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Tesla 'Will Prevail In All States' Against Dealer Lawsuits: Dealership Commentator

Tesla 'Will Prevail In All States' Against Dealer Lawsuits: Dealership Commentator

Have we just seen the first crack in the facade of auto-dealer opposition to Tesla Motors selling cars directly to retail buyers? An opinion piece in auto-industry trade journal Ward's Auto concludes with the following remarkable sentences: We can keep Tesla busy defending what are basically... read more

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Tesla Model S lithium-ion battery pack in rolling chassis   [photo: Martin Gillet via Flickr]

Tesla Battery Cost: New Report Suggests Model 3 To Cost $50K Or More

It's likely the biggest question for the future of electric cars: How low can battery cost go, and how fast? Tesla Motors is thought to have the lowest cost-per-kilowatt-hour... read more September 17, 2014 by 


 
MIT cheetah robot

Hardly A Vehicle, MIT's Electric Cheetah Is Still Impressive

While plug-in cars remain a small niche, electric power is displacing internal combustion in a completely different type of "vehicle." Meet MIT's battery-powered robotic... read more September 16, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla 'Ecosystem' Changing The Face Of Silicon Valley

Tesla Motors' effect on the car industry is the subject of much analysis, but how is the carmaker affecting its home region of Silicon Valley? While most attention is focused... read more September 16, 2014 by 


 
Nissan lithium-ion cell fabrication & battery pack assembly at Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee

Nissan's Electric-Car Battery Future: Will It Be With LG Chem?

Nissan is set to close electric-car battery plants in England and the U.S. and turn to Korean maker LG Chem for some batteries. Or perhaps not. A startling and exclusive... read more September 16, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S with LumiLor electroluminescent light coating

How To Make Your Tesla Model S Way, Way More Noticeable

A Tesla Model S electric car can turn heads wherever it goes, but one particular version can induce whiplash. For those who really like to stand out, this Model S is covered... read more September 16, 2014 by 


 
Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car

First Formula E Electric-Car Race Held Sunday In Beijing

Modern electric cars are good at many things, but generating excitement from fans of speed arguably isn't one of them. The Formula E Championship is an attempt to show that... read more September 15, 2014 by 


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid, U.S. pre-production car tested, Stuttgart, Germany, Aug 2014

2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid luxury sedan will arrive in the U.S. next spring. We've now driven a prototype of the U.S.-spec car, which is quiet, luxurious, and... read more September 15, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf electric car at Crater Lake, Oregon  [image: C. Bonville Photography]

Why Electric Car Owners Don't Want Gasoline Loaners From Their Dealers

It's often said by electric-car owners and advocates that once you start driving electric, you never want to go back. Now it appears that at least a handful of car dealers... read more September 15, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

2015 Kia Soul EV: Estimated 93 Miles Of Range, Priced Under $35,000 Or $249 A Month

Kia has announced pricing for the 2015 Soul EV, the company's first mass-market electric car. The 2015 Kia Soul EV will start at $34,500 in base price, not including the... read more September 12, 2014 by 


 
MINI Superleggera Vision concept

Electric Mini Superleggera Decision Delayed For Months

Unveiled earlier this year, the MINI Superleggera Vision concept was a refreshing counterpoint to current MINI production models, which seem to grow larger and uglier by the... read more September 12, 2014 by 


 
Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Nevada Governor Signs Tesla Tax Break Bill For Battery Gigafactory

Tesla Motors' battery Gigafactory took another step toward construction with the approval of incentives worth up to $1.3 billion by Nevada lawmakers. Governor Brian Sandoval... read more September 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 electric car charged with portable generator.

How To Recharge Any Electric Car, Anywhere, Any Time (Video)

With charging stations still scarce in many areas, "range anxiety" is a continual concern for electric-car owners. Portable generators can provide electricity where this is... read more September 11, 2014 by 


 
Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

What Will Tesla Gigafactory Cost Nevada? How About $1.3 Billion?

Nevada will become the site of Tesla Motors' first battery gigafactory, and that's partially because of the incentives package lawmakers will offer the company. The factory... read more September 11, 2014 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt, before lease return, Hudson Valley, NY, Aug 2014 [photo: David Noland]

Life With Chevy Volt: 3 Years & 35,000 Miles Later, It's Over

It was a sad day. After three years, 34,752 miles, roughly 7,500 kilowatt-hours of electricity, and 327 gallons of gas, I said good-bye to my 2011 Chevy Volt last week. Its... read more September 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Self-Driving Cars From Tesla In About 3 Years, Says CEO Elon Musk

Autonomous vehicles have become a hot talking point in recent years, as major firms like Google continue high-profile development of the technology. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla... read more September 10, 2014 by 


 
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