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2018 Nissan Leaf price leaks: Undercuts Model 3 and Bolt EV

2018 Nissan Leaf price leaks: Undercuts Model 3 and Bolt EV

Details about the new 2018 Nissan Leaf continue to leak, with pricing the latest to emerge ahead of the electric car's official debut in early September. The all-new EV is expected to improve range and efficiency, as Nissan attempts to reclaim its spot at the top of the electric vehicle sales charts. Now, what appears to be a prematurely-published spec sheet has given an insight into how it might go about doing that.

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Tesla Model X buyers just got a welcome surprise

Tesla Model X buyers just got a welcome surprise

Tesla has quietly cut the price of its electric SUV, knocking several thousand dollars off of the Tesla Model X. The largest model in Tesla's line-up, the Model X launch proved trickier than Tesla expected, but recent improvements in production efficiency have loosened up supply. Meanwhile there are also changes in what standard equipment is fitted if you cough up for higher-spec variants of the car, and its Model S sibling.

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Tesla courts $1.5bn debt to fuel aggressive Model 3 push

Tesla courts $1.5bn debt to fuel aggressive Model 3 push

Tesla aims to raise a hefty $1.5bn to fund its battery-making Gigafactory expansion and production of the new Model 3, though some experts are wary of the automaker's ambition. The Californian company began deliveries of the Model 3, its most affordable all-electric car so far, at the end of July. However, it was a fairly symbolic milestone, with CEO and founder Elon Musk warning of "manufacturing hell" as Tesla ramps up production.

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Tesla Model 3: One big battery secret just got exposed

Tesla Model 3: One big battery secret just got exposed

New federal documentation has spilled the beans on the Model 3 battery size, despite Tesla's efforts to shift attention away from raw battery size and focus on estimated range instead. The automaker revealed two versions of its newest, most affordable EV late last month, but unlike with previous Model S and Model X models opted not to differentiate them with a numeric suffix. Instead, Tesla said, it plans to shift away from such badging in general.

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New Nissan Leaf leaks: Mainstream style prompts controversy

New Nissan Leaf leaks: Mainstream style prompts controversy

Nissan may be playing it safe with the new Nissan Leaf EV, opting for uncontroversial styling as it continues to target the mass market with electric cars. The replacement for the current Leaf - which remains one of the strongest selling all-electric cars, despite its age - is expected to be officially revealed in September. However, a leak showing what's purported to be the new Leaf has prompted arguments among EV fans.

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Tesla driver breaks 1,000km-single charge long distance EV record

Tesla driver breaks 1,000km-single charge long distance EV record

For a while now it's been a goal among electric car enthusiasts, especially Tesla owners, to set new records in how far they can drive their vehicles on a single charge. Tesla's Model S P100D has an official range of just over 500 kilometers/315 miles, but that's taking into account the natural factors of driving, like frequent stops, changes in speed, etc. But how far could it go if the driving was optimized for range?

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Toyota and Mazda team on EVs, V2V and the Millennial menace

Toyota and Mazda team on EVs, V2V and the Millennial menace

Toyota and Mazda are teaming up on new electric cars, as well as vehicle production in the US and car-to-car communications. The deal, announced today, will see the Japanese automakers collaborate not only on new models but on how and where they're produced, as well as see each take a stake in the other's business. For Mazda in particular, it's a shortcut to getting into the EV business.

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Chevrolet beats Tesla in Consumer Reports EV range test

Chevrolet beats Tesla in Consumer Reports EV range test

In what looks set to be a controversial test, Consumer Reports has handed Chevrolet's Bolt EV the Electric Vehicle Range Record, sidelining Tesla in the process. The Bolt EV is rated by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) as being capable of 238 miles of all-electric driving on a single charge. However, in Consumer Reports' trials, the Chevy hatchback managed 250 miles.

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Tesla Model Y: Elon Musk just had a huge rethink

Tesla Model Y: Elon Musk just had a huge rethink

Tesla has hit reset on the Model Y, with Elon Musk crediting the automaker's executive team for reeling him in "from the cliffs of insanity" over the car. The Model Y is expected to be Tesla's first compact SUV, or crossover, smaller than the current Model X. It's a sensible model to push, too, given the US market in particular is seeing significant growth in the crossover and SUV categories while sedans stagnate.

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Tesla Model 3 has a secret camera to watch the driver

Tesla Model 3 has a secret camera to watch the driver

Tesla's Model 3 has the potential to watch you as you drive, with the automaker sneaking a driver-facing camera into the cabin. The camera, currently deactivated, could pave the way for attention monitoring during autonomous or semi-autonomous driving, though Tesla is tight-lipped as to what, exactly, it plans to do with it. Its discovery comes amid growing discussion in the auto industry as to how drivers and increasingly capable self-driving systems should divide the work - and the liability - of being on the road.

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Tesla Model 3 demand soars amid Q2 2017 losses

Tesla Model 3 demand soars amid Q2 2017 losses

Tesla saw revenues of $2.79bn though still recorded a loss in Q2 2017, with car deliveries increasing year-on-year while Model 3 reservations continue to flow in. The electric car company announced its latest financial results today, only days after holding a handover event in Fremont, CA for the first Model 3 owners to pick up their new electric cars. Though the ramp up of Model 3 production looks set to be very slow - particularly in consideration of the huge number of people in line to actually buy one - Tesla says that it has been seeing a steady increase in people putting down $1k apiece for the vehicle.

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Tesla Model 3 Performance edition: Fast car, slow to arrive

Tesla Model 3 Performance edition: Fast car, slow to arrive

Tesla may have spilled the details on the new Model 3 - and even handed over the first few cars - but you'll have to wait if you want a high-performance version. The California automaker held a big handover event last week, but even if you weren't one of the few early preorder customers who received their cars, there were still details of interest. That included pricing on the base-spec Model 3 and the Long Range Battery equipped version, though not, notably, the Model 3 Performance edition.

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