Feature Yesterday

Four months ago, Seth got a chance to try out the 2017 Hyundai IONIQ Electric at a Hyundai media day, and came away impressed. The IONIQ is Hyundai’s new three-powertrains-on-one-platform model, with a hybrid released and a plug-in hybrid planned, alongside the pure EV model we reviewed. Seth’s takeaway was that the IONIQ compares very favorably to the Prius, the car which it seems aimed to compete against.

Last week, I was given the chance to take a week long test drive of the IONIQ Electric, to go into a deeper dive of how the car works, more than our short test drive could give us (though do have a look at Seth’s review for a lot of the spec details). What I found is that the IONIQ is a lot of car for the money, and a complete game-changer in the “entry-level” EV market.

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Audi’s upcoming all-electric e-tron quattro SUV, which is expected to go into production in 2018, was spotted testing and towing a trailer – giving us a glimpse of the capacity of the vehicle.  expand full story

Feature August 17

Tesla started pushing its latest over-the-air Autopilot software update ‘2017.32’ for cars equipped with the second generation hardware last night.  expand full story

Today, Home Depot announces a new renewable energy push at 50 of its stores in the US.

They will deploy solar rooftop systems built by GE and energy storage systems built by Tesla. expand full story

Feature August 16

Grand-Ducale police in Luxembourg confirmed today that they are purchasing two Tesla Model S sedans to use as patrol cars. expand full story

Feature August 15

Tesla is launching a new “Home Charging Installation Program” for its customers in order to simplify the logistics around the electric car buying process.

The service is currently only offered in a few markets in North America. expand full story

The wheels are one of the rare features that Tesla lets customers change on Model 3 during its early production. A set of 18″ aero wheels comes standard and 19″ Sport wheels are offered for a $1,500 premium. expand full story

Feature August 14

The season 3 of the Formula E all-electric championship just concluded and it marks further progress in the electric motorsport’s attempt to become mainstream and attract more fans.

What better way to try to attract more fans than with crashes, which Formula E compiled in a new video. expand full story

Feature August 13

Tesla revealed today that it created what it calls the ‘Tesla Tiny House’ to feature its energy products, like solar panels and Powerwall.

The company is bringing the house on tour using a Model X “to educate the public on how to generate, store and use renewable energy for their home.” expand full story

Ahead of the Tesla Model 3’s launch, CEO Elon Musk warned that options will be limited at first in order for the company to keep different configurations at a minimum early in the production ramp, which he expects to be hell.

As for the Interior options, they were completely limited, but now we get a glimpse at what is coming. expand full story

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