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It’s not uncommon for companies to lose money while building plans for the future, but Tesla appears to be prepared to take quite a financial hit as it plans to expand. The company has stated that it plans to expand its electric-vehicle offerings into trucks and busses, as well as also expanding into the car-sharing […]

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A Tesla Model S was traveling at 74 mph in Autopilot mode during the fatal crash in Florida, according to a preliminary federal investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report released Tuesday draws no conclusion about the cause of the May 7 crash that killed Tesla test driver Joshua Brown, 40. The Model S […]

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Last week Tesla Motors announced a plan that included battery-powered commercial trucks with no production timetable. This week Mercedes-Benz unveiled its electric Urban eTruck with sales planned in about five years, Automotive News is reporting. As the name suggests, the Urban eTruck is aimed at intercity deliveries such as grocery stores and other urban businesses. […]

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Volkswagen AG received a preliminary go-ahead from a federal court on Tuesday for a $14.7 billion settlement on the diesel emissions-cheating scandal. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco issued a preliminary decision affecting car owners, the U.S. government, and 44 states. The total will go up to $15.3 billion if VW’s $603 […]

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While Tesla’s Gigafactory won’t officially host its grand opening until Friday in Nevada, members of the media toured the plant on Tuesday and shared perspectives ranging from being fans to skeptics. Two years after construction began, the $5 billion factory is expected to nearly double global production of lithium-ion batteries. The factory is about 14 […]

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Nissan’s British office has an extra incentive for 16 Olympic medal hopefuls — win a gold medal at this summer’s Rio Games and take home a shiny gold Leaf EV. The gilded Leaf EV was unveiled at the Lee Valley Velopark in London by Sir Chris Hoy, who knows a thing or two about winning Olympic golds: […]

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Jaguar currently has no EVs in its lineup. That’s about to change. Automobile reports that the venerable British automaker is going to add two EVs to the model line in addition to refreshes and updates to the XE sedan and F-Pace SUV (themselves both new additions) as well as to the F-Type sports car. The […]

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Ranking as the cumulatively best-selling plug-in electrified in the U.S., the Chevrolet Volt is crossing a 100,000 unit milestone. Also the first PEV to undergo a complete redesign, and now in its second generation, the extended-range EV may have quietly sold its 100,000th example this past weekend. As of June, the tally since launch was […]

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The European Commission is taking measures to speed up deployment of low- and zero-emission vehicles and alternative energy sources. The commission just released its “European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility” to move towards low- and zero-emission vehicles. It also embraces deployment of low-emission alternative energy for transport including advanced biofuels, renewable electricity, and renewable synthetic fuels, […]

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Porsche will be increasing its hiring with 400 more newly created jobs than previously reported as it prepares to build its Mission E and compete with Tesla and Silicon Valley. In all, the German automaker has raised the number of new jobs it will create to more 1,400 from more than 1,000 already announced. More […]

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