• 2014 Tesla Model S

    Last week, while the press and Tesla owners were entranced by the introduction of the dual-motor Tesla Model S P85D with all-wheel drive, Tesla quietly changed the listed horsepower ratings for all three single-motor versions of its Model S electric sport sedan. Since their introduction in 2012, the 60-kWh, 85-kWh, and P85 performance versions of the Model S have been listed as having 302, 362, and 416 horsepower (225, 270, and 310 kilowatts) respectively. DON'T MISS: Tesla Reveals 'D' All-Wheel-Drive Model S, 'Autopilot' Feature But when Tesla's website configurator was revamped last week to...

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    BREAKING: Nissan Leaf To Get Faster Charger 'In a Year Or So'

    You just never know what you'll hear at conferences. You might, for instance, hear Nissan America's director of product planning, Mark Perry, casually mention that the Nissan Leaf electric car now permits Level II 240-Volt charging at 3.3 kilowatts--"and we'll raise that in a year or so." In other...

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    Detroit Dinosaur Thinks Kilowatts Are a Buzzkill, World Laughs

    As any parent will tell you, progress takes time. Evolution often takes a much longer time yet. So rather than pounding our head on the wall when we read idiotic editorials, perhaps we should take a deep breath and calmly reflect that those who can't adapt to change will eventually die out. What...

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