For the second year in a row, Consumer Reports has named the Tesla Model S its 'Best Overall' vehicle to buy for 2015. Consumer Reports praised the Tesla Model S for its 'innovation, magnificence, and sheer technological arrogance.'
The recent drop in gas prices has led many analysts to believe that sales of fuel-efficient gasoline models, hybrids, and even plug-in electric cars will take a nosedive. But car buyers expect gas prices to increase eventually, so they still prioritize fuel efficiency, according to a new survey.
Tesla Model S lithium-ion batteries gradually lose capacity over the years. The critical question for owners of Model S cars, with their high battery replacement costs, is how much.
The famously conservative Koch brothers have teamed up with groups like the Sierra Club and Environmental America to urge lawmakers to support Tesla's direct sales business model, which has fought auto dealers in several states.
The Tesla Roadster has received its long-awaited update. A prototype of the Roadster 3.0 boosts the range of Tesla's very first product between 40 and 50 percent.
Tesla has plans to sell or lease lithium-ion battery packs for home energy storage, CEO Elon Musk said in the automaker's recent earnings call. Tesla already provides battery packs to Solar City, which leases solar panels and batteries to households to allow them to generate and store their own electricity.
The rumored long-range Chevy Bolt was confirmed at the Chicago Auto Show Thursday. GM did not confirm when production would start or when the new Chevy Bolt would be released, however.
Tesla's aggressive lobbying efforts in Texas continue to be met with opposition from groups representing franchised car dealers. Arizona lawmakers, meanwhile, appear to be moving in the direction of allowing direct sales from automakers like Tesla.
The 2015 Honda Fit is already available to US buyers as a hatchback and Fit-derived HR-V subcompact crossover utility vehicle. And a test model of the Honda Fit four-door sedan that's currently sold in other markets as the Honda City has now turned up in California.
Telsa fans are eagerly awaiting the debut of the Model X electric SUV, but the vehicle's rollout has been delayed a number of times. Here are three possible reasons the Model X schedule lagged significantly from its originally announced launch date of late 2013.
Apple Watch ships in April, and one of the third-party apps available for it could be one that allows drivers to control certain functions of the Tesla Model S electric car. The app will display information on the Tesla Model S's state of charge, available range, and temperature on the Apple Watch's tiny screen.
The 2015 Honda Fit proves that small cars and good safety ratings aren't mutually exclusive. The newest Honda Fit received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA, and was also named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS
Gas prices have fallen dramatically in the US, and many assume this will hurt the renewable energy industry. A new study suggests otherwise.
A technology think tank has nominated four anti-Tesla states for its annual Luddite Award – so named after the 19th-century British artisans who protested against industrial progress. Arizona, Texas, Minnesota, and New Jersey all passed laws restricting Tesla sales last year.
BMW and Volkswagen announced Thursday that they will partner with the ChargePoint network to build almost 100 fast-charging sites around the US. The sites will provide fast-charging corridors along heavily traveled routes on both the East and West Coast
As electric cars grow in popularity, workplace charging becomes more important. But employers must consider the type of charging equipment to be installed, its access, infrastructure, and energy costs.
Nissan has sold more electric cars than any other automaker, and it is quietly confident that it will be able to match Chevy and Tesla with a longer-range electric car of its own.
Tesla's stand at the Detroit Auto Show included both its newest and highest-performance version of the Model S--the P85D--and the standard S85D model. The two cars on display represented the first time that the latest versions of the Tesla Model S had appeared at any global auto show.
The 2016 Chevy Volt, which will be unveiled this morning at the Detroit Auto Show, is sleeker, has more electric range, and is projected to get higher gas mileage than its predecessors. The 2016 Chevy Volt will go on sale in the second half of 2015.
Gas prices are 40 percent lower than they were six months ago and under $2 per gallon in several states. But the low gas prices don't mean talks of raising the Federal gas tax are any more popular.