Today

The Lightning Strike electric motorcycle is set to be officially unveiled on Thursday.

But thanks to CycleNews jumping the gun, the majority of the specs on the most affordable electric sportbike have already been released. Check them out below.

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After just over a year since starting deliveries, Tesla Model 3 drivers have already reached over 1 billion electric miles in record time. expand full story

Yesterday

After a couple chaotic weeks of price and option changes from Tesla, another one went into effect today.  This time, it was about the recently-unveiled Model Y, which received a $1,000 price increase across the vehicle line.

CEO Elon Musk also announced on twitter that prices on inventory cars will increase ~3% after the end of this quarter, to keep them in line with the recent price increase (which was really just a partial reversal of last month’s price drop).

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The Lightning Strike electric motorcycle is perhaps the most highly anticipated electric motorcycle of the year. Based on what we know so far, it has the potential reshape the electric motorcycle industry. Lightning has just announced that the bike will be unveiled this week, so get ready. Read on for all the details.

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March 22

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s price increases and discounts, Tesla’s new referral program (use ours!), a possible new Model S/X charge rate, and more.

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March 23

A group of hackers managed to crack a Tesla Model 3 as part of a hacking competition and Tesla gave them the car for exposing the vulnerability. expand full story

Tesla is continuing to improve Autopilot’s abilities in both documented and undocumented ways.  Just recently the system has gained two new capabilities: detecting stop lights and detecting lane change intention from other cars.

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January 19


Last Update:  3/22/2019

Here are the latest finds on EV lease offers from dealers across the US. You can often get price matches if you take a dealer’s advertised offer to nearby competitors. Always use the links below to verify that the lease offer is still advertised prior to discussing with the competitor, and refer to the actual data on the advertising dealer’s website while negotiating.

A total of 111 deals are listed, which is one more than last week. Highlights:

Sunnyvale VW is back on the list with a great lease offer on a 2019 e-Golf.

Stevens Creek VW, Team VW, and Capitol VW drastically improved their e-Golf lease offers, now just about $200/mo+tax+lic for a 2-year term.

Sonnen VW also improved their e-Golf lease offer by quite a bit, but they’re still about $50/mo more than the best offers in the SF/SJ area.

Century West BMW is back on the list with a 530e lease offer.

Mossy VW is back on the list with an e-Golf lease offer.

Rydell Chevy cut the cost of their Volt lease offer by over $80/mo.

Sierra Chevy also cut the cost of their Volt lease offer, and still has the best Volt lease offer in CA.

Harbor Chevy now has a Bolt lease offer.

Nissan of Burlingame improved their LEAF S lease offer by almost $40/mo.

Note that Tesla doesn’t have 3rd party dealerships but you can grab $100 in free supercharging with the following link.

 

Year

Make and Model

$/mo

months

down+acq

miles/yr

$ total

$/mo avg

$/mi

Dealer

State

Exp

2019

Audi A3 e-tron

$329

36

$4,279

7,500

$15,794

$438.72

$0.70

Audi Bellvue

WA

3/31/19

2018

BMW 330e

$352

36

$4,027

10,000

$16,347

$454.08

$0.54

Schomp BMW

CO

2018

BMW 330e

$439

36

$4,864

10,000

$20,229

$561.92

$0.67

Alexandria BMW

VA

2018

BMW 330e

$489

36

$4,414

10,000

$21,529

$598.03

$0.72

Stevens Creek BMW

CA(N)

4/1/19

2019

BMW 530e

$449

36

$449

10,000

$16,164

$449.00

$0.54

BMW of Sudbury

MA

3/31/19

2018

BMW 530e

$499

36

$1

10,000

$17,466

$485.17

$0.58

United BMW

GA

3/31/19

2019

BMW 530e

$499

36

$3,494

10,000

$20,959

$582.19

$0.70

Century West BMW

CA(S)

4/1/19

2019

BMW 530e

$489

36

$3,995

10,000

$21,110

$586.39

$0.70

Long Beach BMW

CA(S)

 

