Germany: Tesla buyers must pay back plug-in grant

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Close to a thousand buyers of the Tesla Model S have been asked by German authorities to pay back the plug-in grant (Umweltbonus) at once. This follows a subsidy fraud that has since been cleared, but too late for most. Last December, the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) suspected Tesla […]

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New electric car bill to extend $7,500 tax credit and remove 200k cap gains support

A bill to remove the 200,000-vehicle cap for electric car manufacturers and extend the $7,500 tax credit for new EVs until 2028 gained more supporters recently, with Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL) and Rep. James P. McGovern (D-MA) signing as cosponsors of H.R.6274, also known as the Electric CARS Act of 2018. The Electric CARS Act […]

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Tales from a Tesla Model S that hit 400,000 miles in 3 years

Tesloop, a Tesla-only intercity shuttle service for commuters traveling between Southern California and Las Vegas, has reached another milestone with its Model S 90D. In a recent announcement, the company revealed that their Model S, dubbed eHawk, has passed the 400,000-mile mark, making it as one of the highest mileage Teslas in the world today. […]

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Tesla Model S, Model 3 set hypermile records: 701 mi. (1128 km) and 623 mi. (1001 km), respectively

German car rental company nextmove recently set a new hypermile record for the Tesla Model S, traveling a total of 701 miles (1,128 kilometers) on a single charge over more than 30 straight hours of driving at the DEKRA test circuit at Lausitzring in Brandenburg, Germany. Being a car rental company, nextmove was quite familiar […]

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Tesla Model S teaches eardrum-assaulting turbo Honda Civic a hard lesson

A Tesla Model S P85D, together with its younger, faster brother, the Model S P100D, recently took to the track to battle several high-performance ICE vehicles. In a series of bouts, the two Teslas established themselves as the cars to beat on the strip, with the P85D even teaching a heavily-tuned Honda Civic a hard […]

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Tesla Model S teaches eardrum-assaulting turbo Honda Civic a hard lesson

A Tesla Model S P85D, together with its younger, faster brother, the Model S P100D, recently took to the track to battle several high-performance ICE vehicles. In a series of bouts, the two Teslas established themselves as the cars to beat on the strip, with the P85D even teaching a heavily-tuned Honda Civic a hard […]

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Tesla delivers its 200,000th car, triggering the EV tax credit phase-out period

Tesla has delivered its 200,000th vehicle this month, triggering the phase-out period of the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric vehicles offered in the United States. As seen on Tesla’s official Electric Vehicle Incentives page, the phase-out period for the $7,500 federal tax credit is in effect for all Model S, Model X and Model 3 […]

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Tesla confirms 200,000th delivery, tax credit to phase out

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Tesla has now confirmed their 200,000th delivery in the USA. That means that the US federal tax credit of 7,500 dollars will begin phasing out, and only apply in its full value for vehicles delivered by the end of 2018. Tesla vehicles which are delivered in the first half of 2019 will be subsidized with […]

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Tesla Model S without Autopilot upgraded with comma.ai OpenPilot solution

A “Classic” Tesla Model S without Autopilot was recently upgraded and tested with comma.ai’s OpenPilot software, an open-source driver-assist system. The automotive automation startup’s OpenPilot system echoes some of Tesla’s Autopilot features, including automatic steering in highways. comma.ai’s technology could be installed in supported cars through the use of the company’s EON Dashcam DevKit, which […]

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Tesla racing series taking up speed

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The Electric Production Car Series (EPCS) race that will kick off with tuned Tesla Model S this November has released a roadmap for the next 5 years. Expect iterations from season 2 while other carmakers may enter the competition earliest in season 4. The series required special approval by FIA over safety concerns but is […]

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