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Cars Stories September 8, 2015

Russian government will force gas stations to offer electric vehicle charging by the end of 2016

In an effort to stimulate the electric vehicle market in Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree requiring the owners of gas stations to install charging equipment for electric cars at their gas stations by Nov. 1, 2016 according to the Moscow Times. The requirement could very well be the most drastic government action to encourage electric […]

Cars Stories October 14, 2014

Tesla Model S gets IHS Teardown treatment: “Unlike any car ever made, more like an iPad”

Tesla’s Model S (or a wrecked one) got the IHS Supply teardown treatment and if you are wondering what makes the car tick, it is a worthy watch/read (PDF). Notably Tesla “really wanted to do things differently and employed virtual controls—rather than physical knobs and buttons—to take over the user experience. This approach required a major […]

Cars Stories October 22, 2015

GM adds a second shift and 1,200 jobs on the assembly line of the Chevy Volt

GM announced that the company will add a second shift and 1,200 jobs at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. GM builds 5 models on a single assembly line at Detroit-Hamtramck including the plug-in hybrids Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR.

Cars Stories December 17, 2013

Tesla, er ‘Tuosule’, launches in China

If you are in China and you want a Model S, you now have a website to use. Have at it. Wondering why Tesla is called Tuosule in China? Some local guy squatted on the name rights to Tesla and wants $30M for it. Tesla offered $3M but no dice. Good for them.

Cars Stories November 18, 2015

Ford will offer 3 years of free charging to 2016 C-MAX Energi owners via EVgo

Ford joins the ranks of Tesla and Nissan by offering some form of free charging to new plug-in owners. The company will give customers in California and Maryland who purchase or lease a 2016 Ford C-MAX Energi access to 500 EVgo charging stations for 3 years.

You can read the full press release below:

Cars Stories April 27, 2016

Germany officially announces a €4,000 incentive for electric vehicles starting in May

Earlier this week, we reported on German Chancellor Merkel planning to get directly involved in the negotiations with the auto industry over electric vehicle incentives though a meeting held yesterday. Apparently the meeting went fairly well since local media are already reporting that the two parties struck a deal albeit not as generous as previously […]

Cars Stories July 10, 2016

Tesla opens store in Mexico City’s ‘Palacio’, first (non-mobile) store in the country

Last month, we reported on Tesla introducing the Model X in Mexico and opening the first Supercharger in the country, which it announced in the most subtle, weird, but awesome way. The automaker had already opened a “popup store” in Mexico, but now we learn that Tesla is opening its first non-mobile store in the country.

Cars Stories February 22, 2016

A look at the team of “hardcore” engineers building Tesla’s Autopilot and the exodus that followed its release

Developments in autonomous driving technology are creating tons of opportunities for engineers with expertise in computer vision, machine learning, robotics and other related fields. Almost all car manufacturer and several huge tech companies are scrambling to advance the technology. Some companies are further along than others and besides traditional automakers, Google, Apple, Bosch, Uber and others […]

Cars Stories April 5, 2016

French minister offers shuttered nuclear plant site for Tesla’s first EU factory, will meet Tesla this month

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was in France earlier this year. During a special event for Tesla owners at the automaker’s French headquarters in Chambourcy, Musk reiterated that in the near future Tesla will need to establish some manufacturing capacity in Europe. But this time, he nonchalantly brought up the possibility to build its first European electric […]

Cars Stories February 26, 2016

Tesla hires machine learning expert from AMD to lead the Autopilot’s self-learning tech

Just a few weeks after hiring legendary microprocessor architect Jim Keller from AMD, Tesla managed a second high-profile hire from the chip maker for its Autopilot team. Electrek has learned that the automaker recently hired machine learning expert Junli Gu to lead the Autopilot’s self-learning tech. As we reported in our recent piece on Tesla’s Autopilot team, […]

Cars Stories February 29, 2016

Google self-driving car strikes public transit bus in its first at-fault accident

Update: Video of the damage has surfaced on YouTube, see below. In what is likely to become its first accident to be officially documented as at the fault of Google, one of the Mountain View company’s self-driving cars struck a public transit bus earlier this month while trying to get around a sandbag in the […]

Cars Stories February 4, 2016

GM is going to kill the Cadillac ELR but it appears that new European Volt variants are on the way

Yesterday AutoNews reported that Cadillac wasn’t going to be following up its ELR disaster with an upgrade to the 2016-17 Volt platform. Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen confirmed last week that the brand plans no successor to the light-selling ELR.”I plan to continue admiring it as one of the most beautiful cars on four wheels” de […]

Cars Stories May 4, 2016

Chevy Jolt a clever fake, but the Tesla Model 3 competitor GM should build

An interesting Chevy-branded concept debuted this week: A sporty, 230-mile-range, 2-door ELR-inspired EV coupe, said to be available by “late 2018.” Quick and attractive, it has much of what the Chevy Bolt will be missing once it is up against the Tesla Model 3. Like the Tesla, it will accelerate to 60 mph in less […]

Cars Stories April 28, 2016

Ford Focus Electric review: an impressive EV in need of a refresh

Great first to market electric car

Cars Stories March 17, 2016

My Year with the Cadillac ELR Plug-in Luxury Coupe [Review]

I have been an aficionado of electric cars ever since Tesla came up with their production roadster. I am writing this review because I noticed a gap of reviews, especially long-term ones, for my car, which is rarer than a Tesla roadster. I thought I would share my thoughts and experiences with my ELR I […]

Cars Stories March 21, 2016

Tesla releases all details on how to reserve a Model 3 [Deposit per country]

In a blog post today, Tesla released all the details on how to reserve a Model 3 on March 31st, including the deposit required depending on your country and currency. Tesla reiterated that reservation starts on March 31st worldwide in store, while it first said that it will be starting at 10am Pacific (5pm UTC), now […]

Cars Stories March 22, 2016

Architecture firm offers to split the cost of reserving the Tesla Model 3 with its employees

When we say that we’ve never seen so much enthusiasm for a product launch in a long time, we are not kidding. Here’s a great example. San Antonio-based Architecture firm Lake Flato announced that it took upon itself to offer to its employees the opportunity split the $1,000 cost of the reservation deposit for the Tesla Model 3.

Cars Stories March 23, 2016

Toyota debuts the ‘Prius Prime’ plug-in with an estimated 22 miles of EV range and Tesla-like screen [Gallery]

Toyota debuted its next generation Prius plug-in hybrid, now called the ‘Prius Prime’ today at New York Auto Show. The vehicle is the second generation plug-in hybrid Prius and it’s built on the Japanese automaker’s fourth generation Prius platform unveiled last year. The new version of Toyota’s flagship hybrid is expected to achieve 22 miles of […]

Cars Stories March 9, 2016

Newly released multiple angle video and photos show Google’s self-driving car accident [Video]

A new video with multiple angles and new pictures of the Google’s self-driving car hitting a bus last week and its aftermath have been released today. The accident is believed to be the first where Google’s system could be found at fault.

Cars Stories April 15, 2016

Studies suggest a driverless Tesla Model 3 fleet could be highly profitable, obtain significant market share

The promise of autonomous cars is not that it can handle your highway commute but complete the full journey from point A to B.  When that day comes, it will not only dramatically change road safety, but also open up new business models beyond the current vehicle ownership model to mobility on demand service model. Elon […]

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