2019

BMW 530e

$494

36

$4,254

10,000

$21,544

$598.44

$0.72

BMW of Vista

CA(N)

3/31/19

2018

BMW 530e

$576

36

$3,999

10,000

$24,159

$671.08

$0.81

Kuni BMW

OR

4/1/19

2018

BMW 530e

$549

36

$4,995

10,000

$24,210

$672.50

$0.81

Pacific BMW

CA(S)

 

2019

BMW 530e

$569

36

$4,994

10,000

$24,909

$691.92

$0.83

Stevens Creek BMW

CA(N)

4/1/19

2019

BMW 530e

$682

36

$4,357

10,000

$28,227

$784.08

$0.94

Schomp BMW

CO

 

2019

BMW 740e

$849

36

$7,274

10,000

$36,989

$1,027.47

$1.23

Alexandria BMW

VA

2019

BMW 740e

$1,098

36

$1

10,000

$38,431

$1,067.53

$1.28

United BMW

GA

3/31/19

2019

BMW 740e

$1,037

36

$4,712

10,000

$41,007

$1,139.08

$1.37

Schomp BMW

CO

3/31/19

2019

BMW i3 REX

$325

24

$325

10,000

$7,800

$325.00

$0.39

BMW of Sudbury

MA

4/1/19

2018

BMW i3

$145

24

$4,995

10,000

$8,330

$347.08

$0.42

Kuni BMW

OR

4/1/19

2019

BMW i3

$259

24

$2,995

10,000

$8,952

$373.00

$0.45

Long Beach BMW

CA(S)

 

2019

BMW i3

$364

36

$4,039

10,000

$16,779

$466.08

$0.56

Schomp BMW

CO

 

2019

BMW i3

$400

36

$4,779

10,000

$18,779

$521.64

$0.63

Flemington BMW

NJ

3/31/19

2019

BMW i3 REX

$420

36

$4,095

10,000

$18,795

$522.08

$0.63

Schomp BMW

CO

 

2019

BMW i8

$1,096

36

$5,995

10,000

$44,355

$1,232.08

$1.48

Long Beach BMW

CA(S)

2019

BMW i8

$1,339

36

$5,334

7,500

$52,199

$1,449.97

$2.32

Century West BMW

CA(S)

4/1/19

2019

BMW i8

$1,499

36

$8,424

10,000

$60,889

$1,691.36

$2.03

BMW of San Diego

CA(S)

3/31/19

2019

BMW i8 Roadster

$1,755

36

$1

10,000

$61,426

$1,706.28

$2.05

United BMW

GA

3/31/19

2019

BMW i8

$1,782

36

$5,457

10,000

$67,827

$1,884.08

$2.26

Schomp BMW

CO

2019

BMW i8

$1,998

36

$19,423

10,000

$89,353

$2,482.03

$2.98

Alexandria BMW

VA

2018

BMW X5 xDrive40e

$569

36

$4,999

10,000

$24,914

$692.06

$0.83

Kuni BMW

OR

4/1/19

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$165

36

$2,594

10,000

$8,369

$232.47

$0.28

Quirk Chevrolet

MA

3/31/19

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$119

36

$5,995

10,000

$10,160

$282.22

$0.34

Capitol Chevrolet

CA(N)

4/1/19

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$189

36

$3,995

10,000

$10,610

$294.72

$0.35

Dailey Chevrolet

CA(N)

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$199

36

$3,995

10,000

$10,960

$304.44

$0.37

Premier Chevrolet

CA(S)

4/1/19

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$199

36

$3,999

10,000

$10,964

$304.56

$0.37

Tracy Chevrolet

CA(N)

3/31/19

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$99

36

$7,590

10,000

$11,055

$307.08

$0.37

Stevens Creek Chevrolet

CA(N)

4/1/19

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$239

36

$3,356

10,000

$11,721

$325.57

$0.39

Nissani Bros Chevrolet

CA(S)

4/1/19

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$269

36

$2,438

10,000

$11,853

$329.25

$0.40

Sierra Chevrolet

CA(S)

