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MINI is showing up at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 with a very special EV concept: the MINI Superleggera Vision. This open-top two-seater EV was created by MINI and Touring Superleggera, the tradition-steeped design and coach building house based in Milan. MINI stated the Superleggera Vision is on the one hand a classic roadster, […]

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MINI is working to finish a two-seat concept small car that it will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next March. The car will be an update of an existing concept that first appeared in Geneva in 1997 as the MINI Spiritual. The vehicle’s styling is expected to be the first showing of a revitalized […]

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BMW has officially joined the electric car parade with the announcement of the limited edition MINI E car for production. This zero-emission EV, based on the MINI Cooper platform, will get its power from a 150 kilowatt electric motor tied to a newly-developed high-power lithium-ion battery. “This is yet another example of the company’s overall […]

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Tesla Motors won a waiver for its all-electric Roadster on Monday from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulators. NHTSA recognized that Tesla might be forced to cancel all pending projects and go out of business, if the California electric vehicle company was required to meet federal air bag standards. Tesla’s $43 million operating losses […]

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The first Model X Signature Edition may be delivered this Sunday, and Tesla is reportedly kicking on its production line into full swing. On the Tesla Motors Club forum, Signature buyers with low-numbered places in the long reservation list have said this week Tesla began emailing them one by one to let them know their […]

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This month the five-year anniversary of the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt mark the first half decade for mass-market plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs). PEVs had existed prior, including the Mitsubishi i-MiEV circa 2009, the limited-production Tesla Roadster from 2008, and others, but the Volt and Leaf began for major manufacturers what is now a growing […]

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Without issuing a press release or a notice to its consumers, Tesla has ended its $100 flat fee for its mobile servicing pickup. The flat fee was part of Tesla’s service plan, which is separate from warranty repairs. Customers that purchased the pre-paid plan received an annual inspection and replacement of “all wear and tear […]

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Three new changes are coming for the Tesla Model S, including a new “ludicrous mode.” If the P85D’s “insane” mode was not enough for you, when this setting is engaged, the now-quicker Model S will reach 60 mph in a reported 2.8 seconds making the previous P85D’s 3.2 seconds seem sluggish. Top speed is 155 […]

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Tesla Motors announced yesterday, May 22, that it has paid off the entire loan awarded to the company by the Department of Energy in 2010. In addition to payments made in 2012 and Q1 2013, Tesla said May 22’s wire of almost half a billion dollars ($451.8M) repays the full loan facility with interest. According […]

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Commenting last Friday on Facebook about Fisker’s expected bankruptcy, Sarah Palin lumped in other projects that have been smiled upon by the Obama administration, and called the Chevy Volt and Tesla “losers.” On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk answered via Twitter that he was “deeply wounded.” The exchange via social media outlets has been seen […]

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