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200K Tesla Vehicles Now Delivered In USA, Tax Credit Phaseout Begins

Originally published on EV Obsession. Tesla has confirmed on its website that it has officially delivered its 200,000th vehicle. The confirmation came as Tesla updated its website listing out the incentives for its vehicles, but other reporters — constantly eager for info on this topic — collected the news as well, such as our own

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UPS Pre-Orders 125 Tesla Semi Trucks, Largest Order Yet (Besting PepsiCo’s Order Of 100 Units)

Originally published on EV Obsession. One of the largest package delivery companies in the world, UPS (United Parcel Service Inc), has placed a pre-order for 125 units of the recently unveiled Tesla Semi Truck, the company has revealed. The new reservations constitute the largest pre-order of the Tesla Semi to date — with the order eclipsing

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ACC Approves Tucson Electric Power’s Bid To Increase Renewable Energy, Sans Utility-Owned Solar

Following the ongoing and sometimes bitter confrontation between solar advocates and utilities, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has approved a proposal from Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to boost investments in renewable energy and deploy two 10 MW (5 MWh) energy storage pilot projects. However, the issue of this utility owning the renewables it distributes remains undecided, pending further

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Songification of Electric Cars

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Everyone will have a different take — rather, taste — about the following list. Certainly, I never seem to have a mainstream perspective on much of anything — except perhaps with avant-garde, holistic types. I started a collection of songs that compare to the drive and experience of the EVs I love. Continue the idea and

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Virginia Auto Dealers Think Tesla’s In Conspiracy With State

Originally published on EV Obsession. The battle between Tesla Motors and various auto-dealer associations around the country keeps grinding on, with things looking unlikely to resolve completely anytime soon. That said, things have been getting downright strange in some instances…. Case in point: the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association has apparently decided to sue both Tesla

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Used 2014 BMW i3s Have Reliability Issues, Consumer Reports Says

Originally published on EV Obsession. The 2014 BMW i3 isn’t a good option if you’re in the market for a second-hand electric car, according to Consumer Reports. The popular magazine recently released a list dubbed “Used Cars To Avoid Buying” — the 2014 model year of the popular electric city car featured prominently on it. Worth

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Report: California Now Accounts For 40% Of Zero Emissions Vehicle Sales In US

Originally published on EVObsession. California now (well, as of January 2015) accounts for 40% of all zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) sales in the US, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. The new analysis — Strategic Analysis of California Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate — also predicts that, as the next round of ZEV requirements

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Funny Stories About Random Drivers Challenging Tesla Owners To Races

Originally published on EV Obsession. Going by the number of stories that we’ve published concerning Tesla owners racing various gas-powered cars over the last few years (sorry to those who don’t like this aspect of our site, but numbers are considerably against you…) it should be pretty obvious that a lot of people, when they see

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Tesla & BMW Teaming Up?

As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, as a percentage of total car sales, no auto manufacturer is selling more electric cars than BMW (not counting 100%-electric companies like Tesla Motors). The percentage (4.9%) is even more than double what Nissan has achieved this year (2.1%). Of course, in many respects, Tesla Motors is

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The EV Revolution (VIDEO)

A new video on climate solutions from the wonderful videographer Peter Sinclair highlights the EV revolution. Furthermore, what it really highlights is what I’ve been emphasizing as much as possible for the past year or so: the #1 thing that will really create an EV revolution is the absolutely fun and helpful instant torque that electric vehicles bring

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SolarCity To Sell Battery Storage With Every System Within 5-10 Years

At a private shindig in little town called New York City last week, SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive and Chairman Elon Musk (Lyndon’s cousin and also the CEO, Chief Product Architect, and Chairman of Tesla Motors) made a few casual but potentially world-changing announcements, as is practically a habit with Elon. Most notably, they stated that

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Record Electric Vehicle Road Trip — Epic Electric American Road Trip — Concludes

The record-setting Epic Electric American Road Trip — a first-of-its-kind, 24-day, 12,183-mile journey, the longest ever taken using nothing but electric power — recently concluded when the standard-issue Tesla Model S used crossed the finish line in Venice, California. The journey — which ran a 27-state route that spanned all four corners of the lower

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Ghosn's loss a gain for Musk

Tesla Motors Inc. recently decided to hire Simon Sproule, a veteran of Carlos Ghosn’s Renault SA-Nissan Motor Co. Alliance—the world’s biggest seller of battery-powered cars—to manage marketing and public relations. Some have referred to Tesla’s action as “poaching,” but on the whole it may improve the stature of the electric auto market. Sproule, former director of

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Nissan Gathering EV Intelligence from Tesla Owners

Apparently, Nissan is gathering information from drivers about their wants and needs regarding electric vehicles. This is good news because it indicates they care about their customers and prospective customers enough to actually inquire. (Not all companies engage directly with their customers to seek feedback about products and services.) Doing so is a smart strategy

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Electric Cars & Plug-in Hybrids Seeing Strong Sales Growth & Investment… Much More To Come

The Union of Concerned Scientists’ Clean Vehicles program recently released an updated version of its rather comprehensive “backgrounder” on electric vehicles — “how much the technology is growing in the country, the opportunities it presents for consumers and automakers, and the challenges facing its adoption,” to be specific. Also included in the updated backgrounder is

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