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Having started from zero last decade, global acceptance of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVS) is speeding up and in just the past four months the number grew by 20 percent to 600,000 vehicles sold. This counts only the top-10 countries and their purchases of primarily passenger-oriented, highway legal plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles. Of these around […]

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If anyone was ever tired of hearing about U.S. “compliance cars” by seemingly tepid automakers merely trying to appease regulators, news that EVs now comprise 15 percent of new car sales in Norway could come as a breath of fresh air. As previously reported, the tiny country of 3.2 million people is eager to make […]

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Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder has just signed House Bill 5606 effectively prohibiting Tesla from operating factory direct in state. The bipartisan legislation was overwhelmingly approved 38-0 in the Senate, and 106-1 in the House of Representatives. “This bill does not, as some have claimed, prevent auto manufacturers from selling automobiles directly to consumers at retail […]

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With its back against the ropes, Cadillac aims to come out swinging against every major luxury brand with 5-10 new models by 2020, including an all-electric model yet to be defined. In its sights particularly are top-shelf conventional German cars, but how a future Cadillac EV would compete against a Tesla – Model 3 or […]

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Tesla is pushing the frontier in many ways, and its 691-horsepower all-wheel-drive P85D just announced is a technological feat, but some of Tesla’s assertions appear a bit stretched even next to cars by Dodge. Yes Dodge, and many other automakers could also contend some of Tesla’s statements as well. In its blog post last week, […]

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Want your Tesla Model S to stand out even more? Tesla tuner Unplugged Performance has released a Tesla Model S specific set of wheels. Announced today,the UP-01 wheel upgrade package has been co-developed and produced by world renowned wheel manufacturer BBS. “The long term vision for Unplugged Performance is to fill the role as the […]

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As a testament to the company’s ambitions, Tesla’s Model S has been available in Japan since early September. This new market availability follows the introduction in June of the Model S in right-hand drive configuration to the UK market. Japan, like the UK, requires drivers to be on the right side of the cockpit, as […]

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If you heard any rumors of the Cadillac ELR’s inevitable demise, these have been greatly exaggerated said its new company President, Johan de Nysschen. Given it was only launched January 2014, it’s too early for sneak previews, especially with a new Volt due for revelation in January, but in an Automobile magazine interview, de Nysschen […]

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After months of speculation and political maneuvering in five states to woo Tesla’s Giga Factory, yesterday afternoon Nevada was named the winner. The deal, with provisions subject to state legislative approval, was announced in a press conference with Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Nevada Governor, Brian Sandoval. As previously reported, Tesla aims to produce as […]

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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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