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Tesla’s director of battery tech has left the company, just days after the launch party for the company’s latest vehicle. Kurt Kelty had been with Tesla since 2006, making him one of the longest-serving executives with the automaker. Before that he spent 14 years at Panasonic, Tesla’s partner for the battery Gigafactory in Reno, Nevada. […]

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Last month for the first time Chevrolet’s Bolt EV outsold the Volt. The compact crossover’s 1,971 sales outdistanced it from a relatively low month for the Volt, which delivered only 1,518 units, a nearly 37 percent decline from 2,406 sales a year prior and not far ahead of the on-its-way-out Nissan Leaf’s 1,283. This year […]

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Tesla workers behind a unionization effort sent a letter yesterday to board members expressing concerns over safety and financial risks as Model 3 production ramps up. Workers sent the letter to independent board members to hold CEO Elon Musk accountable three days after the first 30 deliveries were handed over to Tesla employees. Prior to […]

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Prospective buyers of the Tesla Model 3 can expect a performance version of the electric compact sedan to arrive in mid-2018, Elon Musk has revealed in a tweet. Musk said previously that the initial run of Model 3s would be simplified, base model versions of the car so as to not complicate the assembly process […]

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Honda Canada will have level two electric chargers at nearly two-thirds of its dealer network by the end of this year. Instead of waiting until they have an EV or plug-in hybrid on the lot to sell, 152 Honda Canada dealers are getting proactive about infrastructure. Those dealers have committed to at least two level […]

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FIA Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi was honored at an end-of-season awards gala in Montreal on Sunday, while Renault took the team award for the third year in a row. ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport driver di Grassi  was given his trophy by FIA President Jean Todt. The Renault e.dams team was given its award […]

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BYD will be providing 60 all-electric buses to Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in one of the largest electric buses contracts to date in the U.S. LA Metro plans to place the 40-foot electric buses in its Silver Line bus service, which runs throughout the county, from El Monte into downtown LA and then […]

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Mercedes-Benz is dropping the B-Class Electric Drive, in favor of focusing on a new generation of compacts and the EQ brand. Confirmation of the death of the electrified version of the compact not-quite-a-minivan was give by Mercedes-Benz USA spokesperson Rob Moran to Automotive News. Moran said that production of the slow-selling electric car would end […]

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Tesla has officially delivered the first production Model 3 units. Earlier this evening, Tesla hosted a special event to hand over the keys for the first 30 Tesla Model 3 sedans to their new owners. Before that happened however, the American automaker gave an inside look at the company, including a stop at the new […]

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The next electric vehicle from General Motors might be a Buick crossover. That information comes from Inside EVs which reports that it got the information from a source who attended a focus group about the new vehicle in California. That GM was planning more vehicles based on the Bolt EV platform is not new, but […]

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