Tesla is looking to significantly increase Model 3 production in the current quarter as it attempts to turn its revenues profitable.
While we’ve yet to witness this production increase, our tracking of Tesla’s production shows that the automaker is able to maintain production of close to 1,000 vehicles per day. more…
The Snow Joe Outlet offers its Sun Joe 14-inch 12A Electric Lawn Mower with an extra extension cord and discharge chute for $79.99 shipped. This mower usually sells for around $100 at Home Depot without the added accessories. Features include a 12A mower with a 14-inch wide path, 3-position height control and a two-year warranty. Rated 4/5 stars by over 2,400 Amazon reviewers. more…
Lime has just released a new model for their electric scooters, the Lime-S Generation 3. It is designed to improve upon the original Lime scooters that have proven popular among commuters in cities across the world.
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Electric bicycles is a booming industry. It seems like every week we hear about another new model entering the market. Outside of a few exceptions, most electric bicycles fall in the 15-28 mph (25-45 km/h) range. That’s fine for pleasure riding, but it leaves many enthusiasts looking for more speed.
With all the changes to Tesla’s online design studio yesterday, the automaker also quietly updated the advertised 0-60 mph acceleration time of the Model 3 Performance.
But this wasn’t caused by any hardware or software updates… more…
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VW future communicating lights
A new shorter-range Tesla Model 3 drops into the mix—but not the $35,000 model that many deposit-holders have been waiting for. Porsche will add a more utilitarian hatchback design to its upcoming Taycan electric-car lineup. And VW gives its vehicle lighting more of a message. All this and more on Green Car Reports.
Prototype production of battery modules for BMW Group’s fifth-generation electric powertrain
Teaming with a new Norwegian battery supplier and a Belgian recycling company, BMW is aiming to build a fully sustainable future battery supply chain.
The company announced on Monday that it formed a partnership with Northvolt, which is building Europe’s largest battery factory for electric cars in Sweden.
VW started construction on its first factory specifically designed for the production of its new MEB platform for all-electric vehicles.
The new factory will be in China and it will have a capacity of 300,000 cars per year. more…
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Porsche announced Friday that it will expand its high-powered upcoming electric-car lineup from one model to two, with a new stretched-roof crossover hatchback joining the standard Taycan liftback.
The Taycan electric sedan is a Tesla Model S competitor scheduled to go into production in 2019. It started out as the Mission E concept.
Tesla has filed a patent application for its own new design of an automatic tire inflation system, which appears to be geared for the Tesla Semi electric truck. more…
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CEO John Holland-Kaye expects to be taken up on this offer within the next 12 years.
When Norway announced that all short-haul flights from the country would be electric by 2040, I was surprised. We had heard murmurings of commercial electric air travel for sure, but to move an entire country’s short-haul flights to zero emissions seemed a little too good to be true.
2013 Audi TDI range
Audi agreed on Tuesday to pay a $928 million fine to put the diesel emissions-cheating scandal behind it in its home country, Germany.
The 800 million Euro fine to German authorities, consists of $923 million (795 million Euros) in profits the company made selling diesels that didn’t comply with emissions standards plus the maximum fine of $5.8 million (5 million Euros), according to a Bloomberg report.
Tesla has just revealed a $45,000 Model 3.
Via its website, you can now order the cheapest Model 3 to date.
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At just $45,000 and with 260 miles of range, this RWD version of the Model 3 is sure to be hotter than hot. That’s just 50 miles less than the long-range Model 3 and still substantially more range than other electric cars available today.
Smokestacks pollution air quality
U.S. emissions of global-warming greenhouse gases fell 2.7 percent in 2017, despite the Trump administration’s efforts to revive coal use in the U.S., the EPA announced on Monday.
The EPA released data for 2017, showing an even larger 4.5 percent drop in emissions from power plants compared with 2016, as more coal plants are retired. So electric cars using that energy—not just new electric cars, but any—get that much cleaner.
Porsche’s board has officially given the greenlight to bring an all-electric CUV version of the Taycan to production based on the Mission E Cross Turismo concept unveiled earlier this year. more…
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In a somewhat controversial move, Tesla is removing the option to buy its ‘Full Self-Driving Capability’ package from the online design studios of its vehicles. more…
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Those who’ve waited faithfully for the more affordable $35,000 version of the Tesla Model 3 to be built could finally get what they’ve been wanting soon—especially if they live in California, don’t mind a little more battery than what they’d planned for, and are okay with a creative view on the bottom-line numbers.
