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Tesla shaved down losses and surpassed revenue estimates in Q4, and told investors Model 3 production will start in July. On a conference call yesterday, CEO Elon Musk told analysts that the company is “on track” to start limited production then, with a goal of 5,000 Model 3s produced per week in the fourth quarter […]

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Tesla will be shutting down its Fremont, Calif., factory to get ready for high-volume Model 3 production to start in July. The electric automaker said the “brief, planned” pause will make it possible to add capacity in the assembly plant’s paint shop and a few other maintenance items. It’s necessary for the company to meet […]

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Chevrolet has released a state-by-state distribution schedule for the Chevy Bolt in 2017, with the all-electric compact crossover going nationwide during the third quarter. Following the Bolt’s launch in California and Oregon, the next states to see the rollout was scheduled to begin in December-through-February in Massachusetts, Maryland, and Virginia. Nineteen states will be included […]

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Electrified vehicles will triple their percentage of overall global new vehicle sales by 2025, according to a new report. Navigant Research predicts that sales of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric light-duty vehicles will go from 3 percent in 2016 to 9 percent of worldwide sales in 2025. For all of what the firm calls “EV” […]

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Weeks before it shows up at dealerships, the Chevrolet Bolt was just named the 2017 Car of the Year by Motor Trend. Pam Fletcher, General Motors’ electric vehicle chief, and North American President Alan Batey, took the award during a ceremony marking the start of the annual Los Angeles Auto Show. Other finalist for the […]

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Tesla Motors is bringing automotive glass in house with the formation of the “glass technology group,” and the first car to receive new glass developed for solar roof tiles is to be the Model 3. More has to be revealed about the benefits of the glass other than it can contain heating elements, but clear […]

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General Motors will sell more than 30,000 Chevrolet Bolts next year after its launch late in 2016. So says the vice president of the Bolt’s battery supplier, LG Chem, and LG Electronics was also instrumental in building several components GM’s 238-mile electric car. Vice President Kang Chang-beom made the Bolt sales projection during a conference […]

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Earlier we reported that the price for the battery electric 2017 Chevrolet Volt in base LT trim is $37,495 including destination charges. Then we found out Canadians will pay far less. The same Bolt LT has a U.S. dollar sticker price in Canada of $32,400 ($42,795 CAD) plus destination charges, bringing the total to $33,632 […]

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Tesla Motors can now borrow up to $300 million from Deutsche Bank for its vehicle leasing program, and to stabilize its financial condition. In a filing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Tesla said that cutting down its own cash requirements for its direct leasing program would be “significantly reduced.” That means Tesla will need […]

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is choosing the Chevy Bolt over the Tesla Model 3 and gave the upcoming all-electric car a thumbs up on his Facebook page. While not for sale until later this year, a General Motors spokesman said that it arranged for Wozniak to test the vehicle earlier this week, according to Fortune. […]

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