Tag: Tesla Model X

Aug 25, 2017 - 10:19 am

Green Corridors, Solaris, Tesla, Fortem, Gloucestershire

Transeuropean fast-charge corridor complete: The EU project Central European Green Corridors (CEGC) has finished its task to erect 115 multi-standard (CCS, CHAdeMO, AC) DC charge points in five European countries over three years. Led by Austrian Verbund AG, partners such as BMW, VW, Renault, and Nissan as well as utilities installed 60 fast-chargers in Austria, 26 in Slovenia, 21 in Slovakia, five in Germany, and three in Croatia.
europa.eu (in German)

Solaris sales soar as ever with this latest order from EV affine Norway. Transport provider Boreal Norge has ordered five electric buses, Urbino 12 Electric to be precise. The Polish have to deliver by July 2018, when the coaches shall serves on two routes in Kristiansand.

Tesla home charger for 500 dollars: The Californian EV maker has reduced the prices for its home charger by 10 percent. Both 8.5′ and 24′ options are now just 500 dollars on Tesla’s website.

Electric home maintenance: Fortem, a provider of repairs and maintenance for housing association and local authority properties in the UK, wants to integrate 20 Nissan’s e-NV200 vans into its fleet by the end of 2018. The order follows a successful trial in 2015 and Fortem would like to add more in the future.

EVs park free: In Gloucestershire, over 100 free parking permits have been issued for low-emission vehicles in a move to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles.

Sep 6, 2016 - 07:54 am

Tesla Model X, Fully Charged.

Video tip I: Tesla driver Bjørn Nyland did a fun little experiment with his Model X in Oslo. He simply parked it, opened the doors and stepped away. Soon, there was a crowd and people even sat in the EV because they took it for a show piece.
youtube.com via electrek.co

Video tip II: In the latest episode of Fully Charged, Robert Llewellyn talks to Ecotricity founder Dale Vince about the company’s new app and payment system, which took a lot of heat recently. Vince explains that Ecotricity had always said that charging would not remain free.
youtube.com via insideevs.com

Jun 15, 2016 - 08:49 am

Zinoro, Daimler, Nikola Motor, Tesla Model X, Volvo, Toyota.

New Zinoro-Model: The Chinese joint venture by BMW and Brillance presented the Zinoro 60H, a plug-in hybrid SUV based on the BMW X1 with a long wheel base. The 60H boasts 151 hp and has an all-electric range of 60 km. A fully electric version is allegedly in the cards.

Daimler expands hybrid offering: Mercedes will launch its seventh and eighth PHEV this year, namely the GLC Coupé 350 e 4MATIC and the E 350 e. The latter will feature the automatic drivetrain 9G-Tronic and the newest generation electric motor. Moreover, the E 350 e will have a towing capacity of up to 2,100 kilos.
greencarcongress.com, electriccarsreport.com

E-truck a success: Some 7,000 chargeable pre-orders worth more than 2.3bn dollars of the announced Nikola One have already been placed, says the manufacturer. And that, even though all people have seen so far is a rendering of the electric truck, as it won’t be presented until December. The Nikola One is fitted with a natural gas range extender, giving it a range of 2.000 km.
electrek.co, autoblog.com

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Blinded by the light: Because Tesla Model X drivers in the U.S. complained that the sun shield of the SUV’s panorama windshield is not sufficient, the EV maker is supplying larger ones free of charge. Whether the offer is also available outside the U.S. is not clear.
teslarati.com, insideevs.com

Polestar power for Volvo plug-in: The Swede’s Polestar Performance Optimisation will also be available for the plug-in hybrid version of the XC90 from August, making it “the most powerful Volvo ever.” For 1,200 euros, the PHEV’s output can be increased to 421 hp and 680 Nm torque with a software update.
autocar.co.uk, polestar.com

The cheapest: Starting at just 26,990 Australian dollars, the new Toyota Corolla hybrid is the most affordable on the Australian market. It is the Japanese’s fifth hybrid, joining the Prius, Prius c and v, as well as the Toyota Camry.


Jun 14, 2016 - 08:58 am

Tesla Model X, CHAdeMO.

