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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…

18 hours ago by Jay Cole 27

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…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 14

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…

4 days ago by Eric Loveday 16

Renault ZOE

Renault Confirms Battery Purchase Program Coming Soon

Finally, Renault has decided to take our advice by offering battery purchase alongside its current battery rental program. 7 months ago, we wrote: “Our prediction is that slowly but surely Renault will abandon the battery rental program in favor of outright selling its EVs.  The automaker’s dwindling EV sales will…

5 days ago by Eric Loveday 9

Tipsoo Lake at the summit of Chinook Pass.

Bucket List: Nissan LEAF Conquers Chinook Pass

Five years ago, my family drove to Yakima to celebrate the marriage between my, then 85 year-old, grandfather to his beloved gal, Lorraine. Grandpa and Lorraine make a remarkable story; somehow the two of them found each other after laying to rest their lifelong spouses years and years before. And…

6 days ago by Steve Coram 26