3/31/19

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$214

36

$4,399

10,000

$11,889

$330.25

$0.40

Keyes Chevrolet

CA(S)

3/31/19

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$249

36

$3,248

10,000

$11,963

$332.31

$0.40

Martin Chevrolet

CA(S)

4/1/19

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$219

36

$4,404

10,000

$12,069

$335.25

$0.40

Rydell Chevrolet

CA(S)

3/31/19

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$349

36

$0

10,000

$12,215

$339.31

$0.41

Muzi Chevrolet

MA

3/31/19

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$239

36

$3,995

10,000

$12,360

$343.33

$0.41

Harbor Chevrolet

CA(S)

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$149

36

$7,399

10,000

$12,614

$350.39

$0.42

Dublin Chevrolet

CA(N)

4/2/19

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$339

36

$995

12,000

$12,860

$357.22

$0.36

Mark Christopher

CA(S)

3/25/19

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$219

36

$5,295

10,000

$12,960

$360.00

$0.43

Concord Chevrolet

CA(N)

4/1/19

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$279

36

$3,731

10,000

$13,496

$374.89

$0.45

Allen Gwynn Chevrolet

CA(S)

3/31/19

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$159

36

$7,995

10,000

$13,560

$376.67

$0.45

Fremont Chevrolet

CA(N)

4/2/19

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$299

36

$3,193

10,000

$13,658

$379.38

$0.46

Silver Star Chevrolet

CA(S)

3/31/19

2019

Chevrolet Bolt EV

$269

36

$4,569

10,000

$13,984

$388.44

$0.47

Community Chevrolet

CA(S)

3/31/19

2018

Chevrolet Volt

$55

36

$2,594

10,000

$4,519

$125.53

$0.15

Quirk Chevrolet

MA

3/31/19

2018

Chevrolet Volt

$139

36

$3,234

10,000

$8,099

$224.97

$0.27

Victor Chevrolet

NY

3/22/19

2018

Chevrolet Volt

$139

36

$3,289

10,000

$8,154

$226.50

$0.27

Van Bortel Chevrolet

NY

3/22/19

2019

Chevrolet Volt

$174

36

$3,269

10,000

$9,359

$259.97

$0.31

Sierra Chevrolet

CA(S)

3/31/19

2019

Chevrolet Volt

$129

36

$5,995

10,000

$10,510

$291.94

$0.35

Capitol Chevrolet

CA(N)

4/1/19

2019

Chevrolet Volt

$89

36

$7,590

10,000

$10,705

$297.36

$0.36

Stevens Creek Chevrolet

CA(N)

4/1/19

2019

Chevrolet Volt

$99

36

$7,590

10,000

$11,055

$307.08

$0.37

Stewart Chevrolet

CA(N)

 

2019

Chevrolet Volt

$279

36

$1,700

10,000

$11,465

$318.47

$0.38

Hoselton Chevrolet

NY

3/31/19

2019

Chevrolet Volt

$129

36

$6,995

10,000

$11,510

$319.72

$0.38

Fremont Chevrolet

CA(N)

4/2/19

2019

Chevrolet Volt

$248

36

$4,143

10,000

$12,823

$356.19

$0.43

Allen Gwynn Chevrolet

CA(S)

3/31/19

2019

Chevrolet Volt

$249

36

$4,239

10,000

$12,954

$359.83

$0.43

Rydell Chevrolet

CA(S)

 

2019

Chevrolet Volt

$299

36

$2,505

10,000

$12,970

$360.27

$0.43

Silver Star Chevrolet

CA(S)

4/1/19

2019

Chevrolet Volt

$279

36

$3,879

10,000

$13,644

$379.00

$0.45

Community Chevrolet

CA(S)

3/31/19

2018

Chevrolet Volt

$299

39

$3,529

10,000

$14,891

$381.82

$0.46

Herb Connolly Chevrolet

MA

3/31/19

2018

Chevrolet Volt

$239

36

$6,999

10,000

$15,364

$426.78

$0.51

Dublin Chevrolet

CA(N)

