Electric car

“Did you think to save money? It won’t work!” Florida considers $200 tax on electric cars

An interesting news is reported by Carscoops: Florida (USA) authorities are considering the introduction of an annual tax of $200 (and even with the possibility of further increase to $250) for each electric car. In addition, an additional tax on PHEV hybrids is being considered. This is in addition to ... Read more

Alfa Romeo is preparing a new compact electric crossover

This is simultaneously reported by Carscoops and several other independent sources, so it seems to be true. What are we talking about? The point is that Alfa Romeo is preparing a new model that should “close” several market segments at once. Firstly, it will be a very compact crossover: approximately ... Read more

BMW Neue Klasse – a radical rethinking of future electric sedans

BMW is preparing the ground for a radical transformation of the electric vehicle (EV) market with its new BMW Neue Klasse series, reports Ars Technica. The name Neue Klasse, which means “new class” in German, refers to the BMW coupe and sedan line of the 1960s and early ’70s that ... Read more

The US will allocate $15.5 billion to promote the production of electric vehicles and batteries

The US will allocate billions of dollars to develop the production of electric vehicles and batteries in the country. This was reported by TechCrunch. The funds are allocated by the US Department of Energy as part of President Joe Biden’s program. $12 billion is provided for the conversion of factories ... Read more

The updated Tesla Model 3 electric car is presented

Finally, it happened – the updated Tesla Model 3 electric sedan, which has always been one of the company’s bestsellers and a fairly mass-produced model, was released. The improvements were comprehensive: the design, interior, and technology have changed. And the first thing that immediately catches your eye is the new ... Read more

American shocked to see his broken Tesla running again in Ukraine

The Tesla Model X electric car, which was sold for spare parts in the United States, unexpectedly returned to the network and started sending messages to the former owner’s phone. It turned out that the car started working again, but in Ukraine, writes CNBC. We’re talking about the car of ... Read more

Tesla was sued for false advertising about the mileage of cars

Three owners of Tesla electric cars in California have filed a lawsuit accusing the automaker of false advertising, writes Engadget. They claim that their cars do not meet the specifications and that they have not been able to file any complaints. According to the lawsuit, customers would either not buy ... Read more

For many years, Tesla exaggerated the potential range of its cars

Last summer, Tesla secretly created a “Diversion Team” in Las Vegas to cancel as many meetings as possible with car owners who had problems with the car’s range. This is written by Reuters. People familiar with the situation claim that Tesla created such a team because service centers were flooded ... Read more

The EU Council adopted a law on the installation of fast charging stations on all major highways

The EU Council has adopted new rules aimed at making it easier for electric car owners to travel around Europe while helping to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. This is reported by The Verge. Starting in 2025, the new regulation requires the installation of fast charging stations with a capacity ... Read more

Tesla is facing a new investigation in California over problems with Autopilot

The California Attorney General’s Office is investigating the safety of Tesla’s Autopilot feature as well as the company’s marketing practices. This is reported by The Verge with a reference to CNBC. Tesla car owner Greg Wester spoke about the investigation. He said he got a call from the California Attorney ... Read more

Canoo has created three electric vehicles for transporting NASA astronauts

Electric vehicle startup Canoo has delivered its first batch of cars to NASA. This is reported by Engadget. Three crew transport vehicles have arrived at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Although they look like they’re designed to explore the surface of the Moon, the vans are designed to transport ... Read more

Toyota announced a breakthrough in battery technology for electric cars – the range will reach 1,200 km

Toyota has announced plans to halve the size, cost and weight of batteries for its electric vehicles following a breakthrough in solid-state battery technology. This is reported by Financial Times. “For both our liquid and our solid-state batteries, we are aiming to drastically change the situation where current batteries are ... Read more

Tesla set a new record for the supply of electric cars amid lower prices and federal tax breaks in the US

Tesla beat Wall Street forecasts for second-quarter 2023 deliveries thanks to multiple price cuts and federal tax breaks for electric cars proposed by the Biden administration, reports TechCrunch. The Elon Musk-owned company reported record global production of 479,000 units and record deliveries of 466,140 electric vehicles (EVs). That’s up 10% ... Read more

