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Autonomous Vehicles

Electric Vehicle Incentives In 8 US States

Published on April 20th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

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. But with the federal tax credit currently winding down, it's worth investigating what electric car incentives also exist on the state level... Read More


Cars

This Is How It’s Gonna Go Down (With Tesla)

Published on April 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

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... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Diving Into The Tesla Model 3, BMW i3, & Chevy Bolt (Video)

Published on April 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Munro & 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. Sandy Munro’s 2018 teardown of a Tesla Model 3 delivered some important insights into the California carmaker’s strengths and weaknesses. What about other electric cars... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Road Trip Tips & Tricks

Published on April 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

We do love Tesla Electric Road Trip stories, especially when they’re spiced with practical charging tips. A recent addition to the genre, from Brad Templeton, posted on Forbes goes beyond the usual travel log of sights seen and charging difficulties overcome. Templeton’s account of a weeklong trip from San Francisco to the southern California desert to enjoy the spectacular springtime poppy bloom includes some interesting insights about how driving electric changes the overall traveling experience... Read More


Cars

Planning For Backcountry EV Adventures

Published on April 18th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

If you’re willing to plan ahead, take a little extra time, and enjoy the journey as much as the destination, there’s no reason to leave your EV at home... Read More


Cars

Reuters Spreads Electric Vehicle FUD On Behalf Of Laggard Japanese Auto

Published on April 18th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

In a classic FUD piece penned by a long-term cheerleader of Japanese OEMs, Reuters — either in ignorance or in deceit — is spreading falsehoods and negativity about EVs. The piece directly quotes from engineers and managers on the payroll of Honda and Toyota, Japanese automakers both known to be unwilling to offer electric vehicles... Read More


Clean Power

Oregon’s TriMet Welcomes Its 1st Xcelsior CHARGE Electric Bus, Which Will Run On Clean Renewable Energy

Published on April 18th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Electric bus announcements seem to pop up almost daily now. The latest one is from Oregon.New Flyer of America (New Flyer), which is a subsidiary of NFI Group, North America's largest bus manufacturer, has delivered a zero-emission battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE bus to the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet)... Read More


Clean Power

ENGIE North America Announces 160 Megawatt Texas Wind Farm

Published on April 18th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

ENGIE North America, the local subsidiary of French multinational utility company ENGIE, announced this week that it has started construction of the 160 megawatt (MW) Jumo Hill Wind Project in Texas, which is expected to be completed and brought online by spring of ... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Xpeng Motors Unveils Xpeng P7 At Auto Shanghai 2019

Published on April 18th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Xpeng Motors, a Chinese EV startup, has unveiled the Xpeng P7, an electric sedan/coupe with 600+ km (300+ miles) NEDC Range, a reported 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) time of just 4 seconds, dual motors (which enable four-wheel drive), and a semi-autonomous driving system... Read More


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