes on sale in 2012.

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November 10th, 2010