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Tesla Model 3 production to start Friday, deliveries July 28

Tesla Model 3 production to start Friday, deliveries July 28

As he had promised he would late one evening last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has tweeted out some updates on the upcoming Model 3. He expects first production Model 3 electric car, with serial number 001 ("SN1"), to be completed this Friday, July 7. The first 30 customers to buy Model 3s... read more

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Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Montana solar-power law rigging caught on live video, regrettably

The U.S. is coming up to its Independence Day holiday, in which we celebrate the Declaration of Independence from England and reflect on our history and traditions as a... read more June 30, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Why two-motor hybrid systems are better than those with just one

Six years ago, we wrote that a number of single-motor hybrid systems were about to enter the market. They represented a new approach to a technology pioneered in 1997, when... read more June 30, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

To honor Energy Week, lease an electric car: 10 lessons from new EV driver

The White House has declared this week the inaugural "Energy Week," and what better way to mark the occasion than by driving electric cars? Cars that plug in to use grid... read more June 30, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

IIHS says Tesla electric cars have higher miles, more costly repairs

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute has once again confirmed the Tesla Model S electric car is an outlier. While the Model S gets... read more June 30, 2017 by


 
2018 Buick Regal TourX

BMW 3-Series vs Tesla Model 3, Honda Fit update, Buick wagon, ChargePoint cash: Today's Car News

Today, reports say BMW will reveal its Tesla Model 3-fighter this fall, PG&E concludes electric cars can be kinder to the grid, ChargePoint raises more money, and the... read more June 29, 2017 by


 
BMW i3 electric car charging in 'EV Charging Only' space, Santa Clarita, CA  [photo: Steve J. Myung]

Utility V2G test with BMW shows electric cars can aid the grid

As the demand for electric cars grows, utility companies are considering their effect on local power grids—both positive and negative. Recently, California's PG&E... read more June 29, 2017 by


 
2019 BMW 3-Series, portion of spy shot from Motor Authority  [Image via S. Balfauf/SB-Medien]

Fall debut for electric BMW 3-Series to fight Tesla Model 3: report

In August 2016, when the first U.S. ads for the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid sport sedan hit the airwaves, they carried an interesting promise. "You will wait, and wait, and wait... read more June 29, 2017 by


 
2017 Renault Kangoo ZE           [photo: Yannick Brossard for Renault]

Renault Kangoo ZE small electric van now on sale with longer range

French automaker Renault has given its small light commercial electric vehicle a handful of upgrades, including a significantly longer battery range. The Renault Kangoo ZE is... read more June 29, 2017 by


 
2018 Honda Fit

2018 Honda Fit: new safety features, style, Sport model, smartphone connectivity added (update)

Honda's smallest of vehicles—the Fit hatchback—has received several updates for the new model year, its fourth for the current-generation version. The 2018 Honda... read more June 29, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx fast-charging at Chargepoint site, June 2016  [photo: Tom Moloughney]

ChargePoint gets $125 million funding, will manage GE's electric-car charging network (update)

It's been a big week for the ChargePoint electric-car charging network. On June 27, it announced it would take over management and operation of General Electric's charging... read more June 29, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW X3 M40i

New Leaf battery, Tesla Autopilot, BMW electric-car strategy, Pacific Hybrid recall: Today's Car News

Today, we've got some auto-industry analysis on BMW's electric cars, two updates on recent stories, a look at Tesla's latest Autopilot, and a takedown of a bizarre Swedish... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
Rick and Linda SantAngelo with the 2011 Nissan Leaf at 96,000 miles

New life for old Nissan Leaf electric car: battery replacement and what it took

The 2018 Nissan Leaf will likely be revealed within the next three months, but more than 100,000 older Leaf electric cars are still silently in use on U.S. roads. Some of... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Tesla Hardware 2: so what functions work in Autopilot and what don't?

The expanded collection of sensors known as Hardware 2 continues to bring new and revamped features to the Tesla Model S and Model X electric cars. But how do the latest... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan recalled for faulty diode (updated)

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is, for the moment, a unique vehicle. It's the sole plug-in hybrid minivan for sale anywhere in North America, and its combination of seven... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ

Bizarre Swedish study claims electric cars are worse for the environment

Electric vehicles shouldn't be considered all-out carbon footprint saviors, but they can legitimately be viewed as the great minimizers. The benefits of electric vehicles... read more June 28, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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