Tesla Just Broke Consumer Reports’ Rating System. But That Wasn’t
Its Goal(August 30) - Two years ago, Consumer Reports was blown
away by Tesla’s Model S electric sedan. Extolling the vehicle’s
futuristic features and “off the charts” performance, the magazine
gave it 99 points out of 100—the highest score it had ever awarded.
15 reasons why Tesla's newest car is so good(August 30) - Tesla
introduced the performance all-wheel drive sedan in October of last
year. And while the car comes with a hefty price starting at about
$105,000, it's decked out with some pretty impressive details.
Here’s a look at some of the Tesla Model S P85D’s coolest features.
Roper: A shopper's guide to electric cars(August 29) -
Roper is professor emeritus of physics at Virginia Tech. He lives in
Blacksburg. Most car companies state that electric cars are the
future: Tesla, Audi, Volkswagen, Nissan/Infiniti, Honda/Acura,
Chevrolet, Ford. They realize that unconventional fossil liquid/gas
fuels are the last gasps of the fossil-fuel industry, whose
extraction will peak before 2020 and then rapidly decline.
In BMW Electric Car, Software 'Coding' Unlocks Hidden Features
Owners Want(August 28) - The BMW i3 REx model is an unusual
beast, the sole example to date of a car built specifically to
comply with California regulations that define it as a zero-emission
electric car even though it has a range-extending engine.
Indianapolis airport getting 20 electric cars from BlueIndy(August
28) - Indianapolis International Airport will get 20 electric cars
for use by airport travelers starting this fall after the city's new
electric car-sharing program debuts. The Indianapolis Star reports
the airport's BlueIndy car-charging stations should be in place by
October on the fifth floor of its parking garage, across from the
are the Tax Credits for Electric and Plugin Hybrids
Federal Tax Credit for Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles (EVs) purchased in or after 2015 may
be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. The
credit amount will vary based on the capacity of the battery used to
fuel the vehicle. Small neighborhood electric vehicles do not
qualify for this credit.