The first details of the Tesla Model X have made their way online, via an online configurator available to select pre-order buyers. The electric vehicle manufacturer’s first SUV will come in a high-end Signature trim, and buyers that have placed the required US$40,000 (AU$56,700) deposit to secure one are now able to view the vehicle online. Show More Summary
The luxurious Model S sedan and Model X crossover helped start the conversation around Tesla, but the $35,000 Model 3 hopes to be the car that brings electric vehicles to the mass market. In a series of tweets Wednesday, Tesla Motors...Show More Summary
After years of false starts, you can finally pre-order the much-delayed, much hyped Tesla Model X, an electric SUV crossover car/vehicle/status symbol that's more likely than not a very premium, luxurious, and environmentally friendly way to say fuck-you-I'm-rich. Show More Summary
Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] Model X is just weeks away from starting delivery, and now the electric SUV has been revealed in its final production guise. With Ludicrous Mode enabled, the vehicle will hit 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and pass the quarter mile in 11.7 seconds. Bugatti is previewing its Veyron replacement with a supercar concept...
Originally published on RenewEconomy. IT guru Simon Hackett must be the number 1 fan of Tesla electric vehicles in Australia. He took delivery of the first Tesla Roadster in Australia in 2009, and now he drives the last Roadster delivered here. Show More Summary
Originally published on Cost of Solar. Residents of three Colorado counties can take advantage of a discounted group buy/lease program for rooftop solar and/or an electric vehicle, which will net them an installed cost of solar of $3.50/W and a savings of more than $8000 on a 2015 Nissan Leaf. Show More Summary
Apple continues to recruit talent to bolster its "Project Titan" team, which is rumored to be researching an electric vehicle. Over the past several weeks, the company has hired multiple employees from Tesla Motors, Texas Instruments,...Show More Summary
Originally published on EV Obsession. If you haven’t yet arranged to join or lead a National Drive Electric Week, get on it, yo! Perhaps the absolute best way to increase the number of electric vehicle owners is simply to put people in the driver’s seat, where they can experience the excellent drive quality of EVs. Show More Summary
The quest to set the first new electric vehicle land-speed record since 2010 is ongoing. The 2014 Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 hit a one-mile average speed of 240 mph, which was good enough for a new category record, but well short its estimated top speed of 373 mph. Show More Summary
Originally published on EV Obsession. Following on the heels of 7 other states around the country that have made similar moves, the Wyoming legislature recently passed a bill that will see electric vehicle (EV) owners charged a $50 annual fee, supposedly in order to make up for lost fuel tax revenue. Show More Summary
It’s a bit simplistic to say that as gas prices go down, interest goes down for gas-electric hybrids, plug-in hybrids and battery-only electric vehicles, and as gas prices go up, interest goes up – however, over time that’s pretty much the case. Gas prices are low today and so is demand [...]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Are BMW’s electric vehicle (EV) offerings going to be set up for wireless charging in only the next few years? An interesting question — it certainly does seem that the technology is developing at a fairly rapid rate, so maybe widespread use is something that we can expect soon. Show More Summary
Researchers claim to have hit on the right combination of solar cell type and battery to charge an electric vehicle battery with higher efficiency than ever before. The team behind the research says the system could soon make it possible...Show More Summary
Audi Australia began its move into vehicle electrification this week with the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid, but it’s also looking beyond this technology to its first fully electric car. As we know, Audi will premiere a concept car called the e-tron quattro in a few weeks at the Frankfurt motor show. This crossover SUV concept runs […]
EU-funded project develops wireless recharging solutions for electric cars 2015 August 28 (Xinhua) “The European Union-funded FASTINCHARGE [wireless electric vehicle recharging project aimed at making EVs] more appealing to consumers…[is]...Show More Summary
Two years ago, Consumer Reports was blown away by Tesla’s Model S electric sedan. Extolling the vehicle’s futuristic features and “off the charts” performance, the magazine gave it 99 points out of 100—the highest score it had ever awarded. As rave reviews go, that one would seem hard to top. Show More Summary
Pin it With electric vehicles rising in popularity amongst the Brits, the UK is testing electric recharging lanes for highways. READ MORE »
Its system--an electric motor, lithium ion battery and control software--is installed in new vehicles or it can be retrofitted into vehicles that have already been on the road.
Audi has begun the roll-out of it's electric range, with the introduction of its A3 Sportback e-tron, arriving in dealers this week. The e-tron moniker will be applied to a range of future Audi vehicles that feature either a full electric, or plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Show More Summary
A new Tesla electric car has earned the best-ever vehicle rating from Consumer Reports, sending shares of the automaker racing higher Thursday. The new Tesla P85D “performed better in our tests than any other car ever has, breaking the Consumer Reports Ratings system,” said Mark...