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Last month was a good month for car sales in general, plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) in particular, and regarding this latter category, Americans bought their 250,000th. This count includes all road-going U.S. plug-in passenger car sales since 2008 when Tesla’s Roadster was launched, to the present. Early this year, excluding commercial vehicles, we chronicled just […]

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Is Tesla heading towards overcapacity with its Gigafactory? Some researchers seem to think so. Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory plan is to build a new 35 gigawatt-hour lithium-ion cell production facility for electric vehicles. The exact location of this factory is still being debated. Researchers from Lux Research said that this Gigafactory will bring only a modest […]

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Tesla opened new UK Supercharger locations in London and Birmingham on August 12. The American EV company declared this is part of a network expansion that will soon allow Model S owners to drive anywhere in the UK and charge for free, for life. The first new Supercharging site is located at Hyatt Regency London […]

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In 1908, the Model T sparked an explosion for Ford’s sales with a boom heard around the world. After the U.S. was introduced to hybrids before 2000, noises were heard, but advocates still look forward to a “game changer.” One big reason for hybrid and plug-in vehicles has been to reduce emissions and petroleum consumption, […]

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Consumer Reports has released an update on its long-term Tesla Model S tester, and while the organization still enjoys its revolutionary nature, driving performance and good safety scores, its example has suffered a decent string of issues. Having covered nearly 16,000 miles in CR’s care, the Model S – which CR purchased to eliminate ostensible […]

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Not content to let Tesla rest on its laurels with the highest 265-mile EPA-rated range of the Model S 85, company CEO Elon Musk figures making an electric vehicle with over 500 miles of range wouldn’t take long to develop. Musk, who was being interviewed by Auto Express, said Tesla could do it “quite soon, […]

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Tesla will be doing something new to the company in the coming months: producing more than one type of vehicle at a time. The company started with just the hand-built Roadster in 2008, then ceased that and switched over in 2012 exclusively producing the Model S. Now in order to add the pending Model X […]

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Traversing the United States in an EV in a short time is possible and Edmunds.com’s team has proven it at the wheel of a Tesla. A team from Edmunds.com broke the cross-country speed record in an electric vehicle when driving from Redondo Beach, Calif. to New York, NY in a 2013 Tesla Model S. The […]

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If you’ve noticed the U.S. now has more than 75 alternative-energy vehicles, and gone are the days when “fuel efficient” and “eco-friendly” need be synonymous with “unexciting.” To rank seven sporty green cars, we’ve sifted through our sales Dashboard which tracks the entire U.S. market, and picked the ones we think few people who like […]

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Attendees at the SyScan conference next week in Beijing are being offer $10,000 if they can hack Tesla’s Model S security. Of course Tesla Motors is not officially sanctioning the challenge for security experts, and the organizers have not said much about where the car will come from or the rules. One goal of trying […]

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