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Electric Hyundai Kona crossover to have Bolt-beating 292-mile range

An all-electric Hyundai Kona will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show next month, but we already know a few intriguing details about the electric version of the subcompact SUV we’ve had a brief chance to drive. According to Hyundai’s press release, the Kona EV will be available with two powertrain choices, including “one of the most powerful electric engines on the market with a More

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Elon Musk’s pretty good week keeps rolling as Tesla slides through Q4 with same production targets

Tesla CEO Elon Musk managed to send his Tesla Roadster into space, because why not, earlier this week — and it looks like his week (and Tesla’s) is still looking up for now following the company’s fourth-quarter results.

The company slightly beat Wall Street’s expectations on the financial front, and said it’s still targeting producing 2,500 Model 3 vehicles by the More

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Tesla Q4 2017 Model 3 numbers

After several delays, Tesla is under the gun to ramp production and deliveries of its Model 3 sedans this year.
In a letter to shareholders, the company reiterated that they are on target to produce 2,500 Model 3s per week by the end of the first quarter.

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RenaultMitsubishi explore a new electric vehicle car-sharing program with Didi | Electrek

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China’s mobility giant Didi, also known as “China’s Uber”, to “explore future business cooperation on a new electric vehicle car-sharing program” in China.
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Nissan to launch new all-electric Leaf in Asia-Pacific markets

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co <7201.T> said on Tuesday it will launch the new version of its all-electric vehicle Leaf in seven markets in Asia-Pacific, and explore bringing it to two more, in its latest push to boost sales of electrified vehicles.

Lower-emission vehicles have become a major priority for the world’s top automakers, who are poised to introduce dozens o More

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Dealers start to worry about ebbing repair income from…

Green Car Reports The average vehicle on U.S. roads these days is more than 10 years old, despite three successive years of record new-vehicle sales. That’s a result not only of the 2008-2010 recession but also vastly more durable and reliable vehicles compared to those of …… More

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Big Auto, We Have A Problem — US Electric Car Sales Report | CleanTechnica

First of all, let’s get the obvious but important note out of the way: I don’t actually know how many Tesla Model 3’s were produced and delivered in January, nor do I know the numbers for the Model S or Model X. That said, the estimates (especially for the Model S and Model X) are based on many pieces of information, including previous guidance from Tesla, and I’ve seldom felt a need to go More

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California on path to meet goal of 1.5 million electric…

The Mercury News Last week, he set a new goal of 5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2030, a number the report said will be a challenge to meet unless more charging infrastructure is built. “The trends in California are all good for the continued increase in sales of electric …… More

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Byton and Aurora Are Building a Self-Driving Electric SUV | WIRED

TWO OF THE most intriguing, young companies in the molting auto industry have joined forces to produce a sleek, screen-stuffed, self-driving SUV by 2020. And it’ll be fully electric, too, with a 300-mile range that matches the most long-legged of Teslas.

It’s a bold ambition to be sure, but on paper, not such a crazy one. The car bits come from Byton, the newly launched Chinese More

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Cost of Driving Electric Cars

A common misconception is that electric cars are more expensive than their internal combustion engine equivalents. When looking at the total cost of ownership , this just isn’t the case. Furthermore, Forbes reports: “Electric vehicles cost less than half as much to operate as their gasoline-powered counterparts, according to a study of fuel costs released Thursday by More

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Porsche’s $7.4 billion electric car investment should worry Tesla – Business Insider

Porsche is going all in on electric cars.

The Stuttgart, Germany-based sports car giant announced on Monday its plan to spend €6 billion ($7.4 billion) by 2022 to develop a lineup of electrified cars.

Monday’s announcement doubles the €3 billion ($3.7 billion) electric mobility investment plan Porsche announced last year.

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Squaw Valley Gets Tesla Batteries to Stabilize Tahoe Power Grid – Bloomberg

Tesla Inc. batteries will help Squaw Valley Ski Corp. reduce carbon emissions and keep mountain lifts running when storms and trees knock out power lines around California’s Lake Tahoe resorts.

Tesla will install lithium-ion batteries totaling 8 megawatts at Squaw Valley to store power from solar farms and other sources on the local utility’s electric grid. The project may also be a key More

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Tesla to Build World’s Largest Virtual Power Plant in South Australia | Investopedia

South Australia’s state government has struck a deal with Tesla Inc. (TSLA) to install solar and battery systems in thousands of local homes.

