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Tesla Model X SUV Qualifies For $25K 'HUMMER Tax Break'

Tesla Model X SUV Qualifies For $25K 'HUMMER Tax Break'

Remember the gas-guzzler tax allowance, nicknamed the "HUMMER deduction" because it allowed small-business owners to buy massive, heavy, fuel-sucking SUVs and deduct a large piece of the cost from their taxes? The HUMMER brand went away as a result of the 2009 GM bankruptcy and government-backed... read more

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2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Software Changes Since 2012 (UPDATED)

While today's Tesla Model S electric car may look just the same as the first one that rolled off the line a few years ago, it's had quite a few hardware updates under the... read more October 8, 2015 by


 
2016 Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

When it first went on sale, the Kia Soul EV electric car was only available at select dealers in California. But Kia later followed up on a promise to expand sales when it... read more October 8, 2015 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Should The Tesla Model X Be Called An SUV? Crossover? Wagon? Hatchback?

The Tesla Model X electric luxury vehicle has widely been referred to as an SUV or a crossover utility vehicle by the media, the company, and buyers. And indeed, it's taller... read more October 7, 2015 by


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

Tesla Model Y: Lower-Cost Electric SUV? Deleted Musk Tweet Hints At It

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is famous for tweeting bits of key product and company information. Looks like he's done it again, referring to a 'Model Y' that may have falcon... read more October 6, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S at Cypress Mountain, British Columbia, Canada

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, September 2015: Triple-Triple

With a "double-double" being Canadian shorthand for a coffee with two creams and two sugars, we might call September a "triple-triple": Three plug-in electric car models hit... read more October 6, 2015 by


 
2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Sep: Waiting On Better 2016 Models

Sales of plug-in electric cars in the U.S. had a low-to-average month in September, with the sole bright spot being the astounding sales of the BMW i3 electric hatchback. Two... read more October 5, 2015 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X launch in Fremont, California

Tesla Delivered 11,580 Cars In Q3; Can It Meet Full-Year Goal?

While it still refuses to report standard monthly U.S. sales like other carmakers, Tesla Motors now at least reports quarterly global sales of its electric cars. During the... read more October 5, 2015 by


 
2015 Ford Focus Electric

Four Years In, Ford Releases First U.S. Focus Electric Ad (Video)

On most American streets and highways, the Ford Focus Electric is as rare a sight as some exotic sports cars. And unfortunately, some continued rather dismal sales numbers... read more October 5, 2015 by


 
Karma logo

Fisker Becomes Karma Automotive, To Relaunch In 2016

Henrik Fisker hasn't been involved with his namesake company since before it declared bankruptcy in 2013. But Fisker Automotive has continued to bear his name since being... read more October 4, 2015 by


 
Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car

Formula E Electric-Car Racing Raises The Power For Season 2

The Formula E electric-car racing series is returning for a second season, and its FIA overseers are making some tweaks to the rules in the hopes of making the racing more... read more October 2, 2015 by


 
Flow-cell battery prototype developed by Harvard University

Flow Batteries Could Back An Affordable Tesla Powerwall Rival

As renewable-energy use becomes more widespread, energy storage could become a major business. Using stationary battery packs to store energy increases the effectiveness of... read more October 2, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

GM Will Make Autonomous Versions Of The 2017 Chevrolet Volt

Beginning in late fall 2016, if you’re lucky enough to visit the Warren Technical Center campus of General Motors [NYSE:GM], in Michigan, you might find your shuttle... read more October 2, 2015 by


 
Teaser for new Mazda sports car concept debuting at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Will Mazda Sports Car Concept Revive The Rotary As A Range Extender?

Mazda will unveil a new sports car concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show later this month, and there are reasons to suspect that it might include a Wankel rotary engine. The... read more October 1, 2015 by


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

Tesla Model X Electric SUV: 257 Miles Of Range, 92 MPGe

The Tesla Model X electric crossover will achieve a maximum 257 miles of range in production-ready form. Official U.S. Environmental Protection Agency range and efficiency... read more September 29, 2015 by


 
NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Energy Firm NRG's Business Reset: Will It Affect Electric-Car Charging Network?

NRG Energy is a large electric utility company, but it also operates solar and electric-car charging businesses. Its eVgo charging network already claims to have more... read more September 29, 2015 by


 

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