Items tagged with Electric cars

Tesla Motors is opening up reservations for its Model X SUV to the general public, though if you plan on purchasing one, you'll need to make a $5,000 reservation payment towards a cash price that's no less than $80,000, albeit before incentives. After factoring in various things like the $7,500 federal tax credit and what Tesla estimates you'll save in gas over 5 years ($9,000), you're looking at a $61,000+ electric vehicle. As with the Model X's predecessor, the Model S, there are three models up for grabs, including the 70D, 90D, and P90D. The number in each model represents the capacity of the... Read more...
Tesla isn't having much luck messing with Texas. The electric car maker sells automobiles directly to the public rather than going through dealerships, but in order to do that, it has get lawmakers to repeal existing laws in each state that require automakers to distribute their vehicles through dealers. For the second time in two years, Tesla has failed in its efforts to do that in Texas.The company backed a pair of bills in the legislature that would have allowed it to sidestep dealerships and sell its vehicles directly to consumers in the Lone Star state, which also happens to be the second... Read more...
Zero-emission vehicles, alternative fuels, independence from foreign oil supplies, and low carbon footprints are more than just pie-in-the-sky wishes--they can also be big business. Following in the steps of San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland, Better Place has just entered into an agreement with the state of Hawaii and the Hawaiian Electric Companies to implement a statewide electric-car charging network throughout Hawaii. "Attracting investments into the state is a major component of our Five-Point Action Plan to help stimulate the economy... Today's announcement is a significant move towards... Read more...