Once more into the fray: Another state’s car dealers are pushing for legislation to ban Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to buyers.
GM says it’s equal to shutting off gas pumps in the state for a full eight hours.
These “Prius clusters” may necessitate upgrades to local grid infrastructure, but that falls far short of an all-out grid overload.
Ultimately, none of us can predict the future. But when global firms like Shell start assuming that gasoline will go away, the next 100 could be very interesting indeed.
We took delivery of our Leaf in February 2011, and over the next two-plus years recorded more than 16,000 trouble-free miles. But with the consistently positive reviews of the upscale Tesla Model S, this year we decided to make the big jump to that car.
While it won’t help the distracted driving problem, in-car Internet access is becoming a popular option among tech-conscious customers, and a new source of revenue for car makers and data providers.
On Volvo’s S80 prototype, the trunk lid and a plenum cover are both made of the material. The former, says Volvo, is “a functioning electrically powered storage component” with the potential to replace the batteries seen in today’s cars.
Toyota has given a small selection of journalists their first taste of prototypes of its long-awaited hydrogen fuel-cell production car–and driving impressions are beginning to surface.
When snow piles up and temperatures drop, how will your Leaf or Volt hold up to the weather? Expect a performance droop, and stay warm.
Tesla is looking for a new partner to produce electric-car batteries in addition to its current maker, Panasonic, and it may have found one.
Nissan got a $1.6 billion loan from the U.S. Department of Energy to build its Leaf electric car in the U.S. — but only 15 percent of its parts come from this country.
Palo Alto is home to countless startups, including Tesla Motors, whose Model S luxury sedans can be seen throughout the neatly manicured streets of the very, very pricey town.
Mass-market plug-in cars have only appeared in showrooms for three years, but startup KLD Energy Technologies thinks it’s already time for a revolution.
Ensuring adequate battery supplies in sufficient time to expand car production is absolutely key to continuing Tesla’s growth.
By the end of 2013, the number of charging stations is expected to rise threefold to 5,900 and triple to 15,200 in 2014. With rapid growth, worldwide fast-charging stations could top 199,000 by the end of this decade.
A German group, Fritz Nol, is said to be interested in acquiring the ill-fated electric car company for a mere $25 million.
Nissan’s latest electric masterwork is built for speed — and who better to help develop it than a former gamer?
Telsa’s Model S is not only super luxurious — it’s also super safe.
Gasoline and diesel cars don’t even come close to these electric cars (and one plug-in hybrid), each of which offer the equivalent of more than 100 MPG.
A White House petition to make it legal for Tesla Motors to sell its revolutionary cars directly to consumers surpassed its goal of 100,000 signatures today — meaning it’ll get an official response from the Obama administration.
Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has shown off the company’s new battery swapping technology during an on-stage demo. The best part? It only takes 90 seconds to swap a Tesla electric car battery.
Electric-car company Tesla is planing to hold a demonstration of its battery-swapping technology, which should enable its vehicles to travel nonstop on long road trips.
Editor’s Pick In remarks at D11 today, Musk came across as a visionary leader who, unlike his peers, actually knows what the hell he’s doing and isn’t afraid to say what he thinks.
By next year, you’ll be able to drive a Tesla Model S from Los Angeles to New York, recharging at Tesla Motors’ “Supercharger” stations all the way.
Venture firm The Westly Group closes its latest fund of $160 million to invest in up-and-coming clean tech startups.
Although the car maker has enthusiastic supporters, investors have clearly cooled on Tesla Motors, with its stock closing down 8.7 percent today.
Refuting a negative New York Times review of the Model S, Tesla is showing why data is the car company’s best friend.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened to release the driving logs of a reviewer’s car, after the reviewer claimed that the Model S has shorter than expected range.
Would Apple outdo Tesla in making better cars than Detroit?
The Model S is, by all accounts, an outstanding vehicle. That doesn’t mean it completely lacks drawbacks. Here are a few of the little things bugging drivers.
A retired New Jersey pilot has put almost 12,000 miles on his range-extended electric Chevy Volt, using just 26.1 gallons over two years.
With an apparent dearth of customers, the highly-hyped and hugely-capitalized electric car startup Better Place is shuffling its management in pursuit of a more effective business strategy.
Tesla’s Model S has been named Motor Trend’s car of the year — the first electric car to get the nod in Motor Trend’s 64-year history.
Although it made only a few hundred cars in the third quarter, Tesla says its production facilities have reached a turning point and are now able to produce 20,000 or more cars per year.
Last week, Elon Musk responded to accusations — and lawsuits — from traditional car dealers, who claim that Tesla’s factory-owned showrooms violate federal and state automobile sales laws.
Toyota may be slowing down its production of electric cars, but the latest supercar from Mercedes-Benz shows the company isn’t going the same route.
Toyota has canceled plans for its eQ electric car. But that’s not a huge about-face: Toyota has always “taken a more conservative view of the market for battery-powered cars” than Nissan, General Motors, and other companies.
Tesla Motors will reveal not only the looks and details of the Supercharger but also its deployment plans in a webcast tonight from an event that starts at 7:30 Pacific (10:30 p.m. Eastern).
Japanese automaker Toyota has killed plans for a widespread launch of its second all-electric car, the eQ, citing a drastic misreading of the market and capabilities of electric vehicles.
With a Buy It Now price on the eBay auction of $145,000, the seller stands to make a healthy little profit should they find a buyer.