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Tesla Owners Take Protest To Michigan; Dealer-Backed State Ban Targeted

Tesla Owners Take Protest To Michigan; Dealer-Backed State Ban Targeted

Tesla Motors' direct sales business model has met considerable opposition from auto-dealer associations in several states. Lobbying efforts have ensured that there are some states where it's illegal for the company to sell you a Tesla Model S electric car. Yet while Tesla has its detractors, often...

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2015 Lexus CT 200h

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For May 2015

Green cars can save their owners money by using less fuel, or--in the case of all-electric cars--none at all. But as with any other car, the lack of fixed prices means there... read more May 11, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Powerwall Home Battery

Tesla Energy: What We Learned About Powerwall Demand On Q1 Results Call

The quarterly earnings calls held by Tesla Motors are always a chance to hear CEO Elon Musk describe the Silicon Valley carmaker's operations and outlooks. But last week's... read more May 11, 2015 by 


 
NASA battery-powered airplane 'Greased Lightning'

New Battery And Energy Research And Technology: What We're Reading

Modern electric cars have been on sale for over four years, and in that time they've proven that battery power works in the real world. Now, they're being joined by the first... read more May 10, 2015 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

Which Electric Car Dominates Sales In New York State?

When it comes to determining electric-car sales, monthly figures published by carmakers are the most readily-available resource. But they aren't necessarily the sole sources... read more May 9, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

Tesla Q1 Results, 2016 Chevy Volt CA HOV Lane Access, GM Misses Green-Car Target: Today's Car News

Today, we have findings from Tesla Motors' quarterly earnings call, an indication that the 2016 Chevrolet Volt will get solo California carpool-lane access, and General... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X prototype in Culver City, California [photo by Instagram user jmtibs]

Tesla Model X, Model 3, Gigafactory: What We Learned On Q1 Results Call

The quarterly earnings call held Wednesday afternoon by Tesla Motors is always a chance to hear how CEO Elon Musk views the operations of his carmaking company. But the call... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
2015 Buick LaCrosse

GM To Fall Short Of 500,000 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Goal For 2017

In November 2012, General Motors announced a goal of putting 500,000 electrified vehicles on the road by 2017. That encompasses any type of vehicle that uses electricity as... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt on display at Disney World Test Track exhibit  [photo tweeted by 'Schmoofy']

2016 Chevy Volt To Get California Carpool Lane Access

Access to the carpool lane in California with only a single occupant has proven to be one of the more effective incentives to get the state's drivers to buy electric cars... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S Drift

Tesla Model S Drifting Shows Wild Side Of Electric Cars (Video)

Numerous drag-race videos have proven that the Tesla Model S P85D can take on just any challenger in a straight line. But what about other forms of automotive hooliganism?... read more May 8, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Tesla Buys Supplier, New Car Fuel Economy, Hybrid & Electric Car Sales: Today's Car News

Unfortunately, today's news involves some slightly disappointing numbers. A new report finds that average fuel economy for new cars declined in April, while another finds... read more May 7, 2015 by 


 
Fuel gauge

New Vehicle Fuel-Economy Fell In April, Likely Due To SUV Sales

The sales-weighted average fuel economy of new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. declined last month, although it remains high overall. Average window-sticker fuel economy for... read more May 7, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Apr: Pace Continues Steady: FINAL UPDATE

Sales of plug-in electric cars in April held few real surprises, coming in at about the average rate of previous months. The now-aging Nissan Leaf saw deliveries of 1,553... read more May 7, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus Electric

Green-Car Decline: Combined Hybrid, Electric Sales Started Falling Last June

Since U.S. gas prices began falling last year, there's been much discussion about their effect on sales of hybrids and electric cars. The knee-jerk response of many analysts... read more May 7, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Tesla Acquires Michigan Tool & Die Maker To Boost Electric-Car Production

As it seeks to expand its electric-car production, Tesla Motors may also be attempting to bring more of that process in-house. Carmakers are backed by a complex chain of... read more May 7, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Energy for utilities

Toyota Mirai Dealers, Tesla Energy Competitors, Shell's Energy Future: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the first California dealers for the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car, competitors to Tesla's energy-storage business, and what Shell Oil thinks the future... read more May 6, 2015 by 


 
 

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