Reading tip: To promote electric driving and show that it is possible to do so long distance, one Canadian couple set out on a 10,000 mile journey in their Tesla Model X. Their trailer is fitted with solar panels that could even provide the car with enough energy for a few extra miles.
cleantechnica.com, ctvnews.ca

Click tip: There are some 3,178 CHAdeMO chargers installed across Europe (May 2016), almost triple than two years ago. A graphic shows just how and where the Japanese standard is expanding.

May 19, 2016 - 09:15 am

Nohm, Tesla Model X.

Reading tip: The electric utility vehicles from Smith Electric Vehicles and FDG Electric Vehicles will from now on be offered under the new brand Nohm in the U.S. Concrete information about specific models has not been released.

Video tip: Yes, a Tesla Model X P90D Ludicrous an outrun an Audi R8 V10 Spyder in a drag race. And not just by a little bit. But see for yourself.
youtube.com via autoevolution.com

May 3, 2016 - 08:50 am

BMW i3, Tesla Model X.

Video tip I: In time for the announcement of the new and improved BMW i3, the Bavarian carmaker also released its new commercial. The message is clear. The new i3 offers lots of fun behind the wheel and enough range to not have to compromise in everyday life.

Video tip II: Edmunds really took a closer look at the Tesla Model X, presenting 32 neat and (partially) unique features, like adjustable ride height and doors that open automatically for the driver. It even shows you how to get the Mario Go Kart Rainbow Road displayed in Autopilot-mode.


Apr 1, 2016 - 07:58 am

Gigafactory, Tesla Model X, events.

Video tip I: Above Reno, a drone video and photography company, has shot a new 4k ultra-high-definition video of Tesla’s Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada. The exterior has not changed much, as the interior is being prepared for the start of battery cell manufacturing later this year.

Video tip II: Translogic host Jonathon Buckles took the Tesla Model X for a spin. His review includes comparisons to the Model S, and very practical observations with Sebastian Blanco, editor-in-chief of AutoBlogGreen. Conclusion: Buckley loves the Tesla SUV – except for the price.

Events for the upcoming week: Battery Experts Forum (April 05-07; Aschaffenburg, Germany) ++ Battery Forum Germany (April 06-08; Berlin, Germany)
You can find a complete list of upcoming industry events at electrive.com/calendar

Feb 11, 2016 - 08:56 am

Electric Roadmovie, Tesla Model X.

Video tip I: The Electric Roadmovie features a cast of six students who took a Kia Soul EV on a 4,500 km trip through ten European countries. They filmed their journey and also kept an extensive log, including charts.
vimeo.com (video), electricroadmovie.com (log)

Video tip II: This 40-minute video reviews the Tesla Model X more than thoroughly. It covers everything from the key fob to cargo space. At 4:46 minutes, the testers also give Ludicrous mode a go.
youtube.com via insideevs.com

Jan 6, 2016 - 10:25 am

Tesla Model X, Detroit Electric.

Video tip I: What affect does towing a boat have on the range of the Tesla Model X? This guy put his electric SUV to the test.
youtube.com via insideevs.com

Video tip II: Jay Leno is restoring a Detroit Electric from 1914 using modern components. When the process of “restomodding” is complete, the oldtimer will sit on a Nissan Leaf battery and UQM motor. The top speed will still be 20 mph.
youtube.com via ecomento.com

Nov 30, 2015 - 09:14 am

Easter in November.

A first Easter Egg in the Model X Design Studio has been uncovered – a 72 amp onboard charger option. As Tesla still recommends the 48 amp AC charger, buyers have to type in ‘charger’ (no quotes) to find the upgrade. The onboard charger can, by the way, not be retrofitted.

Nov 2, 2015 - 09:05 am

Tesla Model X, BMW i5.

Reading tip: Aptly titled “delight or overkill,” this piece by Stephen Edelstein is dedicated solely to the Tesla Model X’s sun visor. The designers’ challenge was to find a new way of mounting them, since the Model X’s panoramic glass roof connects directly to the top of the windshield.

Click tip: What could the BMW i5 look like? Designer Theophilus Chin imagines a mixture of a BMW i8 and the Nissan IDS Concept, as his rendering of the crossover shows.

Oct 1, 2015 - 09:04 am

Tesla Model X, Nissan Leaf.

