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Washington state's electric vehicle sales tax break to end

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's sales tax exemption for electric vehicles is expected to end sometime this summer after efforts to extend it stalled during the recent legislative session.<p>The current exemption expires in June 2019 or once 7,500 electric vehicles have been registered with the state …

Electric Vehicles

BMW is shifting its focus to electric and autonomous vehicles

BMW is the newest motor company shifting it's focus to new electric and autonomous car technology, the Associated Press reports. After receiving a …

Driverless Cars

These Tesla Semi Photos Reveal the Incredible Feat of Engineering

Tesla’s upcoming electric truck was spotted in a series of images on Wednesday, and it looks like CEO Elon Musk could be on track to revolutionize …


Silicon anodes to boost lithium-ion battery capacity within a few years

The main impediment to mass electric-car adoption is price, and the driving force behind that is the cost of lithium-ion battery cells.<p>The …

Electric Vehicles

Harley-Davidson now on the right ELECTRIC track!

The two companies plan to collaborate on electric motorcycle technology and new product development Harley-Davidson hope to bring its first electric …


Elon Musk's Israel Visit Could Result in New Self-Driving Car Tech for Tesla

Elon Musk is in Israel, and what he’s doing there is now the subject of speculation.<p>The serial entrepreneur and billionaire has visited artificial …


Tesla in talks with an AI startup with incredibly advanced self-driving technology

In late 2016, Elon Musk promised that a Tesla vehicle equipped with the company’s Autopilot feature would soon be able to drive itself all the way …


Swedish Copper Mine Converting Monster Trucks To Run On Electricity

Sweden's largest open pit copper mine is converting some of its Caterpillar mining trucks to run on electricity alone. The conversion will eliminate …

Rhode Island

Tesla Model X challenged in tug-of-war bout by screaming Chevy Camaro

Reddit Email Comments<p>A Tesla Model X recently received a unique tug-of-war challenge from a rather unexpected opponent — a Chevy Camaro 350 IROC-Z. …

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Volkswagen's Electric-Car Program Is About to Blow Right Past Tesla

VW's electric-vehicle effort is global, comprehensive, and absolutely massive.<p>German auto giant <b>Volkswagen AG</b> (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) said this past week …

Electric Vehicles

China-backed Byton woos CES with electric car that's almost half the price of a Tesla | South China Morning Post

Byton, a Chinese-backed electric car start-up, plans to challenge Tesla in the US with a mid-sized SUV that features Amazon’s voice …


Electric Black Cabs Are Taking Over in London

It takes a lot to impress a London cabbie, but as Neville Robertson pulls up to a sea of taxis at a stop light next to Buckingham Palace, he’s the …

Buckingham Palace

Detroit embraces diesel again after 27 years  

The company that all but destroyed the diesel back in the 1980s is hoping to pump new life into the high-mileage technology with this week’s introduction of its first diesel-powered passenger car in more than two decades.<p>But General Motors isn’t the only maker that is betting on diesel. After years …

Le Mans

Nissan confirms all-electric Leaf crossover coming to production based on IMx concept

Nissan has long been rumored to be working on a bigger version of the Leaf to produce an all-electric SUV or crossover.<p>Seven years after releasing the Leaf, Nissan has yet to bring the vehicle to market, but an executive now says that it will come to production based on the IMx concept.<p>The head of …

Electric Vehicles

What Drives Us #268 Is That Recharged By The Snake?


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GM CEO meets with U.S. regulators on fuel efficiency rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors chairman and chief executive Mary Barra met on Tuesday with U.S. regulatory chiefs, weeks before the Trump administration plans to decide whether to revise landmark fuel efficiency standards through 2025.<p>After Reuters learned of the meetings, GM spokesman Pat …

Mary Barra

New York Announces Nation-Leading $1.4B Investment in Renewables

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced $1.4 billion in funding for 26 large-scale renewable energy projects across the state, the single …

Renewable Energy

Tesla’s new drive-in restaurant with Supercharger station gets a possible location as they apply for permits

When Elon Musk said that he plans to open an “old school drive-in, roller skates & rock restaurant at one of the new Tesla Supercharger locations in Los Angeles”, it was yet another “is he joking?” kind of Elon Musk idea, but he apparently wasn’t.<p>Tesla has now applied for permits to build a …


Bentley unveils a stunning new electric car charging station

Home charging stations for electric cars can often look quite dull, which is not a problem for most people since it just becomes another tool in your garage or driveway, but that’s not OK for Bentley.<p>The British luxury automaker designed a stunning new charging station for its upcoming electric …

Electric Vehicles

China's Giving Batteries a Second Life

It's a simple idea. But it may have profound consequences.<p>China is hoping to become the Detroit of the battery-powered electric-vehicle industry. Sales of EVs are expected to reach 1 million this year alone, and the government has big plans for expansion. But this welcome trend comes with a …


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Electric cars got even cleaner in a year, new grid data shows

More good news about electric cars in the U.S.: the emissions associated with the electricity used to charge them have fallen.<p>Again.<p>Based on the …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla buyers lose access to Ontario’s generous $14,000 electric car incentive

Bad news for Tesla Model S and Model X buyers in Ontario, Canada. The government quietly modified its generous electric car incentive program – removing access to current Tesla buyers.<p>Ontario’s government is offering one of the most generous direct electric vehicle incentive – between $6,000 and …

Electric Vehicles

Watch Tesla Autopilot Tackle This ‘Curve of Death’ in Impressive Video

Tesla’s Autopilot is getting smarter. The semi-autonomous driving system, set to form the basis of CEO Elon Musk’s self-driving car ambitions, has …


You can stop changing your oil so often

What you don't know about your car's oil is probably costing you time and money.<p>Too many dealer service lanes and quick lube places still make you feel like a bad parent if you don't change your car's oil every 3,000 miles, But the 1970s are over and so is that requirement.<p>Engines are built to more …


Watch These Fascinating Tesla Model 3 Teardowns

INSIDE LOOK: TESLA MODEL 3 TEARDOWN [VIDEO] There are now dozens of Model 3 reviews out there, and new ones are coming out seemingly every day. These …


Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …