The Vehicles

Tesla’s Q4 vehicle delivery numbers and $2,000 price reduction spook investors

Tesla announced production and delivery figures for the fourth quarter of 2018, and simultaneously announced that it would reduce the prices of all vehicles by $2,000 in order to compensate for the reduction of the federal tax credit for EV purchases. “In Q4, we produced and delivered at the rate of nearly 1,000 vehicles per… Read more »

Scania to build clean garbage trucks powered by fuel cells

Scania and waste handling company Renova are developing a fuel cell garbage truck with a fully electrified powertrain and compactor. Developed in partnership with the Swedish Energy Agency and Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology, the truck is expected to be delivered by 2020. Scania previously announced delivery of four fuel cell distribution trucks with ranges… Read more »

Bullish on batteries, Daimler to invest more than $23 billion in battery cells by 2030

To support its goal of electrifying the entire Mercedes portfolio by 2022, Daimler plans to invest more than €20 billion ($23 billion) in battery cells by 2030. The company will also invest €10 billion in expanding the Mercedes-Benz electric fleet and €1 billion in its global battery production network. Daimler currently has battery supply deals… Read more »

Hyundai reveals pricing for 2019 Kona Electric

It appears that Hyundai will be the next brand to join the 200-mile club. The Korean carmaker has announced the starting price for its 2019 Kona Electric crossover. The base model will start at $37,495 including delivery. Pricing for other Kona Electric trims are to be announced shortly. A single electric motor powers the Kona… Read more »

Volvo to demonstrate electric regional-haul truck in 2019

Volvo Trucks plans to introduce an all-electric version of its Volvo VNR regional-haul vehicle in California next year. The VNR Electric truck will be based on the propulsion and energy-storage technology used in the Volvo FE Electric, which the company plans to sell in Europe in 2019. Volvo hopes to bring the VNR Electric to… Read more »

Massachusetts extends EV rebate program, tightens eligibility requirements

The state of Massachusetts has announced that it will extend its electric vehicle rebate program through the middle of next year, while also tightening eligibility requirements. Republican Governor Charlie Baker’s office announced that the popular MOR-EV program will now run through at least June 30, 2019. Starting on January 1, the program will provide a… Read more »

Boring Company demonstrates first tunnel with a modified Tesla Model X

Some people see problems and complain about them on Facebook. When Elon Musk sees a problem, he starts a company to solve it. The Boring Company’s mission is to relieve traffic congestion via a two-part strategy: reducing the cost of boring tunnels and developing an autonomous transport system to move cars through the tunnels. The… Read more »