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For several years now Tesla has had a lock hold on the luxury performance electric car market but this is due to change. Part of that was its plan, says CEO Elon Musk of the “disruptive” company that pushed EVs into the public consciousness, while capturing sales from the proud automakers of Europe. A big […]

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After deciding that its analytic tools are top-notch and will tell it everything it needs to know, Tesla is skipping the “beta” phase of the Model 3’s development cycle. In a conference call to investors last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the automaker doesn’t need to bother with that crop of pre-production models. Early […]

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The Trump administration has proposed 2018 budget cuts wiping out R&D funding programs that had been tapped into for new electric vehicles, clean fuels, and efficient energy. The proposal would eliminate the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program (ATMVP) and Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The Trump administration thinks these funds should […]

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Buyers have until April 16 to order Tesla’s Model S 60, after which its cheapest model will be the S 75 and the barrier to entry after-tax-credit will rise from $71,300 to $77,800. Tesla’s move came shortly after Lucid Motors announced initial pricing for its Air sedan, which is scheduled for initial deliveries in early […]

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The Lucid Air will start at $52,500 after a $7,500 federal tax credit, the company announced today. This is a surprise departure from the initial reports that indicated a much higher base price. It also means that the base Lucid Air will undercut the current Tesla Model S 60 by $9,500, is not far off […]

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Volkswagen expects to build fast DC charging sites in the U.S. over the next two years that would rival and in some ways exceed today’s Tesla Supercharger network. This news comes via a draft plan released by the California Air Resources Board yesterday in advance of a board meeting later this month. Final approval of […]

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As expected, the Trump administration said today it would re-open review of tough federal mpg and emissions standards that had been finalized under the Obama EPA. For the past few months clouds have been brewing over what the New York Times reported could lead also to an attack on California’s right to set its own […]

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For a car that’s been alternately admired and castigated by critics including the politically motivated, the uninformed, and other random detractors, the Chevy Volt’s sales are off to a decent start so far this year. It’s little secret the plug-in segment is a submarket, and it is yet early in the year for Volt fans […]

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Yesterday Panasonic unveiled a next-generation solar roof panel that will be optionally used on the Japanese-market Toyota Prius Prime. With more than triple the energy generation of former 50-watt roof panels on the Toyota, the HIT™ Photovoltaic Module for Automobile could find its way onto other brand cars and will be able to power accessories […]

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SpaceX will be taking two paid passengers on a trip around the moon next year, said CEO Elon Musk. Before that trip launches, SpaceX is waiting for a spaceship under development for NASA and a heavy-lift rocket that’s yet to be flown. This ship will carry two passengers on the lunar orbit for SpaceX. The […]

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