The Tesla Cybertruck was first spotted in camouflage

Prototypes of the Tesla Cybertruck are quite often spotted in public, which is not surprising, because mass production of the long-awaited electric pickup should start soon. However, for the first time the car was seen in camouflage. Cybertruck spotted by u/RamboTrucker in teslamotors Usually, car manufacturers use this color to ... Read more

A Chinese startup says its new battery for electric cars doesn’t lose charge in the cold

Chinese startup Greater Bay Technology claims its latest battery for electric vehicles can charge at a normal rate even in low temperatures and does not lose charge in the cold, reports Engadget. Huang Xiangdong, the company’s co-founder and chairman, says the new Phoenix cell uses superconducting materials and thermal regulation ... Read more

Electric hypercar Rimac Nevera set 23 records in one day

Rimac Automobili’s Croatian electric hypercar Rimac Nevera continues to break world records for cars in its class. At the end of last year, it set a new world speed record for production electric cars, this month it beat 23 records in a day at once. This time we are talking ... Read more

Tesla Model 3 update: how do you like these exterior and interior options?

Information about the Tesla Model 3 update is spreading around the world, but so far no one has seen the production version of the electric car. That is why there are more and more design options for the Tesla Model 3 from third-party authors. We will remind that a photo ... Read more

Tesla’s new factory will provide lithium batteries for 1 million electric cars by 2025

Tesla has officially begun construction of a lithium plant in Texas, becoming the only US automaker to process its own lithium. This was reported by TechCrunch. According to the CEO of the company, Elon Musk, by 2025, the plant will produce enough lithium for batteries for 1 million electric cars. ... Read more

Musk might be questioned in court because of the fatal accident with the Tesla autopilot

Elon Musk may have to give three hours of testimony in a trial over a 2018 Tesla crash involving an autopilot, reports Engadget. The billionaire was ordered to do it by Judge Evette Pennypacker. He may have to answer questions about the accident in which Apple engineer Walter Huang died ... Read more

Elon Musk announced an event dedicated to the start of deliveries of the Tesla Cybertruck in the third quarter of this year

Tesla will hold a special event dedicated to the start of deliveries of the long-awaited Cybertruck electric pickup truck. The event will take place in the third quarter of this year. Elon Musk announced this during a telephone conversation with investors. The first Cybertruck is expected to roll off the ... Read more

Tesla employees had access to confidential videos taken by customers’ cars

Between 2019 and 2022, groups of workers at Tesla privately exchanged sometimes highly private videos and images captured by customers’ car cameras via an internal messaging system, writes Reuters. While Tesla assures electric car owners that their privacy is important, some of the videos that have been shared have put ... Read more

RAM 1500 REV electric pick-up truck: range – up to 800 km!

The official debut of the RAM 1500 REV electric pickup took place, thanks to which all the technical specifications and features of the model became known. Most importantly, the maximum version of the RAM 1500 REV electric car will be offered with a 229 kWh battery, which will provide an ... Read more

Tesla managed to deliver a record 422,875 electric cars in the first quarter of 2023

Tesla Company announced that deliveries of its electric vehicles in the first quarter of 2023 amounted to 422,875 units, including 412,180 Model 3 and Y and 10,695 Model S and X. This is a record for Tesla, which is 36% higher than the results of the first quarter of 2022 ... Read more

General Motors is dropping support for CarPlay and Android Auto in its electric vehicles

Many car manufacturers now offer CarPlay and Android Auto support even in the basic equipment of new models. Moreover, Apple and Google do not stop working on these technologies. But not all manufacturers support the idea. For example, Tesla never “gave” control of the multimedia display to smartphones. And General ... Read more

In California, more than half of the trucks sold by 2035 must be electric

The US state of California has set a new rule that requires more than half of all trucks sold in the state to be electric by 2035. The mandate won approval from the Biden administration and is set to take effect next year, as reports The New York Times. Although ... Read more