Tesla Model S: best-selling US luxury sedan, by a wide margin

“as well as Western Europe’s best-selling luxury car last year.” Third-quarter sales of the Tesla Motors Model S electric sedan surged 59 percent from last year to 9,156 units, the company confirmed to Autoblog today. The sales are about five percent more than our previous third-quarter estimate, since that was a guess based on Tesla’s disclosure of its global quarterly sales. Bloomberg News, which first reported the US sales figures,. . . Continue

Karma Automotive (Fisker)

“Fisker Karma” first posted: Jun 17, 2012 Charles Fleming, Los Angeles Times / June 24, 2016 Karma Automotive the Karma Reveros When it is up and running, the Karma Automotive factory in Moreno Valley, about 60 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, will produce as many as 3,000 of the high-end Karma Reveros annually. The cars, again competing with Tesla, will be four-door luxury electric sedans priced above $100,000. Karma. . . Continue

Mercedes-Benz to electrify all their vehicles

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016 Over the next two years, Daimler is slated to invest an unprecedented seven billion euro (approximately $7.8 billion in US) to offer all models with electrified powertrains. Usually, such a large sum of money would be invested over a long period of time, but Daimler is leading the industry in doing so over a mere two years. According to Professor Dr. Thomas Weber, a member of. . . Continue

Nikola Motor Co. 2,000HP hybrid semitrailer truck

The Nikola Motor Company emerged from silent mode today to unveil plans for the first-ever 2000 horsepower (HP) electric class 8 semi-truck, dubbed the Nikola One (named after Nikola Tesla). The Nikola One semitrailer will be capable of pulling a gross weight of 80,000 pounds and have more than a 1,200-mile range between stops, the company said. “The reason for the horsepower increase is that with electric motors you only. . . Continue

Tesla Model 3 preorder frenzy

John Voelcker, Green Car Reports April 9, 2016 6:12 PM         suggestion from design engineer James Anders The Internet Fixes The Tesla Model 3’s Controversial Styling The Tesla Motors Model 3′s grille-free front end has raised eyebrows, even among hard-core Tesla fans. No doubt it will contribute to the Model 3′s aerodynamics—Elon Musk has tweeted that Tesla is targeting a ridiculously low coefficient of drag of 0.21;. . . Continue

Tesla Motors Identifies Cause of Model S Fire

March 18th, 2016 by Steve Hanley Dig went on to say, “The owner had time to run back, unplug the charger connector and remove his possessions from the car. It took several minutes before the car was ablaze. Normally an electric vehicle fire is not as explosive as it can be in a petrol car. The flames you see in the picture and video were mostly from plastic in the. . . Continue

Porsche’s first all-electric sports car.

Porsche will spend about 1 billion euros ($1.09 billion) on production facilities at its biggest plant to make its first-ever all-electric sports car. The Volkswagen-owned manufacturer will create more than 1,000 new jobs at its base in Zuffenhausen in Germany where a new paint shop and assembly line will be set up to build the battery-powered “Mission E” model, Porsche said on Friday. Porsche’s investment in emissions-free drive technology reflects. . . Continue

Tesla Model X

Sept. 30, 2015 Tesla Model X: The New Safest SUV The Tesla Motors [NSDQ: TSLA] Model X SUV has been revealed in production form; and while the packaging and performance of this new electric SUV are mostly as expected, there were plenty of surprises. One of the surprises was how well the trick double-hinged falcon doors are designed—with a very narrow spread as they open, plus sensors that adjust the. . . Continue

1,000-HP ELECTRIC Supercar By 2016

The Tesla S-P90D may remain the fastest 0-60 electric sedan: 2.6 seconds! Until the next generation Tesla Roadster comes out in 2016-2017 CONCEPT: since the Tesla sedan is already able to do 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 sec., the roadster will at least do it in 2.5 sec. or less. . . . match or beat the Bugatti Veyron. Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] was the first to successfully pitch EVs. . . Continue

Worlds Fastest 0-60 sedan is electric: 2.6 sec’s

FASTER THAN MOST EXOTIC SUPER-CARS. Oct. 28, 2015: Model S P90D Does 0-60 In 2.6 Seconds! – tested by Motor Trend As noted in the coverage, amongst all of the many, many vehicles tested by Motor Trend, only two can beat the P90D outright at 0–60 miles per hour — the Porsche 918 Spyder ($845,000 starting price when it was being produced) and Ferrari LaFerrari (~$2 million). One final note:. . . Continue

Formula E Racing, Electric

first posted 2014-10-06 updated 2016-11-18 FARADAY FUTURE UNVEILS SPECS FOR ITS FORMULA E RACE CAR By Gannon Burgett — November 15, 2016 Faraday Future Dragon Racing Team, as it will be now be called, has broken down the nitty-gritty details of its first Formula E vehicle. The 1,940.1 pound vehicle will be able to hit 0 to 62 mph in 2.95 seconds and have a top speed of 150 mph.. . . Continue

BMW i8 hybrid-electric in production

Dec 17, 2013, updated 2014-10-20 BMW i8 Spyder in Production BMW i8, $136,500 to start, began trickling into U.S. buyers’ hands in August. The BMW i8 was launched in Germany in June 2014. As of September 2014, a total of 341 i8s have been delivered worldwide. BMW will launch its new i8 all-electric sports car in the spring of 2014, with a convertible version of the car hitting the streets. . . Continue

electric car dominates gas-powered dragsters

originally posted 07-30-2007 updated 12-28-2015 Best lead acid powered acceleration: 0-60 in ~ 3.5 seconds ! Best lithium ion powered acceleration: 0-60 in ~ 1.8 seconds ! 10.258 sec. @ 123.79 mph : Sept 11, 2010 He attributes the faster times and longer range to a new lithium manganese cobalt polymer pouch battery from Dow Kokam. He also has boosted the size of the White Zombie’s electric motors from 772lb-ft. . . Continue