Electric Vehicles

Tesla Model S recall lies with regulators, not CEO Musk


Despite Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk's assertion that there won't be a recall of the company's electric Model S sedan after three recent fires, federal regulators will have the final say, Bloomberg reports.

Speedy EV chargers on the rise, but prices remain high

The New York Times

Public high-voltage electric vehicle charger networks are expanding nationwide, but the price remains higher than the price of home charging and is often more expensive per mile than average gasoline prices, The New York Times reports.

Tesla CEO: 'Definitely' no recall of the Model S

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the company "definitely" won't recall its Model S electric car despite three vehicle fires in the last six weeks.

DOE launches alternative fuel location app


The Energy Department released a free Apple mobile app designed to help users locate nearby fueling stations for natural gas, hydrogen and electric vehicles, FuelFix reports.

Tesla stems bleeding after bad few days

DETROIT (AP) — Investors in the Tesla electric car company stemmed the bleeding a bit Friday. But it was still an abysmal few days, marred by another fire in a Model S and earnings results that many found disappointing.

Third fire in Tesla Model S reported

DETROIT (AP) — A Tesla Model S electric car caught fire this week after hitting road debris on a Tennessee freeway, the third fire in a Model S in the past five weeks.

Tesla falls most in 2 years on battery shortage

Electric car maker Tesla Motors has a battery problem. It doesn't have enough of them.

Tesla shares drop as 3Q falls short

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors' high-flying stock tumbled 12 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday after the electric car maker's third-quarter results fell short of expectations.

General Motors

IG: DOE kept quiet as charger company Ecotality slid toward failure

Energy Department officials failed to acknowledge during an audit this summer that they knew government-backed electric car charger company Ecotality was headed into difficulty, Inspector General Gregory H. Friedman said Tuesday.

San Francisco-based Ecotality in August publicly disclosed that it was running out of cash and would not meet the terms of a $115 million charger installation and data project funded by the 2009 economic stimulus law. The company declared bankruptcy in September.

Before it failed, the company installed all of the residential chargers and 4,000 of the 5,000 commercial chargers it was supposed to.

Friedman said in a report that the department knew as early as May that Ecotality would not meet its installation goals, which prompted officials to order the company to explain how it would complete the project. The officials did not tell him about that order, however, when they responded to concerns he raised about the project in July. 

Electric auto wireless charging picks up speed


Development of electric car wireless charging technology is happening faster than expected, with at least 12 projects undergoing testing worldwide, E&E reports.


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