Tesla Model S Offers a Lesson in Electric-Vehicle Economics

A handful of fully electric Tesla Model S Signature Performance sedans were presented to their owners at the company’s factory on June 22, each priced around $100,000. The luxury sedans were fitted with the most powerful battery pack available from the start-up automaker, rated at 85 kilowatt-hours, roughly the equivalent of 362 horsepower.

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Drive to increase electric vehicle numbers

A drive to get more electric cars on the roads has been launched by the Scottish Government.

Transport Minister Keith Brown announced the move, which will see government body Transport Scotland link up with car manufacturers, power companies, local councils and environmental charity WWF Scotland to promote the vehicles.

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Were Fisker Karmas Launched Too Quickly?

There has been a lot said on the Internet about technical issues with the Fisker Karma, including a recall for a battery problem and software upgrades.

The latest has to do with a Karma bought by Consumer Reports that broke down before the magazine could even start its regular testing procedure. The issue, as explained here, was fixed within 48 hours.

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Tata Technologies Readies a Conceptual E.V. for Detroit Auto Show

The Tata Technologies electric mobility concept, or Emo, is a pure concept vehicle, with no clear path to production. So why was it built?

In a word, validation.

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With Cross-Country Trip, Hyundai Highlights Need for Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle parked in a third-floor lobby at the Hilton New York on Wednesday was no show car. It spent much of September on the road, traveling more than 4,500 miles from San Francisco to New York to promote awareness of childhood cancer, as well as the need for a hydrogen fueling infrastructure.

The Tucson can travel more than 400 miles on a tank of pressurized hydrogen, and Hyundai thinks its fuel-cell technology is ready to make its commercial debut in 2015. But driving a fuel-cell vehicle across the country without a filling-station infrastructure to support it is not without its challenges.
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