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Tesla Model 3 production, Ford Fusion Energi, and Saudis to invest in Lucid? Today’s Car News 20, August 2018 - A new report claims Tesla Model 3 production is on the right track. The Ford Fusion Energi gains a longer electric range. A Saudi investment fund wants to invest in electric-car startup Lucid Motors. And we ask how much readers would spend on an electr...
How much would you spend on an electric car? Take our Twitter poll 20, August 2018 - Prices on electric cars are going up. Several factors account for this. For starters, tax credits on electric cars from the two most popular electric-car makers, Tesla and Chevrolet, which is raising effective prices. An even bigger factor raising aver...
New report inside Tesla factory says Model 3 production improving 20, August 2018 - A new independent report from inside Tesla's Fremont factory shows production of the Model 3 is becoming sustainable. The report, from automotive analysts Eversource ISI Research in London and first carried in FT Alphaville, shows Model 3 production im...
Saudi investment fund reportedly wants stake in Lucid Motors 20, August 2018 - The Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund may be planning to buy a stake in potential Tesla rival Lucid Motors, according to a Reuters report. Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggested last week that he had held talks with the same Saudi investment fund. The report ...
2019 Ford Fusion Energi gets longer electric range 20, August 2018 - Ford is boosting the battery size and electric range of its Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan for 2019. The new battery will store 9 kwh, up from 7 kwh, to give the 2019 Fusion Energi a range of 25 electric miles, up from 21 miles. The bigger battery ...
Tesla Slashes Spending, and May Add to Its Troubles 20, August 2018 - The electric-car maker’s cash position was closely watched even before its chief executive, Elon Musk, floated the idea of taking the company private.
Updated electric Isetta microcar ready for sale in Europe 19, August 2018 - Microlino, the maker of scooters and kickboards is ready to launch an electric microcar in Europe. Run by two Swiss brothers, the company unveiled its recreation of the tiny single-door BMW Isetta at the Geneva auto show two years ago, and has now part...
Tesla troubles, best deals, and time running out on VW diesels: The Week in Reverse 18, August 2018 - Who disputed EPA findings that less fuel-efficient cars will be safer? What did a second whistleblower at Tesla's Gigafactory allege? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending August 17...
Elon Musk’s No Good, Very Bad Year 18, August 2018 - “This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” said Mr. Musk, the head of Tesla. “It was excruciating.”
Elon Musk’s No Good, Very Bad Year: A Tesla Timeline 18, August 2018 - “This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” said Mr. Musk, the head of Tesla. “It was excruciating.”
Opinion: Tesla’s CEO needs help, but will he take it? 17, August 2018 - Just as Tesla is beginning to straighten out manufacturing problems with its Model 3, the executive suite seems in the midst of a nuclear meltdown. In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times on Thursday, CEO Elon Musk admitted to being spread ...
Tesla whistle-blowers, fuel-cells, and Musk interview, time for relief? Today’s Car News 17, August 2018 - The news Friday was almost all Tesla, all the time. CEO Elon Musk granted an exclusive interview to The New York Times in which he said his tweet about taking the company private was not vetted by others. Meanwhile, one whistleblower came forward with ...
Tesla board reportedly seeking No. 2 executive to assist Elon Musk 17, August 2018 - On Thursday, The New York Times published an interview with Tesla CEO Elon Musk that revealed that the company's board may looking for a new operational leader for the company. In the wide-ranging interview, Musk acknowledged that his tweet last week a...
Tesla faces more whistleblower allegations from a second former employee 17, August 2018 - A second employee at Tesla's Gigafactory in Nevada has filed for whistleblower protection, alleging that the company covered up an investigation into drug trafficking at the factory. The latest report was first carried by Jalopnik. The latest whistlebl...
Commentary: Electric-car and fuel-cell advocates should agree…to agree 17, August 2018 - Here at Green Car Reports we hear—even attract—a lot of controversy when we report on fuel-cell vehicles. Many our readers argue vociferously that the only green cars run on batteries alone—no, thank you, to range-extending gas engine...
Best deals on green cars, Tesla scrutiny, Swiss stop diesels, EPA pushback: Today’s Car News 16, August 2018 - The SEC issues subpoenas to Tesla over CEO Elon Musk's plan to take the company private. Switzerland halts registrations of some diesels from Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. New records show internal pushback at the EPA over freezing fuel-economy regulation...
Swiss authorities halts some diesel Porsche, Mercedes-Benz over emissions 16, August 2018 - Authorities in Switzerland halted registrations of some new Mercedes-Benz and Porsche vehicles because their diesel engines skirted emissions regulations, Reuters reported Thursday. Registrations of the small Mercedes-Benz Vito vans equipped with 1.6-l...
EPA staff disputed fuel-economy freeze would save lives 16, August 2018 - What's $132 billion between regulators? Such is the breadth of the discrepancy between the estimates of what the government's final proposal to roll back fuel-economy standards would save American drivers, and what EPA staffers said it would cost. A Re...
Tesla privatization bid, quality control face increasing scrutiny 16, August 2018 - Tesla CEO Elon Musk is facing mounting pressure from regulators and critics since his tweet last week to take the company private and the fallout that has followed. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday (subscription required) that Tesla's board h...
Best deals on hybrid, plug-in and electric cars for August 2018 16, August 2018 - This month, green-car buyers can find some screaming deals. These aren't just local programs or restricted to California buyers, either. As always, our list of deals comes from our partners at CarsDirect. This month, they have focused on deals availabl...