Crossover SUV sales are on the rise and just because they offer some of the benefits of a truck does not mean they need to be inefficient. Indeed, the standard now for fuel economy among the best is nearly as good as some compact sedans. Of course, with the exception of all-electric models, the top-performing […]

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A year after the introduction of the prototype Model 3, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to his medium of choice, Twitter, to share more details on the pending production version. Due in just three months in July, the Model 3 is arguably the biggest news for electric cars going, and may even be this year’s […]

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Tesla may see its break into the police car market through a contract with Scotland Yard. London’s police department has been in talks with Tesla CEO Elon Musk that could bring in up to 700 Tesla vehicles customized for the client. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, chief of Metropolitan Police, has been in talks with Tesla on […]

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For several years now Tesla has had a lock hold on the luxury performance electric car market but this is due to change. Part of that was its plan, says CEO Elon Musk of the “disruptive” company that pushed EVs into the public consciousness, while capturing sales from the proud automakers of Europe. A big […]

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This week Workhorse Group announced it had lassoed some utilities for its four-wheel-drive truck. At least three electric utilities — Duke Energy, Portland General Electric and Southern California Public Power Authority — among others have signed a letter of intent for what would likely lead to fleet commitments of 2,150 pickups when available. This suggests […]

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Chinese search engine giant Baidu is jumping into the electric hypercar race after investing about $600 million in NextEV. Shanghai-based NextEV has been seeking capital to roll out its Tesla-competitive NIO brand. The startup hosted a splashy launch event at Saatchi Gallery in London in November, dazzling attendees with the NIO EP9. NextEV is calling […]

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The Lucid Air will start at $52,500 after a $7,500 federal tax credit, the company announced today. This is a surprise departure from the initial reports that indicated a much higher base price. It also means that the base Lucid Air will undercut the current Tesla Model S 60 by $9,500, is not far off […]

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Volkswagen expects to build fast DC charging sites in the U.S. over the next two years that would rival and in some ways exceed today’s Tesla Supercharger network. This news comes via a draft plan released by the California Air Resources Board yesterday in advance of a board meeting later this month. Final approval of […]

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As expected, the Trump administration said today it would re-open review of tough federal mpg and emissions standards that had been finalized under the Obama EPA. For the past few months clouds have been brewing over what the New York Times reported could lead also to an attack on California’s right to set its own […]

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More than the most anticipated electric car of 2017, Tesla’s Model 3 may be the most newsworthy car of any type, but the odds of anyone getting one for under $30,000 may be close to nil. Tesla has said the 215-plus mile EV will be priced from $35,000 and some news stories initially fluffed up […]

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