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On May 12, 2015
There is a common perception that electric cars are really expensive. It isn’t helped by media fawning over the high-end Tesla Model S, which has a base price of $71,000. But most EVs cost much less than that, and measured over a five-year span, the total cost of owning and operating the more affordable EVs […]
EVs are a double-edged sword when it comes to impacts on the grid. Some EVs can draw a huge load when charging and thus strain the local grid significantly. For example, Tesla’s superchargers draw as much as 120 kilowatts per vehicle, compared to basic Level 1 charging at 3.3 kilowatts or less.
At the same […]
On May 12, 2015
On a recent investor call, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced that the company is tentatively planning to show their much anticipated and less expensive Model 3 in March of 2016, with production starting by late 2017. Considering there hasn’t been so much as an official teaser shot released so far, that seems like […]
Tesla’s new energy storage systems could become a bigger business for the company than selling cars, Elon Musk has said.
The company has taken 38,000 orders for its Powerwall, which was first announced last week, meaning the devices are sold out until mid-2016.
On May 5, 2015
NORMAL — A tax rebate program offered by Normal to support the electric vehicle initiative was extended through 2016 Monday night, but it did not receive the support of the full Normal City Council.
“I think it’s time to move on from this,” said Councilman Jeff Fritzen, adding it achieved its purpose of bringing nationwide attention […]
Gone are the days of commercially-viable electric vehicles being limited to the realm of flashy sports roadsters and passenger cars. The work-a-day worlds of public transit buses and municipal garbage trucks are offering their own glimpses into a future of zero emissions vehicles.
While electric motors and battery storage piloted by the likes of Tesla […]
On April 23, 2015
Jeremy McCool is convinced there is a better way to charge electric vehicles in a crowded city than using a wired plug.
Mr. McCool is founder and chief executive of Hevo Power, a Brooklyn-based start-up that is […]
Unlike the Energizer Bunny, battery-powered electric vehicles don’t keep going and going and going.
One of electric cars’ biggest drawbacks is their limited range—the high price of lithium-ion batteries has left manufacturers trying to balance the line between affordability and functionality. Each extra mile of range means more battery power, resulting, for instance, in a near-six-figure […]
(Reuters) – Global automakers are readying a new generation of mass-market electric cars with more than double the driving range of today’s Nissan Leaf, betting that technical breakthroughs by big battery suppliers such as LG Chem Ltd will jump-start demand and pull them abreast of Tesla Motors Inc.
At least four major […]
On March 19, 2015
Tesla Motors’ Model S luxury sedan will be able to steer itself on highways after a software update in about three months, CEO Elon Musk said today.
Speaking in a media call, Musk said the update will also include automatic emergency braking and a warning if a car is coming into a driver’s blind spot, […]