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Is China the key to all those Tesla Model 3 deposits?

Is China the key to all those Tesla Model 3 deposits?

So far, around 400,000 people have put down refundable deposits for the Tesla Model 3 electric car, according to the company. That's an impressive amount of interest considering Tesla Motors has yet to show the final version of the car, and won't start production until late 2017 at the earliest. As...

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

Tesla projects total 2016 sales of 80,000 to 90,000 electric cars

Tesla Motors projects sales of 80,000 to 90,000 electric cars in 2016, and now believes it will produce 500,000 cars per year by 2018, rather than 2020. Those two goals were... read more May 9, 2016 by


 
FuelCell Energy fuel-cell power plant (Photo by FuelCell Energy)

Exxon backs carbon-capture technology to feed fuel cells

ExxonMobil is backing a new process that would capture carbon dioxide from power plants, and use it to feed fuel cells. The oil giant announced Thursday that it is expanding... read more May 8, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3, electric-car sales, VW diesel woes, charging-station funds: The Week in Reverse

What electric car will get a 50-percent larger battery capacity for 2017—and a range of over 100 miles as a result? And, which completely non-green cars did we have a... read more May 7, 2016 by


 
2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

Autonomous Chevy Bolt EV, VW TDI V-6 engines, BMW loses electric-car staff: Today's Car News

Today, General Motors and Lyft plan to use the Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car as an autonomous-driving test bed, the future of cars equipped with Volkswagen's 3.0-liter V-6... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
2014 Audi A7 TDI

How VW's 3-liter diesel cheat worked; fate unclear for V-6 TDI vehicles

After last month's announcement of a plan that could pull hundreds of thousands of illegally polluting VW Group diesel cars off the road, one out of every six TDI owners is... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In is 4th electric to reach 100,000 sales

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid won't go on sale in the U.S. until later this year, but it's been available in Europe and Japan for some time now. In those markets... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
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


 
2010 Audi A3 TDI

Tesla Model S 75 kWh, Audi 'defeat device,' charging network investment: Today's Car News

Today, the Tesla Model S gets another battery-pack option, a report claims Audi developed a diesel "defeat device" in 1999, and two charging networks attract additional... read more May 5, 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


 
2010 Audi A3 TDI

VW diesel 'defeat' software built by Audi, which never used it

The Volkswagen Group's work with illegal "defeat device" software goes back even further than originally thought, a recent report found. Audi developed software to alter the... 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


 
 

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