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A prototype for the Tesla Model 3 has been spotted running down the freeway in California. Spied near Tesla headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., this is the first time a Model 3 has been seen actually underway cruising down the road. The poster of video claims that he and his passengers have reservations down on […]

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A Nissan engineer has let slip that the new Leaf electric car will feature a little over 200 miles of range. Nissan’s global director of electric vehicle engineering, Kazuo Yajima, told Autoblog that a new 60-kWh battery pack is coming in the next Leaf that will allow it to travel between 210 and 220 miles […]

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“Pencils down.” Those are the words Tesla Motors’ chief executive Elon Musk used in describing the time deadline for the Tesla Model 3 final design. “Almost all of the Model 3 design is done, and we’re aiming for pencils down basically in six weeks, complete pencils down. And we’re tabling — you know, if there […]

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Tesla Motors’ chief technology officer and co-founder, JB Straubel, was the keynote speaker at the recently held International Transport Forum held in Leipzig, Germany. During his address at the ministerial session, Straubel touched on a number of subjects that circled around electric transportation and electric vehicles — mainly the innovations regarding batteries and autonomous driving. […]

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In a bid to keep the price of the car down, Tesla won’t offer free Supercharging to owners of its upcoming Model 3. Speaking at Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting, Tesla CEO Elon Musk broke the news that Tesla’s “free for life” Supercharger policy is going to change. “The obvious thing to do is decouple [free […]

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To everyone holding out for more electric car range for your money, it appears the industry has heard you. Just two years ago $35,000 could pay for a nicely equipped EV with 84 EPA-rated miles range, and while that’s still the case, on the horizon are five EVs that could deliver 200 miles for nearly […]

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Many articles have been published about slower than expected plug-in electrified vehicles’ market acceptance this decade, but these tend to highlight only a few aspects of a very complicated picture. Looked at from a broad overview, one could alternately say it’s a wonder plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles (PEVs) have done as well as they […]

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Tesla has filed an underwritten registered public offering of about $2-billion in shares of its common stock to raise money to ramp up Model 3 production. After receiving a surprising 400,000 or so preorders for the Tesla Model 3, the American automaker is offering about $1.4-billion in shares while CEO Elon Musk will sell the […]

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It’s hardly a surprise, but 12,200 Tesla Model 3 preorders have been canceled. After revealing that it had around 400,000 preorders for the Tesla Model 3, the company said it now holds about 373,000 reservations for the entry-level, all-electric sedan. According to Tesla, about 8000 customers have canceled their preorders while 4,200 Model 3 preorders […]

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Long-time Audi executive Peter Hochdoldinger has reportedly been hired by Tesla as its new vice president of vehicle production. According to The Verge which reported receiving a statement today from Tesla, Hochholdinger is to be tasked with current Model S and X production, and the ramp-up leading to Model 3 targeted for late 2017. “Tesla […]

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