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Tesla Model X Configurator Now Live; Signature Series Starts At $132,000 (UPDATED)

Tesla Model X Configurator Now Live; Signature Series Starts At $132,000 (UPDATED)

The appearance of an online configurator is usually a good indication that a new model is about to go on sale. So the launch of the Tesla Model X online configurator will likely be viewed as a welcome sight indeed by those anticipating the much-delayed launch of the electric crossover. That... read more

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2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In August: Calm Before The Storm?

With the U.S. Labor Day holiday falling well into September this year, auto-industry analysts have expected new-car sales for August to be less buoyant than they might... read more September 1, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Model X Electric SUV: Ultimate Guide To Electric Luxury SUV

The first Tesla Model S electric sedans hadn't even been delivered when the company announced its Model X electric crossover utility vehicle in February 2012. Since then... read more September 1, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla May Lose Money Building Electric Cars, Or It May Not

One of the most contentious points in coverage of electric-car maker Tesla Motors is its financial performance. On the one side, analysts and naysayers note that the company... read more August 31, 2015 by 


 
Nissan Leaf in Scotland

Scotland Launches New Electric-Car Incentive: Interest-Free Loans To Buy

Incentives to purchase zero-emission cars come in a wild variety of types, from California's rebates--essentially a four-figure check in the mail--to single-occupant access... read more August 31, 2015 by 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Chinese Electric-Car Sales Booming, But Not Because Buyers Want Them

In recent years, the Chinese government and some cities have instituted generous incentives on electric cars, hoping that putting more of them on its roads will curb air... read more August 31, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

BMW i3 REx Electric Car: 'Coding' Unlocks Features Owners Want (And May Void Warranty)

The BMW i3 REx model is an unusual beast, the sole example to date of a car built specifically to comply with California regulations that define it as a zero-emission... read more August 28, 2015 by 


 
2013 Wheego LiFe electric car   [photo:Jen Danzinger]

Wheego Electric Cars Fade From Market; China Is The Future, Company Says

With hundreds of thousands of plug-in electric cars from established automakers (and Tesla) on North American roads, most earlier startup carmakers have now largely faded... read more August 28, 2015 by 


 
Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3

3000-HP Venturi Electric Car At Bonneville: Land Speed Record In One Class, Prior Title Still Stands (UPDATED)

With its new "Ludicrous" mode, the Tesla Model S P85D can do 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. But it's not the fastest electric car around, not by a long shot. In 2010, the... read more August 28, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Model S P85D Lauded By Consumer Reports, 'Breaks' Rating System

The Tesla Model S P85D, the highest-performance and most expensive version of the all-electric luxury sedan, has earned even more plaudits and compliments from Consumer... read more August 27, 2015 by 


 
Battery pack assembly for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car at GM's Brownstown, Michigan, plant

LG Chem To Become World's Biggest Electric-Car Battery Supplier? Could Be, Report Says

Three major companies compete today to supply the lithium-ion cells that make up the bulk of today's electric-car battery market. Panasonic sells primarily to Tesla Motors... read more August 27, 2015 by 


 
ZF E-Mobility Test Vehicle  -  Germany, 2015

Supplier ZF: Intriguing EV Ideas, But No Plans To Get In The Battery Business

The supplier ZF has designed and engineered a city-sized EV. Yet it has no plans to build such a model; the one-off prototype is just a means for the German supplier, touting... read more August 27, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

Luxury Plug-In Hybrids May Be A Mistake, Says German Industry Analyst

The established German luxury carmakers are showing considerable enthusiasm for plug-in hybrids. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche all have at least one plug-in hybrid in... read more August 26, 2015 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Driver To Plant Trees In 48 States On Cross-Country Trip

Despite its name, National Drive Electric Week is actually an international awareness event for plug-in electric cars. And in concert with this year's event, one driver is... read more August 26, 2015 by 


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Norwegian Drivers Set New Tesla Model S Distance Record: 450 Miles (Video)

A pair of Norwegian drivers claim to have set a new record for Tesla Model S electric-car range. Over the weekend, the pair covered 728.7 kilometers (452.8 miles), after a... read more August 25, 2015 by 


 
2017 Jaguar F-Pace serves as 2015 Tour de France support vehicle

Jaguar 'EV-Type' To Be All-Electric F-Pace To Compete With Tesla?

It's still hard to explain to outsiders just how disruptive Tesla Motors and its electric luxury cars have been to the established German prestige automakers. From 2017 to... read more August 25, 2015 by 


 

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