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Electric Vehicle Incentives In 8 US States In the US, the federal tax credit for electric vehicles has been cut in half from $7,500 to $3,750 for both Tesla and GM. Now, the current administration looks like it's turning its back on clean cars. In the future, there could be some hope things change.
This Is How It's Gonna Go Down The Tesla story is fascinating. Whether you love the company or hate it, it is easy to get pulled into the story like you're pulled into a good movie. This is surely one reason so many people so obsessively check for Tesla news and op-eds every day. Another reason is that Tesla's vehicles are freakin' wicked - in a class of their own.
Diving Into The Tesla Model 3, BMW i3, & Chevy Bolt Munro and Associates in Auburn Hills, Michigan, is in the business of taking cars apart. The company's teardown reports reveal the juicy details of every single component - how they work, where they came from, and how much they cost. Automakers pay sizable sums for these reports, in order to figure out what their competitors are up to.
Tesla announces that 4 board members are going to leave With the release of Tesla's preliminary proxy statement for its upcoming shareholders meeting, the automaker made the announcement that board members Brad Buss, Antonio Gracias, Stephen Jurvetson, and Linda Johnson Rice will all not stand for re-election at the end of their current terms.
New Flyer Launches U.S.' First OppCharge Charging Stations New Flyer announced that its new New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions deployed two on-route fast-charging stations along New York City Transit Authority's M42 route, which are the first compatible with OppCharge interfaces.
Wiesbaden Orders 56 Electric Buses From Mercedes-Benz Stuttgart / Wiesbaden - Mercedes‑Benz has received a record-breaking order for the eCitaro electric urban bus. This massive order comes from the public transport company ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH from Wiesbaden in Germany's Hesse region.
Tesla announces shakeup to its board of directors Tesla revealed Friday that four directors will leave the company - shrinking the size of its board to seven eventually. The electric-car maker said that it wants to "streamline" corporate oversight because its board has grown by four members over the past five years.
Tesla to shrink board to seven directors from 11 Tesla said on Friday that four members of its eleven-member board would be leaving over the next two years, as the electric car company looks to streamline its board.
Volkswagen Group Secures Lithium Supplies From Ganfeng Lithium Wolfsburg - The Volkswagen Group and Ganfeng Lithium Co., Ltd. registered in Jiangxi have signed a memorandum of understanding on long-term lithium supplies for battery cells. Under the agreement, Ganfeng will supply lithium to the Volkswagen Group and its suppliers for the next ten years.
Jaguar Director Continues To Push For More EVs After some rather direct statements about Jaguar becoming an electric brand, Director of Design Ian Callum reaffirmed that there would be more follow-ups to the I-Pace - and, yes, there would be a new XJ. "We are doing more battery cars at Jaguar, yes.
Lithium use in electric cars sold around the world surges 76% The Dutch-Canadian research company, which tracks EV registrations and battery chemistries in more than 80 countries, says among all metals and materials found in EV battery cathodes, lithium use saw the greatest gains.
'Now is the time': Kootenay Carshare Cooperative sets sight on electric cars Kootenay Carshare Cooperative is going electric. "Now is the time," said Colleen Doyle, executive director. The non-profit organization aims to reduce cars on the road by sharing them. Members have access to a group of cars when needed. According to their website, car sharing is a cheaper option than ownership and "better for the environment".
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Electrek Podcast: Tesla Model S/X refresh, Tesla Autonomy event, new EVs, and more This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including more details on Tesla’s upcoming Model S/X refresh, the upcomin…
Audi's first electric car reportedly delayed again because of a battery shortage Wait times have jumped from two to six months. Audi will make 10,000 fewer E-trons this year, too, and has reportedly pushed back the launch of the second car in the all-electric lineup.
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This little electric car is the coolest thing at the NY Auto Show "The scissor doors open from the sides so you can easily access your stuff from the cargo area. If you think about it, in a city cars park bumper to bumper. So is a hatchback tailgate the best idea? Maybe not, if there's a car parked right behind you," Lee said.
Zero Labs introduces its Electric Classic Ford Bronco, now available for reservations Zero Labs Automotive has debuted its Electric Classic Ford Bronco, a restored and reengineered truck based on the 1966-77 Ford Bronco. The all-electric vehicle features carbon fiber body panels and more than 1,000 original parts. The Electric Classic Ford Bronco comes with a 70 kWh battery for 190 miles of estimated range, with Level 2 charging.
Tesla falls behind in autonomous driving leaderboard, but still most trusted by consumers Tesla has fallen behind in autonomous driving, according to Navigant’s leaderboard, but it’s still the most trusted by consumers for self-driving.
2019 Renault Kwid Electric Vehicle Exclusive Walkaround Video The all-new Renault Kwid EV, known as the City KZ-E in the Chinese market, is expected to become a popular urban small electric car.
Elon Musk cedes power over Tesla as his 'old boys network' is cut from its board Tesla has announced sweeping changes to its corporate structure that would weaken the power of its founder Elon Musk and cut some of his strongest allies from the board of directors. The electric car marker said on Friday that four members of its 11-strong board would step down by the end of 2020, reducing the board's size by more than a third.
Sono Motors Plans To Build Its Solar-Powered Electric Cars At Former Saab Plant German electric car start-up Sono Motors is moving from the testing phase to the production phase in their efforts to develop a solar-powered battery pack on wheels. Sono has contracted with NEVs in Sweden to kickstart production at the old Saab plant in Trollhattan, according to Automotive News Europe.
Proterra Launches $200 Million Credit Facility For Battery Lease Program Separate battery leasing probably will be much easier to use in the case of fleet customers than in the case of private electric cars, because fleets look at the total cost of ownership over a longer period of time.
Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. Sells 290 Shares of Tesla Inc Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services Ltd. trimmed its holdings in shares of Tesla Inc by 39.2% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 450 shares of the electric vehicle producer's stock after selling 290 shares during the quarter.
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