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Tesla 2015 Deliveries Squeak Past 50,000, With 208 Model X During Q4

Tesla 2015 Deliveries Squeak Past 50,000, With 208 Model X During Q4

Tesla Motors said on Sunday that it delivered 17,400 electric cars during the fourth quarter of last year, from September 1 through December 31. Of those, 17,192 were Model S sedans and 208 were the newly launched Model X crossover utility vehicle. That brings Tesla's total deliveries for the... read more

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2014 BMW i3 in London

U.K. Extends Green-Car Grants To Double Buyers By 2018

The U.K. government will extend and expand an incentive program for green cars that had been set to end in the coming year. The plug-in car grant was introduced in 2011, and... read more December 30, 2015 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Redesign Coming To Commonize With Model X: Rumor

It's typical for carmakers to redesign a given model after it's been on sale for about four years or so. Of course, Tesla Motors prides itself on doing things differently... read more December 30, 2015 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf SL, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

2016 Nissan Leaf: First Drive Of 107-Mile Electric Car

Electric-car buyers have eagerly waited for the 2016 Nissan Leaf, whose SV and SL models now offer a higher range, rated by the EPA at 107 miles. That's up from the 84 miles... read more December 29, 2015 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Final Transportation Bill: Electric-Car Fans Get MORE Reasons To Rejoice (UPDATED)

Electric-car advocates can end the year on a high note, thanks to several provisions in the final Federal transportation bill approved earlier this month. The Fixing... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

OPEC Says Electric Cars Will Remain Irrelevant Through 2040

Increased electric-car adoption could dramatically decrease global demand for fossil fuels, but the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries--better known as... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S owned by David Noland, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2015

Tesla Freakonomics: Why Fans Should Hope Early Drivetrain Data Was Correct

Our recent article on the reliability implications of a Plug-In America survey of early Tesla Model S owners was met with skepticism from the company's supporters, and... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
2016 Cadillac ELR

Cadillac ELR A 'Disappointment,' Plug-In Hybrids For Most Models: Marketing Chief

When it was unveiled at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, the Cadillac Converj concept was widely lauded for its looks. That was likely the last time the car that became the... read more December 27, 2015 by


 
2013 BMW 7-Series 4-door Sedan 750Li RWD Grille

2021 BMW i6 Electric Sedan Rumored To Follow 2018 i5 Crossover

With 2016 about to arrive, BMW is by far the most advanced of the three German automakers in selling battery-electric cars. All three makers plan to offer plug-in hybrid... read more December 24, 2015 by


 
Image from Faraday Futures online sites, July 2015

Faraday Future Asks: How Would You Invent A Car With A Clean Sheet Of Paper?

It's not very often that a new car is designed completely from scratch. Established carmakers repeatedly reuse components and platforms, even for "all-new" models. But as a... read more December 24, 2015 by


 
NEVS starts production of 2014 Saab 9-3

NEVS Cuts Deal For Sale Of 150,000 Electric Saabs In China

Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has only managed to produce a handful of cars since taking over the Swedish automaker in 2012. But the Chinese-backed... read more December 24, 2015 by


 
E.J. Potter's 'Super Slot Car' was an MG 1100 sedan with 4 jet-engine starter motors, one per wheel

Super Slot Car: Electric Drag Racing Via V-12 Engine And Cables!

The sport of drag racing has been with us almost as long as the automobile has. Over the last decade, advances in high-power lithium-ion batteries have given rise to a new... read more December 23, 2015 by


 
Screenshot from Swedish "gasoline car test drive" video

When Electric-Car Drivers Learn How Gas Cars Work: Video

One of the major tasks of electric-car advocates is getting people used to the idea of cars with plugs. For some people, driving around in near silence and plugging in at... read more December 23, 2015 by


 
BMW and Nissan electric car fast-charging station

Nissan, BMW Partner To Provide More Fast-Charging For Electric Cars

Many automakers are working to add public DC fast-charging stations for their electric cars. But not all stations can be used by all cars. In fact, there are currently three... read more December 22, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Is Chevy Actually Testing New Marketing For The 2016 Volt?

The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid keeps and expands on all the good points of the first-generation Volt, while fixing a number of the old car's quirks. As we wrote... read more December 22, 2015 by


 
Scene from Tesla Model X production video

Here's What The Tesla Model X Assembly Line Looks Like

At the very end of September, CEO Elon Musk personally delivered the first handful of Tesla Model X electric crossover utility vehicles to their buyers in an event at its... read more December 22, 2015 by


 

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