Tesla Gigafactory Starts Battery Production

Tesla said it and partner Panasonic have begun mass production of commercial quality lithium-ion battery cells at the Tesla Gigafactory, pushing the electric car and energy storage company closer to production of its Model 3 electric car. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 30 seconds.] The cells now in production at the Nevada factory are intended … Read more »

Toyota OK With EVs

Toyota Motor says it will continue developing battery-electric cars, EVs,  even as it pushes hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 30 seconds.] The automaker, which told TheGreenCarGuy last month that it was considering  making all Prius models plug-in hybrids, says it still sees fuel-cell electrics as the “ultimate environmentally friendly vehicles.” Toyota … Read more »

Plug-In Car Shopping Made Easy, Part 1.

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The horror stories abound. People out shopping for a plug-in vehicle, whether a plug-in hybrid or a battery-electric car, or EV, often find themselves in dealerships with sales people who don’t know much about the cars, can’t answer basic questions and would rather sell gas-burners.

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