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It’s called “The Thing” by BMW’s engineers; it has all-wheel-drive, 700 horsepower, and is a plug-in hybrid with 470 horsepower of that total coming from the electric motors powering the front and rear. It’ll spin all four wheels at will with instant torque and Car and Driver calls it a “Tesla P85D killer” but: 1) […]

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It is official, Tesla Motors is now actively doing business in Australia, with first deliveries, opening of the first store and energizing of the first Supercharger all happening this week. Tesla delivered nine new cars to customers in Sydney today during a special evening event celebrating the arrival of the Model S in Australia. Tesla […]

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In certain regions, the Tesla Model S may be a victim of its own success. It’s fast, cool, high-end, and exclusive. Or rather, it’s becoming not exclusive, even near ubiquitous in some neighborhoods, so to remedy this, T Sportline has a solution. It wants to amp up the exclusivity factor, and at next week’s LA […]

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There are now a baker’s dozen electric cars for sale in the U.S., but many people are still learning about them. This is understandable as they’re yet a relatively new type of car, for now only the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, BMW i3, Ford Focus Electric, and Mitsubishi i-MiEV are sold nationwide, and the […]

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Tesla’s pending Gigafactory battery plant will be needed to enable production of nearly a quarter million electric cars later this decade, and while they’re at it, Model 3 may spin off an SUV and station wagon variant. This word of the proposed $35,000 car came last week from Tesla’s vice president for engineering, Chris Porritt. […]

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A video by Edmunds’ haggle-free car shopping service was not designed by Tesla, but in the eyes of some, it might just as well have been. As Green Car Reports observes which dug up a copy from YouTube of one of four videos after Edmunds pulled them following complaints from its dealer customers, the video […]

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Everyone knows there is no gasoline engine making a Tesla Model S go, but besides a motor and battery, have you ever wondered what the rest consists of under the skin? If so, you’re not the only one, and IHS Technology also was more than a little curious to forensically tear one down and find […]

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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 5.1 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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