The plan is to use the Palo Alto, California-based company’s technology to create a decentralized electric grid managed by software. Tesla’s 5 kilowatt solar panels and 13.5 kilowatt-hour Powerwall 2 batteries will be installed in selected homes More

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Designers create wireless charging pad for the Tesla Model…

Mashable Tesla certainly has big ambitions for its sleek all-electric vehicles, though these plans don’t (yet) include wireless chargers. But, come April, a group of engineers say they will launch a wireless charging pad that fits seamlessly into the Tesla Model 3, the …… More

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Tesla raises $546M in first asset-backed securities…

Seeking Alpha Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) today sold $546M of bonds backed by lease payments on Model X and Model S vehicles, and was able to cut interest rates on the multi-part deal from levels initially floated to investors, WSJ reports. The largest tranche, a $422M slice of …… More

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[hypwrloop] The WIRED Guide to Hyperloop WIRED – 7h ago At its core,…

WIRED At its core, hyperloop is all about removing the two things that slow down regular vehicles: friction and air resistance. To do away with the former, you make the pod hover above its track, like a magnetic levitation train. Musk originally suggested doing this with …… More

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Seven-State Campaign Spurs Interest in Electric Vehicles NG…

NGT News More than 36,000 people participated in the American Lung Association’s Midwest EVOLVE program in 2017, the first year of a seven-state partnership to promote the clean-air and performance benefits of electric vehicles (EVs). Midwest EVOLVE held or …… More

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Seven-State Campaign Spurs Interest in Electric Vehicles NG…

NGT News More than 36,000 people participated in the American Lung Association’s Midwest EVOLVE program in 2017, the first year of a seven-state partnership to promote the clean-air and performance benefits of electric vehicles (EVs). Midwest EVOLVE held or …… More

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Seven-State Campaign Spurs Interest in Electric Vehicles NG…

NGT News More than 36,000 people participated in the American Lung Association’s Midwest EVOLVE program in 2017, the first year of a seven-state partnership to promote the clean-air and performance benefits of electric vehicles (EVs). Midwest EVOLVE held or …… More

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Seven-State Campaign Spurs Interest in Electric Vehicles NG…

NGT News More than 36,000 people participated in the American Lung Association’s Midwest EVOLVE program in 2017, the first year of a seven-state partnership to promote the clean-air and performance benefits of electric vehicles (EVs). Midwest EVOLVE held or …… More

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Tesla Expands Sales of Solar Gear at Home Depot – Bloomberg

Tesla Inc. is planning a major expansion of its solar division at Home Depot Inc., embarking on a critical test of the mainstream appeal of its renewable-energy products.

The tech pioneer, best known for its electric cars, is beginning to roll out Tesla-branded selling spaces at 800 of the retailer’s locations, the company confirmed to Bloomberg News. The areas, which will be outfitted du More

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New Nissan Leaf gets a lease program starting at $229 per…

Electrek As we often reported before, the new Nissan Leaf doesn’t compete in many ways against Tesla’s Model 3 and GM’s Chevy Bolt EV when it comes to features and capacity, but it still has pricing on its side. Now the next generation version of Nissan’s all-electric …… More

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40 Cool Things About The Tesla Model 3 | Edmunds

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Tesla: New Factory News Soon? – Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) | Seeking Alpha

In my previous article on Tesla (TSLA ), I warned investors to not listen to the multitude of distractions from Elon Musk and others. Instead of worrying about flamethrower sales, things like rising interest rates and cobalt prices were much more important to the Tesla story. With the Model 3 behind schedule, Tesla management needs to change the narrative, so today I̵ More

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Electric vehicles: BP invests $5 million in charging business FreeWire

Oil major subsidiary BP Ventures has invested $5 million in FreeWire Technologies, a U.S. company that specializes in mobile electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging systems.

In an announcement Tuesday, the business said it planned to use the units at a selection of BP retail sites in the U.K. and Europe this year.
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Tesla Model 3 is coming to Europe early with new unofficial…

Electrek The original unofficial Tesla Model 3 road trip in North America gave thousands of reservation holders the opportunity to see the vehicle in person weeks or even months in advance. Now, the Model 3 owner behind the effort is doing it again, but this time in …… More

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VW plans to produce 1500 electric cars per day at its…

Electrek Volkswagen is investing heavily in electric vehicles after slowing down its diesel program following the ‘Dieselgate’ scandal. The German automaker now says that its Zwickau factory in Saxony, Germany is going to be a major hub for the production of its …… More

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Tesla Model Y Production To Begin March 2020 (Rumor) | CleanTechnica

If you think consumer demand for the Model 3 is strong, think what it will be for the Model Y, the (sort of) affordable compact crossover/SUV-type vehicle Elon Musk has up his marketing and engineering sleeves. According to E. W. Niedermeyer of The Daily Kanban , Tesla has begun soliciting quotes from suppliers who might be interested in providing parts for the Model Y. They tell Niedermey More

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Tesla Model 3s bought by firm selling Tesla’s secrets: report

Tesla’s competitors want to know the secrets of the company’s Model 3 entry-level electric sedan, and they’re willing to pay more than $500,000 for them.

That’s according to a new report saying a Chicago-area engineering company has bought several Model 3s for about $100,000 each, from third parties.

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