Tesla Outsold Buick, Fiat, Land Rover, Lincoln, and Mitsubishi in Q1 and Q2

The state of California has just released its new vehicle sales numbers for the first half of 2013, and the big winner so far is the Tesla Model S, with 0.6% of the overall market share. That may not sound like much, but – in California – it’s more than Buick (0.5%), FIAT (0.5%), Land Rover (0.5%), Lincoln (0.3%), and Mitsubishi (0.3%) did in the same time, with stronger dealer networks, more existing customers, and a lower initial pricetag!

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Land Rover Electric Defender Begins Real World Trials At Eden Project

The Land Rover name has garnered a reputation for rugged reliability, and many an eyebrow was raised when a Land Rover Electric Defender was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show. To show these EV Rovers are just as hearty as the conventional models, an Electric Defender has been sent to the Eden Project for some real-world testing. So far, so good!

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Geneva 2013: Electric Land Rover Defender 4×4 Concept

The new electric Land Rover Defender concept uses a simple, air-cooled battery and motor combination that can pull more than 12 tons up a 13% grade, wade through 3′ of water, and play off-roader and rock-crawler for more than 8 hours on a single charge. YEAH!

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