Tesla supporters commonly assume state auto-dealer lobbyists work with Republican legislators to enact laws banning direct sales of Tesla's electric cars to retail buyers. But is it true?
The notion that electric car sales will plummet with the arrival of vastly lower gasoline prices has been floating around lately. But for many reasons, it's not a foregone conclusion that plug-in electric car sales will fall just because gas prices have gotten lower.
The Tesla Model X won't go on sale for a while yet, but it may have a hidden talent: towing. While aftermarket hitch kits have been offered for other electric cars, the Tesla Model X will be the first one available with a factory-installed hitch.
Tesla Model S owners are still in love with the electric car more than two years after its launch. The Tesla Model S sedan topped Consumer Reports' annual customer satisfaction ratings this year, just as it did last year.
Both Tesla and BMW have come up with their own models of electric cars and approached the market differently but their paths may eventually converge. As electric cars become more mainstream, both carmakers may compete head to head when they broaden their lineups, creating more opportunities for overlap.
The 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle will carry a sticker price of $57,500 when it launches in the US late next year, Toyota said today. Production of the 2016 Toyota Mirai will start slowly, with just 700 to be built for global sale during calendar 2015.
Tesla got an unexpected defense from AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson, who called auto-dealer efforts to ban all direct sales by Tesla Motors state by state 'unnecessary protectionism.' Still, Jackson called the automaker's direct-sales model 'inefficient'.
The Tesla Model S P85D got a gushing road test from Motor Trend this week. Among the highlights was the Tesla S P85D's acceleration, which was faster than the legendary $1 million McLaren F1 supercar.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI, along with the rest of the Golf lineup, is on the shortlist of the best cars to buy in 2015. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf range also includes the e-Golf, the first plug-in electric car that VW has ever sold in the U.S.
Nissan Leaf broke its own record for most electric cars sold in the U.S. in a single year, with two months of sales still left to go. October saw deliveries of 2,589 Leafs, bringing the year-to-date total to 24,411.
Gas prices are the lowest they've been in four years. The highest US gas prices are in San Francisco, while commuters in one Southern city are paying just $2.73 a gallon.
The Tesla Model S will be added to the Netherlands' Taxi Electric fleet, giving travelers the opportunity for a somewhat more luxurious ride. The Netherlands follows Norway, where Tesla Model S taxis are already operating.
The best green cars to enter the market this year come from a wide variety of automakers, from luxury brands like Audi to reliable, budget-friendly makes like Honda and Kia. Which new car will come out on top?
Tesla Motors was banned from selling cars directly to buyers online in Michigan thanks to a bill signed Tuesday by state governor Rick Snyder. Michigan joins a handful of states, including Texas, where cars may only be sold through independently owned franchised dealers, a blow to Tesla's business model.
The US Department of Energy's $25 billion low-interest loan program may be about to start awarding new loans for the first time since 2011. The program, which handed out loans to Tesla, Fisker, and Ford, assists companies in producing vehicles with higher energy efficiency than the models they replace.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced an 'Autopilot' feature for the Model S that will change lanes for the driver once the signal is turned on. The Tesla autopilot feature will include more capabilities in the future.
A recent study ranks states by the energy efficiency of both their cars and homes. Usual suspects like California and Vermont had high overall rankings, but the most energy-efficient state for cars was a bit of a surprise.
Hybrid cars are the new frontier for luxury automakers, and Cadillac is looking to compete German prestige brands like BMW and Porsche with the Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid. The new luxury sedan will be unveiled in the US this spring.
Panasonic's CEO says the company will invest tens of billions of yen (hundreds of millions US) into Tesla's $5 billion gigafactory project. Panasonic – which also owns a portion of Tesla – has also formed a company in the U.S. to oversee production of batteries at the gigafactory.
A photo surfaced that purports to show a Tesla Model S 'P85D,' fueling the already-hot speculation over what Tesla and CEO Elon Musk will announce next week.