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Tesla says it will build 500K cars a year by end of 2018; can it?

Tesla says it will build 500K cars a year by end of 2018; can it?

When Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said two years ago that the electric-car maker planned to be building half a million cars a year by the end of 2020, it seemed an ambitious stretch goal. When he said on last week's quarterly earnings call that the company was pulling that goal two years ahead to... read more

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General Motors' Dan Ammann (center) with Lyft's John Zimmer (right) and Logan Green (left)

Chevy Bolt EV electric car to be GM-Lyft self-driving car testbed

It's the season of autonomous-car announcements, apparently. This week Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that the Silicon Valley giant would use the Detroit... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

BMW loses electric-car staff to Chinese startup, says it's unaffected

It seems that China is fast becoming a breeding ground for startups planning new electric cars. Many have been inspired by Tesla Motors, and hope to follow in the Silicon... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car

VW e-Golf likes, dislikes, and surprises: the wrap-up

We have to admit, the Volkswagen e-Golf had us rather charmed from the start. Even based on early Euro-spec prototypes, and when we pitted all-electric against diesel with... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, April 2016: Model S sales ludicrous

With the Stanley Cup destined to be won by an American team for the 23rd straight year, Canadian hockey fans seemingly spent the month of April shopping. The country's... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
BMW i3 electric car and ChargePoint DC fast-charging station at Washington, DC, Auto Show, Jan 2015

ChargePoint, EVgo electric-car charging networks get more investment

It's shaping up to be a good week for electric-car charging infrastructure. Two separate national charging networks just announced additional investments that will help them... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales for April 2016: Volt romps, Leaf stagnates (update)

After the usual winter doldrums at the start of the year, April proved to be a good month for plug-in electric car sales in the U.S. March was a record-breaking month, and as... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Updated 2016 Tesla Model S also gets new 75-kWh battery option

The 2016 Tesla Model S electric car will soon offer the 75-kilowatt-hour battery pack that debuted recently on the Model X crossover. The addition was supposed to be... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf ads poke fun at Tesla Model 3 reservation queue

The Tesla Model 3 may be getting a lot of attention, but the company that's sold more electric cars than any other is hardly out of the game just yet. With production not... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

How BMW can compete with Tesla electric cars: future i5, plug-in hybrids, says advocate

For a decade now, Tesla Motors has been the "black swan" of the auto industry. It's a California company startup, founded from scratch, using a new powertrain, that against... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Tesla's huge warehouse lease seems to be Model 3 preparation

Tesla Model 3 production isn't expected to start until the end of 2017 at the earliest, but the company appears to be making preparations for high volumes already. Like the... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

After Model 3, what will Tesla's 4th electric-car line be?

It won't enter production for almost two years, but the Tesla Model 3 has already made a splash. Hundreds of thousands of people have put down refundable $1,000 deposits for... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

How Tesla could keep some tax incentives for Model 3

Tesla's success so far in selling its Model S and Model X electric cars—and attracting reservations for the Model 3—is good news for the company, but not... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
MINI Rocketman Concept MkII

Next electric MINI confirmed by development team?

Before the BMW i3, there was the MINI E. Along with the BMW ActiveE—based on the 1 Series coupe—this electric version of the second-generation BMW MINI was built... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
BMW i8 Formula E pace car

How wireless charging works for electric cars, explained

Today's electric-car drivers are used to plugging them in to recharge, but technology now exists that would allow them to cut the cord. Wireless charging for electric cars is... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3: up to 114 miles of range from 50-percent battery increase

For its fourth year on the market, the 2017 BMW i3 electric car gets a huge boost in battery capacity and hence its EPA-rated range. The battery capacity rises 50 percent... read more May 1, 2016 by


 

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