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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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Controversial startup carmaker Faraday Future showed off a prototype of its first car yesterday at a large event in Las Vegas amid questions about its ongoing viability. The introduction of the over-1,000 horsepower, autonomous-capable, “FF 91” luxury crossover SUV was held in conjunction with the annual CES 2017 consumer electronics convention. Included in the show […]

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Tesla didn’t meet its targets for 2016, and the American electric automaker didn’t deliver 80,000 units as expected. Tesla has announced it delivered 76,230 vehicles last year, stating that “short-term production challenges” hampered its ability to meet its original goal. The company said the transition to new Autopilot hardware caused production to be weighted more […]

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The co-founder of Apple Steve “Woz” Wozniak has been very publically eyeing a Chevy Bolt EV, and today announced he bit the bullet and got one. Prior reporting had him saying he’d not buy a Tesla Model 3, after Chevrolet grabbed his attention with the $37,495 Bolt with 238 miles range. After some back and […]

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Tesla’s stores in Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri closed when its license to sell cars expired on New Year’s eve after a circuit judge’s ruling. This comes after Tesla lost a court battle in August with the Missouri Auto Dealers Association (MADA) when Circuit Court Judge Daniel Green ruled that Tesla’s direct-to-consumer model violates […]

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On the first business day of the new year, Ford has announced something to please electric car fans, something for pickup and sports car enthusiasts, and it even threw a bone to incoming President Donald Trump. Included in its plans are seven confirmed electrified vehicles due over the next five years out of 13 promised […]

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The odds of Faraday Future facing imminent collapse might have gone up as the company’s chief executive left on the eve of the product launch in Las Vegas. Ding Lei, a LeEco executive who’d been serving as acting “global” CEO, has left that role with FF, according to The Verge and reported by Autoblog. Earlier […]

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The year 2016 saw the first 200-mile range electric car for under $40,000 and 2017 is expected to witness a few more. General Motors’ well-publicized $37,495 Bolt EV is the forerunner fast-tracked to being first, but really, it is the inaugurator of a new price-for-range benchmark effectively raising expectations and dictating other automakers follow ASAP. […]

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