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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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Buyers have until April 16 to order Tesla’s Model S 60, after which its cheapest model will be the S 75 and the barrier to entry after-tax-credit will rise from $71,300 to $77,800. Tesla’s move came shortly after Lucid Motors announced initial pricing for its Air sedan, which is scheduled for initial deliveries in early […]

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The Lucid Air will start at $52,500 after a $7,500 federal tax credit, the company announced today. This is a surprise departure from the initial reports that indicated a much higher base price. It also means that the base Lucid Air will undercut the current Tesla Model S 60 by $9,500, is not far off […]

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In response to a customer on Saturday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tesla owners can expect major hardware updates to occur “every 12 to 18 months.” Musk made the comment when responding to a customer’s Twitter question about paid upgrades for exisiting owners who want the latest equipment, possibly referring to the second generation Autopilot […]

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As part of its latest update, Tesla is forcing its Autopilot semi-autonomous system to obey the speed limits on city streets and non-divided highways. Before the update, Tesla owners were able to set Autopilot at up to five mph over the posted speed limit, but now that leeway is being removed when the car is […]

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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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