30th July 2013
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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 ...
15th July 2013
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Telsa gets Near Half Billion Government Loans for Electric Car Manufacturing

Tesla Motors, a California company that is manufacturing pure, 100 percent electric cars, has received a $465 million low cost loan from the U.S. Department of Energy.According to the Detroit News, the money will be used to construct a factory in Southern California for the manufacturing of the Model S electric sedan as well as a manufacturing plant for the construction of ...
15th July 2013
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Telsa to add Convertible, Minivan, SUV EVs?

Electric sports vehicle maker Tesla Motors looks like its planning to expand its lineup. Various sources have uploaded images what appears to be a convertible (“cabriolet” for our cousins across the pond); a minivan; and an SUV. Our take? Telsa Motors has had a tumultuous history to say the least. From delays of the Roadster; partnership then, later, lawsuit with Fisker ...
3rd July 2013
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Toyota Overhauling Lineup to Stay Relevant and Retain Market Supremacy

In a blitz of new offerings coming, Toyota is aiming to retain its top sales spot after facing the worst two-year stint in its recent history, littered with recalls, runaways, earthquakes, and financial disasters. By the end of next year, Toyota will have 10 new products rolling into showrooms, from a new Yaris subcompact to the all-new 2012 Toyota Avalon full-size sedan ...
28th June 2013
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2013 North American International Auto Show – Everything You Need to Know

We’re on the showroom floor of the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and will be covering all angles of the show. From vehicle unveils like the highly-anticipated 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette to our Reporter’s Notebook, we’ll be providing unsurpassed coverage of everything we come across. From this very spot, you can access all of our show coverage including vehicle ...
26th June 2013
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Tesla’s in the Black with first Profit

Electric carmaker Tesla announced today that it has, for the first time ever, posted a profit. The start-up automaker has been working towards profitability since the $101,500 Roadster went on sale last year and finally reached the milestone in the month of July 2009. Full ArticleBy Automotive Staff
23rd June 2013
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Scorchin’ Good Deal: California Volts to Receive HOV-Lane Sticker, State Tax Rebate

The 2012 Chevrolet Volt will receive the Holy Grail of California’s highway commuting status: An HOV-lane sticker enabling its driver(s) to occupy the carpool lane. This is an important development for a car that hasn’t exactly burned with consumer interest. Toyota’s wildly successful Prius has become, despite its egg-like shape and meager acceleration, a cultural phenomenon in Southern California, primarily as a result ...
16th June 2013
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Telsa Model S steers clear of Automotive X Prize Contest

Tesla, manufacturer of electric cars, has decided to drop its participation in the mainstream category of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize.Tesla had entered its Model S Saloon plug-in electric car, which is supposed to go into production in 2011. The car was considered to be a front runner for winning the prize in the mainstream category. The event calls for cars to ...
14th June 2013
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Auto Makers Have Fewer Differences According to Consumers, Survey

The past few years has seen major shakeups in the automotive industry, and it shows in a recent survey on brand perception conducted by Consumer Reports. Once dominant players Toyota, Honda, Ford, and Chevrolet remain on top, but each automaker has seen its points gap decrease compared to last year. In the meantime, electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has broken into the top ...