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Tesla Considers Building A Big Battery Factory of Its Own

November 7th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

The unparalleled success of the Tesla Model S sedan has eaten up the world’s supply of lithium-ion laptop batteries, causing the electric automaker to sign a $7 billion agreement with Panasonic for even more battery packs. But Tesla could end up building the world’s largest battery factory, with the same output as all the rest of the world’s battery producers combined


Hertz Adds Tesla Model S To Select Rental Fleets

September 30th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Rental car agency Hertz announced that it is adding the Tesla Model S to its Dream Fleet line of vehicles. For $500 a day, and $.49 cents per-mile after the first 75 miles, you can drive the same car that all the cool Silicon Valley kids want


GM Aiming To Cut Chevy Volt Cost By $10,000

May 3rd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

By most measures, the Chevy Volt has proven to be a successful and clever plug-in hybrid vehicle in every regard save cost. At $40,000, it is still quite an expensive car even with the $7,500 Federal tax credit. CEO Dan Akerson knows this, and says that GM is seeking to slash the Volt’s price by as much as $10,


EcoMotors Inks $200 Million Deal With Chinese Company

April 12th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

EcoMotor’s opposed-piston engine turned engine design on its head, literally. The design certainly seems “out there”, but a $200 million dollar deal signed with Zhongding Power to produce the engines in China shows the company is serious


Las Vegas Car Share Service Buys 100 Tesla Model S EVs

April 5th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Tony Hsieh, the CEO of online shoe store Zappos, has a plan for downtown Las Vegas. Part of that plan includes a new car sharing service called Project 100. And by now you’ve probably concluded that Project 100 stands for the 100 Tesla Model S EVs at the core of this new car sharing service. But will it work


GM CEO: We're Working On 200 Mile EV

March 7th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

What is the magic number when it comes to EV driving range? The initial wave of Nissan Leafs received a 73 mile rating, though plenty of owners have achieved more or less range, depending on a wide variety of factors. Yet EV sales are not what Nissan hoped for, and other automakers have taken note. GM’s CEO Dan Akerson said the General is working on an EV with 200 miles of real world range.



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