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As Tesla prepares for Model 3 production and up to 10-times planned growth, its Fremont, Calif. factory workers are complaining of low pay, safety risks, and long hours. Tesla, which has about 6,200 non-union employees, also makes workers sign confidentiality agreements which are coming under scrutiny by California legislators. For its part, Tesla says it […]

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Ontario’s government has sweetened the deal for purchasers of plug-in electrified vehicles, including of Teslas, which were formerly locked out. Drivers residing in Ontario that were interested in purchasing a Tesla were capped at receiving a $3,000 incentive for the automaker’s electric cars, as the government has a cap in place for vehicles that cost […]

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Tesla has dropped the word “Motors” from its name. The company has been working on home energy products for quite some time now, but it’s the acquisition of SolarCity Corp. that solidified the name change. Now known as just Tesla, Inc., the company is moving beyond its original goal of manufacturing electric vehicles and focusing […]

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A few years ago BYD North America certified the 2012-2014 e6 electric “crossover SUV” with the U.S. EPA, and since letting that lapse, is again in process for the updated 2017 model year version. This revelation for the “250-mile range” fleet-only front-wheel-drive EV came from company representative Ben Jurjevich in response to an inquiry of […]

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When people first set eyes on the bare dashboard of prototype Tesla Model 3s last year, conspicuously missing were HVAC vents, but that may not have been because they were as unfinished as some thought. According to a believed-reliable source, the new 215-plus-mile EV starting at $35,000 and due this year may sport a novel […]

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is an entertaining yet practical car that happens to be all electric. That’s at least one overarching impression following a 100-mile drive around San Francisco last week in the 238-mile range compact crossover that nets for under $30,000 after a federal tax credit. While inevitable critics will poke at things they […]

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There’s something to be said for Tesla’s Model S which for the second consecutive year led as the world’s best-selling plug-in passenger vehicle. Its estimated 50,931 global sales in 2016 – pending final confirmation from Tesla – beats those of battery electric and plug-in hybrid alternatives from major manufacturers costing less and aimed at an […]

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In response to a customer on Saturday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tesla owners can expect major hardware updates to occur “every 12 to 18 months.” Musk made the comment when responding to a customer’s Twitter question about paid upgrades for exisiting owners who want the latest equipment, possibly referring to the second generation Autopilot […]

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A recent comment by General Motors CEO Mary Barra this week has sent EV fans to speculating, as she said a “huge range of vehicles” will be spun off from the Bolt EV platform. How one defines a huge range of vehicles, how soon these will be, and what really to expect at all were […]

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Electric car maker Tesla started producing lithium-ion battery cells yesterday at the company’s gigafactory outside Reno, Nev., alongside its longtime battery partner Panasonic. Tesla and Panasonic’s new jointly designed cylindrical 2170 cells will first be used to power Tesla’s Powerwall 2 home energy supply unit, and the Powerpack 2 commercial solar energy storage product. Cells destined […]

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