Brand Value: Tesla Shows Strongest Growth

Tesla Dealer

We love our brands and often base our purchases on recognition. Indeed, household names such as General Electric, DuPont, and General Motors enjoy a century (or two) of consumer support, but they are far from alone among the popular brands. Brand Finance, which tracks the popularity of some 5,000 brands … Read more

Will GM Have 30 EV Models Ready by 2025?

Cadillac Lyriq

GM prepares for an EV future. But will they overtake Tesla? GM has bold plans in its quest to become the top producer of electric vehicles as soon as 2025. That’s the year when the automaker says it will have 30 pure electric vehicles available, including through its Cadillac, Buick, … Read more

Whopping $12,500 Federal Tax Credit for EVs Proposed

Widened tax credit for electric vehicles receives congressional support. Shoppers of Tesla and GM electric vehicles are no longer eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit. That is due to both companies using up their 200,000-unit credit. In Tesla’s case, the incentive ended years ago. While other automakers jump into … Read more

Book Review: Preston Tucker

…and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow. Preston Tucker may not be a name familiar to people outside of the auto industry or the business world, unless you happened to watch the 1988 movie, “Tucker: The Man and His Dream.” I never saw the movie, but have been … Read more

Tesla Model X Quality Woes Amplified

Tesla’s second full-production model encounters hiccups early in the rollout process. The sheen is off of the Tesla Model X. The all-electric sport utility vehicle, introduced at the end of September 2015, was supposed to give Tesla a model rivaling the quality and the plaudits of the Model S sedan. … Read more

Can You Dig It? Faraday Future Plots Course in Nevada

Faraday Future

Upstart Chinese-backed electric vehicle maker breaks ground in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Faraday Future is an emerging US car manufacturing company with a plan to bring its first electric vehicle to the market faster than Tesla Motors. However, before they can do that, the company will need to build its … Read more

4 Lesser Known Facts About the Tesla Model X

The Tesla Model X is a 7-passenger, all-electric sport utility vehicle and has already been deemed the fastest (and cleanest) SUV on the planet. This second model from Tesla Motors (third if you count the limited production/availability Tesla Roadster) was introduced in late September and has promptly gone on sale. … Read more

Will NextEV Rival Tesla Motors?

It is only a matter of time before a company rivaling Tesla Motors emerges. Tesla, the envy of many, may soon have a competitor in NextEV, a Chinese company that has won key financial backing from financial investors, including Hillhouse Capital. Hillhouse Capital is an important investor in Uber, the … Read more

Apple’s Project Titan Autonomous Car

From the rumor files. Computer and consumer electronics authority Apple Inc. has its eyes intently focused on the automotive industry. And not just through its Apple CarPlay initiative, what works with the telematics systems found in select new cars. Automobile by Apple: iCar? No, Apple wants to manufacture the car … Read more

Tesla Motors Unveils Supercharger Network

EV maker seeks to eliminate range-anxiety completely. The problems with electric vehicles go beyond high prices and basically boil down to two significant issues: restricted range and long charging intervals. For commuters, an electric vehicle is an ideal option, but for everyone else EVs can be a major inconvenience. If … Read more