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Tesla Motors Supercharger Network In 2015  -  released May 2013

Tesla Announces Rapid Expansion Of Supercharger Network: Video

Speaking during the recent All Things Digital conference, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that the number of his company’s fast-charging ‘Supercharger’ stations would be expanded considerably over the coming years. He has since confirmed that the coverage would be almost tripled by... read more

May 31, 2013 by 
 
2013 Audi R8 e-tron with 8:09.099 Nürburgring lap time

Audi Won't Sell R8 e-tron Electric Sports Car: Official

Audi has confirmed that its R8 e-tron electric sports car will not be sold to the public, ending speculation that the cars may be offered in a limited run. So far, ten... read more May 29, 2013 by 


 
Ray Lane takes delivery of the first Fisker Karma

Fisker Board Member And First Karma Owner Ray Lane Resigns

It has been confirmed that a board member and key investor of distressed electric car company Fisker Automotive has resigned. Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield... read more May 29, 2013 by 


 
Drayson Racing B12 69/EV electric Le Mans prototype

Drayson Racing Aims To Set New Record With Electric Le Mans Prototype

Green technology motorsport firm Drayson Racing, the brainchild of former British science minister Lord Paul Drayson, is out to break some records using an electric version... read more May 29, 2013 by 


 
Tesla presentation slide from June, 2012 outlining 'Gen 3' platform variants

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Reveals Targets For Affordable 'Gen 3' Models

Talk of an affordable electric car from Tesla dates back all the way to 2009, and we have no doubt the company’s CEO Elon Musk had envisaged launching such a model when... read more May 28, 2013 by 


 
Henrik Fisker

Henrik Fisker Joins Bidding War For Fisker Automotive: Report

Less than a week after it was revealed that a consortium that included auto industry veteran Bob Lutz was bidding for control of Fisker Automotive, new reports are out... read more May 27, 2013 by 


 
Zinoro crossover prototype based on the BMW X1

BMW X1-Based Crossover To Be First Model From China's Zinoro

About a month ago it was revealed that BMW and its Chinese partner Brilliance were on the verge of establishing a new brand for the Chinese market to be called Zinoro. At the... read more May 24, 2013 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S Signature

Tesla Pays Back Government Loan--Nine Years Early

Tesla has confirmed it has paid off the entire loan awarded to it by the Department of Energy back in 2010--a full nine years ahead of schedule. The Californian startup wired... read more May 23, 2013 by 


 
VL Automotive Destino with Bob Lutz at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Bob Lutz And China’s Wanxiang In Bid To Buy Fisker: Report

The auto industry can never seem to rid itself of Bob Lutz, but maybe that’s a good thing as where others see failure the inexorable exec sees opportunity. Having spent... read more May 22, 2013 by 


 
Ferrari LaFerrari, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

No Trident-Wearing Version Of The LaFerrari Per Maserati

Rumor had it that Maserati was planning a Trident-wearing version of the new LaFerrari for its own stable. After all, Maserati followed up the Ferrari Enzo with its own... read more May 21, 2013 by 


 
Leilani Münter and the Tesla Model S

NASCAR's Leilani Münter Gets Tesla Model S, Goes Activist

If you don't know who Leilani Münter is, you probably should. Apart from being a NASCAR ARCA-series racer, sister-in-law to the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, and very easy... read more May 21, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S electric sport sedan [photo by owner David Noland]

Tesla Motors To Issue More Shares, CEO Elon Musk To Buy Some

You may never have heard of a "short squeeze," but Tesla is benefiting greatly from it right now. The stock of the Silicon Valley startup electric-car maker has soared in... read more May 16, 2013 by 


 
2013 Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution II electric race car

Mitsubishi Returning To Pikes Peak With Two MiEV Electric Racers

Mitsubishi is returning to Colorado’s famous ‘Race To The Clouds’ with a pair of electric race cars utilizing technology from the automaker’s... read more May 16, 2013 by 


 
Renault joins Formula E Championship

Renault Joins Formula E Championship

Renault, engine supplier to the likes of Red Bull Racing and a former F1 champion itself, has signed up with the innovative Formula E Championship as an official technical... read more May 16, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S May Get Battery Swapping Soon: Report

The 2013 Tesla Model S has received rave reviews, including the best score that Consumer Reports has given any car in six years. The stock of Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is on a... read more May 14, 2013 by 


 
High school kid builds all-electric 700-hp Honda S2000. Photos by Juan Ehringer.

700-HP Electric Honda S2000 Built By High Schooler: Video

While most of us were worried about cliques, clothes, and kisses in our teens, this high school kid is building his own electric S2000. And he's doing it like an engineer... read more May 14, 2013 by 


 
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