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On August 27, 2015
Used vehicle sales are soaring these days, and so are their prices. Though it tends to counter the conventional wisdom that only highly valued collectible cars ever increase in value, Edmunds.com reports that used car prices jumped by 7.6 percent in the second quarter of 2015 to reach a record average high of $18,800.
While this […]
On August 21, 2015
In the U.S., government entities on the Federal, state, and local levels are pushing for greater electric-car adoption in different ways.
While different regions in the country are working towards the same goal, the policies enacted to reach it–and the degree to which they’re implemented–can vary significantly.
An Israeli startup is planning on bringing its fast charging batteries to electric cars.
Tesla’s fast chargers can add about 170 miles worth of electricity to its cars’ batteries in about 30 minutes. If an Israeli startup achieves its goal, electric cars could travel hundreds of miles after only five minutes of charging.
On August 21, 2015
esla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk wanted more competition for his plug-in electric cars, and two big announcements this week show he’s going to get it.
Two well-known luxury brands — one German, the other British — both said they’re going to make pricey, long-range, all-electric luxury performance vehicles: Audi and Aston Martin.
• Audi: Its new, luxury electric-crossover concept […]
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 […]