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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says Franchised Dealers Might Come, Sometime, One Day

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says Franchised Dealers Might Come, Sometime, One Day

Tesla Motors' company-owned stores have provoked a bitter response from state auto-dealer associations, who view them as a threat to traditional franchised dealerships. Yet Tesla CEO Elon Musk seems to think the two business models can coexist. DON'T MISS: Michigan Car Dealers Slip One Over On... read more

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DalburyE Nissan e-NV200 camper van conversion by Hillside Leisure

VW Westfalia Camper Van Spiritual Successor: Nissan e-NV200 Camper

If you've had your heart set on a modern interpretation of the old Volkswagen Westfalia camper van, you're in luck. A British company called Hillside Leisure will offer a... read more October 19, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus Electric

2015 Ford Focus Electric Price Cut To $29,995, A $6K Drop: Report

It appears that the 2015 Ford Focus Electric will get a major price cut of $6,000, bringing the suggested retail price to $29,995--more in line with the best-selling Nissan... read more October 18, 2014 by 


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

Do Dealer Efforts To Ban Tesla Sales Backfire When Public Notices?

Are car dealers winning battles against Tesla Motors, and its direct-sales model, that will set them up to lose the bigger war? For almost five years, state dealer... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Rated: 93 Miles Range, 105 MPGe

The very first 2015 Kia Soul EV electric cars are now being sold in California, adding a 19th plug-in vehicle to that state's market. And its final EPA range and efficiency... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric Car Buyers Slam Dealer Experience; Dealers Don't Like 'Em Either

Buying a car often isn't a pleasant experience, and that's especially true for people looking to purchase an electric car. Electric-car buyers' disapproval of the dealership... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Puzzling New Power Numbers For Tesla Model S: What's the Deal?

Last week, while the press and Tesla owners were entranced by the introduction of the dual-motor Tesla Model S P85D with all-wheel drive, Tesla quietly changed the listed... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store  -  Portland OR

Michigan Car Dealers Slip One Over On Tesla, Ban Direct Sales: UPDATED

Tesla Motors and its supporters have rallied numerous times against attacks on the electric-car maker's company-owned stores, but a Michigan bill banning its online... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Changes To CA Rules May Cut Zero-Emission Vehicle Requirement

California's rules requiring six automakers to sell specified numbers of zero-emission vehicles starting in 2012 have had a substantial impact. But a meeting to be held one... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
Photo of Tesla Model S battery swapping versus 'fastest gas pump in LA' tweeted by Elon Musk

Tesla Says One Battery-Swapping Site Will Go Live In December

For more than a year, Tesla Motors has promised to open battery-swapping stations. It first demonstrated the technology over year ago, but little progress has been seen since... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
Envision Solar EV ARC solar charging station

Self-Contained Solar Carport With Battery: Electric-Car Charging For The Future?

Some home owners use home solar-power systems to charge their cars, cutting their transportation-related emissions to negligible levels. However, home solar charging really... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S 'P85D' all-wheel-drive model

Tesla Model S Dual-Motor Is Quicker, Has Higher Range Too: How Do They Do That? (UPDATED)

How can you add all-wheel drive to an electric car, making it hundreds of pounds heavier--and still increase its efficiency and range? Amid all of last week's hoopla over the... read more October 15, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen Plug In Coming

Volkswagen: Plug-In Hybrids A 'Bridge' To Pure Electric Cars In Future

It's often said that plug-in hybrids are the "gateway drug" to pure battery-electric vehicles, exposing drivers to the electric-car experience without looming range anxiety... read more October 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

2012-2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Recall: Brake Pump Corrosion

A recall has been issued for certain 2012 through 2014 model-year Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric cars to address an issue with the brake-vacuum pump. Problems with the pumps... read more October 15, 2014 by 


 
WrightSpeed turbine range-extended electric powertrain in medium-duty truck used by FedEx

FedEx Tests Wrightspeed Electric Trucks With Diesel Turbine Range Extender

While electric passenger vehicles get the lion's share of public attention, commercial trucks are often as good or better for electric drive. With a huge global fleet and a... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV: More Electric-Car Details Trickle Out

A few more details on the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Sonic EV electric car are starting to come into focus, including its production date and a second version to be sold in... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
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