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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Another electric pickup truck was recently unveiled, this time at the EVVE Conference in Ontario. It’s an electric pickup that certainly sounds enticing, even though it isn’t completely clear at this point if the intent is commercial production.
If Countries Are To Meet Paris Climate Change Pledges, Cost Of Emitting Carbon Must Rise To $50–$100 Per Tonne By 2030
If the countries involved are to meet the pledges made as part of the Paris Climate Change agreement, then the cost of emitting carbon dioxide must rise to $50–$100 per tonne by 2030, according to a new study from The Commission on Carbon Prices — which is a group of 13 “leading economists” being backed by […]
Rumors are now going around that BMW has killed off the i5 electric vehicle project. These rumors seem to have originated with “unnamed sources” at BMW, according to BMWBlog, so who knows if they are actually true or not at this point?
When it comes to buying a car, price is a notable issue of consideration to … almost everyone. So, a lot of people want to know what the cheapest electric car is. I’d ask you what car you think that is … but we just put it in the title.
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 […]
The head of global product development at GM, Mark Reuss, was recently quoted as saying that the company was aiming to be the first auto manufacturer to sell an affordable electric vehicle that makes a profit.
The Y Combinator–backed startup OSVehicle has revealed what it claims to be the first modular “ready-to-use self-driving EV” product out there. It is a “white label” product (any branding is fine) and various design cues can be implemented.
The somewhat controversial CEO of Ford, Mark Fields, has retired, effective immediately, according to a new press release from Ford. He has been replaced by Jim Hackett, who is now functioning as President and CEO of the company. So, it looks like those who have been calling for Fields to be axed have gotten their […]
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.
Karma Automotive has officially begun delivering the first Karma Revero plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) to its dealerships in the US, according to recent reports.
Electric supercars seem to be coming into fashion, going by the auto industry news cycle as of late. The newest bit of information supporting that assertion is the news that an all-electric supercar named the “Elextra” is being developed that will possess a combined (both electric motors) output of 670 horsepower.
Following earlier reports that Mercedes-Benz (Daimler) was working on an electric version of its Citaro bus, company execs have revealed that the electric Citaro will be entering series production in 2018.
The South Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai will unveil a new, all-electric bus product within the near future (reportedly, this month). The electric bus has a tentative market launch date of sometime in 2018, according to local news sources.
UPS will begin deploying its first electric hydrogen fuel-cell range-extended (REx) delivery trucks this September in Sacramento, California.
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 […]