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VT electric utility sells Tesla Powerwall batteries to its customers

VT electric utility sells Tesla Powerwall batteries to its customers

Tesla now has a new—and somewhat unexpected—ally in promoting its Powerwall home energy-storage battery packs. A Vermont electric utility is now selling the battery packs to customers in hopes they can be used to stabilize the grid if needed. Those customers, meanwhile, can make greater... read more

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2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla delivers 14,370 electric cars in Q2, fewer than planned

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors said it delivered 14,370 vehicles from April through June, made up of 9,745 Model S sedans and 4,625 Model X utility vehicles. That number... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
2009 Fisker Karma prototype

Karma Revero (nee Fisker) now in pilot production in CA

After four years, the car formerly known as the Fisker Karma is back in production under new corporate stewardship. Now called the Karma Revero, it's being relaunched under... read more July 4, 2016 by


 
Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 (103EX) concept

All-electric Rolls Royce is company's vision for next 100 years

How will the design of luxury cars evolve over the next 100 years? BMW is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion it made futuristic concept... read more July 3, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot engaged during cross-country record attempt

NHTSA to investigate Tesla Model S Autopilot crash that killed driver: UPDATED

The NHTSA said it would open an investigation into a fatal May 7 crash in which a Tesla Model S running under Autopilot control hit a semi and passed under its trailer. The... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

Will Mercedes start an electric-only sub-brand (like BMW i)?

German luxury carmakers have always been very competitive, especially with each other. When Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz launches a new model or feature, it rarely takes long... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Tesla Model S vs original: how do they compare in value?

I’ve owned my 2013 Tesla Model S for more than three years, and put 66,000 miles on it now. It still runs great, and it makes me happy every time I drive it. I plan to... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S undergoing assembly

Can Tesla learn from its past, and make Model 3 easy to build?

To date, Tesla Motors has never met one of its own deadlines for launching a new car. The Roadster, Model S, and Model X were all delayed for a variety of reasons. With its... read more June 30, 2016 by


 
BlueIndy Bolloré BlueCar

BlueIndy electric car-sharing: after 9 months, how's it doing?

Car-sharing is growing, in urban areas, among the young and old, and as a way to avoid the expense of a second vehicle. Sharing electric cars, however, is still in its early... read more June 30, 2016 by


 
New York City skyline

Electric cars are great for U.S. suburbs; cities, not so much

At first glance, electric cars seem particularly well suited to urban driving. Trips are typically short enough to quell range anxiety, and stop-and-go traffic gives drivers... read more June 30, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Dorno, Italy, photo by problemidiricarica.wordpress.com/

Would you recharge your Tesla electric car at a gas station?

What if gas stations offered cars more than just gasoline or diesel fuel? Tesla continues to expand its network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations, and that means... read more June 29, 2016 by


 
McLaren P1

Six electric cars that are less efficient than a Toyota Prius

We usually think of automotive energy efficiency in terms of miles per gallon, but that isn't adequate for cars with plugs. For battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids, the... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
2017 Lincoln Continental, 2016 Detroit Auto Show

Lincoln to offer pickup, delivery for service; is it copying Tesla?

Not every luxury automaker plans to build electric cars that would compete directly with Tesla Motors. But other aspects of the Silicon Valley carmaker's business model may... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Are 100-mile BMW, Nissan, VW electric cars already a lost cause?

The continuing tepid sales of the Nissan Leaf electric car, despite a range upgrade to 107 miles, remains one of the puzzles in the plug-in car market. Sure, it's an aging... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf autonomous car prototype

Your grandchildren won't fill their tanks—or even own cars: report

The internal-combustion car was the dominant form of personal transportation in the U.S. for most of the 20th century, and that is still the case today. But electric cars are... read more June 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

New Tesla Model X overreach fix: removable mesh to block sun

The Tesla Model X is set apart not only by its electric powertrain, but by several dramatic design flourishes. These include the famous Falcon doors, as well as a windshield... read more June 27, 2016 by


 

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