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Tesla, electric vehicles, Union of Concerned Scientists, range anxiety, electric cars, Leon Kaye

Tesla: New Model S is the Fastest Production Car on Earth

This week Tesla Motors staked its claim to having what is now the fastest production car ever manufactured in history: its new Model…
Electric cars, electric vehicles, EVs, plug in hybrid, Leon Kaye,

Despite Low Oil Prices, Electric Vehicle Sales Keep Rising

Several recent reports suggest that sales of electric vehicles and cars built without the conventional internal combustion engine are on the rise.
Fossil fuels, hybrids, Volvos, Korea, Leon Kaye, electric vehicles, Edmunds

Hybrid and EV Car Drivers May Not Be Loyal, But Does It Matter?

As an Edmunds survey reveals, loyalty to hybrid cars is falling. Even worse, more people are trading in their hybrids for SUVs than…
Nissan, Nissan LEAF, electric vehicles, electric cars, Chevy Bolt, Tesla, Model 3, Leon Kaye

Nissan Mocks Tesla in Attempt to Boost Sales

Nissan raised a few eyebrows with a new advertising campaign that pokes fun at Tesla Motors -- and the fact that it has…
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Downtown Las Vegas: A Surprising Hub of Sustainable Thinking

In this video, I talk to the city's CSO, Tom Perrigo as well as visit with SHIFT, one of the many startups funded…
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Tesla’s ‘Gigafactory’ To Produce More Than Car Batteries

Last week, Tesla announced that it would build a new "Gigafactory" to produce lithium-ion batteries at a rate able to support the manufacture…
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What Does Mass Adoption of Electric Vehicles Mean for the Grid?

In a Texas study, only 22 percent of weekday EV charging occurred during peak demand hours, and better still, those participants in the…
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PlugInsights Says More Fast Chargers Will Alleviate EV Range Anxiety

PlugInsights believes the solution to overcome the BEV leash problem lies in greater deployment of level 3 fast chargers which would allow a…
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Tesla Model S Safety Defended, But Stocks Still Plunge

Last week's Tesla S fire caused the automaker's stock to drop. Whether the fire will prompt the NHTSA to investigate isn't clear yet.…
GM, Tesla Motors, Tesla, Model S, electrification, EVs, electric cars, electric vehicles,

California Car Dealers File Complaint Over Tesla Motors Advertising

The California New Car Dealers Association has filed a complaint with the state's Department of Motor Vehicles accusing Tesla of misleading advertising because…
Tesla Motors, Tesla, Model S, China, Beijing, air quality, electric vehicles, EVs, electric cars, Leon Kaye, Silicon Valley

Tesla Sets Sights on Fledgling China EV Market

Tesla, the Silicon Valley-based luxury electric vehicle designer and manufacturer, is venturing into China.
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Should GM Lose Sleep Over Tesla?

GM CEO Dan Akerson told Bloomberg last week the company is taking a look at Tesla Motors to gauge the Silicon Valley EV…
Spark EV, GM, Chevrolet, electric vehicles, electric cars, EVs, range anxiety, Portland, Leon Kaye, Britta Gross

Can the Spark Convince Drivers to Switch to Electric Vehicles?

GM is now ready to roll out the 2014 Spark EV, so Leon Kaye flew to Portland to test the electric car's 82…
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New Buyers Give Better Place One Last Chance

Some ambitious green dreams fail and just fade away (Solyndra for example). Others fail but get a second chance. Better Place is lucky…
GM, general motors, Volt, Spark, energy efficiency, electrification, electric vehicles, Leon Kaye, electric cars

GM Sustainability Report 2012: A Cautious and Futuristic View of the Auto Industry

This morning General Motors (GM) released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which covers electrification, waste and energy efficiency.