Electric Vehicles

Nissan NV Electric Camper (top) and VW Buzz ID Bus (bottom)

Limited EV Camper Market Options Makes Tesla Create a Camper Mode for its Cars

With all the fast paced changes occurring in the EV world from a Tented Model 3 to a Class 8 Mighty Tesla Semi RV Camper coached by Instagram, has unfortunately left EVers with an inescapable reality: this summer they’re left short handed with few camping vehicle options. What’s presently selling they’re not selling them here in the states. And Teslarites are taking the matter into their own hands.
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Deciding Factors Whether Honda's New Urban EV Will Win People's Hearts

Despite Tesla being busy sorting out their Model 3 production issues, electrified vehicle sales figures, especially driven by plug-in market, keep setting consecutive records in U.S. This month Honda Motors announced Honda Urban EV Concept was named ‘The Best Concept Car’ in the 2018 Car Design Award honors, as part of the Turin Motor Show. Honda might have a trick up its sleeve - Urban EV Concept is stylish and may become an EV people would actually want to buy.
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Porsche Hits a Few Cones Readying up Taycan Production

The first all electric Porsche since 1897 is having ramp up production issues but so far Taycan is on schedule with an assembly line timeline of 2019. Taycan will be Porsche’s first production all electric car and the second electric Porsche ever made, since the sports car company founder Ferdinand Porsche built the last one himself, the P1 which was the first Porsche ever built.
Polestar 2 EV from Volvo

With Polestar 2 the “Model 3 Killer” it Begs to Ask What Kind of Brand is Polestar and Can’t this Just be a Volvo?

Polestar unveils it’s second model, this time instead of a coupe it’s a sedan in the same segment as Tesla Model 3 with specs to take it on, but wonder if it matches the corporate objective of a performance brand.
Chargy EV charger at a street lamp

char.gy's CEO Founder Shares The Secrets of Future EV Charging with Torque News

Electric car ownership will remain a charging station sticking point for urban and apartment dwellers, as fingerpointing tries to blame who is responsible for setting up public and fast charging stations across the US. In the UK, local governments are requiring the installation of open access points for public charging. This is the kind of charging where a payment method is not required on demand at site. A UK EV charging company called char.gy is about to change all of this on both sides of the big lake.
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If Tesla Does These Things It Can Probably Lower The Price of Model 3

Many people start realizing that the 35,000 Model 3 was just a good promo from Tesla. We haven't seen the Model 3 at that price point and people are wondering if this was somewhat misleading. But let's be proactive. What can Tesla do to offer a Model 3 at 35,000 dollar price point?
Microlino

The Microlino Gives New Micro to Word Micro While in the Footsteps of Isetta

From the Swiss makers of the Micro Kickboard Scooter that’s either been terrorizing or taking 80 countries by storm, comes this: the ultra tiny Italian built Microlino micro EV car. It goes into production and they’re taking orders about now, deliveries to be taken sometime next year. Loosely based on and perhaps inspired by the mid-last century BMW Isetta, it takes the whole concept of “bubble cars” or microcars to another level started by SmartforTwo.
Sergio Marchionne

Why Marchionne Had To Go Anyway Despite Illness: The Era of Jeep Begins

Let me start off at bat: Don Marchionne is a great man. Period. I didn’t agree with him with his paltry 5 year electrification plan for FCA Group, but with his expedited departure, we can now look back with definitive successes and failures. This is how the Era of Sergio Marchionne came to an end, and the Era of Jeep begins as the dominant force in the car industry, perhaps to equal that of Goliath General Motors, now that Jeep takes the world stage.
Tesla Roadster and Semi

Here’s 2 for the Road in 2019: Tesla to Put Roadster 2 and Mighty Semi into Production

In an unusual nighttime announcement during the week after the American markets closed, Tesla said it was setting 2019 production dates for two all new vehicles, one coming as a surprise. With the launch of the second generation Roadster and the surprise production of Tesla Semi, Tesla sets its sights on both extreme ends of the vehicle market, while it battles itself to bring the Model 3 to the global market, and battles insolvency before it beats them everywhere.
Porsche Taycan 2020

Porsche Taycan's Waitlist Should Avoid Tesla Model 3's Problems: Precautions and Expectations

EV customers and fans are holding their breaths almost as if EV fatigue is overwhelming us, while Autocar is reporting that Porsche AG is receiving interest from customers about the new production coded BEV Mission-E, now named the 2020 all electric Porsche Taycan utility sports saloon, that will compete with the Tesla flagship sports saloon, the Model S. But of course we’re all looking over our shoulder at, shall I write it? The debacle surrounding the Model 3.
New 2019 Nissan Leaf

Changes are Coming Around the Corner for Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf made changes to its second generation model this year, as they’re obviously trying to expand its market for more customers, particularly younger ones with the electric vehicle/clean energy dynamic. By making the Leaf less ugly and producing different variants for specific purposes, not only makes it more competitive against others like Bolt and Model 3, but it may also create a larger customer base, especially a younger one.
Red Tesla Model 3, 1200x900 size

The Take Down of the $35,000 Model 3 and Its Meaning to Tesla: Analysis and Opinion

Tesla Inc was smart for itself by taking down the mystery $35,000 price for a model version some have long been waiting for, hadn’t yet been built, not sure if it will ever exist, and that they were never really in a position to offer. They need to worry about surviving first, and you do that by making money. Period.
Maserati EV Portfolio

Has Tesla Scared Fiat Into Building Electric Cars?

It looks like Fiat is finally going to build some electric cars after all. For those of you who have been watching the auto industry, it was clear that Fiat (and Chrysler) had been trailing all of the other major automakers in having any plan for electrification of their cars. There was no hint of any interest in building competitive EVs, and in fact their CEO Sergio Marchionne suggested that buyers skip buying their Fiat 500e, because they were losing $10,000 on each one sold.

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