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U.S. States Bring Electric Vehicle Leadership to the World Stage | Union of Concerned Scientists

Statement by Don Anair, Union of Concerned Scientists
Oakland (Sept. 30, 2015)—In the critical effort to speed the deployment of electric vehicles, 7 U.S. states, two European governments, and Quebec have launched the International Zero-Emission Vehicles Alliance. California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont will all be part of the new alliance. This c More

Statement by Don Anair, Union of Concerned Scientists
Oakland (Sept. 30, 2015)—In the critical effort to speed the deployment of electric vehicles, 7 U.S. states, two European governments, and Quebec have launched the International Zero-Emission Vehicles Alliance. California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont will all be part of the new alliance. This c More

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Tesla’s Powerwall & Battery Costs Disruption | CleanTechnica

This post was first published on Solar Love

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently met Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk to discuss the implications of the Tesla Powerwall — the company’s battery energy storage technology — for India.

It was a simple official visit, and as per media reports, there was no talk of Tesla setting up manufacturing facilities in India. The company, ho More

This post was first published on Solar Love

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently met Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk to discuss the implications of the Tesla Powerwall — the company’s battery energy storage technology — for India.

It was a simple official visit, and as per media reports, there was no talk of Tesla setting up manufacturing facilities in India. The company, ho More

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Quebec’s network of electric vehicle charging stations showing strong growth – Canadian Manufacturing

Quebec’s network of electric vehicle charging stations showing strong growth
10 new fast-charge stations on the way as province continues shift to EVs

BOUCHERVILLE, Que.—Quebec’s electric vehicle charging network is beginning to stretch out across the province, with new stations cropping up regularly. The Electric Circuit, the largest public charging sharing network in Quebec, More

Quebec’s network of electric vehicle charging stations showing strong growth
10 new fast-charge stations on the way as province continues shift to EVs

BOUCHERVILLE, Que.—Quebec’s electric vehicle charging network is beginning to stretch out across the province, with new stations cropping up regularly. The Electric Circuit, the largest public charging sharing network in Quebec, More

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Quebec’s network of electric vehicle charging stations showing strong growth – Canadian Manufacturing

Quebec’s network of electric vehicle charging stations showing strong growth
10 new fast-charge stations on the way as province continues shift to EVs

BOUCHERVILLE, Que.—Quebec’s electric vehicle charging network is beginning to stretch out across the province, with new stations cropping up regularly. The Electric Circuit, the largest public charging sharing network in Quebec, More

Quebec’s network of electric vehicle charging stations showing strong growth
10 new fast-charge stations on the way as province continues shift to EVs

BOUCHERVILLE, Que.—Quebec’s electric vehicle charging network is beginning to stretch out across the province, with new stations cropping up regularly. The Electric Circuit, the largest public charging sharing network in Quebec, More

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Soul EV Beats Audi, Tesla Models in German Electric Car Market in Aug. | BusinessKorea

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
30 September 2015 – 11:45am
Jung Min-hee
Kia Motors’ Soul EV topped Germany’s electric vehicle market in August.

According to industry sources, Kia Motors sold 360 units of the Soul EV last month in Germany, outperforming the A3 e-tron at 177 units and Tesla Model S at 130 units.

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
30 September 2015 – 11:45am
Jung Min-hee
Kia Motors’ Soul EV topped Germany’s electric vehicle market in August.

According to industry sources, Kia Motors sold 360 units of the Soul EV last month in Germany, outperforming the A3 e-tron at 177 units and Tesla Model S at 130 units.

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Good Record in US: Popularity of More

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Soul EV Beats Audi, Tesla Models in German Electric Car Market in Aug. | BusinessKorea

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
30 September 2015 – 11:45am
Jung Min-hee
Kia Motors’ Soul EV topped Germany’s electric vehicle market in August.

According to industry sources, Kia Motors sold 360 units of the Soul EV last month in Germany, outperforming the A3 e-tron at 177 units and Tesla Model S at 130 units.

More Like This
Good Record in US: Popularity of More

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
30 September 2015 – 11:45am
Jung Min-hee
Kia Motors’ Soul EV topped Germany’s electric vehicle market in August.

According to industry sources, Kia Motors sold 360 units of the Soul EV last month in Germany, outperforming the A3 e-tron at 177 units and Tesla Model S at 130 units.