Video tip I: For those that missed this milestone in Tesla history, here comes the Model X launch in full. Take your time and cherish the moment (the video is half an hour long). Psst, wings open at 14 minutes in.

Video tip II: This clip comes from Smyrna, Tennessee and takes us inside the Nissan Leaf battery facility. A few explanatory comments along the production line would have been helpful, but the ‘tschak-beep-wuuush’ sounds of the machines sure makes you wonder.

Sep 29, 2015 - 08:25 am

Tesla Model X, Fully Charged.

Click tip: Tesla will live stream the presentation of the Model X via its website today. As the launch is set for 7 p.m. PT (Pacific Time), readers in Europe will in fact have until tomorrow but need to rise very early, as that translates to 4 am CET.
teslamotors.com, electrek.co

Video tip: Robert Llewellyn is revisiting his summer holidays as he drove a Tesla Model S 85 all the way from the UK to Italy and back. He did film some of it for Fully Charged but not all – it was a vacation with “the Mrs.” after all.

Sep 28, 2015 - 08:36 am

Tesla Model X, Nissan Leaf.

Video tip 1: See a ‘falcon wing’ door of the Tesla Model X in action, filmed at a parking lot. The ‘camera team’ was definitely excited to to get the upcoming EV in front of its lens.

Video tip 2: Nissan has launched a new advertising film for the Leaf in the UK, reminding viewers that Nissan has been leading the pack in 100 percent electric since 2010.

Sep 21, 2015 - 07:50 am

Fully Charged, Tesla Model X.

Video tip: In this episode of Fully Charged, Robert Llewellyn is impressed by the Passat GTE’s smooth driving experience. He also includes live footage of the V-charge technology (autonomous charging) in action.

Click tip: More and more details on the upcoming Tesla Model X are surfacing. Inside EVs has collected information on the seat configuration and cargo capacity. No surprise: you can fit a bike in the trunk.

Sep 7, 2015 - 08:58 am

BMW i3, Tesla Model X.

Video tip I: BMW explains how “one pedal driving” works, how it helps maximize the i3’s energy efficiency and provides a more relaxed way of driving in heavy traffic versus the typical gas-brake-gas-brake dance.
youtube.com via insideevs.com

Video tip II: Two Tesla Model X are captured on tape as they exit a Supercharger station in California. Teslarati is certain that these are final production versions of the all-electric SUV.

Jul 20, 2015 - 08:25 am

Tesla Model X, GM Percept concept.

Video tip: The latest video showing the Tesla Model X comes from Randy Frei, who spotted the electric SUV on July 15 driving down 280 South in San Jose, California.

Reading tip: Remember the GM Percept concept? The parallel hybrid pushed technological innovation to its limits in 2000, featuring three motors! Jalopnik revisits the iconic concept – too bad, the Percept never made it to production.

Jun 22, 2015 - 08:24 am

Tesla Model X reservations.

Some 27,393 Tesla Model X have already been reserved through the end of May, according to TeslaMotorsClub. The last official figures were published at the end of last year, when the carmaker confirmed approximately 20,000 pre-orders of its upcoming electric car.

May 11, 2015 - 08:50 am

BMW 330e, Plug In America, Tesla Model X.

Video tip: Starting next year, the BMW 3-series will be offered as the 330e with a 252 hp strong plug-in hybrid (we reported). A first video of the BMW 330e has now been released.

Download tip: Plug In America has published the 35-page report “The Promotion of Electric Vehicles in the United States,” saying that national and regional governments need to unify their message about the benefits of electric vehicles.
pluginamerica.org (report; PDF) via autoblog.com

Click tip: The Tesla Model X has once again been caught on camera during a test drive in California. Teslarati has taken the opportunity to combine all recent snap shots of the electric SUV.

Mar 23, 2015 - 09:47 am

Electric motorcycles and scooters, Tesla Model X.

Research tip: Navigant Research’s latest study on electric motorcycles and electric scooters predicts that until 2024 sales could grow from today’s 5.3 million to 6 million annually.
electriccarsreport.com, navigantresearch.com

Click tip: Another eXciting sighting of the Model X has been banned on film and is now available online. Tesla’s much discussed next model is scheduled to go on sale later this year.
youtube.com via teslarati.com

Nov 20, 2014 - 09:37 am

Audi h-tron, VW HyMotion, Prologue, Model X, Begler, Toyota, Kia.

