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A prototype for the Tesla Model 3 has been spotted running down the freeway in California. Spied near Tesla headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., this is the first time a Model 3 has been seen actually underway cruising down the road. The poster of video claims that he and his passengers have reservations down on […]

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Investors aren’t too fond of the idea of Tesla buying SolarCity. Shares of Tesla Motors dropped over 10 percent yesterday the American automaker proposed a buyout of SolarCity. That loss cut roughly $3 billion of Tesla’s $32 billion market cap, and actually exceeds the $2.8 billion being offered for the solar power startup. SolarCity is […]

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The world’s count of all light-duty plug-in electrified vehicles sold since the dawn of this new type of vehicle last decade crested past 1.5 million in May, and things are speeding up. Accounting for all light-duty plug-in vehicles in all global markets back to 2004, the actual tally may be closer to 1,510,000 through May, […]

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Porsche has dispelled with any doubt about whether the upcoming Mission E is targeting the Tesla Model S. An anonymous Porsche engineer who’s not involved in the development of the Mission E heaped praise on the car, before an unnamed Porsche product manager took a shot at the Model S in an interview with Automobile. […]

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In May Europe’s cumulative total sales of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) crossed the half-million unit mark. Just the top six European countries with unit counts available at this point have purchased 502,311 PEVs, making Europe number one in passenger PEVs, with the U.S. second, and China third. The count for Europe does include about 32,000 […]

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Despite tweets last Friday by Tesla CEO Elon Musk implying federal regulators have dismissed allegations that Model S suspensions have design defects, this is not the case. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) actually said last week it is looking further into concerns initially raised by writer Edward Niedermeyer in the Daily Kanban, and […]

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Some have hoped the revised Chevrolet Volt’s sales would break through a glass ceiling this year, but with 2016 nearing the halfway point, indicators are it will be fortunate to exceed the original Volt’s best sales year in 2012. The first-generation extended-range electric Volt was launched late 2010 for model year 2011 and sold just […]

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The least expensive Tesla Model S will now start at $67,200 including $1,200 destination and doc fee. Announced today and with first deliveries slated for July, Tesla is bringing back a 60-kWh specification to its S in the form of the rear-wheel-drive 60 model and all-wheel-drive 60D for $72,200 including fees, in an effort to […]

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Reports of premature suspension failures for the Tesla Model S have led to allegations of a “coverup,” and federal regulators are reportedly looking into it. At issue has been aluminum and steel control arms that have reportedly worn out much too soon, with potential to suddenly fail. According to a report by the Daily Kanban, […]

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Tesla is often still called a “start-up,” it only has two models in production, but it was just declared the 10th most-valuble automotive brand, bumping Lexus in the process. According to the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands Study just released by Millward Brown, Tesla was helped by its pending Model 3 which has […]

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