Author: Important Media

Will Tesla Production in Q1 Shock the Market?

Tesla will report its first quarter 2019 production and delivery figures in the next few days. The Q1 sales report is an extremely anticipated one as it will tell us whether or not Tesla managed to increase production and if the company was able to generate enough demand for the cars it has built over the last three months. Tesla is not the kind of company that we associate with a demand shortfall...

Tesla Changes its Trim Levels, Model Names

Earlier this week, Tesla rolled out a change to its online vehicle configuration tool for the Model S and Model X. As Tesla CEO Elon Musk implied last year, the company has done away with any mention of the battery size in the vehicle name or description. Instead, they are describing the vehicle options in terms of the thing we care about — range. As a special bonus, the pricing on every build in ...

5 Tips to Pick a Winter-ready Home Charging Station

As I sit here typing this in the near suburbs of Chicago, the wind chill is -50 and the governor has declared a state of emergency. More than one of my Volvo PHEV and Nissan LEAF buddies have asked me about charging their cars in this cold, and I was reminded of a sponsored post over at our sister site, EVO, about choosing a winter-ready home charging station. With temperatures outside dropping fa...

2020 Jeep Renegade Hybrid Nearly Ready

The Jeep Renegade plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that will be launched in early 2020 is inching closer to production. Currently, the Fiat Chrysler Melfi Plant in Italy is being readied for the production run. Pre-production copies will be made in 2019, before the final versions in 2020. €200 million is the amount reportedly invested in the new powertrain’s launch. “With over 742,000 Renega...

Electric Car Sharing Set to Launch in Sacramento

Over one hundred EVs are being deployed in a car sharing initiative brought to Sacramento by Envoy and Electrify America. 142 Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars will be available in the Sacramento area by early 2019 at 71 locations. The first of the EVs are located near the Whispering Pines Apartments in Meadowview. They can be rented by the minute, hour, or day. Envoy’s co-founders, Aric Ohana and O...

Will VW Build its New Electric Cars in Ford Factories?

Volkswagen has doubled down on electric vehicles in the years following its multi-billion dollar “Dieselgate” emissions cheating scandal. That renewed commitment to replace its gas-powered fleet with low and zero-emission vehicles from VW may benefit another company that’s been struggling to sell sedans in recent years: Ford. Cleantechnica’s Steve Hanley has more on that in...

People Absolutely LOVE Their Electric Cars

Despite all the light shining on the EV internet these days, there’s a lot of shade. Far too much shade. People throw shade on every electric vehicle under the sun. There are critics of the Nissan LEAF, critics of the Chevy Volt & Chevy Bolt, critics of the BMW i3, the Ford Energi models, Tesla’s premium-class cars, and everything else. In the real world, every EV model has owners who love it ...

EPA: Hyundai Kona Electric has 258 Mile Range

Just introduced last fall, the Kona is selling at more than a 5,000 car per month clip in both the US and European markets. The base model with a gas engine and front wheel drive starts at $19,500, although a quick internet search reveals local dealers are offering them at up to $1,500 below sticker price. The price of the top of the line all wheel drive model with a turbocharged engine is $28,700...

CNG Trucks are Hauling Without Emissions

Almost a half trillion dollars worth of goods are imported in the US through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach every year. Almost all the containers that arrive at those ports are hauled relatively short distances to freight distribution facilities located inland by special purpose drayage trucks designed specifically for such short-haul work. At those freight terminals, the containers are h...

Meet the World’s Quickest 1/4 Mile Electric Doorslammer

The TC-X electric doorslammer made a perfect run at 7.98 seconds at 170 MPH! You can watch that record run as it happened, here!

Tesla Model 3 Track Mode Unlocked – Sets Track Record

Sasha Anis and his crew of tuners at Mountain Pass Performance may be known for their big brake kits, coilovers, and suspension mods for the Tesla Model 3, but today, they took the wraps off their latest and perhaps greatest achievement: disabling Electronic Stability Control (SC) and the Traction Control System (TCS) without disabling the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) on the Model 3. CleanTechni...

Video: Porsche Taycan Caught Testing at the Nürburgring

The Porsche Mission E, now re-branded as the Porsche Taycan, has been spotted testing on the iconic Nürburgring testing track in Germany– and it looks awesome. The new star from Stuttgart sounds like a jet airplane as it flies around the track with its faux-exhaust pipes in tow! Porsche has been touring the car around. And, more recently, have been taking it out onto public roads to generate...