A truck driver has a few issues with the Tesla Semi. We invite your comments as well.
An analysis of tweets about Tesla and electric cars reveals some interesting information about what parts of the US are hot beds of interest. The data also contains one big surprise.
Sales of electric cars surged 63% in the third quarter, thanks in large part to incentives in the Chinese market. BNEF expects EV sales to top 1 million in 2017.
Elon Musk has tweeted that the new Tesla Roadster will have an optional performance upgrade that will make it even quicker than the base model. He also hinted something about flying cars and rockets. What is Musk up to now?
Honda, Volvo, and Lync & Co had announcements about plug-in hybrid models this week. The Honda Clarity PHEV will begin at $33,400. And Chevrolet may have a plug-in cute ute on the market within the next few years.
The board of directors at Volkswagen has agreed on a plan to invest $40 billion in electric cars, autonomous technology, and mobility systems by 2022. That is a big step forward for the company, but can they pull it off?
The Tesla Semi uses an 8 pin charging pin. Tesla says the Megacharger will add 400 miles of range in 30 minutes. If true, it will need over 1.5 megawatts of power to accomplish that task.
Scheduled for production in 2020, the second generation Tesla Roadster will be the quickest production car ever made. It will start at $200,000.
A new study finds that many car dealers are poorly equipped to sell electric cars. That will come as no surprise to our readers.
GM CEO Mary Barra told a conference this week that her company expects the price of battery cells for electric cars to drop to $100 per kWh from $145 per kWh within a few years. She says when that happens, electric cars will cost about 30% less to manufacture.
Mercedes says series production of its new Citaro E-CELL electric bus will begin by the end of 2018. Both its electric city bus and electric school bus will be available by 2019.
Norway exempts electric cars from the VAT tax paid at time of purchase but it needs permission from the EU to do so. Now, regulators in Brussels are indicating the time to end that incentive is fast approaching.
The state of New York is putting up $500,000 to assist UPS in converting the majority of its New York City delivery fleet to electric trucks.
Daimler, which owns Thomas Built Buses, says it will begin offering an electric school bus with 100 miles of range to North American customers beginning in 2019.
The Vespa Elettrica will be available beginning in 2018. It will have 60 miles of range and a charging time of 4 hours.
The German car industry, led by Volkswagen, has been busy trying to convince European regulators to soften future emissions requirements. It seems their plan is working.