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Titanium Underbody Shield and Aluminum Deflector Plates Added To Tesla Model S

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Elon Musk and Tesla Motors have announced new safety additions to its Tesla Model S electric vehicle. New titanium underbody shields and aluminium deflector plates are now being installed on all Model S vehicles manufactured since March 6th 2014. If you recall, the Tesla Model S was in the news a couple of times due to battery fires which drew a lot of media attention. Elon Musk was quick to point out that his two Tesla incidents received more press than the 200,000 gasoline incidents in the US that same year.

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Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept – Chicago Auto Show 2014

During Media Day at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, I had an opportunity to speak with David McCreadie of Ford regarding their C-Max Solar Energi concept vehicle.  Mr. McCreadie is part of Ford’s Hybrid and Electric Vehicles group, and he advised that this concept has been in development for the last year in cooperation with the Georgia Institute of Technology.  The current C-Max Solar Energi concept is a 100% production model C-Max Plug-In Hybrid with the solar array and other controls added.  Keep reading for more information on this concept.

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Honda FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle) Concept Car At The Chicago Auto Show

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There were several uniquely designed vehicles at The Chicago Auto Show one of which was the Honda FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle). I fell in love with the sleek front end and the sweeping sides, although I have to say it will take me a bit to get used to the rear end. Check out the pics and video after the break of this concept electric from Honda.

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