Audi-Audi-A7-Sportback-H-Tron-QuattroAudi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro: Following yesterday’s announcement, Audi has taken the wraps off its fuel-cell plug-in concept at the LA Auto Show. The Audi A7 h-tron quattro combines a hydrogen-powered electric motor at the front with a hybrid battery and an additional electric motor in the rear. The battery can provide up to 31 miles of range on its own, without relying on hydrogen. When using the fuel-cell system, the h-tron is said to offer a range of 310 miles.
greencarreports.com, worldcarfans.com, carscoops.com

VW HyMotion: Volkswagen has also revealed fuel cell concepts for the Golf and Passat in Los Angeles. The HyMotion system features a fuel cell stack and four hydrogen tanks, which store energy for 310 miles of range. Electricity is sent to an electric motor borrowed from the e-Golf. The concepts are equipped with a Li-ion battery that stores energy recovered through regenerative braking, which is used to help start the fuel cell and for an extra boost of power.
motorauthority.com, autoguide.com, caradvice.com.au

Audi A9 prologue: Audi´s concept ‘Prologue’ gives an idea of the upcoming A8 and A9. It is powered by a V8 4.0 TFSI producing 605 hp and up to 750 Nm of torque. The Prologue features a new 48‑volt subsystem driven by a belt starter generator, which turns the power train into a mild hybrid that has an energy recovery output of up to 12 kW.
puregreencars.com, greencarcongress.com

Model X details: In an email to Model X reservation holders, Tesla confirmed that its new SUV will come equipped with the AWD of the Model S 85D. Furthermore, the Model X will be the first electric car with towing capability.
insideevs.com, transportevolved.com

Turkish EV to go into production: The ‘Begler’ which was developed by more than 30 scientists from various universities in Turkey will go into serial production, the development company said. By the end of 2016, the EV is said to be offered in two versions. No details on technology or pricing were revealed yet.
deutsch-tuerkische-zeitung.de (in German), trt.net.tr (in Turkish)

Mirai pricing in Europe: Toyota now announced the price for its fuel cell Mirai. In Europe it will start from 78,540 euros (98,555 USD) including VAT with the first Mirais being scheduled for September 2015.
autozeitung.de, green-motors.de (both in German)

Kia Soul EV review: Olivia Gauch gives a mixed review of Kia’s all-electric car. While she totally sees that the edgy Korean EV makes sense, especially in the city, Gauch thinks the ride is a little hard and the price is a little hefty.

Oct 7, 2014 - 08:26 am

Excessive listing.

What first looked like thinking ahead, proved not to be thought through. Online shopping website CARiD.com, already lists the Tesla Model X among the vehicles you can order accessories for. Selecting Tesla’s future car and exhaust pipes however, yields impressive 186 results. Chrome pipe, anyone?

Aug 8, 2014 - 08:32 am

Tesla Model X reservations.

Tesla received 39 pre-orders for its Model X every day in July. Next month, the company should expect its 20,000th order – quite impressive for a car that will only go on sale next year.

Jul 1, 2014 - 08:16 am

Porsche 918 Spyder, Tesla Model X.

Video tip: Watch the Porsche Spyder 918 quietly take its first trip through the streets of London. Moreover, this ode to Porsche revisits the beginnings of the carmaker using energy recuperation and shows what the company is putting on the race track these days.
youtube.com via green.autoblog.com

Reading tip: After S comes X – and the latter could overtake its predecessor. We are of course talking about Tesla. This article lists the reasons as to why the Model X SUV could become the new best-seller – all without any advertising.

Mar 27, 2014 - 09:59 am

Tesla Model X reservations.

More than 12,000 Model X reservations have already been made, estimates Black Sheep Planet blog which again relies on information from the Tesla Motors Club website. Considering the deposit that is mandatory to every Tesla reservation, the electric carmaker is expected to hold an interest-free total of 112,920,000 dollars from Model X reservations alone.
teslamotorsclub.com via blacksheepplanet.com

Found on electrive.com
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