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Tennessee plug-in car buyers can get them while they are hot as the state has set up a $0.7 million fund to subsidize plug-in car purchases or leases with $1,500-$2,500 each on a first-come, first-served basis. This news came this last week on the two-tiered rebate program offered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and […]

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This past Tuesday, Connecticut Governor Daniel P. Malloy announced the state will be giving up to $3,000 rebates to those who purchase electric, fuel cell, or plug-in hybrid vehicles. Rebates, which will be applied during the point of sale, are available to residents, municipalities, and businesses of Connecticut and can range from $750 to $3,000 depending […]

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Consumer Reports  recently wrote that three years after Tesla first began having door handle issues, it’s still struggling to eradicate them all, and in the worst case the car can be “undriveable.” The publication found door handles on its $127,000 Model S to be faulty, as its editors were unable to enter the car through […]

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Last week, Tesla Motors Inc. posted about 30 new job openings for positions over at its $5 billion currently under construction lithium-ion battery plant just outside of Reno. The jobs posted range anywhere from engineers to analysts, managerial to technical, with the full searchable list on Tesla’s website. While the site does not include wage information […]

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Last week, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed into effect House Bill 235, which will allow Tesla Motors to sell directly to customers as soon as this year. According to the International Business Times, the bill lets Tesla open up as many as four dealerships in Maryland starting on October 1. With the addition of Maryland, Tesla […]

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A lawsuit brought by A123 Systems against Apple Inc. for allegedly poaching top-ranking employees is being settled. The controversy happened amidst the backdrop of a broader story early this year that Apple is doing something big to develop a possible autonomous electric car and to do so was cherry picking talent from existing companies. In […]

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently signed into effect legislation that makes it illegal to modify any diesel vehicle, exhaust, or equipment that would increase the quantity of soot, pollution, or smoke into the air. This in turn bans what’s known as “rolling coal,” which is when an owner bypasses the stock clean air restrictors allowing […]

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A team of German engineers has been showcasing an EV prototype that can drive sideways, shrink, and turning on a dime in order to tackle challenges of ever-shrinking parking spots and increasing urban congestion. The EO Smart Connecting Car 2 as it’s been dubbed, was developed in Bremen by DFKI Robotics Innovation Center. The creation team […]

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On Monday, three senior Federal Trade Commission staffers sent an 11-page letter to Michigan State Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, urging an end to its effective ban against automakers – like Tesla – from selling factory direct. The FTC staff members representing a unanimous viewpoint voted 5-0 by the commission said current legislation equates to “protectionism” for […]

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This past Saturday, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said that he had a visit with Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Apple’s Chief Executive Tim Cook during a recent trip to California. Fiat’s CEO said he also reportedly spent 45 minutes in one of Google’s self driving cars. Marchionne, the person responsible for bringing Fiat and […]

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