A newly released biography gives a closer look into the upbringing and inner workings of entrepreneur Elon Musk. Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, has sparked the interest – and sometimes the ire – of many. He’s known for sidestepping his publicity team to announce company updates through Twitter posts. And his interviews and shareholder […]

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A twin set of bills that would have allowed Tesla Motors to sell vehicles in Texas have expired. Two years ago, a pro-Tesla bill was sent to Texas legislators that would permit the electric carmaker to sell directly to consumers. But the bill never received committee approval and expired at the end of the legislative […]

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Authorities are reporting a sharp increase in Toyota Prius break-ins as a wave of battery thefts hits California. Many of these thefts are centered around San Francisco and Sacramento, and so far the Prius has been listed as the hybrid targeted most often. Used Prius batteries, some possibly obtained illegally, have been listed on sites […]

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Hybrids tend to be synonymous with excellent fuel economy, but that doesn’t mean all hybrid vehicles are gas sippers. At the top end of the scale sits the Toyota Prius. A hybrid with one of the best gas mileage ratings, its combined 50 mpg is far above many gas-only vehicles. At the other end however, […]

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After Georgia officials removed a tax credit for zero emission vehicles, replacing it with a road-use fee and a luxury car tax break, some residents said they are considering a lawsuit. Previously, Georgia had presented itself as one of the bigger supporters of zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs), offering residents a $5,000 tax credit for qualifying […]

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When you look at Tesla Motors, what do you see? Do you see a surfer precariously riding a 75-foot wave for as long as it will last? Or do you see an almost heroic company dedicated purely to electric cars intended to drive a spear into petroleum-centric transportation’s heart? Or, as has also been written, […]

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What we absolutely know for certain about the i5 is that it is a potential future car to be made by BMW. OK, we can say a few more things than only that, but will try to avoid blurring the distinction about what “will” be and what could be. Market Position The i5 was reported […]

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It was a sweet deal while it lasted. But generous incentives that deprived government coffers of tax money and escalated Norway EV sales to one out of every four new cars purchased are being trimmed following negotiations by government leaders who’ve agreed something had to give. Last month Norway reached a goal of 50,000 plug-in […]

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Tesla’s first-quarter earnings announcement today continued to offer hope for supporters who believe they’re witnessing growth pangs of a rising star, and fodder for critics who’ve called a death watch. For his part, Tesla chief Elon Musk told analysts he was feeling good about things even as the company reported triple losses at $154 million […]

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Toyota is gearing up for a historic occasion with launch of its Mirai fuel cell car in eight California dealerships this October. Order taking is to begin this summer along with test drives for preferred customers. As expected, the dealers are chosen based on experience with advanced technology vehicle sales and because they are proximal […]

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