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Tesla Gigafactory Jobs, Investments Fell Short Of Projections Last Year

Tesla Gigafactory Jobs, Investments Fell Short Of Projections Last Year

Tesla's decision to build its massive lithium-ion battery-cell "Gigafactory" at a site near Reno, Nevada, was made in part because of generous incentives offered by the state government. State lawmakers promised Tesla a total of $1.25 billion in tax incentives over many years in exchange for... read more

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq: Dark-Horse Competitor For Prius AND Bolt EV?

The new 2016 Toyota Prius is now arriving at dealers all over the country, and while gas prices--and hence hybrid sales--are down, it's expected to boost sales of the... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
Tesla logo

Tesla Model 3 March 'Debut' May Not Be A Car, But...Pictures?

Much of the electric-car world has been waiting--eagerly, avidly, with bated breath--for next month's unveiling of the Tesla Model 3. The third-generation electric car from... read more February 4, 2016 by


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

Tesla Model 3: What We Know About Its $35,000, 200-Mile Electric Car

There are now 100,000 Tesla Model S electric cars on the roads, and its Model X crossover finally struggled into production last fall. Since that time, long-range plans by... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Bolt EV Powertrain: How Did GM And LG Collaborate On Design, Production?

In last fall's runup to the launch of the production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car, GM discussed working together with Korean corporate giant LG on the Bolt's... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Jan: Steady, But Little To Celebrate

January has historically been a tough month for plug-in electric car sales, and last month doesn't look like it'll be an exception. Added to the usual winter slowdown in... read more February 2, 2016 by


 
Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

Top Six Trends In Plug-In Electric Cars Through 2020

Five years after the first mass-market electric car hit the market, cars with plugs haven't lived up to the most optimistic projections for their adoption. They are at least... read more February 2, 2016 by


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

Tesla Vs Michigan (UPDATED): Dealership Application, Conservative Coalition, Ballot Push

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors is the fourth-largest U.S. car maker, but its home in California's Silicon Valley is far from the heartland Detroit base of GM, Ford, and Fiat... read more February 2, 2016 by


 
Denise Gray, CEO of LG Chem Power Inc.

Denise Gray, CEO Of Battery Maker LG Chem Power: Five Questions

Denise Gray is used to challenges in her career, generally over new technologies. As a young engineer at GM, she first designed electrical components, then got her first... read more February 1, 2016 by


 
Penn State EC Power "all-climate battery" self-heating lithium-ion cell

Self-Heating Lithium-Ion Battery Could Cut Winter Range Woes

For some electric-car drivers--and potential buyers--range loss in cold winter weather is a significant concern. "Range anxiety" is already an issue for many consumers, and... read more February 1, 2016 by


 
Chicago Transit Authority electric buses

Chicago Transit Authority To Add Dozens Of Electric Buses After Successful Tests

After over a year of testing, Chicago is ready to commit to all-electric buses. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) took delivery of two electric buses in 2014, and found... read more January 31, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt: Gas Mileage Review

By now, it's hardly a secret that we're big fans of the redesigned second-generation Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid. We gave it our Best Car To Buy 2016 award, and we've written... read more January 29, 2016 by


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

CA Bill Gives Tax-Free Delivery To Out-Of-State Tesla Buyers

Well, this might upset a few martini glasses at National Automobile Dealers Association social events. A bill passed by the California State Senate two days ago allows... read more January 29, 2016 by


 
Starcraft e-Quest XL electric school bus

The Country's Cleanest Yellow School Bus Is All-Electric

Electric passenger cars get the lion's share of attention, but interest in electrified commercial vehicles is growing as well. That includes one type of vehicle built for a... read more January 29, 2016 by


 
2012 Nissan Leaf winter test

Electric-Car Battery Energy: Why Waste It On Cabin Heating? (Video)

Among the drawbacks of cars that run on battery power is the energy required to heat their cabins. As electric-car drivers in less temperate climes know, heating the cabin to... read more January 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

All Those Plug-In Hybrid Models? They're For China, More Than The U.S.

Between now and 2020, the three German luxury brands--Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz-- will collectively add more than a dozen plug-in hybrid models to their lineups. The goal... read more January 28, 2016 by


 

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