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Tesla's newest hire may be proof Elon Musk is ready to hear some hard truths about batteries

Jeff Dahn, a leading battery researcher who teaches at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, will go on an exclusive contract with Tesla Motors on June 8, just as CEO Elon Musk is facing serious skepticism over his plans to rapidly transform into a mainstream carmaker. 366 more words

2017 Chevy Volt Diary, Day 1: Delivery and setup

The fine folks at GM have given us a shiny new (OK, 500 miles) electric blue 2017 Chevy Volt to test drive for the next week. 597 more words

Cars

Tesla Motors to 'massively' expand supercharger network in Ontario and Quebec

Tesla Motors is giving its network of high-powered charging stations in Ontario and Quebec a serious jolt.

The California-based carmaker announced Wednesday it plans to add five new charging locations to the 10 already installed in eastern Canada by the end of the summer. 175 more words

Canada

ChargePoint raises $50 million to charge more cars

ChargePoint announced this month that it had raised $50 million in its latest round of funding, thanks in large part to Linse Capital. That makes a total of $164 million… 325 more words

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Tesla.fr website redirected traffic to the BMW i3 French webpage

This morning a reader brought to our attention that the Tesla.fr domain, which is not owned by Tesla but is a premium domain in France, was redirecting traffic to the BMW i3 page of the German automaker’s French website. 145 more words

Cars

Tesla execs join BMW's former electric vehicle leadership at new Chinese startup

In a surprising turn of event last month, several BMW executives in the automaker’s electric vehicle leadership, also known as the BMW ‘i’ brand, left the German automaker to join a newly formed Chinese EV startup… 264 more words

Cars

Breaking down the Tesla Model S weight distribution

While lacking a traditional internal combustion engine up front as well as a center mounted transmission, the Tesla Model S still tips the scales at a hefty 4,647.3 lb (2,108 kg), but where does all the weight come from? 45 more words

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