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'Tesla Hunger Games': Are States In 'Race To Bottom' For Gigafactory?

'Tesla Hunger Games': Are States In 'Race To Bottom' For Gigafactory?

Electric-car makers don't normally draw comparisons with dystopian autocracies. But as five states compete to host Tesla Motors' massive battery "Gigafactory," some are comparing the contest with a certain fictional "sporting" event. Welcome to the "Tesla Hunger Games," complete with its own logo... read more

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2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S: The Electric Car For 'Mistresses', Apparently

Most buyers of expensive luxury sedans are men, and most Tesla Model S electric car drivers seem to be men too. There are notable exceptions, of course, including NASCAR... read more August 22, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Tesla Model S Drivetrain Warranty Rises To 8 Years, Same As Battery Pack

Starting a new car company isn't easy. Given the complexity and cost of cars, buyers are often hesitant to try an unknown quantity. If a car gets even a hint of a reputation... read more August 17, 2014 by 


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Roadster To Get Replacement Battery, 400-Mile Range: Musk

Retrofitting new powertrains to used cars isn't something that automakers have done, historically--but electric cars may change that rule. Now, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
2016 Jaguar XE prototype with clear bodywork

Upcoming Jaguar XE Sedan: Mostly Aluminum For Fuel Efficiency With Luxury

Jaguars haven't exactly been known for good fuel economy, but that could change with the British carmaker's newest and smallest sedan. The upcoming 2016 Jaguar XE could set... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Glitches Modulate Consumer Reports Praise For Tesla Model S Electric Car

Since it purchased its 2012 Tesla Model S, Consumer Reports has basically adored its electric luxury car. But could the love affair be ending? As problems have gradually... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

More 'Tesla Truth' Reveals Depths Of Derangement Over Electric-Car Maker

Tesla Motors has existed for more than 10 years now, and it's built and sold more than 50,000 electric cars. It's become a genuine U.S. automaker, albeit a very small one... read more August 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Drive-Unit Replacements: How Big A Problem?

It was a car company's worst public-relations nightmare. Edmunds.com, the widely-read automotive website, bought a Tesla Model S for long-term testing in February 2013. After... read more August 8, 2014 by 


 
BMW Vision Future Luxury

BMW i3, i8 Electric-Car Tech To Let 2016 BMW 7-Series Shed 400 Pounds

BMW is aiming for a significant weight-reduction with its next-generation 7-Series luxury sedan. To do this, BMW will dip into lessons learned from its i3 electric car and i8... read more August 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Resolves Chinese Trademark Fight 'Completely, Amicably'

Tesla seems finally to have resolved its copyright issues in China. Thanks to a local "trademark troll," the electric-car maker was initially forced to sell cars in China... read more August 6, 2014 by 


 
2009 Fisker Karma prototype

Fisker Karma Finnish Production To Resume Following Fixes, New Model Later

The new owners of the Fisker luxury car brand will resume production of the Karma range-extended electric sedan initially at a contractor's factory in Finland--but not until... read more August 1, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW 328d

Diesel Luxury Sedans: Audi, BMW, Mercedes Face Off, Mazda Still Missing

While gasoline power units have seen incremental improvements over the last few decades, diesels seem to have shot up from relative obscurity straight to the big time. Sales... read more August 1, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, test drive in Oregon, July 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250: Gas Mileage Review Of Compact Luxury Sedan

We've finally had a chance to test out the fuel economy of the new and very popular smallest Mercedes-Benz, the 2014 CLA 250 sedan. The company has been struggling to meet... read more July 30, 2014 by 


 
2012 Infiniti LE Concept

Infiniti LE Electric Luxury Sedan To Be Built After All, With Higher Range

Some vehicles have complex, protracted development histories--and it looks like the Infiniti LE electric luxury sedan may be one of them. Following a period in which its... read more July 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Audi Q7 TDI

Audi SQ7 SUV Confirmed To Get Electric Turbocharger In 2016: UPDATE

Efficiency-minded carmakers are turning to turbocharging in droves, but Audi may be about to do them one better. The German automaker will put an electric turbocharger into... read more July 28, 2014 by 


 
2015 Porsche Cayenne S E Hybrid

2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Will Be Third Plug-In For German Brand

Over the past few years, it's become clear that the German prestige makers are determined to offer plug-in electric vehicles across their various ranges. Some makers are more... read more July 25, 2014 by 


 
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