Leaf vs Bolt EV, Outlander PHEV prices, China wants electric cars, will Tesla win? The Week in Reverse

What did China do last week that rocked the automotive world and likely altered its future direction? Which upcoming electric car turned out to have more orders than anyone expected? (It’s not a Tesla ….) This is our look back at the Week In Reverse&…

74 Percent Increase in Plug-in Sales in New York Since Launch of Drive Clean Rebate in March

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Friday that New York has seen a 74 percent increase in electric car sales over the same time period last year, resulting from the Drive Clean Rebate initiative launched on March 21, 2017. The Drive Clean Rebate provides New York residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for […]

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Tesla ramps up Model 3 production after working through early manufacturing problems

Tesla is trying to beat its delivery record this quarter with Model S and Model X, but also the first Model 3 deliveries – still only to employees and company insiders.

The automaker is attempting a production ramp up ahead of the start of customer deliveries next month and sources familiar with the Model 3 program told Electrek that production recently increased after Tesla worked through early manufacturing problems. more…

Honda introduces ‘Riding Assist-e’ self-balancing electric motorcycle

At the upcoming 45th Tokyo Motorshow (October 27 to November 5), Honda will introduce their new ‘Riding Assist-e’ self-balancing motorcycle. As the name suggests this motorbike is aimed at motorcyclists who are just starting out and are still getting used to riding on two wheels. To make it easier for the rider, Honda lowered the seat, the center-of-gravity and added self-balancing technology without the use of a gyroscope. Take a look at the video below to see what a difference that makes.

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SpaceX’s BFR rocket to take people anywhere in the world in under 60 minutes, says Musk

Amid big reveals at IAC2017 about SpaceX’s future, CEO Elon Musk dropped a mammoth concept: City-to-city rocket travel that would transport people across the globe in under an hour. 3The concept involves regular passengers using the multi-planetary transport system for the price of a regular airline ticket. Customers would board a Musk’s coined BFR (Big F****** […]

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Watch Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveil progress on world’s largest battery

Elon Musk announced that Tesla is well on its way to completing the world’s largest lithium ion battery in Jamestown, Australia, at a Powerpack event held at Noeon Hornsdale wind farm on September 29. After just two months of construction, the facility is already operating at a 50 MW level. The world’s largest battery is expected to be fully operational in […]

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