4/2/19

2019

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Tour +

$399

36

$3,790

10,000

$17,755

$493.19

$0.59

Rydell Chrysler

CA(S)

2018

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Tour L

$599

42

$3,599

10,000

$28,158

$670.43

$0.80

Jeff Belzer’s Chrysler

MN

4/1/19

2018

Fiat 500e

$149

36

$2,500

10,000

$7,715

$214.31

$0.26

Santa Monica Fiat

CA(S)

4/1/19

2018

Fiat 500e

$199

36

$995

10,000

$7,960

$221.11

$0.27

Mossy Fiat

CA(S)

3/31/19

2018

Fiat 500e

$175

36

$2,990

10,000

$9,115

$253.19

$0.30

Ron Tonkin Fiat

OR

4/1/19

2019

Fiat 500e

$169

36

$4,494

10,000

$10,409

$289.14

$0.35

Shaver Fiat

CA(S)

 

2019

Ford Fusion Energi

$209

36

$3,949

10,500

$11,264

$312.89

$0.36

So Cal Ford Dealers

CA(S)

4/1/19

2018

Honda Clarity Plug-in Touring

$189

36

$3,285

10,000

$9,900

$274.99

$0.33

Phillipsburg Easton Honda

NJ

4/1/19

2018

Honda Clarity Plug-in Touring

$289

36

$995

12,000

$11,110

$308.61

$0.31

Ourisman Honda

MD

3/31/19

2018

Honda Clarity Plug-in Touring

$225

36

$3,995

12,000

$11,870

$329.72

$0.33

Honda of Temecula

CA(S)

3/31/19

2018

Honda Clarity Plug-in Touring

$259

36

$2,995

12,000

$12,060

$335.00

$0.34

Valley Hi Honda

CA(S)

4/1/19

2018

Honda Clarity Plug-in

$260

36

$3,299

12,000

$12,387

$344.09

$0.34

Hardin Honda

CA(S)

 

2018

Honda Clarity Plug-in

$269

36

$3,154

12,000

$12,569

$349.14

$0.35

Norm Reeves Honda Irvine

CA(S)

3/31/19

2019

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

$285

36

$0

10,000

$9,975

$277.08

$0.33

Annapolis Hyundai

MD

2019

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

$299

36

($471)

10,000

$9,994

$277.62

$0.33

Mirak Hyundai

MA

4/1/19

2019

Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

$199

39

$3,995

10,000

$11,557

$296.33

$0.36

Stevens Creek Kia

CA(N)

3/31/19

2019

Mercedes GLC350e

$489

36

$4,473

10,000

$21,588

$599.67

$0.72

Euro Motorcars

MD

4/1/19

2019

Mercedes GLC350e

$499

36

$4,284

10,000

$21,749

$604.14

$0.72

Rusnak Mercedes

CA(S)

4/1/19

2018

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL

$315

60

$0

10,000

$18,585

$309.75

$0.37

Miami Lakes Auto Mall

FL

3/31/19

2018

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL

$239

36

$3,499

10,000

$11,864

$329.56

$0.40

Brooklyn Mitsubishi

NY

 

2018

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL

$361

36

 

10,000

$12,635

$350.97

$0.42

Gary Lang Mitsubishi

IL

4/1/19

2018

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SEL

$279

36

$3,274

10,000

$13,039

$362.19

$0.43

Wantagh Mitsubishi

NY

4/1/19

2018

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GT

$329

36

$2,999

10,000

$14,514

$403.17

$0.48

Burdick Mitsubishi

NY

4/1/19

2019

Nissan LEAF S

$99

36

$3,693

10,000

$7,158

$198.83

$0.24

Quirk Nissan

MA

4/1/19

2019

Nissan LEAF S

$129

36

$4,374

10,000

$8,889

$246.92

$0.30

Hayward Nissan

CA(N)

3/31/19

2019

Nissan LEAF S

$125

36

$5,025

12,000

$9,400

$261.11

$0.26

Premier Nissan of Fremont

CA(N)

