EV sales in April were up nearly 50% from the same month last year, thanks to strong sales for two cars with new larger batteries for more range.
The Tesla Model Y will be just a Model 3 with tall suspension and falcon wing doors, right? Wrong. It will be built on its own dedicated chassis says Elon Musk. Its factory may be the most highly automated in the world.
The Fraunhofer Institute in Dresden, Germany is working on a new ceramic coating for electric car batteries that will allow more battery cells in the same space, making a range of 1000 kilometers possbile.
The Tesla Q1 2017 earnings call had lots to say about the Model 3, energy storage, solar power, and the Tesla delivery experience. Read all about it here.
An alert driver recently spotted a white Tesla Model 3 fitted with the optional glass roof on a freeway in California.
The US auto market was down in April but EV sales are still growing. That’s a very good sign.
Plug In Adventures has modified a Nissan LEAF for the 10,000 long London to Mongolia rally this summer. The drivers will chart where charging locations can be found along the way to help other electric car adventurers.
Tesla has started installing automatic emergency braking after it was criticized by Consumer Reports but the updated system only functions at speeds up to 28 miles per hour. Not good enough, says CR.
Panasonic has opened a new 860,000 square foot battery factory in Dailin, China where it expects to produce lithium ion battery cells for “new energy vehicles” for the Chinese market beginning this year.
Tesla is now offering body repair training online as it plans for how to handle the influx of many more of its vehicles on the road and bumping into things.
Originally published on CleanTechnica. If you thought a company that plans to start mass producing a new electric car on July 1 would have its factory finished already, think again. According to Teslarati, a person claiming to be a field service engineer for Kuka Robotics has taken several photos of 467 new robots that have […]
After months of failing to deliver promised safety features, Tesla Model S and Model X cars were Stripped of Top Safety Ratings by Consumer Reports.
The lessons learned by Williams Advanced Engineering in the first two Formula E seasons have led to changes that will make a normal EV battery more reliable and run cooler.
A survey by AAA shows 15% of all American car buyers would consider buying an electric car and 32% buying a hybrid or plug-in hybrid.
Total, one of the world’s largest oil producers, says it expects demand for gasoline to level off or decline by 2030 as the number of electric cars sold worldwide increases to as much as 30% of the new car market.
New photos of the Fisker EMotion electric car have appeared on line. The company says the 400 mile electric car will be introduced August 17 with production scheduled to begin in 2018.