Today In EVs: Prices go down? BOO! Prices go up? BOO!

Making EV news today: Hyundai and Tesla generate price dissatisfaction… but for opposite reasons! Tesla Prices Go Down? Some Existing Owners Angry In response to Tesla announcing a massive reduction in prices in the Model 3 to launch the $35k variant,  most people were pleased by the price reduction. Some people, however, who recently purchased the vehicle at…

And That's That: The $35k Tesla Model 3 Goes On Sale

Well, it's finally happened: Tesla has released the $35k Model 3. While the whole Model 3 programme had been previously moved forward two years, the failure to meet the accelerated timeline has been a regular source of criticism for Tesla over the past year. The new unveiling introduced a whole slew of variants, including: (price, range,…

Dear Established Automakers: So Electric Cars Can't Be Profitable Yet, Huh?

Go on, auto industry, analysts and old-school auto journalists. Tell us how electric cars can’t be profitable today and why we’re stuck with oil for the time being!   *** “I want to be very clear here,” Carlos Tavares, chief executive of PSA, the owner of Peugeot, Citroën and Opel-Vauxhall, told reporters at the show. “We are moving…

Tesla Short-Sellers Harass Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Into Deleting Twitter Account Due To Review

Dan Neil is no newbie to the world of cars. As Wikipedia describes him: Dan Neil is an automotive columnist for The Wall Street Journal[2] and a former staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, AutoWeek and Car and Driver. He was a panelist on 2011's The Car Show with Adam Carolla on Speed Channel.[3] In 1999, Neil received the International Motor Press Association's Ken Purdy Award for automotive journalism,[4] and in…

Daily Kos Unmasked as Top Purity Tester

A diary has been sitting around on the rec list all evening, and anyone just looking at the rec list would be given the impression that Elon Musk is a secret GOP plant, trying to hide the fact that he wants America to fall under a permanent reign of Republican politics. Reading the diary itself…. would…

The War on Tesla, Musk, and the Fight for the Future

Upfront: If you think that anything is justified against a person simply because that person is wealthy, this is not an article for you. If you think it’s okay to lie, mislead, or otherwise attack a person simply because of their financial status, consequences be damned, then you should probably look elsewhere. You won’t have…

The era of electrified freight shipping has begun.

This article got me thinking.  It's about the launch of the world's first kilotonne-class electric freight ship (ironically, a collier): 70,5 meters long, 13,9 meters wide, dual 160kW motors, and 2,4 MWh of batteries, to take 2000 tonnes of coal on a 50mi / 80km trip.  As waterborne shipping is one of the largest global consumers…

“I shudder to think of evacuating in an electric car”- EVs in Disasters: Expectations Versus Reality

It’s something you periodically hear whenever the topics of “electric cars” and “natural disasters” meet: fear. There comes an image of electric cars stranded across the roads, endless impractical lines for charging, while their gasoline-driving compatriots escape to safety. In the aftermath, there’s an image of people in their powerless homes, stranded because their electric…

Tesla Model 3 officially unveiled today!

I’ll keep this short and sweet, as I had to wake up really early for this and now need to go back to sleep  😉   Here’s the info unveiled today as the first 30 customers received their vehicles: ———————— Versions: 2 (small and large battery pack) Base price per version: $35k / $44k. (No…