The current base model Tesla Model S will soon be discontinued. The move has been expected with the introduction of the Model 3, but now Tesla has confirmed to Electrek the rear-wheel-drive Model S 75 will be axed Sept. 24. Currently, the entry-level Model S starts from $70,700 including destination, but once it’s gone that […]

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The Tesla Model 3 will not be judged as part of the North American Car of the Year awards this year. According to The Detroit News, Tesla will not participate in this year’s NACTOY awards it is “focused on scaling up production and could not have a car available for jury testing.” Without the Model […]

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If just some of the automakers who’ve made statements committing to electrify a large percentage or all of their future products stay true to their word, the world ought to be swimming in plug-in cars by mid next decade. Or sooner. Or so one might think given relatively radical projections made by automakers who only […]

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With Honda’s revelation of electric range for its 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid just 6 miles shy of the Chevy Volt’s, it stands to become the reigning sales leader’s toughest competition yet when launched later this year. Since its December 2010 release, the “extended-range electric” Volt has been the best-selling plug-in hybrid in the U.S., although […]

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Ford Motor Company and Mahindra Group have agreed to a strategic alliance that will explore electrification, connected vehicles, and other new technologies. Teams from both companies will collaborate and work together for a period of up to three years. Any further strategic cooperation between the two companies will be decided at the end of that […]

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Ferrari and Lamborghini have said they have no plans to make an electric car, but whether this is believable is another question. According to Automotive News Europe, both Ferrari and Lamborghini have confirmed neither have plans to develop a fully electric model anytime soon. Speaking at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Ferrari’s chief technology officer, […]

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The production Porsche Mission E is coming. “It is very close to what you saw two years ago at Frankfurt,” Porsche CEO Oliver Blume says of the forthcoming production version of 2015’s stunning Mission E Concept. “It will be exciting but a bit different from the concept,” Blume told CAR Magazine at the Frankfurt Motor […]

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With last week’s unveiling of Nissan’s second-generation Leaf, people can now focus less on comparing the Chevy Bolt to the dissimilar Tesla Model 3, and look at a closer matchup. Such apple-versus-orange comparisons can be explained however. Including the just-revealed Leaf, there are but three new-generation EVs priced below $40,000 with longer range than first-generation […]

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The Smart ForTwo isn’t aimed at car enthusiasts and neither are most electric vehicles, but we get the feeling many gearheads will be able to get on board with the new Brabus Ultimate-E Concept. Before you begin deriding this electric yellow city car and its silent drivetrain, take a minute to hear what it has […]

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As various countries and automakers set deadlines to ban fossil fuel powered vehicles, the latest to potentially add its name to the list is the world’s largest car market, China. Assuming it does set a date-certain deadline for the phase-out of vehicles powered by conventional internal combustion engines (ICE), the fast-growing market stands to shift […]

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