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[model 3] New Survey Shows the Tesla Model 3 Could Dominate the Market | Inverse

Tesla is gearing up to launch the Model 3, and if a new survey is right, it could dominate the marketplace for years to come because the teens love it. Respondents said that they believed Tesla would be the most successful in electric cars, and people that had a preference for the company were also the most likely to purchase an electric car. The Model 3 , set to enter mass production late More

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Why Mercedes-Benz has ditched ‘auto pilot’ – motoring.com.au

Mercedes-Benz essentially drew a line in the sand last week, making a clear distinction in the branding and marketing of its autonomous driving functions .

According to head of sales and marketing Britta Seeger, you will no longer see the word ‘pilot’ associated with the German brand’s bourgeoning autonomous driving functions – simply because the car-maker doesn’t want to g More

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CAFE 2017 EAS

Emerging Technologies and Early Market Opportunities

The CAFE Foundation Electric Aircraft Symposium will feature presentations on the upcoming revolution in urban air mobility as a case study in early entry market opportunities for all-electric, hybrid and autonomous flight.

From China to Dubai to Germany and the United States, companies small and large are looking at the opportunit More

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Tesla’s cheapest Model S just got cheaper – The Verge

Tesla is dropping the base price for most of its Model S and Model X vehicles ahead of the entry-level Model 3’s unveil later this July . The base 75 and 75D versions have seen price reductions of $5,000 and $3,000 for Model S and X respectively, while the 90D’s price drops by $2,000 for both cars. That means the least expensive Tesla now starts at $69,500, effective today.

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Plug In America: Put Used EVs on the Road with SB 79!

Put Used EVs on the Road with SB 79!

Dear Plug In America Friends,
Thanks to the Zero Emissin Vehicle (ZEV) Mandate, we have more than 275,000 of these clean vehicles on the road in California today – way more EVs than any other state has on their roads. Since the vehicles are mainly leased on three year terms, California is also unique in that it technically has two EV markets More

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Panasonic Hints At ‘Beyond Lithium’ Technology For EV Battery Improvements | CleanTechnica

Lithium-ion batteries represent a landmark technology that has made the current generation of electric vehicles possible. However, the day of their demise, while it still lies years in the future, is within view. Lithium-ion chemistries have a certain maximum energy density, dictated by those pesky laws of physics, and today’s batteries are not so far from that theoretical maximum. If drivers ke More

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VW announces new all-electric crossover with ‘Autopilot mode’ to be unveiled next week | Electrek

VW has been unveiling a series of new all-electric concept vehicles called “I.D. concepts”. While only concepts for now, the German automakers presents them as the basis for a series of new electric vehicles to use its MEB platform and go into production around 2020.

After a compact car and a minibus, VW now confirms that the next vehicle is an all-electric crossover and it will feature More

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China could be world’s leading electric vehicle producer: experts – Pakistan Observer

The Chinese lithium-ion battery industry is growing to be the most powerful in the world, said Simon Moores, managing director of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.
In a recent interview with Xinhua, Moores said that the world are seeing the rise of lithium-ion battery megafactories. “While it was started by Tesla’s Gigafactory, 70 percent of this new capacity is being built in China by maj More

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[model 3] Tesla Likely To Begin Model 3 Production With Blocks Of Set Configurations, Custom Orders To Follow Later (Rumor) | CleanTechnica

esla will begin Model 3 production with batches/blocks of identical build configurations pre-planned, with custom orders only following at a later date, according to an unnamed “source who has been quite reliable so far” quoted on the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club forum (h/t InsideEVs ).

Considering that Tesla has in recent days been securing leasing contracts for huge wareh More

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Elon Musk: 100 Tesla Gigafactories Could Power the Entire World

The Tesla Gigafactory produces lithium ion batteries, supporting the Tesla vehicles and providing low-cost batteries using alternative energy sources. And, in a recent video, CEO and founder Elon Musk was actually quoted as saying:

“We actually did the calculations to figure out what it would take to transition the whole world to sustainable energy. You’d need 100 Gigafactories.”
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Self-driving taxi startup Voyage hints that its rides will be free—and potentially supported by ads — Quartz

When you hail an Uber or Lyft, you’re expected to pay for the ride. It’s how things work in the physical world: You pay for a good or service.
But on the internet, not so much. Companies like Facebook and Google can sell your data and attention to advertisers, which supports the free services we use everyday. You’re still paying for the service, but you just don’t need your credit ca More

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[supercharger] Tesla expands its Destination Charging network to over 5,000 locations | Electrek

Tesla’s Supercharger network is by far the most exciting of the company’s two charging networks since it’s faster and enables long-distance travel, but the Destination Charging network also plays an important role in Tesla’s EV infrastructure.

