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Tesla is planning an electric service vehicle, according to a company executive. The new service vehicles would be based on the Model X, or even the Model S, and would replace the conventional trucks the company is currently using to provide mobile service. Tesla’s President of Global Sales and Services, Jon McNeill, told owners about […]

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus has debuted the e-Delivery, which will be produced in Brazil starting in 2020. According to Volkswagen, the e-Delivery is an all-new platform developed in Brazil with the aim of offering new mobility alternatives to large cities. The platform is versatile enough to also underpin electric buses, which is what the automaker […]

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Tesla has drastically thinned the ranks of its workforce, shedding hundreds of employees even as production of the Model 3 is ramping up. Usually when we report on job losses at an automaker, they are layoffs due to excess plant capacity. In this case, however, Tesla has taken the unusual step of firing several hundred […]

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Tesla is recalling 11,000 Model X SUVs over an issue with the second row of seats. The automaker said that it discovered the issue during internal testing. The problem is that the cable that controls the recline of the rear seats is too tight. What that means is that when you raise the seatbacks from […]

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While the world awaits Tesla’s delayed Semi due this fall, the Japanese company that brought you the Prius, Mirai FCV, and other nifty electrified vehicles is drumming up interest in an electric semi of its own. This one however happens to be a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, and starting Oct. 23 Toyota’s “Project Portal” will […]

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To help explain the driving force behind a spate of new EV announcements, one need only look towards the world’s largest car market – China. With passenger car sales somewhere north of 22 million units, the Chinese market is truly gigantic. To put it in perspective, the sum of last year’s growth nearly outstripped the Australian […]

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Tesla has some good news, and some not as good news. The good news is there’s this revolutionary new electric car base priced at $35,000 plus destination fee with 220 miles range, and with style and lessons learned from the Model S. You may have heard of it. Called the Model 3, it has an […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Overall sales for September were exceptionally strong, as fleet sales and replacement demand from Harvey and to a lesser extent, Irma, led to the highest […]

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The National Transportation Safety Board has published its final report on a fatal 2016 crash involving a Tesla Model S 70D which had its Autopilot engaged. On the afternoon of May 7, 2016, a 2015 Tesla Model S 70D was being driven by 40-year old Joshua Brown on US Highway 27A in Florida. The car […]

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The Alcraft Motor Company, a British electric startup, is vying for Tesla shoppers’ attention with its first car concept, the Alcraft GT. The concept has otherworldly specifications, running three electric motors generating a total of 600-horsepower with 840-pounds-feet of torque. It is expected to have a 300-mile range with an estimated 0-62 mph time of […]

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