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Mar 31 2017

Electric Vehicles News – The New York Times #used #cars #dealers

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Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Chronology of Coverage

Dec. 1, 2015

Reluctance on part of American car dealers to sell electric automobiles, perceived as unprofitable and unwanted by consumers, has hampered adoption of technology that could help slow global warming. MORE

Oct. 17, 2015

Popularity of electric automobiles has surged in Norway in large part because of generous government subsidy program; effort, which has drawn attention of experts and analysts globally, is particularly remarkable because Norway is one of top producers of oil and gas in world, and comes at time when Volkswagen scandal has revealed issues with Europe’s preference for diesel cars. MORE

Dearth of electric car charging stations in California is frustrating drivers, in some case cases prompting bad manners and arguments; adding to problem is wide variation in charging power and costs of a full charge at stations across state. MORE

Tesla Motors unveils Model X, luxury crossover sport utility vehicle that is third model in company’s line; Model X will start at around $132,000. MORE

Apple hopes to introduce car product of some kind, either self-driving, electric or combination of two, by 2020; project is cloaked in secrecy but closely watched by others in software and automobile industries. MORE

Porsche unveils Mission E, all-electric four-door, four-seat luxury performance sedan. MORE

Toyota Motor Corp introduces its next-generation Prius gas-electric hybrid car; revamped model features bolder image. MORE

Robert Frank Inside Wealth column; Dutch ship builder Feadship’s new 274-foot megayacht Savannah features eco-friendly hybrid engines; it flaunts ultra-wealthy to flaunt their riches while still claiming to have sense of social responsibility, irony some critics label as conspicuous environmentalism. MORE

Tesla Motors raises its stock sale to $642 million, and figure could eventually approach $750 million; electric car company forecasts it will sell 500,000 vehicles annually by 2020, up from 50,000 in 2015; investor enthusiasm has been significant. MORE

Tesla Motors will introduce partnership with 24 Manhattan garages to offer higher-speed, 240-volt chargers where Tesla owners can charge and park their cars by hour, day and even week. MORE

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