It’s clear that the company is betting on it since the network grew 25% globally over the past 3 months alone – to now over 5,000 locati More

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Volvo to Build its First Fully-Electric Car in China – The Drive

Volvo’s parent company, Geely, has been working with two of its children companies (Volvo and Lynk & Co) to develop a new line of both electric and hybrid vehicles. Volvo has been fairly quiet on its stance regarding manufacturing fully-electric vehicles for its consumer market, but it now appears that the Swedish company is expected to reveal its plans at the Shanghai Auto Show next we More

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VW to build a ‘nationwide 150 kW+ fast charging network’ for electric vehicles as part of Dieselgate settlement | Electrek

As part of its court settlement with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the DieselGate scandal, Volkswagen agreed to invest $2 billion in electric vehicle infrastructure in the US. Last month, we reported on their plan for California, which includes installing ultra-fast 320 kW chargers, where they need to spend a significant part of th More

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Volvo to Build its First Fully-Electric Car in China – The Drive

Volvo’s parent company, Geely, has been working with two of its children companies (Volvo and Lynk & Co) to develop a new line of both electric and hybrid vehicles. Volvo has been fairly quiet on its stance regarding manufacturing fully-electric vehicles for its consumer market, but it now appears that the Swedish company is expected to reveal its plans at the Shanghai Auto Show next we More

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VW announces new all-electric crossover with ‘Autopilot mode’ to be unveiled next week | Electrek

VW has been unveiling a series of new all-electric concept vehicles called “I.D. concepts”. While only concepts for now, the German automakers presents them as the basis for a series of new electric vehicles to use its MEB platform and go into production around 2020.

After a compact car and a minibus, VW now confirms that the next vehicle is an all-electric crossover and it will feature More

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Nissan is heavily discounting the LEAF with special deals…

The next generation Nissan LEAF has being spotted testing recently and it’s expected to be unveiled in September and be available shortly after. Sales could be rough for Nissan ahead of the launch as customers are waiting for the next generation, but they could still move inventories with special deals.

We have learned a few new ongoing special deals across several states that are bringin More

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Suzuki, Toshiba, Denso to build lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles in India – Livemint

New Delhi: Suzuki Motor Corp., parent of India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, said on Friday that it will form a joint venture with two Japanese firms, Denso Corp. and Toshiba Corp., to produce lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles in India.

The company will be established this year and will start production soon thereafter. The initial capital expenditure will be 20 b More

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SpaceX plans second Hyperloop competition for August in Hawthorne

Ready to geek out on futuristic mass-transit prototype vehicles?

SpaceX just announced that 24 teams of university engineering and business students will compete to build the fastest Hyperloop pod in the second competition of its kind outside its Hawthorne headquarters.

The races will take place Aug. 25-27 along Jack Northrop Avenue, where a nearly 1-mile-long vacuum-sealed More

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International Electric Vehicle Charger Market Growth with 29.38% CAGR by 2020 – Analysis, Growth, Drivers & Forecast 2016-2020 – Key Vendors: Siemens AG,ABB Ltd.,Plugin Now – MilTech

The Electric Vehicle Charger Market report provides an in-depth analysis with current and future trends to explain the future investment in the market. Global Electric Vehicle Charger market report shares facts regarding key drivers, challenges and Opportunities with impact analysis. The report includes definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure, development tr More

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[autopiiot] Apple Receives Californian Test License for Autonomous Cars – The Last Driver License Holder…

Apple received today a license for testing autonomous cars on public roads in California. With that Apple becomes the 30th entity to have an official test license and confirms rumors that the company is developing autonomous driving technology.

Beside the entities with official licenses there is also a number of companies that don’t , but still do tests in Califo More

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Tesla Is Now Delivering Model S Version with Record-Breakin…

PluginCars.com How far does the Model S go on a single charge? That depends on the specific model. Tesla is now shipping 100D versions of its Model S and Model X vehicles …… More

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Breaking: Tesla Model S 100D Gets Record-Shattering EPA…

InsideEVs Constantly raising the electric range bar, Tesla has now shattered its previous production electric car range record by a whopping 20 miles to put the Model S 100D way ahead of the nearest competitor.… More

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[opnion] China’s Electric Vehicle Market Is Unbeatable OilPrice.com…

OilPrice.com Ford Motor Co. just announced an ambitious electrification strategy for China. The global Mondeo sedan will see the Mondeo Energy plug-in hybrid launched there early next year, followed by an all-electric small SUV a few years later that will go about …… More

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California Boosts Funding For Electric Vehicle Charging…

Capital Public Radio News Plans to build electric vehicle charging stations in California received a boost Wednesday in the form of a $15 million grant approved by state’s Energy …… More

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California will start charging electric vehicle fees in…

Engadget While some states are still offering incentives for electric vehicle buyers, California will soon become the biggest state to start charging fees for EV ownersh…… More

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11 Billion Electric Miles In USA, 1 Million Wireless EV Charging Hours | CleanTechnica

The world’s wireless EV charging leader, Plugless (parent company = Evatran), has been tracking some fun figures and recently shared some electric vehicle milestones with CleanTechnica. The first was that the Nissan LEAF , Chevy Volt , and Tesla Model S have jointly logged nearly 10 billion electric miles (according to estimates, since no one has the precise figu More

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Ask the EV Experts: Do Electric Cars Really Need Zero Maintenance? – YouTube

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Musk Sketches Out Timeline for Tesla Electric Semi Truck, Pickup

Tesla Inc.’s plans to pad its lineup of electric cars are taking shape, with Elon Musk sketching out a timeline for the arrival of a semi truck, pickup and sports car.
After unveiling the finalized Model 3 sedan in July, Tesla will show a semi truck in September and a pickup in 18 to 24 months, the chief executive officer said in a series of tweets Thursday. The Palo Alto, California-based More

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Musk Announces Plan For Tesla Semi-Trailer Truck, Plus Pickup Truck | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis – IBD

Tesla (TSLA) Chief Executive Elon Musk said Thursday said the company will unveil its first “Semi truck” in September in what appears to be yet another major product launch for the electric car maker.

Details were not yet available, but Musk announced plans for the truck in a tweet.

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