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Cheaper Tesla Model X Uses Software to Cap Battery Usage

Cheaper Tesla Model X Uses Software to Cap Battery Usage
Tesla just made the price of entry for their model X SUV $9,000 cheaper, which is a good thing. They way the company went about this is with a new version of the Model X called the Model…

Mercedes to Debut Tesla Rival at Paris Motor Show

Mercedes to Debut Tesla Rival at Paris Motor Show
Mercedes-Benz wants to compete with Tesla in the premium electric game, and to kick things off, it will show off a new EV at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Mercedes is teasing some of the car’s details ahead…
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2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid Sneaks onto the Scene

2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid Sneaks onto the Scene
I don’t get why you would want to spend thousands of dollars more on a hybrid if the fuel economy savings aren’t that significant. I think this maybe why Nissan silently slid the new 2016 Murano Hybrid into…

Tesla Ramped up Production in Q2 Despite Lower Deliveries

Tesla Ramped up Production in Q2 Despite Lower Deliveries
Tesla has announced that it has significantly ramped up production of its EVs, with 18,345 vehicles produced in Q2 2016. That marks a 20% increase in production compared to Q1. Tesla figures that demand will support that level…

Tesla 8.0 Beta Update Brings UI Changes, Autopilot Improvements

Tesla 8.0 Beta Update Brings UI Changes, Autopilot Improvements
Tesla has launched a new update for its Model S and Model X EVs that brings the system software for the EV to version 8.0. According to the company, this is its biggest update so far, bringing a…

Kyburz eRod is an Electric Track Day Fun Car

Kyburz eRod is an Electric Track Day Fun Car
It’s no secret that I am a big fan of track day cars like the Ariel Atom and KTM X-Bow. A new car of that sort has turned up from a Swiss firm called Kyburz. The car is…

Tesla and Sheetz in Talks for Superchargers at Gas Stations

Tesla and Sheetz in Talks for Superchargers at Gas Stations
If you don’t live in the mid-Atlantic region, you may not be familiar with the Sheetz restaurant and gas station chain. Word has turned up that Sheetz and Tesla are in talks for something that could drastically change…

Production Tesla Model S Sets Class Record at Pikes Peak

Production Tesla Model S Sets Class Record at Pikes Peak
This past weekend, driver Blake Fuller set a new Electric Production class record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado. His Tesla Model S P90D wasn’t exactly stock, but it was very close to that. The…

Watch a Tesla Model X Get Ripped Apart – For a Good Cause

Watch a Tesla Model X Get Ripped Apart – For a Good Cause
If you have ever had the misfortune of witnessing a major accident where someone was trapped inside a vehicle, you may have seen first responders on the scene using incredibly powerful tools to cut cars apart and free…

Tiny EV Does 0 to 62 mph in 1.5 Seconds

Tiny EV Does 0 to 62 mph in 1.5 Seconds
There are a bunch of hypercars out there that can rocket at insane speeds to 62 mph from a standstill. The Lamborghini Aventador can do the deed in well under 3 seconds. Now a group of students from…

The Blackbird Can Be Any Car it Wants to Be

The Blackbird Can Be Any Car it Wants to Be
Sometimes when watching a car commercial, I’ve noticed that cars aren’t always quite natural looking. As it turns out that might be because some cars in commercials are actually computer generated. An interactive design agency called The Mill…

2018 Mercedes S550e Plug-in Hybrid to Get Wireless Charging Option

2018 Mercedes S550e Plug-in Hybrid to Get Wireless Charging Option
Several factors keep many electric cars from going mainstream. The biggest of those is their limited driving range. You can’t easily travel cross-country using an EV without having serious time allotted for charging. Another of the big issues…

New Nissan LEAF Could Go 200+ Miles per Charge

New Nissan LEAF Could Go 200+ Miles per Charge
While sports cars battle for supremacy on paper with numbers for power, torque, and G force capability, the EV battles with battery size and driving range. Currently Tesla reigns supreme in that category and with its coming Model…
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