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Last month the Tesla Model S became the second plug-in electrified vehicle ever to sell more than 150,000 units worldwide. Because Tesla does not report monthly sales, and only periodically reports numbers on a quarterly basis, the exact count through November is unknown, but enough clues are in to estimate more than 151,000 cumulative sales. […]

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The latest car reliability survey from Consumer Reports sees it recommending and not recommending certain models, including some of the most popular green cars sold. Data for the broad survey of all vehicle types came from over half a million vehicles from model year 2000-2016, with some 2017s as well. “With that much information, Consumer […]

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Lamborghini has been bitten by the electric car bug according to the German publication AutoBild, and will raid the Porsche Mission E battery electric car’s parts bin to build it. The electric supercar program even has a name, “Vitola,” which gives the impression that the Italian car manufacturer is serious about this. It’s possible that […]

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Today most major automakers say they’re eager to build electric cars, many have announced new models with more pending, but none would be doing this if they did not have to. To some observers this may be obvious, and to others just loosely aware of the facts and fancies surrounding the electrification of the automobile, […]

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Although media reports periodically focus on relatively low sales for plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs), a few standout models are selling in numbers respectable even next to much-better established non-plug-in hybrids. The regular, non-plug-in hybrid market has had 16 years in the U.S. to get underway and today the two top sellers – the Toyota Prius […]

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A report coming from the Netherlands suggests that Tesla’s Model S sedan and Model X SUV will soon have a 100-killowatt-hour battery pack. The evidence was discovered by Dutch blog Kenteken.TV on the database of RDW, the Netherlands regulator and European authority used by Tesla to approve its vehicles for European Union roads. Three new […]

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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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Five out of the 10 best-selling used vehicles from 2013 to 2015 were electrified in one way or another. At least, that’s according to numbers from iSeeCars. In this case, “best-selling” doesn’t mean the vehicles that sold the most, but rather it’s those that spent the least amount of time on dealers’ lots. SEE ALSO: […]

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As the tally of states offering support for plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) has grown, so has the list of those now levying some form of tax or fee against them. Yes that’s right, in their wisdom, state legislators mirroring a nationwide thrust to defray PEVs’ extra expense have on one hand given, and on the […]

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Tesla is planning one of its biggest software updates to date. The 8.0 upgrade will add some features to Autopilot, Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving system, along with changing up the navigation and map interface. The biggest addition to Autopilot is going to be an off-ramp navigator that will exit an interstate when the turn signal is […]

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