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The mystery over available range for the 2019 Nissan Leaf’s 60 kWh battery option may have been solved on a Twitter post. Everyone following the gen-two EV knows the 40 kWh battery available for the first-year 2018 model will go 150 miles per charge. The unveiling also included news that a 60 kWh option will […]

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Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand will reportedly offer all of its vehicles in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or all-electric versions by 2022. The plan could be laid out soon – on Oct. 3 – when Ford’s CEO Jim Hackett makes a presentation to investors. Three sources familiar with the planning shared details with Reuters, as pressure mounts […]

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The high-end Tesla Model 3 looks like it will have the highest miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) rating of any of the more affordable all-electric cars. Tesla Motors Club spotted a window sticker on a Tesla Model 3 with the Long Range battery pack. It gets 310 miles of range and a 126 MPGe rating […]

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The National Labor Relations Board has opened an investigation into worker conditions at Tesla’s Fremont, Calif., manufacturing plant. The NLRB filed a complaint Thursday based on charges documented in April by workers and the United Auto Workers union claiming unfair labor practices. Tensions have been increasing as Tesla scales up the factory’s production schedule to […]

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When revealed next month, Tesla’s Semi tractor trailer won’t have range for long-haul trucking, but may be perfect for local 200-300-mile runs centered around a home base. The word comes via Reuters, which reported Scott Perry, an executive at fleet operator Ryder System, met with Tesla officials at its Fremont, Calif., assembly plant earlier this […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is coming through on his pledge to raise $1.5 billion for ramping up production of the Model 3. He was able to raise $600 million in just a few hours meeting with bond buyers in Manhattan on Monday, according to investors briefed on the matter. It was part of a four-day […]

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Tesla has remained tight-lipped about the true battery size and power output of its new Model 3 sedan, but preliminary findings from the Environmental Protection Agency have revealed some of its specs. According to the EPA documents, which were obtained by InsideEVs, the rear-wheel drive Model 3 has a permanent magnet electric motor that produces […]

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Tesla is serious enough about needed cashflow for hitting Model 3 production targets to ask for its first-ever round of junk bonds. Tesla executives started roadshows today meeting with investment fund managers to raise about $1.5 billion in high-yield junk bonds, according to the IFR financial publication. Production will be ramping up soon to make […]

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Tesla is leading U.S. electric vehicle sales, striding forward in Europe and China, and not spending any real money on advertising. How is that done? Automotive News did a think piece exploring the question. Word-of-mouth referrals and free media coverage are getting the word out on the electric carmaker, and it led to over 500,000 […]

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Germany wants to rival Tesla’s Gigafactory in battery production to power millions of upcoming electric vehicles and for storing renewable energy. TerraE Holding GmbH will choose a company out of five candidates next month to build a 34 gigawatt-hour battery factory, according to TerraE’s chief executive Holger Gritzka. The former ThyssenKrupp executive led a consortium […]

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