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One of the cool features of the Tesla Model 3 is that it supports a phone key that allows you to give access to a car to friends or family so they can unlock and start it without a key. The phone key feature is also used by a rental car company out of Minnesota called Trevls. The company has announced that a thief was able to walk up to one of its Model 3 fleet rental cars, unlock the EV, and then drive off in it. Trevls owner John Marino said that he believes this theft took a "next-level" of information to pull off. The first suspect that came to mind for the company after the EV was stolen was a regular customer. The 21-year-old thief had rented cars from Trevls frequently and had gone... Read more...
Tesla has been going through "production hell" with the Model 3 EV as it strives to boost output to meet demand. CEO Elon Musk had promised that the automaker would hit 6,000 cars a week and has come close to that promise hitting production levels of 5,000 units per week. Tesla is now offering a much faster delivery window for all Model 3 variants including the sweet dual motor Performance edition of the car capable of 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. The new delivery estimates for the car are 1-3 months for the dual motor Performance Model 3, 2-4 months on the dual motor long range version of the car, and 1-3 months on the long-range rear-wheel version of the car. The latter is the only version... Read more...
Tesla is well on its way to ramping up production of its entry-level Model 3 electric vehicle, but what many people are wondering is when the all-wheel drive (dual motor) variant will finally reach production. After all, AWD has been extremely popular with the Model S and is what helps give the flagship sedan a staggering amount of horsepower and the ability to rip off sub-3 second 0-60 times. A Model 3 reservation holder (who opted for the AWD configuration) inquired to Tesla CEO Elon Musk when production would begin ramping of the dual-motor vehicles. Musk responded that Tesla will need to get production levels up to roughly 5,000 vehicles per week before it can realistically deal with... Read more...
While Volkswagen is in the midst of Dieselgate and is preparing to begin vehicle buybacks in the United States, the German automaker is betting its future on electric vehicles. Although American customers only have one Volkswagen EV to choose from today, the e-Golf, the company is forecasting that 20 to 25 percent of its sales volume will comprise of EVs by the year 2025. One vehicle that is expected to headline Volkswagen’s EV push is the I.D. The compact EV is built on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive (MEB) platform and is roughly the same size as today’s MK7 Golf. The I.D. is slightly shorter than the Golf, but its wheelbase is comparable to that of the midsize Passat sedan. That will translate... Read more...
The electric vehicle (EV) wars about to really heat up. General Motors has thrown down the gauntlet with the Chevrolet Bolt, announcing early this morning that the vehicle will have an EPA combined driving range of 238 miles per charge. That’s well in excess of the 200+ mile range that GM has been promising all along, and compares favorably to the projected 215+ mile range of the upcoming Tesla Model 3. 238 miles of range puts the Bolt well ahead of contemporaries like the Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric and the Chevrolet Spark EV — all of which have driving ranges of less than 100 miles per charge. GM says that the Bolt will be the first affordable EV to offer greater than 200 miles of range,... Read more...
It looks as though the state of Colorado is welcoming electric vehicles (EVs) with open arms. The state just took the wraps off what it is likely the country’s best state-based incentive with respect to EVs: a tax credit that is worth a whopping $5,000 [PDF]. Unlike previous EV tax credits from the state, which relied on often complicated calculations based on battery size, this is a flat tax applicable to all light-duty EVs. Georgia’s EV credit also used to top out at $5,000, but it was discontinued as of July 1st 2015. What makes Colorado’s incentive even more attractive is that the $5,000 can be assigned to a dealership or finance company at the point of sale. That means that you’d effectively... Read more...