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    August 2015 Dashboard

    The monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Overall sales for August continued at a high level, exceeding both July 2015 although slightly less than August 2014. The main reason for the decline […]


    2016 Volt First Drive Reviews Are Mostly Positive

    A limited-access 2016 Volt drive event held for a few publications in July and under media blackout until today saw a flurry of mostly positive first-drive reports. Nearly everything is reported as better about the first plug-in car to go through a complete redesign, and most reviews accentuated the positive while a couple critiqued it […]

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    Tesla Model X With Ludicrous Speed Will Be Even Quicker Than Some Thought

    While Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the quickest Model X P90D could sprint from to 0-60 in 3.3 seconds, Tesla is telling buyers of the crossover due soon its “Ludicrous” mode will do 3.2 seconds. Zero-to-60 mph in 3.2 seconds along with a manufacturer-estimated quarter mile time of 11.7 seconds will make the Model […]

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    BMW To Show Four New Plug-In Hybrids At Frankfurt Auto Show

    BMW is bringing four new plug-in hybrids to the Frankfurt auto show later this month, with each vehicle building on a different brand segment. These will add to BMW’s alternatively powered lineup, which includes the battery electric i3 and the i8 plug-in sports car. These are powered by BMW’s eDrive technology, which will also transfer […]

    Why Bosch Buying Battery Developer Seeo Is Significant

    Last week, Bosch announced it is acquiring a California-based battery company that’s currently developing a solid-state lithium-ion battery. Bosch’s purchase of Seeo, set at an undisclosed price for the company’s intellectual property and research staff, was both groundbreaking and (to some) questionable. “It is the first instance of a major automotive player outright acquiring a […]

    Musk Tweets Tesla Model 3 Production To Start In About 2 Years

    Are you waiting for the Model 3 so you can have a Tesla for maybe half the price of a Model S? Today Elon Musk, CEO, utilized that free medium of such potent effect – Twitter – to reveal it will be about two more years. This actually aligns with previous a statement Musk made […]

    10 Reasons Why Fiat Chrysler Is In Major Trouble

    As the only major automaker in the world with more debt than cash, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) appears to be in big trouble. Here’s why the company has some serious soul searching to do: 1. GM Doesn’t Want to Merge Recently, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne made it known that he’s interested in the idea of […]

    Musk: First Tesla Model X Deliveries Set For September 29

    One day after the first wave of online configurations was opened for Model X reservation holders, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a date certain: Sept. 29. A simple message, but unclear for the deliveries at Tesla’s Fremont factory is whether these will be “Founder’s edition or also special “Signature” edition trim levels. SEE ALSO: Tesla […]

    Tesla Releases $29,000 Battery Upgrade For Roadster

    Tesla has begun selling an upgraded battery for its two-door Roadster, boosting the battery electric vehicle’s range by another 100 miles. “Model S development has helped us apply new battery technology to the Roadster 3.0 packs,” a Tesla representative told us. “The cells store 31 percent more energy than the original Roadster cell. Using this […]