4/1/19

2019

Nissan LEAF S

$159

36

$4,049

10,000

$9,614

$267.06

$0.32

Boardwalk Nissan

CA(N)

3/31/19

2019

Nissan LEAF S

$175

24

$3,000

12,000

$7,025

$292.71

$0.29

Premier Nissan of San Jose

CA(N)

3/31/19

2019

Nissan LEAF S

$129

24

$4,633

10,000

$7,600

$316.67

$0.38

Nissan of Burlingame

CA(N)

2019

Nissan LEAF S

$269

36

$2,592

12,000

$12,007

$333.52

$0.33

Universal City Nissan

CA(S)

4/5/19

2019

Nissan LEAF S

$295

36

$1,995

10,000

$12,320

$342.22

$0.41

San Leandro Nissan

CA(N)

4/3/19

2019

Nissan LEAF S

$249

36

$3,999

12,000

$12,714

$353.17

$0.35

Nissan of Downtown LA

CA(S)

4/1/19

2019

Nissan LEAF S

$279

36

$2,999

12,000

$12,764

$354.56

$0.35

Nissan of Portland

OR

3/19/19

2018

Porsche Panamera e-Hybrid

$998

39

$6,993

5,000

$44,917

$1,151.72

$2.76

McKenna Porsche

CA(S)

3/31/19

2018

Toyota Prius Prime

$229

36

$4,349

10,000

$12,364

$343.44

$0.41

Toyota City

NY

4/1/19

2019

Toyota Prius Prime

$359

36

$2,169

12,000

$14,734

$409.27

$0.41

Sunnyvale Toyota

CA(N)

4/1/19

2019

Toyota Prius Prime

$365

36

$3,541

12,000

$16,316

$453.23

$0.45

Toyota Place

CA(S)

4/1/19

2019

VW e-Golf SE

$79

24

$2,754

7,500

$4,571

$190.46

$0.30

Team VW

CA(N)

3/31/19

2019

VW e-Golf SE

$69

24

$2,995

7,500

$4,582

$190.92

$0.31

Winn VW

CA(N)

3/31/19

2019

VW e-Golf SE

$77

24

$2,995

7,500

$4,766

$198.58

$0.32

Sunnyvale VW

CA(N)

3/31/19

2019

VW e-Golf SE

$76

24

$3,045

7,500

$4,793

$199.71

$0.32

Stevens Creek VW

CA(N)

3/31/19

2019

VW e-Golf SE

$79

24

$2,999

7,500

$4,816

$200.67

$0.32

Serramonte VW

CA(N)

3/31/19

2019

VW e-Golf SE

$98

24

$2,649

7,500

$4,903

$204.29

$0.33

Capitol VW

CA(N)

3/31/19

2019

VW e-Golf SE

$129

36

$3,499

7,500

$8,014

$222.61

$0.36

Pacific VW

CA(S)

3/31/19

2019

VW e-Golf SE

$239

24

$914

7,500

$6,411

$267.13

$0.43

Sonnen VW

CA(N)

 

2019

VW e-Golf SE

$177

24

$2,499

7,500

$6,570

$273.75

$0.44

Mossy VW

CA(S)

4/2/19

2019

VW e-Golf SE

$199

36

$2,999

7,500

$9,964

$276.78

$0.44

Santa Monica VW

CA(S)

 

NOTE: Numbers exclude tax, license, doc fees.  Estimates of these amounts were subtracted from offers that were specified with a total drive-off. Also, many of these offers include conditional incentives and/or rebates (i.e. recent college grad, loyalty, competitive, etc). Check dealer site for details.

 

 

 

March 22

Tesla Model 3 in stores — toy stores, as new Hot Wheels release

You can go out and buy a Tesla Model 3 now for about $1 or so, as long as you don’t mind it fitting in the palm of your hand.

Tesla’s in-car internet browser has been one of the most neglected features inside Tesla vehicles, but CEO Elon Musk has been promising to improve it recently and now he says that they are upgrading the internet browser with Google’s Chromium. expand full story

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