Elon Musk tweeted that production of the Tesla Model 3 is expected to begin in July and a new software update for cars with the second generation hardware package would arrive in June. Read on for more Twitter tidbits.
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Opel has 4,000 orders for the Ampera E, the European version of the Chevy Bolt. On May 17, the first three were delivered to their new owners. It is no coincidence that they were finished in red, white, and blue.
Karma Automotive has officially begun delivering the first Karma Revero plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) to its dealerships in the US, according to recent reports.
Many electric vehicle designers felt the need to stand out, to create a design that flies a bold flag to everyone around that proclaims “I’m modern and different!” While this is great for individuals or businesses looking to make a bold proclamation, most people are looking for a car that looks normal, that drives like a normal car with cool features inside that make day-to-day life just a little bit easier.
Thanks to the good people at Moke America- and some cheap battery technology from China- the classic, paramilitary mini is making a zero-emission comeback!
The Chinese market had 6,260 new EVs registered in January, far from the 15,275 units of January 2016, dragging down the plug-in market share (of new cars sold) to just 0.25% — far below the 1.45% of 2016. Considering the seasonality of the Chinese PEV market, where the first quarter is always the slowest selling (due to […]
Tesla has reportedly told some of its suppliers that it is planning to begin pilot production of the Model 3 on February 20th, in anticipation of full production beginning in July as previously planned, according to unnamed sources familiar with the matter. The sources in question provided Reuters with a number of other interesting data […]
US electric car sales continue to climb to new heights in 2017. Growing 59% year over year (YoY), approximately 12,000 electric cars were sold across the country in January, accounting for approximately 1% of US auto sales.
A guy walks into a local Chevy dealer. Says, “Hey, you guys got any Bolts? That’s Bolt, with a B.” In return, the guy receives blank stares from the sales staff … replaced shortly by smiles, a negatory on the Bolt, and a verbal rundown of all the great models on the lot the guy would just love, such as the Cruze, the Sonic, the Malibu, and yes, the Volt. The Spark went unmentioned.
Back in August 2014, I polled CleanTechnica readers on when an electric car would break into the top 20 of US car sales. The specific question was, “When will a plug-in car break into the top 20 of monthly US car sales?”
Also published on CleanTechnica and our Electric Car Sales page. The Chinese market had 44,874 new electric cars in December, far from the 60,000 expected by analysts, but still up 27% year over year (YoY) and far more than the electric car sales in the US and Europe. Overall, China’s plug-in market share rose to a record 1.45%, […]
Below is an electric cars list of the fully electric cars for sale in 2017 in the USA. This article will be updated as new electric cars arrive on the market, such as the coming Tesla Model 3. The first prices listed are base prices before the federal tax credit. In parenthesis are prices after the maximum […]
The EV market as a whole saw 30% growth for 2016 (compared to 2016) and 51% for December 2016 (compared to December 2015), which would be great for normal cars but may seem a bit weak on the surface for those of us who know how fast EV sales should and could be growing. But remember that 2016 was more of a prep year than a breakout year. This year (2017) and next (2018) are likely to be the big breakout years, thanks to the real arrival of the Chevy Bolt and the expected arrival of the Tesla Model 3.
Despite all of the pro-Bolt comments and reporting at the time, it seems that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s enthusiastic test drive of a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV back in September didn’t lead to him purchasing one. Instead, he has gotten a new Tesla Model S. There’s a bit of a catch to that statement, though, […]
While it’s very likely to simply be a matter of the company looking to protect itself from potential lawsuits down the road, the Chevy Bolt EV owner’s manual section on battery degradation and range loss raises some interesting questions. The owner’s manual (page 322) states that the battery pack capacity could degrade by as much […]
According to a Chevrolet announcement, the very first Chevy Bolt EVs have been delivered to customers in Fremont (located in the San Francisco Bay Area). The 2017 Chevy Bolt offers an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range per charge and has a ‘nickel-rich’ 60 kWh battery pack, which is impressive for an electric car costing under […]
Consumer Reports recently put up its full review of the 2016 Tesla Model X P90D, providing a contrarian view to the idea that the model is the cream of the crop when it comes to SUVs (comparable to the Model S for large sedans). What are the issues identified by the popular magazine? How serious should the […]
The 2017 Ford Focus Electric will feature a roughly 115-mile single-charge range thanks to a new 33.5 kilowatt-hour battery pack, going by the sticker on a display vehicle at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show that was spotted by the folks over at Green Car Reports. If that sticker on the display car turns out […]