James Ayre, Author at EV Obsession

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Tesla Close To Testing Self-Driving Semi Truck, Going By Emails Between Tesla & Nevada DMV

Tesla is getting closer to the point of testing a long-haul, self-driving electric semi truck, going by recent emails between the company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles that Reuters reported on. How much closer? It’s hard to say, especially when one considers the economic hurdles that would have to be surpassed for long-haul […]

August 12th

Cost Of Tesla Cars Varies Dramatically — Overview Of Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, & Tesla Model 3 Pricing

One thing that I’ve noticed about mainstream media coverage of the electric car pioneer Tesla Motors in recent years is that pricing for the company’s products is often misquoted. It’s hard to say just how much of this misquoting and exaggeration is intentional, but either way, representing a product as much more expensive than it […]

July 1st

Solar Cars 101 — Guide To The Basics Of Solar Powered Vehicles

Are solar powered cars viable in any real way? Is there a way to create vehicles that are powered by nothing but solar photovoltaic panels and that are useful in the real world? Is it possible to create solar cars that are competitive commercially? What kind of vehicle performance can be achieved when the added weight […]

June 6th

2nd Daimler Battery Factory In Kamenz On Solid Ground Now

The foundation for the second ACCUMOTIVE (a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler) battery factory in Kamenz, Germany, has now been laid, according to new press release. The under-construction €500 million lithium-ion battery pack production facility has reportedly been designed to be CO2-neutral and will be relying on electricity from a power + heat production facility […]

May 24th

Hyundai Ioniq Electric Vs Hyundai Ioniq PHEV: A Road Trip Comparison (Video)

One of the main reasons that many car buyers have been reluctant to buy all-electric vehicles is quite simple — traveling long distances in one is generally quite time consuming and inconvenient. This is mostly owing to the dearth of electric vehicle superfast-charging stations and the low range of many of the offerings out there now.

May 22nd

Tesla Model Y To Use Different Platform Than Model 3, With 95% Reduction In Wiring (As Compared To Model 3)

The Tesla Model Y crossover will be built on a different platform than the Model 3, despite earlier comments from CEO Elon Musk that seemed to indicate otherwise … going by recent comments from Musk made on the Q1 2017 earnings call. Is this the Model Y under wraps? Perhaps more interestingly, though, Musk also […]

May 6th