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Tesla Model S Owners: More Incentives To Help Sell Electric Cars--Including Free Model X

Tesla Model S Owners: More Incentives To Help Sell Electric Cars--Including Free Model X

Car companies often offer financial perks to get people to buy their cars, but Tesla is offering incentives to customers who help sell them. Through October 31, customers who buy a new Model S through an online referral link get $1,000 off, while existing owners who make the referrals get $1,000... read more

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Korbiyor autonomous electric hearse

Autonomous Electric Hearse: Designer's Concept For The Last Mile

Electric powertrains have been applied to a wide variety of road vehicles to reduce emissions, from small city cars, to fairly large delivery trucks. But there's one category... read more September 7, 2015 by 

2015 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, August 2015: Still Chasing Chevy

The first-generation Chevy Volt notched 167 new Canadian customers in August, building on its sector-leading 150 July plug-in electric vehicle sales north of the 49th... read more September 6, 2015 by 

2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Roadster 3.0's $29,000 Battery Upgrade: 330 Miles Or More Of Range

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has a lot on its hands right now, with deliveries of its Model X electric SUV at the end of the month, a battery gigafactory under... read more September 4, 2015 by 

National Drive Electric Week 2014: Gathering in New Britain, CT. Photo by Gian Metzger.

Drive Electric Week Larger Than Ever: 165 Cities, 3 Countries, Starting Sep 12

The event that began five years ago as National Plug-In Day is now entering its second year as National Drive Electric Week, and organizers say this year's will be bigger... read more September 4, 2015 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In August: Calm Before The Storm? (FINAL UPDATE)

With the Labor Day holiday imminent--falling well into September this year--industry analysts have expected U.S. new-car sales for August to be less buoyant than they might... read more September 3, 2015 by 

Peugeot Fractal concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Peugeot Fractal Electric-Car Concept: 3D Printing, Audio Tech Of Future

Concept cars can run the gamut from the spectacular to the mundane. Some are spectacularly unrealistic fantasies, while others are barely-disguised production models... read more September 3, 2015 by 

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

Tesla Model 3 Unveil Comes In March, Pre-Orders Start Then, CEO Musk Says

Pre-orders for the Tesla Model 3 will open in March 2016, when the design for the $35,000 electric car will be unveiled, CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter. Musk is known for... read more September 3, 2015 by 

Tesla Model X shown on configurator - Image via Tesla Motors Club

Tesla Model X Configurator Now Live; Signature Series Starts At $132,000 (UPDATED)

The appearance of an online configurator is usually a good indication that a new model is about to go on sale. So the launch of the Tesla Model X online configurator will... read more September 2, 2015 by 

2012 Fisker Karma from the Rogers' Classic Car Museum collection

Fisker Karma Owners Can 'Code' Their Cars To Add Features Too

Thanks to modern computer controls, it's possible to change the behavior and functionality of a car without ever turning a wrench. Software modifications can help owners... read more September 2, 2015 by 

BlueIndy Bolloré BlueCars

BlueIndy Electric Car Sharing Systems Opens Today In Indianapolis

Indianapolis is finally getting its own electric-car sharing service, a couple of years after the idea was first proposed for the Midwestern city. Previewed last year, the... read more September 2, 2015 by 

2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt First Drive: Plug-In Hybrid Home Run

The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is just about here, and it builds on all of its predecessor's virtues while resolving most of that car's vices. It's got a lot more electric... read more September 1, 2015 by 

Tesla Model X at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Model X Electric SUV: Ultimate Guide To Electric Luxury SUV

The first Tesla Model S electric sedans hadn't even been delivered when the company announced its Model X electric crossover utility vehicle in February 2012. Since then... read more September 1, 2015 by 

Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla May Lose Money Building Electric Cars, Or It May Not

One of the most contentious points in coverage of electric-car maker Tesla Motors is its financial performance. On the one side, analysts and naysayers note that the company... read more August 31, 2015 by 

Nissan Leaf in Scotland

Scotland Launches New Electric-Car Incentive: Interest-Free Loans To Buy

Incentives to purchase zero-emission cars come in a wild variety of types, from California's rebates--essentially a four-figure check in the mail--to single-occupant access... read more August 31, 2015 by 

BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Chinese Electric-Car Sales Booming, But Not Because Buyers Want Them

In recent years, the Chinese government and some cities have instituted generous incentives on electric cars, hoping that putting more of them on its roads will curb air... read more August 31, 2015 by 


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