7th September 2013

Mismatched motors: Tesla and Fisker both built the wrong cars for their tech

Last week, I wrote about how I thought that Tesla was getting chewed up by the Twitter fight between a New York Times reporter and Elon Musk, its famous and hard-to-control CEO. But as I looked at the test Tesla offered to put it through and thought more about the car a bit, I has another realization: The Tesla Model S and Fisker Karma would both be better off if they just swapped drivetrains. I arrived ...
6th September 2013

Tesla Model S Prices May Soon Increase

Tesla Model S Prices May Soon Increase

The Tesla Model S, the fastest sedan in America, and recent winner of Motor Trend‘s Car of the Year award, is getting a price adjustment. Already. That may not be as bad as it sounds–to $ome people–but for others, like those on the bubble of being able to afford the now iconic electric sedan, this news is not so cheery. From Nick Kinkaid, ...
27th August 2013

Plug In America wants to survey your Tesla Roadster battery

Plug In America has launched a second electric vehicle owner experience survey – this time with the Tesla Roadster. It follows a survey conducted last year among Nissan Leaf owners, which was utilized and acknowledged by Nissan as it dealt with unexpected battery capacity loss reported by Leaf owners in high temperature Arizona. Last year, Plug In America's Expert Assistance and Research Group launched its first-ever consumer-oriented evaluation of plug in battery performance. It was intended ...
26th August 2013

Chreos EV wildly overpromises with 600-mile range, 640 hp and 10-minute charging [w/video]

Check it out: according to Silex Power, it's a force of nature,' a 'fluid form... the pinnacle of technological innovation. It's the epitome of elegance and luxury, a synopsis of the superior class... the most technologically vehicle ever conceived. It's the dawn of a new era in electric mobility – the Chreos. Yes, the Chreos boasts 640 horsepower and 4,400 Nm (about 3,245 in pound-foot) of torque. The Chreos can reach 300 kilometers per hour (about ...
19th August 2013

George Clooney auctioning off his Tesla Roadster for charity

Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach auction set for next month just got a little more interesting, with George Clooney's very own Tesla Roadster added to the docket. Finished in Obsidian Black Metallic paint, Clooney's Tesla is number eight of the original 'Signature 100' built in 2008 and comes with the premium two-tone leather interior. Clooney isn't selling the electric roadster to get some extra cash, though. The Academy Award-winning actor is well known for his philanthropic ...
10th August 2013

The Apoca-List: 10 Cars You Must Drive Before the End of the World

It’s nearly December 21, which means we’ll soon know whether the end of days is truly at hand. Before the world does go up in flames from an enormous solar flare or gets sucked into a black hole – as some believe will happen – we feel it’s important for you to experience some of the best automotive creations humanity has to offer. As such, we’ve assembled our top 10 vehicles you must drive before ...
4th August 2013

Lingering Losses: Tesla Reports $38.4 Million Loss for the Second Quarter

Tesla Motors has yet to post a profit in its short history, and just recorded another significant loss for the second quarter of 2010. With sales of its Roadster electric vehicle in limited quantities, Tesla is now looking toward the launch of its second product, the Model S, in hope of turning a profit Although revenue was strong at $28.4 million – a 5.4-percent increase over the same period last year – the automaker managed ...
30th July 2013

Nissan adds Free Towing, Recharge to LEAF Warranty

One of the biggest challenges electric vehicle advocates have in convincing the skeptical public “range anxiety”, or your electric vehicle doesn’t haven’t enough charge to get to one’s destination or even a charging station. Nissan, whose LEAF Ev goes on sale later this year, has launched a new program to calm consumer fears. As part of the Zero Emissions Support Program, which the ...
29th July 2013

Massachusetts Dealer Lawsuit Against Tesla Dismissed – Rumor Central

One of the advantages of being the new kid on the block in business is that you often get to approach things in a different way than the more established players in the market, even down to how your products are sold. That’s the approach Tesla took in selling its vehicles, adopting a manufacturer-direct, company-owned store model. But that approach did not sit well with established, franchise model dealers, claiming the company’s model skirts the ...
24th July 2013

Report: Elon Musk Comments on Aluminum Ford F-150 – Rumor Central

Rumors have abounded regarding the next-generation Ford F-150, due for 2015. Word is that the new truck will heavily utilize aluminum to help boost fuel economy and decrease curb weight. Now, according to our colleagues at Motor Trend, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is adding some fuel to the fire. Speaking with MT during the Detroit auto show earlier this year, Musk pontificated on the type of aluminum Ford may be using for the new ...