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2015 Tesla Model S P85D, May 2015   [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Model S to tackle Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Electric cars have proven to be the weapon of choice for many tackling the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in recent years. In fact, last year’s overall winner was powered solely by a battery and electric motor. The air gets thinner the higher you go up and this has a detrimental effect on the... read more

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2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla says subcontractors' $5/hour pay is unacceptable

A new investigation accuses Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] of using cheap Eastern European labor to expand its assembly plant in Silicon Valley, but it is the automaker's response... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
NextEV TCR (Team China Racing) competing in the Formula E Championship

More details on Chinese firm NextEV’s electric supercar plans

There’s no shortage of Chinese-backed startups attempting to be the next Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]. A few that have been reported on here at Motor Authority include... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
LAPD tries out Tesla Model S P85D

LAPD tests out Tesla Model S as patrol car

If Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] gets its way, the next set of flashing lights in your rearview mirror very well could be attached to a high-zoot electric car. The California... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
BMW Vision Next 100 concept

Will BMW's new flagship be an electric car?

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is currently igniting the hearts and wallets of a portion of the car-buying public that is interested in putting an electric vehicle in their garage... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi to launch at least 1 electrified car per year from 2018

In its annual general meeting held today in Ingolstadt, Germany, Audi outlined two key areas of focus for the future: electrification and digitization. No doubt spurred on by... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
Saab 9-3-based development mules for Turkish national car project

Turkey’s electric car will be better than a Tesla, says science minister

Turkey is working on a national car, one powered by an extended-range electric drivetrain. The development is led by Turkey’s Scientific and Technical Research Council... read more May 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

New Tesla Model S 75D arrives... with same battery as 70D

Depending on how you look at it, Tesla Motors' [NSDQ:TSLA] announcement that its new Model S 75D is really just a software update over the 70D is either great news or a shady... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla targets 90,000 cars this year, 500,000 as early as 2018

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has said multiple times it plans to produce 500,000 electric cars per year by 2020, but now the company believes it may hit that goal a little... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
Magnesium battery diagram

Magnesium may provide key to smaller, denser batteries

Researchers at the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) in Michigan have made a discovery that could lead to batteries that are smaller and cheaper to produce... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model X HEPA filter

Tesla's HEPA air filter "hundreds of times" more effective than standard units

Electric car brand Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] says it is developed a HEPA air filtration system designed to clear up the outside world before it enters a vehicle's cabin. The... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
Elon Musk confirms Ludicrous Mode for the Model 3 via Twitter

Elon Musk confirms Ludicrous Mode for Model 3

The hype surrounding the Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model 3 is undeniable. It has received an astounding amount of interest in the form of 400,000 or so pre-orders. People... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 preview

BMW’s i3 broke new ground for the German automaker when it first hit the scene three years ago. The car remains unique in the market in that it combines a carbon... read more May 1, 2016 by


 
LeEco LeSee concept, 2016 Beijing Auto Show

LeSee concept heralds new electric car from China's LeEco

While the world debates whether American tech giants Apple and Alphabet (Google’s parent company) are actually developing cars, Chinese rivals have been upfront with... read more April 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford Focus Electric, from presentation on Ford electrification plans, Dec 2015

Ford confirms 200-mile electric car in the works

Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] Focus Electric will offer a 100-mile range when the 2017 model rolls in later this year, up from 76 miles at present. However, with the... read more April 29, 2016 by


 
Engineering Explained discusses wireless charging

How electric cars can charge wirelessly

If you have an electric vehicle, it's a given that you'll have to find an outlet so you can regain those precious electrons. Your car runs on electricity, after all. How else... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
 

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