More Like This
Good Record in US: Popularity of More

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Tesla unveils Model X car with Falcon Wing doors – BBC News

Electric car-maker Tesla has launched its long-awaited Model X, which has a “bio-weapon defence” system and double-hinged doors that open upwards.

It is the third vehicle produced by the firm, and was unveiled nearly two years later than originally planned.

The firm – which has yet to make a full year profit – said about 25,000 people had pre-ordered the car.< More

Electric car-maker Tesla has launched its long-awaited Model X, which has a “bio-weapon defence” system and double-hinged doors that open upwards.

It is the third vehicle produced by the firm, and was unveiled nearly two years later than originally planned.

The firm – which has yet to make a full year profit – said about 25,000 people had pre-ordered the car.< More

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Tesla unveils Model X car with Falcon Wing doors – BBC News

Electric car-maker Tesla has launched its long-awaited Model X, which has a “bio-weapon defence” system and double-hinged doors that open upwards.

It is the third vehicle produced by the firm, and was unveiled nearly two years later than originally planned.

The firm – which has yet to make a full year profit – said about 25,000 people had pre-ordered the car.< More

Electric car-maker Tesla has launched its long-awaited Model X, which has a “bio-weapon defence” system and double-hinged doors that open upwards.

It is the third vehicle produced by the firm, and was unveiled nearly two years later than originally planned.

The firm – which has yet to make a full year profit – said about 25,000 people had pre-ordered the car.< More

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The statistics about diesel are crystal clear. It’s deadly – Telegraph

Rigorous research over the past twenty years has proved the dangers of the fuel beyond all doubt

Do diesel fumes really kill thousands of Britons each year? And how can we possibly know for sure? In the wake of the Volkswagen scandal some reassuring voices have suggested that the claim is alarmist. Unfortunately, the evidence for the fuel’s deadly effects is powerful.

Diesel exhau More

Rigorous research over the past twenty years has proved the dangers of the fuel beyond all doubt

Do diesel fumes really kill thousands of Britons each year? And how can we possibly know for sure? In the wake of the Volkswagen scandal some reassuring voices have suggested that the claim is alarmist. Unfortunately, the evidence for the fuel’s deadly effects is powerful.

Diesel exhau More

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6 Astonishing Facts About The Tesla Model X

Get the P90D with Ludicrous mode, and you’ll be able to go from 0-60mph in just 3.2 seconds, and top out at 155mph. A little way off the 2.8sec time the Ludicrous-enabled Model S manages, but still flipping quick. It’s all thanks to a total power output of 751bhp (255bhp from the front motor and 496bhp from the rear) plus 713b ft of torque, which helps offset the hefty 2468kg weight figure.

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Get the P90D with Ludicrous mode, and you’ll be able to go from 0-60mph in just 3.2 seconds, and top out at 155mph. A little way off the 2.8sec time the Ludicrous-enabled Model S manages, but still flipping quick. It’s all thanks to a total power output of 751bhp (255bhp from the front motor and 496bhp from the rear) plus 713b ft of torque, which helps offset the hefty 2468kg weight figure.

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Tesla Model X spreads its wings at Fremont unveiling – SFGate

It can tow 5,000 pounds, raise its wing-like doors in the tightest parking spots, hit 60 in 3.2 seconds, and carry seven adults.

And it runs solely on electricity.

Tesla Motors on Tuesday night finally unveiled the upstart automaker’s third car, the long-awaited Model X crossover SUV. Before a crowd of thousands, some of whom had placed orders for the car in 2012, Tesla CEO Elon Mu More

It can tow 5,000 pounds, raise its wing-like doors in the tightest parking spots, hit 60 in 3.2 seconds, and carry seven adults.

And it runs solely on electricity.

Tesla Motors on Tuesday night finally unveiled the upstart automaker’s third car, the long-awaited Model X crossover SUV. Before a crowd of thousands, some of whom had placed orders for the car in 2012, Tesla CEO Elon Mu More

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Mobile Web – News – Tesla Model X launches tonight at Fremont plant

Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors launches its Model X SUV tonight at a private event at its Fremont factory. The first customers, buying the $132,000 Signature version, are expected to receive their cars.

