Electric & Hybrid Cars

Poll by Former Koch Lobbyist Skews Public Support for Clean Cars, Electric Vehicles

Read time: 5 mins The American Energy Alliance (AEA), a free market group with close ties to the Koch brothers, just released misleading results of a poll asking voter opinions on electric vehicles (EV) and car fuel efficiency standards. Though the public opinion poll showed that Americans overw ...

Energy Jobs: Tesla Slashes Workforce 9% and Adds Execs; Regulators Go to Private Sector

The tumult at Tesla continues with significant workforce reductions earlier this month, along with the addition of a few new names in top spots as the company seeks profitability. The company cut about 4,000 positions, or 9 percent of its employees. The revamping continues in the executive realm ...

BAIC Will End Production & Sales Of ICE By 2025, Only Plug-Ins After

BAIC Motor, which is one of the largest car manufacturers in China and currently offers the best selling all-electric car in the world for 2017 (the EC180), hints at a phase out of conventional fuel cars. The plan envisions the end of ICE sales under its own brand in Beijing by 2020. Production and ...

‘Autopilot Buddy’ For Tesla Cars Deemed Unsafe By NHTSA

It’s about time the NHTSA issued a cease and desist letter to the company selling ‘Autopilot Buddy.’ Sadly, some people have gone to great lengths to “trick” Tesla Autopilot from nagging them to put their hands back on the wheel. We’ve heard about all sorts of homemade fabrications that ...

Tesla Tent – Building A Cheap and Innovative Production Facility

Elon Musk says that the new temporary structure and makeshift production line was erected in just 2 weeks. June is going to be a big month for Tesla. It’s the end of the quarter, when Tesla delivers as many vehicles as possible. Canadian deliveries truly began in earnest this month. Tesla is on ...

Tesla Model 3 First Drive By Tech Forum – Watch Here

Tech Forum provides a detailed look at the overall driving experience in the Tesla Model 3. This video provides a comprehensive look at the driving dynamics of the Model 3, among some other notable information. Tech Forum makes a concerted effort to point out some considerations about the popular ...

Hashtag Trending – Tesla being sabotaged, Uber tests new cheaper fare feature, autoplay video ads coming to Facebook Messenger

Tesla is apparently being sabotaged, Uber is testing a new feature that lets passengers wait for cheaper fares, and Facebook is putting autoplay video ads in your private messages. ...

Tesla is looking at Germany for a new Gigafactory

There has been a lot of talk about Tesla soon announcing a new Gigafactory in China as the company confirmed discussions with the Shanghai government to build a plant in their Free-Trade Zone. But the company has also been talking about a European factory. Tesla CEO Elon Musk now says that German ...

Tesla's rise causes rivals to misallocate spending, analyst says

While many credit Tesla with pushing the industry toward electrified powertrains, analyst Max Warburton of Alliance Bernstein said the company could be responsible for causing automakers to make a significant misallocation of their capital. ...

IEA Says Global EV Fleet Will Triple In 2 Years

The International Energy Agency forecast in its latest Global Electric Vehicles Outlook that the number of plug-in electric cars will triple in the next two years. More than one million plug-in cars were sold in 2017, so the total global fleet exceeded 3 million (54% up year-over-year). IEA sees str ...