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  • Polestar 1

    The Polestar 1 has yet to make its North American debut, but that hasn't stopped locals to the continent from plopping down cash for the electrified, carbon-fiber-bodied sports coupe. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath revealed on Thursday that North America is, in fact, the brand's biggest market, according to a Thursday report from Automotive News (subscription required). Polestar has shown its first model, the Polestar 1, in both China and Europe to great fanfare, but Ingenlath shared the majority of the 500-plus buyers who've made the refundable $2,500 deposit for the hybrid sports coupe are...

  • Faraday Future FF 91
    Head Faraday Future designer resigns

    Faraday Future won't necessarily end 2017 on a high note. The company's chief designer, Richard Kim, tendered his resignation on November 27, The Verge reported last Friday. Kim is a former BMW designer and one of the earlier hires at the fledgling electric-car company. The report said Kim had...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017
    Tesla Model 3 performance version coming next year, says Musk

    The Tesla Model 3 has finally reached production, albeit in small numbers. However, there's more to come from the electric-car maker's most affordable model. While Tesla begins to ramp up production of the Model 3 in Long Range trim, with an EPA-estimated 310-mile range, the automaker is also...

  • Fisker EMotion
    Graphene batteries not coming to Fisker Emotion after all

    Remember Fisker's promise to introduce the industry's first automotive-grade graphene batteries? That's not happening. Now, Fisker's upcoming Emotion electric car will utilize fairly standard lithium-ion battery cells. The latest information, reported by Automotive News (subscription required)...

  • Electric motor, shown in 'How Does an Electric Car Work?' video by Learn Engineering
    How does an electric car work?

    Maybe not so shockingly (pun intended), many drivers don't know how an electric car actually works. For many, the knowledge spans as far as plugging it in, letting charge, and driving it off. It's not really as simple as that, even though an electric motor is comprised of far fewer moving parts...

  • 2018 Nissan Leaf ProPilot Assist
    2018 Nissan Leaf will arrive with ProPilot Assist self-driving capability

    There's a new nugget of information surrounding the 2018 Nissan Leaf, but it doesn't have to do with its battery, range, or its powertrain at all. Instead, it's all about self-driving capability. The 2018 Nissan Leaf will arrive with what the brand calls ProPilot Assist, a semi-autonomous driving...

  • Simulation of Tesla Model S as a police cruiser

    The city manager of tony Atherton, California, thinks he'd like some new police cruisers. In fact, George Rodericks suggested to the San Jose Mercury News, "I'd love to see the [Tesla] Model S be used for Atherton's police cars." There are hundreds, if not thousands, of millionaires living in the tiny Silicon Valley town, where the median house price is $6.7 million. Turns out those are just the people who buy Tesla Model S electric cars. In fact, according to Edmunds data, the Tesla Model S now has a 15-percent market share of the new cars sold in Atherton. So Rodericks' comment got us...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S P85 service loaner vehicle [photo: David Noland]
    Tesla Model S Maintenance: Almost None Required, Actually

    The Tesla Model S battery-electric luxury sedan is a remarkable car, and it's elevated the public perception of electric cars to a new level. It's won awards, thrilled thousands of buyers, and demolished a lot of stereotypes. But among the things you may not know about Tesla is this: The Model S...

  • Google and DOE map of alternative fuel locations
    Need To Charge Your Electric Car? There's A Google Map For That

    Despite the best efforts of some in the auto industry to keep electric cars off the roads, they're back. Given the current state of technology, the EV's revenge will likely be slow and steady, but most experts agree that electrics are the future of transportation. There are, however, several...

  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell battery electric vehicle (Europe only)
    Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell Electric Car: Another Daimler Experiment

    This morning Daimler released complete details on its 2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell, a limited production electric conversion of its aging A-Class five-door small hatchback, sold mostly in Europe and not available in the United States. The A-Class E-Cell is Daimler's second vehicle to use...

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