Chairman and CEO Elon Musk unveiled the prototype in 2012. Production has lagged 18 months behind the initial schedule, but the Palo Alto-based automaker claims about 20,000 customers h More

Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors launches its Model X SUV tonight at a private event at its Fremont factory. The first customers, buying the $132,000 Signature version, are expected to receive their cars.

Chairman and CEO Elon Musk unveiled the prototype in 2012. Production has lagged 18 months behind the initial schedule, but the Palo Alto-based automaker claims about 20,000 customers h More

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Study finds big hurdles remain | for autonomous and electric vehicles | Equipment content from Fleet Owner

A global survey of 65,000 consumers in 10 countries finds that only a third would be willing to use an autonomous vehicle(AV), while high sticker prices, still-limited range and lack of charging stations remain major barriers for electric vehicles(EVs) to surmount.

“OEMs face a huge communicative challenge in convincing their reluctant customers about autonomous driving,” noted Wolf-Die More

A global survey of 65,000 consumers in 10 countries finds that only a third would be willing to use an autonomous vehicle(AV), while high sticker prices, still-limited range and lack of charging stations remain major barriers for electric vehicles(EVs) to surmount.

“OEMs face a huge communicative challenge in convincing their reluctant customers about autonomous driving,” noted Wolf-Die More

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Tesla is ready to shake up electric car market with its agile, reliable, complex Model X | Markets Morning

The highly anticipating Model X of Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) is on the verge of entering the market and vehicle has created an inevitable hype among the audience. The high-end model will be reportedly starts at a bulky price tag of $132,000. Tesla is hoping high from its latest top-of-the-line Signature series SUV.

Since last year the sudden fall in oil prices has dragged down the mar More

The highly anticipating Model X of Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) is on the verge of entering the market and vehicle has created an inevitable hype among the audience. The high-end model will be reportedly starts at a bulky price tag of $132,000. Tesla is hoping high from its latest top-of-the-line Signature series SUV.

Since last year the sudden fall in oil prices has dragged down the mar More

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Elon Musk: Tesla’s Fully Autonomous Electric Vehicles With 1,000KM Range Will Be Available By 2018

Tesla founder Elon Musk believes that fully-autonomous, electric vehicles with a range of over 1,000km will be ready in just three years. Reuters/Rebecca Cook
LONDON — With Apple widely expected to enter the car market in the next few years, there is a lot of buzz around autonomous and electric vehicles at the moment. But it is Tesla, the company founded by Elon Musk, which is set to d More

Tesla founder Elon Musk believes that fully-autonomous, electric vehicles with a range of over 1,000km will be ready in just three years. Reuters/Rebecca Cook
LONDON — With Apple widely expected to enter the car market in the next few years, there is a lot of buzz around autonomous and electric vehicles at the moment. But it is Tesla, the company founded by Elon Musk, which is set to d More

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[opinion{ Why should BMW work with Apple on electric car?

There have been rumors of Apple considering getting help from BMW to create its electric Apple iCar. There were even reports of Apple visiting BMW headquarters and possibly working on a deal that would have Apple borrow technology from the BMW i3. These are nothing more than just rumors, of course, but it is an interesting idea and one that could actually benefit BMW.

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There have been rumors of Apple considering getting help from BMW to create its electric Apple iCar. There were even reports of Apple visiting BMW headquarters and possibly working on a deal that would have Apple borrow technology from the BMW i3. These are nothing more than just rumors, of course, but it is an interesting idea and one that could actually benefit BMW.

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[government news] China Releases Top-Level Design on Charging Facilities Construction for E-cars

A new energy vehicle is displayed at 2012 Beijing Auto Show. [File Photo: Xinhua]

According to a plan being discussed by the State Council, China’s Cabinet, buyers of new energy vehicles will get license plates without having to apply through the usual lottery system, starting from October 1.

Meanwhile, the purchase tax on passenger vehicles with a displacement of less than 1.6 More

A new energy vehicle is displayed at 2012 Beijing Auto Show. [File Photo: Xinhua]

According to a plan being discussed by the State Council, China’s Cabinet, buyers of new energy vehicles will get license plates without having to apply through the usual lottery system, starting from October 1.

Meanwhile, the purchase tax on passenger vehicles with a displacement of less than 1.6 More

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European electric vehicle charging company opens office in downtown Brooklyn | News 12 Brooklyn

Updated September 29, 2015 6:07 PM

Europe’s largest electric vehicle charging company opened an office in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

EV-Box launched its new location at NYU Poly inside the MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn.

