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Tesla Reveals New Details About Its Most Affordable Car Yet
The dream of owning a Tesla just got even more real for people eager to get behind the wheel of one of Elon Musk 's electric vehicles. Tesla's Model 3 is expected to cost around $35,000, excluding any potential electric vehicle tax credits, putting it at a sweet spot in the luxury electric vehicle
Before Tesla's $5B Gigafactory, There Was GM's EV1
Before Tesla's Model S and its $5 billion battery gigafactory, there was GM's EV1: the first mass-produced electric car, “for people who never want to go to a gas station again.” The year was 1996 and General Motors unveiled the electric car as California tried to reduce auto emissions. The
How Does The Tesla Model S Ace Safety Tests, But Catch on Fire?
Tesla's better-than-perfect safety rating was called into question based on a technicality . But a Model S owner in Seattle might have a bit more reason to question Tesla's safety record. The car owner saw his high-performance electric vehicle catch fire on Tuesday. Kyle Ohashi, a captain with the
GM Picks Up Speed on Mass-Market Electric Cars
Morning Money Memo: The race is on to build a long-range more affordable, mass-market electric car that can go at least 200 miles on a single charge. General Motors is expanding its battery testing plant in Michigan as it tries to bring down the cost...
Tesla S Electric Is Motor Trend's Car of the Year
Motor Trend magazine named Tesla Model S its 2013 Car of the Year, the first time a non-gasoline powered vehicle received the honor, but Americans are still warming to the idea of driving an electric car. The Model S beat finalists including luxury and family...
Ford Stumbles in Consumer Reports Reliability Survey
In a surprising about-face, Ford Motor Co. dropped to nearly last place in Consumer Reports auto reliability survey released today. “Ford’s bumpy road can be seen in the numbers. Sixty percent of Ford-branded models and half of Lincolns were below average in predicted reliability, and...
Energy Drink Marketing Probe Opened
Morning Business Memo: Are consumers being misled by the makers of energy drinks? New York State’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has opened an investigation into a booming industry. Energy drinks have been sharply criticized in the recent past. Last year the American Academy of Pediatrics...
Jindal Says He Won't Implement Obamacare
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, one of Mitt Romney’s possible running mates, said that despite Thursday’s decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act, he will not implement it in his state. Jindal called the health care plan a “blow to our freedoms” and said the...
Confident Man: President Obama Sheds 'Underdog' Status
When it comes to the fight to keep his job, President Obama doesn’t appear fazed by the specter of rising gas prices, an increasingly treacherous war in Afghanistan, or biting attacks from his Republican opponents. Instead, as Obama has been unambiguously telling Americans, he’s got...
Mercedes Invisible Car Is Coming … Sort Of
How could it better be conveyed that hydrogen fuel cell technology will make car emissions disappear? Make a car disappear, of course. That’s exactly what Mercedes tried with a viral ad of its forthcoming F-Cell vehicle. The company covered the car in strips of LED lights to...