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Specifications for the upcoming Tesla Model 3 sedan have been unveiled through a leaked product sheet from an apparent inside source. The product sheet (below), which was posted on Model 3 Owners Club forum, compares the Model 3’s performance parameters and features with those of the Model S. The base Model 3’s range will sit at 215 […]

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BMW is planning a new electric vehicle, but look for it to wear a 4 Series GT badge rather than the ‘i’ from BMW’s electric sub-brand. According to a report from Autocar, BMW will replace both the existing 3 Series Gran Turismo and 4 Series Gran Coupe models with a new 4 Series Gran Turismo […]

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Yesterday Tesla reported revenue according to generally accepted accounting principles of $2.7 billion, up from $1.6 billion last year, with a larger net loss than expected. Shareholders are watching carefully to see how Tesla handles the launch of the Model 3, which CEO Elon Musk affirmed is on schedule for production starting in July. Critics […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly fired its German engineering company’s founder last month after disputing over the firm’s business strategy. According to two source familiar with the matter speaking with Reuters, Klaus Grohmann, founder and CEO of Grohmann Engineering, fought with Musk over keeping the firm’s legacy clients, which included Daimler and BMW. Musk wanted […]

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It’s no surprise to anyone that gas stations are fewer and further in between in rural areas. So it shouldn’t be shocking that the same holds true for electric-vehicle charging stations. There’s one big difference, however – most EVs have shorter ranges than vehicles fueled by gasoline or diesel. The Denver Post chronicles the struggles […]

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It’s been a couple weeks now since Tesla chief Elon Musk revealed a brief, low-quality video of a black “release candidate” Model 3 accelerating, and now a captured video has surfaced. Shot with a dashcam, the 98-second clip is mainly what could be seen in its fixed range of view as the driver positioned himself […]

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Consumer demand may be the driving force behind automakers shifting assembly line production toward crossover vehicles, but there is another trend that has nothing to do with modern-day sales. Electric vehicles have a small but loyal consumer base and the majority of carmakers seem poised to ensure the next decade caters directly to them — […]

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On Sunday Tesla reported a record 25,418 sales for the first three months of 2017, but this peak may look anticlimactic compared to pending plans for explosive growth. By any other measure, 25,000-plus sales are a big leap forward, being 69-percent more than the year prior, and consisting of about 13,450 Model S sedans and […]

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After deciding that its analytic tools are top-notch and will tell it everything it needs to know, Tesla is skipping the “beta” phase of the Model 3’s development cycle. In a conference call to investors last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the automaker doesn’t need to bother with that crop of pre-production models. Early […]

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Tesla has been able to raise more funds than originally expected to back the launch of the Model 3 later this year. The electric automaker raised about $1.2 billion on Friday, about 20 percent more than had been planned by the company. That capital came through about $350 million in common shares and another $850 […]

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