Currently, there are about 500 public electric charging stations in New York, but those stations are from other companies.

“You see a lot More

Updated September 29, 2015 6:07 PM

Europe’s largest electric vehicle charging company opened an office in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

EV-Box launched its new location at NYU Poly inside the MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn.

Currently, there are about 500 public electric charging stations in New York, but those stations are from other companies.

“You see a lot More

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Biggest Mass Mobilization for Clean Energy Solutions in 2015: for Electric Vehicles

In mid-September, more 130,000 people in 187 cities attended 196 National Drive Electric Week events featuring more than a dozen plug-in vehicle models for sale on the mass market today. This means the fifth annual National Drive Electric Week arguably constitutes the largest mass mobilization for clean energy in the U.S. to date.
National Drive Electric Week was founded on the idea that not More

In mid-September, more 130,000 people in 187 cities attended 196 National Drive Electric Week events featuring more than a dozen plug-in vehicle models for sale on the mass market today. This means the fifth annual National Drive Electric Week arguably constitutes the largest mass mobilization for clean energy in the U.S. to date.
National Drive Electric Week was founded on the idea that not More

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Elon Musk ‘Totally Cool’ With Rivals Using Tesla’s Supercharger Network : FUTURE TECH : Tech Times

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said that he would be “totally cool” with consumers plugging in electric vehicles made by rival car manufacturers into the company’s Supercharger network.

Musk’s comment, which he made to a group that was hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, reveals how Tesla Motors is not overly protective of the technology More

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said that he would be “totally cool” with consumers plugging in electric vehicles made by rival car manufacturers into the company’s Supercharger network.

Musk’s comment, which he made to a group that was hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, reveals how Tesla Motors is not overly protective of the technology More

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2016 Nissan Leaf Earns Four-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government Edmunds.com

WASHINGTON
— The 2016 Nissan Leaf electric car earned a four-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Five stars is the highest rating.
On sale now at Nissan dealerships, the 2016 Leaf earned four stars in the front, side and rollover crash tests.
Standard safety equipment on the 2016 Leaf includes six airbags, antilock brakes, stability More

WASHINGTON
— The 2016 Nissan Leaf electric car earned a four-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Five stars is the highest rating.
On sale now at Nissan dealerships, the 2016 Leaf earned four stars in the front, side and rollover crash tests.
Standard safety equipment on the 2016 Leaf includes six airbags, antilock brakes, stability More

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BMW To Install 500 Charging Points In China This Year

500 charging points will be installed by BMW in China by the end of this year to address consumers’ needs.

Stations will primarily be installed in the major cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

According to Gasgoo, next year BMW intends to spread the project to other cities and install another 500 charging points.

“BMW announced the official implementation More

500 charging points will be installed by BMW in China by the end of this year to address consumers’ needs.

Stations will primarily be installed in the major cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

According to Gasgoo, next year BMW intends to spread the project to other cities and install another 500 charging points.

“BMW announced the official implementation More

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‘ChargePoint Home’ Charging Station Now Available | Motrolix

MAs more of the motoring world shifts gradually away from fossil fuels and toward the open arms of more “eco-friendly” options like electric drivetrains, how and when those early-adopters can fuel-up their rides will play an important role in the EV segment’s growth.
To that end, the ChargePoint Home “smart” EV charger is now officially for sale on website Amazon.com, says the comp More

MAs more of the motoring world shifts gradually away from fossil fuels and toward the open arms of more “eco-friendly” options like electric drivetrains, how and when those early-adopters can fuel-up their rides will play an important role in the EV segment’s growth.
To that end, the ChargePoint Home “smart” EV charger is now officially for sale on website Amazon.com, says the comp More

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Qualcomm pursues innovation in drone chipsets, wireless electric vehicle charging systems – IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) of San Diego, CA, is a major developer and designer of telecommunications products as well as many of the semiconductors powering our current generation of mobile electronic devices. This year has been a tough one for the corporation, which has announced cuts of up to 15 percent of its workforce and experienced a 12 percent drop in stock price during August. Qualcomm is More

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) of San Diego, CA, is a major developer and designer of telecommunications products as well as many of the semiconductors powering our current generation of mobile electronic devices. This year has been a tough one for the corporation, which has announced cuts of up to 15 percent of its workforce and experienced a 12 percent drop in stock price during August. Qualcomm is More

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Wireless charger can charge your phone from 6 feet away | Stuff

While Qi chargers and wireless charging stations are becoming more popular, the company Technovator thinks it can do better. Its Technovator XE wireless charger is claimed to be able to charge your devices from a distance of 17 feet.

