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Icon's 1966 Fiat Giardinetta is a quaint electric city car

It has an estimated range of about 150 miles in the city

It has an estimated range of about 150 miles in the city.

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Tesla batteries will live longer than expected, survey finds

Sounds like good news for used-car buyers looking at EVs

Tesla batteries retain over 90 percent of their charging power after 160,000 miles, according to data gathered by a Dutch-Belgium Tesla owners group. According to its survey of over 350 owners, the EVs dropped about 5 percent of their capacity after 50,000 miles, but lose it at a much slower rate after that. If the trend hold

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Tesla is installing the world's largest lithium-ion power storage system

The electricity storage system will help handle increased power demand after a leaking natural gas facility was shut down.

Report: Tesla CTO confirms building two mules for Toyota

AutoblogGreen had the rare opportunity on Friday to chat with Toyota CEO and president Akio Toyoda. During the conversation, he revealed that a prototype vehicle with a Tesla electric drive unit was under construction. Tesla's Chief Technolo

CTO Straubel confirms Tesla is building two electric vehicle mules for Toyota

AutoblogGreen had the rare opportunity on Friday to chat with Toyota CEO and president Akio Toyoda where he revealed a prototype vehicle with a Tesla electric drive unit

Toyota already building EV prototype with Tesla battery pack?

During a interview with a group of American media this afternoon in Nagoya, Japan, Toyota president Akio Toyoda revealed that his company is already in the process of building a prototype electric vehicle with a Tesla battery pack. The statement came in response to questions about the relationship between Toyota and Tesla. As time ran out, we did not have an opportunity for further follow-up o

REPORT: Panasonic will supply batteries for the Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image gallery

REPORT: Tesla Model S was designed with battery swaps in mind

Tesla Model S - Click above for high-res image gallery

REPORT: Tesla Model S could have 95 kWh battery pack

Tesla Model S in motion - Click above for high-res image gallery

Trying to find the upside to Tesla-Daimler deal

Elon Musk and Dr. Thomas Weber with the Tesla Roadster and the smart ed

Tesla working with Daimler for electric smarts?

Chalk this one firmly in the rumormill category, but Johnathan Bodily over at Street Import Online is reporting that he's seen what appears to be an electric smart fortwo at Tesla's facility in San Carlos plugged into a Tesla-branded charging station. What's more, this particular smart differed from other fortwos in that it lacked a tail pipe. We know that Daimler has been running second-generation smart ed's (with lithium ion batteries from an unknown source) around various locations f

EDTA Conference: Tesla Motors ready to license battery tech to other companies

For the Tesla Roadster, the engineers at Tesla Motors decided to go with a batter pack made up of almost 7,000 lithium-ion cells to power the lightweight sports car. Some people approved (how can you say no to an EV that goes 0-60 in under four seconds?), and some people said the decision was a huge mistake. With about 250 Roadsters already "sold" (the car won't be available until late next year), it's obvious some people are ready to invest in this car and Tesla's Energy Storage System technolo