The question of where consumer goods are made has become more prominent in our political discourse of late, cars among them. Every automobile sold in the U.S. carries a listing of content sources, specifying what percentage by value of its overall content comes from which countries or regions. Electric cars, it turns out, have some anomalies. DON'T MISS: 2014 Nissan Leaf Domestic Content: Now Closer To Volt, Focus Electric (Mar 2014) Three years ago, digging into the domestic content of the Nissan Leaf, which is assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee, with lithium-ion battery cells from the same...
Tesla Model S Adds 'Speed Assist,' Lane-Departure Warning
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Increasingly, in production electric vehicles such as the 2012 Ford Focus Electric and 2011 Nissan Leaf, automakers are turning to recycled and repurposed materials. But the rest of a modern car—even an ol' fossil-fuel burner—is no longer just sheetmetal, alloy, and plastics; extruded...Bengt Halvorson
Tegra For Tesla: 2012 Model S To Use Nvidia Graphics Tech
The Tesla Motors company goes hand-in-hand with high technology. Their current 2011 Roadster 2.5 uses cutting edge aluminum and carbon-fiber construction and offers supercar-rivalling performance from its electric drivetrain. We've known about the upcoming 2012 Tesla Model S electric sedan for a...Antony Ingram