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New Tesla Model Y Owner Is Highly Enthusiastic (Video Review)

This new Tesla Model Y owner is really happy with his all-electric black crossover. In fact, he says he hates driving and hadn’t driven for years before buying it, but since getting the Model Y, he has driven 2,000 miles and took a road trip from Seattle to San Francisco. That’s quite a reversal in driving attitude

Fisker Ocean Gets Real With Help From Magna

This past week, Fisker announced that its upcoming Ocean electric SUV would be built by none other than Magna — a move that offers Fisker access to Magna’s global supply chain and gives the latest iteration of the Danish-born designer’s eponymous car brand real, instant street cred

My Quest For Net Zero & Beyond With Tesla Model 3 — Part 5

I have now crossed the 30,000 miles (49,000 km) milestone in my 2019 Tesla Model 3, in just over 16 months, and in October I reached one full year on a set of Michelin CrossClimate+ tires, which will give some precise range data, so this is a perfect time for an update

LeasePlan Asks Customers To Please Stop Leasing Plugin Hybrid Company Cars

Sometimes there are really surprising emails in my inbox. A few days ago there was a newsletter from one of the largest car leasing companies in the world, LeasePlan. It advised its clients to not choose a plugin hybrid (PHEV) for their next car in the Netherlands

Tesla Model 3 Price Drops By $3,300–3,700 In Norway

There’s been a whirlwind of Tesla vehicle changes lately — a range increase for the Model X, numerous changes to the Model 3, a humorous price cut for the Model S, the 7-seat Model Y coming around the corner, and more. One more that seemed worth highlighting is that the Model 3 just got some notable price cuts in Norway

The Great Green Energy Non-Transition

One of the troubling characteristics of today’s civic discourse is the tendency to confuse predictions with reality. Nowhere is this problem more severe than in the debate over climate and its associated issues. The last hundred years have seen increasing…

The Loophole the Auto Industry Uses in the EU to Evade the Emission Rules

Years ago I wrote about my expectation, based on simple logic, that around this time, in the C-segment (e.g., Volkswagen Golf) and the lower-cost models of the D-segment (e.g., Skoda Superb), fully electric autos would become price competitive with their fossil fuel ancestors