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Electric Truck Overview — Electric Light-Duty Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, & Heavy-Duty Trucks

December 6th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

As exciting as the coming era of electric cars is, with its promise of swift, silent, emissions-free transportation for all, the truth is that trucks are some of the biggest polluters on the road. According to the US Department of Transportation, nearly 50% of all emissions from the transportation sector are attributable to light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks. So where are all the electric trucks? When will you be able to buy an electric truck? What's going on in the electric truck startup world? For the purposes of this discussion, we will look at four categories of electric trucks — light-duty trucks, delivery trucks, freight trucks, and trash trucks


Tesla, SolarCity Shareholders Approve Merger

November 18th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Tesla shareholders overwhelming approved the merger of Tesla and SolarCity, which will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Tesla. Elon Musk can now continue building his dream of a vertically integrated sustainable energy company.


Tesla Model S P100D Now Quickest Production Car Ever Built

November 17th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Elon Musk has tweeted that a software upgrade coming next month will make the Tesla Model S P100D the fastest production car of all time -- 0-60 in 2.4 seconds. But before using all that performance, customers will need to unlock an Easter egg hidden in the software.


Tesla Adds Glass Roof Option To Model S

November 4th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Tesla has added a glass roof option to the Model S. The $1,500 roof adds a spacious feel to the interior of the car and updates the look of the car to current standards. Expect lots of customers to select this new feature.


Tesla Roadster — In Depth

October 29th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

The Tesla Roadster -- Tesla's first production car -- was based on an AC electric motor invented by AC Propulsion in 1994. 2,450 were sold between 2008 and 2012. A new Roadster is planned for 2019.



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