Tesla Motors' practice of selling directly to customers has drawn the ire of many car dealers, who view Tesla's direct sales as a threat to their franchise sales model. Then why do some car dealers support it?
Great River Energy, a Minnesota energy cooperative, is offering renewable power to the state's electric-car owners for the same price as that generated from fossil fuels. The coop provides energy to 650,000 households in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
A sustainable fuel for electric cars wouldn't require drivers who are used to pumping gas to alter their habits, and it would sidestep the issues of battery weight and charging times. Artificial photosynthesis could be the answer.
The Northeast region of the US does not have a wide range of selection for purchasing electric cars like California and the West Coast do. Despite states implementing incentives to buy electric cars, there are still several hurdles to overcome.
Connecticut has kicked off its Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) pilot program. Drivers who purchase a new hydrogen fuel-cell or plug-in electric car can get a rebate up to $3,000.
Germany is testing specific carpool lanes for electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and any vehicle that meets the latest Euro 6 emissions regulations. How effective will these 'eco lanes' be?
The Tesla Powerwall battery allows homes and businesses to make greater use of renewable resources like solar and wind. Now, North American residents can now explore whether Powerwall is a good investment for them.
Buyers looking for a used Tesla Model S electric car have had to turn to independent sellers--until now. The company quietly launched an online sales program for pre-owned cars last week.
Tesla Motors announced plans to offer lithium-ion battery packs for home and business energy storage Thursday. Such batteries vastly increase the utility of solar panels by allowing the energy they generate to be held on site, and drawn upon when needed.
Electric car use has grown tremendously in recent years, but obstacles including cost, range, charging times, concerns about battery life, and lack of model choices remain.
BMW's innovative new 7-Series will include a lightweight body design, the first use of gesture control for certain functions, and remote parking control. That will make the next BMW 7-Series the first production vehicle that can park itself, including in spaces so tight that a human couldn't open a door to exit.
Adding any rooftop carrier, cargo box, or ski rack to your car significantly cuts your highway mileage all the time it’s installed, whether there's weight up there or not.
Tesla's direct-sales model has fought battles with traditional auto dealers in several states. But what happens when a traditional franchised dealership adopts some of the practices of Tesla and the company whose retail model inspired it: Apple?
The Tesla Model S 70D is an all-wheel-drive Model S with a 70-kilowatt-hour battery pack, 240 miles of range, and a $75,000 sticker price, before incentives. The new Tesla Model S 70D should lure many new buyers to the Silicon Valley automaker.
Tesla released its quarterly sales results Friday, reporting 10,300 vehicles sold and a 55 percent increase in sales from the first quarter of last year. Most major automakers release monthly sales figures, but Tesla has never done so.
Tesla Motors' lithium-ion cell gigafactory in Reno, Nev. could be the first of many, and the automaker was in Japan last week courting suppliers for a possible gigafactory in that country.
SUV hybrid plug-ins are new territory for Mercedes, which will launch its 2016 GLE 550e in the fall. In addition to its first ever hybrid plug-in SUV, Mercedes has released details of the full range of 2016 GLE models.
Toyota will launch a hybrid-electric version of its popular RAV4 compact crossover utility vehicle at next week's New York Auto Show. Toyota has long said that it intends to offer a hybrid version of every volume car in its lineup by 2020.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a Model S firmware update that, while not increasing the range of the car, will at least set the driver’s mind at ease about how far he can really go before the juice runs out.
Tesla battery-swapping stations were supposed to open across the country, but progress has been slow. And the swapping process isn't fully automated, unlike the one supposedly presented by Musk 21 months ago.