Electric cars would be more attractive to prospective buyers if charging stations were more ubiquitous, and Tesla understands that, hence its construction of the Supercharger network. The Superchargers, which charge way faster than other chargers, are for Tesla cars. However, Tesla has said it is open to the idea of sharing the Superchargers with cars of other brands. […]
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In his “Best Of Car Porn” video, JP Kraemer showcases a Tesla P85D. The P85D is certainly the odd one out in his video, which consists of Ferraris, performance BMW M4s, and a Nissan GTR, among other fast cars. He can be seen showing off the shiny new P85D starting at 4:32 in the video below. […]
At this month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz revealed the Concept IAA, which is a plug-in hybrid car with a 279 HP (205 kW) engine that can take it up to 155 MPH. The “IAA” stands for Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile (but we imagine it’s a pun since the Frankfurt Motor Show is also abbreviated IAA). Just another […]
Tesla Motors has been rapidly installing its Superchargers across the United States, and it is clearly bent on covering the whole country, but how often do people actually use them? I don’t know how often people actually use them. However, Tesla announced that usage rates for road trips exploded by a factor of 5 since last summer. Why? Tesla […]
Drone technology has given a man the awesome opportunity to snoop on the Tesla Gigafactory’s construction site from a great vantage point — above! Once nothing more than a set of metal bars, the Gigafactory is now starting to come together in a mountainous (but somewhat desolate) area in Nevada. Construction of the outer walls and […]
Originally published on Kompulsa. A user in the Tesla Motors Club forum recently started a poll asking members if they would upgrade from “Insane” mode, which enables them to accelerate from 0–60 MPH in 3.1 or 3.2 seconds, to “Ludicrous” mode, which reduces that time to an impressive 2.8 seconds. The upgrade costs $5,000 + labour for […]
McLaren appears to have a cheaper hybrid supercar in the works, and it could be a rival the Porsche 918 Spyder.
While on set for the film ‘Transcendence’, Johnny Depp and some of his costars were given a spirited demonstration of the Tesla Model S by Elon Musk.
Lexus combined the fuel-efficient Atkinson-cycle engine technology with the more powerful Otto-cycle in the new Lexus RC F, which made its debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. This combination of engine cycles results in improved fuel efficiency without sacrificing horsepower. It is a 5.0 liter, 450horsepower (336 kW) engine which produces 384 pound-feet (520 […]
The Chinese company BYD has failed to bring an all-electric passenger car in the United States, but apparently their electric buses are “charging” into the US market. Specifically, in California. So the first Chinese auto imports are…buses.
The housing market is supposedly recovering, but there are still plenty of gimmicks used to get buyers into the home of their dreams. In San Jose, California is a mansion for sale for $1.3 million, and it includes a free three-year Tesla Model S lease.
A study conducted by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute has shown that over a lifetime of ownership, diesel-fueled vehicles tend to have a lower cost of ownership than conventional gasoline-fueled vehicles.
The Toyota 2015 FCV-R should achieve a range of 300 miles per charge, making it the longest-range electric vehicle on the market, beating even the Tesla Model S. But with the Toyotal not due out for a few more years, electric vehicles still have plenty of time to catch up. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles still have […]
Very few things would be more helpful to the transition to clean energy, all-natural, low-cost battery that lasts a long time. So imagine how world-changing a battery made from wood fibers could be to the clean energy movement. A team of scientists at the University of Maryland, including Liangbing Hu, and Teng Li, have done just that, creating a battery made of wood fibers and tin, two of the cheapest and most-common elements in the world.
A petition was started on the Whitehouse.gov website to allow Tesla Motors to sell their own cars directly to their customers in all 50 states of America. If you think Tesla should be able to sell its cars directly to customers, you should sign this petition.
SNCF is a European train company that offers multiple rail services, including an auto train service which enables people to travel with their cars on trains. Nissan worked with them to provide Nissan Leaf owners the ability to carry their cars with them for free in France.
The New York State Automobile Dealers Association is pressuring the government to ban automobile manufacturers from registering their own stores, in order to force them to sell through third-party dealers. But a bill put before the New York State legislature died on the vine, leaving auto dealers wringing their hands.
Nissan will offer a unique battery replacement program for U.S. customers in 2014, under which you pay them a monthly amount for a guarantee that your battery pack will be replaced if your battery’s capacity falls below 9 bars, or 70% of what it originally had.
Bosch, a manufacturer of automobile components, has begun selling a wireless electric vehicle charging station for $3,000. Forget plugging in; now all you’ll have to do is park to charge your EV.
Zaptera USA is the phoenix rising from the ashes of failed three-wheeled EV company Aptera, which went bankrupt in 2011. Zaptera wants to start producing aerodynamically inclined three-wheeled Aptera as electric, hybrid and gas-powered vehicles as early as next year.