Electric Vehicles


Elon Musk: Tesla Referral Program “Seems To Be Working”

Published on September 4th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan

Understanding and speculation regarding the purpose of the Tesla Model S referral program has been all over the place, but if you simply look at what Elon said in Tesla's most recent conference call, it simply comes across as a test to see if such a program could replace Tesla stores and sales staff to some extent (while perhaps also preventing Model X cannibalization of Model S sales and getting around annoying and counterproductive dealership laws and fights)... Read More

Auto industry

US EV Sales Aug 2015

BMW i8 Sales Jump 2233% In US*

Published on September 3rd, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan


Via EV Obsession: Well, let’s be honest, August was a lame sales month for electric car lovers. There are clear reasons for this. Historically, the two highest-selling electric cars in the US have been the Nissan LEAF [&hellip... Read More

Consumer Tech


BMW i Ventures Invests In ZIRX

Published on September 3rd, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan

In the age of automated lane change, adaptive cruise control, autobrake, autosteer, and autopark, we may well forget that humans can be hired to drive our cars too. ZIRX is a startup that puts a person behind your wheel [&hellip... Read More

Concept Cars

Peugeot long-range electric coupe 1

280-Mile Electric Concept From Peugeot

Published on September 3rd, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan


Peugeot very certainly did not make my top 10 list of the car manufacturers most leading the way into an electric future, but a day later, it dropped a big announcement (which many will certainly dub [&hellip... Read More

Car Review

2015 Chevy Trax

Speed Dating: 2016 Chevy Trax

Published on September 2nd, 2015 | by Jo Borrás

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I'm not saying the 2016 Chevy Trax is the worst car I've ever tested, but I can't imagine anyone, anywhere paying the nearly $30,000 asking price for it... Read More

Auto industry

electric vehicle tax credit

Rich People Benefit More From Tax Credits (Duh)

Published on September 2nd, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan

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I've always found it a little fucked up that US federal incentives for solar energy and electric cars are tax credits. I'm sure there are some arguments for this, but a simple cash rebate (like California offers) would be much more useful for the majority of people... Read More

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