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Tesla's Influence Can Clearly Be Seen In The Toyota RAV4 EV

What’s Up With That? Toyota Lessens Its Position In Tesla Motors

Apparently the thing to do this week if you were an early investor in Tesla Motors…is to sell, as Toyota has reportedly lessened its position significantly in the California EV automaker. This comes after Tuesday’s announcement from Daimler that it had exited its Tesla position completely earlier this week.  In so doing the…

4 hours ago by Jay Cole 18

First Gen VW Phaeton

Volkswagen Phaeton Plug-In Hybrid Coming In 2018?

The Volkswagen Phaeton was perhaps the best luxury car with sporting intentions ever sold in the US (for the money).  The problem was, few were willing to spend $60,000 to $85,00 on a Volkswagen.  $70,000 for a Volkswagen?  You must be kidding.  That’s mid-level Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz money for…

21 hours ago by Eric Loveday 13

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McLaren P1 GTR Revealed – Video

The McLaren P1™ GTR will offer an on- and off-track driving experience like no other, with unique access to the technologies and expertise within the McLaren Technology Centre, and the most powerful track-only model ever produced by McLaren Automotive. Dynamic testing is well underway at a range of international race…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 2

Mercedes Was The Largest Acquirer Of Emission Credits Over The Past 12 Months Thanks To Nissan

Daimler Exits Tesla Investment, Banks $780 Million

Lots of investors have made money in Tesla Motors.  Few more than Daimler, as the company announced it had exited its position today. In total, Daimler nets a cool “cash inflow” of $780 million (about $1.26 billion net before deductions) for the remaining balance of its stake taken pre-IPO in 2009. At…

3 days ago by Jay Cole 28

New Tesla Assembly Facility in Tilburg, Netherlands

Tesla Triples Assembly Space In Europe With 2nd Tilburg Location

A little over a year ago Tesla opened a 18,900 square meter assembly facility in Tilburg, Netherlands. Apparently they undershot what the company would require, as Tesla has decided on adding a much larger, sustainable addition, to their current location located nearby. This new building adds both a assembly facility/dock and a…

4 days ago by Jay Cole 30

The world's largest battery-electric vehicle is a 60-foot articulated bus that carries 120 passengers over 170 miles per single electric charge.

BYD Unveils World’s Biggest Electric Bus

At the 2014 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo, BYD unveiled its new electric vehicle – the all-electric 60-foot articulated bus. It’s named “The Lancaster” after the city in California where it was designed and manufactured. Lancaster Vice Mayor Marvin Crist proclaimed: “BYD Motors is an American manufacturing company residing…

5 days ago by Mark Kane 15

Ratings of buyer satisfaction with new vehicle purchase experience

Plug-In Vehicle Buyers Typically Not Satisfied With Dealership Experience – Tesla Is Exception To Rule

Once again, Tesla’s direct-sales model wins. A recent study conducted by researchers at the Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis suggests that “buyers of plug-in vehicles (PEVs) are substantially less satisfied with the dealer purchase experience than buyers of conventional vehicles—with the notable exception of Tesla buyers. A fundamental problem…

1 week ago by Eric Loveday 16