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A lemon law suit has been filed in Wisconsin over a Tesla Model S that has been out of commission 66 days and displaying a host of bugs, according to the filing. The suit contends issues with the car – as shown in a video posted April 7, 2014 – have included dashboard failures, paint […]

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General Motors has said it will not be caught behind in automotive propulsion electrification, and today it again backed that statement with substantial investments for its Chevrolet Volt and “two future products” yet to be revealed. The company said it will invest $449 million to upgrade processes at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly […]

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More likely to be known sooner is whether anonymous reports are correct that General Motors will invest $450 million and add 1,400 new jobs and a second shift to its Detroit-Hamtramck plant which produces the Volt. If so, this should be revealed tomorrow at an Automotive Press Association luncheon, wrote the Detroit News on Saturday, […]

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Economists have long said everybody listens to WII FM (what’s in it for me?) This article sets the tone for a big-picture series that will wade into this question for all “stakeholders” regarding the Tesla vs. the established auto dealer franchising system. When the billionaire CEO accuses a state governor of protecting its consumers like […]

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Unplugged Performance thought of you if Tesla’s Model S design is too tame for your liking. Fancying itself as the aftermarket’s answer to Mercedes’ AMG and BMW’s M division for the Tesla Model S, Unplugged Performance now offers body kits for the American EV. Neighbors with Tesla’s Hawthorne Design Center, Unplugged said it offers hardcore […]

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Today the San Jose-based start-up Wrightspeed announced a series hybrid powertrain retrofit kit for waste haulers that seriously curtail waste of fuel. The company only makes series hybrid kits, and its new Route HD kit it says is (theoretically) cleaner than an all-electric vehicle in that its Capstone microturbine power generator boasts negligible emissions. “Even […]

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Today Tesla Motors released graphics and a brief written statement divulging more about its much-anticipated “Gigafactory” to produce batteries for its future cars. Chief among the future cars is the “Gen 3” sedan which Tesla rep Alexis Georgeson said should see 200 miles EPA-rated range on the sticker, and cost around $35,000. This car will […]

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Today Consumer Reports announced a wide variety of vehicle manufacturers to its 2014 Top Picks list, with the Tesla Model S named “Best Overall,” meaning it is “the best all-around model” in its category. Since the Model S is considered best among all 10 categories of cars, light trucks, and SUVs Consumer Reports tests, this […]

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Question: What happens when a Tesla Model S gets rear ended? Answer: It might do more damage to the car that hits it than it receives. This Q&A is not ours, but rather these are suggested by the re-tweets of Tesla CEO Elon Musk of a fender bender last night that did not result in […]

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Performance vehicle manufacturer Saleen Automotive, Inc. announced it is partnering with the Art Center College of Design on a revolutionary concept for an electric vehicle. Saleen Automotive, Inc. describes itself as an American specialty manufacturer of high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel. Saleen is mostly known for its performance cars based […]

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