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Data mined from a consumer survey yielded several take-away points regarding the upside potential of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs). The survey, conducted from April 1 to April 8 by Consumers Union and the Union of Concerned Scientists, was directed at 1,213 licensed and active drivers in nine states in the Northeast, deemed under-served with PEVs, […]

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To everyone holding out for more electric car range for your money, it appears the industry has heard you. Just two years ago $35,000 could pay for a nicely equipped EV with 84 EPA-rated miles range, and while that’s still the case, on the horizon are five EVs that could deliver 200 miles for nearly […]

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Many articles have been published about slower than expected plug-in electrified vehicles’ market acceptance this decade, but these tend to highlight only a few aspects of a very complicated picture. Looked at from a broad overview, one could alternately say it’s a wonder plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles (PEVs) have done as well as they […]

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It’s hardly a surprise, but 12,200 Tesla Model 3 preorders have been canceled. After revealing that it had around 400,000 preorders for the Tesla Model 3, the company said it now holds about 373,000 reservations for the entry-level, all-electric sedan. According to Tesla, about 8000 customers have canceled their preorders while 4,200 Model 3 preorders […]

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After an accident involving Tesla’s Summon function led to a dispute between Tesla and a Model S owner, the company is updating the feature. Summon allows Model S and Model X owners to have their cars park autonomously or drive autonomously towards them (at one mph for up to 33 feet). After a Utah man’s […]

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Tesla has released a statement in regards to the recently published article that it paid foreign workers $5 an hour to expand its factory. The original story was published by Mercury News, alleging that Tesla paid the equivalent of $5 an hour to foreign workers to construct a new, high-volume paint shop. The American automaker […]

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Like any automaker, Tesla has worked to remove bugs from the operating system of its Autopilot feature, but a bug of a different sort did prove problematic for one Model S owner. According to one Reddit user, who goes by the name Redebo online, a recent drive down U.S. Highway 93 in Nevada using the […]

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Tesla is being accused of using cheap foreign labor to build its new new paint shop at its Fremont, Calif. factory. A report from The Mercury News says that workers from Eastern Europe, mostly from Croatia and Slovenia, were brought in to the U.S. using nonimmigrant visas for tourism and business, also called a B1/B2, […]

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Long-time Audi executive Peter Hochdoldinger has reportedly been hired by Tesla as its new vice president of vehicle production. According to The Verge which reported receiving a statement today from Tesla, Hochholdinger is to be tasked with current Model S and X production, and the ramp-up leading to Model 3 targeted for late 2017. “Tesla […]

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To meet a goal of raising production to 500,000 vehicles by 2018, Tesla Motors is going to need billions, and will likely have to sell stock yet again. According to an analytical look by Automotive News, the automaker which is promising the Model 3 by late 2017, must run the risk of diluting its share […]

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