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Tesla Acquires Michigan Tool & Die Maker To Boost Electric-Car Production

Tesla Acquires Michigan Tool & Die Maker To Boost Electric-Car Production

As it seeks to expand its electric-car production, Tesla Motors may also be attempting to bring more of that process in-house. Carmakers are backed by a complex chain of suppliers, and a recent move by Tesla will give it oversight over another link in that chain. This week, Tesla confirmed that it... read more

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Mahindra e2o electric car

Indian Government Adds Electric-Car Purchase Incentives To Boost Sales

Government incentives have been vital to electric-car adoption in the many countries that have enacted them so far. Offering cash or tax reductions for buying electric cars... read more May 6, 2015 by 


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

Will 2015 Plug-In Electric Car Sales Exceed Last Year's Total?

With most of the data now in for April sales of plug-in electric cars, it's looking as though the first four months of 2015 aren't seeing notably higher numbers than those of... read more May 5, 2015 by 


 
Plugshare electric-car charging station locator app, May 2015  [screenshot by Ben Rich]

PlugShare App Showing Electric-Car Charging Sites: Trip Planner Update

Finding electric car charging stations in the wild is easy thanks to a variety of iPhone and Android apps. PlugShare is currently the leader in charging station locator apps... read more May 5, 2015 by 


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

BMW i3 Tear-Down Videos Show Electric Car's Radical Design

Back in January, engineering firm Munro & Associates orchestrated a "tear-down" of a BMW i3 electric car at its facility near Detroit. The company--which specializes in... read more May 5, 2015 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Apr 2015: Leaf Likely Leads After Tesla March Madness

The Tesla Model S now owns the record for the most electric car sales in Canada in a single month To borrow from the popular song, Canada's plug-in electric vehicle market in... read more May 4, 2015 by 


 
New 2015 Fiat 500e, San Jose, California, March 2015  [snapshot: Joe Nuxoll]

Why We Call Out Compliance Cars Among All Electric Vehicles

Often reader comments raise issues that are worth covering for a broader audience. So when our reader Brian Lakatos wrote to ask us about the tone of recent coverage of... read more May 4, 2015 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma from the Rogers' Classic Car Museum collection

The New Fisker Is Live: Original Karma Owners Get Most Support

Since it bought the remains of Fisker Automotive last year, Chinese parts giant Wanxiang has promised to restart production of the Karma extended-range electric sedan. And... read more May 4, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Certified Used Electric Cars: Now On Sale Online

Tesla Motors strives not only to build electric cars that compete against established luxury brands, but also to provide the service that customers in that market tend to... read more May 4, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt Priced From $33,995, Or $1,175 Lower Than 2015 Volt

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid will be priced from $33,995 when it goes on sale sometime this fall, a GM executive said this morning. The price, which includes... read more May 3, 2015 by 


 
Nissan e-NV200  -  First Drive, June 2014

Avis Builds Largest Electric-Vehicle Lease Fleet In Europe With Latest Nissan Order

Denmark is about to gain the largest fleet of electric cars available for lease in Europe, thanks to a deal between Nissan and Avis. The rental company will purchase 401... read more May 1, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Powerwall Home Battery

Tesla's New Powerwall Batteries: 7 Or 10 kWh For $3,000 Or $3,500

Last night, as promised, Tesla unveiled the new, non-automotive product line it had previously teased--confirming that the carmaker will enter the energy-storage business... read more May 1, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D vs Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG at drag strip  [photo: George Parrott]

Drag-Racing My Tesla P85D: 71-Year-Old Novice Hits The Strip (Video)

It had been more than 50 years since I'd been to a drag race--back in what now seems almost like the very dawn of motoring. Back then, I just watched. Yet here I was, just a... read more May 1, 2015 by 


 
NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Suppose Two-Thirds Of Gas Stations Gave Away Free Gasoline...

Wouldn't it be great if two out of every three times you pulled up to a gas pump, you didn't have to pay anything for your fuel? That's the equivalent of what electric-car... read more April 30, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Electric Cars: Defining Battery-Electrics, Plug-In Hybrids, Range-Extended & More

With an ever-growing landscape of plug-in electric vehicles, there is now more potential than ever for confusion among potential buyers. To the casual observer, the umbrella... read more April 30, 2015 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S at Supercharger station on NY-to-FL road trip [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: Valet Mode Hides Away All The Fun

As arguably the coolest, most cutting-edge car in the world, the Tesla Model S electric car attracts a lot of curiosity and envy from other drivers. What self-respecting car... read more April 30, 2015 by 


 

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