More EV Infrastructure Rolling Out

More EV Infrastructure Rolling Out

As excitement grows in Victoria over the installation of 12 Tesla Superchargers at the Uptown Mall and BC Hydro’s stated intent to build 54 new Level 3 chargers around BC in the coming year, VW’s Electrify America has launched the $2 Billion rollout of its own network of charging stations across the United States. The process has begun with the…

The Auto Industry Moves To China

The Auto Industry Moves To China

Two-thirds of the world’s manufacturing capacity for lithium-ion batteries is based in China, and that is driving car manufacturers around the world to move their plants to that country. US industry leader Tesla is already building a plant in Shanghai expected to produce 500,000 electric cars a year. Meanwhile, Volkswagen has announced it will invest $12 billion in its electric…

VEVC Members Attend Tesla Leadership Summit

VEVC Members Attend Tesla Leadership Summit

Four VEVC members (James Locke, David Grove, Jeremey Jensen and Arno Keinonen) were among 90 representatives of EV clubs around the world attending this month’s 2018 Tesla Leadership Summit in Milpitas and Fremont, California. In addition to meeting and sharing ideas with Tesla owners from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Norway, Finland and the UK, Summit attendees were…

Busting EV Myths #1: The Burning Tesla

Busting EV Myths #1: The Burning Tesla

There are a lot of myths out there about electric cars. Half truths and urban legends given enough coverage in the media to cause many people to reconsider buying an emission free vehicle. This week we begin a series of myth-busting articles to reveal the reality of electric vehicle ownership. And we’ll begin with the one myth that continually makes…

Tesla is expanding its insurance program to the US and Canada

Tesla is expanding its insurance program to the US and Canada

Fred Lambert, Electrek.co October 13, 2017   Last year, we published an exclusive report revealing that Tesla was working on a new car insurance program, which it started offering to its customers in Australia and Hong Kong. Tesla executives have since been talking about working more closely with insurance companies as self-driving technology improves. Now we learn that Tesla is preparing to launch the…

Tesla Model 3 Event Tonight!

Tesla Model 3 Event Tonight!

Lisa Locke, VEVC Editor July 28, 2017 We’ve all been excitedly waiting for Tesla’s first mass-market all-electric vehicle, the Model 3. It was hinted at in Elon Musk’s 2006 Master Plan, and has been an integral part of Tesla’s Mission: to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Between 400 and 500 thousand reservations have been placed since the Model…

Virtually all automakers (except for Tesla) are asking China to slow down electric car mandate

Virtually all automakers (except for Tesla) are asking China to slow down electric car mandate

Fred Lambert, Electrek.co July 13, 2017 The auto industry is once again attempting to slow down the rollout of electric vehicles. As we previously reported, China, the world’s biggest car market, has somewhat of an aggressive ZEV mandate that would force Automakers to have zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) represent 8% of new car sales as soon as 2018 and quickly ramp…

Tesla Powerpack to Enable Large Scale Sustainable Energy to South Australia

Tesla Powerpack to Enable Large Scale Sustainable Energy to South Australia

    The Tesla Team, tesla.com/blog July 6, 2017   Last September, a 50-year storm damaged critical infrastructure in the state of South Australia, causing a state-wide blackout and leaving 1.7 million residents without electricity. Further blackouts occurred in the heat of the Australian summer in early 2017. In response, the South Australian Government as a leader in renewable energy,…

Elon Musk: more than half of new vehicles will be electric and almost all autonomous in the US within 10 years

Elon Musk: more than half of new vehicles will be electric and almost all autonomous in the US within 10 years

Fred Lambert, Electrek.co July 15, 2017 We have recently seen several projections about the adoption of electric vehicles from different companies and research groups, like Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg, and even OPEC. Most of them predict that about half of new vehicle production will be electric at some point between 2035 and 2040. Now Tesla CEO Elon Musk jumps in with…