Tesla is launching today a version of Model 3 with a new ‘mid-range’ battery pack for $45,000 before incentives.
The new version, which was never announced, is coming as a surprise and it changes the whole pricing structure of Model 3. more…
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk hasn’t been coy regarding his wish to gamify the Tesla experience and introduce more games to the automaker’s vehicles.
They started with the addition of Atari games in their most recent version 9 software update, and Tesla has now even produced a fun retro commercial for what it calls Teslatari. more…
According to multiple independent sources, Alta Motors is winding down business operations and shuttering their electric motorbike production line. The award-winning startup has recently faced issues securing enough funding to continue operations after several investment and partnership deals fell through.
The official WORX eBay storefront offers its WG170 GT 3-in-1 Electric Trimmer/Edger/Mower for $89.99 shipped. For comparison, it has a list price of $170 and Amazon currently offers it for $120. Today’s deal is the best offer available by at least $10. This 3-in-1 outdoor tool offers electric-powered trimming, edging and mowing. Best of all? No smelly gas or oil to deal with. Rated 4.9/5 stars.
Nissan’s highly anticipated long-range Leaf with a 60 kWh battery pack is expected to finally reach the market next year, and the biggest question still looming is how much it will cost…
However, dealer documents uncovered today now show that it could start at just $36,000. more…
The Autonomous Hotel Room from Aprilli Design Studio raises some interesting questions.
After a twitter debate about cars as personal spaces, Tedd Benson of Bensonwood asked:
Bikes work better for me for private, personal time, but I see the point about AV’s and that’s worrying. Will our highways be cluttered with mobile offices, beer dens, and moving therapy sessions? https://t.co/wEbNUHXxdH
Mazda Kai concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
Tesla acquires land in Shanghai. Jaguar releases MPGe and range numbers for its new I-Pace electric crossover. Google Maps adds electric-car charging locations. And BMW reveals details of its upcoming electric i4. All this and more on Green Car Reports.
Tesla announced it has now acquired the land in Shanghai to build its long-awaited second electric-car factory. The deal, according to reports, is worth about $140 million.
Munro & Associates says it costs $2,000 more to make than BMW i3.
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BMW’s electrification effort has been questioned by many EV enthusiasts due to the giant gap between model launch and the arguably weird design of the BMW i3.
With the upcoming launch of the BMW i4, the German automaker says that it will be more ‘conventional looking’ as Auto Express delivers renders of the car. more…
2019 Jaguar I-Pace, photographed outside Tesla Store, Mount Kisco, NY
Now that it has finally delivered the first retail example of its I-Pace, Jaguar has released official range and MPGe estimates for this new luxurious electric crossover.
As we reported on Monday, the I-Pace is rated at 234 miles of range, a little short of the 240 that Jaguar indicated it was aiming for in earlier press drives.
2014 Tesla Model S in China
In the midst of escalating trade wars, Tesla is moving ahead with its plans to build a factory in China.
The company announced on Wednesday that it signed a “land transfer” agreement with the Shanghai government for a 212-acre plot to build its proposed Chinese factory. The land transfer agreement opens the way for Tesla to start construction on the giant factory.
Arizona-based electric vehicle startup Atlis Motor Vehicles claims that it achieved “a full charge in 12 minutes, 35 seconds” of a prototype battery pack that it believes is scalable for its upcoming electric pickup truck. more…
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Electrify America 350 kw chargers at Home Depot in Chicopee, Mass.
In a banner day for electric-car drivers, Google announced on Wednesday that it will add electric-car charging stations to Google Maps.
The app will now show Tesla Supercharging stations as well as ChargePoint, EVgo, Blink, and SemaConnect networks in the U.S. as well as networks in Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. It will not include Electrify America, at least initially.
Sightseeing boats will soon be emission free, as will the city’s bus fleet.
By 2025, all buses in Amsterdam will be electric. Which is all well and good, but anyone who has ever been to this fabulous city knows that there are a whole bunch of diesel-chugging boats to contend with too.
Fortunately, progress is happening on that front too.
BMW plans to launch perhaps its most mainstream electric car, the i4, in 2021, about a year after the iX3 electric crossover utility goes on sale.
BMW chairman Harald Krüger told British auto magazine Auto Express that the long-awaited i4 will be treated as a variant of the company’s 4-series Gran Coupe, a mid-size 4-door hatchback similar in size to the company’s mainstay 3-series.
