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

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 is expected to cost around $5 billion, but how much will it cost the state? The tax breaks and other incentives officials plan... read more

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2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3 Vs. Mercedes B-Class: Car And Driver Tests Electric Cars From Germany

It's taken awhile, but electric cars are finally getting some serious attention from the mainstream automotive press. Maybe it's increased consumer interest, or maybe the... read more September 9, 2014 by 


 
Saleen Foursixteen based on the Tesla Model S

Saleen Foursixteen Tesla Model S Burns Rubber, Not Gas

An electric car's main purposes are those of efficiency and reducing reliance on oil. But as cars, they're also objects ingrained into culture and often bought for emotive... read more September 9, 2014 by 


 
Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

Chinese Production Of Plug-In Electric Cars Finally Starts To Grow

After years of encouragement through government policies, Chinese production of plug-in electric cars is finally starting to grow. Amidst rampant air pollution, the Chinese... read more September 9, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

More Tesla-Toyota Plans In The Pipeline? Musk Hints At Possibility

Tesla can now add Japan to the list of countries that its Model S electric sedan is roaming the roads. CEO Elon Musk appeared at a recent ceremony to launch the car, but also... read more September 9, 2014 by 


 
California Citrus State Historic Park

California Has More Than 100,000 Plug-In Electric Cars On Roads

California has hit a major plug-in car milestone this week: Since the first electric vehicle was sold back in 2010, more than 100,000 others have now hit the streets. The... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
National Plug-In Day, Oct 2011

Drive Electric Week, Starting Next Monday, Set To Break Records

As an example of how far the reach of electric vehicles has grown, you need to look little further than the growth of National Drive Electric Week. Now in its fourth year... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt in Venice, California [photo: Chris Williams]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Aug 2014: Vive Le Volt

In August, the Chevy Volt won the Canadian plug-in sales derby yet again – a category dominance that brings to mind the Ford F-150's 48-year-reign(!) atop truck sales... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf electric car recharging at ESB ecars charging point in Ireland

Electric Cars In Ireland: How To Get To The Tipping Point?

Ireland is--or should be--an ideal place for large-scale adoption of electric cars. The island is compact; it has a vibrant IT sector, a favorable policy environment, and... read more September 7, 2014 by 


 
Terry Hershner competing in 2014 Vetter Challenge for motorcycle with lowest energy cost

Pushing Limits Of Electric Motorcycles: Terry Hershner Wins Vetter Challenge

If you follow electric motorcycles, you'll likely have heard of the legendary Terry Hershner. Terry likes to ride. Scratch that: Terry loves to ride. He also loves pushing... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
Echo Automotive's EchoDrive bolt-on plug-in hybrid kit

Echo Automotive Fails: Bolt-On Plug-In Hybrid Kits Used Bright Technology

Starting a company is tough; starting a company in the green automotive field may be even tougher. So it seemed like the engineering team from defunct startup Bright... read more September 5, 2014 by 


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

Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory: Elon Musk, Brothel Owner, State Work Toward Deal

As expected, Tesla Motors announced yesterday afternoon that it would build its first battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada. The electric-car maker released platitudinous... read more September 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Aug: All-Time Leaf High, Volt Best In 12 Months

The best-selling electric car in the world, the Nissan Leaf, logged its best-ever U.S. sales in August, selling a record 3,186 units. This marks its 18th consecutive month of... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
Mitusbishi i-MiEV Carabinieri

Italy's Crisp Carabinieri Get New Patrol Cars: Tiny Electric Minicars

Befitting a country full of supercar-makers, Italy's police are known for driving some very exotic patrol cars. Instead of nondescript sedans, officers sometimes cruise... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Electric-Car Battery Use: Already Higher Than Hybrids' Total?

You see a lot in the press these days about the low sales of plug-in electric cars. While deliveries have risen every year--and have outpaced hybrid sales at the same point... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla Gigafactory Going To Nevada, Apparently (First One, Anyhow)

A press conference to be held this afternoon may answer one of the major questions for the future of electric-car maker Tesla Motors: Where will it locate its gigafactory?... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
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