Of course, there are caveats. The further your device is from the charger, the longer it takes but an average phone located 5-6 feet from the charger will rech More

While Qi chargers and wireless charging stations are becoming more popular, the company Technovator thinks it can do better. Its Technovator XE wireless charger is claimed to be able to charge your devices from a distance of 17 feet.

Of course, there are caveats. The further your device is from the charger, the longer it takes but an average phone located 5-6 feet from the charger will rech More

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Renault and Dongfeng to produce electric car in China in 2017 | Reuters

PARIS, Sept 28 (Reuters) – France’s Renault and China’s Dongfeng will produce an electric car, based on the Fluence sedan, at a factory in Wuhan in 2017, the French carmaker said on Monday.

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The car will only be sold in China, Renault said. (Reporting by Brian Love; editing by Michel Rose)

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PARIS, Sept 28 (Reuters) – France’s Renault and China’s Dongfeng will produce an electric car, based on the Fluence sedan, at a factory in Wuhan in 2017, the French carmaker said on Monday.

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The car will only be sold in China, Renault said. (Reporting by Brian Love; editing by Michel Rose)

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk Aims To Conquer Electric Car Range By 2020 : Auto Tech : iTech Post

The fear of an electric sedan’s range may soon be over, as Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk expects that the battery technology that powers electric cars will improve over the years, and will most likely lead to massive range gains in a short space of time.
Recently, Elon Musk did an interview while in Copenhagen, Denmark where he talked about topics ranging from philosophical to practical. More

The fear of an electric sedan’s range may soon be over, as Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk expects that the battery technology that powers electric cars will improve over the years, and will most likely lead to massive range gains in a short space of time.
Recently, Elon Musk did an interview while in Copenhagen, Denmark where he talked about topics ranging from philosophical to practical. More

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Elon Musk says Tesla could have a 600-mile range electric car by 2017 | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Currently the Tesla Model S surpasses any other electric vehicle on the market with its 265-mile driving range, but the automaker isn’t stopping there. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk recently announced that Tesla may be able to increase that range to 600 miles as soon as 2017 and by 2020, the driving range could climb even higher to around 725 miles on a single charge.
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Currently the Tesla Model S surpasses any other electric vehicle on the market with its 265-mile driving range, but the automaker isn’t stopping there. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk recently announced that Tesla may be able to increase that range to 600 miles as soon as 2017 and by 2020, the driving range could climb even higher to around 725 miles on a single charge.
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Will PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Tesla Motors drive US electric car maker to India?

PM Narendra Modi with Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motorsfacebook.com/PMOIndia
Tesla Motors is not a familiar name when it comes to American automobile manufacturers in India. The list on our mind tops with Chevrolet and Ford. However, it was quite a surprise when Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to the headquarters of Tesla Motors at Pao Alto on Saturday. The visit also raises the quest More

PM Narendra Modi with Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motorsfacebook.com/PMOIndia
Tesla Motors is not a familiar name when it comes to American automobile manufacturers in India. The list on our mind tops with Chevrolet and Ford. However, it was quite a surprise when Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to the headquarters of Tesla Motors at Pao Alto on Saturday. The visit also raises the quest More

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7 Reasons Why BMW And Apple Will Build The Apple Car Together – ForbesLife

The BMW i3 isn’t selling. It’s as simple as that.
Despite a heap of awards, global sales are under 30,000 vehicles sold since 2013. It is currently being outsold by the Nissan Leaf 3:1 and even larger cars such as the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV are beating it on sales. The i3 is also doing very small numbers in its German home territory, partly because electric car vehicles receive no fin More

The BMW i3 isn’t selling. It’s as simple as that.
Despite a heap of awards, global sales are under 30,000 vehicles sold since 2013. It is currently being outsold by the Nissan Leaf 3:1 and even larger cars such as the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV are beating it on sales. The i3 is also doing very small numbers in its German home territory, partly because electric car vehicles receive no fin More

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