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BMW is taking a swipe at Tesla in a new commercial without mentioning the brand by name. The commercial shows a woman walking by what look like Tesla superchargers while pushing the tagline “wait or drive,” playing on the fact that so many customers are waiting for their pre-ordered Model 3 sedans. BMW is using […]

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Last Friday, hundreds of Tesla vehicle owners and their invited guests celebrated the official opening of the company’s first Gigafactory battery plant in the Nevada desert. The new facility at the edge of the town of Sparks, east of Reno, will build Tesla’s future battery cells and packs for all of its products. In addition […]

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There have been significant way markers on the road toward an electrified automotive future, and 2016 has seen more than its fair share. The U.S. plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) market was essentially kicked off in 2008 with Tesla’s Roadster if one discounts prior attempts including GM’s late-90s EV1. To make up for abandoning that project, […]

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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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