Tesla introduced its over-the-air dashcam feature using an Autopilot camera just over a week ago and it is already proving useful by capturing a few accidents on video. more…
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We already know a lot about Porsche’s upcoming Taycan all-electric vehicle, but its price is probably the biggest unknown at this point.
Now we get a better idea as the Taycan program manager confirms that it will be priced between the Cayenne and the Panamera. more…
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It inked a deal for an 9.2 million square foot plot of land.
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Tesla recently released some new improvements to its maps and navigation system with version 9, but CEO Elon Musk says that it’s only the beginning, as they are about to ‘”improve dramatically” over the next several months. more…
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Ohio-based commercial electric vehicle maker Workhorse, announced this week that it started production of its NGEN-1000 all-electric delivery van. more…
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Amazon offers the Earthwise 11-inch 8.5A Corded Electric Tiller for $97.27 shipped. Also at Walmart. Today’s deal is at least $30 off the regular going rate and nearly $40 less than Overstock. We’ve seen it fall to $80 in 2018, but otherwise today’s offer is in-line with its historical deal price. This model sports an 11-inch cutting width, and 8-inch cutting depth, along with steel tines and a “lightweight” design. It’s also a #1 best-seller and rated 4.6/5 stars by over 3,500 Amazon reviewers.
Tesla plans to roll out its new Autopilot chip in six months and give it to some drivers for free. Order guides show the new long-range Nissan Leaf will go into production in January and likely hit dealerships next spring. ChargePoint gives its users access to networks in Canada, Europe, and elsewhere. And our Twitter followers weigh in on where they’d like to see new public chargers installed. All this and more on Green Car Reports.
After a slow start of production and a few European deliveries, Jaguar has started deliveries of the I-Pace, the brand’s first all-electric vehicle, in the US. more…
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Lately we’ve been seeing a lot of promise for swappable electric batteries in the light electric vehicle industry. Just yesterday, KYMCO announced a partnership with 22Motors to build electric scooters based on the Ionex swappable battery standard. Now one of KYMCO’s biggest rivals in the battery swapping EV space is firing back with their own announcement.
Even before the second-generation Leaf was introduced last year, it was an open secret that Nissan planned an extended-range, 60-kwh version of the Leaf.
Now our friends CarsDirect have found some documents—U.S. order guides that dealerships plan their orders and marketing around—suggesting that this longer-range Nissan Leaf is just a few months away, and will come at a premium of about $5,500 over versions with the standard 40-kWh battery.
Tesla disclosed today that Elon Musk is buying $20 million more worth of TSLA shares directly from the company.
The move comes as Tesla is required to pay $20 million as a fine for Musk’s settlement with the SEC over his comments about taking Tesla private. more…
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2014 BMW i3 REx fast-charging at Chargepoint site, June 2016 [photo: Tom Moloughney]
Plugging in an electric car should be as easy as making a call on a cell phone—only it isn’t always.
Now a series of new agreements—similar to cell-phone roaming agreements that let users make calls on other networks—are beginning to make that easier.
The late artist Chris Burden balanced a Porsche 914 with a meteorite.
Buckminster Fuller famously asked “How much does your house weigh?” It is a question we should ask about everything we own, since every pound of material we consume requires energy and resources to make. With cars, it means more fuel to move it, more exhaust emitted. That’s one of the reasons I was so intrigued by this installation in an exhibition of Chris Burden’s work, Measured, at the Gagosian Gallery in London. It really gives you a sense of how much a car weighs.
Elon Musk says that he reviewed Tesla’s service locations in North America and he realized that there are some major gaps, which he admits is a ‘foolish oversight’.
In order to remedy the situation, the CEO announced a major expansion of Tesla’s service coverage. more…
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Electrify America DC fast chargers in Gulfport, Mississippi
Our readers seem to think charging networks are doing just fine with their plans to build out additional public charging stations.
Several networks have recently announced expansion plans, focusing on putting more DC fast chargers in cities to help bring new drivers to the electric-car fold who may not have their own driveway or garage to charge them in.
Tesla Model 3 dashboard in Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]
Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk took to Twitter Tuesday to announce that owners will get a new Autopilot chip in about six months that will be much more powerful and enable the company’s long-awaited Full-Self Driving Mode.
Tesla announced today that it secured a 210 acres (~860 Km2) piece of land in Lingang, Shanghai for Gigafactory 3 in China.
The company says that it is ‘on track’ with its accelerated construction plan to establish manufacturing capacity in the country. more…
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