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Why A Gigafactory? Tesla Used 1/3 Of All Electric-Car Batteries Last Year

Why A Gigafactory? Tesla Used 1/3 Of All Electric-Car Batteries Last Year

The 210,000 plug-in electric vehicles sold around the world last year used a lot of lithium-ion batteries. But if startup automaker Tesla Motors has its way, it will soon need as many lithium-ion cells (of the 18650 format it uses) as are now built worldwide. That's why the company plans to release... read more

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2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Detroit Electric Sports Cars Delayed Over Factory Deal

Detroit Electric, which earlier this year unveiled an electric sports car designed to rival vehicles like the Tesla Roadster, was set to produce its first car this month... read more August 26, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Quality Testing: 5 Hours Of Indoor Inspection (Video)

Thorough pre-delivery testing is commonplace in the modern automotive industry, and means the shiny new cars we pick up from dealerships are of higher quality than ever... read more August 15, 2013 by 


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Car Manufacturing, Assembly Gets Greener As Plants Cut Waste, Energy Use

You could produce the cleanest, greenest vehicle on the road, but if your factory belches out black smoke and creates thousands of tons of landfill, that car's green... read more August 13, 2013 by  5


 
Red 2013 Tesla Model S cars roll down the production line (Photo: @elonmusk on Twitter)

Tesla Model S Electric-Car Production Above 400 A Week, Musk Says

All is still well at Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], it seems, with CEO Elon Musk announcing the company is beating its self-imposed production targets. As Bloomberg reports, Tesla... read more July 11, 2013 by  11


 
2013 Detroit Electric SP:01

Delays At Detroit Electric Postpone Electric Sports Car By A Month

Forgive the cynicism, but color us not all that surprised at the news that startup automaker Detroit Electric is postponing production of its SP:01 electric sports car by "at... read more June 2, 2013 by  5


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Watch A 2013 Nissan Leaf Being Built In Tennessee (Video)

We always love seeing how electric cars are made. There's something fascinating about watching a car go right from the metal presses to rolling out of the factory. In recent... read more April 29, 2013 by  21


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Now Making, Delivering 500 Model S Electric Cars Weekly

With a backlog of more than 10,000 depositors for the Tesla Model S, its maker is making and delivering electric luxury sedans as fast as it can. Among other benefits, that... read more March 24, 2013 by  29


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

Tesla CEO Musk: We'll Build 80 Model S Electric Cars This Week

The 2012 Tesla Model S all-electric sport sedan is now in a race with time. The first production Model S was delivered in June, and Tesla has cautiously been ramping up... read more September 17, 2012 by  26


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Line at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant

After Record Sales, Chevy Volt Production To Resume A Week Early

Buoyed by record monthly sales of its Chevy Volt hybrid electric plug-in car in March, General Motors will resume production of the Volt at the Detroit Hamtramck plant one... read more April 4, 2012 by  13


 
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80 Million Vehicles Built Globally Last Year--A New Record

Well, the numbers are in. Despite the lingering effects of economic recession, the world's auto industry built more vehicles in 2011 than ever in history: 80 million, in... read more March 29, 2012 by  10


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Line at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant

Chevy Volt Production To Halt For 5 Weeks Due To Oversupply

Late Friday afternoon, Chevrolet announced it would idle production of its Volt range-extended electric car for five weeks, from March 19 to April 23. The story was first... read more March 5, 2012 by  36


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Fisker Promises 15,000 Karmas for 2012, Changes Story On Production Delays

Fisker Automotive, maker of the plug-in Karma sports sedan, hasn’t had an easy time of late, thanks to the Karma’s rather low EPA fuel economy rating and... read more November 16, 2011 by  7


 
2012 Fisker Karma

Fisker Karma Electric-Car Production Ramps Up, But Slowly

Every carmaker ramps up production on a new vehicle slowly. So Fisker Automotive struck back at the thesis of a GigaOm article yesterday that suggested the company was... read more November 10, 2011 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Line

GM Makes 2012 Volt Production Line Tweaks, Delays 2nd Shift

Earlier this year, General Motors announced that it would start a second shift at its Detroit-Hamtramck factory some time towards the end of 2011 to meet its production goals... read more October 10, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Single-Malt Powered Electric Car Offers Travel Sans Hangover

You might feel a little "green around the gills" the following morning, but a night of drinking Bruichladdich whisky from the UK helps to do your bit for green... read more August 10, 2011 by  1


 
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