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Tesla expects 200,000th U.S. sale this year, electric-car tax credits to start phaseout

Tesla expects 200,000th U.S. sale this year, electric-car tax credits to start phaseout

It's been a topic of discussion for years: What will happen when a carmaker reaches the cap on U.S. sales of electric cars that qualify for the full federal tax credit of $7,500? That number is 200,000; after the rest of that calendar quarter and the one following, the credit is halved for a... read more

February 26, 2018 by -
 
2018 Tesla Model S

Will Tesla Model S be a "collector car"? Tuckers are, but Kaisers aren't: why?

Startup carmaker Tesla is just coming up on the 10th anniversary of its first delivery, the first of the 2,500 Roadster two-seat electric sports cars that launched it into... read more February 18, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla now makes almost 1,000 Model 3s a week, Bloomberg tracker estimates

Production numbers for Tesla electric cars have always been slightly murky. The company announces deliveries only quarterly and refuses to break them down by country, meaning... read more February 16, 2018 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Self-driving Tesla to make LA to NYC trip this year, Musk says, without lidar

In June 2013, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced he would drive a Tesla Model S electric car across the U.S. to show off the company's new Supercharger fast-charging network... read more February 14, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S 100D on cross-country trip from New York to California  [photo: David Noland]

Life with Tesla Model S: coast to coast in a new 100D (and how it differed from my old 85)

One of the reasons I traded in my 2013 Tesla Model S 85 last summer for a new Model S 100D was to get extra range. The newer car’s 100-kilowatt-hour battery gives it an... read more February 13, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Will GM or Tesla buyers lose electric-car tax credits first? (updated)

A major contributor to electric-car sales is the program under which buyers of new electric cars qualify for a federal income-tax credit of up to $7,500. But these tax... read more February 12, 2018 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Model 3 choke point: automated battery line equipment still in Germany?

Sometimes it's the task of the Tesla communications department to explain, or provide context, or simply clean up the confusion after CEO Elon Musk says or tweets something... read more February 12, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Tesla Model 3 variants delayed; will some buyers lose $7,500 tax credit?

"Overall, I think, while there were challenges associated with Model 3 ramp, we were in a deeper level of hell than we expected, so a few levels deeper than we'd like to be... read more February 9, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model S P100D Electric Production Car Series race car

Tesla Model S racing is now a real thing, approved by FIA sanctioning body

It's formally called the Electric Production Car Series, but for the moment it may come to be known as "the Tesla Model S series" by electric-car fans and racing followers... read more February 2, 2018 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

NHTSA to investigate Tesla Model S on Autopilot that hit parked fire truck on freeway

Investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are scheduled to examine the crash of a Tesla Model S that hit a fire truck parked on a California... read more January 26, 2018 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla met promises in first 10-year Master Plan; Musk to stay 10 more years

At this point, a majority of the global auto industry agrees that Tesla and its electric cars have had a remarkable impact in less than 10 years. Founded 15 years ago by two... read more January 23, 2018 by


 
Nissan Energy Solar

What maker offers electric cars, plus solar panels and energy storage, beside Tesla?

While Tesla may be the automaker most known for marketing home-solar equipment, it's actually not the only player on the block. Japanese automaker Nissan previously offered... read more January 23, 2018 by


 
Nikola Tesla on Serbian dinar banknote

What you need to know about electric-car namesake Nikola Tesla

This month marks the 75th year since the death of famed inventor and and electrical innovator Nikola Tesla, a man whose life is as interesting as his technical achievements... read more January 19, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

Tesla Model 3: what parts breakdown says about high-volume electric car

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has aspirations of vertically integrating his companies as much as possible, trying to avoid traditional suppliers wherever he can. While Tesla has been... read more January 11, 2018 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Porsche Mission E electric sedan to offer 300 miles of range, 400 hp, at minimum

Though generally mum on details, Porsche has been trickling out tidbits on its forthcoming MIssion E electric sedan since it first unveiled the concept at the 2015 Frankfurt... read more January 10, 2018 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Long Range rating of 310 miles: Is it understated?

Amidst all the coverage on Wednesday of the Tesla Model 3 production numbers, we realized we'd forgotten one piece of the Model 3 saga. That would be the official EPA range... read more January 5, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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