Mercedes-Benz hasn’t been shy about its intention to flood the world with new electric cars, but one thing still up in the air was if it wanted to put an electric compact car into production. Now, we have an answer. On Friday, the German automaker said it’s dropping nearly $600 million on a factory expansion to start…
Tesla has a new crossover, a semi, and a Roadster in the pipeline, but CEO Elon Musk is adamant the automaker doesn’t need to raise new capital to fund those projects. An analyst from Goldman Sachs disagrees, and suggested Tesla needs a big round number to make it happen: $10 billion.
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One of the hypothetical projects in Tesla’s pipeline is a new Roadster, a sports car with a supposedly whopping 620 miles of range and a 0-60 time of 1.9 seconds. When CEO Elon Musk debuted it in November, the accompanying pictures of the car suggested the interior would be minimal, akin to the uber-minimalist Model…
Firefighters in California had to put out the smoldering flames coming from a Tesla Model X battery involved in a March fatal crash, even days after the crash, according to a new report from KTVU in California.
There’s a lot that’s big about the 2018 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance hybrid, including its mouthful of a name. But while the car delivers a huge presence in size and speed, BMW’s ostensibly helpful driving aids fell way, way short of what I expected.
The National Transportation Safety Board is dispatching a team to Florida to investigate a fatal crash Tuesday involving a Tesla Model S that left two high school seniors dead. The agency said it doesn’t expect, at this time, that Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system will be a part of the investigation.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk admitted in an unusually tense conference call last week that he doesn’t have a site confirmed to launch production of the Model Y crossover, but he’s confident (as always) it’ll start making the car in 24 months. By all accounts, it’s an aggressive, if not insane, timeline.
Roush CleanTech, a division of the same company that builds high-horsepower hot rods and runs a NASCAR race team, has developed an all-electric retrofit drivetrain for Class 6 and 7. The F650, unveiled last week in Long Beach at the ACT Expo green transport conference, is the first non-combustion vehicle the company…
Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal led to the indictment of nine employees, including its former CEO, but a court-ordered settlement required the German automaker to dump gobs of cash into electric vehicles. When it comes to fast charging infrastructure, we’re now seeing what the investment might look like.
In his quarterly conference call with financial analysts on Wednesday, the last thing Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk wanted to answer were Wall Street analysts’ questions about how much money the automaker needs to keep the lights on this year. So he cut them off, declared their queries “boring, bonehead questions” and instead…
Electric car startup NIO is flush with cash and is riding high right now, having just launched its first crossover in China in December. If all goes according to plan, NIO intends to start selling a car to the U.S. by 2020, but that won’t happen through a dealership network. It wants to sell to customers through a…
Bad news for everyone driving a green energy car in Los Angeles County: you’re about to have to follow the same rules of the road as everyone else. (Update: Actually no, just some of the same rules now.)
So far the cars from BMW’s electrified i sub-brand have looked like concept cars set loose from some designer’s studio and inexplicably put on the road. But with the BMW iX3 Concept, unveiled this morning at Auto China 2018 in Beijing, BMW’s taking a much more normal-looking approach to electrics.
When we last chatted with you about the Infiniti Q Inspiration concept, we left off with the hope that it would usher in a new era of Infinti production cars. Lord knows Infiniti needs it. And it looks like we’ll be getting some electrified version of it within the next five years.
Nissan is looking to introduce a flurry of new electrified vehicles in Japan by 2022, with plans to roll out three all-electric cars and five hybrids, according to Automotive News.
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As part of Volkswagen’s continued effort to seek repentance for the Dieselgate scandal, the German automaker is investing billions into electric cars. That includes a new announcement Wednesday that it’ll install “ultra-fast” electric vehicle chargers at more than 100 Walmart stores in 34 states, by mid-2019.