Transportation

Renting An Electric Car In China: Can It Really Be This Cheap & Easy?

By Byron Meinerth, Chelsea Eakin, and John Hanrahan What is it like to rent an EV in Beijing? Over the Labor Day holiday, we decided to find out. For all the articles about Beijing’s air pollution problems and ambitious goals for electric vehicle adoption, we had trouble finding one that covered the actual experience of renting or owning

Renting An Electric Car In China: Can It Really Be This Cheap & Easy? was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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What’s Delaying Tesla Model X Production? Falcon-Wing Doors? Weight? Performance?

Originally published on Gas2. In last week’s quarterly report, Elon Musk admitted that Tesla Model X production might be pushed back. Are the falcon-wing doors holding up the Model X? Or is the extra weight of the Model X and its all-wheel drive system reducing range too much for customer expectations? No doubt, the falcon-wing

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Tesla Model S Exempt From License-Plate Fees In Shanghai (Up To $15,000 In Savings)

The Tesla Model S — now available for purchase throughout much of China — is exempt from the very expensive fees and costs associated with getting a license plate in the city of Shanghai, according to recent reports. The process of getting a license-plate in China typically involves time, money (sometimes as much as $15,000), [...]

Tesla Model S Exempt From License-Plate Fees In Shanghai (Up To $15,000 In Savings) was originally published on EV Obsession.

Tesla Expanding Into Second Facility In Lathrop, California — Now Hiring

Originally published on EV Obsession. Tesla Hiring For Move Into 2nd Manufacturing Facility (via EV Obsession) Tesla Motors is planning to expand into a second facility in California — in Lathrop, about 52 miles northeast of the Fremont facility — according to recent reports. The company has apparently already been granted building permits to modify

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Never Heard Of The Renault Twizy? That’s Because It’s Silent — Funny New Promo

If you’ve ever considered driving your car into a library, it appears that you may be able be able to do so without getting arrested. Hurray! In a somewhat humorous new promo video from Renault, the company’s tiny Twizy EV is shown being driven into a university library in France. Of course the humor is

Never Heard Of The Renault Twizy? That’s Because It’s Silent — Funny New Promo was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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The Oatmeal Woos Tesla Motors, Elon Musk Agrees To Help Build Nikola Tesla Museum

Originally published on Gas2. Yesterday, The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman made a plea to Elon Musk to help build a museum dedicated to Nikola Tesla…and this morning, Musk responded. In a tweet sent this morning at 6 AM, Musk told Inman  (via Tweet) that he “…would be happy to help.” Woot! Last year Inman launched a

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Fully Electric Version Of Volvo XC90 SUV In The Works

A fully electric version of Volvo’s soon-to-be-released SUV — the XC90 — is already in the works, according to recent reports. While the conventional version of the 2014 XC90 is still yet to make it to market, there’s already a whole range of other versions in the pipeline — including a plug-in hybrid version that

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Tesla Hiring For Move Into 2nd Manufacturing Facility?

Tesla Motors is planning to expand into a second facility in California — in Lathrop, about 52 miles northeast of the Fremont facility — according to recent reports. The company has apparently already been granted building permits to modify a 431,000-square-foot ex-Chrysler facility located in the area. From the looks of it, the company is [...]

Tesla Hiring For Move Into 2nd Manufacturing Facility? was originally published on EV Obsession.

Biggest Bus & Taxi Order Ever For BYD

A record-setting new order of electric buses and taxis was recently received by the fast-growing manufacturer BYD. The deal for the order — for 2,000 long-range, battery-electric transit buses and 1,000 long-range, pure-electric cars (taxis) — was signed just this last week by the Mayor of Hangzhou, Hongming Zhang. When you hear the city name [...]

Biggest Bus & Taxi Order Ever For BYD was originally published on EV Obsession.

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Dominates Sweden’s Plug-in Car Sales (April Report)

In one more Scandinavian electrified vehicle registrations report, Sweden shows its strong preference for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, especially the beautiful Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in, which takes the crown with a whopping 60% of the EV market. The only other car to break 10% market share was the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid (14% market share). For January through April, [...]

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Dominates Sweden’s Plug-in Car Sales (April Report) was originally published on EV Obsession.